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Vikingsholm

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Address: Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is...
Built as a summer home in 1929, this grand castle on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.
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Al's Post-Op Hike

Vikingsholm was filled with amazing history and interesting information about the home as well as the amazing woman who built it. The great excitement for us was that we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Calimesa, California
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Calimesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Vikingsholm was filled with amazing history and interesting information about the home as well as the amazing woman who built it. The great excitement for us was that we were able to take this hike 8 weeks post-op, following a partial knee replacement. The trail is reasonable for even beginning hikers. Plenty of shade in which to rest, and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were able to park ($10 fee) at 10 am on a weekend. You might want to try and arrive same or earlier. The walk down was brisk. I did not tour the property but I did spent a lot of time exploring the beach and surrounding area. The hike up was fine for me, but, I saw that MANY... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's a long walk but worth the history and story. Beautiful, historic and fun. We had to carry our then 3 year old back up because it was a big walk for little legs.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Love love the stunning views!! There's kayak rental at the beach. Fun little island in the middle you can swim or kayak to from Vikingsholm.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First of all the area on the top side of the trail is very scenic. Climb the rock formation (easy) at the trail's beginning by the parking lot for a nice view of Eagle Falls. Meander down the mile long trail (paved) to the VikingsHolm building. The views of Emerald Bay and the small island (with the Tea House on... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a very cool house down by the lake. Is it worth the walk down - not sure? It was well worth it for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful home and beach. Great view of emerald bay. Worth the effort of the hike. Nice beach for picnic and photos. Medium hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We hiked down to Vikingsholm and it was totally worth the hike. We had our 10 year old granddaughter with us and she enjoyed it as well. The hike was not that strenuous, although we took longer walking back than down. The tour was just right. The lady who spoke was interesting and it was not a lengthy speech. She... More 

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Citrus Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The family and I decided to finally hike down the path to the Vikingsholm property. It was well worth the walk. Spectacular views and a healthy and hearty walk down and then back up the trail!!

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really interesting, but 1 mile hike down, and a really tough 1 mile hike back up a steep grade. Had to stop quite a lot. But worth it.

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Additional Information about Vikingsholm

Address: Address: Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 530-541-3030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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