- Hours: Daily tours Memorial Day weekend1 until the end of September only
- Reservations: Not required
- Cost: Entry fee charged
- Location: South Lake Tahoe, on Emerald Bay
- How Long: Allow two to three hours to hike down, take the tour and get back to your car
- Best Time to Visit: It's easier to find parking if you go in the morning
Whimsical touches inside include Selma, a folk art clock. Upstairs, the delicate colors of the stained paneling are unchanged, and Mrs. Knights collection of Scandinavian antiques and museum reproductions are as interesting as the architecture itself.
Vikingsholm ReviewWe rate Vikingsholm 4 stars out of 5 for its unusual architecture and interesting history, but if these characteristics don't appeal to you, skip it.
Getting to VikingsholmLimited parking is available in the Vikingsholm parking lot off of CA Hwy 89 on the southwest side of Lake Tahoe, above Emerald Bay. A one-mile-long steep trail leads from the parking lot to Vikingsholm. If this parking lot is full, head for the day use area at Eagle Point State Park, pay a small fee and follow the 1.5-mile trail along the south shore of Emerald Bay, which is less steep.
There are no concessions at the house, the hike back up is steep and the air dry, so bring some water with you.
Lake Tahoe, CA
1 Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May.