How to Sierra Like a Local

Stay Safe. Travel Responsibly. Have a Legendary Time.

We’re ready to welcome you back to Carson Valley—back to adventure, connection, celebration and relaxation. When you return, please adhere to these guidelines for safe travel.

Welcome back to wide-open spaces and local haunts. We’re open and ready for you!

Get outside. Get grimy. Get after it! Then wash your hands and use sanitizer often.

You’re used to wearing a ski mask. Keep it up and wear a mask in all public spaces.

Be your best self by respecting signage at restaurants, bars, and businesses.

Get in the local state of mind by being kind and respectful.

Explore your outdoor playground. Take only photos. Leave only footprints.

We have the best tasting water in the world! Drink up with your reusable water bottle.

Keep our wildlife wild by disposing of trash and driving cautiously.

Know Before You Go

Protect you. Protect us. Please, Sierra Safely.

When planning a trip to Nevada, please follow the official guideline for your state and be aware of the travel guidelines for the state of Nevada.

Carson Valley is located in Douglas County, Nevada. Douglas County contracts with Carson City Health and Human Services, as do two other counties, and make up the Quad-County Region. Get up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases in the Quad-County region.

Due to the nature of the COVID-19-related restrictions and various timelines individual businesses may employ, please email Visit Carson Valley with more specific questions regarding recreational opportunities, availability of lodging in Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa and Topaz Lake, restaurants, and stores that are open to customers. We’re here to help you in any way. Email [email protected], or call 775-782-8145. Please note that our office is staffed with limited hours. If you don’t reach us right away, leave a message with your contact information and we will return your call.

What’s Open and Ready for You

Carson Valley has plenty of business, activities, and adventure available to you, even at such a challenging time. Whether its appropriately social distancing or outdoor adventure six feet apart, we’re open and ready to welcome you.

What’s Open

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! “We are continuing to take strong mitigation measures against COVID-19,” said Gov. Sisolak. “Nevada is a premier travel destination, and will always be a warm and welcoming spot for visitors. We have strong systems in place to help protect Nevadans and our visitors, but continue to urge all those who have tested positive and not yet recovered or who are exhibiting symptoms to avoid travel to the State at this time. We look forward to welcoming back all of the tourists who love Nevada as much as we do in the safest and most responsible way possible.”

If you travel to Nevada, protect yourself and others during your trip by following CDC guidelines:

  1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  2. Avoid close contact with others.
  3. Keep 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  4. Wear a face-covering in public.
  5. Cover coughs and sneezes.

If you are traveling in Nevada and are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath):

  1. Continue to stay in your designated quarantine location, avoid contact with others, and contact a healthcare provider for further instructions on treatment or testing.
  2. If you are older or have any medical conditions (e.g., immune compromise, diabetes, asthma), consult your regular healthcare provider.
  3. If you feel you need medical care, call ahead before you go in and inform them of your travel history.
  4. If you need urgent medical care (e.g., have difficulty breathing), call 9- 1-1 and let the dispatcher know your travel history).

For more information, visit nvhealthresponse.nv.gov. If you are planning a trip to Nevada, please visit www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/nevada-united/ to learn more about our Phase 2 reopening guidelines and restrictions.

Visit Carson Valley is working diligently and closely with local public health officials to ensure the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.

When planning a trip to Nevada, please follow the official guideline for your state and be aware of the travel guidelines for the state of Nevada.

Carson Valley is located in Douglas County, Nevada. Douglas County contracts with Carson City Health and Human Services, as do two other counties, and make up the Quad-County Region. Get up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases in the Quad-County region.

Yes! An asterisk (*) next to the name means they are pet friendly.

  • Best Western Topaz Lake*
  • Carson Valley Inn and RV Resort
  • David Walley’s Resort (as of June 11, 2020)
  • Historian Inn*
  • Holiday Lodge*
  • Quality Inn*
  • Sierra Motel*
  • The White House Inn Genoa*
  • Topaz Lodge and RV Park*

See the full list of hotels, motels, and resorts.

Yes! Camping is available at Topaz Lake Park.

Yes! Most have take-out service and have limited capacity. So be sure to call ahead or make reservations. Click here for more information on how to Taste Carson Valley.

Yes! Here are some ideas, and as restrictions lift, we will add to this list.

Virtual Travel

Since you’re here, take a virtual tour of Carson Valley. Keep reading for 8 ideas on how to get to know the towns of Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden, and Topaz Lake.

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