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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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.

Topaz Lodge & Casino
Gardnerville, NV
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Whether your idea of getting away from it all is relaxing on the shores of tranquil Topaz Lake, indulging in an artfully prepared meal at our world-class steak house or hitting the casino floor to take on your favorite games, Topaz Lodge is the place to be. With great lake views from the comfort of your room and a friendly, welcoming staff to make you feel right at home, the Topaz Lodge is the great escape you’ve been waiting for.

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!