With the Sierra Nevada Mountains on one side and the Pinenut Mountains on the other, Carson Valley is a recreation destination that can't be beat. Easy to reach: only 15 miles south of the state capitol, and only about 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley holds some beauty and wonder that is found no where else in the country.
You'll find some of the best adventures in Nevada in this lovely valley. Temperatures are great for your vacation, too, whether summer or winter. The winter months are moderate with cool nights, the summers warm and dry. With over 295 days of sun, you can't find a better getaway spot.
You'll find lots to do in Carson Valley. From golf to glider flights, from horseback riding to wine tasting, you'll not be bored on your visit. There are ATV tours to take, and lots of good fishing.
A historical tour must include an outing to Genoa, which was the oldest settlement in Nevada. Go through the Mormon Station State Park to get information about the early Gold Rush days. Stop at the historic Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center and at the Genoa Courthouse Museum, featuring the original jail and court.