Genoa, Nevada

Home to less than 300 people in-town, Genoa offers visitors a quaint town with historical charm. You can spend the day shopping at Genoa Square, where you’ll find unique gifts, old-fashioned candy and freshly ground coffee, or have a picnic at Mormon Station State Historic Park. On a warm day, you can grab a cool drink at the Genoa Bar,, Nevada’s oldest saloon. After a round of golf at Genoa Lakes Golf Club, relax with a massage at 1862 David Walleys Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Be sure to visit Genoa’s historic buildings—Genoa Town Hall, Genoa Community Church and Genoa Courthouse Museum. The Genoa House Inn and the Wild Rose Inn, both bed-and-breakfasts, are decorated with Victorian elegance.

Genoa, pronounced “ju-NO-ah,” is nestled on the eastern side of the Sierra, Nevada in Carson Valley, 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe’s world-class skiing. Established in 1851 by Mormon traders, it was called Mormon Station until 1855 when, as legend has it, Judge Orson Hyde named the burgeoning town after Genoa, Italy, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

If you are visiting Genoa in September, make plans to attend the annual Candy Dance. The event began in 1919 to raise money for streetlights by passing out candy at a dance and continued to pay the electric bills. In 1970 a small crafts fair was added, and now the Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Fair draws large crowds, closing down the streets for an entire weekend.

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Genoa Lakes Golf Club - Ranch Course
Genoa, NV

Situated just two miles from its sibling course at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club in the fertile Carson Valley, the Ranch course was designed for distance and power.

Genoa Country Inn
Genoa, NV
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Genoa Country Inn is an 11-room inn in historic Genoa, Nevada. Amenities include in-room coffee, microwaves, refrigerators, 32" flat screen televisions, wireless Internet and balconies. Early check-in may be available. Please call.

1862 David Walleys Resort Spa
Genoa, NV
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Surrounded by picturesque views of the Sierra Nevada and set only 18 miles from South Lake Tahoe, David Walley’s Resort Hot Springs & Spa is a year-round retreat offering the perfect getaway for all ages. Relax in the on-site hot springs mineral pools, enjoy a spa treatment, splash around in the swimming pool or take a scenic drive through the mountains for area skiing, casinos and more.

Wild Rose Inn, Genoa
Genoa, NV

The Wild Rose Inn is a new Queen Anne Victorian Inn. This charming home is furnished in antiques, with oak predominating. On cool days, a warm fire will welcome you in the parlor. In warm weather, air conditioning cools the house.

Genoa, NV

The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has earned a reputation for quality artists and crafters.  Over 300 vendors are selected for their quality product and unique wares.  There's not only great craft shopping, but delicious homemade candy and food as well.  The Candy Dance tradition started in 1919 when the community's women sold homemade candy and served midnight supper during a dance at the Town Hall, raising funds for the purchase and maintenance of Genoa's streetlights.  Nintey-four years later  and it's still going strong!