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“Beautiful little hike!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vikingsholm

Vikingsholm
Hwy 89 at Emerald Bay State Park, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530-541-3030
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
Highland, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful little hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We hiked down in the snow so we couldn't go inside - but it was beautiful!! Would be the best bed & breakfast!!

Visited November 2012
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“1 mile trek down. somewhat steep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

worth the trek if you can hang. I suffered a bit. the house is full of great detail even though there's no one there to give more history. great lake view from the coast

Visited October 2012
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Laguna Niguel, CA
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“Trekking to Vikingsholm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The day we arrived a storm had finished dropping 2 feet of snow in the Tahoe Valley. Hiking was challenging, with snow and slush, but we had a good graded trail down to the shore from the lookout. Beautiful area with snow and fall foliage. The house is very distinctive with carved wood and stained glass. Woule like to go back and see the inside...closed for the season. Also visited via Tahoe Queen paddle wheel boat that cruised from South Tahoe to Emerald Bay...great views & history of the area!

Visited October 2012
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GB
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Very nice place to stop by to take really beautiful pictures!!!Breath taking views. Really recommend for tourists.

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“A Great Mix of History and Hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Fascinating architecture, historical significance by interesting people, and a walk that would classify as a "hike" without the hazards of cross country paths is what you'll find by visiting the Vikingholm estate.

Visited October 2012
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