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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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Address: Highway 89 at Pine Street, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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While in Lake Tahoe don't miss out on an opportunity to see how the rich lived back in the day. The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is right on the lake shore and really shows what Lake... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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Yucaipa, California
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Yucaipa, California
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298 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

While in Lake Tahoe don't miss out on an opportunity to see how the rich lived back in the day. The Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is right on the lake shore and really shows what Lake Tahoe is all about. It's a beautiful hideaway tucked in the forest. Far enough from the modern casinos and ski town feel of South Lake Tahoe... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Although the mansion's interior was closed for the season when we visited in early November, its grandeur and architectural beauty, drawing in Victorian and Queen Anne Revivalist styles, was breathtaking. The building is an elegant contrast to the parkland that surrounds it. Well worth the visit.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a lovely property. While we were not able to tour inside the house, the grounds are beautiful. There is a lovely beach and a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. Old world craftsmanship on this outstanding house. Parking is $10.00, but take a picnic and enjoy the lovely slopped grass, or camp in the campgrounds across the road.

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West Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Love coming back here year after year. Did not tour the mansion this year. In the past it was very interesting. We just enjoy strolling the grounds

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Woodbridge, California
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you enjoy the history of Lake Tahoe, this is a must see. The imagine the grandeur of this home in it's early years is so much fun for the imagination. Great to see the work and talent of the craftsmen of that bygone era. The docents do an excellent job of explaining the history and the use of all... More 

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Kennewick
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were lucky to get in on the last tour of the day. The guide was very informative. It was interesting to contrast this family's lifestyle with other estates on Lake Tahoe.

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Hampshire, England
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We've seen a lot of historic houses. We almost gave this one a miss but are thankful we didn't. It was one of the highlights of our local tour. This was a house of surprises - I had no idea that homes had such modern bathrooms and plumbing back in the 19th century. We certainly didn't - I grew up... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lots of history to see here from Tahoe's past.. We did not take the mansion tour. You can see other historic buildings and boats for free. The beach here is very big and sandy with kayak rentals. There are a lot of trails around the park to hike or ride your bike. Bring a picnic and enjoy it on either... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. It was a very nice home that was well preserved with an effort to provide period furnishings. The tour was well done and thankfully brief. We did not have time to enjoy the rest of the park but it is certainly a beautiful setting on the lake.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My expectations were too high having visited the true mansions of the Vanderbilts and their contemporaries in Newport RI. This home was unimpressive and run-down. It was neither stately nor opulent. The rooms are small especially by modern standards. The tour guide lacked any knowledge of interpersonal family relationships that would have added something to the experience. This is a... More 

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