Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The Heller Estate, located east of the Pope and Baldwin estates, is known as Valhalla, which means Viking heaven. Valhalla is located on National Forest land and is operated under a special use permit by Valhalla Tahoe (Tahoe Tallac Association). The main building is available for meetings, weddings and other event rentals and offers daily art exhibits. Valhalla also offers a beautifully renovated boathouse, now a community theatre, and twin guest cabins that offer fine arts and crafts for sale. All three structures support the associations annual Arts & Music Festival.  For a schedule of events or information on rentals call (530) 541-4975 or visit Valhalla is open mid-April through mid-December, weather permitting. Though the buildings are closed during the winter, the grounds remain open year-round and the site serves as a popular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destination. Please note: Campfires and portable charcoal grills are not allowed on the beach. 

Valhalla Tahoe was formed in 1979 (as the Tahoe Tallac Association) as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of assisting the Forest Service in restoring the three estates on the Tallac Historic Site and developing the site as a historic center while sponsoring and producing the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival held annually on the Heller Estate. The site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Grounds are open
Operational Hours: Valhalla is open from mid-April to mid-December, weather permitting.
Area Amenities: Accessible
Fees If you would like more information about fees to schedule your event at Valhalla, please contact the Tahoe Tallac Association by calling (530) 541-4975 or visit
Permit Info: Valhalla, located on National Forest land, is operated under a Special Use Permit by the Valhalla Tahoe (Tahoe Tallac Association).
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: South Lake Tahoe, California.
Operated By: Valhalla Tahoe (Tahoe Tallac Association)

General Information


Valhalla is located approximately three miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe on the lake side of SR 89.


Due to the limited parking spaces at Valhalla, we encourage carpooling, bike riding and good old fashioned walking. Parking is allowed in designated spaces only.

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