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Legendary Hot Springs

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
–Ferris Bueller

Your to-do list is a mile long. The kids just told you about a school project due tomorrow. Your boss is well…your boss, and all you need is some time to unplug and relax. Let us take you virtually to the unplugged and legendary 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort in Genoa, NV.  

David Walley's
1862 David Walley’s is a historic landmark.

Nestled outside of historic Genoa, the year-round retreat boasts picturesque 360-degree views of the Sierra Nevada and an award-winning spa. If you’re an early riser you’re sure to enjoy the trails through geothermals just outside your room.  Later, stop by one of the two on-site restaurants for a breakfast burrito before choosing the rest of your day.

If you’re interested in heading to Tahoe for some skiing or riding, hop on a lift in a short, yet scenic, 14 miles. You won’t even need to get in your car to enjoy a day of pampering in the on-site hot spring mineral pools, swimming pool or spa treatment

The hot springs are home to some of the area’s most long-standing history. While we often tell you a visit to Carson Valley will “upgrade your status to legendary” in this case you’ll enjoy the same hot springs that served as the muse for none other than Mark Twain. His words are still true today:

Walley's Hot Springs
One of the healing geothermal pools.

“It is with greatest pleasure that I contribute an article in your valuable paper in regard to Walley’s Hot Springs, situated one and a half miles from Genoa, Douglas County, Nevada. These springs, without a doubt, have no equal on this coast for the cure of rheumatism and all afflictions that necessitate me visiting them. I now leave without crutch or cane, entirely well, not only relieved from pain but gained in spirit.”
–Mark Twain, 1887

Read more about 1862 David Walley’s history on the Travel Nevada website. 

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