Fodor's Expert Review Thunderbird Lodge

Incline Village House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice

George Whittell, a San Francisco socialite who once owned 40,000 acres of property along the lake, built this lodge in 1936. You can tour the mansion and the grounds by reservation only, and though it's pricey to do so, you'll be rewarded with a rare glimpse of a time when only the very wealthy had homes at Tahoe. The lodge is accessible via a bus from the Incline Village Visitors Bureau, a catamaran from the Hyatt in Incline Village ($120), or a 1950 wooden cruiser from Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, which includes continental breakfast and lunch ($139).

House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice

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5000 Nevada 28
Incline Village, Nevada  96150, USA

775-832–8752-lodge info

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $39 bus tour, $120 and $139 for boat tours

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