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Cover photos: Artown, Justin Bailie

W E ’ V E A LWAY S B E E N A L I T T L E D I F F E R E N T. A L I T T L E W I L D E R . A L I T T L E W O O L L I E R .

AND ABOUT AS FAR AS YOU CAN GET FROM EXPECTED. SEE, IT’S OUR BELIEF THAT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE ENDLESS STRIP MALLS

AND THE SOY-HALF-CAF-NO-WHIP LATTES,

THE WORLD HAS LOST ITS WAY. AND IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE PUT THINGS RIGHT. IT’S TIME SOMEONE STOOD UP FOR ALL THAT’S UNIQUE, AND OFFBEAT, AND TRUE.

FOR THE LAST FEW THINGS THE SUITS HAVEN’T

COMMERCIALIZED, HOMOGENIZED, OR

sucked all the fun out of. T H I S I S R E N O TA H O E U . S . A . THE HOME OF BOARDERS AND BURNERS, BALLOON RACERS, AND BURGERS AS BIG AS YOUR HEAD.

A PLACE WHERE PARTIES DON’T REQUIRE PLANNERS.

WHERE REAL FRIENDS TRUMP FACEBOOK FRIENDS.

AND THE LINE BETWEEN “GET THE CAMERA” AND

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WILL ALWAYS BE A LITTLE BLURRY. AS LO N G AS P E O P L E Y E A R N FO R S O M E T H I N G D I F F E R E N T, W E ’ L L B E H E R E . CHASING THE ELUSIVE 7-10 SPLIT. WHISPERING ENCOURAGEMENT TO OUR RACING CAMELS.

AND SERVING AS A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT LIFE IS SHORT,

LAUGHTER IS CONTAGIOUS AND FUN ALWAYS FINDS A WAY.

MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, IT FINDS ITS WAY HERE.


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you don’t have to go far to get Far from expected. We have this wild, crazy notion about the concept of a “getaway”—it should actually feel like, you know, you’re getting away. Far from the same old, same old…stress, crowds, traffic. Far from what your typical getaway destinations offer. Far from expected. That’s just what you’ll find in Reno Tahoe USA. After all, where else can you hit the ski slopes in the morning, the fairways in the afternoon, and the craps table at night? Where else can you hear the rumble of a big block V8 and feel the tingle of a

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pomegranate poinsettia martini at the same time? That’s what is so great about this place. There is something for everyone, whether you’re into hot stone massages, stand-up paddleboards, or screaming P51 Mustang planes. For starters, Reno Tahoe USA is home to some of the most incredible scenery anywhere. From

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crystal clear lakes to sun-dappled rivers to snow-capped mountains, you’ll experience Mother

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There are so many ways to explore the scenery, too. You can choose from 18 world-class ski and board resorts with 168 total lifts and some 40 feet of annual snowfall. If golf is your thing, there are

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over 50 acclaimed courses within a 90-minute drive of Reno. And let’s not forget about the roundthe-clock excitement of the resorts, big-name entertainment, year-round events, and great dining from

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all-you-can-eat buffets to all-you-can-imagine gourmet feasts. So, dig in and check out a real getaway…Reno Tahoe USA.

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And, coincidentally, your tour guide. “Yep, in the true spirit of Reno Tahoe USA, we knew you wouldn’t want just any guide—stuffy, formal and way too uptight. That’s why I’m here instead. In case you’re wondering, I’m a desert bighorn sheep, as rugged, noble and unique as they come. Kinda like the region itself.” “Be sure to look for my handsome mug throughout these pages. See, I’m filled with insider tips on all the ‘sheep’ thrills that can be found throughout the region. Trust me, I’m a local. I know what I’m talking about.”

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do yourself a favor And just mark off your entire calendar. Let’s face it. Every destination claims to have special events. Here in Reno Tahoe USA, events fall more into the category of extraordinary. Take the spring and summer season, where visitors are treated to an eye-popping, taste bud-tantalizing, hair-raising event practically every week. The rest of the year brings you even more events that celebrate the snow, the sun, and pretty much everything in between. Speaking of celebrations, nobody knows how to throw a party like Reno Tahoe USA. There are parades down the streets of Reno, Sparks, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe that range from the Street Vibrations motorcycle rally to Hot August Nights, the West Coast’s largest classic car event. People also really like to compete around here. From racing camels to hot air balloons, airplanes to outhouses, paddle-wheelers to bicycles, you’re sure to find someone or something to cheer on. Plus, there’s always an appetite for food competitions here, including the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off and the more obscure Mountain Oyster Festival. So bring your camera and leave your expectations in the hotel room because Reno Tahoe USA’s next big event is your next getaway.

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JANUARY Winter, Wine and All That Jazz MARCH SnowFest WinterFest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration APRIL Reno Aces AAA Baseball season begins Reno Jazz Festival MAY The Reno Film Festival Nevada Wide Open Marathon De Mayo Cinco de Mayo Celebration Reno River Festival Arts in Bloom Pembrooke Renaissance Faire Kit Carson Trail Wild West Tour JUNE Street Vibrations Spring Rally Northstar-at-Tahoe Tour de Nez Wooden Boat Week and Concours d’Elegance Sparks Hometowne Farmers’ Market opens Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Reno Rodeo Pony Express Re-Ride JUL Y Artown Fourth of July Star Spangled Sparks PGA TOUR’s Reno-Tahoe Open Tahoe Arts Festival Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Lake Tahoe Music Festival WWA MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour Great Basin Chautauqua Festival

AUGUST Silver Dollar Car Classic Hot August Nights Reno Gay Pride Nevada State Fair Burning Man SEPTEMBER Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering Great Reno Balloon Race Virginia City International Camel Races National Championship Air Races Street Vibrations Genoa Candy Dance Wolfpack UNR Football begins OCTOBER Eldorado Great Italian Festival Reno Celtic Celebration Kit Carson Trail Ghost Walk Virginia City World Championship Outhouse Races Tahoe/Reno Int’l Film Festival Nevada Day Celebration NOV EMBER Reno Bighorns NBA D-League season begins North Tahoe Jazz Celebration D ECEMBER Sparks Hometowne Christmas Silver and Snowflake Festival of Lights Victorian Home Tour Nevada Chamber Music Festival

This is a sampling of the many events that are held in the region throughout the year. For a complete list, go to VisitRenoTahoe.com.

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sheep thrills. Get to the ski slopes, dummy. Dummy Downhill “Witness pure lunacy at one of our most unusual and fun events—the Dummy Downhill. Both Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and Diamond Peak have one annually, as live contestants build their best dummy and race it down the slopes for fabulous prizes (okay, for bragging rights). You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a dinosaur, R2D2 and giant pizza screaming downhill.”


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their high-definition Race & Sports Book theater with over 100 screens. Maybe you’d prefer to channel

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your inner Sammy, Dino and Frankie at the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay, a favorite haunt of the Rat Pack back in the day. Or if you really want to get your heart racing, find a seat at Zone 21 inside Harrah’s Reno for hot hands, hotter music and the hottest blackjack dealers around. Slots, video poker,

rock star, thespian, high roller, virtuoso and joker in all of us.

keno, bingo, roulette, blackjack, craps…if you can bet on it, you can bet on it being in Reno Tahoe USA.

Entertainment comes in all shapes, sizes and breeds. Reno Tahoe USA knows this. That’s why, on any given week, you can find stuff to tickle your brain that ranges from comedians to crooners, from Shakespeare to show dogs, from daredevils to divas. If you love concerts, you’ll love Reno Tahoe USA. No matter when or where you’re staying, odds are there’s a great show getting ready to crank the volume up to eleven. Start with the state-of-the-art 7,000-seat Reno Events Center. Check out any of the premier showrooms that can be found in most of the major resorts. Or venture beyond the resorts to great venues like the Knitting Factory, Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch, or the Wingfield Park Amphitheatre. Catch free shows throughout the summer at Rollin’ on the River in downtown Reno or the weekly Sparks Farmers’

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If you prefer to make your own entertainment, why not hit the town? Wine and martini bars, ultralounges, breweries, karaoke joints, and just plain dives are all packing ‘em in. Dance your way into The Edge nightclub inside the Peppermill Hotel Casino and make waves at The Beach, a poolside nightclub at Grand Sierra Resort. Catch live music all summer long at the Sands Regency Casino Hotel’s Rockin’ Friday Night Pool Parties. Or take part in a monthly themed pub crawl that lets you sample several bars in a single evening while dressed as your favorite zombie, superhero, vampire or Santa.

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sheep thrills. Root, root, root for the home team. Reno Aces Baseball Club, Reno Bighorns Basketball, University of Nevada Athletics “Hey, it may be AAA baseball, but the Reno Aces Baseball Club is big league fun with an all-new stadium and great seats for a steal. Plus, it’s walking distance from downtown Reno, right in the middle of the hip-and-happenin’ Freight House District with sweet ballpark views from the comfort of your own barstool. Or if you’re visiting during hoops season, stop by the Reno Events Center to catch some NBA Development League action with the Reno Bighorns. You can even catch a University of Nevada football or basketball game to see some serious hometown talent—and serious competition, too!”


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still in denial about getting your cultural fix here?

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Methinks thou doth protest too much. When you think of cultural meccas, Reno Tahoe USA may not be the first destination that springs to mind. Well, that’s a shame because this little corner of the Earth has experienced an arts and culture boom over the last few years. The Riverwalk Arts District in downtown Reno is home to a thriving collection of artistic communities, shops, galleries, theaters and social gatherings. You can ponder plenty at the Sierra Arts Gallery in the historic Riverside Hotel, or take a short stroll to the Nevada Museum of Art, Sourdo

designed by internationally renowned architect Will Bruder. Here you’ll find a rooftop sculpture

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garden and world-class touring exhibitions with names like Picasso, Warhol, Morrison, Raphael, Butterfield, Rembrandt, Hockney, Whistler, Starck, Parrish, Rodin, Monet, Adams, and more. Musically, the region enjoys the talents brought to the stage by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nevada Opera, and the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Or if the play’s the thing, head up to Sand Harbor for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Encircled by the immense beauty of Tahoe’s deep blue waters and nestled in a white sand amphitheater, the Festival pairs nicely with gourmet food and nightly wine tastings. Oh, and don’t forget the coolest party on the planet—Burning Man. Once a year, over 50,000 participants gather to be part of an experimental community—Black Rock City—in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert just north of Reno for the Burning Man Project—an annual event dedicated to art and selfexpression that culminates with the “burning of the man,” a 40+-foot wood, metal and neon sculpture,

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on the desert playa. You have to see it to believe it.

A stroke of pure genius. Artown

So, come on. You can admit it. Let’s say it together: “I’m going to Reno Tahoe USA to experience a lively arts and culture scene.” See, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

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“One day of the art scene not enough for you? Then make the pilgrimage to Reno Tahoe in July when Artown comes to life. Here you can dip your brush into the arts scene for a whole month with a community-wide celebration of the visual and performing arts—and most of the events are free! Don’t miss festival faves like the Soul World Music Series, Movies in the Park, or the Discover the Arts Children’s Series. Can’t make it here in July? Not to worry. Artown has big name events throughout the year, too, like Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Go on, paint the town red…or vermillion…or chartreuse.”

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Try ginormously amazing outdoors. You know those idyllic postcards you see in the souvenir shops…the ones that are so jaw-droppingly beautiful that you think to yourself, “There’s no way that shot is real.” Guess what? It’s real, all right, and you can find it every day right here in Reno Tahoe USA. Whatever your perspective—the peak of a hiking trail, the shore of an alpine lake, or the lofty perch of a mountain gondola—you’ll find yourself smack-dab in the middle of your own private postcard.

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Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, Reno Tahoe USA is the ultimate base camp for a full spectrum of outdoor exploration, from easygoing family fun to white knuckle thrills. Lake Tahoe boasts the largest concentration of ski resorts in all of North America, plus an après-ski tradition as legendary as the slopes themselves. However you want to tackle the snow—by ski, board, snowshoe, snowmobile, sleigh or tube—Reno Tahoe USA has the perfect terrain to do it. Choose from marquee resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe™ or Heavenly Mountain Resort for world-class skiing, shopping, dining and, well, everything. Test your skill, not to mention nerve,

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at local favorite Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, which features some of the steepest, double black-diamond lift-served terrain on the continent just 25 minutes from downtown. Or check out Alpine Meadows Resort’s Olympic-caliber superpipe and hundreds of man-made terrain features. If you prefer the springtime to beckon you from hibernation, Reno Tahoe USA has the perfect wake-up call, with warm weather activities that range from hot-air balloon rides at Lake Tahoe to outdoor decks overlooking the Truckee River for downing gourmet burgers, sampling locally crafted beer, and soaking up the sun. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the region offers plenty of opportunities to grab your golf clubs and take advantage of the thin mountain air for what may be the longest drives and best game RSCVA

of your life. With championship courses to suit every budget and a wide range of terrain—from high desert beauty to storybook forests—you’re just a chip shot away from an unforgettable day on the links. Summer here can’t be beat, thanks to hundreds of hiking trails and a virtually endless array of outdoor activities. Pack a summit picnic and climb to the top of 10,776-foot Mount Rose, which commands sweeping views of the entire region. Saddle up for a leisurely trail ride or gallop among wild mustangs in the Virginia Range. Rent a mountain bike or bring your own and take on The Flume Trail, arguably the most famous bike ride on this or any other planet. And if you’re looking for a change of scenery, autumn is the most stunning time of year to visit. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape like a Lake Tahoe sunset dinner cruise or prefer the thrill of Scott Sady

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the catch like fishing the Truckee for browns, brookies, rainbows and cutthroat, your postcard-perfect getaway is standing by.

sheep thrills. Water you waiting for? Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Truckee River Rafting and Tubing Kimber Moore

“Beat the heat at the region’s only water park, complete with hair-raising slides, a wave pool, mini-golf, go-karts, bowling and tons more. Watch the action at the downtown Whitewater Park, home to 11 pools for kayak play and a kayak racing course. Or laze away a summer afternoon drifting down the Truckee River from its lake outflow at Tahoe City to the River Ranch Lodge. It’s some six miles of Class I and II rapids downstream…pretty mild stuff, so it’s fun and relaxing for the whole family. Bighorn sheep included.”

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S KI, B OAR D, C R OSS -CO U NT RY RESORTS/SNOWMOBI LE TOURS RESORTS CITY, STATE See #s on Locator Maps on page 45 & 46

PHONE

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Mi. from Terrain Elevation/ R-T (lifts/trails/ Vertical Airport acres) Drop (ft.) skialpine.com 45 14/100+/ 8,637/ 2,400 1,802 rideboreal.com 45 8/41/ 7,700/ 480 500 camprichardson.com 62 — —

Alpine Meadows (1) Tahoe City, CA (530)583-4232 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Adaptive Ski School (800)441-4423 Boreal Mountain Resort (2) Soda Springs, CA (530)426-3666 Description: Night skiing, Tubing, Sledding Camp Richardson Cross-Country (3) S. Lake Tahoe, CA (530)542-6584 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Lodge, Snowshoeing (800)544-1801 Diamond Peak (4) Incline Village, NV (775)832-1177 diamondpeak.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Child Ski and Snowboard School Donner Ski Ranch (5) Norden, CA (530)426-3635 donnerskiranch.com Description: Lessons, Rentals Eagle Ridge Snowmobile, Inc. (6) Truckee, CA (530)546-8667 tahoesnowmobiling.com Description: Snowmobile Tours Granlibakken (7) Tahoe City, CA (530)583-4242 granlibakken.com Description: Rentals, Sledding, Access to Cross-Country (800)543-3221 Heavenly Mountain Resort (8) S. Lake Tahoe, CA (800)Heavenly skiheavenly.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Village Homewood Mountain Resort (9) Homewood, CA (530)525-2992 skihomewood.com Description: Lessons, Rentals Hope Valley Cross-Country (10) Hope Valley, CA (530)694-2203 hopevalleyoutdoors.com Description: Lessons and Rentals. No Trail Fees, Donations Encouraged Kirkwood Mountain Resort (11) Kirkwood, CA (877)KIRKWOOD kirkwood.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Village, Snowshoeing (209)258-6000 Lake Tahoe Adventures (12) S. Lake Tahoe, CA (530)577-2940 laketahoeadventures.com Description: Snowmobile Tours (800)865-4679 Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours (13) Tahoe City, CA (530)546-4280 snowmobilingunlimited.com Description: Snowmobile Tours Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe (14) Reno, NV (775)849-0704 skirose.com Description: Lessons, Rentals (800)SKI-ROSE Northstar-at-Tahoe™ (15) Truckee, CA (800)GO-NORTH NorthstarAtTahoe.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Village (530)562-1010 Royal Gorge Cross-Country (16) Soda Springs, CA (530)426-3871 royalgorge.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Trailside Cafés, (800)500-3871 Snowshoe, Telemark Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort (17) Twin Bridges, CA (530)659-7453 SierraAtTahoe.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Freestyle & Backcountry Terrain Soda Springs (18) Soda Springs, CA (530)426-3901 skisodasprings.com Description: Lessons, Rentals, Tubing, Mini Snowmobiling

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Spooner Lake (19) Glenbrook, NV (775)749-5349 Description: Rentals, Snowshoe Trails, Wilderness Cabins Spooner Summit (20) — — Description: Snow Park, Tubing, Sledding Squaw Creek Nordic (21) Olympic Valley, CA (530)583-6300 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Snowshoeing (800)3-CREEK-3 Squaw Valley USA (22) Olympic Valley, CA (530)583-6985 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Tubing, Village (888)736-9740 Sugar Bowl (23) Norden, CA (530)426-9000 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Guided Backcountry Adventures Tahoe Cross-Country (24) Tahoe City, CA (530)583-5475 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Dog Trails, Snowshoeing Tahoe Donner (25) Truckee, CA (530)587-9444 Description: Lessons, Rentals, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Night Skiing Zephyr Cove Resort (26) Zephyr Cove, NV (775)589-4908 Description: Snowmobile Tours

6/30/ 655 8/52/ 505 —

8,540/ 1,840 7,781/ 750 —

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Bijou Municipal Golf Course (51)

S. Lake Tahoe, CA

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Carson Valley Golf Course (52)

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Coyote Moon (53)

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25-40

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D’Andrea Golf Club (29)

Sparks, NV

(775)331-6363

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6,849

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Dayton Valley Golf Club (30)

Dayton, NV

(775)246-7888 daytonvalley.com

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72

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Eagle Valley Golf-East (31)

Carson City, NV

(775)887-2380 eaglevalleygolf.com

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Eagle Valley Golf-West (32)

Carson City, NV

(775)887-2380 eaglevalleygolf.com

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Empire Ranch Golf Course (33)

Carson City, NV

(775)885-2100 empireranchgolf.com

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(888)227-1335 Fallon Golf Course (34)

Fallon, NV

(775)423-4616

fallongolfcourse.com

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9

No

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Golf Club at Fernley (35)

Fernley, NV

(775)835-6933

fernleygolfclub.com

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69.9

18

No

25-40

Hidden Valley Country Club (36)

Reno, NV

(775)857-4742

hvccreno.com

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72

7,302

73.7

18

Yes

LakeRidge Golf Course (37)

Reno, NV

(775)825-2200 lakeridgegolf.com

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71.6

18

No

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Links at Kiley Ranch (38)

Sparks, NV

(775)354-2100

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27

1,391

55.9

9

No

10-15

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G O L F CO U R SE S

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PAR

YARDS

(530)542-6097 recreationintahoe.com

56

32

2,002

9

No

12-22

Gardnerville, NV

(775)265-3181

carsonvalleygolf.com

48

71

6,000

68

18

No

20-46

Truckee, CA

(530)587-0886 coyotemoongolf.com

39

72

7,177

73.7

18

No

95-145

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course (54) Stateline, NV

(888)881-8659 edgewoodtahoe.com

52

72

7,555

75.5

18

No

110-240

Feather River Park (55)

(530)836-2328 featherriverparkresort.com

63

35

2,533

9

No

24-26

Genoa Lakes Golf Lakes Course (56) Genoa, NV

(866)795-2709 genoalakes.com

44

72

7,359

74.6

18

No

65-130

Genoa Lakes Golf Resort Course (57) Genoa, NV

(866)795-2709 genoalakes.com

42

72

7,290

73.2

18

No

55-95

Glenbrook Golf Club (58)

(775)749-5201

46

71

5,610

66.2

9

Yes

Blairsden, CA

Glenbrook, NV

WEB SITE

RATE HOLES PRVT

$$$ RANGE

Graeagle Meadows Golf Course (59) Graeagle, CA

(530)836-2323 playgraeagle.com

63

72

6,725

71.2

18

No

Grizzly Ranch Club (60)

(530)832-4200 grizzlyranch.com

48

72

7,411

75.6

18

Yes

Incline Village Championship Course (61) Incline Village, NV

(775)832-1146

golfincline.com

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72

7,106

74.1

18

No

99-179

Incline Village Mountain Course (62) Incline Village, NV

(775)832-1150

golfincline.com

31

58

3,519

58

18

No

44-75

Lahontan Golf Club (63)

Truckee, CA

(530)550-2400 lahontan.com

38

72

7,354

75

27

Yes

Lake Tahoe Golf Course (64)

S. Lake Tahoe, CA

(530)577-0788 laketahoegc.com

62

71

6,741

70.6

18

No

29-84

Northstar-at-Tahoe (65)

Truckee, CA

(530)562-2490 northstarattahoe.com

42

72

6,781

72.4

18

No

20-80

Portola, CA

35-85

Montrêux Golf and Country Club (39) Reno, NV

(775)849-1090 montreuxgolf.com

14

72

7,472

75.3

18

Yes

Resort at Red Hawk Hills Course (40) Sparks, NV

(775)626-6000 resortatredhawk.com

12

71

7,106

72.6

18

Yes

Old Brockway Golf Course (66)

Kings Beach, CA

(530)546-9909 oldbrockway.com

46

36

3,400

67.6

9

No

30-70

Resort at Red Hawk Lakes Course (41) Sparks, NV

(775)626-6000 resortatredhawk.com

12

72

7,140

72.9

18

No

45-85

Old Greenwood (67)

Truckee, CA

(530)550-7010 oldgreenwoodgolf.com

35

72

7,518

75.8

18

No

100-185

Rosewood Lakes Golf Course (42)

Reno, NV

(775)857-2892

rosewoodlakes.com

5

72

6,693

70.6

18

No

25-43

Plumas Pines Golf Resort (68)

Graeagle, CA

(530)836-1420 plumaspinesgolf.com

63

72

6,421

71.1

18

No

50-95

Sierra Sage Golf Course (43)

Reno, NV

(775)972-1564

sierrasagegolf.org

11

71

6,604

70.4

18

No

22-36

Ponderosa Golf Course (69)

Truckee, CA

(530)587-3501 —

36

36

3,018

35.9

9

No

23-52

Silver Oak Golf Course (44)

Carson City, NV

(775)841-7000 silveroakgolf.com

27

71

6,500

70.6

18

No

25-60

Resort at Squaw Creek (70)

Olympic Valley, CA

46

71

6,931

72.4

18

No

50-95

Somersett Country Club (45)

Reno, NV

(775)787-1800 somersett.com

10

72

7,252

74.5

18

Yes

(530)581-6637 squawcreek.com/golf.php (800)327-3353

Sunridge Golf Club (46)

Carson City, NV

(775)267-4448 sunridgegolfclub.com

35

72

6,914

73.1

18

No

30-50

Tahoe City Golf Course (71)

Tahoe City, CA

(530)583-1516

50

33

2,750

65.2

9

No

40-75

Thunder Canyon (47)

Washoe Valley, NV

(775)882-0882 thundercanyon.com

23

72

6,731

72.1

18

Yes

Tahoe Donner Golf Course (72)

Truckee, CA

(530)587-9443 golftahoedonner.com

41

72

7,002

74.2

18

No

60-120

Washoe Golf Course (48)

Reno, NV

(775)828-6640 washoegolf.org

2

72

6,695

70.9

18

No

17-47

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course (73)

S. Lake Tahoe, CA

(530)577-2121

63

66

4,100

61.7

18

No

30-60

Wildcreek Golf Course (49)

Sparks, NV

(775)673-3100

visitrenotahoe.com/golf

5

72

6,923

72.5

27

No

33-69

The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing (74)

Truckee, CA

(530)550-5800

36

72

7,466

75.2

18

No

100-185

Wolf Run Golf Course (50)

Reno, NV

(775)851-3301

wolfrungolfclub.com

8

72

7,100

73.1

18

No

45-75

Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club (75)

Clio, CA

(530)836-0394 golfwhitehawk.com (800)332-4295

61

71

6,927

72.6

18

No

55-125

tahoecitygolf.com/home tahoeparadisegc.com


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the award-winning dining would have you talking, If only you could stop eating. So, you thought Reno Tahoe was just all-you-can-eat buffets? Think again. This is a feast for all your senses. You’ll find gourmet steak houses, romantic bistros, authentic delis, and more sushi bars than you can shake a chopstick at. Grand Sierra Resort

Treat yourself to a legendary Awful Awful burger at the Nugget Diner. Give Nicki’s Big Fat Greek Omelette a try at the Squeeze In. Indulge in Grilled King Salmon at the Lone Eagle Grille in the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Feast on the cracked pepper-crusted New York Steak topped with brandy green peppercorn sauce at Harrah’s Steak House. Try the Tongue Basquaise at Louis’ Basque Corner (trust us). Eat a chocolate burger with mango fries at Bistro Napa inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Savor Chef George’s Benedict with chorizo patties and chipotle hollandaise at Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs. “Ciao” down on La Strada’s famous Mushroom Ravioli inside the Eldorado Hotel Atlantis

Sterling’s

Casino. Dine on Sterling’s Filet Mignon “Oscar Style” at Silver Legacy RSCVA

Resort Casino. Raise a fork to the Bleu Cheese Crusted Top Sirloin at Charlie Palmer Steak in Grand Sierra Resort. Snack on the freshbaked focaccia or Gorgonzola and mushroom polenta at La Famiglia. Get the idea? From hearty homestyle loving to exotic indulgence, enjoy culinary creativity and flavorful fare at every stop. Talk about good eats…well, between bites, of course.

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sheep thrills. Raise a glass. Or mug. Or bowl. Liquid Libations “With all that eating, you’re bound to work up a thirst. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got way more than water at our watering holes. Wine lovers need to check out the Reno Riverwalk Wine Walk. If martinis are your thing, you’ll find a whopping 102 to choose from at Roxy’s in the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Or step out of your comfort zone and down a Picon Punch at Louis’ Basque Corner, a Flaming Kava Kava at Rum Bullions in the Silver Legacy, or a famous Scorpion bowl at Trader Dicks in John Ascuaga’s Nugget. I’ll drink to that!”


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tons of shops. millions of finds. Hope you packed an extra suitcase. When it comes to shopping, Reno Tahoe USA has it all—fun and funky, upscale and elegant, casual and rugged. Whether you’re shopping for that ideal little black dress or that perfect duck hunting camo hat, you’ll find it here. If you’re looking to go big, there’s no better place than the 125,000-square-foot Cabela’s—the World’s Foremost Outfitter store in Verdi just west of Reno next to Boomtown Hotel & Casino. Hunters, campers, kayakers, hikers, anglers…they all become kids in a candy store here. Or, for a different kind of sporting goods experience, make your way to The Legends at Sparks Marina and step into Scheels—the World’s Largest All-Sports Store. At 295,000 square feet, it’s guaranteed to satisfy your daily dose of “WOW.” While you’re at The Legends, be sure to stroll through the plethora of upscale outlets. For your next stop on the shopping tour, head to The Summit, an open-air center that houses over

The Legends

70 premier shops, restaurants and salons. And don’t forget to stop by local favorite Meadowood Mall, with over 100 shops and eateries. Looking to get away from the mall scene? Then venture to the heart of Reno for one-of-a-kind gems in the Downtown River District or on California Avenue, both hot spots for fashion, flavors and fun. In other words, your closet is about to get very cramped. Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

sheep thrills. One man’s trash is a bighorn sheep’s treasure. Antique and Vintage Shopping “If you’re looking for cool retro finds, try Junkee Clothing Exchange. Stop by Labels for designer label consignment shopping. And for antique treasures, furniture and collectables, check out Shanghai to Paris, Somewhere in Time or the Virginia Street Antique Mall. Hey, sometimes the best stuff isn’t shiny and new but a little rough around the edges. Sorta like me.”

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it’s like your typical vacation. If by typical you mean exploring petroglyphs and hunting ghosts.

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F

= Historical Interest

Make-Your-Day Excursions The Most Beautiful Drive in America Mark Twain called it “the Jewel of the Sierra” and many think of it as America’s most beautiful drive. Ron Niebrugge/wildnatureimages.com

Here’s your chance to embark on a scenic journey around Lake Tahoe’s shoreline and find out why. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake. And the water is 99.99% pure and 100% breathtaking. You can begin your journey anywhere along the 72-mile loop, but you might want to start by heading up the sweeping switchbacks of the Mt. Rose Highway (431) just past Mount Rose Summit on the way to Incline Village for one of the best overlooks in the region. Go on. Bask in its beauty, but don’t linger too long because that’s only one of many “pinch me” moments. From there, follow Highway 28 around the north shore through low-key Kings Beach and Carnelian Bay. In Tahoe City, stop off at nearby Fanny Bridge, so named for the rear ends of visitors leaning over the rail to see monster trout finning below.

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On the lake’s relatively unknown western shore, stop at Sugar Pine Point State Park and one of the most pristine tracts of forest. Sun-kissed treetops. Pebble-lined shores. The soft lap of Tahoe’s cool, clear water. This is what vacation is all about. As difficult as it may be to pry yourself away from such beauty, there’s still more to behold. Keep cruising to the southwest corner of the lake, and you’ll get to experience the inspirational views of iconic Emerald Bay. While you’re here, take the guided tour of Vikingsholm— a 38-room Scandinavian-inspired beachside summer mansion built in 1929. You’ll also definitely want to walk the easy quarter-mile up Eagle Creek for an eye-popping view of nearby Eagle Falls. The euphoria tour continues in South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, home to all sorts of shopping, dining and gaming pleasures, as well as the aptly named Heavenly Gondola—open winter and summer—where you’ll be swept up to the 9,000-foot level to the sprawling observation deck with picnic tables, a café and one killer view. Your drive ends with a stop-off at historic Thunderbird Lodge on a secluded, rocky stretch of the eastern shore—you can even explore the lodge with a guided tour during the summer months—followed by a short few miles back to the Mount Rose Highway, at which point you can finally give Eagle Falls your camera-clicking finger a break. It will be exhausted.

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All of Pyramid is within the reservation of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, which has been living along its shores for centuries. You can explore the tribe’s history and culture at the Pyramid Lake Museum & Visitor Center in Nixon, at the south end of the lake. Pyramid is also a classic spot for fishing and boating. And the west shore has plenty of good swimming beaches, but to get to the best one, take Highway 447 north from Nixon and watch for a signed left turn. A dirt road leads to a beach literally in the shadow of the pyramid itself. Perfect for that Zen moment you’ve been craving. For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 775-574-1088.

Ghost Trail

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Ghosts in Northern Nevada aren’t just of the ghoulish campfire variety. Here, they tell stories of the past. They’re colorful characters of the Comstock era, when gold and silver were king and Virginia City was the cultural center of the Western expansion. Whether it’s Lake Tahoe’s smoky showrooms that hosted characters like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe during the golden age of casinos or the pioneer families of rural settlements like Genoa, the apparitions that appear to some today are a reminder of our connection with days gone by. Silver Terrace Cemeteries. Piper’s Opera House.

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Gold Hill Hotel. Kit Carson Trail. Even the Governor’s Mansion. Pack your sense of adventure…and prepare to meet the other side. The Ghost Trail is a self-guided driving tour with points of interest in Virginia City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City. For more information or to view the guide online, visit ghosttrailnv.com.

Passion in the Desert In 1927, with the rest of the country heading into the Great Depression, Northern Nevada discovered other industries to carry it through the down times—industries that forged the area’s early character and still carry traces of that past into the present day. Not always socially acceptable, but certainly lucrative, they were simple industries to develop. All the state had to do was legalize activities that were illegal everywhere else. Nevada adopted what became known as “Sin Solutions” including divorce, gambling and prostitution. These industries groomed this region to become a major entertainment hotspot, becoming the preferred hangout for Louis Prima, Jack Benny, all the Big Bands, Marilyn Monroe, and of course, The Rat Pack. Relive Reno’s heyday from the 1920s up to the 1960s. To learn more, go to visitrenotahoe.com/heritage.

Boom or Bust In 1859 what may be the greatest mineral strike in history was discovered in a mountain to the east of the Sierra Nevada. By the following year, thousands of people swarmed into the surrounding areas where filthy-rich deposits of gold and silver ore laid the foundation for the frontier metropolis of Virginia City. People far and wide came in search of fortune and livelihood here. Some prospered. Some perished. All helped shape a part of our region that is unlike any other. Take the “Boom or Bust” excursion and get transported back in time to the legendary Comstock era. To learn more, go to visitrenotahoe.com/heritage.

Engraved in Stone The ancients have left the stories of their lives for you to discover. On notepads more permanent than paper, in languages we haven’t yet learned, people of the past are speaking to us through Nevada’s rock art. The region surrounding Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe is an amazing time capsule carved and painted on stone. This excursion leads you to some of the most famous sites— some dating back 10,000 years. This is a self-guided driving tour with points of interest that include Kyburz Flat about 45 miles west of Reno, Toquima Cave near the town of Austin in the center of Nevada, and many more. To learn more or to view the guide online, go to visitrenotahoe.com/heritage.

Rex, Rover & Reno Dogs need a vacation, too. And Reno Tahoe USA is a pet-friendly destination that offers plenty of tail-wagging moments. A four-legged favorite is the Sparks Marina Dog Park just north of I-80 between North McCarran Boulevard and Sparks Boulevard. Here you’ll find a walking path around the marina, Scraps Dog Bakery, and a fenced, off-leash area with plenty of grass, shoreline and even a fire hydrant. Other area dog parks include Link Piazzo Dog Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, Virginia Lake Dog Park and Whitaker Dog Park. Man’s best friend is also welcome at several local eateries with outdoor seating, including Wild River Grille, Java Jungle and Archie’s Grill. If you’re looking for a place to stay, Circus Circus Reno, Grand Sierra Resort, Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, and Sands Regency Casino Hotel are all pet-friendly hotels. ved in Engra Larry

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you’ll feel right at home. Assuming home has a casino, showroom, spa and ultralounge. Neon nirvana or lakefront lodge? Spa retreat or cozy inn? However you prefer to stay, you’ll find the right accommodations to fit your getaway. Reno Tahoe boasts dozens of resorts offering the ultimate in escape—from lavish mezzanine walkways to posh spas and sprawling gaming floors. Looking for a romantic fireside bar? No problem. Prefer an oasis-like beach party? Check. Or maybe you’re into your own private alpine village? Got it. Scott Sady

In addition to great downtown options like Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Circus Circus Reno and Harrah’s Reno, consider John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks for beautiful Sierra views and easy access to Victorian Square. Or the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa with its all-new Spa Atlantis, one of only eight spas in the country to offer the highly specialized Pantai® Luar treatment. Or the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, home of the world-class Stillwater Spa that includes two couples sanctuaries, one with a fireplace and the other with an infinity tub. Or the Peppermill Resort Casino with its recent $400-million (yep, that’s not a typo) expansion. If small scale is your style, Reno Tahoe USA has unique riverfront hotels and limited service inns. Don’t forget Incline Village, either, for its quaint inns and mountain retreats. Wherever you stay, you’re in for a serious treat. And we’re not just talking about that little mint on your pillow.

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LOD G I NG A N D SPAS

See #s on Locator Maps on pages 45 & 46

E ,S,D = Ec o n o my, S tandard, De l uxe Y = Ye s N = No

(Reno-Tahoe Best Rates) Each Reno-Tahoe hotel property participating in the Best Rates program must

ensure, on an ongoing basis, that the Best Rates—i.e., the LOWEST ROOM-RATES posted on any given website for any specific room-night(s) at that property—are always offered on the hotel’s own website via a link from the VisitRenoTahoe.com website, and not on other websites, such as travel wholesale (a.k.a. ‘Merchant Model’) websites, although the same rate(s) can appear on both/all.

HOTELS

No. of ADDRESS ROOMS Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (76) 824 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502

WEBSITE

Rate

atlantiscasino.com

SD

Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel

265

airportplazareno.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

Y

Boomtown Casino Hotel (77)

318

boomtownreno.com

D

Y

N

Y

N

Cal Neva Resort Spa and Casino

249

calnevaresort.com

D

Y

Y

Y

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino (78) 1,572 Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino

181

Comfort Inn & Suites

59

Courtyard by Marriott

117

Eldorado Hotel Casino (79)

814

Extended Stay America

104

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

88

Grand Sierra Resort (80) Hampton Inn & Suites (81) Harrah’s Reno (82)

1,995 85 928

Hilton Garden Inn (83)

135

Holiday Inn Express (84)

98

PHONE/ TOLL-FREE (775)825-4700 (800)723-6500 1981 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502 (775)348-6370 (800)648-3525 I-80 at Garson Road, Verdi, NV 89439 (775)345-6000 (800)648-3790 2 Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, NV 89402 (775)832-4000 (800)CALNEVA 500 N. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)329-0711 (800)648-5010 38 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)323-1046 (877)777-7303 1250 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502 (775)682-4444 (866)848-4450 6855 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89511 (775)851-8300 (800)321-2211 345 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)786-5700 (800)648-5966 9795 Gateway Drive, Reno, NV 89521 (775)852-5611 (877)782-9444 2085 Brierley Way, Sparks, NV 89434 (775)355-7700 (800)228-2800 2500 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89595 (775)789-2000 (800)501-2651 10599 Professional Circle, Reno, NV 89511 (775)336-2222 (800)HAMPTON 219 N. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)786-3232 (800)HARRAHS 9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, NV 89521 (775)850-9700 (877)850-9700 2375 Market Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)229-7070 (888)465-4329

Pool Health Airport Club Shuttle Y Y Y

Pets N

Y restrictions apply

circusreno.com

ESD

Y

Y

Y

N kennel only

clubcalneva.com

ES

N

N

Y

Y

renoairporthotel.com

ES

N

Y

Y

N

marriott.com

SD

Y

Y

N

N

eldoradoreno.com

D

Y

Y

Y

N

extendedstayamerica.com

S

Y

N

N

Y

marriott.com

S

Y

Y

N

N

grandsierraresort.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

Y

hamptoninnreno.com

S

Y

Y

Y

N

harrahsreno.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

N kennel only

hiltongardeninn.com

D

Y

Y

Y

N

reno-airport-hotel.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

Y


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See #s on Locator Maps on pages 45 & 46

(Reno-Tahoe Best Rates) Each Reno-Tahoe hotel property participating in the Best Rates program must

ensure, on an ongoing basis, that the Best Rates—i.e., the LOWEST ROOM-RATES posted on any given website for any specific room-night(s) at that property—are always offered on the hotel’s own website via a link from the VisitRenoTahoe.com website, and not on other websites, such as travel wholesale (a.k.a. ‘Merchant Model’) websites, although the same rate(s) can appear on both/all.

HOTELS, cont. Holiday Inn Sparks

No. of ADDRESS ROOMS 220 55 E. Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431

Homewood Suites (85) 98 Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (86) 422 John Ascuaga’s Nugget (87)

1,600

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino (88)1,623 Ramada Reno Hotel and Casino (89) 283 Residence Inn by Marriott

120

Sands Regency Casino Hotel (90)

833

Siena Hotel Spa Casino (91)

214

Silver Legacy Resort Casino (92) 1,712 Staybridge Suites (93)

91

Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino

113

Western Village Inn & Casino MOTELS Baymont Inn & Suites Bonanza Inn Days Inn Reno

147

PHONE/ TOLL-FREE (775)358-6900 (888)465-4329 5450 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89511 (775)853-7100 111 Country Club Dr., Incline Village NV 89451 (775)832-1234 (800)233-1234 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 (775)356-3300 (800)648-1177 2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)826-2121 (866)821-9996 1000 E. Sixth Street, Reno, NV 89512 (775)786-5151 (800)2 RAMADA 9845 Gateway Drive, Reno,NV 89521 (775)853-8800 (800)331-3131 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501 (775)348-2200 (866)386-7829 1 S. Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)327-4362 (877)743-6233 407 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)329-4777 (800)687-8733 10559 Professional Circle, Reno, NV 89511 (775)657-8999 (800)238-8000 5 Hwy. 28, Crystal Bay, NV 89402 (775)831-0660 (800)BILTMORE 815 Nichols Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89434 (775)331-1069 (800)648-1170

114 2050 Market St., Bldg. B, Reno, NV 89502 (775)786-2506 (866)473-6668 56 215 W. Fourth Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)322-8632 (800)808-3303 138 701 E. Seventh Street, Reno, NV 89512 (775)786-4070 (800)448-4555

WEBSITE

E , S ,D = E c ono m y, S t and a r d, D e l u x e Y = Yes N = No

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MOTELS, cont.

holidayinn.com

S

homewoodsuites.com laketahoehyatt.com

D D

Pool Health Airport Club Shuttle Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y

N N

Pets Y Y Y restrictions apply

janugget.com

ESD

Y

Y

Y

N

peppermillreno.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

N

ramadareno.com

ES

Y

Y

Y

Y

residenceinnreno.com

D

Y

Y

Y

Y

sandsregency.com

S

Y

Y

Y

Y

sienareno.com

D

Y

Y

Y

N

silverlegacy.com

SD

Y

Y

Y

N

staybridgesuites.com

D

Y

Y

Y

Y

tahoebiltmore.com

SD

Y

N

Y

Y

for fee

westernvillagesparks.com ESD

N

N

Y

Y

baymontinns.com

ES

Y

Y

Y

Y

S

N

N

N

N

daysinn.com

S

Y

N

N

Y

LOD G I NG A N D SPAS

See #s on Locator Maps on pages 45 & 46

E ,S,D = Ec o n o my, S tandard, De l uxe Y = Ye s N = No

ensure, on an ongoing basis, that the Best Rates—i.e., the LOWEST ROOM-RATES posted on any given website for any specific room-night(s) at that property—are always offered on the hotel’s own website via a link from the VisitRenoTahoe.com website, and not on other websites, such as travel wholesale (a.k.a. ‘Merchant Model’) websites, although the same rate(s) can appear on both/all.

No. of ADDRESS ROOMS 96 666 N. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89512

PHONE/ TOLL-FREE Econo Lodge (775)329-3125 (800)553-2666 Gatekeeper Inn 28 221 W. Fifth Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)786-3500 Gold Dust West Casino Inn 27 444 Vine Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)323-2211 (800)438-9378 The Inn at Renown 24 75 Pringle Way, Reno, NV 89502 (775)982-5080 In Town Motel 34 260 W. Fourth Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775)323-1421 Keno Motel 18 322 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501 (775)322-6281 La Quinta Inn 130 4001 Market Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)348-6100 (800)753-3757 Meadow Wood Courtyard Super 8 (94) 154 5851 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)829-4600 Motel 6 Reno Livestock 141 866 N. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV 89512 (775)786-9852 (800)466-8356 Motel 6 Reno South 115 1901 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)827-0255 (800)466-8356 Motel 6 Reno West 123 1400 Stardust Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)747-7390 (800)466-8356 Motel 6 Sparks 95 2405 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 (775)358-1080 (800)466-8356 Quality Inn 103 1885 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)329-1001 (800)4CHOICE Seasons Inn 55 495 West Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)322-6000 (800)322-8588 Sunrise Motel 20 210 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 (775)358-7010 Super 8 Reno (95) 71 1651 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503 (775)329-3464 (800)800-8000 Super 8 Sparks 71 1900 E. Greg Street, Sparks, NV 89431 (775)358-8884 (800)800-8000 Vagabond Inn 130 3131 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 (775)825-7134 (800)522-1555

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PHONE/ TOLL-FREE (775)329-9624 (775)677-0169 (800)218-9339 1300 W. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89509 (775)322-2281 (800)638-2281 501 W. Moana Ln., Reno, NV 89509 (775)827-2482 1455 W. 4th St., Reno, NV 89503 (775)324-5000 (800)686-8559 600 Newport Ln., Reno, NV 89506 (775)323-1447 I-80 W at Cabela Way, Verdi, NV 89439 (775)345-2444 (888)562-5698 735 Mill St., Reno, NV 89502 (775)323-3381 (800)445-3381 1405 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431 (775)358-8533 (800)621-4792 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89595 (775)789-2147 (800)258-7366 260 Parr Blvd., Reno, NV 89512 (775)329-5222 (800)322-8248 2760 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502 (775)829-1919 (888)823-2002 1200 E. Lincoln Way, Sparks, NV 89434 (775)851-8888 I-80 W at Gold Ranch Rd., Verdi, NV 89439 (775)345-8880 (877)914-6789 205 Nichols Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431 (775)356-6400 (800)955-6405 25 Davis Creek Rd., Washoe Valley, NV 89704 (775)849-0684

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