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.
Location. 38° 56.792′ N, 120° 5.905′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Emerald Bay Road (State Highway 89). Touch for map. Marker is located at the Inspiration Point Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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); Discover the Tallac Historic Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Baldwin House & Tallac Museum (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Pope Estate (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pine Lodge-Erhman Mansion (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
Also see . . .
1. A 1930’s Photo of Vikingsholm. This photo is part of the University of Nevada’s Special Collection – Images of Lake Tahoe (Submitted on September 1, 2010.)
2. Vikingsholm. Vikingsholm website with history, photos and additional information. (Submitted on September 1, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then. 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.