Bordered by the Sierra Nevada and the Pine Nut Mountains, Carson Valley attracted some of Nevada's earliest settlers, and with its broad, picturesque scenery, it's easy to see why. In fact, Nevada's first permanent and oldest settlement was in Genoa, a small town that continues to celebrate its history with charming bed and breakfasts, historical museums and attractions and, of course, Nevada's oldest bar.
Carson Valley is northern Nevada's most scenic valley with wide open space that offers an abundance of authentic adventure. Experience hiking trails, world class soaring, golfing, horseback riding, expansive ranches, parks, shops and hotels. A journey through the valley stretches from Genoa in the northwest through the towns of Gardnerville and Minden, quaint small towns with big history,ending with a refreshing reward of Topaz Lake, known for great fishing, boating, water-skiing, and wake-boarding.
Outdoor enthusiasts love Carson Valley for its expansive opportunities for fresh-air fun. With natural beauty, a laid back friendly atmosphere, historic exploration, authentic outdoor recreation, and Nevada style entertainment year-round, Carson Valley will have you coming back for more.
If you're ready to see the beauty of Carson Valley for yourself, start your planningonline at VisitCarsonValley.org or call 800-727-7677. Carson Valley - Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.
Reno-Tahoe Territory Members in Carson Valley
1862 David Walley's Hotspring Resort & Spa
Carson Valley Golf Course
Carson Valley Inn
Carson Valley Visitors Authority
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Douglas County Historical Society
Greater Genoa Business Association
Holiday Inn Express, Minden
Main Street Gardnerville
Town of Genoa
Visit Carson Valley Blog