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 Golf COurse
Gardnerville, NV

The home of affordable, friendly golf since 1965, Carson Valley Golf Course is ideally situated just two miles south of Gardnerville by the Carson River and shaded by towering, century-old cottonwood trees. The idyllic setting gives the lush course an amiable character unlike any in northern Nevada. The experience at Carson Valley Golf Course is so enjoyable, it has been voted Carson Valley’s favorite three years running. And thanks to its first-rate management and devotion to the game of golf, the course has also been honored as the 2007 Nevada Golf Course of the Year.

Gardnerville, CA

The 12th annual Eagles & Agriculture winter event includes all of the favorite tours and activities along with a few new things!

Carson Valley Museum
Gardnerville, NV

With its historic setting, the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center sets the stage for a walk through the past from the moment visitors arrive.

Historian Inn
Gardnerville, NV
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A convenient location for any traveler, the Historian Inn was built in 2000 with all the modern conveniences, yet in line with the distinctive, classic architecture of the west and enriched with the colors, textures, and natural materials of the Nevada, the Sierra Nevada and reminiscent of the gold rush.

Sierra Motel
Gardnerville, NV
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The Sierra Motel in Gardnerville offers unbeatable views of the Sierra and is located only 20 minutes from skiing and other activities of Lake Tahoe. Some rooms have kitchenettes and many have been remodeled.