Did You Say Basque?

Many visitors come back again and again simply for the Basque cuisine! Yes, we have beautiful mountains, lakes, and streams. We have world class golfing, skiing, hiking, and sight seeing. Did you also know we are home to some amazing basque food!

Before we share with you where to find this tasty food, let’s talk about where it comes from. The Basque Culture comes from a northern region of Spain. They are predominately sheep herders. Back in the mid 1800’s during the gold rush, Basque immigrants made their way into Nevada.

They brought their culture with them and luckily it stuck. You won’t find basque cuisine hardly anywhere in the United States other than this region. In fact, the culture is such a big part of Northern Nevada, UNR has a massive program specifically for Basque culture.

Let’s talk about the food! Mmm… Served family style, you get your choice of entree. Usually it’s a choice of steak, lamb, fish, sweetbreads, or chicken. All entrees come with table wine, soup, salad, stew, beans, french fries, coffee, and ice cream!

You can still see them herding sheep in rural parts of northern Nevada and you can enjoy their food all along the I-80 corridor(in NV) and here in Minden and Gardnerville.

I know what you’ll be eating tonight!

Ski Season is Here

Mount Rose is open for the season! Crazy, huh? It’s pretty early for ski resorts to be opening their doors. Pretty soon all the slopes in the Sierra Nevada’s will be ready for you to lay some fresh tracks. Here in Genoa, you are within minutes of some world class skiing! So, get your skis and snowboards ready!

Here are all the resorts within a couple hour drive of us:

  • Heavenly

  • Sierra at Tahoe

  • Kirkwood

  • Mount Rose

  • Squaw

  • North Star

  • Alpine

  • Diamond Peak

  • Sugar Bowl

  • Donner

  • Homewood

Heavenly is by far the closest resort with a short 20 minute drive up to South Lake Tahoe and a local favorite!


There is no shortage of hiking here!

Whether you stay in the valley or head up to the many trails in Tahoe you will not be bored. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Genoa Canyon

  • North River Fork Ranch

  • Eagle Ridge

  • Marlette Lake from Spooner Lake

  • Tahoe Rim Trail

  • Mt Tallac

Tell us what kind of trail you’re looking for and we’ll point you in the right direction.