Carson Valley, Nevada, is an ideal spur-of-the-moment and budget-friendly destination for a late summer weekend. Carson Valley is conveniently located 45 minutes south of Reno and an easy drive from San Francisco. Southern California residents can also plan impromptu getaways with a scenic road trip north on Highway 395. Carson Valley is a pocket of Nevada
that’s easy to find, but hard to forget.
Experiences and adventure in Carson Valley are unprocessed and unpacked - a perfect send-off to the carefree days of summer. In true American West fashion, Carson Valley beckons visitors to unplug, breathe deep and settle into a rhythm of the landscape. Take a seat at Nevada's oldest thirst parlor for the best darn Bloody Mary you’ve ever had. Tee off adjacent to the Carson Range with a green fee as refreshing as the views. Use your own pedal power and mountain bike to the Tahoe Rim Trail, offering a nine mile thrilling descent to Carson Valley - a free roller coaster ride on two wheels. When you're ready to kick back, soak in the Valley in a natural hot spring - nature's own spa. When it's time to unwind from the day's adventures, visitors will find plenty find plenty of colorful choices, from hotels, motels, casinos and spa resorts to inns, bed and breakfast lodgings to RV parks and campgrounds in the company of creeks, peaks and desert skies...all at rates as friendly as the local characters.
Bluebird skies, untouched landscapes, wild horses, panoramic ranch views backdropped by mountain peaks...the land of legends awaits for anyone seeking an affordable yet memorable memorable getaway.
Photos courtesy of Carson Valley; copyright Juan Moralez and Helen Newman respectively.