Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Comedy Hypnotist, Tailgate Party, Skip Work, Lots More

You Are Getting Sleepy!  Sorry, every hypnotist is expected to say those four words so we used them as a lead into this story:  Comedy Hypnotist Chris Cady will be performing in the Valley ballroom on Wednesday night, February 17 . . . The doors open at 7:00, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the price is the same whether you sit in the audience and watch, or volunteer to be up on stage to be hypnotized: just $15! It’s certain to be an unpredictable and boisterous evening of most-unusual entertainment and you can buy tickets at the hotel desk or call 775-783-6606. 21 or over for this show. Your eyes are getting heavy, very heavy . . .

Saturday A Busy Day at CVI! We have quite a bit happening this Saturday so here’s a quick reminder list:
  • Tailgate Party 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Casino: $1 Hot Dogs & Beer Specials, live entertainment with Melissa Dru, giveaways, hot seat drawings.
  • Cash Patrol from 5 to 9 p.m. with trivia, contests, prizes and surprises.
  • $75,000 King of Cash Drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
  • 4X Points all day in the Poker Room. 

Crossing the Aisle in the Valley Ballroom:
Congressman Joe Heck
  • Thank you to the Douglas County Democratic Party for holding their 1st in the West Rural Blue Dinner here last Saturday. What a great turnout and we really appreciate the business.
  • Our apologies to the Douglas County Republican Party for not mentioning your big upcoming event when we covered a few of the upcoming community events happening at the CVI a couple of weeks ago in our blog. So, here it is: on Sunday, February 14 the 2016 Douglas County Republican Central Committee Lincoln-ReaganDinner will again fill our Valley Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Congressman Joe Heck, candidate for the U.S. Senate. Word is that Congressman Mark Amodei, United States Representative for Nevada's 2nd congressional district will also make a few remarks. Click here for more information.
  • We invite anyone running as an Independent to hold a big political fundraising event in our Valley Ballroom. That will allow us to claim an extra merit badge by being tri-partisan vs. the usual bi-partisan! 

Make Valentine’s Day Dinner Plans Now!
CV Steak and Katie’s are both offering two Valentine's Day Specials in addition to our regular menu items. Reservations are strongly recommended in CV Steak, call 775-783-6650.

Skip Work and Come to the CVI? This would have been good advice for some people during January when you could say that CVI casino players experienced a “Perfect 10!” In addition to the 100+ cash prizes we gave out in the first four weeks of our $75,000 King of Cash Giveaways, we also paid out ten slot jackpots of $10,000 or more.  Add all that to the many other jackpots of less than $10,000 and we get back to our original premise that, for some, it would’ve been more profitable to spend 40 hours a week playing the slots here at the CVI than going to work! While we’re on the subject, this article from a year ago delves into the whole concept of making the Monday after Super Bowl a national holiday. The theory is that so many people wind up “calling in sick (which, frankly, doesn’t fool any employer) anyway . . . Well, you get the point.

Free Cabaret Lounge Entertainment: The Jonny Smokes one man band show is here tonight, After Dark entertains Thursday through Sunday, Melissa Dru and her band take the cabaret stage on Saturday afternoon for our Tailgate Party, and Steve Lord returns Monday through Wednesday.  The high energy of the After Dark Band will have you up and dancing and singing along with the guys! Their “must not miss” show is filled with the songs you know and love and the energy of the group creates a party just waiting for you to join in. With Bernie DeLaCruz and Dave Vasquez on guitar, Dustin Taunton on bass, Don Peterson on drums and Scott Anderson on vocals this award winning band will get you rockin’!

Race and Sports Book:
  • Guaranteed $5,142 Pro PK’EM Progressive Jackpot! We’ve come to the end of the football season with money still in the “pot” so we are guaranteeing to give away the $5,142 Pro PK’EM Progressive Jackpot after this Sunday’s Game!! We have a $5 parlay card out with 15 prop bets on the Super Bowl Game. The props are easy to understand like over or under on largest lead of the game or longest field goal of the game, does the team that scores first win the game, etc. This Part Is Very Important: Whoever gets the most of the15 picks correct wins! No rollover to next week – the $5,142 has to go . . . so please do not throw away your ticket. We will go through all the tickets on Monday and, depending on how many have piled up from the CVI, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino, we should know by the end of the day the number of tickets with the most correct picks - could be one ticket, could be five tickets. If it is more than one, the pot is split. We have no way of knowing who has the winning ticket(s) . . . it’s kinda like the lottery except a lot less zeros at the end of the jackpot amount! As a convenience to those who do play tickets, we’ll post the number of correct picks it took to win the jackpot on this page on our website as soon as we are done tabulating! 
  • This week you can watch and bet the Super BowlHorseracingNBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.  We are also taking action on Saturday’s Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson UFC fight and some of the undercard fights.
  • Mike’s horse Casino Fever won the 3rd race at Santa Anita last Saturday with Martin Pedroza on board.

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Wednesdays in February:
    • Ladies Night returns on Wednesdays with a Ladies-only kiosk game for spa set gifts, free play, food comps and drawing entries for grand prize drawings on Feb. 24. Also on tap: Hot Seat drawings for Wine Country Gift Baskets.
    • Italian Specials continue in Katie's on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and we’ve rotated Cheese Tortellini Carbonara into the list of three offerings starting at $5.99.
  • Two Tournaments this Coming Week:
    • Our monthly Ladies’ Only Poker Tournament is Sunday starting at 4 p.m. in the poker room. Of course we’ll have the game on!!
    • Our monthly Blackjack Tournament is Tuesday, February 9 in the pit area of the casino.
    • Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  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. 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.
  • Sorry, We’re Not Home: We are including this link in case you missed our favorite customer answering machine message last week. Also, we deserved the comments we receive from a few people who, recognizing that times have changed, chided us by saying “what’s an answering machine?!”
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It -Katie's to the rescue!
    • Today is Carrot Cake Day. Enjoy a moist, frosting-topped slice in Katie's today! If the myth about carrots is correct, this may even improve your vision!
    • Thursday is Homemade Soup Day and Katie's always has two soups each day made right here in one of our kitchens!
    • Remember, last week we said “we'll have a few ideas in next Wednesday's blog” for Hot Breakfast Month in February? Bet you didn't see this one coming: Saturday is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and we can add a scoop to whatever (hot or cold) you order for breakfast in Katie's any day of the week! 
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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, January 27, 2016

Valentine's Day Dining, Independence at the Pump, Cowboy Festival Package and More at CVI

Valentine’s Day Dining at the INN
  • CV Steak is offering two Valentine's Day specials in addition to our regular menu items. The Tournedos Trio includes a filet mignon wrapped in bacon with peppercorn sauce, a blackened filet mignon with southwest au jus and a blue cheese crusted filet mignon for $35. The Grilled Salmon Oscar includes a salmon fillet served with crab meat, asparagus, béarnaise sauce and port wine glaze for $29. Both specials include the CV Steak signature table side tossed salad, sour dough baguette, creamery butter, and choice of twice-baked, baked or au gratin potatoes. The Sunset Menu will not be available on Valentine's Day. Reservations are strongly recommended in CV Steak, call 775-783-6650.
  • Katie's is serving its regular menu on Valentine's Day plus two Valentine’s Day specials from 2 to 10 p.m.  The half-pound Prime Rib dinner special is served with au jus, double-stuffed baked potato, fried shrimp, cocktail sauce, lemon and choice of house salad or soup of the day for $16.99. This special is also offered with a ¾ pound Prime Rib cut at $20.99 and a full pound of Prime Rib at $24.99.  The Fillet of Sole Stuffed with Shrimp is served with a chardonnay cream sauce, wild rice pilaf and garden vegetable for $13.99. 

Our Independence Means Savings for You!
We hinted at it last week and now we can come clean: we have gone “independent” with our fuel offering at the Carson Valley Market. We have "shed the shell" and now offer more competitive pricing and pay-at-the-pump convenience via debit card (with no transaction fees) and those "everyone has at least one in their wallet" credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We've already seen an increase in activity and we thank you for your patience during the switch-over last week.

Genoa Cowboy Festival: The Genoa Cowboy Festival is coming up again on Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2016. As we did last year, we will be offering a limited number of specially priced packages for that weekend: Two nights in the hotel, a pair of tickets for the Friday night concert, a pair tickets for the Saturday night concert and $50 in food value for use in any of our restaurants. Last year these packages sold out in advance so we encourage you to make your reservations now. Find all the details at this link.

Do You Like Your Entertainment Stewed or Smoked? You can have both this week as Stew Stewart (double stewed?) and his band entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, and Jonny Smokes (a true one-man band) returns Sunday through Wednesday.  Stew Stewart is a spontaneous, witty and somewhat whimsical entertainer. While the numbers change from day-to-day, he says something like “as a singer I’m a '6' but as an entertainer I’m a '9'.”  Whatever the quantitative rating, Stew always connects to his audience with country music, blues, oldies, comedy, classic rock, Motown and just plain ol' on-the-spot fun!  While carrying the label of "One Man Band," this moniker fails miserably to even begin to define the energetic live experience of a Jonny Smokes show. Jonny enthusiastically delivers a high tech one man exhibition as he consistently performs over 150 solo shows every year in the western United States and throughout Europe.

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the Pro Bowl (yep, we do actually take about a dozen bets on this party, er, football game), Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.  We are also taking action on Saturday’s UFC Light Heavyweight MMA fight in Newark, NJ between recent title challenger Anthony Johnson and “TUF 8” winner Ryan Bader.
  • Our Pro PK’EM Progressive Jackpot didn’t hit this NFL season so now $5,142 must be given away . . . here is the plan: We’ll have a parlay card out before this weekend with 15 prop bets on the Super Bowl Game. Whoever gets the most correct wins! More on this next Wednesday.
  • Tailgate Party - Inside? Yes . . after a few years of "lucking out" on the weather for our outdoorTailgate Party on Saturday of Super Bowl weekend, we're moving it inside on February 6. As we said above, more on this next Wednesday.
As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • A Peek Under the Hood at February: Ladies Night returns on Wednesdays with a new twist; Italian specials will continue in Katie's on Wednesdays; three Mondays in February will offer the opportunity to earn a free CVI sweatshirt and mid-month brings the start of our $80,000 All-Cash Love and Luck Giveaways.
  • Elk Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Grilled Elk Medallions for $30. 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.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It:
    • Today is Chocolate Cake Day. Sticky, gooey, creamy chocolate. Read that three times fast while sitting in Kate's and then try not to order a slice of chocolate cake either for dessert or to take home!!
    • Thursday is Blueberry Pancakes Day. While you won't see them listed as such on the Katie's menu, blueberries are just one of the fruits we offer as options to be added to any pancake order for just $1 more.
    • Friday is Corn Chip Day. Of course we have them in Katie's . . . How else would we make those scrumptious Macho Nachos!
    • Saturday is Inane Answering Machine Message Day. We did a few searches and found a bunch that were funny, a few that were off-color, and this one, our absolute favorite!!  A special thanks to Susan Andrews and our friends at SoundPros & Video who record the messages you hear while on hold when calling the CVI.
    • Sunday is drawkcaB yaD. We knew there was something wrong with this day as there is no "real" NFL Football on TV (the Pro Bowl? Seriously?).
    • Monday marks the beginning of February which is Hot Breakfast Month. We're assuming you'll make a hot breakfast at home on Monday and Tuesday, and then be ready to go out for breakfast by Wednesday. So, we'll have a few ideas in next Wednesday's blog. 
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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, January 20, 2016

Comedy, Cash, Clay Shooting, Pies, Cheese, More at the CVI

Del Van Dyke
Kelly Hilbert
A Funny Thing Happened at the CVI . . . Actually, it’s happening tonight: Stand-up comedy in the close-up setting of our Valley Ballroom!  Doors open at 7, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are just $15 at the hotel desk (21 or over). Del Van Dyke and Kelly Hilbert will be onstage tossing you the comedic barbs - read more at this link

Cash Party Saturday: Our $75,000 King of Cash Promotion features the first of two 7-hour Cash Parties Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. We’ll have cash drawings, free giveaways every 20 minutes, free snacks from time to time and a guaranteed $1,000 cash winner. To multiply your chances of winning, Cash Patrol will be going on from 5 to 9 p.m. and our Slots Happy Hour will provide mystery multipliers every 30 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m.

On the Scene at the CVI! There are many advantages to holding your fundraiser at the Carson Valley Inn. Today we’ll focus on just one: when possible, we’ll help you get the word out! With that in mind, be sure to check out the following, all coming up in the next few weeks in our Valley Ballroom. We always have room for one or two more… To book your next event at the Carson Valley Inn, contact Carrie at 775-783-6673. Mark your calendars and “be seen” at these upcoming events:
  • Douglas County Democratic Central Committee 1st in the West Rural Blue Dinner
    General Wesley K. Clark,
    USA, Retired
    featuring General Wesley K. Clark, USA, Retired:  Saturday, January 30. Contact Kimi Cole, 775-721-1212. Website
  • Carson Valley Chapter Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner & Fundraiser: Saturday, February 6. Contact Jeremy Litka, 775-720-4554. Website
  • Douglas Animal Welfare Group My Funny Valentine Dinner & Comedy Show: Saturday, February 13. Don’t worry about anyone putting the “bite” on you for this event, it is Sold Out. Website
  • Eagles and Agriculture: Friday through Sunday, February 19 – 21. Contact Alicia Mains at 775-782-8144. Website 
  • Austin’s House Cowboy Mardi Gras: February 26. Contact Terry Palmitier, 775-297-2187. Website     
Market Conditions Changing . . . Even Here!  In this case, we’re referring to the Carson Valley Market, our fuel and convenience store at the entrance to our RV Park, between the Carson Valley Inn and the Carson Valley Motor Lodge. And for the “changing conditions,” you may have noticed some work being done on the area around the signage and the pumps. All this could mean a few extra dollars left in your pocket next time you fill up. We’ll have more information for you in next Wednesday morning’s blog.

Two Ways to Shoot on February 18 - 20!
  • Shoot Pictures: The raptor activity in the Valley continues to increase as the calving season at our area ranches intensifies. This will bring a host of sure-to-be-sold-out events at Eagles and Agriculture produced annually by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and headquartered at the Carson Valley Inn.
  • Shoot Clays: There are still a few openings left for our 30th Annual Shooting Outing featuring an arrival reception on Thursday, clay shooting Friday at Walker River Resort and Saturday at Carson Valley Clays, and a banquet on Saturday night. Lots of fun both outdoors and indoors! 
Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – No Cover, No Minimum – Free! George Pickard performs tonight, Melissa Dru and her band entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, and Jonathon “J.B.” Barton returns Sunday through Wednesday.  Melissa Dru has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Melissa and her band cover a wide mix including classic rock, R&B and a bit of country; everything from Pink Floyd to Patsy Cline. A natural performer and entertainer, Melissa will delight you with her unique vocal style and sense of fun. Don't miss this popular songbird in action!

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the NFL Conference Championship Games, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.  We are also taking action on Saturday’s Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero boxing match.
  • Our PRO PK’EM progressive jackpot stands at $5,057 and the parlay card features winners, totals and props on the two NFL Conference Championship games this Sunday.  It takes all 15 correct to win this weekend . . . and if no one gets ‘em all, the jackpot will go to whoever gets the most correct on the Super Bowl card. 
As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Oh Deer! If you didn’t quite “get” the comment in last week’s blog about the audience of one in TJ’s Corral, take another look and you’ll see that there is a deer standing on the grass seating area . . . with her back turned to the stage!
  • Three Reasons to Visit Tonight . . .  or next Wednesday:
    • Earn 100 base points and take your pick of a 200 ml bottle of Jameson (Fireball next week) or a pack of Marlboro Red or Marlboro Gold.
    • Enjoy three Italian Specials in Katie’s from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chicken Parmigiana served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with marinara sauce; Chicken Piccata served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with lemon caper butter sauce and mushrooms; and Meat Lasagna. Take your pick, just $5.99!
    • Slots Happy Hour Mystery Multipliers (3X-7X Points) from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Duck Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Grilled Duck Breast marinated with fresh herbs, grilled to medium rare-medium doneness with natural duck jus for $28. 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.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It: 
    • Today is Cheese Lovers Day. You can make the day memorable by ordering anything at Sharkey's Café that has ghost pepper cheese . . . will definitely warm you up on a cool winter day!
    • Saturday is Pie Day. Peach, pumpkin, apple, chocolate cream, banana cream and lemon meringue pies are all available in Katie's or take one home from the bakery counter just outside of Katie's.
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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, January 13, 2016

Comedy, Eagles, Deer, Mangia, VoodDoo Cowboys, More at the CVI

Laugh It up Next Wednesday Night in the Valley Ballroom! There’s nothing like live standup comedy in the close-up setting of our Valley ballroom! With our booming sound system, bright spotlights and seats right up to the stage, you’ll catch the comedians’ facial expressions when they are animated and the beads of sweat when a joke bombs!  Headline performer Del Van Dyke has been a fixture on the nightclub circuit and won several major comedy competitions. Feature comedian Kelly Hilbert grabs you with his happy-to-be-here attitude, and his working class, blue collar points of view on kids, parenting, relationships, and life in general. The two combine for an hour+ of laughs for just $15 with the doors opening at 7 and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at the hotel desk or call 775-783-6606 (21 or over, please).

A Good 6 Months For Eagles! It started last August when the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds filled the skies of Carson Valley. Their logo and name come from the mythical Eagle -like bird! Six months later, live eagles are now flocking to our Valley as the calving season unfolds . . . and what better way to see them up-close than by attending the Eagles and Agriculture event produced annually by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and headquartered at the Carson Valley Inn.  The picture at the left is one of many, many images captured locally by noted Carson Valley wildlife photographer John T. Humphrey whose images can be viewed on his Facebook Page or at his Website. The subject of the eagles also brings up the classic shown below by the Steve Miller Band so click on it and listen to this “LP Version” of “Fly Like an Eagle.”



Audience Shuns TJ’s Corral’s First 2016 Show! Sure looks like this "audience of one" turned its back on the stage at TJ’s Corral earlier this week. Can hardly blame her, the act on stage certainly wasn’t very entertaining! However, that will not be the case this summer and we hope to start announcing some of our 2016 concerts in the next month or two. We'll always try to "break the news" in our Wednesday morning blog and the TJ’s Corral Facebook Page.  The schedule will be posted on this web page which you may want to bookmark for this summer when TJ’s Corral will be the place to be “seen and not herd!!” 

Cash Patrol Trivia: Free T-shirts, drawings, gifts for answering trivia questions correctly, cakewalks, balloon pop games and plenty of on-the-spot cash prizes are all part of Cash Patrol continuing on Friday and Saturday nights this month between 5 and 9 p.m. As a reminder, some of the trivia questions may just pertain to items covered in this blog. Also this Friday and Saturday: Slots Happy Hour Mystery Multipliers (3X-7X Points) from 4 to 6 p.m. and our $75,000 King of Cash Drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.

Bere Vino Added to Mangia on Wednesdays! Loosely translated here’s what it all means: The three Italian Specials were very well received last week in Katie’s so we are serving the same three specials every Wednesday for the rest of the month from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Katie’s: your choice of Chicken Parmigiana served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with marinara sauce; Chicken Piccata served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with lemon caper butter sauce and mushrooms; or Meat Lasagna. All three specials are $5.99 and are served with vegetables and garlic bread. You can add a cup of soup (Italian Meatball is one of the Wednesday options) or a side salad for just $1.50 and Italian Wine (the Bere Vino part) is just $2!

Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – Free! Josh Budro performs tonight, the Voodoo Cowboys entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, and George Pickard returns Sunday through Wednesday.  Playing together since 2009, the Voodoo Cowboys have appeared at most major casino venues in Nevada.  Not the cryin' in your beer type country band, they are the life of the party with their dance-inducing, hard drivin' country music and rock ‘n’ roll. The group has shared stages with such rock and country stars as David Nail, Little Texas, Ron Keel, Toby Keith and more.

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the NFL Divisional Round Games on Saturday and Sunday, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.  We are also taking action on Saturday’s Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka WBC World Heavyweight Title fight and Sunday’s Dillashaw vs. Cruz UFC Bantamweight Title fight. 
  • No one could have predicted what happened in a couple of the NFL wildcard playoff games last weekend, so the PRO PK’EM progressive jackpot is still alive and it took a jump to $4,980 for the coming weekend. The parlay card features winners, totals and props on the four NFL Divisional Round games this Saturday and Sunday.  Anyone care to select all the road teams winning again this weekend?
As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Liquor Tops Cigarettes by a Mile!! We sure gave away a lot of 200 ml bottles of Jaegermeister last Wednesday . . . That option left Marlboro Red or Gold in the dust from those who earned 100 base points. We’ll see what happens today when the choice is the smokes or a 200 ml bottle of Fireball!
  • Bison 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. Both 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:
    • Thursday is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day and we tempt you to gather (that's part of the pastrami day tradition)  in Katie's and enjoy our Grilled Pastrami Sandwich served on rye bread with stone ground mustard and Swiss cheese!
    • Friday is Strawberry Ice Cream Day. Did you know that we offer four flavors of ice cream in Katie's (the three standards plus red cherry) and, behind the scenes, we have an ice cream counter where our servers can make ice cream sodas, milkshakes, etc. So, no excuses for not getting your sweet tooth soothed by ice cream anytime you are in Katie's.
    • Saturday is International Hot and Spicy Food Day. If you feel like celebrating, scurry down to the Jackpot Café in Sharkey's and order The Volcano Burger. It’ll set the inside of your mouth on fire!
    • Sunday is Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day which had us pondering how many people really make New Year's resolutions, which resolutions are most common, how many people follow through, etc. We found some interesting statistics in this posting from the Statistic Brain Research Institute . . . you check with them regularly, don't you?
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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, January 6, 2016

Italian Wednesdays, Cash Patrol, Entertainment, Sports, More at CVI

Cash Patrol Starts This Weekend! Free T-shirts, drawings, gifts for answering trivia questions (perhaps from info in this blog) correctly, cakewalks, balloon pop games and plenty of on-the-spot are all part of Cash Patrol starting this Friday. Want more details? So do we, but we'll just have to wait and see how it all unfolds when the first Cash Patrol happens this Friday led by local MC/DJ/Entertainer Anthony Janssen. Will you win a prize or have an opportunity to participate in one of the zany antics? It's all about being in the right place at the right time!  The right place is the Carson Valley Inn casino and the right time is between 5 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through February 12! Also on tap Fridays and Saturdays this month: Slots Happy Hour Mystery Multipliers (3X-7X Points) from 4 to 6 p.m. and our $75,000 King of Cash Drawings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
cash prizes

New - Wednesday Italian Specials in Katie’s: During January you can count on three Italian Specials every Wednesday in Katie’s from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Today all three of the specials are $5.99 and your choices are Chicken Parmigiana served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with marinara sauce; Chicken Piccata served on a bed of spaghetti pasta with lemon caper butter sauce and mushrooms; and Meat Lasagna. All three specials are served with vegetables and garlic bread and you can add a cup of soup or a side salad for $1.50. In keeping with the Italian theme, Katie’s will have Italian Wedding Meatball Soup as one of the two choices Wednesdays in January.

Did you receive one of these?
The Gift Card Thing - One More Week! 
We’re not really milking the Gift Card subject . . . After so many people received CVI Gift Cards
over the last few weeks, we started getting questions. So here are the answers to the three most common questions:
  • Where: Gift Cards can be used at the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino. Click here for all the uses.
  • How: Gift Cards are “kinda like” a debit card in that whatever amount you use on a given visit is deducted from the card balance and any remaining balance can be used the next time.
  • How Much: You can check the remaining balance on your Gift Card here

Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – No Cover, No Minimum – Free! John Palmore performs tonight, the Eric Hisaw Band entertains Thursday through Saturday nights, and Josh Budro returns Sunday through Wednesday.  Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, Eric Hisaw’s sound is influenced most notably by the Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan.  A true guitar hero with real writing talent, his songs are for the honest, modern working-class hero who is struggling to make ends meet, find some peace of mind and maybe a woman to rely on.  Like all great American music, Hisaw’s songs evoke a strong sense of place, from the small desert towns of New Mexico to the bustling streets of L.A. and back down the dusty trails of deep South Texas. Thanks again to Sarah Hauck of The Record Courier for interviewing Eric and posting this great article!

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the NFL Wild Card Games on Saturday and Sunday, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.
  • The PRO PK’EM jackpot has not hit yet so it now sits at $4,913 on this week’s progressive parlay card which will feature winners, totals and props on the four NFL Wild Card games this Saturday and Sunday.
  • This week could be your last chance to bet a long shot on who will win the Super Bowl. All 12 NFL Playoff teams are on the board and odds as of yesterday ranged from 25 to 1 for the Texans or Redskins down to 3 to 1 for the Panthers.
  • Sports: What We Can't Write Because It Isn't Right! That's right; apparently the AP Stylebook for 2015 has come up with the following: A team losing a game is not a “disaster.” Home runs are homers, not “dingers,” “jacks” or “bombs.” A player scored 10 straight points, not 10 “unanswered” points. If a football team scores two touchdowns and the opponent doesn’t come back, say it “never trailed” rather than “never looked back.” In short, avoid hackneyed words and phrases, redundancies and exaggerations. Seriously? We'll do our best (fingers crossed behind our back) to write according to their suggestions, but if you’re watching a game at the CVI, especially if you have a bet riding, say it anyway you want with as much emphasis, slang (consideration for others around, please) and enthusiasm as takes to sway the outcome!! Oh, the AP Stylebook would also insist we cite our source for the above quote which came from an article in the Columbia Journalism Review. Interesting this same article also mentions an apparently acceptable term defining what a team is doing when it is parking the bus! 
As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Old Gambling Hall Feel Tonight! Earn 100 base points today and get your choice of a pack of Marlboro Red or Gold cigarettes or a 200 ml bottle of Jaegermeister liquor.  Same thing next Wednesday except the liquor choice is Fireball.  
  • 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 and plum port glaze for $28.00. 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. Both 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.
  • Monthly Blackjack Tournament Tuesday: Our Blackjack Tournaments are held on the second Tuesday of each month with a $25 buy-in and all entry fees and re-buys going into the prize fund. Signups are from 5 to 6 p.m. on the day of the tournament and play starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It:
    • January is Soup Month - a great reason to remind you Katie's has two hot soups featured every day (remember, one of them is Italian Wedding Soup on Wednesdays)! January is also Oatmeal Month  - in addition to serving oatmeal in Katie's we can also meet the requests for most of the toppings (peanut butter is our favorite) suggested at this link.
    • Monday is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day.  Assuming you are familiar with the term Morse code, and you are curious as to how you to spell your name or anything else, you can fumble around at this link.  To hear "Carson Valley Inn" in Morse code, click here. In case a wandering M.C. asks on Friday or Saturday, the Morse code was invented by Samuel Morse. 

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, December 30, 2015

New Year's Week Full of Activities, Promotions,More

Bringing in the New Year at the CVI! We have many activities and promotions happening over the next few days – here is a Quick Guide:
  • Wednesday - Today:
    • Bowl Games: Birmingham Bowl, Belk Bowl, Music City Bowl, and Holiday Bowl in the casino.
    • Have A Double Bacon BLT in Katie’s: Why? See the “Because We Feel Like Mentioning It” section below.
  • Thursday – New Year’s Eve:
    • Katie’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials (Slow-Roasted New York Strip Loin with 6 Fried Shrimp and Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Tilapia) are served from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. all regular menu items will also be available. Katie’s will not be serving the Thursday night Corned Beef & Cabbage special.
    • CV Steak will open at 4:30 PM. The CV Steak New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials (Tournedos Trio and Seafood Florentine) will be served along with our regular menu. We will not be serving the Sunset Menu Specials on New Year’s Eve.
    • 4X Points from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Be sure to use your card!
    • Peach Bowl plus the two College Football Playoff Semifinal Games on the Cabaret Big Screen and casino TVs – the Orange Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Clemson) and the Cotton Bowl (Michigan State vs. Alabama).
    • Free Entertainment with the RYE Brothers, 8 p.m., to 1 a.m.
    • Midnight Champagne Toast in the casino.
  • Friday, New Year’s Day:
    • NCAA Bowl Games on the casino TV’s: Outback Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl
    • Katie’s will be serving the Friday Night Specials: Charbroiled Salmon and the Katie's Captain’s Platter.
    • Slots Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with a different Mystery Multiplier (3X-7X Points) every half hour.
  • Saturday, January 2:
    • King of Cash “K.O.C. Cash Frenzy” 1 – 9 p.m.
      • Giveaways and Hot Seats every hour.
      • Free T-Shirts handed out randomly to players.
    • Slots Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with a different Mystery Multiplier (3X-7X Points) every half hour.
    • More Bowl Games on the Casino TV’s: Taxslayer Bowl. Liberty Bowl, Alamo Bowl and Cactus Bowl.
  • Sunday, January 3:
    • NFL Football – 15 games on the casino TVs.
    • Ladies Only Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 4:
    • 4X Points today and every Monday in January!
    • Poker Room Grid: Start earning squares on the College Football Playoff National Championship Game $120.00 Football Grid! 

Aunt Millie Gave You a Christmas Gift and You Didn't Get Her Anything!  Unless it was a fruitcake (there is never an obligation to reciprocate a fruitcake gift), you now feel guilty. Here's a quick solution: call (775-783-6606) or visit our hotel desk and get her a CVI gift card which can be used at the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino or Sharkey's Casino. Not only is it a versatile gift, but it comes with a versatile excuse for why you didn't give it to Aunt Millie on Christmas: you can claim we were out of them when you tried to buy hers (almost the truth as we sold a record number this year) or that we had to mail it to you and it got held up in the Christmas mail overload. Add your own twist and you'll be providing a very nice gift with a plausible reason as to why it wasn't on time. And if Aunt Millie did get you a fruitcake? Make your way to Manitou Springs, Colorado on Saturday (or pretend you are there) and dispose of it in a most ceremonial and competitive manner!

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet the last week of regular-season NFL Football, the remaining 16 College Bowl Games, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball, NHL Hockey and UFC fights.
  • The PRO PK’EM jackpot is $4,759 on this week’s progressive parlay card.
  • About This Bowl Game Madness: Previous to 1959 there were only five college football bowl games. Can you name the first? Okay, that was easy - the Rose Bowl, first played in 1901. The next college bowl games didn’t come about until 1934. Here are the next few in order of their "founding": Orange Bowl, 1934; Sugar Bowl, 1934; Sun Bowl, 1934; Cotton Bowl, 1936; Gator Bowl, 1945; Tangerine/Citrus Bowl (now the CapitalOne Bowl), 1946; Liberty Bowl, 1959. Now there are 40 NCAA Bowl Games.
  • Seeding and two remaining AFC spots are up for grabs this Sunday for the NFL Playoffs  . . . rather than embarrass ourselves  by attempting to go any further, read though this article and perhaps you MAY understand all the permutations! Anyway, should make for a lot of interesting (and some meaningless) games on Sunday.

Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – No Cover, No Minimum – Free! Dale Poune performs tonight, The Rye Brothers entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, NFL Football is on Sunday night,  and John Palmore returns next Tuesday and Wednesday.  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 Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the 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 quartet. Sarah Hauck,  Entertainment reporter for The Record Courier did an interview with Paul Justin and her story can be read here.

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Venison Friday, Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Friday special in CV Steak is Roasted Rack of Venison with Cherry Brandy Demi for $32.00. 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. Both 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.
  • It’ll be Cold, But We’ll Keep You Warm: Walk out the old and welcome the New Year at the Candlelight Labyrinth Walk sponsored by Main Street Gardnerville at Heritage Park Gardens on New Year's Eve. Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m. The event is off Gilman Street; just across highway 395 from Sharkey's Casino. We'll keep it warm inside Sharkey’s so stop in for dinner and/or cocktails before or after the outdoor Candlelight Walk. For more on this event call 775-782-8027.
  • Day After the Day After: If you never do make it out of the house on New Year’s Day, here’s a reason to resurface on Saturday - Katie’s offers an Eggs Benedict special from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday . . . a traditional favorite including toasted English muffin, grilled Canadian bacon, two poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce and hash browns all for just $5.99.
  • Because We Feel Like Mentioning It:
    • Today is Bacon Day. Philosophically, we are neutral on the latest resurgence of bacon. However, we want to respect those who wish to honor this day by reminding you that we have over a dozen breakfast and lunch items on the Katie's menu that come with bacon . . .  and we'll be glad to provide a single or double side order of bacon in, on, or around any Katie's menu item!
    • Friday is Bloody Mary Day. And please don't tell us you didn't see that one coming on the day after New Year's Eve! Click the link for some interesting thoughts behind the name and (again, you certainly expected this part) a suggested recipe.
    • Friday is also Polar Bear Swim Day. No need to go to the north or south pole if you have a hankering to participate - Lake Tahoe is just a few minutes away!
    • Monday is Spaghetti Day.  If you have to mark the occasion on the actual day, we suggest you stop by Sharkey's Casino for the Monday night $7.99 Spaghetti and Meatballs special. If you can wait until Wednesday, check out the January Wednesday Italian Specials in Katie's with three Italian specials served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting at $5.99.  Couldn't make either of these or you can't get enough pasta? The Thursday Italian Night at Bodines Casino offers even more selections!
    • Monday is also Trivia Day. Keep that in mind for something we will be covering in next week’s blog. 
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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, December 23, 2015

Christmas at the CVI: Lights, Action, Food and a Last Minute Gift Idea!

CVI's Annual Transformation to the Christmas Spirit!
Ah, the visual beauty of the Christmas spirit at the Carson Valley Inn! Over 500 man-hours spread over 3-4 intense weeks go into creating the Inn's Christmas look and feel each year . . . here's  just a little piece of the story.
The activity starts right after Halloween - let's say the Monday after the Nevada Day weekend. Our Engineering Department staff makes multiple trips to our off property warehouse to retrieve all of the indoor and outdoor decorations, props, lights and other materials that were stored the previous January.
Eileen Knox - CVI's Decorating Mastermind
The indoor decorating project is then taken over by our Executive Office Manager, Eileen Knox.  Everything is unpacked, cleaned, fluffed, checked for damage, and refurbished and/or discarded if necessary. Eileen buys or orders replacement products where needed and, each year, creates new decorations or a new theme for an existing decoration base. All this takes room, so just about every nook and cranny of office space, storage rooms, and holding areas are used. With the assistance of Lance Draucker, one of our groundskeeping staff, Eileen then starts the indoor decorating process which, over a period of three weeks, has her averaging over 15,000 steps a day on her Fitbit, making dozens of trips up and down stairs and ladders each day, and doing a whole lot of stretching and reaching as the decorations go up, the ornaments go on and the lights bring them all to life.
Lance Draucker - Our Chief Decorating Elf
When not helping Eileen with the inside decorating, Lance is installing all of the outside lights along with his sidekick Robin Edwards. When you add up the lighting on our building, all of the trees along Candy Cane Lane, and the lights on the trees and other base structures along Highway 395, there are well over 10,000 bulbs of various shapes and sizes. Actually, we’d love to have someone volunteer to go out and count them! No matter what the number, that’s a lot of light strip stringing, plenty of ladder moving and climbing and considerable time 15 to 35 feet above the ground on our ManLift . . . With some spectacular views on warmer clear days and some tense moments on cold and breezy days!
Meanwhile, three of our engineering staff (Randy Ross, Larry Stewart and whoever else is handy each day) are unloading, testing, repairing and refurbishing the two large pallets of static and moving pieces and parts that make up Candy Cane Lane. The installation process then starts and, whatever it takes, is always completed so we can “flip the switch” to light up Candy Cane Lane the day after Thanksgiving and keep it running nightly through Christmas. Sometimes the process goes smoothly in balmy fall weather. Often parts need to be ordered and snow needs to be moved out of the way (sometimes more than once).
We asked Eileen why she keeps volunteering for such a wear-and-tear-on-your-body job each year (she’s been doing it for 19 or 20 years). “For starters, I’m very juvenile - that’s why you see so much Disney influence - and I love the flexibility I have to expand and create each year.  More importantly, it is so gratifying to have so many children and senior citizens look at our decorations with broad smiles.  A crowning moment was having a senior couple, sitting on one of the couches in the hotel lobby, tell me they can’t physically do the work necessary to decorate like this in their own home anymore and they so much appreciate what we do to decorate for Christmas at the Carson Valley Inn.
We also asked Eileen if she had any trouble getting approval to spend more money each year on new and replacement decorations. Her answer was simple, “not at all, I really think our owner is a kid at heart!”
What happens when Christmas passes? It all has to be taken down, packed and returned to storage . . . another 300+ hours of hard work! So, soak it all in, take as many pictures as you like, and Merry Christmas!

Gift Cards Are A Versatile Last Minute Gift: Whether you wrap them yourselves or present them in the envelope and "carrier" we provide, CVI Gift Cards are an excellent Christmas gift . . .  or a "thank you" to someone who’s helped you out! We make it easy for you to purchase CVI gift cards and their versatility plays out in that they can be used at the Carson Valley Inn, Bodines Casino and Sharkey’s Casino. We have all the details on one page as to how to buy cards in person or by phone, all their different uses, and how to check the balance on existing gift cards. And here’s a point to ponder: A $50 gift card could easily let someone have breakfast at Sharkey’s, lunch at Bodines, and dinner at the Carson Valley Inn – all in the same day!

Christmas Day at the CVI:
  • Katie’s Christmas Dinner Specials (Traditional Roasted Turkey Dinner or Apple Wood Smoked Molasses and Five Peppercorn Crusted Pork Loin) are served from 11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. all regular menu items will also be available. Katie’s will not be serving the usual Friday night Captain’s Platter and Charbroiled Salmon specials. However, Katie’s $5.99 Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs will definitely be available!
  • CV Steak opens at 4:30 PM as usual.  Christmas Dinner Specials (Garlic-Studded Slow-Roasted Prime Rib of Beef or Fillet of Sole Stuffed with Crab, Shrimp and Scallops) will be served along with the regular menu. We will not be serving the usual Game special on Christmas night.
  • If you ordered one of our Christmas Turkey Dinners To Go for Up to 10 People, be sure to come by between 10 AM and 1 PM to pick it up. Please pull into the valet entrance as the turkeys will be distributed right inside the hotel entrance doors.
  • We will have our December Friday night Giveaway Promotion Drawings as usual at 5, 7 and 9 PM.
  • The poker room will open at 4 PM on Christmas day.
  • As for the casino: We’re open 24/7 with 4X Points all day on Christmas! 

Race and Sports Book:
  • This week you can watch and bet NFL and College Football, Horseracing, NBA and College Basketball, and NHL Hockey.
  • College Bowl Games: 8 down, 16 over the next 7 days concluding with Nevada vs. Colorado State in the Arizona Bowl on Tuesday. Then, 16 more crammed into 4 days starting next Wednesday. Click for the full schedule and remember you can bet ‘em here and watch ‘em here!
  • The PRO PK’EM jackpot is $4,4668 on this week’s progressive parlay card.
  • On the NFL front, the CVI crew is watching a few games with interest:  Thursday’s Chargers-Raiders game could be the last game in Oakland for the rumored-to-be-moving Raiders; Saturday night’s Redskins-Eagles game could decide the NFL East winner; Sunday morning’s Patriots-Jets game has impact on whether New York will have a playoff team this year; and Monday night’s Bengals-Broncos game has big playoff implications for both teams as they battle in the last Monday Night Football game of the season! Bet ‘em here, watch ‘em here! 

Cabaret Lounge Entertainment – No Cover, No Minimum – Free! George Pickard performs tonight, The Nighthawks entertain Thursday through Saturday nights, NFL Football is on Sunday and Monday Nights and Dale Poune returns next Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Nighthawks are a local (Gardnerville/Wellington) country and rock band specializing in popular dance tunes from the 60's and 70's. The group performs a wide variety of styles covering artists from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top, including great classic country tunes and expert performances of classic rock songs.

As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News
  • Tonight is Ladies’ Nights and the first 150 ladies to sign up receive a Free Bag of Peppermint Bark. Also on tap: ladies-only drink specials and Chocolate Shoppe Christmas Baskets as hot seat prizes.
  • Days Are Getting Longer: Winter solstice was earlier this week so the days are getting longer . . . that’s a good enough reason for us to cover some early-season 2016 golf events either next week or the week after.
  • Prime Rib Saturday, King Crab Sunday in CV Steak:  Our Saturday night special in CV Steak is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. Both 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:
    • Today is Festivus Day. If you are a Seinfeld fan, this is a big deal. If you were never into Seinfeld, or are too young to remember Seinfeld, we suggest you move along – there’s probably nothing here for you.
    • Thursday is Eggnog Day which we bring up only because the link has an incredible recipe which you may find helpful if you are called on to make eggnog at the last minute on Christmas Eve.
    • Monday is Card Playing Day. Blackjack or poker anyone? Not that motivated?? How about Video Poker?
Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or just 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!