This historic 130 acre Tahoe lakefront Ranch boasts vistas as grand as Montana and Wyoming, nearby ski resorts with Olympic heritage to rival Aspen and Vail, a lakeside golf course more intimate than Pebble Beach, and a yachting paradise on par with the Caribbean. Shakespeare Ranch offers a preeminent year-round lifestyle like no other single destination in the World combined with Nevada tax benefits - all just four hours from Silicon Valley and under an hour by air.
Property highlights include over 200 feet of lake frontage on Lake Tahoe with a community pier and launch service to 5 private boat buoys. This historic ranch boasts nearly 35,000 square feet of improvements including a historic entertainment barn built in 1873 with chef's kitchen and plans for a new approximately 9,500 square foot estate home with garage. There are 7 guest homes and cabins, and along with the barn, office and pool building, feature 15 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, 7 kitchens and many garages centered around a green with gazebo, in close proximity to the common buildings and amenities. The 5,111 square foot Entertainment Barn was built in 1873 then moved to its present location and restored by the current owners, outfitted with a gourmet kitchen and wine room for celebrity events. "They don't make barns like this in Texas," President Bush told the owners when he visited the Ranch one summer. Outside, the buildings frame a large central grass courtyard, the site of many parties on warm summer evenings, and fireside events when the snow flies.
There is a grand Pool House with indoor pool and steam spa, fireside dining, an outdoor hot tub, a fully equipped gym, an art loft, an executive office suite, a staging kitchen for catering, and guest bathrooms. There are horse stables with paddocks, a green house, vegetable gardens, animal enclosures, rodeo grounds with pens and bleachers where the annual "Glenbrook Rodeo" is held, and the iconic Shakespeare Rock monolith lies within the estate, a backdrop for this awe inspiring hamlet. The annual "Glenbrook Rodeo" is a tradition dating back to the 1940's, revived by the current owners in 2000, featuring bull riding, bronco riding, ribbon roping, and barrel racing. In addition to the rodeo, there are carnival games and a silent auction followed by an extraordinary dinner prepared by restaurateur Emeril Lagasse at the Barn. The evening also features a top-notch private performance by a surprise A-list entertainer. Past headliners have included Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Kenny Loggins and the band America.
Plans and renderings are available for a new main residence across from the shore with lake, meadow and mountain views. This grand home, along with the other remodeled cabins and guest homes, are the vision of renowned architect Marc Appleton. The new home is designed in the New England vernacular, in keeping with the historic clapboard and shingle style homes of this lakeside community. Plenty of space for entertaining is designed in the wrap-around deck, and grand spaces with indoor/outdoor living. Private living quarters will feature en-suite bedrooms on the second floor, with elevated views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras, beyond.
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Lake Tahoe's 4 season lifestyle is like no other single destination, with Nevada tax benefits. Sun filled days at the beach, boating, golf course, on mountain trails, skiing along with world-class entertainment and dining are all just a few hours from San Francisco and a direct flight from New York and parts west.