Thunderbird Lodge / Whittell Mansion Tour

Escape into a world that only a privileged few have dreamed of as you enjoy the legendary story of George Whittell and his Castle in the Sky!

Peek into the 1930's lifestyle of the rich and famous as you tour the historic Thunderbird Lodge Estate.  Your tour begins when you board the shuttle bus at the Incline Village Visitor Center.  Informative, docent-led tours are provided, as you walk the winding pathways in search of the secret tunnels and learn of this unique estate.  Tours are approximately two (2) hours long. Please wear comfortable clothing, especially walking shoes and be prepared to stand or walk on uneven surfaces.  Please note: Over the winter, the Thunderbird Yacht will receive a 75th birthday gift of a new bottom, her recently refurbished engines will be installed, and minor cosmetic surgery will be performed.  She is currently dry-docked and not available for public viewing.

  • Children under 6 years not permitted.
  • No Commercial photography and videography without prior consent.

    PLEASE ARRIVE 30 minutes PRIOR to your Tour Time at the Visitor Center
    located at 969 Tahoe Boulevard (Hwy 28), Incline Village, NV.  At the Center, you will board a shuttle bus that will provide transportation to and from the legendary Thunderbird Lodge. No parking available at Thunderbird Lodge.

SAME DAY TOUR TICKETS, please CALL 775-832-1606, option 1.

Something Special in 2015: 
WINE & CHEESE will be offered every Friday at the 2:30p.m. tour time from July 17 - September 18. Chef prepared appetizers, wine, beer & non-alcoholic drinks available while you tour the grounds for a little longer and enjoy the stunning panoramic Lake Tahoe views.

For information and tickets, please call the Visitor Center at 775-832-1606, option 1. Must be 21 years old to participate.

There is a 48 hour NON-refundable cancellation policy for all tours. 
Refund requests made PRIOR to cancellation policy
are subject to a 10% restocking fee per ticket(s).

Special Instruction: Please check-in at the Visitor Center 30 minutes PRIOR to your tour. The Visitorís Center is located at 969 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV. Park your vehicle at the Visitor Center and a shuttle bus will take you to and from the historic Thunderbird Lodge Estate. No parking available at the Thunderbird Lodge. If you have a *Service Animal, please call our Visitor Center staff at 775-832-1606, to better assist you. *Service Animals are working animals, not pets. The ADA defines a Service Animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.

Offered by Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society



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    Cancellations must be completed 48 hours prior to scheduled activity unless otherwise indicated. All refunds will be charged a 10% processing fee on the order total.

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