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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

(3.5) Based on 4 reviews
Ca State Park Rd Tahoma, CA 96142
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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Detail Guided tours last approximately 30 minutes. Most guests spend about 90 minutes at this attraction.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Cameras are Permitted
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Schedule September 30, 2023
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Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Upcoming Schedule:
10:30 AM
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The style in which our tour guide involved us in the history was fantastic! XYZNicole Corey - Fernley, NvThe style in which our tour guide involved us in the history was fantastic! XYZNicole Corey - Fernley, NvThe style in which our tour guide involved us in the history was fantastic! XYZNicole Corey - Fernley, NvThe style in which our tour guide involved us in the history was fantastic! XYZNicole Corey - Fernley, Nv

For those who wish to explore what life on Lake Tahoe was like in the late 1800s/early 1900s, a trip to the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is a must-add historical attraction when visiting the area. From the months of May until September, guests can visit the beautiful building and take a tour to learn all about life there. The tours usually run around 30 minutes and include looks into the main building as well as several of the outbuildings that are located on the property.

Sights of the Hellman Ehrman Mansion include:

  • Caretaker's lakeside cottage

  • The children's house

  • Maids' quarters
  • Butlers' quarters
  • Ice House
  • Coach House
  • Power House
  • Dressing Room
  • Pump House
  • Two Boat Houses
  • Boatman's Cabin
  • The Ehermans' boats, Comet and Cherokee

The real jewel of the tour is the main home, which is an immaculate homage to the lives of the original owners. Inside, guests can see original furniture, the luncheon room, a game room, and the family's collection of ornate Navajo rugs along with Indian baskets. Other highlights of the main residence include the fully-furnished living room, dining room, kitchen, and the spiral staircase along with staff quarters.

History of the Hellman Ehrman Mansion

Built in 1903, the grand summer home of I.W. Hellman was a sight to behold in its prime. The building was situated on nearly 2000 acres of beautiful Lake Tahoe property and was used as a home for both Hellman, his daughter and her daughter's husband. Many guests visited the home when the Hellman-Ehrman family resided there, and they participated in recreation activities such as fishing, swimming, and more. The house was acquired by the California State Park organization in 1965 and has been maintained as a tourist attraction ever since.

For a unique look into the once-grand history of summer homes in Lake Tahoe, be sure to add a vacation getaway to the intricate Hellman-Ehrman estate. Not only can guests embark upon a tour of the home, but they'll also be able to enjoy all of the activities that the Hellmans and the Ehrmans did back in the early 1900s.

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Available Now until 9/30/2023 View Detailed Schedule
 3.5   |    4 reviews
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Nicole Corey
Fernley, NV
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"was fantastic!"
The style in which our tour guide involved us in the history was fantastic!
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Isabel Helscher
Amerang, BY
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"Very good guide"
Very good guide - she explained everything very good. We had also a great time after that in that great park directly at the lake.
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Randy Rodriguez
Tulsa, OK
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"This tour was great."
This tour was great. My husband and i love hearing the history of the mansions and the way people lived. The tour guide was so knowledgeable. If i didn't know better, i would think that she knew them. :) if you love touring historical mansions, you will enjoy this tour.
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Janice Marucci
Gibbstown, NJ
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Seeing this beautiful home and hearing it’s history was one of the highlights of our trip to south lake tahoe! I highly recommend visiting!
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Frequently Asked Questions for Hellman-Ehrman Mansion:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion?
    The guided tours are about 30 minutes. Guests typically spend about 1-2 hours here all together.
  • Are wheelchairs and strollers available? Is there a rental fee?
    Wheelchairs are available.
  • Is Hellman-Ehrman Mansion handicap accessible?
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes, cameras are allowed.
  • For what ages is Hellman-Ehrman Mansion appropriate?
    This is great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion? Is it free?
    Yes, free parking is available at the location.
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