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EMERALD BAY STATE PARK AND VIKINGSHOLM CASTLE

Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel – an oasis of shimmering greens, turquoise and blues against a strikingly beautiful mountain backdrop on the Lake’s west shore – this is Emerald Bay. Due to Lake Tahoe’s incredible clarity and depth, the colors of the lake are surreal, and Emerald Bay is the perfect place to take in the entirety of the scene.

 

Emerald Bay is a short drive from Tahoe City and can be accessed via Highway 89. It is the only inlet on the lake and is home to Lake Tahoe’s only island, Fannette Island. Emerald Bay is located within Emerald Bay State Park and spans 1,533 acres. Emerald Bay State Park is home to many landmarks, but most famously, the park is home to Vikingsholm Castle, a popular tourist destination rich in history and architecture.

 

Vikingsholm Castle was built in 1929 by Mrs. Lora Knight, and still holds some of its original features, symbolic of 11th century stone churches in southern Sweden. A National landmark, Vikingsholm is one mile downhill from Highway 89 and offers tours daily in the summer.

Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors since 1979.

 

Based in Tahoe City, we take pride in being community, socially and environmentally responsible to ensure Lake Tahoe stays one of the best places to play, visit, and live in California.

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society preserves, presents and interprets the history of North Lake Tahoe both in a regional context and in the larger context of the American West. We do this in a manner that is engaging, educational and culturally sensitive through innovative programming and exhibits at the Gatekeeper's and Watson Cabin Museums. 

 

The Gatekeeper's Museum and Watson Cabin place emphasis on the cultural and geographical histories that influenced the development of North Lake Tahoe. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum places emphasis on the historical and contemporary basketry traditions of western North America, and seeks to promote cultural awareness through programming in collaboration and consultation with native American weavers and scholars.

Located in Tahoe City, we sell handcrafted Art, Jewelry, & Stuff.

Our “art, jewelry, and stuff” is an ever-rotating collection of handmade items — ceramics and pottery, wallets, purses and bags, knitted wears and hand screen printed t-shirts, aromatherapy, and all sorts of housewares. Nearly all of our products are made right here in Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, and surrounding areas.

While shopping at Trunk Show, you can also pick up tickets for the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival!

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