Victorian Era Tahoe House Hotel For Sale in Historic Virginia City

Posted by Lora Lashbrook — September 7, 2010

1284486082Virginia City, Nev. (July 21, 2010) – An elegant property with an intriguing past, Virginia City’s lovingly restored Tahoe House Hotel is a turn-key business now offered by Chase International for $2,890,000.

The Tahoe House Hotel is located in the heart of this popular Comstock town that draws throngs of history-seeking visitors year round. Built in 1859, the upscale hotel was frequented by the young Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) who wrote for the city’s Territorial Enterprise newspaper.

Recently, the hotel underwent an eight-year renovation, thanks to its present owner Daan Eggenberger who saw the potential in this aging Virginia City landmark. Deferring to the 21st century guest’s desire for modern conveniences and spacious lodging, Eggenberger took special care in the property’s interior.

Without losing an ounce of Victorian charm, he transformed the hotel’s original 24 closet-size guestrooms into 14 spacious guestrooms, each with its own bathroom. Also in the redesign was a private Carriage House suite, which is perfect for honeymooners or those who desire extra privacy. Additionally, the Garden Suite, which is designed as the manager’s quarters. Five of the rooms have individual balconies and views of Main Street and the 100-mile view to the east.

Guests also enjoy the high ceilings and authentic period furniture that are featured throughout the hotel. Central to the experience is the Tahoe House Hotel’s Great Room with its delightful old Western bar, vintage piano and charming antique stove.

“We found an incredible coal burning pot belly stove that came from a millionaire’s mansion,” Eggenberger said. “People like to gather here and relax, have a drink and visit with people who come from around the world.”

Chase International listing agent Stephen Musser said the hotel is the perfect launch pad for Virginia City visitors, who love the area’s history and outdoor recreation opportunities.

“The Tahoe House Hotel’s old style ambience is the ideal location for weddings, parties, family reunions, seminars and business meetings,” Musser said, adding that the business – which is sold furnished – has great income potential.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with eight offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. A recognized leader in the world of real estate, Chase International has once again taken the reins of cutting edge technology by launching, the first interactive social networking website created by a real estate brokerage as a vehicle for direct interaction with consumers online.

With nearly 225 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International visit

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