Property Address:24 Lower Emerald Bay Road,
South Lake Tahoe, United States
The Lurh historical mountain cabin in Emerald Bay boasts the best view of all of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay of any cabin to date. It was the home of the historical master carpenter, a gentleman named Mr. J. Al Lurh, and builder of the famous Vikingsholm. The Vikingsholm was built as a summer home in 1929, and this grand castle/museum on Emerald Bay is considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere. The Lurh cabin is located on the lower road of Emerald Bay, on USDA property. The Luhr cabin has been deemed a national historic site as are all the cabins on the lower tract of Emerald Bay. Its construction, after almost 100 years shows that it will easily stand the test of time. It has built-in drawers and bookshelves. All of the furniture was built by Mr. J. Al Lurh. One can read about the Oral History of Lower Emerald Tract and the history of two cabins, South Lake Tahoe Oral Histories by Kim, Ronyoung (aka Gloria Jane Hahn).