Vikingsholm – Mystical Castle in Lake Tahoe
At the head of Emerald Bay where Eagle Creek wanders into the bay you will find a flat area of land surrounded by waterfalls, cliffs, steep slopes and the emerald waters of the bay.
Here, set among the magnificent pines and cedars you will find Vikingsholm. The vision of wealthy heiress, Lora J. Knight, Vikingsholm is fashioned after the castles found in the fiords of Norway (that must be a beautiful place, too).
Construction of Vikingsholm was begun in 1928 and completed before the winter of 1929. The castle can be accessed via a 1 mile trail starting at the Vikingsholm parking lot.
This is a relatively steep trail and does get a lot of sun in the summer. The castle can also be accessed by private boat or by longer hikes starting at D.L. Bliss, or Eagle Point Campground.
Vikingsholm also includes a small island in Emerald Bay known as Fannette Island.