In the 1990s, this cabin in South Lake Tahoe was the filming location for two hit movies: The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and City of Angels, starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.
It’s on the market and the listing says, “Truly one-of-a-kind Fallen Leaf Lakefront retreat perfect for buyers who seek privacy, serenity and four-season outdoor enjoyment! This 3,000+ square foot architectural masterpiece is situated on 2.74 extraordinarily secluded acres of gently sloping property with 197 feet of Fallen Leaf Lake frontage and a 76-foot deep-water pier.”
Architect Paul Hamilton designed “Tallac House” in 1969. Take a look!
The Cabin from “The Bodyguard” and “City of Angels”
In “City of Angels,” Meg Ryan retreats to her uncle’s cabin in Lake Tahoe.
We see the distinctive wood doors when she opens them to Nicolas Cage.
There isn’t any drywall in the house. The floors, walls, and ceilings are all wood.
A scene from “The Bodyguard” that took place in the living room by the stone fireplace:
Meg Ryan and Nic Cage by that same fireplace in “City of Angels:”
In Bodyguard, Rachel (Houston) lived in a Beverly Hills mansion from “The Godfather:”
The historic house went on the market in 2014 for $135 million.
The Dining Room in “The Bodyguard:”
Meg Ryan setting the table in “City of Angels:”
The cabin has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and about 3,000 square feet.
Nic Cage took a shower in this bathroom in “City of Angels:”
Kevin Costner spoke at Whitney’s funeral in 2012, saying:
“A lot of men could have played that role. But you, Whitney, were the only person who could have played Rachel Marron. I was your pretend bodyguard once. And now you’re gone too soon.”
There are views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Mount Tallac from each of the bedrooms. The listing says, “Marvel at the lake and mountain views from EVERY window in the house.”
Fallen Leaf Lake is a mile south of Lake Tahoe, near the California-Nevada state border. In “City of Angels,” Meg Ryan’s uncle’s cabin is said to be “on the Nevada side.”
Check the listing held by agent Doug Rosner for photos and information.
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Veryl Yarnes says
I love that house. I liked the movie and when I heard Whitney do the Dolly Parton song she did in the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, I was instantly in tears she made that song an instant classic, and I don’t say the often. I coveted that house. It is beautiful and so fits in its environment. I think in a place like that, that is a very important consideration.
Nancy Ehler says
I often wonder what kind of home I would (will) buy if (when) I suddenly come into a boatload of money. Now I know! Hopefully it will be still be on the market if I ever remember to buy a lottery ticket.
It’s a lovely cabin. I think especially the new windows were a good investment. All those glass fronts make me like this wood house, which is rare for me.
I recently rewatched The Bodyguard, which I was obsessed with as a teenager, and unfortunately I gotta say it doesn’t hold up.
It’s a lot of wood but it really works.
I always love the houses you find!
Wonderful house in a glorious location!
Meg Milam says
I use to live and work at Fallen Leaf Lake at a camp that is located there. I now live just about 45 minutes away on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. My family and I camp at Fallen Leaf every year as its one of my most favorite locations on earth (truly!). These photos actually don’t do the lake enough justice. It is stunning- and largely secluded from the main Lake Tahoe traffic so it is very peaceful. I use to always look for the “Bodyguard” house when we were out on the water, as you can’t see it from the road. There is the most gorgeous tiny white chapel in a small meadow near the lake, and outstanding hiking from that area.
Now, if only I had an extra 6 mil lying around :).
Thanks for sharing!
I’ve seen both movies and am quite fond of this house. The interior looks scrumptious! However, that asking price is off the floor crazy! Worth it though!