Friday, July 2, 2010

Lake Tahoe, California: Vikingsholm Castle

There's nothing like waterfront property.

This nice little summer home is located in Emerald Bay State Park, on the west shore (near the south end) of Lake Tahoe. It was built in 1929, and used materials that were mostly from the region. The house isn't far from Lake Tahoe's only island; the owner used to run shuttle boats for guests over to it. Then everyone would sit in a teahouse, built on the highest point of the island, and talk about, um, the weather.

You have to be in pretty good shape to get here. Visitors park above the house off the main looping road and walk down to the house. Then when they are done, they have to go back up ... and it's pretty steep. The picture above was taken from a boat in the bay.

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