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CARSON VALLEY Magical The

Carson Valley NORTHERN NEVADA’S HIDDEN JEWEL

GARDNERVILLE · GENOA · MINDEN · TOPAZ LAKE

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Make Carson Valley your next retreat destination. With nature’s beauty, a hometown atmosphere, historic sightseeing, great outdoor recreation, and entertaining Nevada nightlife, Carson Valley will have you coming back for more.

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ABOUT CARSON VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GETTING TO NEVADA’S CARSON VALLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AND CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LODGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEISURE AND ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ART GALLERIES, HOT SPRINGS/SPAS, MUSEUMS/HISTORIC SITES, THEATER, WILDLIFE/BIRD VIEWING, WINERY CARSON VALLEY AREA MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SPORTS AND RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GROUP EVENTS AND WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Research and photography provided by Carson Valley Visitors Authority. Editing, design, and production by Stockdale Creative Marketing and Advertising. The information in this travel planner was gathered and compiled to ensure accuracy. However, Carson Valley Visitors Authority does not guarantee the correctness or completeness of the information. For updated information on dining, shopping, lodging, and activities, please visit www.VisitCarsonValley.org. Funded in part by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, www.travelnevada.com.

Cover: Carson Valley wetlands reflect the majesty of Job’s Peak and the Sierra Nevada.

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Carson Valley NORTHERN NEVADA’S HIDDEN JEWEL

Carson Valley stretches east from the the J.T. Basque Bar and Dining Room, foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada’s the building was converted to a hotel. A Carson Range to the beautiful Pine Nut blacksmith shop and saloon were added. Mountains, and south from Carson City The hotel was the center of the hay- and to Topaz Lake. Centrally located just grain-producing community that became 15 miles south of Nevada’s state capital Gardnerville, named for Gilman’s friend and a 20-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, John Gardner. Carson Valley is recognized as the gem of H.F. Dangberg, Jr. established Minden in Northern Nevada – a hidden jewel. Here 1905 to fulfill his vision of a Europeanyou can still find miles of open space, style planned community designed around expansive ranches and farms, and many a town square (Minden historical sites and Park). Minden was named displays, along with Here you can still find miles after a German town near a wealth of outdoor the birthplace of Dangberg’s of open space, expansive recreation activities father, H.F. Dangberg, Sr., a still unspoiled by ranches and farms, and many pioneer in Carson Valley and the rapid growth founder of the Dangberg historical sites and displays, Northern Nevada Land and Livestock is experiencing Company. The V&T along with a wealth of today. Carson Railroad’s extension of a rail outdoor recreation activities... line to Carson Valley, with Valley encompasses several communities Minden as the terminus, was including Genoa, key to Dangberg’s plans for Gardnerville, Minden, and Topaz Lake. the town’s future. The railroad spurred the John Reese settled Genoa, the oldest growth of Carson Valley into a hub town in Nevada, in 1851. There are no of agriculture. streetlights in town. Within the main town Topaz Lake, a 20-minute drive from square you’ll find Mormon Station State Gardnerville and 30 minutes from Minden, Historic Park, the Courthouse Museum is known for great fishing, boating, waterin Genoa, and the Oldest Bar in Nevada. skiing, wakeboarding, and camping. Within easy walking distance of any of the The lake (a reservoir) lies east of U.S. lodging establishments are boutique stores Highway 395 on the Nevada-California and shops, a general store, and restaurants – border. The scenic Pine Nut Mountains all within the quiet, peaceful small town form a backdrop to the lake and nearby that is Genoa. Topaz Lake Park. Gardnerville got its start in 1879, when Located in the heart of Douglas County, Lawrence Gilman purchased the Kent Nevada, Carson Valley has changed from House and had it moved from its location a small farming community to one of the south of Genoa to a seven-acre parcel fastest-growing areas in Nevada. Douglas of land on the east fork of the Carson County also encompasses the Lake Tahoe River. There, near the site of what is today communities of Stateline, Round Hill, and

Cave Rock. The south shore of Lake Tahoe, one of the world’s most famous alpine lakes, is just a 20-minute drive from Carson Valley. The Carson Valley Visitors Authority offers an in-depth look at everything the area has to offer, along with event information, trip planning tools and special offers at www.VisitCarsonValley.org. Links to dozens of attractions and businesses throughout the region are available online. A Visitors Center with complete maps, brochures, and current information is located inside the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center at 1477 U.S. Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Call and have your questions answered by the helpful staff at 800-727-7677 or 775-782-8144.

Getting to Nevada’s Magical Carson Valley As you travel any of the three main roads into Carson Valley (U.S. Highway 395, State Route 88, or U.S. Highway 50), you will enjoy magical views of the valley – surrounded on the east and west by mountains that are sometimes snowcapped year-round. The weather is pleasant and the area enjoys four distinct seasons, with temperatures commonly in the 80s and 90s during the summer and, typically, several inches of snow falling over the course of the winter.

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Event Highlights ) Carson Valley has an exciting schedule of events throughout the year.

Eagles and Agriculture

Bald eagles flock to the area in February – right on time for the Eagles and Agriculture event. Nature lovers and raptor aficionados from throughout the West participate in the annual event, which features tours and workshops that include a private group tour, a birds-of-prey lecture, an owl-prowl tour, a photo workshop, and a raft/canoe trip on the Carson River.

Migrating bald eagles come to Carson Valley during the late-winter calving season.

Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival

In the spring, Genoa is the site of a multiday celebration of the Western way of life featuring cowboy poets and music.

Carson Valley Days

There’s fun for everyone during Carson Valley Days: a parade, carnival, and a variety of activities.

In June, the community celebrates Carson Valley Days. This three-day event showcases small-town U.S.A. and features a parade, carnival, concerts, and a variety of unique activities that have been a tradition for decades.

Music in the Parks

Throughout the summer, there are a variety of outdoor music events: Concerts on the Green in Genoa Park, Summer Family Concerts in Minden Park, and Pops in the Park at Mormon Station.

Genoa Candy Dance

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Carson Valley at events in Gardnerville and Genoa.

Every September, the world-famous Genoa Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire attracts thousands of visitors.

Harvest Festival

In October, the Corley Ranch celebrates fall with their Harvest Festival, featuring a corn maze, pig races, miniature horse rides, pickyour-own-pumpkin, and other fun activities.

Christmas in the Valley

The annual Genoa Candy Dance Faire features numerous vendors of art and craft items.

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November brings with it the Carson Valley Christmas Season Kick-off, and December is magical in Carson Valley – with the Minden Christmas Street Festival, the Parade of Lights, and other holiday season highlights.

Kick off the Christmas season at the annual lighting of the gazebo in Minden.


Concerts in the park are a popular summertime activity in Minden.

And more!

Below is just a sampling of some of the wonderful events held in and around Carson Valley:

JANUARY Topaz Lake Fishing Derby Antique Show, Sale & Appraisal Clinic

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JULY

Sporting Clays Shooting & Game Feed Eagles and Agriculture Event

Pops in the Park Concert on the Green Movies in Heritage Park Summer Family Concert Thirsty Third Thursdays

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AUGUST

Antique Show & Appraisal Clinic

Hot August Nights Poker Run Taste of Gardnerville Movies in Heritage Park Summer Family Concert Carson Valley Antique Tractor Show Thirsty Third Thursdays

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APRIL Carson Valley Chili Cook-off & Craft Fair Spring Golf Invitational Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival MAY Courthouse Museum in Genoa Opens Car and Tractor Swap Meet & Show ’50s Rockathon Car Show & Meet Summer Family Concert JUNE Carson Valley Days Carson River Rafting Trip Concert on the Green Genoa Home and Garden Tour Minden Arts & Crafts Fair Pony Express Re-ride Movies in Heritage Park Thirsty Third Thursdays

SEPTEMBER Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire OCTOBER Oktoberfest The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival Haunted Weekend NOVEMBER Rhymers Rodeer Cowboy Poetry Carson Valley Christmas Season Kickoff DECEMBER Minden Christmas Street Festival Parade of Lights Christmas in Genoa

For a complete listing of events and information, go to www.VisitCarsonValley.org or call 800-727-7677.

Hundreds of classic cars are displayed in historic downtown Minden.

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Dining and Entertainment Carson Valley offers great dining experiences. Among them are three Basque family-style restaurants: J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room, Overland Hotel Basque Restaurant, and Carson Valley Country

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Club Restaurant.

Barone & Reed Food Company,

La Ferme, DW’s, CV Steak, and

Antoci’s Supper Club are other popular local choices for dining.

Food and Drink Establishments American Café Girasole Chili’s Restaurant & Bar Cowboy’s Café Danny’s Ironwood Grill Doppelgangers Brew Pub & Grill Full Belly Deli & Saloon Genoa Candy & Coffee Company Genoa Country Store Hamdogs Bar & Restaurant Jethro’s Oven & Grill Johnny’s Roadhouse Johnson Lane General Store Katie’s Country Kitchen, Carson Valley Inn Kim Lee’s Sushi/Carson Valley Café Lakeview Restaurant-Topaz Lodge

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An eclectic blend of old and new, casual and formal, reflects the wide variety of dining choices available. Address 1483 U.S. Hwy 395, Suite A, Gardnerville 3784 U.S. Hwy 395, Carson Valley 1679 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1776 US Hwy 395, Minden 2244 Meridian Blvd, Suite A, Minden 1267 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 2292 Main Street, Genoa 2299 Main Street, Genoa 1267 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville 1469 U.S. Hwy 395, South Carson Valley 1392 Johnson Lane, Minden 1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1329 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1979 U.S. Hwy 395, South Carson Valley

Phone 775-782-3314 775-267-0044 775-782-8800 775-782-3313 775-782-6633 775-782-5430 774-782-8500 775-782-5974 775-782-6835 775-265-2215 775-266-9301 775-267-2265 775-782-9711 775-782-3400 775-266-3338


Food and Drink Establishments (continued) American continued Pine Nut Café Pit Stop Deli Russell’s Mercantile Sharkey’s Casino Taildragger Café Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro Tony’s Original Chicago Deli Woodett’s Diner BAKERY Genoa Candy & Coffee Company Russell’s Mercantile banquets / catering Café Girasole Carson Valley Inn David Walley’s Resort, Hot Springs & Spa Genoa Lakes Golf Club La Ferme Lira’s Supermarket Russell’s Mercantile Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro bars & grills Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge Centerfield Sports Bar Chili’s Restaurant & Bar Doppelgangers Brew Pub & Grill French Bar Genoa Bar & Saloon Hamdogs Bar & Restaurant Indigo Restaurant & Bar Jethro’s Oven & Grill Pine Nut Café Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro The Wild Horse Pizza Bar & Grill Basque Carson Valley Country Club Restaurant J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room Overland Hotel Basque Restaurant chinese / sushi / thai China Chef Hunan Chinese Restaurant Kim Lee’s Sushi/Carson Valley Café King Buffet Mandarin Gourmet Thai Jasmine Wasabi’s Sushi & Asian Bistro coffee houses 88 Cups Coffee & Tea Genoa Candy & Coffee Company Job’s Perk-Carson Valley Inn Nevada Joe Coffee On Main Starbucks Coffee Company Starbucks Coffee Company Starbucks Coffee Company

Address

Phone

1302 Langley, #3, Gardnerville 1166 Annie Court, Minden 1685 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1440 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1150 Airport Road, Minden 1644 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1758-A U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1492 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-265-8841 775-267-5555 775-782-0019 775-782-3133 775-782-9500 775-783-1566 775-783-3200 775-782-0351

2292 Main Street, Genoa 1685 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden

775-782-8500 775-782-0019

1483 U.S. Hwy 395, Suite A, Gardnerville 1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa 2291 Main Street, Genoa 1681 Lucerne Street, Minden 1685 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1644 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden

775-782-3314 775-782-9711 775-782-8155 775-782-4653 775-783-1004 775-782-7377 775-782-0019 775-783-1566

1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1328 U.S. Hwy 395, #202, Gardnerville 3784 U.S. Hwy 395, Carson Valley 2244 Meridian Blvd, Minden 1437 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 2282 Main Street, Genoa 1267 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1665 Lucerne Street, Minden 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville 1302 Langley, #3, Gardnerville 1644 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1679 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden

775-783-6650 775-782-1902 775-267-0044 775-782-6633 775-782-2042 775-782-3870 775-782-6835 775-782-4300 775-265-2215 775-265-8841 775-783-1566 775-782-7208

1029 Riverview Dr, Gardnerville, NV 1426 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 1451 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV

775-265-3715 775-782-2074 775-782-2138

1329 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1363 Lampe Drive, Gardnerville 1329 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 3790 U.S. Hwy 395, Carson Valley 1779 Ironwood Drive, Minden 1328 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1657 Lucerne, Minden Village

775-782-8583 775-782-6068 775-782-3400 775-267-1688 775-782-8801 775-783-8625 775-783-3210

1663 Lucerne Street, Minden 2292 Main Street, Genoa 1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1572 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1327 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1734 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 921 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley

775-783-0688 775-782-8500 775-782-9711 775-782-8090 775-783-0831 775-783-9348 775-267-0592

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Food and Drink Establishments (continued) fast food Arby’s Burger King Dairy Queen of Minden In-N-Out Burger Jack In The Box Jamba Juice Jumbo’s Sub Shop Kentucky Fried Chicken Keva Juice McDonald’s Panda Express Pit Stop Deli Port of Subs Subway Subway Taco Bell The Pita Pit Tony’s Original Chicago Deli Ice Creameries Dairy Queen of Minden Genoa Candy & Coffee Company Scolari’s Food & Drug Co. Italian Antoci’s Supper Club Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar Floral Vineyard & Khristopher’s Café Saletti’s Restaurant Two Guys From Italy Mexican El Aguila Real El Rancho Restaurant Francisco’s La Salsa Qdoba Mexican Grill Rancho Grande Pizza Little Caesars Pizza Nik-N-Willie’s Take & Bake Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza Barn Pizza Factory Pizza Factory Pronto Pizza Round Table Pizza The Wild Horse Pizza Bar & Grill Two Guys From Italy Steak House / Fine Dining Antoci’s Supper Club Barone & Reed Food Company CV Steak, Carson Valley Inn DW’s Indigo Restaurant & Bar La Ferme The Steakhouse at Topaz Lodge

Address

Phone

1680 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1325 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1750 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 957 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley 1345 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 921 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville 1338 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1327 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1666 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 921 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley 1166 Annie Court, Minden 1329 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1328 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1659 U.S. Hwy 395, Suite A, Minden 1343 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 935 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley 1758-A U.S. Hwy 395, Minden

775-782-2729 775-782-4499 775-782-5014 800-786-1000 775-782-7859 775-267-6642 775-265-4511 775-782-9684 775-392-0460 775-782-8822 775-267-6760 775-267-5555 775-782-9505 775-783-7260 775-783-8050 775-782-2404 775-267-4343 775-783-3200

1750 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 2292 Main Street, Genoa 1329 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-782-5014 775-782-8500 775-782-5550

1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa 1799-B Ironwood Drive, Minden 963 Topsy Lane, #312, Carson Valley 1623 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1488 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-782-6645 775-783-3211 775-882-3333 775-782-2500 775-782-4897

1387 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1281 Kimmerling, Gardnerville 1588 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1532 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 933 Topsy Lane, Carson Valley 1404 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-783-8777 775-265-9460 775-782-6496 775-782-6142 775-267-9366 775-782-6145

1362 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 751 Tillman Lane, Gardnerville 1363 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1544 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 811 Short Court, Gardnerville 1758 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville 1327 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville 1679 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 1488 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-782-6760 775-265-2775 775-782-8545 775-782-5105 775-265-6900 775-783-0800 775-265-2929 775-783-9777 775-782-7208 775-782-4897

1 Genoa Lakes Drive, Genoa 1599 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden 1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa 1665 Lucerne Street, Minden 2291 Main Street, Genoa 1979 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville

775-782-6645 775-783-1988 775-783-6650 775-782-8155 775-782-4300 775-782-1004 775-266-3338

For a current restaurant listing, please visit the Carson Valley Visitors Authority website at www.visitcarsonvalley.org.

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The bar at Topaz Lodge and Casino overlooks Topaz Lake. Enjoy live entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays in the main lounge.

Live Entertainment

The Carson Valley Arts Council in Minden presents a variety of musical artists throughout the year. For a schedule of events, visit www.cvartscouncil.com or call 775-782-8207. The Carson Valley Inn in Minden features live entertainment and dancing in the Cabaret Lounge. All live entertainment is presented with no cover and no minimum. For more information visit www.cvinn.com or call 775-782-9711. DW’s Restaurant at David Walley’s Resort in Genoa offerings include live entertainment (currently jazz and Hawaiian). For a complete schedule please call 775-782-8155. 88 Cups Coffee & Tea Internet Café in Minden Village presents music by area musicians while you enjoy an afterdinner coffee and sweet treat. For show schedule, call 775-783-0688. Topaz Lodge and Casino at Topaz Lake has live entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays in the Main Lounge. Times vary. For more information call 800-962-0732 or visit www.topazlodge.com.

Pub Crawl

A unique way to check out some of the local pubs in town. Be sure to have a designated driver! Barone & Reed Food Company. Great atmosphere! Features a Tuscan mural painted by San Diego artist Kathleen King. Enjoy the unique, mouth-watering appetizers offered on the menu. Battle Born Wine. Wine tastings are held throughout the year. For a schedule, call 775-782-7684 or visit their website: www.battlebornwine.com. Carson Valley Inn’s Cabaret Lounge. Live entertainment and dancing. Major sporting events are shown on multiple TVs in and around the Cabaret Lounge. Monday Night Football fills the Cabaret Lounge September-December.

Centerfield Bar & Grill. Check out the game scores of current sporting events on one of 20 TVs, including a big screen TV, located throughout the bar. Entertainment on the weekends features live country-western music on Friday nights and a disc jockey on Saturdays. Kick up your heels out on the dance floor! Fiona’s Bar & Grill. Offers several beers on tap, wines by the glass, seasonal hot and frozen drink specials, a wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres, and bar-top slot machines. Genoa Bar. A great way to kick up the night at Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor, built in 1863. Saddle up to the bar and have a tall, cool one! J.T. Basque Bar. Try, if you dare, a Picon Punch. Picon is a French herbaceous aperitif served up with a dash of grenadine, a float of brandy, soda, and a lemon twist. Test your luck at placing a dollar bill on the ceiling – ask the bartender the trick. Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro. Start your evening out by sampling some Nevada-made wines. Check out the gift shop while in the tasting room.

There is always a buzz of activity at the J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room in downtown Gardnerville.

Meet up with friends at one of the local establishments.

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Lodging Carson Valley offers spa resorts, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds, and RV parks. Lodging options are available to accommodate any budget. In the true Nevada tradition, the valley also plays host to casino resorts that include great dining and well-appointed rooms.

The Historian Inn is located in downtown Gardnerville.

Bed and Breakfast Inns Gardnerville

The Wild Rose Inn graces the foothills in Genoa.

The Genoa House Inn is an authentic Victorian built in 1872.

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Cottonwood Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 1702 Sanchez Road Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3057 www.ccarabians.com bflanagan@ccarabians.com Cottonwood Creek Farm is a winner of the prestigious Governor’s Tourism Award. It operates as a bed and breakfast and as a horse-boarding facility year-round. Located on 40 acres of gently rolling hills, the 4,500-square-foot ranch house was built in 1995 of natural river rock and solid cedar planks is surrounded by pastures and grazing horses. It is decorated with original paintings and antiques collected from around the world. There are three bedrooms, each with private bath, highspeed Internet access, and 24-hour access. Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room or, in the warmer months, on the patio surrounded by lawn and flowers. An optional continental breakfast is offered at a reduced rate. Complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies are always available. The

gardens at the front feature an island in the middle of a pond surrounded by fountains and water . A small birch forest filled with benches, swings, tables and chairs looks out on the gardens and pond and invites you to picnic or just relax. Walking and hiking trails are available, and wild horses occasionally wander by.

Genoa Genoa House Inn 180 Nixon Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-7075 www.genoahouseinn.com An authentic Victorian home listed in the National Register of Historical Places, the Genoa House has been restored to the charm and tranquility of an earlier time. A.C. Pratt, a newspaper publisher, built the house for his family in 1872. The Genoa House is open year-round and features three beautiful rooms accented with antiques and collectibles. Each room has a private bath and one boasts a Jacuzzi tub. Group meetings/retreats can be accommodated for groups of up to eight. Restaurants, shopping, antiques, parks, and a museum are all within an easy stroll.


Lodging and Accommodations

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Website

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BED & BREAKFAST INNS Cottonwood Creek Farm Bed & Breakfast

1702 Sanchez Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410

775-782-3057

www.ccarabians.com

Genoa House Inn

180 Nixon St, Genoa, NV 89411

775-782-7075

www.genoahouseinn.com

The White House Bed & Breakfast

2274 Genoa Lane, Genoa, NV 89411

775-588-2103

www.whitehousebandb.net

Wild Rose Inn

2332 Main St, Genoa, NV 89411

775-782-5697

www.wildrose-inn.com

Best Western Minden Inn

1795 Ironwood Dr, Minden, NV 89423

800-528-1234

www.bestwesternmindeninn.com

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Best Western Topaz Lake Inn

3410 Sandy Bowers Ave, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (Topaz Lake)

775-266-4661

www.bestwestern.com/ topazlakeinn

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Carson Valley Inn/Hotel/Casino

1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

800-321-6983

www.cvinn.com

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Carson Valley Motor Lodge

1634 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

800-321-6983

www.cvinn.com

David Walley’s Resort/ Hot Springs/Spa

2001 Foothill Rd, Genoa, NV 89411

800-628-7831

www.davidwalleys.com

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Historian Inn

1427 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410

877-783-9910

www.historianinn.com

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1659 S.R. 88, Minden, NV 89423

800-HOLIDAY 775-782-7500

www.ichotelsgroup.com

Holiday Lodge

1591 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

775-782-2288

Sierra Motel

1501 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410

800-682-5857

www.sierramotel.net

Topaz Lodge & Casino

1979 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (Topaz Lake)

800-962-0732

www.topazlodge.com

Village Motel

1383 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410

775-782-2624

Westerner Motel

1353 U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410

800-782-3602

Carson Valley RV Park

1627 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

800-321-6983

www.cvinn.com

Silver City RV Park Resort

3165 U.S. Hwy 395, Minden, NV 89423

775-267-3359

www.silvercityrvresort.com

Topaz Lake Park

3700 Topaz Park Rd, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (Topaz Lake)

775-782-9828

www.topazlake.com

Topaz Lodge RV Resort

U.S. Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (Topaz Lake)

800-962-0732

www.topazlodge.com

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RV RESORTS & CAMPING

The White House Bed and Breakfast 2274 Genoa Lane Genoa, NV 89411 775-588-2103 www.whitehousebandb.net Thought to date from about 1858, the White House is nestled in the heart of Nevada’s Oldest Settlement. This nonsmoking bed and breakfast features two bedrooms with air conditioning, fireplace, wireless internet access, TV/cable, heated tile floors in the bathrooms, bike friendly, small pet friendly and breakfast included. Spa and massage services are available by appointment. The B&B also includes a fireplace in the living room downstairs, a formal dining room and a glassed-in porch

where you can sit back with a book while you watch the deer wander among the rose bushes. Games and books are available for your use. The 3/4 acre grounds can accommodate functions from 50 to 500 people; including birthday celebrations, outdoor concerts and other events. Restaurants, shopping, antiques, parks, and a museum are all within an easy stroll. Wild Rose Inn 2332 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 877-819-4225 or 775-782-5697 www.wildrose-inn.com The Wild Rose Inn features country Victorian bed and breakfast accommodations. This charming home

is furnished in antiques, with oak predominating. Full breakfast and afternoon tea are included. The Wild Rose Inn offers five distinctive rooms, all Internet-accessible, featuring king- or queen-size iron or brass beds, private bathrooms, and beautiful views of Carson Valley and the Sierra Nevada. An outdoor spa is available for guests – great for stargazing and relaxing after a day of hiking or skiing. The Inn is a nonsmoking establishment. Special events, including teas, retreats, reunions, weddings, and conferences, may be hosted at the Inn by prior arrangement. Restaurants, shopping, an art gallery, antiques, parks, and a museum are in walking distance.

www.VisitCarsonValley.org

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The Carson Valley Inn Hotel/Casino/RV Park is a full-service resort in Minden.

Hotels, Motels, and Resorts Gardnerville Historian Inn 1427 U.S. Highway 395 P.O. Box 1848 Gardnerville, NV 89410 877-783-9910 or 775-783-1175 Fax: (775) 783-8620 www.historianinn.com rooms@historianinn.com Located in the heart of Gardnerville, this 33–room all non-smoking Inn, takes on the feel of the downtown historic district. Built in 2000, with the traveler in mind, it has all the modern conveniences you

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites offers well-appointed rooms, as well as a business center and free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

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would expect to find while traveling. Historian Inn has park-at-your door convenience with access to shopping and restaurants just outside the door. For those traveling with pets, Historian Inn is a “Pet Friendly” property. When you arrive, your pets will be treated to a special gift from the staff.  The rooms are spacious with all the amenities, including your choice of a king, one or two queen beds, wake-up calls,  voice mail, in-room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, 25” color TV’s to include HBO,  irons, hair dryers, free wireless Internet access and valet laundry. The bathrooms are a tub/shower combination. Historian Inn also offers a complimentary

continental breakfast and early check-in/ late checkout (based upon availability). ♦♦♦ AAA Rating. Sierra Motel 1501 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5145 or 800-682-5857 www.sierramotel.net sierramotel@yahoo.com One-bedroom motel rooms, separate cottages with kitchenettes, family units with weekly rentals. On-site parking. Microwaves and refrigerators available upon request.


Village Motel 1383 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2624 Fax: 775-782-1135 Located in downtown Gardnerville. 13 one-bedroom hotel rooms, one story, exterior corridors, on-site parking. Dogs allowed (fee) in limited units. Free local telephone calls. Restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Westerner Motel 1353 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-782-3602 or 775-782-3602 Located on Highway 395 on south end of town. 25 one-bedroom motel rooms, one story, exterior corridors, on-site parking. Fee for pets in limited units with prior approval. Outdoor heated pool. Free local telephone calls and early check-in/late checkout based upon availability. ♦♦ AAA Rating.

Genoa David Walley’s Resort · Hot Springs · Spa 2001 Foothill Road P.O. Box 158 Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8155 or 800-628-7831 www.davidwalleys.com Located 1½ miles south of Genoa. Year-round destination featuring all the amenities of a world-class spa. Offering hotel rooms, one-bedroom/one-bath and two-bedroom/two-bath luxury suites with fully appointed kitchens, private balcony, and fireplace. Indoor/outdoor corridors, on-site parking. Amenities include fine dining, outdoor café, catering/conference facilities, wedding services, gift shop, tennis and fitness center, six mineral hot spring tubs, luxurious body treatments, outdoor swimming pool, steam and dry saunas. Spectacular scenery from verandas, patios, and a lagoon surrounding the property. Golf, dining, shopping, and historical sightseeing within a two-mile drive. ♦♦♦ AAA Rating.

Minden Best Western Minden Inn 1795 Ironwood Drive (off U.S. Highway 395) Minden, NV 89423 800-528-1234 or 775-782-7766 www.bestwesternmindeninn.com Located in the Ironwood Shopping Center just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and Highway 88. Features 83 one-bedroom hotel rooms, two stories, exterior corridors, on-site parking. Combination tub/shower or shower only. Fee for pets in limited units with prior approval. High-speed Internet access, voice mail, irons, hair dryers, heated outdoor pool, coin laundry; fax service available. Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. Free continental breakfast and free local telephone calls. Restaurants and movie theater in walking distance. ♦♦♦ AAA Rating. Carson Valley Inn Hotel · Casino · RV Park 1627 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9711 or 800-321-6983 Fax: 775-782-7472 www.cvinn.com info@carsonvalleyinn.com Located in the heart of Minden. 152 rooms, four stories, interior corridors, views of mountains or ranch land. One king-size bed or two queen-size beds, combination bath and shower, voice mail, TVs with remote, pay-per-view movies and games, wireless high-speed Internet access, clock radios, irons, hair dryers, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facility. Three dining choices: Katie’s Country Kitchen, CV Steak, and Job’s Perk Coffee and Wine Café. Cabaret Lounge with free entertainment. Full casino including slots, blackjack, craps, poker room, and sports book. Conference facilities, free local telephone calls, and early check-in/late checkout based on availability. ♦♦♦ AAA Rating.

Lake Tahoe, one of the most spectacular sights in the world, is a 25-minute drive from Carson Valley via Kingsbury Grade or U.S. Highway 50.

The Cottonwood Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast in Gardnerville.

The White House Bed and Breakfast in Genoa.

The Sierra Motel in Gardnerville.

The Westerner Motel in Gardnerville.

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Hotels, Motels, and Resorts continued Carson Valley Motor Lodge 1634 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9711 or 800-321-6983 Fax: 775-783-6636 www.cvinn.com, info@cvinn.com The Carson Valley Motor Lodge is a 75-room facility located on the grounds of the Carson Valley Inn Hotel/Casino/ RV Park. The Motor Lodge was built in 1993. Check-in for the Motor Lodge is in a historic building. Its location on U.S. Highway 395 affords panoramic views of the scenic Sierra Nevada mountain range and the 10,633-foot snowcapped Job’s Peak. Built in 1926, the restored house offers a cheery sunroom for relaxing or reading and a fireside sitting area. The Carson Valley Motor Lodge offers park-atyour-door convenience. Exterior entry to all rooms and just two stories allow easy room access. The facility is next door to a modern convenience store (Carson Valley Market) and just a three-minute walk to the main Carson Valley Inn Hotel/Casino complex. Motor Lodge guests have full access to the pool/spa/fitness facility in the main hotel. Motor Lodge rooms are 254 sq. ft. All rooms have either one king bed or two queen beds, 25" color TV with remote, pay-per-view movies and games, wireless high-speed Internet access, clock

Topaz Lodge and Casino sits near the California/ Nevada border overlooking Topaz Lake.

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radios, irons, and hair dryers. Bathrooms are tub/shower combinations. The two minisuites are 440 sq. ft. and include a bedroom area with one king-size bed plus a sitting room with a queen-size hide-a-bed couch, small refrigerator, coffeemaker and supplies, microwave, and wet bar. Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites 1659 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-7500 or 800-HOLIDAY www.carsonvalleyhotel.com The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and Highway 88 in Minden, Nevada. The hotel offers 81 non-smoking guest rooms which includes 20 suites. Rooms are elegantly appointed with wood furniture, 32” Sony LCD TVs offering HBO, free wired and wireless internet, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, AM/FM clock radios, comfortable lounge chair, work desk and ergonomic chair. Suites include a microwave and mini refrigerator, a pull-out sofa bed and wet bar. Complimentary Express Start Buffet Style breakfast is provided from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Arabic Smart Roast Coffee and tea are served all day, and freshly baked cookies are served in the evening. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, business center and local phone calls all free of charge. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Minden is expertly equipped to host your next business meeting, staff retreat or special event in our Job’s Peak Room which can accommodate up to 50 people. So whether you are visiting for business or to enjoy the Carson Valley’s world-class golfing, skiing, or other outdoor recreational opportunities, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Minden is ideal for your stay. Make the Holiday Inn Express your home away from home.

Holiday Lodge 1591 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-2288 Fax: 775-782-3765 Twenty one-bedroom hotel rooms, one story, exterior corridors, on-site parking. Fee for pets in limited units with prior approval. Outdoor pool. Restaurant within walking distance.

Topaz Lake Best Western Topaz Lake Inn 3410 Sandy Bowers Avenue (off U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake) Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-266-4661 Fax: 775-266-4104 www.bestwestern.com/topazlakeinn 29081@hotel.bestwestern.com Located off U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake, approximately 18 miles south of Gardnerville. 32 large rooms (405 sq. ft.), some with whirlpools. All rooms feature views of Topaz Lake. Three stories with interior and exterior corridors, elevator. Combination tub/shower or handicap-accessible shower only. Fee for pets in limited units with prior approval. Free high-speed Internet, microwave, refrigerators, irons, hair dryers, outdoor spa/hot tub, fitness room, and coin laundry. Free deluxe continental breakfast. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, swimming, bird watching, hunting, and stargazing. ♦♦ AAA Rating. Topaz Lodge Super 8 1979 U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-962-0732 or 775-266-3338 www.topazlodge.com, rick@topazlodge.com Located off U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake, approximately 18 miles south of Gardnerville. 102 hotel rooms, all with views of Topaz Lake. Three stories, exterior corridors, on-site parking. Combination tub/shower or shower only. Fee for pets in limited units, in-room coffeemaker, voice mail, dining 24 hours, coffee shop, steakhouse, buffet, cocktails, lounge, casino,


Recreational vehicle facilities are available throughout Carson Valley.

heated outdoor pool, playground, game room, gift shop, meeting rooms, and fullservice general store with gas, diesel and propane. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, bird watching, and swimming. ♦♦ AAA Rating.

RV and Camping Minden Carson Valley RV Park 1639 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9711 or 800-321-6983 www.cvinn.com, info@cvinn.com The Carson Valley RV Park is a 59-site park with full hookups including electric, water, sewer, and cable TV, located on the grounds of the Carson Valley Inn Hotel/ Casino. 26 are pull-through sites, the rest are back-ins. All sites have 120-volt/ 20-amp circuits and 240-volt/30-amp circuits. 19 of the pull-through sites also have 240-volt/50-amp circuits. The RV Park includes a laundry, men’s and women’s shower rooms, a dump station, coin laundry, wireless high-speed Internet access, and a pet area. Located behind the Carson Valley Market which provides gas, diesel, and grocery items. Guests in the Carson Valley RV Park may use the pool/spa/ fitness facility located on the second floor of the hotel. Shuttle service is available from 4 p.m. to midnight between the RV Park and the main hotel/casino. Good Sam member. Silver City RV Park Resort 3165 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-267-3359 www.silvercityrvresort.com manager@silvercityrvresort.com Features include 202 full hookup spaces, 35-foot-wide pull-through spaces, 6 tent sites with full hookups, telephone, cable TV with HBO, 20mb wireless Internet access, covered swimming pool and spa, great room with big screen TV, banquet room for special events, fishing pond, pitch ’n’ putt golf course, fitness center, clubhouse, slot

Traveling by RV is a popular way for visitors to enjoy the tranquil, laid-back atmosphere of the valley.

machines, playground, laundry facilities, beauty/barber shop, general store with easy access gas, diesel, and propane, and RV storage. 10% discount for AARP, AAA, and Good Sam members. Camp Club USA members receive a 50% discount. Weekly/monthly rates available.

Topaz Lake Topaz Lake Park 3700 Topaz Park Road Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9828 www.topazlake.com This park occupies 90 acres on the shores of Topaz Lake, a reservoir on the NevadaCalifornia border about 20 miles south of Gardnerville. The park attracts anglers and water sports enthusiasts. It is stocked with rainbow trout and just recently, largemouth bass. Brown trout turn up as well. Pleasure boaters and water skiers use the boat launch and ramp at the park. Because of the proximity to the Toiyabe and Eldorado national forests, the park is also a good base or way station for expeditions into wilder country. Camping facilities include 15 campsites with water and electrical hookups, 45 developed non-hookup campsites with water available every 3rd campsite, a group camp area (no hook ups) that can accommodate up to 6 RVs, and a spacious undeveloped camping area right up to the water’s edge. There are flush toilets, showers, a trailer dump station and a convenient fish cleaning station. A playground for the kids is available along

with a volleyball court and horseshoe pit too! Also on the property is a secured storage area for RV’s and boats with an affordable rental fee program. The park is a well-kept secret among birdwatchers. Small birds sighted at the park include orioles, swallows, red-winged blackbirds and yellow warblers. A pair of bald eagles nests nearby while ospreys and pelicans are frequently seen. During migration season, the park’s location on the Pacific Flyway makes it an especially good birding spot. Topaz Lodge RV Resort U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-962-0732 or 775-266-3338 www.topazlodge.com, rick@topazlodge.com Located in the picturesque Antelope Valley overlooking beautiful Topaz Lake. This full-service RV resort features full-service pull-through spaces, restrooms, hot showers, cable TV, telephone hookups, general store, and 24-hour fuel and diesel. Upon check-in, you receive a complimentary coupon book good for discounts on food, drink, and gaming at the Topaz Lodge and Casino. As a “Club” member, you can use your accumulated “gems” to pay for your RV space, along with your supplies and gas. Grand views of Topaz Lake are available from almost every RV space. Good Sam member.

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Leisure and Arts

ART GALLERIES, DAY SPAS/HOT SPRINGS, MUSEUMS/HISTORIC SIGHTS, THEATER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WINERY

Art Galleries East Fork Gallery Record-Courier Center 1503 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7629 Heartstrings Gallery & Gifts 1572 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-781-0861 Lone Tree Frame Company & Gallery 1598 Esmeralda Avenue (Old Town Minden) Minden, NV 89423 775-782-2522 www.lonetreegallery.net

David Walley’s Resort/Hot Springs/Spa has been hosting travelers since the 1860s.

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Spectrum Art Gallery Located inside Carson Valley Arts Council 1572 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8207 or 775-781-0150 www.cvartscouncil.com

Day Spas and Hot Springs Body Language 1478 4th Street Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8485 Massage, skin care/aesthetician, nail design and full-service hair salon. Doctor on site, Botox, filler and laser services.

C and Company 1577 3rd Street Minden, NV 89423 775-783-9883 Facials, massage, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and full-service hair salon. David Walley’s Resort · Hot Springs · Spa 2001 Foothill Road Genoa, NV 89423 775-782-8155 or 800-628-7831 www.davidwalleys.com A year-round destination featuring six naturally hot mineral-spring pools, full-service spa, fitness center, and award-winning restaurant and café. Drago Salon 1667 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-5909 Facials, massage, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and full-service hair salon. Grover Hot Springs State Park P.O. Box 188 Markleeville, CA 96120 530-694-2248 or 530-694-2249 www.parks.ca.gov, grover@gbis.com One of the park’s two concrete pools is fed by the runoff from six mineral springs with an average temperature of 102 to 104 degrees F.

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Millennium Medical Day Spa 1524 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-1127 Permanent makeup, nail services, waxing, and teeth whitening. Restoration Wellness Spa 1528 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville NV 89410 775-783-4930 http://restorationdayspa.com Acupuncture, massage therapy, and organic skin care. Shear Heaven Salon and Day Spa 1328 U.S. Highway 395, #301 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3115 Pedicures, manicures (gels, acrylics), body wraps, massage, facials, full-service hair salon, infrared sauna, and waxing. Studio Vogue Salon 1495 U.S. Highway 395, #A Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-1469 Massage, facials, pedicures, manicures, and full-service hair salon. Taylor York Salon 1662 U.S. Highway 395, #106 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-6059 Massage, facials, pedicures, manicures, and full-service hair salon.

Museums and Historic Sights Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center 1477 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2555 www.historicnevada.org The architect for this building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was Frederic J. DeLongchamps. First serving as a high school, the building now features Basque and Native American exhibits as well as an exhibit on Nevada’s

wild and free-roaming mustangs. A special highlight is “Main Street,” depicting Main Street in Gardnerville as it was from 1870–1950, with its mercantile, dry goods and drug stores, doctor’s office, barbershop, and newspaper office. Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 1450 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-9417 parks.nv.gov/hr.htm dangbergranch@parks.nv.gov The Home Ranch began as the 1857 homestead of Heinrich F. Dangberg, a German immigrant who founded a sheep and cattle ranch that grew to 48,000 acres. The Dangbergs were one of the area’s most prominent families and founded Minden in 1905. Although the Dangberg Land and Livestock Co. no longer exists, the family residence and other ranch buildings are now a Nevada State Park, packed with 19th and 20th century artifacts. Four generations of the Dangberg family lived here, and their possessions remain to help tell the story of Carson Valley ranching. Guided tours through several of the buildings are offered from the middle of April through mid-December, by advance reservation only.

The Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville houses a series of exhibits on the rich history of Douglas County.

Restored in 2005-2007, the Dangberg Home Ranch is now open for guided tours. Advance reservations required; please call 775-783-9417.

Georgie Beeding Dangberg (left) and Gertrude Hironymous Dangberg pose in front of the Dangberg Home Ranch house, ca. 1898. Georgie and Gertrude were the wives of John and H. Fred Dangberg, Jr., the oldest sons of ranch founder H. F. Dangberg, Sr. Dangberg Home Ranch photos courtesy Nevada State Parks.

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Wood-framed barns from the 1800s dot the landscape throughout the valley.

Museums and Historic Sights continued

The Courthouse Museum in Genoa features the original territory jail.

Courthouse Museum in Genoa 2304 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-4325 www.historicnevada.org The original Douglas County Courthouse from 1865 to 1916, later serving as the Genoa School. Exhibits highlight Native Americans, the Emigrant Trail through Nevada, the Pony Express, and Snowshoe Thompson, as well as an old-fashioned parlor, a post office, a school classroom, and the original courtroom and jail. Open midMay to mid-October. Mormon Station State Historic Park 2295 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-2590 Mormon Station was originally a trading post established during the 1849 Gold Rush as a place for California-bound travelers to rest and purchase supplies before tackling the Sierra Nevada. It was the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada and was later renamed Genoa. The park features exhibits in the museum and stockade as well as a pavilion and picnic area.

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa is operated by Nevada State Parks and tells the story of Nevada’s first settlement.

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Carson Valley Historic Walk/Drive Want to learn more? Be sure to stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority and pick up the Walking/Driving Tour Map for a self-guided tour of historic and recreational points of interest in Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden, and the rest of Carson Valley.You can also download the map on our visitors’ website at www.VisitCarsonValley.org. Through this journey you will learn about: “Lucky Bill” Thorington and why he was the first man to be hanged in Nevada; the Oldest Bar in Nevada (Genoa Bar and Saloon); the historic Genoa Cemetery, where many early pioneers (including Snowshoe Thompson) are buried; and Cradlebaugh Bridge, where a waterwheel was the inspiration for the Ferris Wheel’s invention by George Washington Ferris. Plus much more! Discover Minden Walking Tour Explore this former railroad town with its rich agricultural and rural heritage as you stroll through the tree-lined streets with your Discover Minden Walking Tour Map and Guide. Stop by the Visitors Center or the Town of Minden office to pick up the walking tour map and guide. Main Street Gardnerville Walking Tour Take a stroll down Main Street Gardnerville — see and feel Gardnerville’s cultural heritage, visit the shops, and enjoy a great meal. Pick up a map at the Visitors Center or the Town of Gardnerville office.

Spectator Sports University of Nevada, Reno www.nevadawolfpack.com Featuring college football, baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and track and field athletic events. For complete schedule and ticket information, please visit the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack website.

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Locals and visitors bring out their cameras and spotting scopes during the winter migration of bald eagles to Carson Valley. The popular Eagles and Agriculture weekend features tours and information about the relationship between wildlife and agriculture.

Theatre Carson Valley Arts Council 1572 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8207 or 775-781-0150 www.cvartscouncil.com Carson Valley Arts Council actively works to bring artists, a diversity of art forms and audiences together in our community. Performing arts series, youth programming, and a visual arts gallery are just a few of the programs promoted by CVAC. Visit the website for a schedule of arts events and concerts.

Wildlife/Bird Viewing Jacks Valley Road From U.S. Highway 395 take Jacks Valley Road (SR-206) west and south, birding the 22 miles to SR-88. Muller Lane, Genoa Lane, Mottsville Lane, and Centerville Lane are other roads to travel for wildlife and bird viewing. River Fork Ranch Owned by the Nature Conservancy, River Fork Ranch is an 800-acre working cattle ranch located south of Genoa at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Carson River. Access the Carson River, visit its wetland and wet meadow habitats,

and see the Nature Conservancy’s restoration work first-hand. Spooner Lake State Park Park entrance off SR-28, onehalf mile north of the junction with U.S. Highway 50. Paved road, dirt paths around the lake. The road to Marlette Lake also has good birding.

Wine Retail/Winery Battle Born Wine 1448 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7684 www.battlebornwine.com Featuring a wide selection of local and imported wines. Tahoe Ridge Winery Marketplace and Bistro 1644 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-1566 www.tahoeridge.com Tahoe Ridge wines are produced from grapes grown throughout Nevada and California. In addition to wine, there is a wide selection of imported and domestic beers as well as a tempting menu of lunch and dinner items.

Many birds of prey can be seen in the Carson Valley, including a variety of hawks and owls.

Grapes grown in the Carson Valley make their way to Tahoe Ridge Winery.

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Sports and Recreation Carson Valley is an outdoor

ATV/OHV Tours and Trails

adventurer’s playground, with

Lake Tahoe Adventures P.O. Box 11521 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-577-2940 www.laketahoeadventure.com info@laketahoeadventure.com ATV, ATV Buggy, Jeep, and Hummer high-mountain tours to scenic Carson Valley, spring to fall. Snowmobile tours in winter months. Tours by appointment.

activities year-round. Fishing for rainbow, German brown, or cutthroat trout is popular at Topaz Lake, the Carson River, and streams and ponds in the valley. Hikers enjoy lush green trees, vibrant wildflowers, and abundant wildlife. Nearby, Lake Tahoe is home to ski resorts and sandy beaches, and boasts some of the world’s best terrain for climbing, hiking, and biking. The MindenTahoe Airport, a general aviation facility, is known as home base for one of the best places in the world for soaring. Glider and hot air balloon rides are available most of the year.

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Walker River Resort Hunting Preserve 1 Hudson Way Smith Valley, NV 89444 775-465-2573 or 800-446-2573 www.wrresort.com, resortservices@aol.com Sporting clays course, fly-fishing, ATV trails, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi. RV park with full hookups. Pine Nut Mountain Trail The beginning of the trail is located in south Gardnerville off U.S. Highway 395. Traveling south on the highway, turn left onto Pinenut Road. At the fork in the road stay to the left; you will still be on Pinenut Road (the right fork is Dump Road). Proceed on Pinenut Road for approximately 0.7 miles to where Pinenut Road becomes a dirt road/trail. From there you can access miles of trails in the

scenic Pine Nut Mountains. There are mines in the vicinity as well as geocaching sites (www.geocaching.com). There are other trails to the north that will take you through the Fish Springs area, eventually connecting to Sunrise Pass Road. If you continue to right at the fork in the road you will come to Pinenut Road II. By taking this road you can find trails that will eventually take you to the Smith Valley area. On this road, approximately 1.9 miles


Four different golf courses are just minutes from one another and offer golfers a great combination of quality and variety.

Hot air ballooning is a popular year-round valley attraction.

from the first fork, you will find an area designated for nonmotorized vehicles. The trailhead is designated by a large parking area with a tree in the middle of the lot. There is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) map on the southern end of the parking lot showing the available trails. This area is for nonmotorized use only and is well-traveled by mountain bikers. For further trail information and directions stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center.

Ballooning

Sunrise Pass Trail The trail starts at the end of Johnson Lane, approximately 3.9 miles east of U.S. Highway 395 in Minden. Johnson Lane becomes a dirt road and turns into Sunrise Pass Road. The road connects to a number of trails. As you travel you will pass Painted Rock on your left, approximately 1.9 miles from the end of Johnson Lane. You can proceed into mountainous terrain at this point or continue along Sunrise Pass Road over Sunrise Pass, which eventually leads to Wellington and Yerington. For further trail information and directions stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center.

Lake Tahoe Balloons P.O. Box 19215 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 800-872-9294 or 530-544-1221 www.laketahoeballoons.com info@laketahoeballoons.com Featuring hot air balloon flights in Carson Valley or out of Lake Tahoe.

Picketts Junction Only a 15-minute drive west of Gardnerville on SR-88 is Hope Valley. You can pick up a picnic lunch at Woodfords Station and head out to Picketts Junction (intersection of SR-88 and SR-89).You will find a small parking lot on the south side of the intersection. This lot is the start of the dirt road to Burnside Lake. During late spring through fall (weather-dependent) you can take the road all the way to Burnside Lake, approximately 6.5 miles from the intersection of SR-88 and SR-89. The dirt road can be traveled using most SUVtype vehicles. For further trail information and directions stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center.

Balloon Nevada P.O. Box 2718 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-790-7572 balloonnevada.com info@balloonnevada.com Balloon Nevada offers private hot air balloon rides in Carson Valley (Minden, Gardnerville, and Genoa).

Batting Cages Line Drive U Indoor Batting Cages 2577 Nowlin Road Minden, NV 89423 775-267-3331 Open seven days a week. Hours vary; call for times.

Boat Rentals/Launch Topaz Lake Park 3700 Topaz Park Road at Topaz Lake Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9828 or 775-266-3343 www.topazlake.com Boat-launching facilities are located at the northeast shore of the lake.

Bowling Silver Strike Lanes 1281 Kimmerling Road, #8 Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-5454 www.silverstrikelanes.com ss-info@silverstrikelanes.com

Fishing and Fish Hatchery Angler’s Edge 1506 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-4734 www.theanglersedge.com Fly-fishing supply store. Nevada, California, and Pyramid Lake fishing licenses available. Fishing excursions available for individuals and groups. Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex 710 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-265-2425 www.fws.gov/lahontannfhc

Topaz Landing Boat Rentals 3505 Topaz Lane at Topaz Lake Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-266-3550 Aluminum motorized fishing boats for up to four people are available for rent at Topaz Lake.

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A variety of water sports are available at Topaz Lake.

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World Gym 885 Mahogany Drive Minden, NV 89423 775-782-2705 www.nevadafitnessminden.com

to approximately 250 aircraft and hosting 80,000 annual operations. In addition to the soaring companies, services offered at the airport include two fixed-base operators, aircraft maintenance, helicopter tours, and traditional flying lessons.

For information on other fitness centers, pilates and yoga studios, please go to www.visitcarsonvalley.org or call the Carson Valley Visitors Authority at 800-727-7677 or 775-782-8144.

Soaring NV 1140 B Airport Road Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9595 www.soaringnv.com info@soaringnv.com Experience world-renowned soaring in spectacular Carson Valley. Soaring combines excitement with quiet serenity. Glide above one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Minden is ideally located for soaring pilots who want to experience soaring at its best.

Flying and Soaring

The Carson River features several prime spots for fly-fishing fans.

Fishing and Fish Hatchery continued Woodfords Station 290 Old Pony Express Road Woodfords, CA 96120 866-258-5949 or 530-694-2930 www.woodfordsstation.com info@woodfordsstation.com California fishing licenses, fishing tackle, and bait sold. Also offered: breakfast items and sack lunches to go.

Fitness Centers and Facilities Carson Valley Swim Center 1600 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8840 carsonvalleyswimcenter.com In addition to the swimming facilities, the Swim Center features an exercise room with two treadmills, a Lifecycle, a Lifestep, a multi-station gym, free weights (3-40 lbs.), and a PreCor EFX556.

The Carson Valley is recognized as one of the world’s premier locations for flying unpowered aircraft, or soaring. The thermals created by the surrounding mountains and prevailing weather patterns create spectacular flight conditions and pilots from all over the world travel here to enjoy them. A soaring community exists at the Minden-Tahoe Airport where locally based private pilots and two commercial soaring companies are located. Whether you are an experienced pilot bringing your own aircraft; a pilot who wishes to improve their skill and rating; or someone who simply wants to experience the thrill of soaring, Carson Valley is the place! Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV) 1146 Airport Road Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9871 www.mindentahoeairport.com The Minden-Tahoe Airport is a nontowered general aviation airport, home

Soar Minden 1138 Airport Road Minden, NV 89423 775-782-7627 or 1-800-345-7627 www.soarminden.com Soar Minden offers glider rental and instruction, plus scenic glider rides over Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley. HeliTahoe.com 1901 Airport Road, Suite 106 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-544-2211 www.helitahoe.com Claudio@helitahoe.com View Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley as they were meant to be viewed: from a helicopter! Helitahoe offers scenic tours of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Curves For Women 1540 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3350 www.curves.com Paradise Tan and Gym 1267 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7466

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The Carson Valley is one of the best locations in the USA for glider high altitude wave flights. From April to October many soaring pilot visitors base their gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport.


The Minden-Tahoe Airport is Carson Valley’s aviation facility.

Flying Start Aero 1150B Airport Road Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8359 Flight school and air taxi service.

Geocaching

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for Global Positioning System (GPS) users. Individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. For more information about geocaching please visit the following websites: www.geocaching.com www.nevadageocaching.com www.waymarking.com

Golf Courses

Carson Valley features four unique and challenging golf courses, all within a 10- to 15-minute drive. If that’s not enough, there is also a consortium of the area’s top courses, the Divine Nine, which

The Resort Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Club was designed by Johnny Miller and Robert Harbottle III.

Carson Valley Golf Course along the Carson River offers the natural shade of century-old cottonwood trees.

consists of Carson Valley Golf Course, Dayton Valley Golf Club at Legado, Eagle Valley East and West Golf Courses, Empire Ranch Golf Course, Genoa Lakes Golf Club (Lakes Course and Resort Course), Silver Oak Golf Club, and Sunridge Golf Club. Combined, the Divine Nine courses offer 171 holes of championship golf spread across more than 70,000 challenging yards of the most scenic terrain in the area. For information on these courses as well as additional information on our Carson Valley courses, please visit www.DivineNine.com. You can book your tee times online. Carson Valley Golf Course 1027 Riverview Drive Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-3181 www.carsonvalleygolf.com golf@carsonvalleygolf.com The natural shade of the tall cottonwoods planted by the early settlers over a century ago, and the cool rush of the Carson River, give this course a unique character unlike any other golf course in Northern Nevada. Groups always welcome. Genoa Lakes Golf Club – Lakes Course 1 Genoa Lakes Drive Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-4653 www.genoalakes.com info@genoalakes.com Rated third-best course in the state and annually rated one of the top courses on the West Coast. Genoa Lakes has 18 championship holes in a magnificent natural setting winding along the Carson River and framed by the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada.

Genoa Lakes Golf Club – Resort Course 2901 Jacks Valley Road Genoa, NV 89411 877-866-7700 or 775-782-7700 www.genoalakes.com info@genoalakes.com The design team of golf legend Johnny Miller and acclaimed architect John Harbottle created this 18-hole masterpiece (formerly Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch) carved out of the eastern Sierra overlooking the Carson Valley. Sunridge Golf Club 1000 Long Drive Carson City, NV 89705 775-267-4448 www.sunridgegolfclub.com sunridgegolf@yahoo.com With unique topography, elevated tees, and sloping fairways, this 7,000-yard, par-72 championship course winds through the breathtaking vistas of Carson Valley.

Genoa Lakes Golf Club offers two championship courses, both nationally recognized for their challenging and gorgeous layouts.

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Cycling and horseback riding are two popular area activities.

Hiking, Mountain and Road Biking, and Equestrian Chappell Ranch 531 Centerville Lane Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-6483 www.chappellranchllc.com Safe, fun, educational horsemanship instruction for kids, teens and adults. Single day, weekend and week long programs for riders from novice to experienced. Faye-Luther Trail Gardnerville, NV www.carsonvalleytrails.org The Fay-Luther Trail System is an 8.8 mile network of linear and loop trails with a connection to the Jobs’ Peak Ranch Trailhead. These trails are open to mountain bikes and equestrians except for the trail section between Valley View Loop and the Job’s Peak Ranch Trailhead. Dogs are allowed year-round and must be leashed. Please stay on designated trails only and respect private property. Distance: 4 miles Classification: Family-friendly, light to moderate Low/high elevation: 1,600 to 4,800 feet Directions: Driving south on U.S. Highway 395 into Minden, NV, take SR-88 for 6.5

Hiking trails are plentiful around Carson Valley, from Topaz Lake to Lake Tahoe.

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miles to Fairview/Foothill, drive 1.75 miles to trailhead on the left. Driving north on U.S. Highway 395 toward Gardnerville, NV, turn left on Dresslerville Road (SR-756), follow to Centerville Road, continue to SR-88, and follow directions going south. Grover Hot Springs State Park P.O. Box 188 Markleeville, CA 96120 530-694-2248 or 530-694-2249 www.parks.ca.gov grover@gbis.com Located 35 minutes from Gardnerville, the 700-acre park is in Hot Springs Valley at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Mountains rise abruptly on three sides. Hawkins Peak, at 10,023 feet, is 3 miles northwest of the valley, and Markleeville Peak, 9,417 feet, is 4 miles to the southwest. Directions: Drive south on SR-88 to Woodfords. Turn left onto SR-89 to Markleeville. In the middle of Markleeville, take the paved road west for about 4 miles to the park. Parking fee. Job’s Peak Ranch Trail Gardnerville, NV www.carsonvalleytrails.org The trail begins at the trailhead located on Foothill Road, approximately four miles south of SR-207 (Kingsbury Grade), and follows an easement through a private development. The first portion is through a sage-covered, open-space area. After a gradual uphill, the trail enters a forested area, crosses a small creek, and continues to climb through the forest until it ends at the California-Nevada state line. Once on U.S. Forest Service land it is possible to hike to Job’s Canyon. The trail is intended for hiking (pedestrian use only). Dogs okay on leash. Future plans call for connection to the Faye-Luther Ranch Trail. Distance: 1.5 miles Classification: Family-friendly, light to moderate Low/high elevation: 4,540 to 4,800 feet

Directions: Driving south on U.S. Highway 395 into Minden, NV, take SR-88 to Mottsville Lane, turn right, and drive to Foothill Road. Turn left and drive approximately four miles to the trailhead. Driving north on U.S. Highway 395 toward Gardnerville, NV, turn left on Dresslerville Road (SR-756), follow to Centerville Road, continue across SR-88 to Foothill Road, turn left, and drive approximately 3.1 miles south to the trailhead. Pine Nut Trail The beginning of the trail is located in south Gardnerville off U.S. Highway 395. Traveling south on U.S. Highway 395, turn left onto Pinenut Road. At the fork in the road stay to the left; you will still be on Pinenut Road (the right fork is Dump Road). Proceed on Pinenut Road for approximately 0.7 miles to where Pinenut Road becomes a dirt road/trail. Continue right; at the fork in the road you will come to Pinenut Road II. On this road, approximately 1.9 miles from the first fork, you will find an area designated for nonmotorized vehicles. The trailhead is designated by a parking area with a large tree in the middle of the lot. There is a BLM map on the southern end of the parking lot showing the available trails. This area is for nonmotorized use only and is well-traveled by mountain bikers. For further trail information and directions stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center. Sierra Foothills www.bicyclenevada.com Bicyclists along this route in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada encounter deer, golfers, hot springs, antique stores, gingerbread homes, and rustic ranches stretching across the Carson Valley. The route offers several scenic spots where you can stop to shop, eat, or enjoy the view. Begin your journey at the base of Kingsbury Grade and proceed north on Foothill Road. Be aware of the automobile traffic on this road.


Tahoe Rim Trail Lake Tahoe 775-298-0012 www.tahoerimtrail.org The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail forms a loop around Lake Tahoe. Riders can expect lofty views of granite peaks, vibrant green meadows, and the bright blue water of the lake. The trail offers a variety of terrain and challenges for mountain bikers. Some sections of the trail are closed to mountain bikers or allow biking only on even-numbered days. Directions: The Tahoe Rim Trail circles the lake and bikers will find nine trailheads. The bike trailheads south from Spooner Summit; the next trailhead is where SR-207 (Kingsbury Grade) meets U.S. Highway 50, just north of Stateline. All trail maps can be downloaded from the Tahoe Rim Trails website.

Hiking/Biking Equipment Rentals and Guided Tours Spooner Lake Outdoor Company 888-858-8844 spoonerlake.com (December–March) or theflumetrail.com (May–October) Bicycles available for rent in the summer/ fall months, cross-country skis in the winter months. Guided tours and lessons are available.

Horseback Riding and Carriage Rentals Borges Sleighrides 775-588-2953 www.sleighride.com Zephyr Cove Stables 775-588-5664 www.zephyrcovestables.com

Hunting and Trap Shooting Capitol City Gun Club 3590 Arrowhead Drive P.O. Box 21149 Carson City, NV 89721 775-882-9904 www.capcityclays.com Offers all clay target sports to the public. Douglas County Shooting Facility Gardnerville, NV 775-782-9828 Located at the end of Dump Road, near (you guessed it!) the dump. Shooting areas

contain shaded bench rests on concrete pads. Bring your own seat and sandbags. The earthen berm for the pistol range is at 50 yards, while the berms for the rifle range are at 100, 200, and 300 yards. Walker River Resort Hunting Preserve 1 Hudson Way P.O. Box 90, Smith Valley, NV 89430 775-465-2573, 800-446-2573 www.wrresort.com resortservices@aol.com Sporting clays course, fly-fishing, ATV trails, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi. RV park with full hookups.

Ice Skating South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena Parks and Recreation Department 1176 Rufus Allen Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-542-6262 www.recreationintahoe.com bswain@cityofslt.us

Lake Cruises Bleu Wave Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 866-413-0985 www.tahoebleuwave.com Featuring public cruises, weddings, private charters. Lake Tahoe Cruises 900 Ski Run Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 800-23-TAHOE or 530-541-3364 www.zephyrcove.com M.S. Dixie II P.O. Box 1667 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 800-23-TAHOE or 775-589-4906 www.zephyrcove.com info@zephyrcove.com The M.S. Dixie II, a 570-passenger paddlewheeler, offers cruises on Lake Tahoe daily.

Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake, brings visitors from around the world to Northern Nevada and is only minutes away from Carson Valley.

Woodwind Cruises 605 U.S. Highway 50, Suite 6 P.O. Box 1375 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 888-867-6394 or 775-588-3000 www.sailwoodwind.com info@tahoeboatcruises.com Woodwind Cruises offers two sailing vessels at separate locations on Lake Tahoe.

Motocross

Nevada Motocross Park Pine Nut Road 775-690-0150 or 775-901-1771 www.nevadamotocrosspark.com steve@nevadamotocrosspark.com New in 2009, Nevada Motocross Park hosts local and regional races for riders of all ages and abilities. Practice days are also offered for riders seeking to upgrade their skills. Check the website for a schedule of practice days and events.

Nevada Motocross Park is located in Gardnerville off Pinenut Road adjacent to the animal shelter.

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Outfitters and Tour Guides Bent Rod Flyfishing Carson Valley, NV 775-782-8881 Resident guide at Pleasant Valley Flyfishing preserve provides fly casting lessons and guide services for individuals and groups. FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Birding Under Nevada Skies Jim Woods, owner 775-265-3914 www.birdingundernevadaskies.com Providing tours to the best birding areas in Nevada; custom designed tours with expert birders. Great Basin Sports Minden, NV 89423 775-450-3446 www.greatbasinsports.com friedschool@hotmail.com Whitewater rafting on the East Carson and Truckee Rivers from April to October. Kayak fishing and kayak camping tours on various alpine lakes. Kayak lessons – from introductory, for those considering paddling but not sure where to start, to advanced, featuring roughwater handling, rescuing, edging, advanced strokes, and navigation. Boat rentals, guided trips. Guided scenic snowshoe tours featured November to March. Reservations required, weather-dependent. Heritage Tours 1456 Foothill Road Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-782-2893 www.heritagetours95.com lauraranch@charter.net Provides customized itineraries and step-on guides for large or small groups and individuals. Little Antelope Pack Station Joe Cereghino, outfitter 775-315-6222 www.littleantelopepackstation.com Offering custom trips, from drop camps to fully guided, all-inclusive trips. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters 2705 Lake Tahoe Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-541-8202 www.tahoeflyfishing.com Local licensed guides, perfect for beginners or those looking to enhance their skills.

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Lampe Park in Gardnerville is a popular setting for locals and visitors alike.

Tahoe Whitewater Tours Boathouse, 303 Alpine Meadows Road (off Highway 89) P.O. Box 7466 Tahoe City, CA 96145 800-442-7238 www.gowhitewater.com Offers tours on the east fork of the Carson River in the spring. Other tours include the Truckee River and the American River.

Parks and Picnic Areas Carson Valley Skate Facility Waterloo Lane (across from Lampe Park) Gardnerville, NV Located just west of U.S. Highway 395 near Lampe Park, this state-of-the-art facility boasts over 30,000 square feet of rails, roll-ins, 6-foot drop-ins, fun boxes, and an hourglass-shaped bowl for the ultimate skating experience. Douglas County Fairgrounds Pinenut Road Gardnerville, NV 775-782-9828 The fairgrounds complex is located off U.S. Highway 395, two miles down Pinenut Road. This 81-acre complex encompasses a number of wonderful features including a rodeo arena with chutes and pens, a practice arena, a 1,500-seat grandstand, an announcer booth, a pavilion, horse barns, concession/restroom buildings, a tree farm, and a staging area. To reserve the entire fairgrounds, the pavilion, or other areas, call the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

Genoa Park 2289 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8696 Genoa Park has three levels, a children’s playground and restrooms. Parking is along Nixon Street. Heritage Park 1447 Courthouse Street (cross street U.S. Highway 395) Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7134 Heritage Park is a two-acre park located east of U.S. Highway 395 on Gilman Avenue and Courthouse Street. It played host to cow pasture boxing for many years. Park amenities include an 800-squarefoot pavilion, a restroom, and numerous picnic tables. Heritage Park is the official home for “Movies in the Park” during the summer months and hosts events throughout the year, including the Rockathon car show, Old Town Days, and Carson Valley Christmas Kick-off. The park is available to rent for special events. Johnson Lane Park Stephanie Lane Minden, NV 775-782-9828 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv.us Johnson Lane Park is a five-acre park located on Stephanie Lane in the Johnson Lane area. Users of the park enjoy a two-acre softball/baseball/soccer field, an outdoor basketball court, a group picnic shelter, and a children’s play area. Restrooms and a parking area are available.

www.VisitCarsonValley.org


Lampe Park 1325 Waterloo Lane Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9828 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv.us Lampe Park is the crown jewel of the Douglas County park system. It is a 32-acre facility, located on Waterloo Lane on the west side of U.S. Highway 395. The park was completed in 1975 and includes three softball and two hardball fields, a soccer field, two volleyball courts, a restroom/concession building, and a group picnic shelter. There are numerous picnic tables and benches throughout the park. Families can come to feed the ducks and geese along Willow Creek, or enjoy the largest playground structure in Northern Nevada. Minden Park Esmeralda Avenue Minden, NV 775-782-5976 Conveniently located just one block off U.S. Highway 395 between Esmeralda and Mono streets. Two acres of lush lawn, a 1,000-square-foot covered gazebo, restroom facilities, shade trees, and gazebo lighting in the evening. The gazebo can hold up to 50 guests. Tables, seating, and sound system are included in the rental fee. Mitch Drive Park Mitch Drive Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-2048 This 20-acre park located in the Gardnerville Ranchos has tennis courts, a play area for children, a dirt track for horseback riding, and a measured walking/ running path. Model Airplane Complex Pinenut Road Gardnerville, NV 775-782-9828 This facility is located on the opposite side of Dump Road from the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Just behind the Douglas County Animal Shelter, this two-acre site has a 60x400 asphalt runway with taxiways for the sport of model airplane flying. Mormon Station State Historic Park 2295 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-2590 www.parks.nv.gov mormonstation@parks.nv.gov Mormon Station State Historic Park is the site of Nevada’s first permanent nonnative

settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group facilities are available. The park is open May through October.Various talks, presentations, and events are held at the park throughout the year. (For a schedule of events, please view the website.) Picnic tables and grills are provided under large shade trees. The group pavilion accommodates up to 250 persons and is available by reservation. Ranchos Aspen Park Muir Drive and Lyell Street Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-782-9828 This 17-acre park boasts a soccer field, paved pathways, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, multiple play areas, a group pavilion that is available to rent for parties of up to 75 people, and a four-field youth baseball complex that is home to the younger divisions of the Carson Valley Little League. Stodick Park Toler Road Gardnerville, NV 775-782-9828 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv. us Located on Toler Road on the east side of U.S. Highway 395, Stodick Park occupies 11 acres. Amenities include one tot ball field, three softball fields with soccer field overlays, picnic areas, a concession/ bathroom building, and paved parking. Topaz Lake Park 3700 Topaz Park Road Topaz Lake, NV 775-782-9828 or 775-266-3343 www.topazlake.com This park occupies 90 acres on the shores of Topaz Lake, a reservoir on the NevadaCalifornia border about 20 miles south of Gardnerville. The park attracts anglers and water sports enthusiasts. It is stocked by both states with rainbow trout, and brown trout turn up as well. Pleasure boaters and water-skiers use the boat launch at the park. Because of its proximity to the Toiyabe and Eldorado national forests, the park is also a good base for expeditions into wilder country. It is a wellkept secret among bird watchers. Small birds sighted at the park include orioles, swallows, red-winged blackbirds, and yellow

Snowshoe Thompson is memorialized at the entrance to Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa.

warblers. A pair of bald eagles nests nearby, and ospreys have also been seen. The park’s location on the Pacific Flyway makes it an especially good bird-watching spot. Topaz Ranch Estates Park Carter Way Gardnerville, NV 775-782-9828 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv.us Topaz Ranch Estates Park is located in the southern end of Douglas County on Carter Way. The eight-acre site has a recently remodeled community recreation building with restrooms and kitchen, a play area, a youth baseball field, a basketball court, a picnic area, and horseshoe pits.

The Town of Gardnerville presents “Movies in the Park” in Heritage Park during the summer.

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Lahontan Audubon Society Reno, NV www.nevadaaudubon.org/birdsites/ carsonvalley.htm Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of Tahoe National Forest 870 Emerald Bay Road, #1 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-573-2674 www.r5.fs.fed.us/ltbmu Sno-Park, special use and wilderness permits, online maps for OHV, beaches, wilderness areas, and more. One of the largest varieties of ski resorts anywhere in the world makes Lake Tahoe a haven for skiers and boarders of all abilities.

Recreation Information Resources

Department of Wildlife Offices State Headquarters/Western Region Office 1100 Valley Road Reno, NV 89512 775-688-1500 www.ndow.org

Bureau of Land Management Carson City Field Office 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89701 775-885-6000 www.nv.blm.gov/carson

Great Basin Bird Observatory One East First Street, #1007 Reno, NV www.gbbo.org

*Ski Resorts

Lifts

USDA Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District 1536 S. Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 775-882-2766 www.fs.fed.us/r4/htnf/districts/carson.shtml

Lessons

% Beg. Runs

% Int. Runs

% Adv. Runs

Phone

Elevation

Vertical Drop

Alpine Meadows

530-583-4232

8,637

1,800

2,400

13

X

25

40

35

skialpine.com

Boreal Mountain Resort

530-426-3666

7,700

500

380

9

X

30

55

15

rideboreal.com

Diamond Peak

775-832-1177

8,540

1,840

655

6

X

18

46

36

diamondpeak.com

Donner Ski Ranch

530-426-3635

7,781

750

460

6

X

25

50

25

donnerskiranch.com

Granlibakken

530-583-4242

6,250

300

7

2

X

80

20

0

granlibakken.com

Heavenly Mountain Resort

775-586-7000

10,067

3,500

4,800

29

X

20

45

35

skiheavenly.com

Homewood Mountain Resort

530-525-2992

7,880

1,630

1,260

8

X

15

50

35

skihomewood.com

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

209-258-6000

9,800

2,000

2,300

12

X

15

50

35

kirkwood.com

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe Center

209-258-7248

7,800

80 kilometers of groomed trails, 3 trail systems

X

20

60

20

kirkwood.com

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

775-849-0704

9,700

1,800

1,200

8

X

20

30

50

mtrose.com

Northstar At Tahoe

530-562-1010

8,610

2,280

2,480

16

X

13

62

25

northstarattahoe.com

Sierra At Tahoe

530-659-7453

8,852

2,212

2,000

12

X

25

50

25

sierraattahoe.com

Soda Springs Ski Area

530-426-1010

7,325

325

450

4

X

30

50

20

skisodasprings.com

Spooner Lake Cross Country

775-749-5349

9,214

X

30

40

30

spoonerlake.com

Squaw Valley U.S.A.

530-583-6955

9,050

2,850

4,000

33

X

25

45

30

squaw.com

Sugar Bowl

530-426-9000

8,383

1,500

1,500

10

X

17

45

38

sugarbowl.com

Resort

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Skiable Terrain (acres)

Nevada Division of State Parks HQ 901 S. Stewart, 5th Floor, Suite 5005 Carson City, NV 89701 775-687-4384 http://parks.nv.gov Parks, OHV, boating, watercraft permit and fee information.

80 kilometers of groomed trails on 9,000 acres

Website


Snowmobile Rentals Lake Tahoe Adventures P. O. Box 11521 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-577-2940 www.laketahoeadventure.com Snowmobile tours feature scenic, ultimate off-trail, and specialty excursions. Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center 760 U.S. Highway 50 at Zephyr Cove Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 775-589-4908 or 775-882-0788 www.zephyrcove.com Largest snowmobile tour center in the United States, provides tours to the “Top of Tahoe.”

Snow Play Picketts Junction Only a 15-minute drive west of Gardnerville on SR-88 is Hope Valley. At Picketts Junction (intersection of SR-88 and SR-89) you will find a small parking lot on the south side of the intersection. This lot is the start of the dirt road to Burnside Lake. During winter you can park here and take a short hike to a wonderful sledding and tubing hill. The road is also a great snowshoe and cross-country ski area. For further trail information and directions stop by the Carson Valley Visitors Center. Hope Valley Outdoor Center Picketts Junction, SR-88 and SR-89 Hope Valley, CA 530-694-2266 www.hopevalleyOUTdoors.com Top quality cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals, all levels of instruction, guided tours, 60 miles of trails, endless opportunities to explore the Humboldt/ Toiyabe National Forest.

Soaring see Flying and Soaring on page 22

Tennis David Walley’s Resort · Hot Springs · Spa 2001 Foothill Road Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8155 or 800-628-7831 www.davidwalleys.com Douglas High School 1670 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-5136

Lampe Park 1325 Waterloo Lane Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9828 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv.us Mitch Drive Park Mitch Drive Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-2048

Water Activities Carson Valley Swim Center 1600 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8840 www.carsonvalleyswimcenter.com Featuring four indoor pools open yearround: an activity pool for children; a warm pool, fully accessible with a ramp, pool lift, and stairs; a competitive pool with a diving well; and a catch pool for the two waterslides. There is also an exercise facility. Two outdoor pools are open April/May–October. East Fork Carson River Markleeville, CA Guide: Great Basin Sports Minden, NV 775-450-3446 www.greatbasinsports.com Gentle rapids, dramatic rock formations, and hot springs in the Class II section make the 210-mile east fork of the Carson River a trip that’s fun for the whole family. For your safety, check water flows with the U.S. Forest Service before attempting on your own. Directions: Drive south from the Carson Valley on SR-88 to Markleeville. Launch about 10 miles out of Markleeville.

The Sierra Nevada backcountry is a haven for snowmobilers.

Kayaking, on both rivers and lakes, is a popular water sport.

Lake Tahoe A 20-minute drive from Carson Valley, the renowned Jewel of the Sierra has beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, and water activities of all kinds. Topaz Lake Park 3700 Topaz Park Road Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9828 or 775-266-3343 www.topazlake.com This park occupies 90 acres on the shores of Topaz Lake, about 20 miles south of Gardnerville. The park attracts anglers and water sports enthusiasts. It is stocked with rainbow trout, and brown trout turn up as well. Pleasure boaters and water-skiers use the boat launch at the park.

Topaz Lake offers a smooth ride for jet skiers.

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Shopping

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Antique hunters will find a variety of shops in Carson Valley.

Antiques

Shops and More!

Big 5 Sporting Goods 1770 U.S. Highway 395 (Ironwood Cinema Shopping Complex) Minden, NV 89423 775-782-3412 Candles ‘n’ Crafts 1540 U.S. Highway 395, Suite 2 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-3525

Cheshire Antiques 1423 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-9117 www.cheshireantiques.com

North Valley Shopping Centers Located in north Minden off U.S. Highway 395, the stores in the north Carson Valley shopping centers currently include Best Buy, Play It Again Sports, Famous Footwear, Claire’s, Marshall’s, Michaels, Payless Shoes, CV Sports, Petco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, World Market, Borders Books, Pier One, Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, Target, Home Depot, Staples, Ross, and others. Dining options in the shopping centers are listed on page 4.

Antiquing in Carson Valley is more than just shopping; it is a historical experience! Step back in time to another era where friendly service is not a lost art but the way we do business. When purchasing an antique, you are acquiring a small piece of history. You may find items such as opera glasses, western memorabilia, quality Victorian furniture, collectible dolls, and Native American artifacts. Certified personal-property appraisal services are available.

Dake House Antique Emporium 2242 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-4951 Heirloom Antiques 1461 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-392-0383 Laura Springs Ranch & Antiques 1456 Foothill Road Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2893 Tumblewind Antiques 1600 Esmeralda Avenue Minden, NV 89423 775-782-2444

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From quaint boutiques to large retail outlets, you are sure to find an array of unique and attractive gifts to remember your trip to Carson Valley.

In-Town Shops and Boutiques Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find treasures at our many unique boutiques offering specialty cookware, quilting, one-of-a-kind jewelry, unusual home décor, and so much more. For a listing of special shops and boutiques, go to www.VisitCarsonValley.org and click on the Shopping icon. The Angler’s Edge 1506 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-4734 http://theanglersedge.com

Classical Glass 1453 U.S .Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5830 Country Carousel 1420 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-8178 The Dancing Deer 2292 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-5777 Eastern Harbor (located in the Scolari’s Shopping Center) 1329 U.S. Highway 395, #15 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3839 Especially For You 1218 Eddy Street Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-1966

Battle Born Wine 1448 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7684 http://battlebornwine.com

Felix Pottery and Artisan’s Shoppe 1459 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5434

Bellissimo 1455 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-0884

Fresh Ideas 1455 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-4094


Genoa Trading Company 2282 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-783-0091 Gilles Menagerie Boutique 2291 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-783-1004 Guns N Arrows (next to Anker Car Wash) 1507 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A 775-783-1858

Group Events and Weddings

Heartstrings Gallery & Gifts 1572 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-781-0861 Joyce’s Fine Jewelry 1503 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A, Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5631 www.wrappedinred.com

For groups of 12 to 200 or more,

Pioneer Yarn Company 1687 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-1221

there are many options to meet

The Quilt House 1328 Highway 395 North, #105 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-8845 www.thequilthouse.net

celebrations, corporate meetings, and

Ruby Rose Cowgirl Clothes 1427 U.S. Highway 395, Suites C and D Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-8218

Banquet and Meeting Facilities

Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace & Bistro 1644 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-1566 www.tahoeridge.com

Carson Valley Country Club Restaurant and Bar 1029 Riverview Drive Gardnerville, NV 89460 775-265-3715 www.carsonvalleycountryclub.com Semi-private, private, and outdoor dining areas that can accommodate a varying number of people.

Van Rensselaer Jewelers 1452 Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3476 Custom jewelry design and repair (including watches).

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your group’s specific needs. Family reunions, weddings, anniversary golf, ski, shooting, or fishing packages can be customized.

See page 26 for rental facilities available at public parks.

Carson Valley Improvement Club (C.V.I.C.) Hall 1604 Esmeralda Avenue Minden, NV 89423 775-782-5976 The main hall accommodates 300 people or dining for 250. Two additional rooms seat 35 and 10, respectively.

Carson Valley Inn Hotel · Casino · RV Park 1627 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9711 or 800-321-6983 www.cvinn.com Convention rooms accommodate 20–250 persons. Carson Valley Swim Center 1600 State Route 88 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8840 www.carsonvalleyswimcenter.com Pool and room rentals for special events. Corley Ranch 859 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-265-3045 www.corleyranch.com Special events and party planning. David Walley’s Resort · Hot Springs · Spa 2001 Foothill Road Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8155 or 800-628-7831 www.davidwalleys.com Ferris Recreation Park 1751 Orbit Way Minden, NV 89423 775-783-4675 parkrental@bpb-co.com Features include a completely enclosed pavilion that can seat up to 100 persons, barbeque pits, fire pit, basketball court, soccer field with goals, basketball courts, and volleyball area. Can accommodate 500 persons.

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The clubhouse at Genoa Lakes Golf Club is shadowed by Genoa Peak.

Topaz Lodge and Casino 1979 U.S. Highway 395 at Topaz Lake Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-962-0732 or 775-266-3338 www.topazlodge.com rick@topazlodge.com

Catering Banquet and Meeting Facilities continued Genoa Community Church Genoa, Nevada 775-782-8696 Nondenominational, seats up to 75. Genoa Lakes Golf Club & Resort 1 Genoa Lakes Road Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-6644 www.genoalakes.com Banquet and catering facilities can accommodate groups up to 250. Genoa Town Hall 2289 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8696 Built in 1886, this spacious hall has a maximum capacity of 280; will seat 150 people for dinner.

David Walley’s Resort offers a variety of options for your event.

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Orchard House 188 Carson Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-2670 www.orchardhouse.us Offering garden weddings and special events up to 400 persons in the heart of downtown Genoa. St. Gall Catholic Church – Pastoral Center 1343 Centerville Lane Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2852 Church is available to parish members and nonprofit community groups. Banquet facilities, kitchen, and stage.

Café Girasole 1483 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-3314 Carson Valley Inn 1627 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9722 or 800-321-6983 www.cvinn.com David Walley’s Resort · Hot Springs · Spa 2001 Foothill Road Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-8155 or 800-628-7831 www.davidwalleys.com Genoa Lakes Golf Resort 1 Genoa Lakes Drive Genoa, NV 89411 775-782-4653 www.genoalakes.com info@genoalakes.com


The gazebo at Minden Park has signified the small-town flavor of historic Minden since 1905.

La Ferme 2291 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 775-783-1004 www.lafermegenoa.com Lira’s Supermarket 1682 Lucerne Street Minden, NV 89423 775-782-7377 Russell’s Mercantile 1685 U.S. Highway 395, Suite C Minden, NV 89423 775-782-0019 Tahoe Ridge Winery, Marketplace and Bistro 1644 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-1566 www.tahoeridge.com

Entertainment, DJ Services, and Live Bands Go to www.VisitCarsonValley.org for a list of deejay services and live-band rental information.

Florists/Gift Baskets A Wildflower 1503 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 800-246-0011 or 775-782-7579 www.awildflower.net

Marriage License

A State of Nevada Marriage License may be obtained at the Douglas County Clerk’s Office located on the second floor of the old courthouse at 1616 8th Street, Minden; 775-782-9014.

Aladdin Flowers & Gifts 1411 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2655 www.aladdinflower.com

hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., clerk on call Saturdays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Floral Vineyard & Khristopher’s Café 963 Topsy Lane, Suite 312 Minden, NV 89423 775-882-3333

Photography

Wedding Locations

For a complete listing of churches and other wedding venues, please go to www.VisitCarsonValley.org.

Go to www.VisitCarsonValley.org for a list of photographers and photography studios.

www.VisitCarsonValley.org

The C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden is the site of many community meetings and special events.

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Services

Wide-open spaces make a casual bike ride in Carson Valley a special experience.

Information you may need to get to

Airports

the Magical Carson Valley and to

Carson City Airport (CXP) 2600 College Parkway, #6 Carson City, NV 89701 775-887-1234 www.carsoncity-airport.com Provides scheduled passenger airline activities.

get around once you’re in the magical valley — airports, banks, grocery stores, medical facilities, libraries, post offices, transportation (limo, bus, car), and weather/road information.

Scenic beauty and outdoor recreation welcome visitors to “The Magical Carson Valley.”

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Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL) 1901 Airport Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-541-4082 www.laketahoeairport.com A year-round all-weather facility with professional services for the general aviation and corporate executive traveler, less than 15 minutes from the heart of Lake Tahoe’s South Shore community. Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV) 1146 Airport Road Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9871 www.mindentahoeairport.com 990-acre general aviation nontowered airport serving a broad base of aviation uses, from corporate travel to recreational flying and soaring.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) 2001 East Plumb Lane Reno, NV 89502 775-328-6870 www.renoairport.com Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the only commercial airport serving Northern Nevada. Rental car agencies, shuttles, and taxis are available at the airport.

Banks Bank of America 1646 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-782-5125 Bank of America (inside Raley’s Supermarket) 1363 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-783-1124 Carson River Community Bank 951 Jacks Valley Road, Suite C Minden, NV 89423 775-783-3224 www.carsonrivercb.com


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Driving through the Carson Valley offers views of pine-covered rolling hills that give way to flat, lush farmland and the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada. Hungry? Take time to enjoy a meal at one of the valley’s restaurants. Better yet, spend a day or two and enjoy the variety of activities that draw people to the area for indoor and outdoor recreation.

City National Bank 1647 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-885-1224 El Dorado Savings Bank 1517 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7222 Greater Nevada Credit Union 1545 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-882-2060 www.gncu.org Nevada State Bank 1656 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-6345 www.nsbank.com U.S. Bank 1525 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2268 www.usbank.com U.S. Bank (inside Smith’s Food & Drug Center) 1341 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5734 www.usbank.com Wells Fargo Bank 1542 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7118 www.wellsfargo.com

Grocery Markets and Drug Stores Lira’s Supermarket Minden Village 1681 Lucerne Street Minden, NV 89423 775-782-7377 Raley’s Supermarket 1363 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5130 Camera department offers one-hour photo, Kodak Picture Maker to produce prints from print or digital, make a CD, or make enlargements. Rite Aid 1329 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7042 Camera department offers one-hour photo development. Scolari’s Food & Drug Company 1329 U.S. Highway 395, #12 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-5550 www.scolarisclub.com Camera department offers 24-hour service and has a Kodak Picture Maker to produce prints from print and digital, make a CD, and make enlargements. Sierra Market 1532 US Highway 395, 8B Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-392-0314 Smith’s Food & Drug Store 1341 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-0155 Camera department offers 3- to 5-day turnaround.

Trader Joe’s 3790 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-267-2486 www.traderjoes.com Walgreens 1342 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-0537 www.walgreens.com Camera department offers one-hour photo development. Wal-Mart Super Center 2770 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 775-267-2158 www.walmart.com Camera department offers one-hour photo development.

Libraries Douglas County Public Library Minden Branch: 1625 Library Lane Minden, NV 89423 775-782-9841 Lake Tahoe Branch: 233 Warrior Way Zephyr Cove, NV 89449 775-588-6411 douglas.lib.nv.us Services include children’s programs, Internet access, information service, interlibrary loan, and use of word processors, photocopier, public typewriter, and meeting rooms.

www.VisitCarsonValley.org

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Excellent medical facilities are readily available.

Aztec Transportation Service BlueGo Kingsbury Express 775-883-2100 www.aztectours.com Charter bus services.

Hospitals, Medical Centers, and Urgent Care Barton Memorial Hospital 2170 South Avenue South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-541-3420 www.bartonhealth.org Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare 1600 Medical Parkway Carson City, NV 89701 775-445-8000 www.carsontahoe.com Carson Valley Medical Center 24-hour emergency care 1107 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-1500 or 775-782-1600 www.carsonvalleymedicalcenter.org Merry Medical and CVMC Urgent Care Minden Village 1649 Lucerne Street Minden, NV 89423 775-782-1603 www.carsonvalleymedicalcenter.com Minden Medical Center and Urgent Care 925 Ironwood Drive Minden, NV 89423 775-783-7800 www.carsontahoe.com

Post Offices Gardnerville Post Office 1267 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville NV 89410 800-275-8777 Gardnerville Ranchos Post Office 1271 Kimmerling Road Gardnerville, NV 89460 800-275-8777 Genoa Post Office 2244 Main Street Genoa, NV 89411 800-275-8777 Minden Post Office 1640 U.S. Highway 395 Minden, NV 89423 800-275-8777 Serving the Topaz Lake area: Wellington Post Office 2818 SR-208 Wellington, NV 89444

Transportation – Public and Rental All Seasons Tahoe Limousine 2651 Kayne Avenue Minden, NV 89423 800-334-1826 or 775-267-2222 www.tahoelimo.com Amador Stage Lines, Inc. 635 Ferrari Mcleod Reno, NV 89512 775-324-4444 or 775-324-4452

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Douglas Area Rural Transit (DART) P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423 775-783-6456 dcparks-recreation.co.douglas.nv.us DART offers two fixed-route buses that extend from Topaz Ranch Estates to Wal-Mart Super Center with approximately 19 stops to serve your transportation needs. Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1415 U.S. Highway 395 Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-7752 Hertz Rent-A-Car Hutt Aviation Minden-Tahoe Airport Minden, NV 89423 775-782-8277 Minden Taxi Service P.O. Box 577 Minden, NV 89423 775-265-7060 RTC Intercity 866-NV-PRIDE (687-7433) www.rtcwashoe.com Express weekday commuter bus service between Carson City and Reno.

Weather/Road Information Nevada Department of Transportation safetravelusa.com/nv/ The Weather Channel www.weather.com National Weather Service www.wrh.noaa.gov

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Carson Valley’s four seasons offer plenty of sunshine for outdoor activities.


Carson Valley Weather

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Month

Average High

Average Low

Average Precipitation

January

47°F

17°F

1.47 in.

February

53°F

21°F

1.19 in.

March

59°F

25°F

1.10 in.

April

65°F

28°F

.33 in.

May

73°F

35°F

.46 in.

June

83°F

42°F

.42 in.

July

92°F

46°F

.22 in.

August

91°F

44°F

.33 in.

September

84°F

38°F

.39 in.

October

72°F

29°F

.58 in.

November

58°F

22°F

.89 in.

December

49°F

16°F

1.00 in.


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Visit us soon in Nevada’s Magical Carson Valley! For the most current information on dining, shopping, lodging, and activities, please visit www.VisitCarsonValley.org.

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority Visitors Center 1477 U.S. Highway 395, Suite A Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-8144

Front and back cover photos feature Carson Valley’s famous view of the Sierra Nevada and Job’s Peak. This “photo opportunity” peak is named after Moses Job, who founded a general store along the valley’s foothills in 1855. Visitors are amazed and delighted with the pastoral beauty of the valley and awed by the magnificence of the surrounding mountain views.

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