Choose Your Adventure! Wet, on Wheels or as a Spectator, We Show You How to Enjoy Reno/Tahoe.
Chow Down on Some Adventurous Eats! What Gym? Shopping IS Exercise! The Best of Reno/Tahoe Go Mobile with QR Codes! Our First Interactive Issue
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We have it all! Art Galleries Jon Paul Gallery Marcus Ashley Gallery Sun Art Gallery Untamed Art Wyland Galleries
Eateries Ea teries Baja Fresh Blue Dog Pizza Jamba Juice Raley’s Deli Starbucks Subway
S ervices Services Bike Rentals - Sports Ltd. Buckingham Vacation Properties Century 21 Escape Nail Spa Imagine Salon Raley’s Pharmacy Raley’s Superstore Wells Fargo Bank
Specialty Shoppes Sp ecialty S hoppes Alpaca Exotic Imports Beads ETC. Dog.Dog.Cat. Lake Tahoe Holidays Simpson’s Jewelers Sports, Ltd. Tahoe Trading Post True Value Hardware
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Go Mobile with QR Codes! Our First Interactive Issue.
10 The Best of Reno/Tahoe 26 Choose Your Adventure! Wet, on Wheels or as a Spectator, We Show You How to Enjoy Reno/Tahoe
32 Chow Down on Some Adventurous Eats! 48 What Gym? Shopping IS Exercise!
explore 12 Three Getaways in One 14 Soaring over Lake Tahoe 16 History Around Every Corner
18 Lake Tahoe Regional Map 20 South Lake Tahoe City Map 22 Carson City Map 24 Reno City Map 26 Choose your Adventure
GETAWAY Guy Dreu Murin braves the rapids at Truckee River Whitewater Park in Reno. Follow his adventures on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/gSgWll
Online and mobile— so fast, so convenient and now, with PlanMyGetaway.com and QR Codes, so GETAWAY Reno/Tahoe.
from the editor Hello and welcome to the greater Lake Tahoe, Carson and Reno area! I am thrilled to kick off this issue with some exciting news. Our new Web site, PlanMyGetaway.com, is now live! With this new, vibrant extension of our brand, we are launching a new feature beginning with this issue—QR Codes! What is a QR Code? QR Codes are not too unlike the bar codes you see on products in the grocery store, in function. Modern cell phones equipped with cameras can take a picture of a QR Code and “read” it, with the help of a decoding app. Once the Code is read, your phone’s browser will take you to wherever that code is programmed to send you. You might be whisked away to watch a video about an exciting destination or have the chance to win something in a contest. In a word, QR Codes are FUN! How do you use it? This issue of GETAWAY Reno/Tahoe features QR codes throughout. If you don’t have a QR Code reader, search the AppStore, Android Market or Blackberry AppWorld on your cell phone. If you don’t have a camera-, weband app-enabled phone, just point your browser to PlanMyGetaway.com to see all the great new content we have for you. I would love to hear about your experiences and, of course, what you think of this new interactive feature. Please email me, “like” our magazine on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. I love hearing from our readers!
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Relaxation after Action
What It Feels Like to Unplug
Adventures in Real Estate
Boating Etiquette – Playing Nice on the Water
What Gym? Shopping IS Exercise!
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best of reno/tahoe Best Massage Spa – South Lake Tahoe
A Body ReNEW Massage Close your eyes. Imagine relaxing on a heated massage table while your therapist soothes your muscles and makes your worries and stress melt away as you sink into pure bliss. You may be prepared to pay top-dollar for an experience like this, but you don’t have to. A Body ReNEW Massage Spa offers a soothing massage experience that will leave you relaxed, but won’t empty your wallet. To book your vacation to relaxation and perfect bliss, just call. 530-545-3501, 2264 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. Easy online booking at www.SouthLakeTahoeMassage.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
world quality. If you are in the Tahoe area, be sure to ask if they serve Alpen Sierra coffee. The Alpen Sierra Roasting Plant offers tours, retail coffee sales and a free cup of coffee from 8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. For tour times, please call ahead. Order your coffee online at alpensierracoffee.com 2222 Park Place, #1A, (Meridian Business Park, Minden Airport), Minden, 775-783-7263. www.alpensierracoffee.com *See the Carson map on page 22 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Memories are made at Chappell Ranch. Make yours today! You will love it. 775-265-6483, 531 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. www.chappellranchllc.com *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Best Way to Spend an Afternoon – Reno
River Walk District Shop. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Take a stroll along Reno’s Riverwalk District, located in the heart of downtown Reno and home to an abundant group of restaurants, delis, coffee houses, vintage shops, art galleries, taverns, live theatre and museums. The Riverwalk District is the area between Arlington Avenue and Lake Street along the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada. Discover downtown Reno’s Urban renaissance—visit the Riverwalk District! 775-825-WALK, Along the Truckee River, Downtown Reno. www.renoriver.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Best Mediterranean Food – South Lake Tahoe
Artemis Mediterranean Grill Best Kids Activity – South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Gymnastics (Kids Night Out) The kids event of the week in Tahoe is held every Saturday at Tahoe Gym. Kids Night Out is full of games, pizza, trampolines and fun, with an awesome kid-friendly movie shown on our jumbo 15 x 20 foot screen. It’s the perfect way to ensure your kids have fun while you go out for a meal or to the casinos. Spoil your kids and give yourself a break for less than it costs to hire a babysitter. The fun starts at 6 pm and ends at 11 pm. Reserve your spot today before we are sold out again. 530-544-7314, 867 Eloise Avenue, South Lake Tahoe. www.tahoegym.net *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Kids Night Out. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/eE67JH
Best Irish Pub – South Lake Tahoe
Murphy’s Irish Pub What do you get when you combine Irish hospitality with an Englishman’s sense of style? You get an environment like no other. Murphy’s Irish Pub serves up all the spirit of a true Irish establishment with a comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel at home. When you walk through the door, you will find wonderfully cooked pub comfort food, complete with European sports on the “telly” and a warm, friendly feel. 866-544-8004, 787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe. www.murphyspubtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Murphy’s Irish Pub. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/fS0SMv
Best Place to Get Pedicure or Manicure – South Lake Tahoe Best and Largest Zoo in Nevada
Sierra Safari Zoo
Best Fashion Boutique – Carson Valley
Especially For You Nestled in the heart of the Carson Valley, this specialty boutique is the best kept secret in all of the Sierras. They boast the largest selection of Brighton jewelry, accessories, handbags and gifts in all of northern Nevada. When visiting the Carson Valley, Especially For You is the place to shop for fashion, gifts, seasonal home décor and more. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Stop by and say “hey” or call. Come join the party every Saturday for drinks and eats while you shop, from 3 pm to close. 775-782-1966, 1218 Eddy Street, Gardnerville *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Especially For You. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/flp5Da
Best Coffee – Carson Valley
Alpen Sierra Roasting Company If you like coffee and have never been to a real coffee roasting plant, then you are in for a treat. Alpen Sierra has been a Certified Organic specialty coffee roaster since 1991, Alpen Sierra sources its coffees in the top two percent of
Have you ever seen a LIGER? They have one at the Sierra Safari Zoo! Sierra Safari has become the largest zoo in Nevada, with over 200 animals of over 40 different species. The zoo educates and entertains animal lovers of all ages. Some unusual animals reside at the zoo: Sloths, Lemurs, Zebras, Camels, Cavies and Leopards. Stop by today! 10200 North Virginia Street, Reno. 775-677-1101. www.sierrasafarizoo.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Bliss Salon If you have found this salon tucked away in the Kingsbury Center less than a mile from the casinos, then you are one of the lucky ones. Enjoy the views with your treatments or just relaxing on the deck. Bliss Salon offers a variety of manicures and pedicures for individuals or groups. Enjoy their clean, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. Snacks and beverages are provided as well. Welcome to Bliss Salon...Ahhhh. Walkins welcome. 775-588-1888, 290 Kingsbury Grade, Kingsbury Center (Behind Thai One On), Stateline. www.blisstahoesalon.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Best Wine Bar – South Lake Tahoe
Best Family/Group Day Out – Carson Valley
Chappell Ranch Want to do something for the whole family to experience the country the way it’s supposed to be? Chappell Ranch offers safe, fun and educational horsemanship for all ages from young kids to adults. With a variety of programs to choose from, there is something for everyone. Beginner to advanced riders are welcome. Year-round programs. Something the whole family can do together and everyone will enjoy!
Best Museum – Reno
National Automobile Museum The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars and four authentic street scenes representing each quarter of the 20th Century. The facades bring displays to life—a department store here, a movie theatre there—which accompany artifacts from each era. Audio tours let you explore the museum at your own pace. 775-333-9300, Corner of Lake and Mill Streets, Downtown Reno. www.automuseum.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Bliss Nail Salon. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/htuWNN
Après Wine Bar Enjoy world-class wines in the warm, inviting atmosphere of Après Wine Company. The wine bar features artisan-crafted wines by the taste or glass and delicious wine-inspired menu. The Enomatic tasting machines at Après let you swirl, sniff, sip and enjoy 24 wines daily! Fine wines, gifts for all occasions. 530-544-WINE (9463), Ski Run Center, 3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. www.apreswineco.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
One of the newest and most exciting experiences in Lake Tahoe, Artemis boasts an extensive and eclectic menu, featuring Greek and Mediterranean classics, pita wraps, soups, sandwiches, pita pizzas, exciting salads, delicious pastas and numerous specialty dishes, prepared from scratch daily. There is something for everyone, and everything is delicious and very reasonably priced. Try the Ghost Pepper Wings—if you dare! 530-542-2500, King’s Trading Post, 2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite A, South Lake Tahoe. www.artemismediterraneangrill.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Best Gift Store – South Lake Tahoe
Best Pet Store – South Lake Tahoe
Dog Dog Cat
Best Hidden Secret – Carson
Dog Dog Cat wants to provide your best friend with products that will enhance their health and enrich their life, like human grade food and snacks, earth-friendly grooming products, topnotch toys, collars, name tags, leashes and more. They also have some really cool stuff for humans. Come in and have a look around. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or simply an animal lover, they think you’ll find what you’re looking for. 530-541-2322, 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Raley’s Village Center), South Lake Tahoe. www.dogdogcat.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Downtown Gardnerville Visit Main Street Gardnerville, the only Main Street Program in Nevada, situated at the foot of the Sierras. Nestled inside historic buildings, you’ll find an interesting mix of specialty shops, professional services, clothing boutiques, options and gambling. Come enjoy special events that are anything but usual. Come experience something extraordinary in the heart of Main Street Gardnerville. Main Street Gardnerville, Carson Valley. www.mainstreetgardnerville.org *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Lake Tahoe Holidays Gift Store It is a hard feeling to describe, unless you have visited or have stayed in Tahoe for a while—the feeling of being exactly where you want to be. Lake Tahoe Holidays carries only the most unique gifts we can find and of the highest quality. We feature exquisite pieces and ornaments from around the world and locally made ornaments and jewelry, each distinct in its media. We also carry an array of beautiful everyday gifts and home decor. 530-544-8684, 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Suite 29, South Lake Tahoe. www.LakeTahoeHolidays.net *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions. spring 2011
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and Lake Tahoe! This picturesque time
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away to reveal the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. While Tahoe may experience cooler temperatures, the
valley warms up to a temperature com-
There’s a reason why so many television commercials are being shot in Lake Tahoe these days. The Aspens return to their previous green glory. Spring time is the perfect time to hit the trail of your choice, on foot, on a mountain bike, on an ATV and even on horseback. As the ski season wanes, the lake kicks into high gear and provides plenty of active scenery to act as the backdrop for your trail exploration.
fortable enough to play a round of golf, surrounded by snowcapped scenery. The mountains above continue to enjoy everything from crisp, cool and pleasant evenings to beautiful warm days. It truly is paradise. Lake Tahoe springs to life and tourists come in from all over the world to enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in the United States. Just step outside and our great outdoor playground stretches its arms out to you, saying “Come play!” Night and day, the entertainment is second to none, the gaming action never stops and the dining is a foodie’s paradise. We are so glad you are here!
Reno The Biggest Little City in the World is never small on activities or entertainment. This laid-back destination lets you party and play on your terms. Unlike other gambling towns, Reno has a relaxed flair that keeps you coming back for more. Why We Love Reno: White Water Kayaking! What? You thought you had to visit Colorado to ride the rapids? The TRUCKEE RIVER WHITEWATER PARK features a class two to class three course where kayakers can start at any point upstream 12
Why We Love Lake Tahoe: Mountains! There’s nothing better than exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains and discovering the many opportunities for adventure that lie within. Fortunately, there are a bevy of tour operators who can help you find your way. Our favorite place to rent ATVs is Lake Tahoe Adventures. www.laketahoeadventures.com
and enjoy a great ride. Yes, that is our own GETAWAY guy, Dreu Murin, on our cover enjoying the park. www.reno.gov
Carson Valley The Carson Valley is a magical place filled with unexpected surprises, new experiences and an array of indoor and outdoor activities. This diamond in the rough flies under the radar when it comes to tourist cities, and it’s possibly the best kept secret in travel. This hidden jewel is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is a mere 15 miles south of Carson City and 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Why We Love the Carson Valley: Soaring! Minden is considered to be one of the best places in the United States for motorless flight due to its optimal wind and weather conditions. When the wind is right, SOARINGNV can take you up in a glider and give you a relaxing ride or the adventure of a lifetime. www.soaringnv.com spring 2011
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I’m not going to call myself a daredevil. Although, sometimes I wish I was one. My vacation stories are usually pretty light on the action, heavy on the hammocks. Do I wish that I had gone zip-lining in Jamaica? Yes. Would I like to rappel down a wall and inner tube through caves in Belize? Definitely. Have I? No.
the glider is towed by a tow plane. At the right altitude, the pilot pulls a cord and separates the plane from the glider. From there, it’s pure aerodynamics, wind energy and enjoyment. The professionals at SoaringNV really took their time getting me comfortable with my safety equipment, the glider itself and what I would
Needless to say, I was a little nervous when my publisher told me I would be going aloft in an aircraft with no engine. At first blush, flying in a glider seemed like an activity only for the adventurous in spirit or brave of heart. Yet after just a few minutes with the professional glider pilots at SoaringNV in Minden, Nevada, I knew I was in good hands. Soaring is the purest form of flying and is also the most environmentally friendly. The glider has no engine and no propeller—to get up into the air,
be experiencing before I took off. Even though I would be sitting in front, Jeffrey Hazlegrove, an FAA-certified glider pilot instructor with over 10,000 glider flights in his stack of log books, would literally have my back, piloting the plane from the back seat. Suited up with the first parachute I have worn in my life, I was excited and ready to go. Jeffrey explained the controls to me like I was a pilot in training. Even though I was just along for the ride, I felt more knowledgeable about the glider than I ever have been
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about a commercial airliner. The excitement mounted as the tow plane pilot attached the tow line to the glider, started his own engine and began to take off. When the plane took off, the glider followed with ease. At the right moment, Jeffrey let me pull the knob to release the tow line. He told me I could have any kind of flight I wanted. We could take it nice and easy around Lake Tahoe, and if conditions were right, he could let me maneuver the glider. Or if I wanted a little adrenaline, we could do some tricks. I felt completely in control. For awhile, I just sat and marveled at the crystalline blue of Lake Tahoe and enjoyed it from an angle few people get to experience. I smiled at the tourists at Heavenly. I knew as we flew by them, it was a slim chance that they were having as much fun as I was. My whole flight could have stayed this relaxing. But then something happened, something great. I got this amazing burst of confidence and courage. I flew the glider on my own! Then, I told Jeffrey I was ready to do some tricks. How many people can say they flew upside down over Lake Tahoe? Well, at least one. In one flight, I went from the girl who doesn’t venture to the woman who does and loves it. If you are seeking relaxation or even a little adventure, you should take a glider ride at SoaringNV. Anyone can put you in a glider, but SoaringNV gives you an experience you will never forget. Give them a call at 775-7829595 or check out their Web site at www.soaringnv.com. Tell them Diane from GETAWAY Magazine sent you!
around every corner
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A ROAD TRIP when
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you want a low-key adventure. Road trips allow you to explore places you wouldn’t normally know about. You can stop into kitschy mom and pop shops, read historical markers and marvel about the feats of trailblazers who came before you. Imagine how long it must have taken a single family to travel from the Carson Valley, over to Carson City and down through the Pony Express Territory. On many days, a family or caravan would only travel 10 to 15 miles. On rainy and muddy days, they might only travel one mile. It would take them five to seven days just to travel the distance we can drive a car in a single hour. So, while the adventure we have laid out for you below may seem like a lazy day’s drive, it took almost two months for those early pioneers.
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Carson Valley Genoa, Gardnerville and Minden are the cities which make up the historic and beautiful Carson Valley. This area is home to Mormon Station State Historic Park, the Courthouse Museum of Genoa and the Oldest Bar in Nevada. You will find a variety of more modern boutique shops and travel destinations as well, like ESPECIALLY FOR YOU in Gardnerville, the TAHOE RIDGE WINERY and GENOA LAKES GOLF CLUB in Genoa and SoaringNV in Minden.
Historic Genoa Visit Genoa, Nevada’s first recorded permanent settlement, and experience a plethora of historic places. May 5 through 8, two-step into the past as the 16
The towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and a brilliant blue sky provide the perfect venue for talented cowboy poets, gifted musicians
and craftsmen, horsemen, cooks and folks who love and appreciate the western lifestyle. www.cowboypoetrygenoa.com
Dangberg Home Ranch Famed cowboy humorist Will Rogers was a frequent visitor of Fred Dangberg at Carson Valley’s Dangberg Ranch while filming the movie “Lightnin’” at Lake Tahoe in 1930. The site of the Dangberg Home Ranch is now a Nevada State Park. Four generations of the Dangberg family lived at the Home Ranch and, though they are gone, their possessions remain to help tell the important story of Carson Valley ranching. Guided tours lead visitors through the 15-room residence and last about 90 minutes. Advance reservations are required and can be made by phone or email. 1450 Highway 88, Minden 775-783-9417 email@example.com
Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise Although the Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise is not in the Carson Valley, the first edition of the Territorial Enterprise newspaper was printed in the Carson Valley town of Genoa on December 18, 1858. The press moved to Carson City and then to Virginia City and boasted it’s most
famous writer, Mark Twain, beginning in 1862. 53 South C Street, Virginia City 775-847-0525 www.visitvirginiacitynv.com Learn more fun Carson Valley facts at www.visitcarsonvalley.org
Carson City There are six Nevada Historical Markers in Carson City. These places helped shape the government, financial ability and people of both Nevada and the nation as a whole. Among the most historic of these, aside from the Nevada Capital Building, is The United States Mint, which is currently housed within the NEVADA STATE MUSEUM. On March 3, 1862, Congress passed a bill establishing a branch mint in the territory of Nevada. From its opening in 1870 to the closing of the coin operations in 1893, the coinage produced there amounted to $49,274,434.30. • Nevada Historical Marker #25: Nevada's Capitol Building Location: Downtown Carson City • Nevada Historical Marker #196: The United States Mint Location: The State Museum in Downtown Carson City • Nevada Historical Marker #70: Bliss Mansion Location: The intersection of Mountain and Robinson Streets, Carson City • Nevada Historical Marker #72: Nevada State Children's Home Location: The intersection of Stewart and Fifth Streets, Carson City • Nevada Historical Marker #75:
Government Building (1888-1970) Location: The Intersection of North Carson and Telegraph Streets, Carson City • Nevada Historical Marker #77: Dat-So-La-Lee Location: Snyder Avenue at the Stewart Cemetery, Carson City
Highway 50 through the middle of NV has been called America's Loneliest Road. The trip, however, is anything but lonely. There are six friendly communities to experience on this driving trip through the rugged untouched country: Dayton, Fallon, Fernley, Austin, Eureka
more horsepower at your command. Twelve miles from Carson City is the town of Dayton, where Nevada's first gold was discovered in 1849. The 1865 stone Schoolhouse Museum is open weekly and the 1875 firehouse and jail have been recently restored. Old Town features historic buildings such as Wells Fargo and the Pony Express Way Station. In 1950, Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe, was filmed in Dayton and the Dayton State Park has nature hiking trails and camp sites. Continue on 38 miles to Fernley, home to shooting championships, raceways and the gateway to Black Rock. Travelers can head out on a halfhour drive to the strikingly beautiful
long road trip, or you are a serious history enthusiast, visit the other three cities along Highway 50. • AUSTIN: Historic Stokes Castle can be viewed year-round along with over 11 buildings which are on the historical register, including three architectural church wonders. (189 miles from Carson City) • EUREKA: Get out and stretch your legs with a walking-tour of restored buildings including the 1879 courthouse still used by county government and its historic art gallery, the Opera House and the Eureka Sentinel Museum. (257 miles from Carson City)
Sand Mountain near Fallon
Ely's Ghost Train, Nevada Northern Railway
Stokes Castle in Austin
and Ely. Your trip will take you outside the immediate Reno/Tahoe area and down the path of Nevada’s Pony Express Route to experience a learning adventure of a lifetime. “It’s not often these days a family can disconnect from technology and head out on an adventure together across vast beautiful country engaging in cultural heritage and education,” stated mother of three Robbin Rettig of California. “Each stop along the way brought us closer to nature, history and each other. We had a sense of accomplishment,” she continued. After your visit to Carson City, hop on Highway 50 and you will be driving down a historic thoroughfare which used to be a main route for the Pony Express. Fortunately, you have much
Pyramid Lake with its fishing and water action and museum on the Paiute Reservation. And 28 miles later, you will come upon the community of Fallon. There, you can tour the ruins of Fort Churchill, an 1860s-era U.S. Army base built to protect settlers. In spring and fall, you can watch thousands of migratory birds stop at the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge within the internationally recognized Lahontan Valley Wetlands. Continue along Hwy 50 east of Fallon to Sand Mountain, a single enormous sand dune with camping and a destination for ATVers and sandboarders. Grimes Point reveals petroglyphs by ancient people who lived on ancient Lake Lahontan. If you are in the mood for a really
• ELY: A main attraction is the real steam train at the Nevada Northern Railway, where you can actually operate a historic locomotive. (339 miles from Carson City) No matter how far you decide to drive along America’s Loneliest Road, you are sure to have a great time in the Pony Express Territory. www.ponyexpressnevada.com Whether you stay in Reno/Tahoe or venture out like the pioneers of yesteryear, enjoy and embrace the cultural nuggets of Nevada’s past. Who knows what historical tidbit you will find around the next corner?
Nevada’s Pony Express Territory
Photo credits: Sand Mountain Near Fallon, photo courtesy of Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; Ely's Ghost Train, Nevada Northern Railway, photo by Tracy Owen Chapman; Stokes Castle in Austin, photo courtesy of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
REMEMBER THOSE BOOKS that let you
choose your own adventure? If you decided to go bike riding, the story would end up one way. If you decided to take a walk instead, your story would go another direction. Planning a vacation is a lot like reading one of those books. Depending on which path you choose, you could meet new and interesting people, work up a sweat or experience a breathtaking view. Reno/Tahoe is full of opportunities to choose your own adventure. We have ranked our adventures by fitness level to help you decide which ones you would like to pursue. The more hearts an activity has next to it, the more vigorous it is. As always, if you are planning to do something active or vigorous, be mindful of your fitness level to maximize your enjoyment of the activity.
= Low-Key Adventure = Everyday Adventure = Active Adventure = Vigorous Adventure 26
Adventure on Wheels
ATV = to Exploring is fun, but there is a certain rush you get while exploring and riding an ATV. Maybe it’s the dust and mud, possibly the wind in your hair. No matter what gets your adrenaline pumping, go off the beaten path on a guided ATV tour deep into the wilderness for a motorized adventure you will never forget. • Take an ATV, buggie or jeep tour with LAKE TAHOE ADVENTURES, 800-865-4679 www.laketahoeadventures.com Mountain Biking = Fast, furious and full of adventure, mountain biking isn’t for the faint of heart or weak in spirit. This pulsepounding activity scorches 833 calories an hour! If you are in shape for it, mountain biking is a great way to explore the mountains. While you are out, stick to marked trails and drink plenty of water. Most of all, enjoy yourself! • CAMP RICHARDSON RESORT, 530-5426584 www.camprichardson.com • NORTHSTAR DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE RESORT, www.northstarattahoe.com
• SIERRA ADVENTURES, 866-323-8928 www.wildsierra.com
Adventure on Foot Hiking = to Hiking can be as leisurely or challenging as you want it to be. The trick is that you must know your physical limitations. Paying attention to your capabilities is the difference between having a great time and not. According to Cari Colonius, REI Outdoor School’s Market Supervisor for the Sierra region, “You need to base the distance on what you normally walk or hike. So, if you walk two miles a couple times a week, you can start with a trail that is that distance, if it is low elevation. If it is high elevation, the same distance will be much more difficult, but is still probably doable.” WANNA RIDE™ provides point-topoint shuttle service to hikers and mountain bikers throughout the South Tahoe region. You can park your vehicle at your planned exit point and have Wanna Ride™ pick you up there to take you to the trailhead at your starting point. • WANNA RIDE™, 775-588-5800 www.wannaridetahoe.com
Walking Tours = to Taking a walking tour is a great way to get a little exercise and see the sites. Walking tours are great to take if you want to learn a lot about an area and learn about history first-hand. Some of our favorite walking tours:
popular downtown Reno walking tour features many free exhibits and demonstrations. • RENO RIVERWALK DISTRICT, www.renoriver.org
KIT CARSON TRAIL WALKING TOUR
The Kit Carson Trail is a walking path through Carson City’s residential homes district. A painted blue line and bronze medallions along the sidewalk mark the route, which features stops at landmarks, including 1800s-era Victorian-style homes, museums and churches. More than 60 landmarks are featured along the Kit Carson trail. This podcast will allow you to enjoy and learn the local history of Carson City at your own pace. Enter this URL into your Podcast program (such as iTunes): • www.visitcarsoncity.com/assets/ history/talking_houses.xml • For more information on the KIT CARSON TRAIL, call 1-800-NEVADA-1 or 775-687-7410 GENOA WALKING TOUR (Self-Guided)
Head 15 miles south of Carson City via U.S. 395 and Genoa Lane to the tiny hamlet of Genoa, the state’s first permanent settlement, home of the first printed newspaper and site of the first territorial government meetings. While you are there, walk on over to: the John S. Childs building, Genoa Bar, The Pratt House (Genoa House Inn), The Pink House and The Genoa Courthouse Museum. • GENOA COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, 775-782-4325 RENO ART WALK
Art openings, art demonstrations, special art installations, food specials and more await you at the RIVERWALK DISTRICT in Reno. Their monthly Art Walk takes place every first Thursday of each month from 4 to 9 pm in the West Street Market and on neighboring streets of the Riverwalk District. This
Adventure in the Air Balloon Rides = Go up up and away in a hot air balloon to drift high above Reno/Tahoe and see the sights. Hot air ballooning is a romantic way to rekindle relationships, start one or just find your own personal inspiration. Take off at: • LAKE TAHOE HOT AIR BALLOONS, 530-544-4004 • LAKE TAHOE BALLOONS, 530-544-1221 www.laketahoeballoons.com • MOUNTAIN HIGH BALLOONS, 530-587-6922 • SIERRA ADVENTURES, 775-323-8928 www.wildsierra.com Skydiving = and Bungee Jumping = to We had to put these thrill-seeking adventures in the same category. If you are seeking a serious adrenaline rush, skydiving or bungee jumping will give you the pulse-pounding rush you are looking for. These activities are not for the faint of heart. Strap into spring 2011
explore choose your adventure your safety gear and get ready to barrel toward the ground! Where to jump: • Bungee Jumping: GRAND SIERRA RESORT, Reno, www.grandsierraresort.com • Skydiving: SKY DIVE LAKE TAHOE, 530-832-1474 Soaring = to Soaring is the purest form of flying and is also the most environmentally friendly. Tell your pilot whether you are in the mood for a low-key relaxing flight or an exciting adventure flight with aerial tricks! Sit and marvel at the crystalline blue of Lake Tahoe and enjoy it from an angle few people get to experience. Smile and wave at the tourists at Heavenly. • SOARINGNV, Minden Airport, Minden, NV 775-782-9595 (look for the blue hangar) www.soaringnv.com
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Adventure on the Water Lake Tahoe = to If you just hop in your car and drive, Lake Tahoe is 72 miles in circumference. Known worldwide for its breathtakingly blue hue at some points, you can see down to depths of 75 feet from the surface! Go parasailing to get an amazing view of Lake Tahoe. Take your waterproof camera!
Rent a boat at: • ACTION WATER SPORTS, 530-544-3396 www.action-watersports.com • TAHOE KEYS BOAT AND CHARTER RENTALS, 530-544-8888 • SKI RUN BOAT COMPANY, 530-544-0200 www.tahoesports.com Or, rent a boat and kick back at a fullservice resort. • ZEPHYR COVE RESORT, 866-670-0429 www.zephyrcove.com
Whitewater adventure in the middle of downtown Reno? No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. You are reading this. You can ride Class II and III rapids at Truckee River Whitewater Park. The park features 11 pools for kayak play as well as a kayak racing course. Each year, the park plays host to the Reno River Festival, one of the country’s premier competitive kayaking events. • TAHOE WHITEWATER TOURS, 775-787-5000 www.gowhitewater.com • WILD SIERRA ADVENTURES, 775-323-8928 www.wildsierra.com • RENO RIVER FESTIVAL, www.renoriverfestival.com
Vicarious Adventure Amgen = to The 2011 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA will cover 800 miles and visit 15 host cities
for official stage starts and finishes. The first two stages of the Amgen Tour are taking place right here in Reno/Tahoe. Popular viewing spots: Stage 1: Sunday, May 15
- Starting Line: Cyclists begin at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe - Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Highway 50) - Stateline Casinos - Perimeter of Lake Tahoe (72 miles) - Emerald Bay - King’s Beach - Sand Harbor State Park - Spooner Summit - Zephyr Cove Resort - Finish Line: Northstar Drive – Northstar-at-Tahoe If you head to the finish line to cheer on the cyclists as they come in for the day, be sure to stay for the Amgen Tour of California Lifestyle Festival, a health and fitness expo which
features cancer awareness education, cycling gear, family activities, bike safety, food and entertainment. Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort will also host a Break Away from Cancer Walk on Sunday, May 15.
explore choose your adventure Stage 2: Monday, May 16
- Starting Line: Squaw Valley USA - Emerald Bay - Finish Line: Downtown Sacramento www.amgentourofcalifornia.com Tahoe’s 10-Day Countdown of events leading up to the start of the Amgen Tour of California will launch May 5. Events include: participation rides, expos, bike demos, bike to work week, community and charity events, headliner entertainment, a gala reception and more. www.tahoesouth.com/page/amgen Roller Derby = If you’ve seen Whip It, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut starring Ellen Page, you might have the bug to see what roller derby is all about. Check out these local teams with tough-as-nails ladies who skate in the name of bumps, bruises and glory.
Home Bouts: - BATTLE BORN DERBY DEMONS - April 16: Double Header vs. SHASTA DERBY from Redding, CA and UNDEAD BETTYS ROLLER DERBY from Antioch, CA - BATTLE BORN DERBY DEMONS - May 21: Double Header vs. TREASURE VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS from Boise, ID and SACRED CITY DERBY GIRLS from Sacramento, CA - LAKE TAHOE DERBY DAMES - June 11: Bout against REDDING ROLLER GIRLS, Redding, CA
- BATTLE BORN DERBY DEMONS - June 25: Double Header vs. V-TOWN DERBY DAMES from Visalia, CA and ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROLLERGIRLS from Denver, CO - LAKE TAHOE DERBY DAMES - July 9: Bout against CHICO NORCAL ROLLER GIRLS, Chico, CA The Battle Born Derby Demons can be seen at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. Catch the Lake Tahoe Derby Dames at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. www.battlebornderbydemons.com www.laketahoederbydames.com
adventurous Do you watch The Travel Channel or Food Network and say, “I could do that!” or, “I want to go there!”? Well, if you are up to a food challenge, want to eat some truly interesting cuisine or just want to try something new, you are in the right place! GETAWAY combed Reno/Tahoe and uncovered some of the most adventurous, interesting and downright daunting food adventures in the area. Get your video camera ready! Let’s go!
Food Challenges The Full Monty – Murphy’s Irish Pub If you’ve ever said, “I don’t know what I want on my burger,” you might enjoy this food challenge that makes sure you get all the burger toppings on the menu—at once! The Full Monty at Murphy’s Irish Pub stands a full foot high and is loaded with every topping
they offer. Bite into a half-pound of flame grilled sirloin burger on a bun with your choice of cheddar, Swiss or blue cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, BBQ sauce, sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, bacon, jalapenos, deep fried green chiles, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and is topped off with a fried egg. Finish it and you will be immortalized on the “Full Monty Wall of Fame.” 787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe 530-544-8004 www.murphyspubtahoe.com
The Earthquake – Swensen’s Conquer that sweet tooth of yours once and for all when you dive into the ultimate ice cream-eating challenge— The Earthquake at Swensen’s in Reno. The Earthquake shakes up your taste buds with eight different scoops of old-fashioned ice cream (you can pick your own flavors) and waves of rich toppings: chocolate fudge, hot fudge,
butterscotch, hot caramel, strawberry, pineapple jam, marshmallow, mixed almonds, whipped cream and cherries. If you can finish the massive sundae in one hour, you will get your picture on their “Can You Survive the Earthquake” wall. Be forewarned. Swensen’s has a massive sundae called the Chocolate Earthquake. This gigantic treat will not immortalize you on the wall or reward you with anything, but the satisfaction of impressing your friends and family with your ability to eat copious amounts of ice cream. So if you want to do the challenge, The Earthquake is the one for you. 3340 Keitzke Lane, Reno 775-825-3444 www.swensens.com
Unique Dishes Deep Fried Deliciousness – Clary’s Irish Pub You don’t have to go to the state fair to get fried goodness. Peek at the desserts on Clary’s menu and you will find something called Deep Fried Deliciousness. Whenever the mood strikes, Clary’s will pop something new, gooey and sweet in the fryer. Savor delicious fried creations like their Deep Fried Pop Tart or Deep Fried Oreo. What’s next…Fried Twinkies? Only a visit to Clary’s will tell! 2780 South Virginia, Reno 775-823-9444 www.clarysbarandgrill.com The Hamdog – Hamdogs What’s a Hamdog? It’s a hot dog wrapped in a hamburger, deep fried and smothered with chili, cheese, bacon and fried onions. This gastric bomb is
placed on a bun and topped with a fried egg and fries. Calorie packed? Oh yes! Delicious? You bet! But if you want one, you have to come early. Hamdogs stops serving their signature creation at 5:00 p.m. 1457 Industrial Way, Gardnerville 775-782-6835 Century Egg with Tofu – China Diner It may seem like something right out of Bizarre Foods, but people literally
hunt for places that serve Century Egg, a dark brown to black, preserved egg that requires no refrigeration. The egg almost always has a greenish hue to it and smells strongly of sulfur and ammonia, but people love it! Century Egg is usually served with soft tofu and fish flakes. If you are in the mood for a food adventure, give it a try. For $4.95, it’s an affordable way to say “Yeah, I tried that.” 275 West Street, Reno 775-786-3636 www.renochinadinerdowntown.com Curries – Orchid’s Authentic Thai Cuisine Authentic Thai curry is an adventurous cuisine that can be hard to find. At Orchid’s Authentic Thai Cuisine, you can find an amazing selection of curries made with chicken, pork, beef, tofu, duck, shrimp, scallops or a combination of any of them. In addition to
food adventurous eats the traditional emerald, ruby and golden curries you commonly see at Thai restaurants, Orchid’s offers several other curried delights. Those with adventurous taste buds should try their Chu Chee Curry, shrimp or white fish fillet in a red chili paste curry springing with kaffir lime leaves. The kaffir lime is a rough, warty green fruit that grows on thorny bush with aromatic and distinctively shaped “double” leaves used in truly authentic Thai cooking. 2180 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe 530-544-5541 www.thaitahoe.com
As Seen on TV Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Guy Fieri, star of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, raved about
Dish Café in their Fresh & Funky episode. Dish Café is small, but it has a big heart and a clear conscience when it comes to health. This eatery uses local produce, eggs and antibiotic-free meats to create tasty, yet delightfully healthy, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Go early for lunch and enjoy one of their many daily specials. 855 Mill Street, Reno 775-348-8264
Dinner Impossible Robert Irvine, host of Dinner Impossible on Food Network, heads to Lake Tahoe’s Edgewood Restaurant for the American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament. Although the food is not prepared at Edgewood Restaurant, rather in a kitchen set up on the green, you can dine in the restaurant. The episode has already aired, but if you are there July 12–17, stop by for this year’s tournament, which will feature some of the same players Robert cooked for on the show. 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline 775-588-2787 www.edgewoodtahoe.com Food Wars Over at The “Little” Nugget Diner in Downtown Reno, you can enjoy a burger that defies gravity and stomach capacity. Dubbed the Awful Awful, because it is
awful big and awful good, this burger is a massive slab of beef on an onion bun and all the traditional fixings. Over in Sparks, inside John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Rosie’s Café calls itself the home of the Awful Awful burger. So who does it best? Travel Channel’s Food Wars settled the score, but you can make the final decision. The “Little” Nugget Diner 233 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501 775-323-0716 John Ascuaga’s Nugget 1100 Nugget Avenue Sparks, Nevada 89431 800-648-1177 www.janugget.com Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels Rachael Ray shares her favorite spots to eat in Lake Tahoe, some of the finest and most fun-filled restaurants on the
South Shore. On her trip, she hits The Fresh Ketch, The Naked Fish, The Burger Lounge and a number of other fun and tasty spots. THE FRESH KETCH: The crew experienced what The Fresh Ketch is known for— pairing excellent seafood specials with an extensive wine list and dining by the fireplace in the downstairs Seafood Bar. The executive chef prepared Cioppino, a tasty seafood stew, halibut with fruit salsa and lamb chops. For the past 21 years, The Fresh Ketch has combined fine dining with breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. The restaurant has been voted Tahoe’s Best Seafood the past five years, too! According to Rachael Ray, it’s a reward well deserved. 2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe 530-541-5683
THE NAKED FISH: Creativity and sushi-
making experience combine at The Naked Fish to create a menu for all tastes —even non-sushi lovers. The specialty rolls are named after some of the area’s popular experiences. Try The Sierra Powder Roll, white fish, albacore and asparagus topped with wasabi tobiko and wasabi cream sauce. Rachael sampled the Tuna Roll and the Killer Green Roll, which consists of spicy tempura, soft-shell crab and avocado. 3940 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #3, South Lake Tahoe 530-541-3474 www.thenakedfish.com
food adventurous eats Throwdown with Bobby Flay Squeeze In is a favorite of visitors and locals alike and is consistently voted Best Breakfast in Truckee year after year. They profess to serve the “Best Omelettes On The Planet,”® a claim which prompted a visit from Throwdown with Bobby Flay. The end result was one more omelette added to Squeeze In’s menu, in honor of Flay, named the “Spanish Flay” that diners at all of the Squeeze In locations can enjoy. The dish was created at the Truckee location. 10060 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530-587-9814 THE BURGER LOUNGE: The unique comb-
inations have been gathered during the owner’s extensive travels, and the recipes have become somewhat of an urban legend around South Shore. Sink your teeth into the Jiffy Burger—
a burger with peanut butter, bacon, and cheddar. Peanut butter! 717 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe 530-542-4060
5020 Las Brisas Boulevard, Reno 775-787-2700 25 Foothill Boulevard, Reno *Opened in April 2011: At the time of printing, this location was so new a phone number was not available.
lifestyle look down at your nails, no matter how intense your adrenaline rush, and feel a sense of bliss. www.blisstahoesalon.com If you are in Reno, GETAWAY recommends: SOCIETY SALON, inside The Sands Regency – www.facebook.com/societysalon
action No matter how you define adventure, after a day of exploring new surroundings, working up a sweat or venturing to find that perfect souvenir, it’s time to relax. Travelling can take a lot out of a person! Reward yourself for a getaway well-enjoyed with a bit of postadventure relaxation.
purchased right then and there. Ski Run Center, 3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA. 530544-WINE, www.apreswineco.com If you are in Reno, GETAWAY recommends: WEST STREET WINE BAR – www.weststwinebar.com
#1 Enjoy a Glass of Wine
#2 Get Your Nails Done
Drinking wine comes with a bevy of benefits. Aside from being wonderful for relaxation, a glass a day is great for your health! Relax after a long day filled with adventure at Après Wine Company with a glass of your favorite wine. Your Après Wine Pass is your passport to taste and enjoy more than 50 wines. At Après, wines can be enjoyed by the taste, glass, carafe or bottle and are meticulously selected by UCLA-trained wine connoisseur JP Lonergan. While you are reveling in wine exploration, you can nibble on decadent culinary delights too. The menu at Après ranges from an exotic Mediterranean hummus and olive platter to mouth-watering meatloaf and decadent specialty desserts. What’s best, there’s no stress if you find a wine you like. Every wine Après has available for tasting can be 38
Massage the Tension Away Close your eyes. Now, imagine relaxing on a heated massage table, your therapist soothing your muscles and making your worries and stress melt away as you sink into pure bliss. No one can argue that massages are a great way to relax. Paying top dollar for them, however, is a bit stressful on the wallet. A Body ReNEW Massage Spa offers a soothing massage experience that will leave you relaxed, but won’t exhaust your budget. Their
reservations are appreciated, last minute vacations to relaxation can occasionally be accommodated by calling 530-545-3501. A Body ReNEW Massage Spa is located at 2264 Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Four miles from Stateline, NV). Clients can book appointments through their Web site. www.SouthLakeTahoeMassage.com
If you are in Reno, GETAWAY recommends: HEALING WIZDOM – www.healingwizdom.net
#4 Nap! That’s right, power down and rest. Your body needs it so you can get up and enjoy a new adventure tomorrow.
When you are playing in the great outdoors, breaking a nail can be a real downer. Then again, it’s fun making yourself feel better by getting a fresh manicure and pedicure! Bliss Salon has
you covered. If you haven’t had gel nails before, you owe it to yourself to give them a try. These ultra-hard nails can even outlast a long day of kayaking, boating, hiking or mountain bike riding. They hold onto polish and your nails look great no matter how active your day is. So at least you can
90-minute Spa Sampler Package features a foot, facial and body massage that will relax you from head to toe. This treatment is just one of eight discounted passports to perfect bliss, which range from one to twoand-a-half hours. Massages are available seven days a week by appointment only. Although advance spring 2011
what it feels like to
By: Diane Hansen
When I stepped into our cabin at SORENSEN’S RESORT, I experienced something I hadn’t in a long time. It was quiet. It wasn’t just the “there are no people around” quiet or “the kids are napping” quiet. It was the kind of quiet where you listen and hear nothing—absolutely nothing but nature. There’s no television, no phone, no Internet and no cellular service. It’s quiet. I sat back in a lounge chair, kicked back, smiled and thought, “There is no way my boss is getting in touch with me right now.”
Unplug the Electronics and Plug in to Nature Unplugging at Sorensen’s Resort is truly that. You give up modern conveniences to rediscover what is important in life: solitude, the simple pleasure of reading a book or magazine, family bonding over a board game and the enjoyment and experience of having the forest become your personal playground. You don’t have to stay overnight at Sorensen’s to feel this oneness with yourself and nature. Just set foot on the property and you will understand what I mean. 40
At Sorensen’s, you can relax and go where nature takes you. So, when nature is as breathtaking as it is in this area, it’s good to know there’s a friendly guide in the woods who can help you enjoy the seasons to their fullest. For more than 110 years, this resort and conference center in Hope Valley, California has helped its guests get back to basics, tap into the magic of the aspens and unwind.
Plug in Your Taste Buds To get a taste of Sorensen’s, go to the kitchen. Sorensen’s Country Café is an intimate restaurant that serves rustic country food with gourmet flair. The restaurant’s atmosphere echoes the feeling of the resort—natural and elegant. Exquisite north coast redwood and pine tables cut right from the trunk serve as your eating surface. The restaurant’s signature dish is Beef Burgundy Stew, a delectable and hearty combination of beef and vegetables in a burgundy-wine-infused broth. Wild fresh fish is available daily for dinner. Pair your meal with one of 15 wines by the glass or one of more than 55 wines by the bottle. Or just grab an old standby, a frosty cold glass of domestic or imported beer. Finish off your meal with Sorensen’s Classic Berry Cobbler or one of their other homemade delights.
Plug In to Your Active Side I was amazed at the burst of energy I got from being in a place where the only social networking I had to do was with my family vacationing with me. One call to Sorensen’s reservation desk and we were hiking with a trail guide along one of the most beautiful trails in the area. Sorensen’s Resort has these activities and so many more right at their fingertips. It doesn’t matter if you want to nurse your creativity with a watercolor or photography class or explore your curious side by gazing at the stars with a real astronomer—Sorensen’s can set it up.
Sorensen’s Resort is located at 14255 Highway 88 in Hope Valley, CA, not far from Hwy 50 or US 395. To make a reservation at Sorensen’s Country Café or schedule an activity, call their reservation desk at 800-4239949 between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. You can find Sorensen’s Resort online, too. But do your surfing from your hotel. Because once you are at Sorensen’s, you will be unplugged and completely relaxed. www.sorensensresort.com
lifestyle Natalie Yanish is a NV & CA Realtor with Deb Howard & Co. To find out more about Reno/Tahoe area real estate, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-843-7142.
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real estate The Reno/Tahoe area is full of what I like to call “microclimates.” I apply this term in real estate to describe the different towns, areas, neighborhoods and even down to specific streets of which make up the unique Reno/Tahoe region. The closer you live or vacation near recreation, the more likely you will find yourself doing that activity. So, with this issue of GETAWAY focusing on adventure, I decided to highlight a couple of unique microclimate neighborhoods that are smack in the middle of adventure. “The Ruhenstroth” and The Pine Nuts South of Reno and Carson City is the quaint town of Gardnerville. Just south is a desert-like mountainous area called the Pine Nuts, dotted with old silver mines. There are unmarked winding trails for dirt biking, a 32-mile mountain bike loop and jeep trails. Living near this giant playground will surely get you outside and exploring. Next door, to the west of the Pine Nuts, is a microclimate called “The Ruhenstroth.” This swath of land used to be the Ruhenstroth Cattle Ranch dating back to the early 1900s and now consists of one acre or larger parcels with homes ranging in age from 40 years to new construction. The neighborhood is a magnet for horse lovers, as you can ride out of your backyard and into the Pine Nuts. Some street names are “Pinto,” “Saddle,” “Colt,” “Arabian” and “Palomino,” to name a few. Shopping is only 10 minutes away in Gardnerville, but the setting is the Old West. The average sale price during the last year was $306,861, and the average asking price is currently $254,090. “Upper Kingsbury” and The Tahoe Rim Trail/Genoa Peak Road The Tahoe Rim Trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail that runs around the entire outer edge of Lake Tahoe. A trailhead intersects the end of “Upper Kingsbury” at the same location that Genoa Peak Road starts, on the Nevada side of the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Genoa Peak Road is a popular
off-road vehicle area that winds north and ends at the top of Genoa Peak. Alternatively, if you stick to the Rim Trail on foot, bike or horseback, 12.2 miles later you will intersect the top of Spooner Summit. Most locals go to the “Bench” (literally, it’s a bench with a view), about halfway. Either on the Rim Trail or on Genoa Peak Road, you will see panoramic lake views, aspens, Jeffrey pines, red firs and wildlife. Living next door in Upper Kingsbury at 7,500 feet elevation, you might not be able to hike or motorcycle until May or sometimes even June as there may still be snow. Many residents snowmobile and snowshoe (not to mention cross country ski) right from their backyards. Castle Rock, a popular hike in the summer, can easily be accessed year round. Residents enjoy views of the lake, forest, Heavenly Ski Resort, Mt. Tallac and Castle Rock. The average sale price during the last year was $422,822, and the average asking price is currently $496,785.
etiquette boating —playing
THE LAKE TAHOE WATERCRAFT INSPECTION PROGRAM is a large, collaborative effort taken on by multiple agencies, organizations and businesses that are dedicated to protecting the Lake from the introduction of invasive species, such as the Zebra and Quagga mussels. These mussels, if allowed to enter the Lake, would multiply rapidly, cluttering the now-pristine beaches with razor sharp shells, diminishing natural ecosystems, clogging water intake pipes and impacting your recreational enjoyment of Lake Tahoe. In order to launch your vessel into Lake Tahoe, an inspection for these creatures is required. Inspections protect the Lake as well as boat owners. Mussels can cause serious damage to your boat, clogging its cooling system water intake and causing your motor to overheat. What’s worse, you may be carrying mussels on your boat or trailer and not even know about it. For information on hours of operation, how to get your vessel inspected or to learn more about the Lake Tahoe Watercraft Inspection Program, go to www.protecttahoe.org or call 1-888-TAHO-ANS (1-888824-6267).
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This time of year, Lake Tahoe springs to life and fills with leisure boaters, water skiers, wakeboarders, swimmers and people riding motorized watercraft. Life at the lake is good, as long as everyone respects each other—in and out of the water. One bad apple can ruin a vacation, or even unwittingly make for a dangerous environment. While enjoying Lake Tahoe, be sure to follow these basic boat etiquette tips, whether getting underway, anchoring, mooring or docking in the marina.
Getting Underway 1) Before you put your vessel in the water, remember to get it inspected. Boat inspection is mandatory. It’s one way we keep Lake Tahoe blue. 2) If you have guests, let them know the rules of your boat before they get on board. Familiarize them with safety procedures and basic rules of etiquette. 3) While on the water, follow the rules of the American road. If another vessel is approaching, bear right just as you would on the street. 4) If you are coming upon a slower vessel in open water, give them plenty of room and slow down. Avoid rocking the other vessel. If you are passing a sailboat, avoid blocking their wind. 5) If someone is approaching you, you may need to slow down to accommodate the other vessel in the water.
Enjoying the Water – Anchoring and Mooring 1) Enter areas where others are anchored or moored at a slow speed. Follow the spilled drink rule—if you think your boat passing by would spill their drink, go slower. 2) Don’t get too close to anchored boats. If the wind changes, you could have tangled anchor lines on your hands. Or worse, you could bump into each other. 3) Before anchoring, consider your neighbors. If your neighbors are quiet, don’t pull up and blast music. If your neighbors have kids, move to an area without kids or choose to watch your language. Sound carries very well over water! 4) If you are going ashore from a vessel that is anchored or moored, use your dinghy with paddles versus your motor so you don’t produce a wake.
Settling In – Marinas 1) Fill up quickly at the fuel dock and move as soon as you can so other boaters can fill up as well. 2) If your boat is docked already, be a good citizen and help other boaters dock if there is no dock master around to help them. 3) Be a good housekeeper and keep the area around your slip clear and free of equipment and trash. Be sure all common equipment is returned to its original place. 4) Same as on the water, be a good neighbor. Be the kind of marina neighbor you would want. Have a great time on Lake Tahoe! spring 2011
Craps! a game of action and excitement Hands down—besides the bar—the loudest, most exciting place in the casino is the Craps table. It’s one of the most social games on the casino floor. Everyone is pulling for you. It’s exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping, gambling action where you can win (or lose) a lot of money. At a distance, Craps may seem like a difficult game to learn, because players can place multiple bets on different areas of the table at the same time. But once you know how to play, you can walk in, bet and roll like a pro.
The Basics Dice and Odds Craps is a dice game that is played against the bank or other players. Casino Craps is played against the bank. Craps has some of the best bets with the lowest house edge available. In fact, the
only bet that can be made at online casino with zero house edge is in Craps. When you are trying to learn how to play Craps, remember that Craps is played with two dice, so the possible numbers rolled are 2 through 12. The Table Most Craps tables today are doubles, with layouts at both ends of the table which are exact mirrors of each other. This way, you can have more players at one table. There are many different bets that can be made, but all you need to know to learn to play Craps successfully are the basic bets. The more complicated bets favor the house more. Rounds On the table, there is a two-sided “puck” which will either be turned on the black side (OFF) or white side (ON). If it is white, that means a game is on. If it is black, that means the game has not started yet. The Shooter Essentially, there is only one person who will actually be playing. That person is called the shooter. The shooter is the one holding the dice. All the other people in the table will be betting either for or against the outcome of the shooter’s throws.
Bets Bets are made by the shooter and the spectators. But only the shooter is required to make one. There are several possible bets to be made in a game of Craps against or for any possible outcomes of the dice roll. They can be broad as in “win or lose,” or they can be very specific. The Game The game starts when the shooter rolls the dice for the first time, which is called the “come out roll.” • If a 7 or an 11 comes out then it’s an automatic win for the shooter. He also gets to keep the dice and is thereby entitled to another “come out roll.” • If, however, he shoots a 2, 3 or a 12, then he automatically loses the game, which is called “Craps.” He still gets to keep the dice, though, and is still entitled to another “come out roll.” • Finally, if he shoots a number other than those mentioned before, then the puck will be flipped over, showing the white (ON) side instead of the black, and the real game begins to decide if player wins. The puck will then be placed on the number on the table corresponding to the number rolled on the dice. For example, if the shooter rolled a 9, the puck will be placed on the number 9 square, and the number 9 becomes the “point.” When the game starts, the set of rules will change. This time, the last number you’ll want to roll is 7. Remember, 7
wins on a come out roll and loses if the “point” was already established. If you’re the shooter, then you will keep rolling the dice until you roll the “point” again or if a 7 comes out. If the point comes out before the 7 does, then you win. If the 7 comes out first, then you lose and the dice will change hands.
Basic Bets While you are learning, try to stay away from complex bets. The odds are against you and the probability of winning is very low. Sure, it might be exciting to say “snake eyes” and you’ll feel like a pro. But, it could be an expensive bit of vanity when you are learning. Below are a few basic bets you can make. • Pass Line Bet: This means that you’ll be betting for a 7 or an 11 during the come out roll. If a 2, 3 or 12 are
rolled, then you will lose. If the “point” is rolled, then the pass line bets are kept in their place. They’ll win if the shooter gets the point before he sevens out. The shooter is required to make a pass line bet. “Don’t Pass” bet is exactly the opposite and is not recommended unless you want to intimidate other players. • Come Line Bets and Don’t Come Bets: These bets are made after a point is established, but they are essentially the same as pass line bets and don’t pass bets. The advantage is that you can establish another point and take advantage of odds to bet on different points as they are established until the shooter sevens out. • Odds Bet: This bet takes place after the point is made. The spectators
can bet on the point coming out before the 7 does. This is the best bet you can make at Craps, because the casino will pay you correct odds on this bet—there is absolutely no advantage. If you are like most people, you will benefit most from seeing a game played rather than reading instructions. So get out there, check out your casino of choice and see if they offer teaching games. You can also just pick a table, stand by and watch until you feel comfortable jumping in and playing. As always, to make sure you have the most fun, know your gambling budget and stick to it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Nevada Problem Gambler’s Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
shopping IS exercise!
From a guy’s standpoint, we have all
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As a traveler, shopping is part of just about every adventure. We generally search for items that remind us of our travels, gifts as proof that we really “wished you were there” or in some cases items that we might not find at home. South Lake Tahoe was the Getaway Guy’s first stop. We pulled in to the mall, clipped on our pedometer and were off like a herd of turtles. Our first stop was the MARCUS ASHLEY ART GALLERY, what a beautiful store. The staff was very knowledgeable and I fell in love with many of the pieces here. There was so much to see that I couldn’t take enough pictures. I even found a nice gift for my parents. It’s never too early to think about Christmas gifts. We headed down the way, in and out of all the shops in the mall, to a boutique my shopping partner fell in love with. SIDESTREET BOUTIQUE is a girl’s dream. Did I mention my shopping partner was female? Sidestreet Boutique offers clothes and furs for any taste and unique styles that can be found only here in South Lake Tahoe. In no time, I was carrying an arm full of items, manly items, to the dressing room. If you stop in here, make sure you have a couple of hours to spare. After filling a few shopping bags to the rim and walking out with a great new pair of sunglasses for myself, we made our way into a truly unique pet store, DOG DOG CAT. Earlier, I
room holding a purse…that doesn’t match our shoes. And then, as a reward, have had to answer the dreaded questions: “Honey, how does this look?” And… “Is this too much?” And the really scary one… “Does this make me look fat?!?!” If you’re anything like the GETAWAY Guy, the last thing on your mind is that shopping can actually be quite healthy for you. Ok, before you scream, “GEEK!!!” I am not about to suggest mall walking. With all the shopping people do in a day, making laps around each store like horses at the track, the question we always thought of was: how many miles are you actually covering? Can shopping actually be a form of exercise other than for your wallet? It was time to find out. Honestly, I love to shop as much as anyone, my friends and family can tell you that. So when this piece came up as a shopping adventure, as well as a fitness endeavor, believe me, I was up for the challenge! Items needed were easy: a pedometer to keep track of mileage, a camera, a shopping partner and the GETAWAY Magazine American Express Black Card. OK, the Black Card was a wish-list item. Well, we’re ready and off to our first destination. 48
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had seen a little toy dog prancing by wearing a little camouflage coat with pink ruffles. The owner said Dog Dog Cat is where it was purchased. No matter the size or sex of your pet, this store has the accessories for your baby. The employees, such as our new GETAWAY fan Amanda, were extremely friendly and helped us pick out the
South Lake Tahoe. After strolling through most of the local stores there just happened to be a STARBUCKS next to the car. WHAT ARE THE ODDS?!? I couldn’t wait to have my coffee fix before we got back in the car and made our way to our next stop. Pedometer check at coffee break: 6,852 steps (3.13 miles already!)
we greatly enjoyed. Our favorite boutique was tucked a bit off the beaten path and had a catchy name, ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…. The owner Marcia reminded me so much of my own mother, a sweet amazing woman with exceptional taste and a true eye for displaying her clothing and accessory options. She
perfect new collar for my enormous black lab, Diesel. Dog Dog Cat had items that were truly unique and, if you are like me, you have to spoil your pets. As we continued our stroll, LAKE TAHOE HOLIDAYS caught my eye. That’s where I met Keri, a very sweet lady who took the time to show us around her beautiful shop filled with items such as Jim Shore Designs, a local jeweler, which we had to have, as well as a distinctive selection of Russian Santas that are truly unique. We had a blast at Keri’s place, because there was something to look at in every nook and cranny. I even picked out a sign for my house. SCORE! We finally finished shopping in
gave us the full tour and showed us her Brighton jewelry selection. We ended up picking out a stunning heart-shaped ring that my shopping partner couldn’t live without. It was now only half-time and I was starting to feel the burn. We stopped for lunch before we made the trip into Reno to finish up our day. The step-count for Minden/Gardnerville: 3,526 steps (1.61 miles)
We headed over the hill to Minden/ Gardnerville. As a local to Reno, I didn’t think of Minden/Gardnerville as a hot spot for shopping, but I stand corrected. The warmness of the town and the feeling of home made it a very enjoyable and comfortable place. The stores were like something out of a picture book and it looked as if the town hadn’t changed for years. The one thing I noticed on our journey through the town was how pleasant and polite the people were here. The shops offered items that were unique to the area and its heritage. CHESHIRE ANTIQUES AND CREATIVE GLASS offered unique items for the true
antique enthusiast and were places
Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World Upon our return to Reno, our first stop was the SUMMIT SIERRA MALL. This mall is made for the individual who wants access to everything, but is not afraid to put some miles in while shopping. spring 2011
shopping We decided to park at one of my favorite stores, ORVIS, and make our way to the north. After making a quick stop in Orvis for some fishing supplies for an upcoming trip, our next stop was at one of my favorite holiday shops—GESTURE. This little boutique has quite the selection of unique gifts for everyone and the staff is tremendous. The COACH STORE was the next stop. This is a definite hot spot for any woman and for any man seeking to impress—or to move back into the bedroom from the couch. I now feel as if I’m on a first name basis with every employee there. Apparently all of the “spring items” were out (whatever that means) and my shopping partner was beside herself. Regardless, we didn’t leave there without the Really, Really Big Bag! From Coach, we talked with fellow shoppers as we made our way in and
out of the various stores to the far end of the mall, which seemed like miles when I looked back toward the car. After several failed attempts to hail a cab for a ride back, we made it back to the APPLE store and other various clothing stores. It was a trek for sure. We stopped by the Apple store for a quick update to my iPhone and we were back hitting the concrete. In and out of various stores finding many items we couldn’t live without seemed to be the norm. After hoofing it across the parking lot to a couple more shops we were almost back to the car. It was soon obvious that the plume of smoke billowing from my pocket was my pedometer. It read, “ERROR – mileage overload” Step count for this mall alone: an astonishing 8,845 steps (4 miles) Thrilled to see the car again, we continued our journey to downtown
Finally, back at the car, my feet were killing me! My Dr. Scholl’s were not working as well as they stated on the box. We had one last stop before we finished out the day. West Street Market and Downtown: 3,859 steps (1.77 miles)
Reno to hit up a little antique shop I like to visit, ANTIQUES AND TREASURES. There is generally something here I can’t live without and today was no exception. I found a fantastic buy on a rather odd object. A vintage 1972 New York Sewer System Zircon Encrusted Rat Hammer, an item I’ve been searching for, literally, for years. I was thrilled as we left and couldn’t keep from playing with it in the car as we continued on our way. The next stop was WEST STREET MARKET where RENO ENVY is located. There is no better way to represent the City of Reno better than with a Reno Envy Tee shirt, sweatshirt, hat, jacket or even a pair of underwear. Thanks to the owner, Scott, who got me everything I needed to represent. There are various other trinket and memorabilia shops downtown with souvenirs from Elvis glasses to life-size cutouts of your favorite movie stars. I just had to have the Marilyn Monroe cardboard cutout. Imagine the surprised expressions on the faces of my friends…“Hey, it’s Marilyn Monroe —I KNEW you were still alive!” The buy of the day had to be the toilet coffee mug we discovered. Now, who sits around and thinks up this crap? It was perfect! This unique gift has the official nod from the GETAWAY Guy.
LEGENDS MALL AT SPARKS MARINA is the newest mall to the area and has a great feel to it. With SCHEELS, the largest outdoor store, a variety of outlet shops and great restaurants, it has been a very popular spot for the locals. I made my regular stops to BANANA REPUBLIC and GUESS and, for her, the BCBG is a must. Scheels is simply huge. With a lifesize Ferris Wheel inside the store, I couldn’t resist a ride. Besides feeling like a kid again, the view really gave me an idea of just how large this store
was. Anything and everything for any adventure you could dream is located here—trust me. I have prepared for a few adventures myself here for sure. Upon checking out of Scheels, with a bell hop helping us with our many bags, there was a restaurant I had always wanted to try. JAZZ, a Louisiana
Kitchen is a Cajun & Creole-style eatery. Being a Mardi Gras alumni, I hit it up with authority. After walking what seemed like a cross-country trek, it was nice to sit down with a cold drink and a bowl of gumbo—the perfect ending to a truly active day out. Step count for Legends at Sparks Marina: 4,289 steps (1.96 miles) Grand Total: 12.47 miles! So next time the special person in your life asks you to go shopping, think about the exercise! Now can someone carry me to my car? These dogs are bark’n!!! GETAWAY Guy, Dreu Murin, is your personal tour guide for fun and adventure in the Reno/Tahoe area! Follow Dreu on Facebook to see where he’ll go next! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://on.fb.me/gSgWll
go wild at sierra safari Have you ever seen a Liger, a marvelous lion and tiger breed, up close? Yes! They exist!
Have you held out food to a deer and smiled as he ate out of your hand? Have you talked to a parrot and been amazed at what he had to say? If not, you owe it to yourself and your family to visit Sierra Safari Zoo in Reno, a community zoo, the only zoo in Northern Nevada and the largest zoo in the state! If you have experienced these adventures, then this unique zoo will allow you to experience them in a whole new way.
More than a zoo… an adventure! Sierra Safari Zoo commenced operation 22 years ago because the owners enjoyed interacting and caring for animals. Seeing there was little opportunity for most people to view, learn about and interact with amazing creatures from around the world, the zoo was born. There are few places where you can take your family to learn about exotic live animals the way you can at Sierra Safari Zoo. Imagine having the 52
true passion and love for the animal kingdom. If you have children, visiting Sierra Safari Zoo is a great way to teach them about environmental responsibility. This season, the zoo will begin construction on a solar electric installation which will provide most of the electric usage at the zoo. On June 18, the zoo will offer free admission in honor of Mr. Dale McDaniel, a founder of Sierra Safari Zoo who recently passed and left the legacy of the zoo behind for the public to enjoy. Admission this day will be free, but donations are always appreciated by the animals and staff. Sierra Safari Zoo is located at 10200 N. Virginia Street in Reno. For information, call 775-677-1101. The animals look forward to seeing you! www.sierrasafarizoo.org.
ability to view, photograph and learn about more than 150 animals from around the world and be able to reach out and interact with them, too. Sure, you can walk by and view animals at almost any zoo in America—but the human care and love for the animals is what sets Sierra Safari Zoo apart from the rest. The animals and zookeepers both enjoy interacting with visitors. Since the zoo is home to many types and species of animals, there are always a few baby animals to see. Many visitors return over and over again to see their favorite friends grow and change. It’s fun to make a tradition of going to the zoo and watching your favorite babies grow up right before your eyes!
Inspiration Nowhere is the inspiring appreciation and love for animals at Sierra Safari Zoo more evident than when you see the volunteers interact with the animals. The animals are cared for by more than 40 volunteers who have a spring 2011
the getaway list dining guide MacDuff’s
Dining South Lake Tahoe Murphy’s Irish Pub Best Irish Pub What do you get when you combine Irish hospitality with an Englishman’s sense of style? You get a dining environment like no other. Murphy’s Irish Pub serves up all the spirit of a true Irish Pub with a comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel at home. When you walk through the door, you will find wonderfully cooked pub comfort food, complete with European sports on the “telly” and a warm, friendly feel. 787 Emerald Bay Road, 866-544-8004. www.murphyspubtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Murphy’s Irish Pub. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/fS0SMv
Sorensen’s Country Café Sorensen’s Country Café serves delicious meals three times a day. In between, guests can stop by for a complimentary cup of coffee or cocoa and an afternoon glass of wine. Some of their specialties include classic beef burgundy stew, grilled salmon, New York steak, BBQ chicken and ribs, garden-fresh salads and sumptuous homemade desserts. They also offer an assortment of fine wines, champagnes and imported and domestic beers. Hours: 7:30 am – 9 pm. 14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, 800-423-9949. www.sorensensresort.com *See the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions. 54
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Zephyr Cove Resort, founded in 1862, is a unique historical resort located on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Within the resort is Zephyr Cove’s Restaurant and Lodge, which features exceptional American cuisine. The spectacular views of the lake and mountains create a beautiful dining atmosphere— one you wouldn’t want to miss. One of our featured items is the Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, which can be classified as “simply irresistible.” 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, 775-589-4906, www.zephyrcove.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Fox and Hound is the bar at the top of Tahoe. Located on the Tahoe Rim Trail, just a short drive off the old Pony Express route, Kingsbury Grade, the Fox and Hound is a must-visit while you are in the area. Newly remodeled and expanded, it is located 7,380 feet above sea level with great views of the Carson Valley. They have everything a person would want in a bar—a full restaurant, great pizzas, takeout, video poker, TVs throughout and a huge deck with fire pits. Stop by! 237 Tramway, Stateline, 775-588-8887. www.foxandhoundtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21, Carson map on page 22, and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Après Wine Company
The Beacon Bar & Grill
Best Wine Bar
One of Lake Tahoe’s most extraordinary lakeside restaurants, The Beacon Bar & Grill is one of a kind. Couple that with an outstanding menu and you have a Lake Tahoe favorite, which has been voted “Best of” by locals year after year. Whether you’re looking for appetizers, lunch or dinner, The Beacon is sure to impress. Don’t forget to join the fun for the Snowshoe Cocktail Races on full moon nights. On the Beach at Camp Richardson, 1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, 530-541-0630. www.camprichardson.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
FiRE+iCE is an improvisational grill where your only limit is your imagination! Guests can choose from a wide variety of pastas, fresh vegetables, abundant seafood choices, meats and poultry. Then just bring your choices to the grill in the center of the restaurant where you will be entertained by the “flair grill cooks” as they prepare your meal. Guests of FiRE+iCE can also enjoy our large patio deck with three large fire pits. 4100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Heavenly Village, in the Marriot Timber Lodge, South Lake Tahoe, 530-542-6650. www.fire-ice.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Enjoy world-class wines in the warm, inviting atmosphere of Après Wine Company. The wine bar features artisan-crafted wines by the taste or glass and delicious wine-inspired meals. The Enomatic tasting machines at Après let you swirl, sniff, sip and enjoy 24 wines daily! Fine wines, gifts for all occasions. Ski Run Center, 3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-WINE (9463). www.apreswineco.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Hard Rock Cafe The Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe is located in Harveys Casino, just 5 minutes from Heavenly and only 1,000 yards from Lake Tahoe itself. So whether you gamble your money in casinos or your life on the mountains, the Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect place to unwind. Their triangular bar features 18 video poker machines to make you feel like a real high roller. And if you’ve worked up an appetite, you better believe you’ve come to the right place. Stateline at Highway 50, Inside Harveys Casino.775588-6200. www.hardrock.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Turn 3 Peanut and Sports Bar Turn 3 is the place to go if you are over 21 and feel like peanuts, popcorn, drinks and fun. Turn 3 is a bar with everything you would expect from great local hangout—full service bar, nine beers on draft, two pool tables, Happy Hour on weekdays from 4 pm – 7 pm and the best Bloody Marys in town. Located on the Bike path, Turn 3 is also Tahoe’s #1 spot to watch sporting events. MLB Extra Innings, NFL Ticket, ESPN Game Plan, NASCAR and all the best sports packages. 2227 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, inside King’s Trading Post, 530-542-3199. www.turn-3.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Zephyr Cove Restaurant “The Lodge”
MacDuff’s Pub is the newest and one of the most unique additions to the restaurant scene in South Lake Tahoe. The pub was inspired by two brothers from Aberdeen and two friends from Connecticut who wanted to bring a Scottish pub atmosphere to South Lake Tahoe. MacDuff’s features a menu of authentic Scottish pub fare as well as your favorite bar dishes and pizzas from a wood-fire oven. Live entertainment, Tartan, great food and good times make MacDuff’s a mustvisit while in Tahoe. 1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, 530-542-8777. www.macduffspub.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Spectacular views and top-of-the-catch seafood are what make Chart House famous. This premier location features breathtaking views of the lake and mountains, as well as an award-winning menu. Since 1961, Chart House has built its reputation on delighting guests with beautiful locations, outstanding cuisine and impeccable service. Relax in an atmosphere of comfortable elegance while you savor the culinary delights that make Chart House legendary. 392 Kingsbury Grade Road, Stateline, 775-588-6276. www.chart-house.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Kalani’s Hawaiian Fusion cuisine starts with flying in fresh fish from the islands via first-class several times a week. They then prepare and create dishes that enhance the integrity of the fish. French-style sauces to Asian flavors, finished with a touch of Hawaiian flair, are the influences that create these extraordinary meals. Diners can also watch the talented sushi chefs prepare signature rolls and other fun, artistic creations. Heavenly Village,1001 Heavenly Village Way #26, South Lake Tahoe, next to the ice rink,530-544-6100. www.kalanis.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Carson Sharkey’s Casino Sharkey’s Casino has been a fixture in the Carson Valley since 1971, when it was opened by Milos “Sharkey” Begovich. Sharkey was a strong believer in community service, which is a philosophy still valued by current owner Harold Holder. Sharkey started another tradition—his superb prime rib became famous all over the country! They still proudly use the same recipe today. If you’re looking for a great meal and fun slot play, Sharkey’s can’t be beat! 1440 U.S. Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, 775-7823133 *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Café Girasole The best sandwiches you will ever eat! Café Girasole has a warm family atmosphere. They provide you with friendly service and food that makes your tummy happy! Stop in, say hello and ENJOY! They are always here with a smile to cheer up your day! They love what they do and they love offering you delicious food to enjoy! A must-stop for lunch! 1657 Lucerne, Minden, 775-782-3314. www.cafe-girasole.com
Antoci’s Classic Italian Restaurant Visit the award-winning Italian restaurant, Antoci’s, at the picturesque Genoa Lakes Golf Club, just a short drive from Lake Tahoe, in historic Genoa. Come play around at one of
Nevada’s premier golf clubs, then dine in style at our esteemed restaurant. Or simply experience one of Nevada’s best Italian restaurants. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation. Genoa Lake Golf Course, Jack’s Valley Road, Genoa, 775-782-6645, 866-795-2709. www.genoalakes.com *See the Carson map on pages 22 and the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Garibaldi’s Diners looking for adventures in Italian food will love Garibaldi’s. Owner Mark Claypool is a hands-on restaurateur whose personal touch is evident throughout this charming neighborhood restaurant. His menu focuses on the freshest seafood and, according to Mark, is “80 percent specials.” Listen carefully to your server and you’ll discover innovative dishes on a daily basis. 307 N. Carson Street, Carson City, 775-884-4574
Carson Valley Inn Spectacular mountain views in a rural setting help make the Carson Valley Inn the ideal headquarters for enjoying the many activities available in Northern Nevada. The Inn offers casino excitement, three restaurants, nightly live entertainment and more. The “CVI” spring activities include a Rafting Outing on the Carson River, a Chili Cook-off, a Spring Stag Golf Outing and group golf packages in conjunction with 11 golf courses. 1627 Highway 395 N, Minden, 775-782-9711. www.carsonvalleyinn.com *See the Carson map on pages 22 for directions.
Artemis Mediterranean Grill
Built like an alpine chateau, with two graduated levels to offer an unimpeded view for every patron, the tables at Edgewood Restaurant look directly out across the lake, with unparalleled views framed by sweeping wooden archways and vaulted ceilings. Savvy customers will notice the menu blends fixtures of high-end dining with an appreciation for simplicity. For years, Edgewood has had people flying from all around the world to enjoy its stunning views and unparalleled service. Edgewood Golf Course, 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, 775-588-2787. www.edgewoodtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Guests can relax on Brooks’ expansive deck and take in the divine postcard-like views. Located right off Edgewood Tahoe’s picturesque 18th hole, this is home to one of the greatest sunsets of the world, and it happens daily. The beautiful architecture belies the comfortable feel and attitude. Multiple flat screen TVs, casual dining fare, deluxe appetizers and sophisticated comfort food all put Brooks’ at the top of its class. 18th hole Edgewood Golf Course, 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, 775-588-2787. www.edgewoodtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Ciera Steak + Chophouse
The Fresh Ketch
We’re confident that you’ve never tasted New York Strip or fresh swordfish like you will get when you scale the culinary heights of Ciera. Choose from an exquisite array of steaks and chops, fresh seafood and vegetarian/vegan entrees— complemented by an international selection of 300 wines and champagnes. Open for dinner only. Inside MontBleu Casino. 800-648-3353. www.montbleuresort.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Located on the waterfront in the Keys Marina, The Fresh Ketch offers an exquisite menu of fresh fish, meats, pastas and more, served in the upstairs dining room, and a fresh lounge menu with daily specials and live entertainment in the downstairs Seafood Bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Fresh Ketch is the local’s choice for fresh food, casual and stylish dining and meeting. 2435 Venice Drive East, South Lake Tahoe, 530-541-5683. www.thefreshketch.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Brooks’ Bar and Deck
Best Mediterranean Food Artemis serves up Mediterranean and Greek classics like gyros, spanokopita, falafel, hummus, souvlake and kebab plates as well as unique and exciting creations like duck confit pie with hot fig compote and fun twists on American fare, like pomegranate glazed venison burger with fresh gorgonzola. Artemis has quickly become a local favorite with their exciting and delicious cuisine, great prices and excellent service. King’s Trading Post, 2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite A, South Lake Tahoe, 530-542-2500. www.artemismediterraneangrill.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
the getaway list dining — shopping guide Café Girasole The best sandwiches you will ever eat! Café Girasole has a warm family atmosphere. They provide you with friendly service and food that makes your tummy happy! Stop in, say hello and ENJOY! They are always here with a smile to cheer up your day! They love what they do and they love offering you delicious food to enjoy! A must-stop for lunch! 1657 Lucerne, Minden, 775-782-3314. www.cafe-girasole.com
The Basil Everything is beautiful at The Basil. The setting, the food, the people all combine to create a memorable dining experience at this very fine Thai restaurant. Entering from Carson City’s busy Main Street, you step from one culture to another and take a trip to Thailand without ever leaving town. 311 North Carson Street, Carson City, 775-841-6100. www.thebasilrestaurant.com
northern Italian cuisine and presents it with a modern twist. Reservations are recommended. 3501 South Virginia Street, Corner of Moana and Virginia Streets, 775-825-1113. www.lavecchiareno.com *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Rapscallion Rapscallion has a long-standing reputation as one of Reno’s finest seafood houses. Our chefs prepare up to 20 fresh seafood specials each day complemented with artfully prepared appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Rapscallion is also home to top-quality Certified Prime Angus Beef and an expansive wine cellar, featuring the industry’s premier labels and vineyards. They will make the time you spend with us memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. 1555 S. Wells Avenue, Reno, 877-932–3700. www.rapscallion.com
Reno La Vecchia Alberto Gazzola loves to cook for people, at his home, at other people’s homes and at La Vecchia, his restaurant in Reno. Cooking is Gazzola’s personal mission in life. This spirit and passion can be found throughout the restaurant and tasted in every plate of food that is served. La Vecchia, meaning “the old” in Italian, brings the old-world taste of
The focus of Cadillac Ranch is on bringing authentic, AllAmerican cuisine to its customers in a fun, dynamic environment. Their patrons enjoy plenty of room for friends, music and dancing. The menu at Cadillac Ranch is diverse, with offerings ranging from meatloaf to pasta dishes. Classic Rock, Modern Rock and more play through Cadillac Ranch’s state of the art sound system, with multiple large-screen televisions throughout the spacious floor plan. At Legends, 1330 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 775-331-2000. www.cadillacranchreno.com
Best Western Airport Plaza Court Restaurant and Bar The Best Western Airport Plaza Court Restaurant serves delicious meals like Eggs Benedict and Blueberry Waffles for breakfast, Spicy Salmon Salad and homemade soups for lunch and Blackened Rib Eye Steak or Seafood Skewers for dinner. Don’t forget to visit the quaint Crosswinds Lounge, where they offer an assortment of fine drinks. The staff is always friendly and will enhance your dining experience. They are very convenient, next to the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. 981 Terminal Way, Reno, 775-348-6370 *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Great Basin Brewing Company This is the area’s premier place for those serious about real beer! Great Basin offers an amazing variety of beers—four flagship beers and usually four to six seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Their menus provide a wide variety, including salads, homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, steak, shepherd’s pie and our world famous fish and chips, plus much more. In Victorian Square, 846 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, 775-355-7711. www.greatbasinbrewingco.com
Shopping South Lake Tahoe Dog Dog Cat Best Pet Store Dog Dog Cat wants to provide your best friend with products that will enhance their health and enrich their life, like humangrade food and snacks, earth-friendly grooming products, topnotch toys, collars, name tags, leashes and more. They have some really cool stuff for humans too. Come in and have a look around. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or simply an animal lover, they think you’ll find what you’re looking for. 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Raley’s Village Center), South Lake Tahoe, 530-541-2322. www.dogdogcat.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Zephyr Cove Resort – General Store In the Zephyr Cove Lodge, you will find a large Gift Shop and General Store that has everything you need. From fantastic seasonal apparel to great Tahoe souvenirs, gifts and decorative items chosen for their quality and value, you will enjoy browsing in this store. The Sunset Beach Shop in Zephyr Cove offers similar items, with a special emphasis on supplies for boaters, beach goers and cruise passengers. 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, 775-589-4906, www.zephyrcove.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
perfect host to picnic accessories for outdoor enthusiasts. The enomatic tasting machines at Après let you “try before you buy” 24 different wines every day! After shopping, linger in the wine bar and enjoy artisan-crafted wines, by the taste or glass, and delicious wine-inspired meals. Ski Run Center, 3668 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-WINE (9463). www.apreswineco.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Overland Meats You must visit the only “full-service” butcher shop in Lake Tahoe. Specializing in custom cuts like crown roast of pork, they will rotisserie any of their meats free of charge. Pay for the meat and have it cooked and hot to pick up. All of their beef, pork and chicken is free-range and has NO antibiotics and NO hormones. All of their seafood is wild and shipped overnight fresh from Hawaii every Friday. Customer service and satisfaction is their #1 concern. 2227 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, inside King’s Trading Post, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-3204. www.overlandmeatco.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
The New Lake Tahoe Art Center South Shore’s Village Center is the place for art lovers to visit! Located just a block from the casinos and next door to the Heavenly Village, this bustling center houses the greatest density of art galleries anywhere in the Tahoe Basin. With treasures such as handcrafted jewelry, Tahoe landscape
photography and original and limited edition paintings, this new art center of South Lake Tahoe “has it all.” 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
CC’s Pirate Treasures, a.k.a. The Pirate Store Arrgh, Mateys, located in the middle of town where Highway 50 meets the lake is CC’S Pirate Treasures, a.k.a. The Pirate Store. Unique is often used to describe this new and different fun store. The theme is Pirates, and pirates of all ages will be able to find some kind of treasure! They have one of the largest selections of pirate loot on the west coast! Stop by now and see for yourself! 3330 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, #13, inside the Lakeview Plaza Center, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-9777. *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Real Estate Buyer Specialist The quantity of residential real estate sales has increased 16 percent, year to date, in the Reno/Tahoe area. Looking for a vacation/investment property or relocating? It’s still a buyer’s market. Reno/Tahoe is divided by state and county lines and broken into townships and unique neighborhoods. Learn more about the micro-markets here: Email or call for a free area buyers guide. Natalie Yanish, Buyer Specialist, Deb Howard & Company, NV S.0169621 email@example.com, 775-843-7142.
Heavenly Village Heavenly Village is a collection of unique shops and eateries at the base of the Heavenly Gondola in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The shopping center offers a blend of local flair and national brand items..Visitors enjoy browsing and shopping in an upscale atmosphere of mountain charm. Outdoor winter ice-skating, summer mini-golf and a yearround 8-plex cinema are also available. 1001 Heavenly Village Way (at Heavenly Village), South Lake Tahoe, www.theshopsatheavenlyvillage.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Lake Tahoe Holidays Gift Store Best Gift Store It is a hard feeling to describe, unless you have visited or have stayed in Tahoe for a while—the feeling of being exactly where you want to be. Lake Tahoe Holidays carries only the most unique and highest quality gifts we can find. We feature exquisite pieces and ornaments from around the world and locally made ornaments and jewelry, each distinct in its media. We also carry an array of beautiful everyday gifts and home décor. 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 29, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-8684. www.facebook.com/pages/LakeTahoe-Holidays-Gift-Store/322148351383 *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Après Wine Company Best Wine Bar Après offers shoppers fine wines, wine accessories, and gifts for every personality, from warm household décor for the 56
the getaway list shopping — activities guide Carson Especially For You Best Fashion Boutique Nestled in the heart of the Carson Valley, this specialty boutique is the best kept secret in all of the Sierras. They boast the largest selection of Brighton jewelry, accessories, handbags and gifts in all of northern Nevada. When visiting the Carson Valley, Especially For You is the place to shop for fashion, gifts, seasonal home décor and more. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Stop by and say “hey” or call. Come join the party every Saturday for drinks and eats while you shop, from 3 pm to close. 1218 Eddy Street, Gardnerville, 775-782-1966. www.efy-online.com *See the Carson map on page 22 directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Especially For You. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/flp5Da
Country Carousel Country Carousel is a quaint gift shop that has something unique for everyone and in every price range. They have a year-round Christmas room with Mark Roberts fairies,
thousands of ornaments, holiday clothing and other Christmas items. The main room has everything from fine porcelain and glassware to western and from jewelry, accessories and clothing to children’s toys. They also carry Banner flags, windsocks and spinners. It is just a fun place to shop. 1420 US Highway 395 N, Gardnerville, 775-782-8178. *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Plant offers tours, retail coffee sales and a free cup of coffee from 8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. For tour times, please call ahead. Order your coffee online at alpensierracoffee.com 2222 Park Place, #1A, (Meridian Business Park, Minden Airport), Minden, 775-783-7263. www.alpensierracoffee.com *See the Carson map on page 22 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Tahoe Ridge Winery
Best Hidden Secret
A visit to our tasting room will provide you the opportunity to savor the wonderful wines of Tahoe Ridge. Tahoe Ridge is the pioneer of the Nevada wine and grape growing industry. We developed the first vineyard in the state in 1990 and produced the first commercial wine in the history of the state from Nevada-grown grapes in 2001. We produce our wines from the finest grapes grown throughout Nevada and California. 2285 Main Street, Genoa, 800-783-1566. www.tahoeridge.com
Visit Main Street Gardnerville, the only Main Street Program in Nevada, situated at the foot of the Sierras. Come see their unique downtown first hand. Nestled inside historic buildings you’ll find an interesting mix of specialty shops, professional services, clothing boutiques, dining options and gambling. Come enjoy shopping and special events that are anything but usual...come experience something extraordinary in the heart of Main Street Gardnerville. www.mainstreetgardnerville.org. *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Carson Valley Antiques Alpen Sierra Roasting Company Best Coffee If you like coffee and have never been to a real coffee roasting plant, then you are in for a treat. Alpen Sierra has been a Certified Organic specialty coffee roaster since 1991, Alpen Sierra sources its coffees in the top two percent of world quality. If you are in the Tahoe area, be sure to ask if they serve Alpen Sierra coffee. The Alpen Sierra Roasting
Antiquing in Carson Valley is more than just shopping—it is a historical experience! You may find items such as opera glasses, western memorabilia, quality Victorian furniture, collectible dolls and Native American artifacts. Certified appraisal services are available. Following are just some of the stores recommended. Cheshire Antiques, Dake House Antique Emporium, Heirloom Antiques, Laura Springs Ranch & Antiques and Tumblewind Antiques. Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa and the Carson Valley.
the only Cabela’s in Nevada, California or Oregon. Showcasing thousands of products from its world-famous catalog, the store also features educational and entertainment attractions, including museum-quality dioramas, waterfalls and a 26,000-gallon aquarium stocked with live fish. Highway 80 West of Reno, 8650 Boomtown Road, Verdi, 775-829-4100. www.cabelas.com
Meadowood Mall Come enjoy a spectacular shopping experience at Meadowood Mall—conveniently located near major casinos and the Reno/Sparks Convention Center at the intersection of South Virginia Street and South McCarran Boulevard. Meadowood is the area’s only enclosed regional shopping mall. We're anchored by two Macy’s stores, JCPenney and Sears, with more than 100 shops and a large selection of eateries. Plan a visit to Meadowood Mall today! 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Suite 1, Reno, 775-8278451. www.shopmeadowood.com *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Scheels Sparks’ 248,000-square-foot Scheels retail shopping experience will showcase the world’s largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear under one roof. Unlike a typical sporting goods store or department store, the new Sparks Scheels will be a collection of entertainment venues,
as well as sport and game shops. Brand-name concept shops by Nike, Adidas, Columbia and The North Face will keep you active in any season. 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks, 775-331-2700. www.scheelssports.com
Activities South Lake Tahoe Action Watersports Action Watersports has the best rates, best locations and best rentals on the lake…hands down. Fun for the whole family at four full-service locations: Lakeside Marina, Timber Cove Marina, Camp Richardson and Meeks Bay. Rent a boat or waverunner or join us for a cruise on a yacht, a 65-foot sailboat, parasailing high above the Lake or speeding to Emerald Bay on Tahoe Thunder. Or enjoy your choice of other charter services—we have it all!! Four great locations. 4041 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530541-9800. 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-5387 (JETS), 1900 Jameson Beach Road South Lake Tahoe, 530-542-6570, 7901 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoma, 530-525-5588. www.action-watersports.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Reno Legends The Legends at Sparks Marina brings a whole new shopping adventure to Northern Nevada. As the first high-end outlet experience in the area, the center brings daily value up to 65 percent off manufacturers’ suggested retail prices on “got-tohave-it” brands, including Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Gap Factory Store, Forever 21, BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic Factory Store, GUESS Factory Store, Jones New York and Nine West Outlet. 1310 Scheels Drive, #C172, Sparks, 775-358-3800. www.experiencelegends.com *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
The Summit Reno’s newest shopping lifestyle center is located at the intersection of US 395 and the Mt. Rose Highway. The Summit opened in March 2006 and features 70 stores and restaurants, many of which are exclusive shopping and dining options in the Reno-Tahoe region. A 16-screen Century Theatres complex was added in May 2007. The Summit features flowers, fountains, patios and fire pits for a fun shopping experience for the whole family. Corner of US 395 and the Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, www.thesummitonline.com
Cabela’s Cabela’s®, known as the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, opened its 25th store in November, 2007. The massive 150,000-square-foot store is 58
the getaway list activities guide Zephyr Cove Resort There’s no better place to experience the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe than Zephyr Cove Resort. Enjoy a parasailing adventure, rent a watercraft, take a cruise to Emerald Bay or just relax on our mile-long private beach. You’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of Tahoe’s crystal blue waters and towering peaks. Cruises to Emerald Bay are an absolute must and offer views of some of the most incredible scenery in the world. 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, 775-589-4906. www.zephyrcove.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Sorensen’s Resort Nowhere in the central Sierra can you find as perfect a mountain experience as you can at Sorensen’s. Situated in a picturesque alpine valley ringed by aspens and stunning peaks, Sorensen’s offers almost endless possibilities year round. And, of course, Lake Tahoe is only 20 minutes away. Sorensen’s Resort offers an array of special workshops and activities like star gazing, watercolor painting, holiday decorations, photography and more. Hope Valley, 14255 Highway 88, Markleeville, 530694-2203. www.sorensensresort.com *See the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Anytime Fitness Why should your fitness suffer just because you are on vacation or traveling for business? It doesn’t have to with Anytime Fitness, Lake Tahoe’s only 24-hour gym which
features Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment. Walkins are welcome. They have something for everyone. Tanning and supplements are available too. Located in the Round Hill Square shopping center next to Safeway in Zephyr Cove. 212 Elks Point Road, #550, Zephyr Cove, 775-5807266. www.anytimefitness.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Tahoe Gymnastics (Kids Night Out) Best Kids Activity The kids event of the week in Tahoe is held every Saturday at Tahoe Gym. Kids Night Out is full of games, pizza, trampolines and fun, with an awesome kid-friendly movie shown on our jumbo 15 x 20 foot screen. It’s the perfect way to ensure your kids have fun while you go out for a meal or to the casinos. Spoil your kids and give yourself a break for less than it costs to hire a babysitter. The fun starts at 6 pm and ends at 11 pm. Reserve your spot today before we are sold out again. 867 Eloise Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-7314. www.tahoegym.net *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions. Scan this QR Code to view the online listing for Kids Night Out. Click on “video” to see special content that will let you experience the business before you visit! If you don’t have a smart phone, enter the following URL into your browser: http://bit.ly/eE67JH
Explore Tahoe: An Urban Trailhead
Explore Tahoe: An Urban Trailhead is more than a Visitor Center, it is an “experience.” Located in the Heavenly Village, the center offers a self-guided tour of exhibits highlighting lake facts, geology, history and the environment. Art and wildlife activities for children make learning about Lake Tahoe fun! Visit Explore Tahoe to learn how to get out and explore all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. 4114 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530542-2908. www.recreationintahoe.com/explore_tahoe *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
If you have found this Salon tucked away in the Kingsbury Center, less than a mile from the casinos, then you are one of the lucky ones. Enjoy the views with your treatments or just relaxing on the deck. Bliss Salon offers a variety of manicures and pedicures for every individual or group need. Enjoy their clean and relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. Snacks and beverages provided, as well. Welcome to Bliss Salon…Ahhhh. Walk-ins welcome. 290 Kingsbury Grade, Kingsbury Center (Behind Thai One On), Stateline, 775-588-1888. www.blisstahoesalon.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Après Wine Company
Best Place to Get a Pedicure or Manicure
Best Wine Bar Go wine tasting today at Après Wine Company! Just buy an Après Wine Pass (similar to a debit card), insert it into their innovative Enomatic tasting machines, choose a pour…then swirl, sniff, sip and enjoy! Sample from 24 different wines. While at Après, relax in the wine bar featuring delicious wineinspired meals or browse the wine and gift shop. Ski Run Center, 3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-WINE (9463). www.apreswineco.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
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A Body ReNEW Massage Best Massage Spa Close your eyes. Imagine relaxing on a heated massage table while your therapist soothes your muscles and, makes your worries and stress melt away as you sink into pure bliss. You
may be prepared to pay top dollar for an experience like this, but you don’t have to. A Body ReNEW Massage Spa offers a soothing massage experience that will leave you relaxed, but won’t empty your wallet. To book your vacation to relaxation and perfect bliss, just call. 2264 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, 530545-3501. Easy online booking at www.SouthLakeTahoeMassage.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Ski Run Boat Company & Tahoe Keys Boat and Charter rentals Visit either location. Ski Run marina or in the Tahoe Keys and come have fun on beautiful Lake Tahoe. They rent power boats, pontoon boats, sail boats, jet skis, paddle boards, canoes and more. Don’t forget to experience the thrill of parasailing over beautiful Lake Tahoe, the Jewel of the Sierra. Our parasail boats will fly you higher than any other boat company around the lake. Two locations. Tahoe Keys Marina, 2435 Venice Drive, South Lake Tahoe, 530-544-8888. www.tahoesports.com and Ski Run Marina 900 Ski Run Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, 530)544-0200. www.tahoesports.com. *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Tahoe Center for Orthopedics: Barton Health The Tahoe Center for Orthopedics has a simple goal: to keep active people active. Their team of orthopedic surgeons has extensive experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. The owners and staff enjoy the day-to-day activities Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas offer, which is why their goal of keeping active people active is so important. South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, Carson City. 877543-5554 toll free , 530-543-5554. www.tahoeorthopedics.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is arguably one of the most scenic courses in the world. Opened in 1968, Edgewood is rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses.” Edgewood ranges in length from 5567 yards to a demanding 7555, providing a test for all skill levels. Edgewood is the home of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, held every July, and features the biggest names in sports, entertainment and politics. 100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, 775-588-2787. www.edgewoodtahoe.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 and the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
the getaway list activities guide SoaringNV Glider Rides
Horizon – Bethany Owen “One Voice” Voice impressionist Bethany Owen, starring in her award winning one-woman show “One Voice,” looks at the zany and fun side of celebrity personalities through the use of comedic parody and musical vocal tributes to some of the world's most legendary female superstars: Cher, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Liza, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain and more. With almost 400 voice impressions on Owen's roster, you'll never know who might show up next! Found in the Horizon Casino, 50 Highway 50, Stateline, 800-683-8266. www.horizoncasino.com *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
The perfect break from your vacation: take a motorless flight over Lake Tahoe. Let SoaringNV, at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, take you aloft in a glider to float silently over Tahoe. Seated under a plexi-glass canopy, you will have the best view in Reno/Tahoe. Soar smooth and easy if that is your style or, if adrenaline is your fix, ask your FAA-certified pilot for some aerobatics. Bring the family—we have rides for two, and the second person flies free! 1140 Airport Road, Minden, 775-782-9595. www.soaringnv.com *See the Carson map on page 22 and the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Alpen Sierra Roasting House Plant Tours
Genoa Lakes Golf Club
Village Center 3rd Friday Art Walk Visit the Village Center on the third Friday of the month between 4 pm and 7 pm for their Art Gallery Walk Event. On this special day, many of the galleries feature live artist demonstrations and serve wine and hors d’oeuvres. Featured Galleries: Marcus Ashley Gallery, Wyland Galleries, Untamed Art, Jon Paul Gallery, Sun Art and Artifacts. Village Center, 4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe. *See the South Lake Tahoe map on pages 20-21 for directions.
Yes, you can golf when it’s still chilly in the mountains. At Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort, you’ll discover 36 championship holes on two semi-private courses built for players in pursuit of the ultimate game. USA Today ranked the “Lakes Course” among the Top Ten Courses To Die For, and Golf Digest calls it one of America’s best. “The Resort Course” received a rating of 4 1/2 out of a possible 5 STARS from Golf Digest. 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, PO Box 350, Genoa, 775-782GOLF. www.genoalakes.com *See the Carson map on page 22 and the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
If you like coffee and have never been to a real coffee roasting plant, then you are in for a treat. Alpen Sierra has been a Certified Organic specialty coffee roaster since 1991, Alpen Sierra sources its coffees in the top two percent of world quality. If you are in the Tahoe area, be sure to ask if they serve Alpen Sierra coffee. The Alpen Sierra Roasting Plant offers tours, retail coffee sales and a free cup of coffee from 8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. For tour times, please call ahead. Order your coffee online at alpensierracoffee.com 2222 Park Place, #1A, (Meridian Business Park, Minden Airport), Minden, 775-783-7263. www.alpensierracoffee.com *See the Carson map on page 22 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
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football games, great old classics and more. They even serve alcohol (only available in limited showings). You can also hold birthday parties here. State of the art technology and clean new theatres will give you a first-rate experience. 4000 S. Curry Street, Carson City, 775-882-7469. www.galaxytheatres.com *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Virginia City Today, the historical buildings of Virginia City continue to reflect the wealth of the 19th-Century mining town. The mines of the Comstock Lode yielded more than $400 million in gold and silver. These riches were so great, they actually funded the building of San Francisco. The town itself is an incredible attraction for anyone who enjoys the Old West. A must-visit for everyone. Off Highway 341, Between Carson City and Reno. www.virginiacity-nv.org *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson Valley Inn Spectacular mountain views in a rural setting help make the Carson Valley Inn the ideal headquarters for enjoying the many activities available in Northern Nevada. The Inn offers casino excitement, three restaurants, nightly live entertainment and more. The “CVI” spring activities include a Rafting Outing on the Carson River, a Chili Cook-off, a Spring Stag Golf Outing and group golf packages in conjunction with 11 golf courses. 1627 Highway 395 N, Minden, 800-321-6983, 775782-9711. www.carsonvalleyinn.com *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Considered one of the finest regional railroad museums in the country, the Nevada State Railroad Museum includes five steam locomotives and several restored coaches and freight cars. Most featured equipment is from the Comstock Era’s Virginia & Truckee Railroad, America’s richest and most famous short line. 2180 South Carson Street, Carson City, 775-687-6953. www.museums.nevadaculture.org
Nevada State Museum & Mint Explore Nevada’s natural and cultural history. Discover a lifesize Columbian Mammoth, Datsolalee American Indian baskets, a ghost town and a walk-through mine known worldwide for its authenticity. View the dazzling beauty of the USS Nevada Silver Service. See the historic Carson City Mint, which stamped millions of gold and silver coins from the rich ores of the Comstock Lode. Shop the museum store for memorable books and Nevada gifts. 600 North Carson Street, Carson City, 775-687-4810. www.museums.nevadaculture.org
David Walley’s Hot Springs and Spa Nestled in the shadow of the majestic Sierra Nevadas, 12 1/2 miles east of South Lake Tahoe, David Walley’s Resort, Hot Springs and Spa is a year-round destination featuring all the amenities of a world-class spa. Relax and enjoy our six natural hot mineral spring pools, our full-service spa, fitness center and award-winning restaurant. The spa is located just south of historic Genoa. 2001 Foothill Road, Gardnerville, 775-782-8155. www.celebrityresorts.com *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Chappell Ranch Best Family/Group Day Out Want to do something with the whole family? Experience the world of horses! Chappell Ranch offers safe, fun, educational horsemanship for all ages from young kids to adults. With a variety of programs to choose from, there is something for everyone. Beginners to advanced riders are welcome. Yearround programs. Something the whole family can do together and everyone will enjoy! Memories are made at Chappell Ranch—make yours today! You will love it. 531 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, 775-265-6483. www.chappellranchllc.com *See the Carson map on page 22 for directions.
Nevada State Capitol Guided tours of the State Capitol may be requested by calling the Education Program at the Nevada State Museum. Guided tours require at least two weeks notice and are subject to the availability of volunteers. For the busy months of April and May, we recommend early booking (2-3 months in advance). 101 N. Carson Street, Carson City, 775-687-4810, ext. 237. www.nevadaculture.org
Galaxy Theatres Located behind the Casino Fandango in Carson City, the Galaxy Theatres are the best movie experience in the Reno/Tahoe area. Not only do they play Hollywood blockbusters, but you can also find Monday Night and playoff 62
the getaway list activities guide Reno River Walk District Best Way to Spend an Afternoon Shop. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Take a stroll along Reno’s Riverwalk District located in the heart of downtown Reno and home to an abundant group of restaurants, delis, coffee houses, vintage shopping, art galleries, taverns, live theater and museums. The Riverwalk District is the area between Arlington Avenue and Lake Street, along the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada. Discover downtown Reno’s urban renaissance—visit the Riverwalk District! Along the Truckee River, Downtown Reno, 775-825WALK. www.renoriver.org *See the Reno map on pages 2425 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Sierra Safari Zoo Best and Largest Zoo in Nevada Have you ever seen a LIGER? They have one at the Sierra Safari Zoo! Sierra Safari has become the largest zoo in Nevada, with over 200 animals of over 40 different species. The zoo educates and entertains animal lovers of all ages. Some unusual animals reside at the zoo: Sloths, Lemurs, Zebras, Camels, Cavies and Leopards. Stop by today! 10200 North Virginia Street, Reno. 775-677-1101. www.sierrasafarizoo.org *See the Reno map on pages 2425 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
Riverwalk – Wine Walk The Original. Still the Best. Every third Saturday of the month from 2 pm to 5 pm, the Riverwalk merchants host the popular Wine Walk along the Truckee River and neighboring streets. Visit any Riverwalk District merchant on Wine Walk day to get a map of participating Wine Walk merchants. $20 pp. Must be 21 or over. Shop. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. The Riverwalk! Riverwalk District Reno, 775-825-WALK. www.renoriver.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Riverwalk – Art Walk Are you feeling a little BAROQUE...or low on MONET? Once a month, be enriched by the art and culture of Reno’s favorite downtown district. Stroll through art exhibits and enjoy live music, food tastings and more. The last Thursday of every month from 4 pm to 9 pm. All ages, free to the public. Shop. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. The Riverwalk! Riverwalk District Reno, 775-825-WALK. www.renoriver.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 for directions.
Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Reno Get set for the wildest games in the West! Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino features all your favorite games in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a favorite slot or prefer table games, you’ll find it at the
Sands! The Sands also features Bingo, live poker, and the Pipeline Sports Lounge and Sportsbook. 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, 775-348-2200. www.sandsregency.com *See the Reno map on pages 2425 for directions.
Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino presents the original, bullet-holeridden Bonnie and Clyde “Death Car.” This free exhibit showcases the car Bonnie and Clyde stole and died in. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious outlaws during the Great Depression. In May 1934, a posse of police caught up with them near their Louisiana hideout and shot them to death. I-80, Exit 2, 320 Gold Ranch Road, Verdi, 775-3456789. www.goldranchrvcasino.com *See the Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) Best Museum Visit a place where time, culture, beauty, history, human invention, ingenuity and frivolity merge to fascinate us in the form of cars. Voted one of the top ten automobile museums in the country and the best 16 in the world, the National Automobile Museum houses an astounding collection, where visitors can explore decades of intriguing automobiles, stroll down period-style street scenes and stand inches from cars once owned by the rich and famous. Along the Truckee River, at Lake and Mill Streets, 775333-9300. www.automuseum.org *See the Reno map on pages 24-25 and Lake Tahoe Regional map on page 18 for directions.
the local guide GETAWAY is your guide for all things local. If you can’t find what you need within the pages of our magazine, contact one of these local resources.
Get Around on Public Transportation Blue Go 530-541-7149 www.bluego.org
Check Road Conditions California 800-427-7623, www.dot.ca.gov Nevada 877-687-6237, www.nevadadot.com
Get More Information on the Area In Case of Emergency, Dial 911
Airport Shuttle (RNO) 800-890-8606 www.southtahoeexpress.net
Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 775-687-7410 www.visitcarsoncity.com
Airport Shuttle (SAC) 916-444-0008 www.supershuttle.com
Carson Valley Chamber and Visitors Authority 775-782-8144 www.carsonvalleynv.org
North Lake Tahoe (TART) 530-550-1212 or 800-736-6365 RTC (Reno) 775-348-RIDE (348-7433) TTY 800-326-6868 www.rtcwashoe.com
Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitor Center 775-832-1606 www.gotahoe.com Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority 530-544-5050 www.bluelaketahoe.com
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Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority 775-827-7600 www.visitrenotahoe.com Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce 775-588-1728 www.tahoechamber.org Tahoe City Visitor Center 530-581-6900 www.gotahoenorth.com
TV Guide Tune into your favorite shows on these local channels. Channel
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