Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Airporter Shuttle Rates, October Golf Special, CVI Best of Carson Valley Awards, October Promotions, More

Carson Valley Inn Shines in Best of Carson Valley Awards!

  • The Record Courier's Best of Carson Valley poll had over 45,000 votes and the Carson Valley Inn won 19 awards . . . let's break them down: 
  • CV Steak took first place honors for Best Steak, Best Fine Dining and Best Bartender (Hank!). Bronze and silver awards included Best Overall Restaurant, Best Place to Take a Date, Best Place to Take Out of Towners, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert and Best Wait Staff. 
  • Katie's took second for Best Breakfast and for Best Brunch. 
  • The Carson Valley Inn as a property was first for Best Dinner, Best Lodging, Best Casino, Best Place for Loose Slots, Best Place for Video Poker, Best Place to Hit a Royal and Friendliest Casino Employees. CVI also won a top-three honor for Best Sports Bar. Thank you for your votes of confidence – your way of telling us what we are doing right. Remember, we always welcome your input when you see areas that need improvement!
October Golf Special: Here's a great opportunity to take the short ride "over the hill" and enjoy golf in the beautiful Carson Valley ONE last time this season! Our ONE Package includes ONE Round of Golf at Genoa Lakes (the Lakes Course), ONE Night at the Carson Valley Inn (the main hotel) and ONE $10 CVI Food Credit per person. This package is just (you knew this was coming) ONE Hundred Dollars per person based on double occupancy. Of course there's just a little fine print: you must have a minimum of 4 golfers and the offer is valid for Sunday thru Thursday night stays. For more information, or to make your reservations, contact Greg Enholm, our resident PGA professional at 775-783-6615 or by email.

Carson Valley Airporter Rates: We received updated information from our friends at Amador Stage Lines earlier this morning regarding the proposed rates for the scheduled bus transportation between Reno and Carson Valley slated to start in early November. The news is better than we had anticipated. The fare between Reno or the Reno Airport and the Minden/Gardnerville area in either direction is anticipated to be $24.00 one way and $43.00 round trip. Something else we weren't anticipating: there will be a fare between Carson City and Minden/Gardnerville: $8.00 one way (either direction) and  $14.50 round-trip. The schedules, website, and reservation procedures are due to be a finalized and announced shortly. We'll point you in the right direction as soon as we get the information.

October Promotions – More Giveaways, Point Multiplier Days, Super Food Values!
  • Our Swipe 'n' Spin to Win Drawings for cash and free play are every Friday in October . . . catch 'em every hour on the half-hour from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. INN Club members accumulate drawing entries all month as you play. Members who swipe their card at the casino Kiosk on Mondays through Wednesdays receive additional entries plus increase their winnings if they are drawn on Friday. If your name is called on Friday you receive one prize spin plus an additional spin for each day you swiped at the kiosk on that Monday through Wednesday. That's up to four spins and you win the total for all your spins!
  • Inn Club members earn 5X points every Saturday in October – and also on Friday, October 31 – with no limit on points earned.
  • On Mondays, INN Club members earning 125 points (you keep the points) can swing by the casino kiosk and swipe your card for a Free Omelet or Free $6.99 Platter (6 to choose from) to be enjoyed that Monday thru Thursday.
  • Also on Mondays, all baked good items at the Katie's display case are 50% off when payment is made with points.  
  • Every Tuesday, all Katie's menu items are 50% off from 2 to 10 p.m. when payment is made with points.
  • Ladies' Night continues on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. with free gifts, hot seat drawings, raffles and drink specials for the ladies.
As Always, Interesting, Helpful and Even Useful Tidbits and News:
  • Katie's October Dinner Specials are exceptional values - click here for the details and prices.
  • Ladies' Night Continues Wednesdays in October! Tonight's Hot Seat winners will receive a Gift Basket from The Blue Cow – Cheese, Wine and Specialty Foods. Also, the first 150 ladies to check in tonight will receive a 7-Day Pill box – you never have too many of these! Want prizes from your business featured on one of our Ladies' Nights (we do pay you for them)? Call Stephanie at 775-783-7711. We are always looking for six hot seat prizes and 150 of something smaller every week!
  • Progressive Pro PK'em Jackpot: the pot jumped to almost $3,100 for this weekend's games . . . all it takes is running the table on the 15 NFL winners straight up! Just $5 a shot and you can enter as often as you like!
  • Free Entertainment in the Cabaret: Paul Covarelli appears tonight, Melissa Dru anchor's
    the weekend Thursday – Saturday, NFL Football take control of the Cabaret Sunday and Monday nights and Greg Austin is on stage Tuesday and Wednesday. Did you know . . . Singer and songwriter Melissa Dru has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Royal Albert Hall in London! But don't thik she'll lull you to sleep . . . 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.
  • This Week's Game-On Fridays special in CV Steak is Braised Lamb Shank with Pearl Barley Risotto, braised and slow cooked with herbs, Cabernet and mustards - and served with  tableside-tossed salad, vegetable and your choice of potato - au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked potato . . . all for $26.00!
  • Yes, We are Hiring! Despite the looming (and hopefully wet) winter season, we are still hiring here at the CVI. Our open positions are updated regularly!
Lay It On Us! Use the comments section below and let us know your comments, suggestions or questions. You can also 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!


  1. Gonna love the shuttle to the airport!!!

  2. Great news!

    Will there also be shuttles between Carson City and the Reno Airport?

  3. Yes, you will be able to ride this shuttle between Carson City and Reno and there will be fares for that route both one-way and round trip. That information will be available short;y.