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Lake Tahoe, California

Historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tour

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Today: 10:30am-3:30pm
This Week
Cost: $10.00 USD

Grand Summer Homes

San Francisco banker Isaias Hellmann wanted a comfortable retreat from life in the big city, and he found it at Pine Lodge. The two-story Queen Anne home was completed in 1903 and was run by a staff of 27 servants.

The house features eight bedrooms, a dramatic spiral staircase, a game room and dining room paneling made with hand-woven strips of redwood and hand-woven grass. The grounds are just as interesting as the house and include a caretaker's cabin, children's cabin and a water tower that was used to generate electricity for the mansion. Tours of the home are offered during the summer.

Utrip Tips

*The mansion is just past (~500 feet) the north end of the town of Meeks Creek; look for a California State Parks Road that goes to the East, toward the water.

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