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Thunderbird Lodge

NV
+1 775-832-8750
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Tahoe Architecture, Beauty & HIstory...All there!

Started in 1936, during the Great Depression,"Castle In the Sky" used local labor & incredible... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
artess1
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Tiburon
The Thunderbird Lodge is an amazing place and an experience you don't want to miss!

I have been living in the Lake Tahoe area for years but never knew about the Thunderbird Lodge... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
BIRDDOGING
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Minden, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Started in 1936, during the Great Depression,"Castle In the Sky" used local labor & incredible artisans, and at one time encompassed 40,000 acres & 20 miles of Tahoe's shoreline. Over the decades, the history of Thunderbird Lodge played an integral part in the development of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I have been living in the Lake Tahoe area for years but never knew about the Thunderbird Lodge. Driven by the entry gate for years and always wondered about what was behind. I came across the tour at the Incline Village-Crystal Bay Visitors Center where...More

Thank BIRDDOGING
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
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....More

2  Thank datiem3761
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...More

2  Thank thebearmartin
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...More

Thank Cathleen L
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
Reviewed 28 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
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...More

Thank Jack Z
Reviewed 25 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
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jessica72016
I don't have time to tour both, so I'm trying to choose between thunderbird lodge and vikingsholm. Which one is better, more beautiful, more interesting?
21 September 2016|
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Response from YourProduceGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I never saw your question. What did you end up doing?
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