Hot Springs, Spas & Salons

Carson Valley is rich in both history and outdoor activities.  However, it is also a place to pamper yourself, with a variety of hot springs and day spas.  David Walley’s Hot Springs is one of Carson Valley’s most historic establishments, while at the same time offering modern amenities for both visitors and locals.  Taking advantage of the rich hydrothermal activity along the base of the northern Sierra, David Walley and two partners founded a health resort just south of Genoa in 1862 with only a tent for shelter and mineral baths selling for 50 cents.  The first bath house went up the following year, and the resort soon grew to encompass a hotel, ballroom, bath houses, and stables.  Today, nearly 150 years later, David Walley’s Resort is owned by Celebrity Resorts, offering timeshare accommodations along with seven natural hot mineral pools, an outdoor swimming pool, steam rooms, saunas, and magnificent views of the Sierras.  The resort is a short distance from a variety of activities including golf, skiing, hiking, and boating.  For those who prefer a more rustic setting, nearby Grover Springs State Park in Markleeville offers two pools fed by natural hot springs as well as camping facilities and hiking trails.

For those visitors who need beauty and spa services, there are a variety of establishments offering hair styling, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and other relaxing treatments.  Nearby you will find Drago Salon and Taylor York Salon, both located conveniently on Highway 395 in Minden.  Further south on 395 in Gardnerville, you can choose from Shear Heaven Salon & Day Spa, La Petite Salon, and Studio Vogue Salon, all offering a full range of professional pampering services.  Prices are reasonable, and the staffs are professional and highly skilled.

1862 David Walley's Hot Springs Resort & Spa 2001 Foothill Road P.O. Box 158
Phone: (888) Spa-1862

Located 1½ miles south of Genoa and8 miles south of Carson Valley, our mineral hot springs are a year round destination.  Come enjoy the Hot Springs for the Day.  Hot Springs Passes include use of outdoor mineral pools, sauna and steam room. Relax and take in our scenic panoramic view of the Sierra Mountains.  Our Day Spa is taking on a complete remodel and will finish November of 2012.  The day spa offers a variety of rejuvenating skin and body treatments, massage, hot stone and a full menu of skin and body treatments.  The remodel will bring 8 treatments rooms to Walley’s, including a new couple room and water therapy treatment room with a Vichy shower. Click here to view the Property Map

A La Carte Salon 1456 U.S. Hwy 395
Phone: (775) 782-7405

We are located in downtown Gardnerville inside a historical cottage house built in the 1890's with a little french Victorian flair. Our clients love the unique atmosphere and ambience we provide. We offer services such as hair, skin, nails, waxing and tanning. We also cater to bridal parties and offer little princess nail painting parties. Our resident nail artists can design unique creations that display style and sophistication that is the essence of À La Carte Salon.

Drago Salon 1667 U.S. Highway 395
Phone: (775) 782-5909

Drago'Salon has been in business for over 20 years.  We are dedicated to giving you our best in Quality, Service, Innovation, and Commitment to you, this is what we strive for at your salon.  Drago'Salon is the leader in precision cutting techniques, corrective color, and innovative color techniques. We pride ourselves on creating beautiful, classic, sexy, striking hair, as well as the funky trend-setting styles too! Cut, Color, Extensions, Texture Treatments, Straightening Systems, etc., we offer it all at Drago'Salon.  You can expect only the best from our team, they are well trained and most are trained in the Vidal Sassoon, & Paul Mitchell systems, further training has been acquired through our in-house continuing education program, which is based on the fundamentals of Vidal and Paul Mitchell systems.  Drago has a wide variety of retail products to suit your needs.  We carry: Aveda, Unite, Redken, Nioxin and Dermalogica.  Drago'Salon is a full service salon offering Skin Care (facials, body scrubs, wrap, waxing, massage, air brush tanning), nails, (gels &linen wraps) and Pedicures.

Book Now Grover Hot Springs State Park 3415 Hot Springs Road
Phone: (530) 694-2248 or (530) 694-2249

Only 35 minutes from Gardnerville, the 700-acre park lies in Hot Springs Valley at an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet, with mountains rising abruptly on three sides.  Hawkins Peak, at 10,023 feet, is three miles northwest of the valley, and Markleeville Peak 9,417 feet, lies four miles to the southwest.  
• One-mile self-guided loop trail, with descriptions of the area's natural history begins at the Campground Bridge.  
• Charity Valley Trail - an additional hike is from the extra vehicle parking area where you can access the Charity Valley Trail.  There are three options:  either to the water falls (1.5 miles), to Burnside Lake (5 miles) or Charity Valley (6 miles).  Trail markers identify the three trails available.
One of the park's two concrete pools is fed by the runoff from six mineral springs with an average temperature between 102 and 104 degrees F.  The park has 76 sites equipped with fire pits and grills, cupboards, bear-proof lockers and tables.  Two of the 76 sites are designed specifically for wheelchair use.  Campsites may be reserved by calling 1-800-444-7275.

Driving Directions: Take SR-88 South to Woodfords.  Turn left onto SR-89 to Markleeville.  In the middle of Markleeville, take the paved road west for about four miles to the park.  Parking fee.
Just2Spoiled Corrective Skin Care & Beauty 1528 U.S. Hwy 395 Suite #120
Phone: 775-720-6650

Nurture your body and mind with facial and body treatments that are personally designed for you!  Customized services include facials, peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, back and body purifying treatments, with add-on "mini spa" express spoilers offered.


Minden Med Spa 1478 B 4th Street
Phone: (775) 782-8485
You Deserve to Look Your Best

Located in a beautiful, serene atmosphere in the Carson Valley, Minden Med Spa offers the most comprehensive personalized skin health solutions. We employ cutting edge technology, medically proven skin care products, as well as the latest in aesthetic injectables to provide you with a range of services. We do more Botox, filler, and laser skin treatments than anyone else in the Carson Valley and Carson City areas. We have worked hard to earn our reputation as the local industry leaders.

The areas largest and best provider of med spa services from relaxing massage to cutting-edge treatments, we've got you covered!

Pure Glow – Aveda Concept Salon 1662 U.S. Highway 395, #106
Phone: (775) 782-6059

At Pure Glow Salon and Spa, we connect beauty, education and well-being with comforting rituals in a warm, professional and creative environment.  As an Aveda Concept Salon, we use products that are naturally derived and formulated from the purest of plant and flower essences. See and feel the Aveda difference.  Enjoy signature treatments that care for you from a complimentary scalp massage to a cup of comforting tea. 

We value every customer with their unique desires, trends and lifestyles. Our mission is to make each visit to our salon a positive experience and to provide excellence to every service that we offer in a professional and caring manner.  


Rejuvenate Salon and Spa 1427 Hwy 395, North
Phone: (775) 783-1175


Visit us and relax in our spa environment.  We are a full service salon and we know how our clients need to be treated.  Give us the opportunity to create your new look in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.  Call for your FREE consultation.  Spa menu

Velvet Touch Salon 1532 U.S. Highway 395 Ste 4
Phone: (775) 783-7613
Velvet Touch Salon is a hair and nail salon.  We service all ages Men, Women, and Children.  We do color, cutting, perming, highlights, and much more.  We pride ourselves on having a clean and comfortable salon.  We use Redkin hair color and have Paul Mitchel and Sexy Hair products for sale.

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