Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Craps the Easy Way, Concerts Selling Out, Wine Walk on Longest Day, Coffee Carafes, More

Craps the Easy Way!
Craps is one of the most exciting casino games and, as a bonus, is the table game with the most favorable odds for the players. For some, it’s an adrenaline rush they totally understand. For others, it’s a something you watch from a few steps back because you’re either intimidated or haven’t had or taken an opportunity to learn in a non-intimidating environment. Wherever you fall in the spectrum, we now have the solution: our giant Craps machine just inside the front casino entrances ready for you to play 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Play for $1 (where can you do that on a live game!) or up to $200. Jump in while the game is already in action, grab a couple of friends and start your own action, or play on your own when no one else is around. As for learning the game, stop by when no one’s playing and use the various buttons on the left side to learn all about the rules, odds, and how you win or lose on any type of roll. Play the Pass Line, Field, Hard Ways or – for those who want to venture to the dark side – the Don’t Pass Line!

Clint Black Next in TJ’s Corral
A Few Standing Room Tickets
Remain for Clint Black June 29
Clint Black is next up on the TJ’s Corral 2018 schedule and the Friday, June 29 concert has less than 50 Standing Room tickets remaining. As a reminder, feel free to bring a blanket (no chairs) and relax on the slightly elevated grass area behind the seating section. If you’ve been to a TJ’s concert, you already know the grass area is pretty darn close to the stage. Following Clint, Ted Nugent rocks the TJ’s stage on Wednesday, July 4; Trace Adkins rolls in on Saturday, July 14 (limited tickets remain) and Creedence Clearwater Revisited  wraps up the season (unless we add something that falls in our lap) on Sunday, August 12. Purchase tickets through our website which allows you to view the seating layout map and select your seat. You can also buy tickets in person at the Hotel Front Desk.

Wanna Work Part Time?
Or Full Time But Want Afternoons Free?
  • Are you sort-of retired but still want to work a couple of days a week to stay socially connected and earn a few extra bucks?  Or, perhaps you are only available 4 hours a day and want to work during those free hours to maintain your sanity or save for a special purpose? Maybe you have restrictions on how much you can earn and a full time job would bust the limit? Whatever your situation, if you want to jump in on a part time basis we might just be able to accommodate your schedule! While we are looking to fill a number of full-time positions, some of our openings could also be perfect for reliable part-timers.
  • Here’s a possibility for anyone knowledgeable or experienced in baking . . . but you want or need the afternoons free: Our Baker’s Assistant position starts in the wee hours and you’re off for the day by noon . . . perfect for enjoying the outdoors, spending time with the kids, etc.
  • Check at this link for info on all of our open positions and feel free to call our HR folks at 775-783-6663 with any questions or to throw your hat into the mix for full or part time!
This Week’s Activities and Events
Swim a Lap, Workout, Soak!
  • Thursday is Daylight Appreciation Day which is a fancy way of saying the “longest” day of the year. Means there will be plenty of daylight for this month’s “Thirsty Thursday Wine Walk” in Gardnerville. Sip ‘n’ Show is this month’s theme and be sure to show us your official wine glass when strolling through Sharkey’s.  Demont and his crew have a Free Sharkey’s T-shirt for all official wine walk participants during this week’s event.
  • Thursday is also World Music Day. Enjoy your favorite genre and “mark” the day by latching onto tickets for one or more of our four remaining concerts in TJ’s Corral!
  • Saturday is Swim a Lap Day. If that’s your thing, and you’re a guest in our Hotel, Motor Lodge or RV Park, jump into our indoor pool on the second floor and get started! Complete your workout on one of the treadmills or the multi-station weight machine in the adjacent fitness room and then wind down with a soak in one of the hot spas while taking in the mountain views.
  • Next Wednesday, June 27 is the All-American Blood Drive here at the CVI from 10 AM till 6 PM. The Bloodmobiles will be parked in our lot along Hwy 395 near the big electronic sign and you can get on the schedule by calling 800-696-4484 or click here to schedule online.
So Says Brittany M
Thanks, Brittany M! We don’t know what brought you here a couple of weeks ago, or what you thought you’d find in Minden, NV, but we’re sure appreciative of your kind remarks as posted on TripAdvidsor: “I stayed at the Carson Valley Inn with my 70 year old grandmother. My expectations were low for this trip. A casino/hotel in a small town? Cheap rooms? What am I getting myself into!? The room was clean. The beds were comfortable. The towels were well stocked. The water pressure in the shower was amazing! Every employee we encountered was friendly and accommodating. The casino staff went above and beyond to make my grandmother happy. Nohema, was working in the casino. She was gracious and friendly even when my grandmother was not. Taj was a fantastic cocktail waitress that made sure we were happy and my grandmother was well taken care of. The staff made this trip so enjoyable for us, and I hope to return soon. Thank you to all of the staff at the CVI for making sure we had a wonderful trip!” We hope you’ll visit again soon and enjoy our community again!

Steffanie Henningsen won $16,000
Happened a few nights ago when the Double Diamond Slot she was playing went Haywire!! 

In the Casino
Earn 100 Points Thursday and This Set is Yours!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Anchor Hocking Bakeware 2 QT Casserole Dish with Cover for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, a weekly drink special, free bingo and your chance to earn entries for the June 27 drawing for a Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise for Two!
  • “Just Brew It” Thursday: A Free “Mr. Coffee” Set of Two 1.7 Liter Insulated Coffee Servers is yours this Thursday for earning just 100 base points the same day. You get the gift plus keep those 100 points . . . so be sure to use your Inn Club card and get in on this promotion for two always-useful Mr. Coffee items!
  • Jet Skis or Cash Promotion Giveaways Friday and Saturday: Our drawings at 6, 7 and 8 PM are for cash, FreePlay and Golden Tickets into the Jet Ski Giveaway on June 30 . . . be sure to use your INN Club card while playing in the casino!
  • 4X Points Saturday: Inn Club members earn 4 Times Points Saturdays in June – that’s quadruple the build-up of comp value!
  • FreePlay Bonus Up to $40 Monday: Use your card while playing and you’re the guaranteed winner of $7 - $10 in FreePlay for each 250 points you earn on Monday up to 1,000 points! No need to do anything – the FreePlay downloads automatically to your account and “you’ll know” when it happens from the celebratory graphics and sounds!
At the Sports and Race Book
  • This week you can wager on the World Cup Soccer matches, College World Series games, Major League Baseball games, WNBA games, Canadian Football League games, the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the sorta-nearby Sonoma Raceway and Horseracing.
  • Futures include winners of the World Cup Soccer, World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2019 NCAA Football Championship and the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament!
  • If we are so big on the World Cup matches, why do our numerous electronic boards at our Sports Book offer a meager, “Please Ask About World Cup Lines?”  It finally gives us a chance to talk about soccer.  Also, our system does not display 3-way lines very well.  What is a 3-way line? That's a good question to ask the staff at the Sports Book!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM. 
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs for $28.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Cliff & Dave tonight, The Kid and Nic Show Thursday thru Saturday, Rock River Sunday and Monday and Hans Eberbach Tuesday and Wednesday. Cliff and Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread, providing an evening of  sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll. Kirk and Nicole Tracy’s Kid and Nic Show keeps the crowd dancing, singing and laughing along as they perform pop, rock, dance, oldies, current and classic country, 80's hits, Latin, funk, swing, blues, jazz and reggae. The show also features some fun "theme" medleys of songs from movies such as Grease, The Blues Brothers and Animal House.  Rock River is Buddy and Kim from the Buddy Emmer Blues Band presenting an evening of blues and other music!  Vocalist and songwriter Hans Eberbach sings for the band Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983. 

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Granger Smith Concert & Blues in TJ's plus Many Choices at Sports Book and More!


Blues and More Friday, Granger Smith Saturday
This Weekend in TJ’s Corral
The Carson Valley Music, Food & Brew Fest comes to TJ’s Corral this Friday from 4 to 10 PM with non-stop blues entertainment, brews and wines to enjoy, food to keep you goin’ and some interesting sports–related raffle items assembled by Coach Mike Tice. The Music includes continuous entertainment with The Blues Monsters, Buddy Emmer, Mighty Mike Schermer, Chris Cain and Nancy Wright. Beers and ales are being poured from breweries such as Hop Valley, Saint Archer, Alaskan, Shoetree, Brewers Cabinet, Sam Adams, Alibi, Oskar Blues, Ballast Point, Uinta and more. Wines will be available from Lava Cap, Michael David, Giesen, Renwood, Klinker Brick, Bogle, Juggernaut Hillside and others.  Pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs are on the food menu. Tickets are just $25 and include all the music, a sampler glass and three “chits” towards your choice of beverage samplers or food. Additional chits are available for sale and ALL proceeds from ticket sales, extra chit sales and raffle tickets go to the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch. For tickets and other information please go to this link on the Boys and Girls club of Western Nevada website. Or, call Nick right now at 775-771-6816 and have your credit card ready. Kudos to The Pink House in Genoa for sponsoring this first night of the 8th Annual Mike Tice Charity Weekend “For the Kids”.

Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles, Jr. appears live in concert on Saturday, June 16 and, contrary to what you might have heard, the event is not quite sold out as of the day this blog is being published. There was a short time last weekend when we exhausted all of the allotted Party Pit tickets. However, some quick juggling by Marketing Manager Julie Meza and Joey Whitacre, our Director of Marketing and Casino Operations, freed up some more Party Pit tickets and some are still available . . . so act quickly!  The remainder of our 2018 concert schedule includes:  Clint Black on Friday, June 29; Ted Nugent  Wednesday, July 4; Trace Adkins Saturday, July 14 and Creedence Clearwater Revisited  on Sunday, August 12. Purchase tickets through our website which allows you to see the seating layout map and pick you seat.

Would You??
“Things” sometimes happen in a strange manner around here. This one started innocently with a chat near the Penny Progressive bank between one of our blog writers and Dan Dykes, Commercial Sales Manager at Carson Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge. One thing led to another about what one could do with the jackpot and now we are asking this simple question: if you won our Penny Progressive Jackpot, would you buy the 2019 Dodge Ram1500 Limited Crew Cab 4 x 4 pictured?  This progressive jackpot can only be won at either the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino, Sharkey’s Casino or Slot World Casino. So, someone at one of our four properties will eventually haul it in! About the sticker price? We kidded Dan that no one pays sticker price for a vehicle these days! Dan quickly quipped, “I’ll tell you what, when someone wins your Penny Progressive Jackpot and wants to come see me to buy this truck, I’ll make darn sure they don’t pay sticker price!” 

Can You Cook?
We’re not talking making dinner for the family, we're talking about “Can You Cook” as in solid cooking experience.  We’re also talking full-time and all levels; sous chefs, line cooks and production cooks. With five restaurants in our four locations we have plenty of opportunities for you to be gainfully employed and, if your talents and interests warrant, even moving up the ladder while enjoying a pot full of benefits!  Cooking not one of your talents? Were also looking for Security Officers, Slot Floor People, Katie’s Servers and other positions . . . and we can always use another good bartender.  Check this link for info on all of our open positions.

Eclectic Week at the Sports Book
Even though the NBA Championship and NHL Stanley Cup winners have been crowned, there’s still quite a bit going on at the Sports and Race Book and this week brings betting opportunities for some of the outside-of-the-mainstream sports.  Let’s start with the most bet sporting event in the world, World Cup Soccer, officially referred to as the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. The first match is Thursday (early morning our time) and the schedule of the daily matches can be found at this link.  You can bet which team will win the cup and you can also bet the daily matches. Also new on the board this week are the Canadian Football League (CFL) games which continue until the 106th Grey Cup on November 25. Who’s playing each week? Click here.  Still can’t let basketball go? The WNBA will take you through the summer and, yes, you can bet the games here! This weekend is the U.S. Open Golf Tournament and today is the last day to place wagers on who will win.   We still have Major League Baseball and Horseracing . . . and futures include winners of the World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl and the NCAA Football Championship! Probably the most unusual line on the board this week is Nevada’s odds to win the NCAA Basketball Championship in 2019. For the first time since we’ve had a sports book, it’s an actual legitimate number rather than the standard “you gotta be kiddin’ me” odds you usually see for the teams that haven’t the proverbial "snowball's chance in hell!"  What are the odds? Hey, once in a while we have to make you come in to see what’s happening rather than reveal everything in our blog! As for NASCAR this weekend, off for Father’s Day!

This Week’s Fun
  • Thursday is World Blood Donor Day. However, we don’t want you to actually donate blood on Thursday. Instead, get scheduled to donate at the All-American Blood Drive here at the Carson Valley Inn on Wednesday, June 27! The event runs from 10 AM till 6 PM and you can get on the schedule either by calling 800-696-4484 or clicking here and scheduling online.
  • Thursday is Bourbon Day.  Turns out that Bourbon is another product that will be produced by the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery opening later this year just a couple of hundred yards from our front door!
  • Friday is Beer Day Britain. How fortuitous that we just happen to have an event going on Friday evening in TJ’s Corral that includes brews! We draw your attention to the article above regarding the Carson Valley Music, Food & Brew Fest.
  • Friday is Lobster Day.  CV Steak is “the place” at the CVI! Lobster choices include Lobster Bisque, Seafood Linguini, Surf & Turf, Seafood Brochette and Lobster Tail. You say you’ll be closer to Sharkey’s Firday night? No problem – Sharkey’s has a Prime Rib and Lobster Tail special every Friday and Saturday night.
  • Saturday is Fudge Day. Get your fulfillment in Katie’s with a slice of our Chocolate Fudge Cake. Or, stop at the Katie’s Bakery Counter and buy a large (and kinda heavy!) Chocolate Fudge Cake to take home and share with the family and neighbors (none to the dog please!)
  • Sunday is Turkey Lover's Day. We don’t think you should have to wait that long, so we have a Turkey Dinner on our Katie's menu every day . . or come by any Thursday in June and enjoy the Turkey Dinner Plate Special with mashed potatoes and gravy for $6.99, served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Monday is Go Fishing Day, International Sushi Day and Clean Your Aquarium Day. Seriously, who comes up with all of these and how in the heck do they all wind up on the same day!
In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free Iron Link Fruit Basket for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, a weekly drink special, free bingo and your chance to earn entries for the June 26 drawing for a Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise for Two!
  • “Just Brew It” Thursday: A Free “Mr. Coffee” Tea Kettle is yours this Thursday for earning just 100 base points the same day. You get the gift plus keep those 100 points, so be sure to use your Inn Club card! This is a “while the last” promotion and please do come in . . . these items are taking up wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling space in our storeroom!
  • Jet Skis or Cash Promotion Giveaways Friday and Saturday: Our drawings at 6, 7 and 8 PM are for cash, FreePlay and Golden Tickets into the Jet Ski Giveaway on June 30 . . . be sure to use your INN Club card while playing in the casino!
  • 4X Points Saturday: Inn Club members earn 4 Times Points Saturdays in June – that’s quadruple the build-up of comp value!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM. 
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Elk Tenderloin Tips with Mushroom Cabernet Demi served over Peppered Pappardelle Pasta (seriously, say that three times fast out loud) for $28.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
The Denver Saunders Duo tonight and Thursday, The John Dawson Band Friday and Saturday, Patrick Major Sunday and Monday and Cliff & Dave Tuesday and Wednesday.  A stripped down performance of the band “The Well Dressed Mannequins,” Denver Saunders (vocals/guitar) and Jarom Horner (6-String Bass) are known for inspiring dancing, laughing and sing-alongs wherever they play.  The John Dawson Band entertains with a variety of modern country and classic rock. Patrick Major includes his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades. Cliff and Dave is powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread, providing an evening of  sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983. 

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Granger or Earl?, Music-Food-Brew Fest Info, Summer Sporting Clays, More

Who Are These Two Guys???
Granger Smith Next Concert in TJ’s Corral
Granger Smith is coming to TJ’s Corral on Saturday, June 16 and we’re hoping to get to the bottom of the difference between the identities of Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles, Jr. They both list the same tour dates, they both look very similar, they’ll both be here on the same night, but something’s not making sense to us. Just who is this Earl Dibbles, Jr.? Guess we’ll all find out when Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles, Jr. appears live in concert on Saturday, June 16.  Join us! 

The remainder of our 2018 concert schedule includes:  Clint Black on Friday, June 29; Ted Nugent  Wednesday, July 4; Trace Adkins Saturday, July 14 and Creedence Clearwater Revisited  on Sunday, August 12. Purchase tickets through our website which allows you to see the seating layout map and pick you seat.

But First A Night of Food, Blues and Brews
In our May 16 Blog we mentioned the music side of the Carson Valley Music, Food & Brew Fest in TJ’s Corral on June 15, the kickoff event for the 8th Annual Mike Tice Charity Weekend “For the Kids”. For a quick review of the artists (Blues Monsters, Buddy Emmer, Mighty Mike Schermer, Chris Cain and Nancy Wright ) check out this advance article by Tim Parsons of Tahoe OnStage. This week, we’re pleased to tell you more about the brews and food part of the evening. A $25 ticket for this event includes all 5+ hours of blues music which starts at 4 PM plus a sampler glass and three special “chits” to get you started on your food and drink preferences. Beers and ales are being poured from breweries such as Hop Valley, Saint Archer, Alaskan, Shoetree, Brewers Cabinet, Sam Adams, Alibi, Oskar Blues, Ballast Point, Uinta and more. Wines will be available from Lava Cap, Michael David, Giesen, Renwood, Klinker Brick, Bogle, Juggernaut Hillside and others.  Pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs will be available for munching as you enjoy the music, wine and beer. Raffle tickets will be sold for special sports memorabilia. All proceeds from ticket sales, extra chit sales for drinks and food, and raffle tickets go to the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch. For tickets and other information please go to this link on the Boys and Girls club of Western Nevada website. And a special thanks to The Pink House in Genoa for stepping up to sponsor this first night of the 8th Annual Mike Tice Charity Weekend “For the Kids.”

Summer Fun Sporting Clays
The CVI Summer Fun Sporting Clays – the summer version of our Winter Clay Shooting event – is coming up on August 5 – 7 and we’re looking forward to trading the coats and gloves for t-shirts and sunscreen! After an opening reception at the CVI on Sunday night, participants will enjoy two days of attempting to chase down a total of 300 clay targets, first at the Walker River Resort and then at Carson Valley Clays.  We’ll wrap it all up with dinner at JT Basque Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday evening. All the details are in the flyer at this link and we hope anyone who enjoys this always fun yet sometimes frustrating shotgun sport will join us!

This Week Around Here
  • Thursday is Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Yep, we have plenty of it in Katie's and we invite you to enjoy some before or after you attend . . .
  • Douglas High School and ASPIRE Academy High School graduation ceremonies are also Thursday: Congratulations to the many graduating seniors who have worked,or still or do work, at the Carson Valley Inn or Sharkey's Casino. Looks like the weather will be perfect as you transition to the next phase of your lives.
  • Carson Valley Days is this Weekend: Lots of activity in the area this weekend with the traditional Carson Valley Days Golf Tournament, Softball, Saturday Parade, Carnival and Entertainment at Lampe Park and much more,
  • Saturday is World Gin Day. To celebrate it this weekend, we have plenty of gins from which to choose here at our Carson Valley Inn bars. Then, come back again in about six months when the Bently Heritage facility opens a few steps out our front casino entrance. Word is this incredible Estate Distillery will be producing three varieties of gin, one with the piñon cone as an ingredient! We've been on multiple tours of this facility, the most recent earlier this week, and we can clearly see the end result will be spectacular!
  • What do You Think of When You Read “Camden, NJ?” OK, so this is totally unrelated to the CVI but we bet Drive-In Movie wasn’t the first thing that came to mind! Seems that on June 6, 1933, 85 years ago today, the first Drive-In-Movie facility opened in Camden, NJ!
Last Week Look Back
  • Travis Tritt Filled TJ’s:  Another fun night in TJ’s last Friday as captured by our friends at Tahoe OnStage as they describe Travis Tritt kicks up boots for sold-out crowd at TJ’s Corral.
  • A Most Moving Experience: We join the entire community in thanking Nadia Shahin and her mother Irene Shahin for bringing The Moving Wall to nearby Eastside Memorial Park last weekend. This ½ size replica Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. was respectively and solemnly visited by many thousands over the five days.
In the Casino
Will The Belmont Stakes Produce
a Triple Crown Winner?
Watch it All Unfold Here on Saturday!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free 25 oz Sporty Water Bottle with Strap for the first 150 ladies and World Market Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, a weekly drink special, free bingo and your chance to earn entries for the June 26 drawing for a Lake Tahoe Dinner Cruise for Two!
  • “Just Brew It” Thursday: A Free “Mr. Coffee” Electric Coffee Pot is yours this Thursday for earning just 100 base points the same day. You get the gift plus keep those 100 points, so be sure to use your Inn Club card! This is a “while the last” promotion and please do come in . . . these items are taking up wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling space in our storeroom!
  • Jet Skis or Cash Promotion Giveaways Friday and Saturday: Our drawings at 6, 7 and 8 PM are for cash, FreePlay and Golden Tickets into the Jet Ski Giveaway on June 30 . . . be sure to use your INN Club card while playing in the casino!
  • 4X Points Saturday: Inn Club members earn 4 Times Points Saturdays in June – that’s quadruple the build-up of comp value!
  • FreePlay Bonus Monday:  Automatically receive $5 in FreePlay when earning 200 points, another $5 in FreePlay when you hit 400 points and another $10 when you get to 600 points the same day!
  •  At the Sports and Race Book: This Saturday is The Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown. Will Justify capture this often-elusive high honor? Watch it all unfold on the Cabaret Lounge big-screen or on many of  our 3-dozen other screens. Also on the board: Stanley Cup Matches, NBA Finals, Major League Baseball and the NASCAR FireKeepers Casino  400. Futures on the board include the FIFA World Cup Russia™ (June 14 – July 15), U.S. Open Golf (June 14 – 17), World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl and the NCAA Football Championship!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM. Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Roasted Rack of Venison for $32. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Tyler Stafford tonight, The Vegas Road Show Thursday through Saturday, Bill Wharton Sunday and Monday and the Denver Saunders Duo Tuesday thru Thursday. The Vegas Road Show delivers music, comedy and crowd participation as they perform a variety of entertainment styles including classic rock, 50's, 60’s, 70’s, country, smooth jazz and pop.  Local artist Bill Wharton’s vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz. A stripped down performance of the band “The Well Dressed Mannequins,” Denver Saunders (vocals/guitar) and Jarom Horner (6-String Bass) are known for inspiring dancing, laughing and sing-alongs wherever they play.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983. 

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Moving Wall Starts Here, New Promotions, Travis Tritt this Friday, More in CVI Blog

Travis Tritt This Friday
He’s had 19 top-ten country hits including five at  #1 and six at #2, won Emmy Awards, appeared in movies and over a dozen TV shows, was named Billboard Top New Male Artist, has won multiple CMA Awards, performed in the 1994 Super Bowl halftime show and he remains one of country music’s popular and well-liked artists. He’s Travis Tritt and, with his band, he’ll be performing this Friday night in TJ’s Corral!  While growing closer to a sellout, there are still tickets available and we hope you’ll join us! The remainder of our 2018 concert schedule includes:  Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. on Saturday, June 16; Clint Black on Friday, June 29; Ted Nugent  Wednesday, July 4; Trace Adkins Saturday, July 14 and Creedence Clearwater Revisited  on Sunday, August 12. Purchase tickets through our website which allows you to see the seating layout map and pick your seat(s) for one or more concerts in one transaction. You can also purchase tickets in person at our Hotel Desk.

The Moving Wall to Start at CVI Thursday
The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. comes to Carson Valley for the first time this week. This Thursday morning the wall will be escorted from the Carson Valley Inn, through the towns of Minden and Gardnerville to Eastside Memorial Park on Buckeye Road where it will be on display 24/7 through June 4. The procession will gather in our east parking lot starting at 8 AM and depart at 9 AM. The Wall will be accompanied by over 100 motorcycles ridden by members of the Patriot Guard Riders and escorted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Patrol. The Moving Wall will be set up for viewing by 11 AM Thursday and the opening ceremony is this Friday, June 1 at 10:00AM and includes a flyover from the Fallon Naval Air Station at 10:10AM.  Carson City Mayor and Vietnam Vet Bob Crowell will speak and the program will include the reading of the names of our fallen soldiers from Northern Nevada & the surrounding areas. The Moving Wall has been “traveling” since 1984 and the CVI is honored to be a very small part of its first Carson Valley visit!  Please join us for this momentous event.

A Righteous Good Time!
Tahoe Onstage photos by Pheonix Gruneich
  • How We Vanquished the Rain: Sure would be incredible if we had a logical explanation . . . but we don’t. All we know is if it’s a concert or event night at TJ’s, seems the precipitation does a go-around!
  • The Walk from the Entrance to Your Seat: It really doesn’t matter how far your seat is from the main entrance. If you have a long walk to your seat, you then have a very short walk to the restrooms. If you have a short walk to your seat, you eventually make the rest of the walk when it’s restroom time.
  • Lots of Newcomers: By show of hands, over half the guests were first timers to TJ’s. We heard so many comments from “locals” indicating they had no idea the venue was here or how great it was for watching a concert – no matter where they were seated! Thanks for your support.
  • How Good Was It?  Nostalgia must trump all because this concert, both before and after, received the most social media engagement of any of our concerts so far. In addition to the dozens of positive comments both in anticipation and after the concert, this review by Pheonix Gruneich of Tahoe OnStage is a great wrap-up of the evening’s ambience and enthusiastic reception!
Two Views from the Sierra Canyon Trail
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This Week’s Fun and Scenery
  • Thursday is Leave the Office Early Day. In fact, some of us at the CVI may actually do so this Thursday and our bosses won’t mind . . . but only ‘cause we‘ll be here for a long day Friday getting ready for the Travis Tritt Concert and then helping you to enjoy the evening by selling and scanning tickets, walking you to your seats and doing the many dozen other behind-the-scenes tasks that make it appear as if our concerts “just happen.” Join us for a fun night!
  • Friday is Trails Day and that’s a fabulous reason to acknowledge the Carson Valley Trails Association. This remarkably dedicated and focused non-profit, volunteer based organization has worked tirelessly to provide locals and visitors from around the world access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy. The picture shows a scene from about 2 miles up the Sierra Canyon Trail taken this past weekend by one of our blog writers.
  • Tuesday is Running Day. If you think about it, there’s something for everyone in this fabricated celebratory day. Could by running on one of the Carson Valley Trails, running late for work, running amuck, running on empty or, and with special thanks to those who subject themselves to the rigors and scrutiny, running for public office!
In the Casino
New Month, New Giveaways
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Free 6-Pack of Washcloths for the first 150 ladies and All Wrapped Up Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, a weekly drink special, free bingo and your last chance to earn entries for tonight’s 8:15 PM drawing for a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card.    
  • Free Camo T-Shirt Thursday: A Free CVI Camo T-Shirt – different color than last week – is yours this Thursday for earning just 50 base points the same day. You get the shirt plus keep those 50 points, so be sure to use your Inn Club card!
  • Jet Skis or Cash Giveaways Saturday: Our drawings at 6, 7 and 8 PM are for cash, FreePlay and Golden Tickets into the Jet Ski Giveaway on June 30 . . . be sure to use your INN Club card while playing in the casino!
  • 4X Points Saturday: Inn Club members earn 4 Times Points this Saturday which translates to quadruple the build-up of comp value!
  • FreePlay Bonus Monday:  Automatically receive $5 in FreePlay when earning 200 points, another $5 in FreePlay when you hit 400 points and another $10 when you get to 600 points the same day!
  • At the Sports and Race Book: Exciting times as the love-em-or-hate-em Warriors are in the NBA Finals, the you're-not-allowed-to-hate-em-around-here Vegas Golden Knights are playing for the Stanley Cup and we're a little over a week away from the Bob Baffert trained  Justify making a run at the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Sports fans can also bet Major League Baseball and the NASCAR Pocono 400. Futures on the board include the FIFA World Cup Russia™ (June 14 – July 15), U.S. Open Golf (June 14 – 17), World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, the NFL Conference Championships, the 2019 Super Bowl and the NCAA Football Championship!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM. Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Roasted Stuffed Quail for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Rye Brothers tonight through Saturday, Steve Lord Sunday and Monday and Tyler Stafford Tuesday and Wednesday. The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. Steve Lord is a man of a thousand songs presenting an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll.  Tyler Stafford often draws comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of John Lennon.

Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by
calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983. 

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!