This vintage postcard shows the Lake Tahoe Tavern which was built in 1901 and has been a famous vacation retreat for Tahoe seekers since then.
Just one quarter of a mile south of Tahoe City, California, it is on the western shore of Lake Tahoe surrounded by the immense pines and backed by the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The history of Tahoe Tavern says that in 1901 it could be reached by a “narrow gauge line” or old train route from Truckee, California leaving daily for Tahoe City for only $1.50 per passenger. This postcard, dated May 10, 1910, has a message on the back written from a man who must be staying somewhere other than at the lake, as he writes, “This lake is just 15 miles up from here. There is a narrow gauge runs to it.”
A little further research shows that the train that traveled the narrow gauge rail line in the early 1900s is non other than the No. 1 Glenbrook.
The Lake Tahoe Tavern had “Old Tahoe” charm in the early 1900s and still does today, It is now part of Tahoe Tavern Properties and a great place to visit.