Special Statement

Our sincere thanks go out to the first responders diligently working to protect communities and suppress the wildfires in the area. Our thoughts are with those affected by the Caldor Fire in our neighboring region of Lake Tahoe. For information on South Lake Tahoe, visit tahoesouth.com.

Continued wildfire activity across the west can impact travel; either by area/road closures or poor air quality resulting from smoke. The situation changes daily, so be sure to use these resources to stay updated when planning your trip.

Smoke and Air Quality

Use the Air Quality Index here to see whether or not the air is at a healthy level in the area you plan to visit. Air quality is particularly important for sensitive health groups. Click here to learn more about the Air Quality Index.

Fire Details

For more detailed information on the most significant fires impacting this region:


Nevada experiences all four seasons, sometimes in the same day! Check here for the local weather forecasts.


For state and local resources, use the following resources:

Additional Resources

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.

If you are not vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask indoors.

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.

Please contact us with any questions regarding your trip to beautiful Carson Valley. We are here to help you in any way! Email [email protected], or call 775-782-8145.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are a premiere destination and will always be a warm and welcoming spot for visitors! We look forward to welcoming tourists who love Nevada as much as we do in the safest and most responsible way. Hotels, restaurants and a variety of special tourism services are all open and look forward to seeing you!

In extreme conditions or circumstances, such as wildfire season, please be sure and check the roads, air quality and weather conditions before traveling.


  • Best Western Topaz Lake
  • 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.

Subject to current conditions. Check availability at  Topaz Lake Park.

The Visitors Office and Chamber are located inside the Museum and Cultural Center at 1479 US-395, Gardnerville, NV.  Print material and concierge style travel assistance is available at these locations. Please feel free to contact our office Monday – Friday 9am-5pm at 775-782-8145.

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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