Explore historic Thunderbird Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe’s magical Castle-in-the-Sky, and home of the world famous Thunderbird Yacht.
Docent-guided tours take visitors on a walk through the stone mansion and grounds to reveal the mystery and legacy of the enigmatic George Whittell, Jr.
Legend springs to life as you discover the Lighthouse Room, Old Lodge, the Servant's Quarters, and the 600' underground tunnel leading to the Boathouse.
In the Boathouse resides the legendary wooden speedboat, Thunderbird, built for Whittell in 1939 and powered by twin Allison V12 1150hp engines. Walk along the serpentine Dragon's Tail path to the enchanting Card House with its celebrated poker stories. Tours offer breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, the nearby mountain ranges, elegant gardens, lagoons, waterfalls and fountains.
The house and gardens are open for public tours Tuesday through Saturday from May through October. Private tours available year-round. Also available for weddings and corporate events.
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society969 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89450
Phone: (775) 832-8750
The Reno-Tahoe Territory is a tourism-rich destination that encompasses Reno, Sparks, Incline Village, Carson City, Carson Valley, Genoa, Gardnerville, Minden, Topaz, Virginia City and South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Each area has its own unique culture, history, scenery, and hidden gems that display amazing contrast for a region so close together. Mountain peaks and rolling meadows, frontier towns and urban cities, old-west saloons and legendary gaming, world-class skiing and championship golf - Reno-Tahoe - it's all waiting to be discovered. To get the full picture of what Reno-Tahoe is all about, you need to experience it. Explore our region and discover why we love to call Reno-Tahoe "home."