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“Worth finding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Highway 89 at Pine Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 525 7982
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Tahoe City
Type: Historic Sites
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worth finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had trouble finding this as it is in a park. We parked and headed for the lake instead of the mansion. But the walk was lovely and we saw the mansion up on the hill. We peaked in windows. There were tours available but we were in a hurry. I think the tour would be interesting.

Visited September 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“beautiful grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our family spent some time in Lake Tahoe and were busy with kayaking, hiking and boating most of the time. We took some time away from all the sports to see this mansion and really enjoyed all the information that Dave (the docent) provided about the home and the history of the Lake Tahoe area. The home has many interesting features and there are beaches and areas to walk around the grounds. We really learned a lot about the history and nature of the area.

Visited August 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“How the wealthy lived a hundred years ago.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Docent guided tour through a portion of the enormous mansion.
Original kitchen and many original furnishings. Nice beach in front. Well worth the time for tour. Smaller children may be bored. Grounds are enormous.

Visited August 2012
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Saratoga, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A View from the Mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

My husband & I travel up to the Lake a few times every year and have found mid-September to be the best time. We love this time of the year the best because the pace slows a bit -- after the summer crowds and before the ski season begins.

When we arrive in September, we take one full day to visit the Mansion. The grounds are beautiful and quiet. There are times they still hold the tours so you can go into the home.

You can actually take time to slow down, breath deep and enjoy. Best of all is the VIEW from the grounds. From the Mansion's front door/porch, you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of this pristine lake and the surrounding mountains.

Remember to bring your tennis racket, as the courts are open to the public. Not many times "normal" folks can say they played at a Mansion.

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