Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kids Pay it Forward, Christmas Dinner to Take Home, Santa Crawl, More

Kids Pay It Forward with Gingerbread Houses: ‘Twas mayhem in the Valley Ballroom this past Monday as over a zillion kids were scurrying around at our CVI/Bodines/Sharkey’s Employee Family Christmas Party. One of the many fun activities was decorating gingerbread houses which were delivered yesterday to the Brookdale Gardnerville Assisted Living Facility. Lots of interest when we brought them in – including one schnauzer who had a “street level view” from his owner’s lap!

We'll do the Cooking,
You Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Home
Have Christmas Day Dinner at Home – We’ll Do the Cookin’ 
We’d love you to come to the CVI on Christmas Day and enjoy one of the Christmas Day Specials in CV Steak or Katie's. But, if a family gathering at home is more to your liking, how about letting us do the cooking!? The Inn's Turkey Christmas Dinner to Go for up to ten people includes a fully-cooked 18 - 20 pound turkey plus all the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans amandine, cranberry sauce, a pumpkin pie, rolls and butter all for $89.00 plus tax. The Roast Prime Rib of Beef Dinner to Go serves 8 – 10 people and includes mashed potatoes, beef au jus, creamed horseradish, green beans amandine, a pumpkin pie, bread and butter for $109.00 plus tax. Christmas Dinners to Go can be ordered in person at the Katie's cashier counter or call 775-783-6664 and ask for the Katie's supervisor. Orders may be placed until noon on Thursday, December 22 or until sold out and dinners will be available for pickup on Sunday, December 25 between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Valley Ballroom doors just inside the hotel entrance. The turkey or prime rib will be hot and the rest is cooked and will simply need re-heating per the enclosed instructions.

Sorry, Jessica, We're Giving This All Away Monday
Ultimate Tailgate Package Giveaway Monday . . .  And you can still get in on it! Two or three more people will qualify this Monday for the drawing for the Ultimate Tailgate Package at halftime of the Panthers-Redskins game. Five winners at the CVI will receive prizes and the grand prize winners (one each at the CVI, Sharkey's Casino and Bodines Casino) each receive two tickets to any Oakland Raiders home game in 2017, a BBQ grill, a $50 Costco Gift Card, a Bud Light 5 x 5 Pop-Up Tent, a couple of cases of Bud Light, a case of Shock Top, assorted Bud & Bud Light promotional items and our gracious assistance in loading it all into your car after the game. You have to be present to win so we'll see you here on Monday night!

Elf and Santa after a Little Crawling at Sharkey's
Sharkey’s Part of Saturday Santa Crawl – and it’s for two good causes, Austin's House & Carson Valley Community Food Closet! Here’s how the Gardnerville Santa Crawl works: bring a $10.00 donation to the JT Basque Bar & Dining Room, Battle Born Wine, Overland Restaurant & Pub, Buckaroos, The French Bar or Nevada Ugly and you’ll receive a participation ticket (no, not the same as a participation trophy!)  You can then enjoy drink specials at any or all of the participating businesses (Sharkey’s has a Jägermeister concoction) from 6 to 10 PM Friday. All the donations collected (you can go in for more than $10 if you wish) will be split between Austin's House & the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Turn your ticket in at the end of the night to any of the bars to be entered for a drawing for raffle prizes! The Best Costume Contest will be at Buckaroos at 10 PM Saturday . . . but please be careful crawling back to Sharkey’s when you’re done. Dress Up! Spread Cheer! Merry Christmas!

A Versatile Gift Option: This time of year the most common questions we receive by phone, email or in person have to do with gift certificates. Yes, we do offer them and here's a quick guideline:
  • You can purchase or reload Carson Valley Inn Gift Cards:
    • In person: at the Hotel Front Desk at the Carson Valley Inn or at the Guest Services counter at Bodines Casino or Sharkey's Casino.
    • By phone: please call the Hotel Front Desk at 775-783-6670.
  • You can use Carson Valley Inn gift cards for:
Sports and Race Book:
  • On the Board: This week you can bet NFL Football, NCAA Bowl Games, NBA and College Basketball and NHL Hockey.  Also on the board: futures bets on who will win the NCAA Football Championship, Super Bowl (the list gets smaller each week), NBA Championship and NHL Stanley Cup.
  • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive is now at $4,213 – pick all 15 NFL props straight up on the $5 card and it’s yours!
  • Around the Sportsbook with Mike and Alan:
    • Last Week, 4-2: Alan picked the Buccaneers at -2½ over the Saints (squeaked in on this one) and the Giants at +3½ over the Cowboys (Giants won outright). Mike picked Navy at -6½ over Army (lost that one outright) and the Steelers at -2½ (yep, they covered) over the Bills. Greg went with the “overs” (46½) on the Chief-Raiders (nope, only hit 34) game and the Falcons at -6 over the Rams (easy win).
    • This Week:  Alan likes the Cardinals at -2 ½ over the Saints and the Patriots at -3 over the Broncos. Mike tabbed Texas San Antonio (+7) over New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl and (get ready for this one) the 49ers (+13 ½) over Atlanta. Greg’s picks are with two favorites, the Chiefs at -6 versus the Titans and the Texans at -6 versus the Jaguars  

Blues Monsters in the Cabaret Lounge
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  George Pickard performs tonight, The Blues Monsters entertain Thursday through Saturday, there’s NFL Football on the Big Screen in the Cabaret on Sunday and Monday nights and Jamie Rollins appears next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Blues Monsters is a popular red-hot rockin' blues band from the North Lake Tahoe and Reno area. The quartet performs a powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz, and Chicago-style blues. Whether paying respects to the masters of traditional blues, or rockin' out other tunes, The Blues Monsters get the whole house up and dancing!  An upbeat and experienced entertainer, Jamie Rollins performs a variety of music from country to rock, to classic oldies and R&B – plus a few his own songs.  Click here for the upcoming lineup of free entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge.

In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free Nevada Wreath Ornaments the first 150 ladies, World Market Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and earn entries for next Wednesday’s drawings for a free $500 Holiday Cash Prize.
  • Bingo Thursday: Come in and play Bingo on the even  hour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and win $50 - $100 instantly!  Simply be in the casino playing slots or table games using your INN Club card and watch for our staff bringing around Free Bingo Cards. 
  • Holiday Giveaway Drawings Friday: A total of $10,000 in cash and prizes in guaranteed between CVI and Bodines Casino every Friday through December 16 in our $70,000 Guaranteed Holiday Giveaways. Friday drawings are at 5, 7 and 8 p.m. with plenty of chances to get in on your share. Use your INN Club card while you play!
  • 5X Points Saturday: 5X Points means five times the benefits!
  • Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway Monday: See article above.
  • Penny Progressive Over $43,000 . . . someone will win this jackpot on one of the Triple Red Hot 7's slots at the CVI, Sharkey’s or Bodines.
  • Poker Room: Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week - Click here for all the poker room info.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Braised Buffalo Short Ribs 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.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

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

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