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Thunderbird Lodge

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Address: NV
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+1 775-832-8750

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The importance of preservation

Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is an important part of Lake Tahoe history. Thankfully, it was saved from demolition and we all are able to enjoy the only undeveloped area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Jo C
Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is an important part of Lake Tahoe history. Thankfully, it was saved from demolition and we all are able to enjoy the only undeveloped area of this beautiful lake.

Thank Jo C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Amazing historic estate. Highly recommend the tour boat to the Lodge. Great ride along the eastern shore and the captain provides a history lesson and stories of famous houses. The Thunderbird Lodge and the stories of George Whitell are fascinating. I would do it again. Two days later and we are still talking about it! We did see the Thunderbird... More 

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walnut creek,ca.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been going to Tahoe since I was a boy but never knew about the Thunderbird Lodge.I had seen the boat around the lake but had no idea of it's history. The lodge was the home of one weird piece of work.All that money and such a sad life. Getting the tour that leaves from Zephyr Cove requires a... More 

2 Thank thebearmartin
Woodbridge, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you like Lake Tahoe history, especially the history of boating on the lake, you will find this tour fascinating. The hidden passage ways, the spectacular view of the lake, the fascinating architecture makes this tour worth the cost. Not inexpensive, but the combination cruise and tour offered by Cruise Tahoe are worth the cost.

Thank Cathleen L
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fabulous historic estate. Amazing rock work and landscaping. You also get to see the famous yacht. You get your money worth, the tour is over an hour. Educational and entertaining.

Thank lew w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Learn everything to know about why the Nevada side of the lake is so pristine. This is the most amazing tour of a significant man in Lake Tahoe history. Don't miss it.

1 Thank BobandSuzanneCraig
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we toured the Thunderbird lodge by way a scenic boat tour (separate review) but not many People get the opportunity to see this place as it is not visible from the street. Rich in history and you get a chance to learn about George whitel

Thank Jack Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was the best estate tour we took on Lake Tahoe. Helen our guide was extremely knowledgeable. I could tell she was a former elementary teacher because of her enthusiasm. Beautiful property inside and out.

1 Thank K S
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really interesting and fun little tour, filled with quirky facts about the developer. The docent was very knowledgeable and seemed to really love the place. The grounds are spectacular - it must be the most beautiful spot in Lake Tahoe. We did not go on the beautiful yacht - something to do next time!

Thank Tralmix
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our tour included transportation by boat from Incline Village and back. The boat tour is run by Action Watersports of Incline Village. I was a little concerned about booking with them, since their website didn't give much information, but we were so glad we went on there tour. The boat is small, so the tour group size is limited to... More 

2 Thank PamD10

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