“They don’t make barns like this in Texas.” – President Bush told the owners when he visited the Ranch one summer
July has been a banner month for Lake Tahoe’s real estate scene. Shakespeare Ranch in Glenbrook was just put on the market with a price tag of $69 million; making this only the third time the ranch has been on the market since the 1800s. This listing comes hot on the heels of Crystal Pointe, another Tahoe mega-mansion, that was listed for $75 million earlier this month (the most expensive house to ever be listed in Lake Tahoe).
Shakespeare Ranch includes:
- Two-hundred feet of lakefront
- Seven guest houses
- A community pier
- Five private boat buoys
- And a 5,111 square-foot entertainment barn, which includes an indoor pool, wine cellar, and horse stables
But that’s not all! The mansion’s rodeo grounds host the annual Glenbrook Rodeo. This classic event, dating back to the 1940s, gets its own posh spin from a silent auction, dinner prepared by Emeril Lagasse, and a celebrity guest list.
With the major surge in Lake Tahoe’s real estate market recently, what distinguishes Shakespeare Ranch from the rest of the mega mansions? History. This Glenbrook estate has seen Lake Tahoe change from its early roots in silver mining to its now internationally known reputation as a summer vacation destination. The next owner of Shakespeare Ranch will need to have a passion for continuing the rich history of the property, as its listing agent Claudia Thompson says, “Someone looking to acquire a legacy property for their family to gather year-round” is their ideal buyer.