Gardnerville, Nevada

Gardnerville lies in the heart of Carson Valley, surrounded by peaceful green fields with views of the Sierra, Nevada to the west and the Pine Nut range to the east. The inviting downtown is designed for strolling, with shady trees, old-fashioned street lamps and carefully-tended flowers in the warmer months. Century-old brick buildings house shops, saloons and restaurants to tempt passersby, and residents and visitors alike find it hard to resist the town’s Basque restaurants or the gift shops with their windows of pottery, quilts and glass art. Gardnerville also has quite a reputation for antiques and collectibles.

The town enjoys its fair share of events too, like the annual outdoor movies hosted during the summer months at Heritage Park and regular farmers’ markets at Lampe Park. Popular regional events include Carson Valley Days, which has a parade, games, a rodeo and great food, and the Valley Cruisers Car Club’s annual classic car show.

For the history lover, the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center has exhibits on the area’s agricultural history. And for the outdoorsman, Gardnerville is just minutes from endless recreation. The clear water of Lake Tahoe invites guests to swim and sunbathe, boat, ski, hike and camp when it’s warm and hit trails in some of the country’s best ski resorts during the winter. To the east lies easy access to hiking and equestrian trails, plus great spots for ATV riders. And nearby Topaz Lake, just 20 minutes south, is another popular place for boating and fishing.

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Carson Valley
Gardnerville, NV
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Located close to the town's shopping and dining option as well as to Lake Tahoe, the Westerner Motel is a comfortable place to stay in Gardnerville. Rooms are fairly large and a pool is available for guests. This pet-friendly motel also offers high-speed wireless Internet.

Gardnerville, NV

Small, quiet and clean park located near Topaz Lake and shopping in downtown Gardnerville.

Topaz Lake
Gardnerville, NV

Topaz Lake Park, located right on beautiful Topaz Lake has 15 hookup sites with electric, water and dump station, and 40 developed dry camps along with many undeveloped camp sites. Topaz Lake produces many trophy rainbows in the 4 - to 8 pound range (and bigger) throughout the season. California or Nevada licenses are valid anywhere on the lake.

Topaz Lodge Casino and RV Park
Gardnerville, NV

A nice place for a stopover or stay and explore the area. Spend an hour or so in the casino and enjoy dinner in the restaurant that overlooks the lake. When it's time to take a break from the road, relaxation awaits at the Topaz Lodge Casino and RV Park. Great views of the lake and the Sweetwater Mountains.

Best Western Topaz Lake Inn
Gardnerville, NV
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The Best Western Topaz Lake Inn features modern accommodations and a spectacular view of Topaz Lake and the surrounding mountains, from every room.

Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra's at the 5,000 feet elevation, Topaz Lake is an outdoor lover's paradise. This freshwater lake nestled in the mountains provides a wide range of activities such as: fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking and mountain biking. If you are looking for the most popular sport in Nevada, you will appreciate the short walk to the local casino for gaming, food, libations and entertainment.