Minden, Nevada

The pretty town of Minden, the Douglas County seat, is a quiet, friendly community set in the heart of the Carson Valley. Minden began as a planned community, and is in fact unique among Silver State towns and possibly even the nation, as it was mapped and defined on the ground before a single building was built.

The town was established by the Dangberg family and named after a city near the patriarch’s birthplace in Germany, and although newer subdivisions have affected the town’s symmetry, charm and pride are still evident. Visitors strolling through Minden today will pass stately century-old homes and historic brick buildings designed by noted, Nevada architect, Frederick Delongchamps. There’s a nice selection of local restaurants, antique stores, gift shops and art galleries to peruse. Be sure to pick up a walking tour brochure at the town office, located in the CVIC Hall.

Also in town, Minden Park is a lovely spot to lunch, home to the bandstand/gazebo that hosts monthly concerts during the summer months. The scenery around town is picturesque as well, with the majestic Job’s Peak, possibly the most photographed mountain in the entire Carson range of the Sierra, Nevada, visible from nearly any vantage point.

In town, there are annual street fairs hosted throughout the year, with local and traveling artists, a range of interesting vendors, food booths and live music. Summer months mean farmers’ markets, and there’s the annual lighting of the historic Minden Gazebo to kick off the holiday season.

Minden also serves as an ideal base for outdoor recreation. Not only is it close to the playground that is Lake Tahoe, there’s no shortage of golf, biking and hiking in the area. Four of the Divine Nine golf courses are just minutes away, hikers and horseback riders can follow the Faye-Luther Canyon Trail that begins just off State Route 206, and bikers routinely race along Foothill and Jacks Valley roads. After a day of outdoor activity, you can relax at the Carson Valley Inn, have dinner at Barone and Reed in downtown or choose from a number of American, Asian, Mexican and Italian eateries.


Carson Valley Motor Lodge
Minden, NV

The Carson Valley Motor Lodge offers park-at-your door convenience on the grounds of the Carson Valley Inn Hotel/Casino/RV Resort. The facility is next door to The Carson Valley Market (gas and convenience store) and just a three-minute walk (or take the afternoon and evening shuttle) to the main Carson Valley Inn complex. Motor Lodge guests have full access to all Carson Valley Inn amenities including the Pool/Spa/Fitness Facility in the main hotel.

Carson Valley RV Resort
Minden, NV

Park and stay at our Carson Valley RV Park in Minden. The RV Park offers 59 full-hookup sites with electric, water, sewer and cable TV. There are a total of 25 pull through sites and 34 back-in sites.

The RV Resort is located behind the Carson Valley Market which provides gas, diesel and select grocery items. Guests at the Carson Valley RV Resort may use the pool, spa and fitness facility located on the second floor of the hotel. A shuttle service is available on-call between the RV Resort and the main hotel and casino.

Carson Valley RV Resort Amenities:

Silver City RV Park Resort
Minden, NV

Experience where the West was really won. Conveniently located in the beautiful Carson Valley, Silver City Resort is Nevada's premiere RV campground. With dozens of activities to choose from and an area rich in American history, the Silver City RV Resort is sure to provide a most memorable vacation. 

  • 206 full hook-up spaces
  • 35' wide pull through spaces
  • Telephone - cable TV and wireless internet access
  • Store, gas, and close to town shopping and casinos
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Minden
Minden, NV

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden is the newest option for lodging accommodations in the Carson Valley. The property is 100% non-smoking, and happily offers pet-friendly rooms. Free Express Start Breakfast is offered from 6-9:30 a.m., and the property also features an indoor pool & spa, fitness center, high speed wired and wireless Internet services throughout the property, microwaves and refrigerators in every room, business center with printer, copy, and fax services, freshly baked cookies each evening, and local phone calls.

Minden, NV

Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swingin’ Jazz and Blues bands in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Lavay Smith will perform at the CVIC Hall in Minden on January 16, 2015. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 at the door; students with ID $5. For more info or to order tickets contact CVAC at 775-782-8207 or www.cvartscouncil.com. For a sample of their music, visit Lavay Smiths’ website at www.lavaysmith.com.