Incline Village with Diamond Peak Ski Resort looming above
Incline Village was a logging area during the 1800's, providing timber to the Comstock and Virginia City mining camps. In 1935, George Whittell, who's family struck it rich in the gold rush, purchased 40,000 acres of land on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. In 1959 Whittell sold present day Incline Village to a group of investors, who subsequently subdivided the area into 1700 lots. By 1970 over three thousand homes had been built in Incline Village. Today, Incline Village has nearly 4000 homes, and nearly half are vacation homes. Incline Village is a popular Lake Tahoe vacation spot because of its great variety of vacation homes from luxury lakefront estates, mountain retreats with stunning panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, affordable condominium complexes. The Diamond Peak Ski Resort sits above Incline Village for winter ski/snowboard enthusiasts, the beautiful east shore sandy beaches and clean mountain air draw the crowds in the summer.
Diamond Peak on the left overlooking Incline Village with South Lake Tahoe visible in the distance.