Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6th Concert Added, Food Trucks Saturday, Journey Tribute, More at CVI

Prime Rib Anyone? Today is Prime Rib Day and we make it geographically easy for you to celebrate any night of the week! Starting in south Carson City, Bodines Restaurant serves Prime Rib daily from 4 p.m.  Moving south to Minden, Katie's Prime Rib comes out daily from 4 to 10 p.m. And two short miles further south in Gardnerville you can sink your teeth into Prime Rib at Sharkey's Jackpot Cafe seven days a week starting at 11 a.m. But wait, there's more: On Friday's and Saturday's both Bodines and Sharkey's offer a Prime Rib and Lobster Special . . . and on Saturdays, CV Steak jumps in with a Garlic Studded Prime Rib Special.

Friday and Saturday in the Casino:  You almost have to buy a program to keep track of everything that’s going on around here this coming Friday and Saturday. We’ll save you the three bucks with this synopsis:
  • Friday in the Casino (be sure to get all this): Our 6th Anniversary cash drawings will be held at 11 a.m. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Sandwiched in between will be the final drawings in our Spin to Win promotion at 6 and 8 p.m. when we’ll be giving away the lion’s share of $10,000 going out between the CVI and Bodines. Free anniversary T-shirts will be distributed randomly throughout the day and we'll be serving free cake and champagne in the casino from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday in the Casino: if you’re not outside at the Food Truck Festival, be sure to use your INN Club card ‘cause it’s 5X Points all day Saturday!

Moving Outside, Don't Stop Believin’ – in Food, Fun and Journey!
If you spent time living in cities in the 70's and 80's, the "roach coach" was a downtown fixture. Vehicles serving hot dogs, gyros, tacos and the like parked on the street during lunch hours for workers and students in a hurry to get lunch on the cheap. These days, those food trucks are where you can find some of the best, most creative, and freshest cuisine anywhere. And we take this verbal trip down a gastronomic memory lane to remind you that some of those outstanding portable restaurants will be at our Food Truck Festival and Anniversary Jam in and near TJ’s Corral this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Also in the mix are free live entertainment with favorite Justin Lee & a tribute to legendary Journey by Journey Revisited! Cold beverages will be for sale . .. and free ice cream and activities will be available for the kids. 
Our thanks to Bill Chernock at the Carson Valley Chamber for originally penning some of the above words in promoting our Saturday event.

It will be raining Cash in May and June at the CVI
April Showers Bring $100,000 in May & June!  . . . That’s a pretty bold statement but it’s true: our $100,000 Guaranteed Giveaways Promotion runs from May 1 through June 30! Watch for more details next week but catch this: Every Saturday in May we’ll have 70 Hot Seat winners of $100 between 2 and 8 p.m., like those odds! Also in May, simply swipe your INN Club card at the kiosk any Monday and we will donate one dollar to the Nevada Military Support Alliance for every swipe - up to $10,000 for the month!

Poker Room Musings: Dean and DJ from the Poker Room stopped by yesterday to share that another “high hand of the hour spins the wheel” day has been added on Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m. based on the previous hour’s high hand. The crew has also added another Crazy Pineapple Tournament on Saturdays at 5 p.m. On the way out the door, they reminded us this Sunday is the monthly Ladies Only Texas Hold ‘em Tournament starting at 4 p.m. with a $40 buy-in. There is quite a bit going on in our poker room every week and all the details on our featured games, tournaments, promotions and progressive jackpots are at this link.

The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards
Added to TJ's Corral Concert Lineup
It is Just My Imagination Or . . . No, you're not imagining anything . . .  The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards have been added to our TJ's Corral concert lineup for Saturday Night, July 30! Moving closer in time, tickets are available now for the Granger Smith Concert on Saturday, May 28; the Frankie Ballard Concert on Thursday, June 2; and the Oak Ridge Boys Concert on Saturday, June 25.  You can buy tickets on our web site or at the hotel desk and check the full 2016 Concert Lineup as we have it set so far on our website, Check back for more ticket availability and additions.

The Rye Brothers in the Cabaret Lounge through Saturday Night
Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment: The Rye Brothers entertain tonight thru Saturday and Dale Poune performs Sunday through Thursday.  The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. The group is led by founders Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. The duo quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals).

Stew Remembers Merle Haggard: Tim Parsons and crew at Tahoe Onstage do a great job of covering northern Nevada entertainment including the special entertainment at the Carson Valley Inn and the Concerts in TJ’s Corral. Tim checks in with us regularly and he came down earlier this month to catch Stew Stewart on the night he bid his musical farewell to Merle Haggard. Tim posted this story on his web site and we think it is well worth a read!

Interesting & Helpful Tidbits and News

  • A Quick Rambling of Reminders: Mother’s Day Dinner Specials in Katie’s and CV Steak are served in addition to regular menu items. $3 Craps is back on Thursdays in the Pit. The Genoa Cowboy Festival is this weekend. If you still have an INN Club Card with a red border be sure to stop at Guest Services and trade it in for your new Blue Bordered INN Club Card. You’ll also need to reset or change your PIN number. Your point balance remains the same, all the benefits remain the same, you just need a new card!
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, the NBA Playoffs, the NHL Playoffs and Sunday's NASCAR GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.  What about the likelihood of the Forty Niners trading for the #1 or #2 Draft Picks at the last minute? Sorry, no bets taken on anything to do with the NFL Draft.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the last in our April series of Free Gifts – “Skin  and Beauty" –  cleansers, scrubs, toners, soaps and creams from name brands like Nu Skin, Elizabeth Arden and more in an Elizabeth Arden zippered tote. Also on tap tonight: a ladies-only drink special, raffle, games and hot seat drawings for Bath & Body Works Baskets.
  • Veal Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is a Grilled Veal “Porterhouse” Chop, marinated with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine and apple cider, fire grilled and finished with a wild mushroom cream sauce for $32.00. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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
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, April 20, 2016

Mother's Day, Oak Ridge Boys News, 24-Hour Roulette, More

Roulette Action at the CVI  whenever you are ready!
Her Voice is Smooth and She is Always Ready! You thought we were going where with this headline?!?!  We’re talking about the voice that calls the game on our new Roulette Carousel near the table games area in the casino! The CVI is one of the few northern Nevada locations for this circle of seats surrounding a real roulette wheel just like you would see on any roulette table in Nevada. This is easy, fast and convenient electronic betting, with a personal monitor of the wheel camera at each seat, a helpful history display board, and 24-hour availability! Place wagers from 25 cents to $200 with only a dollar minimum. Step right up, sit down and give it a whirl!

Why no actual picture? Did you ever see a Chicken Fried Steak that looked good in a photo?
Like the Katie’s $5.99 Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs?  We’re trusting you do because it is our most popular and most often raved about breakfast! The Chicken Fried Steak is a hearty portion (to say the least), your two eggs can be any style, and we also include a biscuit and gravy – it's a generous plateful and an incredible value at just $5.99. Anyway, enough for hype. If you think it should be a finalist in the carsonvalleytimes.com Breakfast Wars, just click the link and give it your vote!

Concert News (Don’t Just Skim This One)
  • Tickets are available now for the Granger Smith Concert in TJ’s Corral on Saturday, May 28 and the Frankie Ballard Concert on Thursday, June 2.  You can buy tickets on our web site or at the hotel desk. 
  • If you are one of the many who have been asking (never an issue – we appreciate your interest!) about when tickets will go on sale for the June 25 Oak Ridge Boys Concert, set an alarm now for Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m.! That’s when sales start with prices at $39 & $49 . . . and this one will be all reserved seating, no party pit.
  • Here’s a handy link to our 2016 Concert Lineup as we have it set so far. Check back for more ticket availability and additions. 
The Inns and Outs of Mother’s Day: Please get Inn with us on Mother’s Day with Dinner Specials (and the regular menu, of course) served in CV Steak and Katie’s.  And don’t miss Out on our Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway Package as we are just about sold out in the hotel for that weekend!

Free Roll Poker Tournament Friday: While the Free Roll Tournament this Friday is for the Top 40 point earners at the end of play last Friday, the promotion continues through the end of May when the Top 50 will qualify for cash drawings in June.  Now that we’ve read the last sentence, we can see how you just might be scratching your head . . . so read about it at this link. And if you have any doubt as to whether or not you made the Top 40 for this Friday’s tournament, feel free to call Poker Room at 775-783-7763.

Coming up the Last Weekend in April:
  • Anniversary Jam Weekend: CVI 6th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 29, Food Truck Festival on Saturday, April 30 and Sharkey’s Casino 1st Anniversary on Sunday, May 1.
  • CVI Annual Spring Stag Golf Outing:  There’s a Thursday reception, golf on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Saturday night, tee prizes and more. At the time we are writing this we have room for two more players. Interested?  Call Greg at 775-783-6615.
  • Genoa Cowboy Festival: At the time we are posting this blog we can accept two more reservations for our Special Weekend Package – cut off is this Friday, April 22. 
The Kid and Nic entertain  in the Cabaret Lounge (Free)
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment:
Bill Wharton is here tonight, The Kid and Nic entertain Thursday thru Saturday and Jonathon “JB” Barton performs Sunday through Wednesday. Kirk and Nicole Tracy have been performing together since 1977. Their Kid and Nic Show will get you 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 (doesn’t leave much, does it!). The show also features some fun "theme" medleys of songs from movies such as Grease, The Blues Brothers and Animal House.

Interesting & Helpful Tidbits and News
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, the NBA Playoffs, the NHL Playoffs, Saturday’s UFC fight in Las Vegas and Sunday's NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 at the Richmond International Raceway.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the third in our April series of Free Gifts which is actually the “Nails” bag we described last week. A last minute shipping delay caused us to switch last week to the “Eyes” tote bag of goodies. Also on tap tonight: a ladies-only drink special, raffle, games and hot seat drawings for Earth Day Baskets from the Chocolate Shoppe.
  • Quail Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Stuffed Quail with prosciutto, wild rice pilaf and plum port glaze for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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.
  • Blackjack Tournament Winners: Total prize money was $1,275.00 for our April Blackjack Tournament! Inga Silva won and grabbed $640. Second and third went to Joy Trott ($380) and Tim Boyles ($255). Not bad for just a $25 entry fee. Circle May 10 for the next monthly contest!
  • Scratcher Drawings Tuesday: A reminder to INN Club members who have participated in the April Scratcher Promotion . . . our monthly drawings are Tuesday at 6 & 8 p.m. with a chance to win up to $2,500. 
  • Today is Banana Day - that plus the predicted high temperature of 75 is a good enough reason to order a Banana Smoothie in Job's Perk!
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, April 13, 2016

CV Steak Back to 7 Nights, Anniversary Jam Weekend Details,

Tax Relief Drawings Saturday: Turns out that due to an overlap of tax deadlines and Federal/State holidays, the IRS moved the federal income tax filing deadline to Monday, April 18 for 2016.  We are traditionalists in some respects so we are marking Saturday, April 16 as Tax Relief Day at the CVI and celebrating with drawings at 2, 4, 6 and 8 pm for a chance to win up to $2,500. How do you enter? We've been e-filing your entries since April 1 based on one entry for each 10 points you've earned.  We'll also have hot seat prizes throughout the day for gifts, cash and Freeplay.

Anniversary Jam Weekend, April 29 – May 1
Last week we told you about the Food Truck festival on Saturday, April 30 – that’s just the middle day of a 3-Day Anniversary Jam Weekend coming up at the end of this month. The festivities start with the CVI 6th Anniversary Celebration  on Friday, April 29 with Free Cake & Champagne (noon-1pm & 5pm-6pm); Free T-shirts handed out randomly in the casino throughout the day; Cash Drawings at 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 7pm; and $10,000 Grand Prize Giveaway drawings at 6pm & 8pm! Saturday the Food Truck Festival is in the spotlight from 11 am to 7 pm with Food Trucks, Live Entertainment, Cold Beverages and snacks and activities for the kids.  Sunday is Sharkey’s Casino 1st Anniversary under the new ownership of Mike Pegram and they will have Free Cake & Champagne (noon-1pm & 4pm-5pm); Free T-shirts handed out randomly in the casino throughout the day; and Cash Drawings at 11am, 1pm, 5pm & 7pm! 

The CV Steak Crew is ready to serve
you 7 nights a week!
CV Steak Back to 7 Nights!
After a brief winter window of closing on Mondays, CV Steak is back to 7-Nights-A-Week with the $19 Sunset Special served from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Sunday thru Thursday nights (except holidays and concert nights).   We invite you to check out the CV Steak Dinner Menu, Desserts & After Dinner Drinks, Wines by the Bottle & Glass, and the Specialty Martini Menu. Saturday night’s CV Steak special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials and all CV Steak entrees 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.

Free Roll Poker Tournament Qualifying Ends Friday: This is all about the Poker Ladder promotion running through May.  Poker players are accumulating points with live play and extra points from wheel spins. The top 40 point earners at the end of play this Friday qualify for the  $1500 Free Roll Tournament on April 22. There’s more at the end of May and the Poker room crew can give you all the details – or you can start by reading about it at this link.  Also in the Poker Room, Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 8 p.m. the high-hand-of-the-hour spins the wheel for points (move up the Ladder faster!), meals, cash and more. 

Youth to Benefit from Three Golf Tournaments
The CVI is proud to be participating as a sponsor (of course we are also playing in them) in a few upcoming Golf Tournaments benefiting the youth of our community.
  • The China Spring Sandbagger Golf Tournament on Friday, May 6 offers an opportunity to play Edgewood Tahoe and hob-nob with judges, attorneys and other community leaders . . . none of whom can do a darn thing to help your golf game!!  Last we heard there were a few individual openings and you can find out more by contacting Tiffany Dubois at 775-265-5350.
  • The Fore the Kids Tournament on Saturday, May 14 at the Genoa Lakes Ranch Course offers the opportunity to golf that day with Super Bowl Champion quarterback Jim McMahon or win a golf vacation with Jim and his wife.  The weekend event kicks-off (Jim insisted on this term) on Friday, May 13 with a Meet and Greet at the Douglas County Community Center and continues with Saturday’s golf event filled with more extras, surprises, fun and youth organization beneficiaries than just about any you’ve ever experienced.  Don’t miss out . . . sign up soon and feel free to call Renea at 775-790-1544.
  • Then there’s the infamous Mike Tice Charity Golf Tournament on the third weekend in June benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch. However, we’re running out of room, so more about this one next week!
  • And finally on the subject of golf – and this one is for the adult guys and thus benefiting the older but young-at-heart crowd: We may have room for a few more players in our Annual Spring Stag Golf Outing the last weekend in April . . . call Greg at 775-783-6615 for availability! 
Concert Reminders
  • Tickets are available now for the Granger Smith Concert in TJ’s Corral on Saturday,May 28 and the Frankie Ballard Concert on Thursday, June 2.  You can buy tickets on our web site or at the hotel desk.  Here’s a handy link to our 2016 Concert Lineup as we have it set so far. Check back for ticket availability and additions.
  • We have literally one or two packages left to sell for the Genoa Cowboy Festival Weekend on April 29 – May 1. Includes two tickets to both the Friday and Saturday night concerts with Premium Level Seats plus two nights at the Carson Valley Inn for a special package price of $279! The details are at this link and . . . well, hurry.
Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment:
Stew Stewart will share the songs and  his personal
stories of  Merle Haggard at his show this Thursday.
George Pickard is here tonight, Stew Stewart entertains Thursday thru Saturday and Bill Wharton performs Sunday through Wednesday. Stew Stewart, our resident Entertainment Manager, puts on a show with something for everyone . . . country music, blues, oldies, comedy, classic rock, Motown and just plain ol' on-the-spot fun. Stew has appeared at over 100 state and county fairs, many as the opening act for artists such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Marie Osmond, Herman's Hermits, The Drifters, The Coasters, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys and more!  On Thursday, Stew, his band and friends will perform some of Merle Haggard’s songs and Stew will share a few stories of time he spend working with Merle. Bill Wharton has a vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz.

Interesting & Helpful Tidbits and News
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Major League Baseball, Horseracing, the last few games of the NBA regular season (today), the NBA Playoffs (start this weekend), the NHL Playoffs starting today, Saturday’s Teixeira-Evans UFC fight in Las Vegas  and Sunday's NASCAR Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the second in our April series of Free Gifts. This week it’s “Nails” – 7 brand name nail bottles in mixed colors in a clear Elizabeth Arden button tote bag. Also on tap tonight: a ladies-only drink special, raffle, games and hot seat drawings for Bath and Body Baskets from Amazon. 
Because We Feel Like Mentioning It
  • Today is Scrabble Day (the board game).  If you are on the anti-inflammatory drug oxyphenbutazone you are probably already aware this is a 1760 point word! Go ahead, click on the drug name and see how it's done!
  • Friday is Take a Wild Guess Day. Before clicking on the link, try guessing why this day was "invented!"
  • Saturday is Eggs Benedict Day. Nice to have this fall on a Saturday this year because every Saturday we offer a $5.99 Eggs Benedict special in Katie's from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. And if you're still thinking about the 1760-point Scrabble word, here's a more-pronounceable 20-point word describing what happens when you play in the casino on Saturdays in April: You quintuple (5X) your INN Club points!
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, April 6, 2016

He Made Us A Fish Sandwich We Couldn't Refuse!

He Made Us A Fish Sandwich We Couldn’t Refuse! “He” is The Codfather, just one of the Food Trucks scheduled for our Food Truck Festival and Anniversary Jam on Saturday, April 30 in and around TJ’s Corral! We’re celebrating 6 great years under Mike Pegram for the Carson Valley Inn and the 1-Year Anniversary of Mike reopening the defunct Sharkey’s Casino. The Saturday festivities run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Food Trucks are just
"He made us a fish sandwich
we couldn't refuse."
the beginning. You’ll also enjoy free live entertainment featuring Justin Lee and Journey Revisited, a Journey Tribute Band; free games, activities and snacks for the kids; and plenty of cold beer and other beverages for sale. We also have drawings and other events on Friday at CV and Sunday at Sharkey's - more about that next week . .  for now, back to food: The full list of Food Trucks so far includes
Bodawgs Custom Hot DogsBubba Bob's Root BeerThe CodfatherNevada Nosh Food TruckSt.Lawrence PizzaShanghai Express,Tahoe Tenderloins, and Winey Munkies Private Label

Concert News
Lacy Sold Out, don't miss out on
tickets to Granger Smith or Frankie Ballard.
We hinted it was getting close last week and the Lacy J. Dalton Concert in the Valley Ballroom on this Friday has SOLD OUT! Thanks for your support! If you miss Lacy this week, you might want to mark Saturday, August 22 on your calendar . . . Lacy is planning an American Legends and Wild Horses event for that date at the 5 Clover Ranch just up the valley from the Carson Valley Inn.
Frankie Ballard Concert Tickets
 are on Sale Now!
Tickets are available now for the Granger Smith Concert in TJ’s Corral on Saturday,May 28 and the Frankie Ballard Concert on Thursday, June 2.  You can buy tickets on our web site or at the hotel desk.  Here’s a handy link to our 2016 Concert Lineup as we have it set so far. Check back for ticket availability and additions.
We’re down to just a handful of packages left for the Genoa Cowboy Festival Weekend on April 29 – May 1: Two tickets to both the Friday and Saturday night concerts with Premium Level Seats plus two nights at the Carson Valley Inn for a special package price of $279! The details are at this link and our allotment of rooms and tickets is almost gone. 

Are We Still The Best? The Carson Valley Inn was voted Best Casino in Nevada outside of the Reno and Las Vegas areas for 2014 and 2015 by readers of Nevada Magazine. Voting is open for the 2016 recognitions so give us a nod, if you feel so inclined, in the Best Casino, Best Hotel, and Best Restaurant (CV Steak!) categories at this page.

Smoked Barbecued Beef Brisket has been added to the Katie’s Specials list for Fridays and Saturdays in April . . . served with baked beans, potato salad, biscuit and soup or salad for $9.99. This special joins the popular Charbroiled Salmon to provide two $9.99 choices every Friday and Saturday in Katie's from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Katie’s features a different special every day and the full lineup for the week can be found at this link.

Enjoy FREE entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge 7 nights a week!
Patrick Major is here tonight, The Nighthawks perform Thursday, The John Dawson Band takes the stage Friday and Saturday and George Pickard performs Sunday through Wednesday. The Nighthawks, is a local (Gardnerville/Wellington) country and rock band specializing in popular dance tunes from the 60's and 70's covering artists from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. The John Dawson Band is a Reno based quintet who entertain with a variety of modern country and classic rock.

Interesting & Helpful Tidbits and News
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet The Masters, Major League Baseball, Horseracing, NBA Basketball, NHL, Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight in Las Vegas and Saturday’s NASCAR Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Blackjack Tournament: Our monthly Blackjack Tournament is Tuesday in the pit area. Signups open at 5 p.m. and tournament play starts at 6 p.m. Just a $25 entry fee puts you in action and all the entry fees and any rebuys make up the prize pot which is paid to the top three finishers. A good opportunity to parlay $25 into a few hundred bucks! Any of the dealers can fill you in on how it all works.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the first in our April series of Free Gifts. This week it’s “Lips” – 7 deluxe brand name lipsticks in a clear Elizabeth Arden button tote bag – to the first 150 ladies to sign up. Watch for “Nails,” “Eyes,” and “Skin & Beauty” on upcoming April Wednesdays. Also on tap tonight: a ladies-only drink special, raffle, games and hot seat drawings for Country Wine Gift Baskets.
  • Duck Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Grilled Duck Breast for $28. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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. 
Because We Feel Like Mentioning It
The annual kick-off to the
Carson Valley golf season!
  • Sunday is Golfer’s Day. That’s a big deal around here because we welcome over 100 different golf groups each season and the participants play thousands of rounds of golf on our area courses.  The official kickoff to the 2016 season is coming up the last weekend in April when our Annual Spring Stag is in house. There are still a few openings if you are interested! If you are part of a group of golfers one of our Group Golf Packages may make for the perfect Golf Getaway to the Carson Valley! Call Greg at 775-783-6615 for all the info!
  • Tuesday is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Go from mild to hot pretty darn quickly by stopping at Sharkey’s and ordering a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ghost Pepper Cheese! 
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, March 30, 2016

More Concert News, $10,000 Guaranteed Winner, Cowboy Weekend Package

Guaranteed $10,000 Winner Thursday!  Our $80,000 All Cash Love & Luck Giveaways Promotion culminates this Thursday with a guaranteed $10,000 cash winner! We’ll have five more qualifying drawings at 6 PM with each winner getting $100 in cash and a Golden Ticket. All Golden Tickets from the last 6 weeks then go into the drum for the 8 PM drawings. Ten winners will be drawn - each winner will get a minimum of $200 in cash and one of the 10 will wind up with the $10,000 Grand Prize!

  • There are still a few tickets available for the Lacy J. Dalton Concert in the Valley Ballroom on Friday, April 8.  Appearing with Lacy are Dale Poune, comedian Huck Finn and All Hat and No Cattle in an evening of support for Nevada's wild horses and Lacy’s Let'em Run Foundation. Tickets ($20) are available at the CVI hotel desk or call 775-783-6606.
  • Tickets are now on sale for the Granger Smith Concert, the May 28 kick-off to our 2016 Outdoor Concert Series in TJ’s Corral. You can buy tickets on our web site or at the hotel desk.  Granger’s recently released album Remington is in the top-15 on this week’s Billboard Top Country Albums Chart
  • Randy Houser’s Album Fired Up is #6 on this week’s Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. Randy will appear in concert atTJ’s Corral on Thursday, September 8.
  • The Eli Young Band (Sunday, August 14 in TJ’s) is one of the nominees for the 2016 ACM Vocal Group of the Year and the winners will be announced at the 51st ACM Awards this Sunday on CBS.
  • TJ’s Corral as a Launching Pad? Two of last year’s TJ’s concert artists are on the country map this week.  Chris Young is nominated in four categories for this Sunday’s ACM Awards and both Chris Young (Think of You) and Dustin Lynch (Mind Reader) have singles in the top-15 of this week’s Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.
  • Congratulations to Kathy Jo Kidd and Noelle Ku'ulei Makuaole-Hart who each won Two Party Pit Tickets for the Granger Smith Concert in the contest we announced in last week’s Blog. Kathy Jo got in touch with us almost immediately – we’re still waiting to hear from Noelle? 
Wylie & The Wild West
How’s this for an All-Star Cowboy Lineup: Wylie & The Wild West with Andy Hedges and Larry Maurice on Friday night; The Legend Ian Tyson with Mike Beck and Larry Maurice on Saturday night; and a host of other activities going on during the days! It’s all part of the Genoa Cowboy Festival Weekend April 29 – May 1 and you can enjoy both evening concerts with Premium Level Seats and two nights at the Carson Valley Inn for a special package price! The details are at this link and there are a limited number of these specially priced packages available.

Penny Progressive Jackpot Tops $33,000
$30,000+ in Your Wallet? Friday is One Cent Day, a day dedicated to the history and origins of the one cent coin – a.k.a. the penny.  We couldn’t pass up this natural segue into our suggestion for the best way to mark the occasion: take a seat at the slots along the Hwy 395 wall, order a drink and try your luck on the Penny Progressive. The running meter topped $33,000 earlier this week and someone will win the Progressive Jackpot right here at the CVI . . . might as well be you!

April Promotions Start Friday: Our April Spin to Win Promotion provides weekly chances to win up to $5,000 plus $10,000 in grand prize giveaways on April 29. INN Club members also earn 5X Points every Saturday in April here the Carson Valley Inn and also at Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino. On Mondays in April, club members earning just 75 points the same day receive a Free T-shirt - either long sleeve or short sleeve depending on the week. Claim your shirt and keep your 75 points to use for comps, free play and other benefits!

Strong Sports Weekend!
  • Go Pack! The Nevada Wolfpack basketball team has played well so far in the College Basketball Invitational tournament and they need lots of good vibes directed their way tonight as they play game two of a best-of-3 series for the CBI Championship against Morehead State.
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet College Basketball tournament games (including the NCAA Women’s Final Four games), Major League Baseball (opening day is this Sunday), Horseracing, NBA Basketball, NHL, the Masters and Sunday’s NASCAR STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
  • Giants and A’sWhat’s Your Prediction? Will the San Francisco Giants win more or less than 90 ½ games this year? What about the Oakland Athletics. . . above or below 76 ½ games? If you have a hunch, you have until this weekend’s season opening games to place your bets on the total season wins for any or all of the 30 MLB Teams.
Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment:
John Palmore is here tonight, The Nighthawks perform Thursday, The Blues Monsters take the stage Friday and Saturday and Patrick Major performs Sunday through Wednesday. The Nighthawks, is a local (Gardnerville/Wellington) country and rock band specializing in popular dance tunes from the 60's and 70's covering artists from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top, including great classic country tunes and expert performances of classic rock songs. The Blues Monsters are a red-hot rockin' blues band performing a powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz, and Chicago-style blues. Patrick Major includes his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades. 

Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Ladies-Only Poker Tournament: Our monthly Ladies-Only Poker Tournament is this Sunday starting at 4 PM. The crew in the Poker Room can and will tell you all about how it works and how easy it is to enter and play.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the fourth of four Jennifer Aniston Luxury Fragrance items.  Also tonight: a ladies-only drink special, games and hot seat prizes – this week for Costco Gift Baskets.
  • Elk Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Elk Tenderloin Medallions for $30, Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It
    • Friday is Sourdough Bread Day – nothing gets your appetite started like the whiff you get when the server brings that warm demi-loaf of sourdough we serve with all entrees in CV Steak!
    • Sunday is Chocolate Mousse Day  - the mouthwatering sensation you get when the same server brings you Chocolate Mousse dessert in CV Steak!!
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, March 23, 2016

Eli Young Band Coming, Granger Smith Tickets on Sale Monday, Easter, More


Eli Young Band Coming to TJ’s Corral
Their hit "Crazy Girl" won the Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year in 2012. They've been nominated for over 20 music awards including a 2016 ACM nomination for Vocal Group of the Year (catch the 51st ACM Awards® on CBS Sunday, April 3).  They are the Eli Young Band and they will appear live in TJ's Corral on Sunday, August 14. The full concert line up as we have it so far is on this page on our website which will be updated regularly as tickets go on sale and more concerts are announced.

Granger Smith Concert Tickets On Sale Monday: Granger Smith released his album Remington two weeks ago and it has been in the top-ten onthe Billboard Top Country Albums chart since. Last night Granger appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. We can’t pass all this up so tickets for the Granger Smith Concert in TJ’s Corral on Saturday, May 28 are going on sale via our website this coming Monday, March 28 at 8 a.m. – $23 for the party pit and $29 for reserved seating. 
But First, Win ‘Em Before You Can Buy ‘Em! We’re giving away two free sets of two party pit tickets for Granger’s Concert and you can enter two ways: tell us you want to win in the comment section below – that gets your name in the hat once. Then, go to the TJ’s Corral Facebook Page and either “Like” the page if you already don’t, or share our blog posting from TJ’s Corral Facebook Page with your friends on Facebook. That enters you a second time. Deadline is Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. and we’ll post the winners on this page. Must be 21 to enter and win tickets and it’s up to you to get a hold of us if we can’t contact you (we’ll try!).

Before We Go Outside For Concerts . . . It’s just over two weeks until the Lacy J. Dalton Concert in the Valley Ballroom on Friday, April 8.  Dale Poune, comedian Huck Finn and the singing group All Hat and No Cattle will be joining Lacy to help support Nevada's wild horses at this special event sponsored by her Let'em Run Foundation. Tickets ($20) are available at the CVI hotel desk or call 775-783-6606. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Let 'em Run Foundation.

Easter Bunny Cakes Big Hit! Remember the Easter Bunny Cakes we mentioned in last week’s blog? As promised, we’ve included a picture this week and, as you might guess from looking, our bakery has had a hard time making them fast enough to keep up with the sales! So, if you’re interested, we suggest you stop by Katie’s Bakery Counter as soon as possible. If there are no Easter Bunny Cakes available, we will take orders up to a point this week.  And while we’re on the Easter subject, Katie's and CV Steak are both serving their regular menu plus specials on Easter Sunday. Click for more on the Easter Specials.

Go Pack!!!  We’re rooting for the Nevada Wolfpack as they compete in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational tournament tonight at Lawlor Event Center in Reno. Coach Mussleman has done an excellent job developing his team and recruiting for next year. Whatever the outcome tonight, we know they are going to be a powerful force in the Mountain West Conference next year.

Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment: The Rye Brothers are here tonight through Saturday and John Palmore performs Sunday through Wednesday.  The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks, formed The Rye Brothers in the of Summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California based “power-pop” quartet.

Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet College Basketball tournament games, Major League Baseball Exhibition Games, Horseracing, NBA Basketball, NHL the Masters. NASCAR takes this weekend off for Easter.
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: The first 150 ladies who sign up for Ladies’ Night tonight receive the third of four Jennifer Aniston Luxury Fragrance items.  Also tonight: a ladies-only drink special, games and hot seat prizes – this week for Wine Country Easter Gift Baskets.
  • Buffalo Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Braised Buffalo Short Ribs for $29. Saturday night’s special in CV Steak is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. All three 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.
  • Monday’s CVI Polo Shirt is Red and you can have one just for earning 150 points on the same day. Check at Guest Services for your shirt and remember, you keep those 150 points for comps or Freeplay!
Because We Feel Like Mentioning It
  • Friday is Waffle Day. You can go the "traditional" route in the morning and order waffles in Katie’s at the CVI or at Bodines Restaurant. Or, wait until later in the day and dig into the Waffle Fried Chicken in Sharkey’s Jackpot CafĂ©: Maple syrup marinated chicken breast fried in waffle flour finished with a peppered maple syrup and served with vegetable and sweet potato waffle fries! Come on, admit it . . . you’re thinking about it!
  • Saturday is Spinach Day. We have options starting with the healthy approach of the Spinach Salad in Katie’s. You can also add fresh spinach to any Katie’s Omelet (along with your other favorite toppings).  CV Steak has a Warm Artichoke and Spinach Dip served with toasted baguette. Cutting to the chase, you could also go to Bodines, order a Fresh Made Pizza, and include spinach as one of your toppings. Anybody looks at you, just stare ‘em down and say, “It’s got spinach on it, it has to be good for you!”
  • Sunday is Quirky Country Music Songs Day. We checked out a few of the lists online and didn’t feel comfortable directing you to any one of them in particular . . . so, click here to Google the subject and take it from there!  Also, here’s a quirky title in need of a song to be written around it: Guns and Grass and Taxes and Gas. We didn’t make this up - it was the title of the presentation given at the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting last week regarding four resolutions which will be on our local ballot this November.
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!