Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sealed With A Kiss......Your Special Day in Carson Valley!

©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 Family Berry Farm. Or maybe you'd prefer 1862 David Walley's Hot Springs & Resort.  If any of this sounds like a dream come true for your perfect day, then you have come to the right place.  Carson Valley offers accessible, easy to find venues for a day filled with memories that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime. Carson Valley offers such a variety of venues that it will be hard to narrow down and choose.  Need a professional photographer, caterer, flowers or music?  We have that covered for you too!  Come, Stay and Plan your special day in the Carson Valley.   Visit Carson Valley

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer Fun in the Carson Valley

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 entertainment.  Watch as the sun goes down to music that fills the air with fun, laughter and memories that you will create to last your summer.  Come. Stay and Play in the Carson Valley!
All concerts start at 6:30pm except Foreigner Unauthorized on August 26th, starts at 6pm.

*May 27-  Paperback Writer (The Beatles Experience)
*June 17- Nathan Owens Motown & Soul Review
*July 15- Jelly Bread
*August 5- Catch A Wave (A Tribute to the Beach Boys)
*August 26- Foreigner Unauthorized (A Salute To Foreigner)

Friday, May 27, 2016

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
Everybody is welcome!

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 freedom could once again return to the people who it was stolen from. Their endurance was tested on missions of ten or more hours, day after day; their strength was proven as they returned countless crews safely back to their bases. Crews counted on them and a bond was made between man and machine...
... Now they fly on missions that are quite different than those of so long ago. Their mission for today is to educate the world about our courageous World War II veterans and to remember those who have left us. These aircraft stand as tributes to their crews and fly on as living history to enlighten future generations.

The best way to relive this history is to take a once-in-a-lifetime flight on board the B-17, B-24 & P-51. The Collings Foundation is proud to offer our Flight Experiences on our Wings of Freedom Tour in over 110 cities annually.

Imagine yourself soaring on board the flagships of the USAAF Strategic Bombing fleet of WWII. Take your position in the crew and experience a taste of what it may have been like in WWII. Sit as bombardier, stand as waist gunner, monitor flight activity as a flight engineer would as you observe the pilots flying the mighty bombers. You can wander through the plane as you like.

Every flight helps to defray maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft that have reached over $4000 per operating hour per aircraft. Maintained to the highest standards and flown by highly experienced pilots, our aircraft safety standards are second to none.
A Flight Experience is an exciting and historic opportunity. The B-17, B-24 and B-25 have been known worldwide as the backbones of Allied air power of WWII and now is your chance to fly aboard!

Walk-through tours are available on the following dates & times at the

6/16/2016 - 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
6/17/2016 - 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/18/2016 - 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/19/2016 - 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Admission for the walk-through tours is $12 Adults / $6 Children 12 and under.

You can also take a flight on one of these historic aircraft!

Flights take place before and after tours.
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24
$450 per person
30-minute flight training on the P-51C
60-minute flight training on the P-51C
30-minute B-25 flight
$400 per person.

For more information visit: 
or Minden-Tahoe Airport 775-782-9871 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Experience Water Recreation in Carson Valley

Carson Valley plays host to the Annual Fishing Derby at Topaz Lake.  The fishing derby takes place the beginning of January through mid April  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 boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, boating, water skiing and so much more.  You can also hike, bike or off-road until your hearts content with the unbounded and unrestricted open land to explore as far as your eye can see.
Carson Valley offers many well-appointed accommodations that will make you want to Stay and Play and experience as many outdoor activities that you want to do and create memories that will keep you coming back.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Experience Outdoor Adventure in Carson Valley

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 and approximately 50 miles or more in Douglas County and the Tahoe Rim Trail
Whether you want to explore by Foot, Hoof or Wheel, Carson Valley makes it accessible day or night where you won't find any traffic jams here. We offer UN-restricted, full access to explore as far as your eye can see.  Smell the fresh crisp, open air as you experience the freedom to challenge our majestic landscape and rediscover nature in all the ways it was intended.  Come, Stay and Play.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays in Carson Valley

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

Come Stay and Celebrate the Holiday Season in Carson Valley.  We have many events to start your season off right.  The Town of Gardnerville will have it's 10th Annual Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff where you can enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and dutch oven cobblers while you take a wagon ride or photos with Santa.  The town will also light the tree and gazebo and firework display.  
The Town of Minden will feature it's Light Up Minden! celebrations featuring live music, Santa, Fire pits and Smores, while you get to help turn on the lights to the Minden
Gazebo.  Christmas season in Genoa is always a holiday treat starting off with caroling and tree lighting to several seating's where your little one's can have Breakfast with Santa!  The Douglas County Historical Society will host it's Annual Holiday Gala Vote for your favorite decorated Gingerbread House or Christmas Tree.  Or join in the Cookie Walk until the cookies run out....or get eaten!  This year will be the 20th Annual Parade of Lights "Our Emerald Celebration of 20 years of Lights" Brave the cold and watch a colorful display of floats decorated in lights.  Make sure you bring your hot chocolate, this is one you won't want to miss.  You can also enjoy a lighted display of a Holiday Tradition all from the warmth of your car.  Candy Cane Lane at Carson Valley Inn an interactive light display that will fill and delight you and your family with the Christmas Spirit.

Carson Valley has these and so much more for the Holiday Season, we simply can't add them all!  You and your family will be sure to enjoy all the festivities in Carson Valley.  Come, Stay and Play.