Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lake Tahoe Fun

My mom was able to come out and visit so we made the most of her time and drove over to Lake Tahoe. It's kind of an accidental tradition because each year I've lived out here we've went there during the summer. This time we went with the purpose of hiking down to the Vikingsholm on Emerald Bay.
When we saw this sign we were like, "Ok. One mile, we can do that. No problem" but oh my gosh. This was the hardest and longest mile of my life. It was extremely steep, uneven, in direct sunlight and seriously felt like three miles not one. There is a few landing areas where you can sit down for a few seconds to catch your breath. The scenery on the way down though is breathtaking.


 
 
Vikingsholm is a 38 room mansion located on the shore of Emerald Bay. It was built in 1929 by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Most of the house was made with materials found from the Lake Tahoe area.
Wouldn't you love to have a house this size and in prime location as your summer home? The outside is amazing and also has a larger inner courtyard.
 
 
 The view from the front porch....


The inside has been preserved with that old world feeling. The hard wood floors, furniture and fixtures is everything from the original house.



 

During the hike back up we stopped to enjoy the scenery. My mom had a great time again in Tahoe!

7 comments:

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

I've never been to Lake Tahoe but it looks beautiful! I love the restored mansion.

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Wow! I haven't heard of this mansion. Beautiful! Is it like a museum now? How cool!

Nichole Miller said...

I am officially adding Lake Tahoe to a vacation bucket list I have. This place looks amazing!

Here I scribble said...

Beautiful pictures.. I also wanna visit Lake Tahoe- soon hopefully!
— DT | Here I Scribble

The Flynnigans said...

Some great photos! That house is gorgeous; I especially like the exterior and the stone work.

Looks like a nice day out for all. :)

Krysten Quiles said...

My gosh is it absolutely stunning there, you're really lucky to have had a chance to visit!

Lucky Lady said...

It was beautiful and I did have a great time!