Vikingsholm - A Scandinavian Castle

Vikingsholm - A Scandinavian Castle (HMNIW)

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 El Dorado County
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N 38° 56.792', W 120° 5.905'

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Because Emerald Bay reminded her of a fjord in Norway, Lora J.M. Knight purchased 200 acres here in 1928 for $250,000. She commissioned her architect nephew to design a summer home that combined the features of Scandinavian castles and churches.

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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Visit Vikingsholm
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.
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 751464 N 4314847
Decimal Degrees38.94653333, -120.09841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.792', W 120° 5.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 47.52" N, 120° 5' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)530, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, US
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