Thursday Doors: Tallac Historic Site

Usually when people think about Lake Tahoe they think skiing. And that was true for us too this year around Christmas time. But on the way home we wanted to find some geocaches in the area, and that took us to some other places that skiers might not know about. For this week’s Thursday doors, I am showing my pictures from one such place, the Tallac Historic Site


A century ago the Tallac Historic Site was a resort and retreat for wealthy families on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Now, during the summer, it is a museum. The buildings are closed during the winter, but it is still a snowshoeing and hiking destination, and you can walk around and see all the aqua-colored doors.


These buildings are nestled among some really tall trees on the shores of the lake. To me they seem rustic rather than luxurious. But the scenery is spectacular.


This was the best-looking door:


Whereas this Washoe structure didn’t have a door at all:


Not much snow yet this year.

And this sign, matter-of-factly placed on one of the interpretive bulletin boards, was a little scary. Plague!


Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time) at Norm 2.0’s blog here.

7 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Tallac Historic Site”

  1. There is something about the splash of color on a door that makes the portal stand out and beckon you in. The ornate hinges on the one door were really beautiful.

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  2. Hm… “Prior to the arrival of Euro-Americans in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Washoe People spent their summers on the shores of Lake Tahoe…” And what happened after the arrival of Euro-Americans? Were they driven away? Very interesting, Karen. I bookmarked their site. I see a trip in our future. But what’s with the green doors?

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  3. Awesome find Karen. The whole Tahoe region is one of my favorite parts of the country.
    I checked out the website. They sure seem to do a great job maintaining that connection to the past at this place.
    It’s always fun to discover these places 🙂

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