Carson Valley, Nevada Blog

Welcome to "Rugged, Relaxed, and Reachable Carson Valley." Here you’ll find everything you need to know to enjoy a visit to Northern Nevada’s Hidden Jewel, from lodging, dining and gaming information to the surprisingly vibrant arts and cultural scene and all the recreational opportunities you’d expect to find with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, the Carson River and more right outside your door. Explore the site, then come discover Carson Valley!

  • <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> The annual Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby kicks off on January 1, 2017, and runs through April 16, 2017. Where else can you spend the day relaxing on the lake and win cash and free slot play? When you catch any trout weighing in at 2 pounds or more, you get $5 in free slot play and 5 entries into the drawing. Any Topaz Lodge tagged trout caught during

  •   <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Topaz Lake fishing season is coming up fast, and January 1st kicks off the Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby as well. Skip the confusion and use this fishing excursion itinerary to pick up a few pointers on your casting, get expert tips, and perfect your fish story over a hearty meal. To get the fish while they are biting you might want to hit the road early, but

  • ©Ali Moffitt Carson Valley is absolutely beautiful, and Autumn is no exception.  With the crisp, fresh air and majestic blue skies, Carson Valley is a wonderful place to spend your fall harvest.  The temperatures can range from the low 80's- mid 60's and it is perfect for hitting the trails on your foot, hoof, or wheel.  If the trails aren't for you, then come and join the community in a host

  • Younkin Airshows and Misty Blues ©Ali Moffitt Kyle Franklin ©Ali Moffitt Bill Stein ©Ali Moffitt Danny Clisham "Sky-Talker" Hollywood ©Ali  Moffitt Manfred Radius ©Ali Moffitt Dan Buchanan ©Ali Moffitt God Bless America ©Ali Moffitt Big Crowds! ©Ali Moffitt Super Hornet F-18 ©Ali Moffitt U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds ©Ali Moffitt Team Rocket

  •   10th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff Town of Gardnerville, Heritage Park ©Ali Moffitt Light Up Minden!  Minden Park ©Ali Moffitt     20th Annual Parade of Lights  "Our Emerald Celebration 20 Years of Lights"   Breakfast with Santa   Genoa Town Hall, Genoa                                                               ©Ali Moffitt    Candy Cane Lane    Carson

  • ©Ali Moffitt Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour June 16 - June 19 The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will be making their third stop at the Minden Tahoe Airport    Everybody is welcome!   ©Ali Moffitt Over Sixty years ago they flew from bases far from home, over occupied and enemy territory in an attempt to weaken the forces of evil so that

  • ©Ali Moffitt  A view of Job's Peak ©Ali Moffitt  ©Ali Moffitt  oodles of Arts & Crafts ©Ali Moffitt  AHHH...Candy! ©Ali Moffitt  ©Ali Moffitt  The Genoa "Candy Dance" originated in 1919 as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for the small, but enterprising community of Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. Lillian Virgin Finnegan, daughter of then

  • Pumpkins! ©Ali Moffitt ©Ali Moffitt Pig Race I found it.....The Perfect Pumpkin! The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival begins every year starting October 1st and runs through October 31st.  Bring the whole family for fun fall activities including:  Hay Slide  Kiddie Land Straw Maze  Farm Animals Miniature Golf (Brand New Rebuilt)  Bounce House Pig Races Hay Wagon Rides (Every

  • ©Stephanie Secrest-Jacobs Family Berry Farm ©Belinda Grant Photography ©Belinda Grant Photography Planning a wedding?  Have you dreamed about have a wedding with a picturesque mountain view as your backdrop? Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.  Maybe you would prefer a down home wedding in the county in a barn?  Have you ever considered getting married at a Berry Farm? Jacobs

  • Carson Valley is just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe where the night skies are lit up by stars rather than neon.  On the warm, summer evenings you can enjoy a plethora of family fun activities.  Starting in May through August, the GE Family Concert Series takes place in the gazebo at Minden Park.  Unwind with your family and friends with your favorite food on a picnic blanket and enjoy the live

  • Carson Valley plays host to the Annual Fishing Derby at Topaz Lake.  The fishing derby takes place the beginning of January through mid April http://www.topazlodge.com/  Catch a tagged fish and win FREE cash.  In addition to fishing, Topaz Lake has great sites for camping, tent or RV.  Throw the hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and experience the fresh mountain lake through paddle

  • Carson Valley offers and abundance of Outdoor Activities that you and your family can enjoy all year-round.  We have over 47 miles of non-motorized trails that are maintained by the Carson Valley Trails Association http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org/ and approximately 50 miles or more in Douglas County http://www.douglascountynv.gov/ and the Tahoe Rim Trail https://www.tahoerimtrail.org/.

  • Here is a recent article that was published in Reno Tahoe Getaway publication.  We think it depicts Carson Valley in an accurate, beautiful way.  Enjoy!!

  •   The Dance that Brought Light to Genoa The Genoa "Candy Dance" originated in 1919 as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for the small, but enterprising community of Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. Lillian Virgin Finnegan, daughter of then prominent Judge Daniel Webster Virgin, suggested the idea of a dance and making candy to pass around during the

  • 2015 Aviation Roundup The 5th Annual Aviation Roundup will be on the 22nd & 23rd of August. The show will feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds, Team Rocket, Bill Stein, Kyle Franklin, Matt Younkin, Manfred Radius, and Dan Buchanan. The performers will perform on both the 22nd & 23rd. Gates will open at 10:00 am. The Opening Ceremonies will be at 12:00 pm, which will start the show.

  • Dangberg Home Ranch Historic State Park is a one of Carson Valley's historic properties.  In the center of Carson Valley, this is one of western Nevada’s treasures, that has breathtaking views of Jobs Peak and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The house that stands here was built by a family that played an important role in the growth and shaping of Carson Valley, Nevada. Heinrich Friedrich

  • Every summer, the Town of Minden hosts the GE Family Concert Series in Minden Park.  Staring the end of May through September, once a month, a different music selection plays under the Carson Valley stars for a family fun evening.  Smell the barbeque, amidst a light 80 degree breeze, and an evening full of family, friends, children playing, your favorite beach chair and blanket with a backdrop

  • Main Street Gardnerville will once again be hosting "Thirsty Third Thursdays" Wine Walks taking place the third Thursday of each month, May-September, 4:30 - 7:30pm. The cost is $15 for registration and $5 for a commemorative forever wine glass with light blue logo that can be used at ALL future wine walks. Each Wine Walk brings out anywhere from 300-500 registered Wine Walkers to the

  • Genoa Cowboy Festival Scheduled for April 30th through May 2nd, 2015 Genoa, Nevada – March 17, 2015 – The Town of Genoa, Nevada, announced today that the sixth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival will take place from April 30th through May 2nd in the Town of Genoa. Previous Cowboy Festivals have attracted thousands of visitors to the picturesque community located in the eastern foothills of


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