Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nevada Coach at CVI, Incredible Soaring Video, Mother's Day Dining, Hockey and TJ's, More

Wolf Pack Football Coach Here Tuesday,
Come Meet Him!
The Nevada football team finished strong last year winning two of their last three games. So, what will the 2018 season bring? Who are the strong recruits or returning players expected to make a difference? What about the new coaches and what they bring to the table? What’s the outlook for senior quarterback Ty Gangi and the two hot sophomore receivers in the Spring Game, Elijah Cooks and McLane Mannix? What did coach Norvell glean from the 2017 season that he hopes will pay dividends for this year?  Get the answers to these questions and any other questions you’d like to ask when The Wolf Pack Caravan with Coach Norvell comes to the Carson Valley Inn on Tuesday evening, May 15.   Admission is free and light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 PM with the program scheduled from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please give Holly a heads up at 775-682-6961. If you decide to drop in on the “day of,” feel free to do so!

A Hockey Rink Would Fit Inside TJ’s Corral,
So What?
Hockey fans already know this story and sports fans who don’t usually follow hockey are starting to take note: the Vegas Golden Knights, an NHL first-year expansion team that didn’t exist last season, won the NHL Pacific Division, has handily made it past the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs and they’re going on to the Western Conference Championship Round. With more Nevada eyes now on hockey, we’ll take this opportunity to give you an idea of how close to the action you are at a concert in TJ’s Corral.

A hockey rink will just fit inside the audience area of TJ’s Corral. If you’re sitting on the scorekeepers bench at center ice, the distance you see straight across to the other side of the rink is about the distance from the front of the stage to the back of the audience area on the raised grass. The “nosebleed seats” in TJ’s Corral (we really don’t have such a thing, but we are talking about hockey so it seemed appropriate) would be from the scorekeepers bench (front of the stage in TJ’s) to the far corners (Boards) of the hockey rink (standing in the grass area as far from the stage as possible). If you’ve ever sat or stood center ice against the glass at a hockey rink, you know that’s pretty darn close.

Now that we’ve established there really isn’t a bad seat in the house, here’s a reminder of what’s coming up: The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley & Bucky Heard kick off the concert season on  Friday, May 25 with their romantic sounds that defined the sixties and seventies and have continued to stand the test of time. Country is the theme for the following three concerts with Travis Tritt on Friday, June 1; Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. on Saturday, June 16; and Clint Black on Friday, June 29. We then switch to rock with Ted Nugent on Wednesday, July 4; back to country when Trace Adkins visits on Saturday, July 14; and wrap it up with more classic rock with Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Sunday, August 12.

Your best and fastest bet for purchasing tickets for any TJ’s Corral concert is through our website which allows you to see the seating layout map and pick your seat(s) for one or more concerts in one transaction. You can also purchase tickets in person at our Hotel Desk. Back to the Vegas Golden Knights and another tie to TJ’s Corral: the team has already sold out its season tickets for the 2018/2019 season. The analogy? A couple of our concerts just have a few tickets left so please consider this a friendly nudge!

Mother’s Day is Sunday
We Still Have Room for You!
So many times we get down to a few days before a holiday and we are pretty much “sold out” of available reservations for dinner. However, with the addition of so much more capacity due to our Champagne Brunch, we still have room for you for Mother’s Day this Sunday. Please join us at our Champagne Brunch in the Valley Ballroom from 10 AM to 2 PM (call 775-783-7768 for Brunch reservations) or Mother’s Day Specials plus the regular dinner menu in CV Steak (call 775-783-6650 for CV Steak reservations.) In Katie’s we’re serving the regular menu plus a Seafood Omelet from 7 to 11 AM and Grilled Salmon Oscar from 11 AM until 9 PM.

  Soaring Above the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe
Soaring or gliding . . . call it what you may, but definitely put it on your bucket list and be sure to make it happen here in Carson Valley. Soaring NV at Minden-Tahoe Airport (5 minutes from CVI) offers a variety of soaring experiences with spectacular views of the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe. Many Carson Valley Inn hotel guests have come back marveling about the visual sensation. The 360° video above gives you an idea   . . .  but sitting in the front seat and being able to see over a hundred miles in any direction in almost complete silence is something you just have to experience!

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
Actually, we’re up to snuff on the butcher, baker and candlestick maker openings here at the CVI. However, we are looking for cooks, a banquet steward, coffee bar attendant, front desk clerk, marketing coordinator and a few other positions. See all the openings at this link and consider applying for one of these positions. We can honestly tell you there’s never a dull day at the Carson Valley Inn! Oh, and as long as we're being honest, we do not, nor never did we, employ a candlestick maker . . . even back when candles were allowed on the tables in CV Steak and at banquets!

Stay Up All Night, Eat What You Want!
Are we really suggesting that you abandon all restraint? Only marginally, read on.
  • Today is Third Shift Worker’s Day and we salute the CVI employees who stay up all night keeping the Carson Valley Inn open for those of you who wander in during the wee hours of the night. Thanks also to the law enforcement, fire department, paramedics, doctors, and others who work graveyard shift and are there for us when we need them!  
  • Ironically, Thursday is Stay Up All Night Day. We suppose this is no cause for celebration for those who work the third shift and we applaud whoever came up with this day for their highly complex recommendation as to how to best celebrate the occasion . . . And this straight from the page at the link above: “The best way to celebrate this night is to stay up all night.” Whew - we never would’ve figured that out on our own!
  • Friday is Eat What You Want Day and our only guess is that this “special day” was instituted for those who simply want to continue the overindulgence of last Sunday’s No Diet Day. 
  • Sunday is Top Gun Day which we only mentioned because it reminds us how absolutely incredible it was to have Kenny Loggins perform Danger Zone in TJ’s Corral last summer! 
  • Tuesday is Chocolate Chip Day. This one’s a no-brainer: go directly to Job’s Perk or the Katie’s Bakery Counter, buy one or more chocolate chip cookies, consume immediately or at your pleasure!
In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with a Chocolate Shoppe Treat for the first 150 ladies and Chocolate Shoppe Baskets as hot seat prizes.  Also tonight: games, a weekly drink special, free bingo and your chance to earn entries for the May 30 drawing for a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card.
  • Free Wearable Thursday: A Free CVI Camo Hat is yours this Thursday for earning just 50 base points the same day. You get the hat plus keep those 50 points, so be sure to use your Inn Club card!
  • Cash & FreePlay Drawings Friday: Join us at 5, 7 and 9 PM this Friday for drawings for cash and freeplay. You automatically receive one free entry into these drawings for every five base points you earn during May . . . so stop by ‘cause you can’t win if you aren’t here!
  • 5X Points Saturday: Inn Club members earn 5X Points this Saturday which translates to five times the build-up of comp value!
  • Cash & Freeplay Bash Saturdays: Every Saturday in May from 7 to 8 PM our Cash & Freeplay drawings guarantee ten $100 winners . . . be sure to use your INN Club card while playing in the casino!
  • Free Gift Mondays: We have a free gift for INN Club members earning just 100 base points the same day . . . You get the gift plus keep the points!
  • At the Sports and Race Book: This week you can bet Major League Baseball, NHL Conference Championships, NBA Playoffs, Horse Racing and the NASCAR KC Masterpiece 400.  Futures on the board include the FIFA World Cup Russia™ (June 14 – July 15), NHL Stanley Cup, NBA Championship, World Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, NFL Conference Championships and the 2019 Super Bowl!
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM! The Friday and Saturday night special in Katie’s is Roasted Prime Rib & Fried Shrimp for $14.99 served from 4 PM.
  • Thursday’s special in CV Steak is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop for $26. This Friday it's Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin with Bourbon Jus and Spiced Grapes for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’sCV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot CafĂ© at Sharkey's Casino, Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino and Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Chris Twomey tonight, Jo Mama Thursday through Saturday, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red Sunday and Monday and Roem Baur Tuesday thru Thursday. Chris Twomey’s roots are deep into a genre of folk-rock . . . from 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next.  Jo Mama conveys the same high energy whether they are playing funk, Latin, blues, swing, rock, country or calypso.  The group features Paul Covarelli on guitar and vocals, drummer Bill Heise lays down the back beat, Rocky Taterelli horns in on smokin' sax and Nancy Barker rounds it out on keyboards and vocals.  Carolyn Dolan can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  Roem Baur is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer who ultimately answered the call of rock n' roll.  

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

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

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