Thunderbird Lodge

Hwy. 28
Incline Village, NV 89450
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Two of the most stunning pieces of Nevada’s history – the secluded Thunderbird Lodge, and the legendary Thunderbird yacht – can be found on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Built between 1936 and 1939 by the eccentric San Francisco real estate magnate, George Whittell, this magnificent lakefront property is nestled in the Tahoe pines and includes a main lodge, adjacent cottages and servants’ quarters. Experience the Thunderbird Lodge and yacht through public or private tours, weddings, family or corporate events. You won't find a more enchanting or memorable location for your wedding ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner than the historic Thunderbird Lodge. From the gazebo on the lakefront lawn to the 600-foot underground tunnel with secret passageways leading to the boathouse, Thunderbird Lake Tahoe is sure to intrigue even the most seasoned wedding guest. The old stone estate and grounds provide a tranquil setting, with Lake Tahoe and the surrounding snow-capped mountains as the panoramic backdrop for your special celebration. Rehearsal dinners can also be arranged to delight your dinner guests. The pristine east-shore cove is surrounded by granite boulders to provide one of the most private settings on the Lake. Groups from 16-90 can enjoy the panoramic lake views indoors or out from our lawn or Lighthouse Room. Surprise your guests with a tour of the historic site including the Old Lodge, servant’s quarters, secret tunnel and boathouse. Private chefs or caterers are available to provide buffet service or gourmet entrees. For the ultimate Lake Tahoe wedding, cruise aboard the legendary 55’ mahogany Thunderbird Yacht. Our ceremonial cruises host small wedding groups up to 20 guests and include a champagne toast. Depart from the magnificent lakefront estate inside the historic boathouse, or from a private dock for your dream Lake Tahoe wedding. Thunderbird Yacht cruises are tailor-designed and for the philanthropic. Cruises start at $5,000, and a portion of the rental fee is a charitable contribution. Call (775) 832-8752 for details. Corporations are invited to impress their associates and guests through a variety of Thunderbird experiences, as well. Private group or wine and cheese tours can be provided as a spousal activity, and parties from 16-150 can enjoy a cocktail reception or dinner. Visitors describe Thunderbird Lodge as simply magical. Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture and artistic ironwork. Learn about San Francisco’s eccentric George Whittell, Jr. who built a Castle-in-the-Sky while conserving nearly the entire Nevada shore of Lake Tahoe as open space. Arrive by land or lake from the north or south shores to partake in a public tour. Open for public tours by land or water May-October 1-800-GO-TAHOE (by land) or 1-888-867-6394 (by water) Open for private events year round. Call (775) 832-8752 to book your event, rehearsal dinner or wedding celebration.