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You feel like you have entered another place in time

We always like to visit the Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe. It is never crowded, the house is amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dr S
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
Saw the Thunderbird yaught!

Take a shuttle from the visitor center to the Thunderbird house. Take a tour of the original house... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Lee H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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969 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always like to visit the Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe. It is never crowded, the house is amazing, the beach is unrivaled, Getting to it because it is off the beaten track is actually part of the mystique. It also keeps down the traffic.

Thank Dr S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Take a shuttle from the visitor center to the Thunderbird house. Take a tour of the original house along with add on’s from the next owner. Tour guide talks about George Whittell whose legacy is keeping the East Tahoe area free from commercialism as he...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Friends toured the site and highly recommended we visit, so we made advance reservations prior to our trip to Tahoe. The site is spectacular, and the 'story' is even better. Docents lead you on a tour of the property and give you the history lesson...More

Thank JDB68
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This tour is a really intriguing look back into Tahoe history by touring the estate of one of its most eccentric wealthy “characters” (George Whittel). The guided walking tour includes buildings and grounds of the Thunderbird estate, complete with a fascinating underground stone tunnel, gorgeous...More

1  Thank Patsy S
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We have visited several times, one via the shuttle service and another via the boat from the Hyatt. This is a great spot to take friends from out of town.

Thank PZ2018
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Three amazing experiences at Thunderbird. First time was the tour, starting with the bus and intro on the way. The Lodge is the most gorgeous spot on the Lake! Mr. Whittell was quite a character. Of that, I have no doubt. Loved the stories and...More

Thank MyNameIsGirl
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is one of the more interesting attractions in the Lake Tahoe area. There are two ways to appreciate it. First, you can tour the Thunderbird Lodge. It is quite interesting. Second, you can approach it from the lake by kayak or canoe. We were...More

1  Thank Shane P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If you enjoy seeing and hearing about how the Other Half lived years ago, Thunderbird Lodge fills the bill. Everyone associated with the tour -- bus driver, docents, & gift shop cashier -- couldn't have been nicer. Our guide/docent was Earl, and he really knows...More

Thank KayinCal
Reviewed 14 June 2017

50,000 acres on the East side of Lake Tahoe estate owned by deceased Geo.Whittell is a very interesting place to visit, home and grounds, outstanding motor craft built in the 1930 powered by jet engines, docent guided tours, old lyon and elephant cages, unique game...More

1  Thank SamB29
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Thunderbird Lodge is one of a kind. Eccentric millionaire's estate that is now open to visit by reservation. Go to the Chamber on Hwy 28 to arrange for a visit

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