Panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and close proximity to Lake Tahoe make 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa in Genoa, Nev., a beautiful year-round destination for visitors seeking relaxation or recreation. Five natural hot mineral springs, a pool, dry saunas, steam rooms and a newly remodeled spa set to open in November soothingly handle the pampering, and a fitness center, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, ski runs and nearby golf courses are more than enough to satisfy the most energetic of guests.
Some of the top-notch golf courses include Squaw Creek, Old Greenwood, Coyote Moon, Genoa Lakes, Sunridge and Edgewood Tahoe, which annually plays host to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. The latter layout is one of the most stunning on the West Coast, with iconic Lake Tahoe, towering pine trees and rugged mountain backdrops in sight almost every step of the way. All facilities, however, make beautiful use of their surroundings and are a treat to play.
The resort’s one- and two-bedroom suites have full kitchens, gas fireplaces, living areas with sofa beds and balconies to enjoy the sights and wildlife. When not in your room or playing outside, guests can savor dining at its finest at 1862, the resort’s restaurant that received the coveted 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. With more than 1,500 bottles to choose from, 1862’s wine cellar offers a nice variety in quality and price for all palates. Every selection is an excellent complement to the menu items from the executive chef, whose delectable High Sierra cuisine is always a treat for diners.
The resort’s signature hot springs have been known for their healing powers for almost 150 years, making a guest’s stay a perfect way to refresh, relax and reconnect. The site’s location, at the foothills of the Sierras with 360-degree views, is also less than a half hour from South Lake Tahoe and its eclectic nightlife, gambling and shopping opportunities. And getting there is half the fun for motorists because of the Carson Valley’s reputation as being the gem of northern Nevada with its miles of open space, expansive ranches, historical sites, continuous recreational options and stunning views.
– BY AL PETERSEN