Attractions & Events

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE HISTORIAN INN!

  • 2nd Sunday High Tea
  • Bloody Mary Sunday’s
  • Tastings, Artisan Exhibits and classes

Ask at the front desk for details & dates

CARSON VALLEY EVENTS

APRIL

Last weekend in April – Genoa Cowboy Festival!

JUNE

2nd Week/end in June – The Famous Carson Valley Days! Enjoy the BEST location for Fri. Eve Festivities & Saturday’s Parade – Stay with us! This five-day event showcases  small-town U.S.A and features a parade, carnival, concerts and a variety of unique activities that have been a tradition for over 100 years.

3rd Sunday in June – Tour of the Carson Valley! Use our loaner bikes!
This BBQ & Ice Cream Social are the perfect opportunity to pedal back in time and tour  the Historic Carson Valley by bicycle

AUGUST

1st week in August
Hot August Nights
Celebrating America’s Love Affair with Cars and Rock N’ Roll

Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night.

Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

SEPTEMBER

Last Weekend in September – The Genoa Candy Dance! This is one of the largest fine arts and handcrafts fairs in the nation. Thousands of people come from around the world to sample all this small-town event has to offer with great music, food & drink and hundreds of one-of- a-kind booths.

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

The Corley Ranch Events!
From the Fall Harvest Festival to the Best Pumpkin Patch in the West! Visit this famous  working ranch featuring a corn maze, pig races, miniature horse rides, pick-your- own pumpkins in one of the largest pumpkin patches anywhere, and many other fun activities.

ATTRACTIONS

The Historian Inn, Gardnerville Hotels, Historic Carson Valley NevadaMuseums & Historic Sites The Carson Valley is rich in western history and lore. Visitors can spend hours or days visiting historic sites and museums, steeping themselves in the lives of the early settlers. There they will discover detailed information on Kit Carson and Snowshoe Thomson, the Pony Express, the Emigrant Trail, and more.

The Historian Inn, Gardnerville Hotels, Historic Carson Valley NevadaIn Gardnerville, the Museum and Cultural Center is a marvelous place to spend an afternoon, learning many aspects of early life in the Carson Valley. Visitors can also experience the ranch life of the old west at the Dangberg Ranch historic park.

The town of Genoa, originally named Mormon Station, is the oldest permanent non-native settlement in Nevada. It boasts many historic buildings, a wonderful museum, and a park featuring a stockade.

SPORTS, RECREATION & LEISURE!

Sports, Recreation & Leisure Carson Valley is an outdoor adventurer’s playground, with activities year-round. Featuring nine courses, the Carson Valley is a golfer’s haven. Scenic and affordable, the Carson Valley offers 365 days and over 171 holes of championship golf. Visit our specials page or call us at 877-783-9910 to learn about our Golf Packages.

Gardnerville Hotels, The Historian Inn, The Historian Inn, Gardnerville Hotels, Historic Carson Valley NevadaCarson Valley is renowned for water activities such as boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, swimming, and fishing. Fishing for rainbow, German brown, or cutthroat trout is popular at Topaz Lake, the Carson River, and streams and ponds in the valley. Hikers enjoy lush green trees, vibrant wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.

The Minden-Tahoe Airport, a general aviation facility, is known as home base for one of the best places in the world for gliders and soaring. Glider and hot air balloon rides are available most of the year.

Nearby, Lake Tahoe is home to ski resorts and sandy beaches, and boasts some of the world’s best terrain for climbing, hiking, and biking. Visit our specials page or call us at 877-783-9910 to learn about our Winter Packages.


Enjoy GOLF by day and evenings of dining, entertainment, gaming and accommodations!

Carson Valley Golf Courses

  • Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville is nestled along the Carson River. Since 1965 the 18-holes at Carson Valley Golf Course have been home to affordable and friendly golf.
  • The Golf Club at Genoa Lakes offers 36 championship holes on two semi-private courses just 10 – 15 minutes from tThe Historian Inn, Gardnerville Hotels, Historic Carson Valley Nevadahe Carson Valley Inn:
    • The Lakes Course is a Jacobson/Harbottle design with the Carson River and wetlands ponds providing lush greenery and attractive of water elements.
    • The Ranch Course (previously the Resort Course), at the foot of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, is a Miller/Harbottle design.
  • Sun-Ridge Golf Course offers scenic views and challenging elevation drops – a truly unique golfing experience.

Dayton Golf Courses

  •  Dayton Valley Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer design and home to such events as the Nevada State Championships, U.S.G.A., Amateur Qualifying, and the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying since 1995.

Carson City Golf Courses

  • Eagle Valley Golf Course offers 36-holes of fun:
    • Eagle Valley East is flat – hard to lose a ball.
    • Eagle Valley West is a Championship course with hills and challenges.
  • Empire Ranch Golf Course offers an inviting 27-hole layout on 250 acres of ranch land. Perfect for all levels of golfers.
  • Silver Oak Golf Club in northwest Carson City, has 18 scenic holes through the Silver Oak residential community. The Par-71 layout is 6,564 yards from the tournament tees offering fun but challenging golf experience.
  • Thunder Canyon Country Club is tucked away at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain Range offering an outstanding golf experience in a private-club atmosphere.

Lake Tahoe

  • Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course is on the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, offering a challenging but fun “bucket-list” golf course for all ability levels. Home of the NBC televised American Century Celebrity Golf Championship every July… PLUS our sister property – The Avalon Lodge is walking distance!
  • Lake Tahoe Golf Course is Tahoe’s best championship golf value. Located in a mountain meadow surrounded by the High Sierras, this spectacular 18 hole golf course will challenge golfers of all levels.

ART GALLERIES

Carson Valley’s art community is vibrant and prolific. Local artists abound, producing beautiful locally-themed paintings of landscapes, wildlife, and ranch life, all of which can be professionally framed right here. For those who prefer more tactile art forms, many local artists and crafters turn out glass and ceramic pieces, pottery, woven wearable art, and gorgeous jewelry designs of sterling silver, gold, turquoise, and beads.

The visitor can find this local art in a variety of galleries, shops, and artists’ co-ops throughout the valley, most conveniently located along the Highway 395 corridor in Minden and Gardnerville. For those who would like to get their own creative juices flowing, there are also art classes available in a number of mediums.