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Thunderbird Lodge

NV
+1 775-832-8750
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Fascinating history and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe

We were in Lake Tahoe for a family reunion and were fortunate that a local family member booked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff N
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St Paul, United States
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Thunder bird hotel tahoe ...

Stinky and skeezy the curry smell lingered in the pillows and sheets and room and carpet and and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
anthonycF7645RB
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Oakdale
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Lake Tahoe for a family reunion and were fortunate that a local family member booked this visit. Built by George Whittell after he withdrew all of his money from the stock market just before the crash, Thunderbird Lodge is a beautiful lakeside...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Stinky and skeezy the curry smell lingered in the pillows and sheets and room and carpet and and and ..ew

Thank anthonycF7645RB
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I knew nothing about this lodge and who lived there. I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed the tour. We had a great shuttle bus driver (I think she is from Australia) great sense of humor. The lodge was built in the 1930's...More

Thank retiree508
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was a very interesting tour. The lodge is located on a beautiful section of the east side of Lake Tahoe. Our tour guide, Earl, was great and very knowledgeable about the history of George Whittell Jr., the original owner of the lodge. You don't...More

Thank 107nan2010
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The lodge is pretty amazing! All the money and ingenuity that went into this place is astonishing. There is an amazing 600ft underground tunnel that brings you to the huge boat house to see a ridiculously lavish yacht. Then you walk up the stairs to...More

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Lodge was built by George Whittel Jr. in the 1930's. His estimated worth at the time converted into today's value was in the ten's of billion's. At one time he owned approximately 27 miles of shoreline from the Cal-Neva Club to Zephyr Cove. The...More

1  Thank sam101645
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was a hidden gem for us. We saw this lodge for the first time from the lake. We were sailing on the lake with Captain John's Sailing Adventures. It was such a sight that the whole family agreed that we wanted to see it...More

1  Thank William P
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited the Thunderbird Lodge and were really impressed form the start to finish. The shuttle driver was very nice. When we arrived to the Lodge the friendly volunteer staff were there to greet us and take us on a wonderful tour. This is a...More

1  Thank kazcass
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We took a fantastic tour that began at the Incline Village Visitor Center. We got on a bus with a great driver, a lady from Austalia named Roz, who put on a cd that primed us for our visit to the lodge, a ten minute...More

2  Thank Lincoln O
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Our final venue after five days on a Mystery Tour by bus was Thunderbird Lodge, a magnificent series of stone buildings on the lake. We had to leave our tour bus and take smaller shuttle bus from a tourist info station. To handle our crowd,...More

1  Thank Tommy M
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jessica72016
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Response from BobandSuzanneCraig | Reviewed this property |
You can only do the Vikingsholm tour by hiking or boat. We couldn't do that, but we loved the Thunderbird lodge. They drive you to the lodge in a bus you pick up from incline Village. We can't imagine that you would be... More
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