Historic Tours of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate

Hellman Ehrman Mansion Sugar Point State Park

Looking for a great way to spend an casual afternoon on the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe? Might I suggest you head to the West Shore for a wonderful tour of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate. Pack a picnic to eat on the large grass area under the trees or down along the waters edge. Don’t forget your camera – this estate and the grounds around it are simply amazing! The Hellman-Ehrman Estate is located at gorgeous Sugar Pine Point State Park, this elegant mansion was the summertime retreat of Isaias W. Hellman, a west coast banker. It was built on 1903 of mostly local, natural materials and... Read more »

Serene Lakes, California

Serene Lakes Calm Waters

Though many resorts in the Lake Tahoe area like to lay claim to being “the best-kept secret” of the Sierras, Serene Lakes’ unparalleled natural splendor and off-the-beaten-path locale make it an easy contender for the title. Serene Lakes is the name given to two connected lakes – Northward-facing Serena and Southward-facing Dulzura – located an elevation of 6800-7200 feet on the Sierras’ Western slope. The area around the lakes is densely-wooded with tall white fir, tamarack and cedar, and the lakes’ waters teem with rainbow and lake trout. In the colder... Read more »