Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe

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Visit the Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe and explore some history of our early Californians at this popular destination spot! Photo by Wayne Hsieh via Flickr

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA — Are you a history buff? Do you love the beach and the fresh scent of pine trees? Look no further than Valhalla in South Lake Tahoe, where the community comes together to enjoy history, art, music and theater.

One of Tahoe’s most unique properties, visitors are treated to tours and cultural and private events, all complemented by beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. As you explore the grounds, take the opportunity to see a production at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre; and visit the Grand Hall, the favorite getaway for Northern Californians during the early 1900s. Get a glimpse into California’s extravagant past: Valhalla Estate gave successful and wealthy entrepreneurs the perfect escape from city life and was thus a happening site for glamorous parties, summertime festivities and beachside recreation.

Photo by Wayne Hsieh via Flickr

California’s early rich and famous built their magnificent summer estates in the area, and you can still visit the archeological remains of three at the Tallac Historic Site and those of the Tallac Resort, home to two major hotels, a casino and many outbuildings. Valhalla Estate, as well as the Pope and Baldwin Estates, are open for guided tours and host a variety of events.

Summer festivities and recreation surely didn’t end a century ago! During the warmer months, follow your adventures with a swim in Valhalla’s backyard, as Camp Richardson beach is only a few steps away. Rent kayaks and paddleboards, enjoy drinks at the beachside bar and cool off with delicious ice cream right down the road.

With plenty of sites to explore and history to learn, Valhalla remains an interesting and integral part of South Lake Tahoe’s past, showcasing the homes and everyday artifacts used by the area’s earliest pioneers.

Valhalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe
1 Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe

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