This Viking Castle On Lake Tahoe Will Transport You Back In Time And Across The Globe

Vikingsholm is Lake Tahoe’s hidden castle! This Nordic-inspired structure was one of the first summer homes built on Emerald Bay and now exists as a unique destination for those looking to escape to this one-of-a-kind spot for guided tours of the house and grounds, which are run by the Sierra State Parks Foundation during the summer months.

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The best time to visit is in spring or early fall, when the vacation crowds are fewer in number. There is a $10.00 admission fee for parking and the half-hour tour. Hiking up, down, and all around requires some stamina and good legs – just like the Vikings! The area is now a part of the Emerald Bay State Park and is open from Memorial Day through September, and the rewards of Vikingsholm await those able and willing to make the journey!