South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort
You're standing on the site of the Tallac Resort and Casino, a turn of the century Tahoe destination promoted as "The Grandest Resort in the World." The Resort filled more than 40 acres and offered all the amenities a guest could want.
Elias "Lucky" Baldwin acquired Tallac Point House in 1880, then improved it and used it as a hotel. Patrons enjoyed the hotel until 1914, when the building burned down. Baldwin constructed the new Tallac Hotel in 1899, and over the next several years added the Casino, Baldwin Cottage, several other cottages, and two large annexes. He also made several ground improvements, including a fountain, a promenade, a garage, a boathouse, and three piers.
Erected by USDA Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 38° 56.317′ N, 120° 2.871′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Way. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover the Tallac Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucky's Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Anita Gibson & Dextra Cabins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rustic Retreat: The Baldwin Estate (about 400 feet away); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (about 400 feet away); The Pope Estate (about 400 feet away); Supporting a Life of Ease (about 700 feet away); A Room with a View (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
More about this marker. Marker is located at the beginning of a walking trailhead within Tallac Historic Site.
Also see . . . Tahoe Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.