South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Vikingsholm – A Scandinavian Castle
Over 200 workers toiled during one season to complete Vikingsholm in 1929. Mrs. Knight used local timber for walls and hand-carved accents as well as stone quarried nearby for the castle’s foundation and exterior. For the home’s interior, she toured Scandinavia to purchase 18th and 19th century furnishings. In addition, Mrs. Knight had workers reproduce additional furnishings from antique drawings.
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To get there, simply turn right on Highway 89 when leaving Inspiration Point. Drive 1.1 miles to the Vikingsholm parking area. Then walk one mile down to the castle. You can also get there by private boat.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 38° 56.792′ N, 120° 5.905′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tahoe By Car (here, next to this marker); Da ow a ga – Lake Tahoe (here, next to this marker); The Hermit of Emerald Bay (here, next to this marker); Fannette Island (here, next to this marker); Enjoy the View from Inspiration Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lucky's Legacy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Welcome to the Historic Tallac Resort (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
Also see . . . Vikingsholm. Vikingsholm website with history, photos and additional information. (Submitted on September 1, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5, 6. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.