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Accommodations - Alpine County

These local establishments have expressed an interest in hosting cyclists participating in the ride. Please call numbers listed for special rates indicated here.

Sorensen's and Hope Valley Resort

14255 Highway 88 Hope Valley, CA 96120
www.sorensensresort.com info@sorensensresort.com (800)423-9949 (530)694-2203
Five nights for the price of four for Wild Sierra ridersFive nights for the price of four at this quaint Inn located on the eastern edge of Hope Valley in an Alpine setting. Excellent restaurant attached. An opportunity to arrive a few days early to train, or stay longer to recover.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood, CA 95646
www.kirkwood.com (209)258-7293
Offering special rates for Wild Sierra riders. Weekday $111, Weekend $159. Please call the Lodge Front Desk at 209-258-7293 and mention the promotional code KG4AL16.

Woodfords Inn

Hwy 89 at Hwy 88 in Woodfords (4 miles from start)
woodfordsinn.com (530)694-2111
1 queen/$77, 2 beds/$88

Starlight Lodge and Kyle's Cabin

Markleeville, CA 96120
kylescabin.com kylescabin@gmail.com (530)694-9691
Stunning setting in Woodfords near start of ride. Starlight Lodge has range of possible accommodations from single bed with shared bath to queen with private bath. Rooms range from $110 to $200 per night with a two night minimum. Kyle's Cabin sleeps six at $375 per night on weekends.

Merrill's Carson River Guest House

www.vrbo.com/179850 (530)694-2221
Lovely guest house on 1.5 acres located at base of Woodfords Canyon, 8 miles from Markleeville. 2 night minimum at $190 per night plus tax, sleeps 5 max.

Guest House near Turtle Rock Park

www.vrbo.com/593923 Lovely guest house on 6 acres located near Turtle Rock Park. 2 night minimum at $150 per night plus tax, sleeps 2 or 4 max.

Creekside Lodge

14820 CA 89, Markleeville, CA
530-694-2511
In the heart of Markleeville!

Accommodations - Minden/Gardnerville Area (~20 miles/30 minutes from start)

These local establishments have expressed an interest in hosting cyclists participating in the ride. Please call numbers listed for special rates indicated here.

Carson Valley Inn (CVI) Motor Lodge

1627 Hwy 395 N., Minden, NV
carsonvalleyinn.com 800-321-6983
Carson Valley Inn has reserved a block of rooms for Wild Sierra riders. The motor lodge has been rejuvenated with new flat-screen tvs, new carpeting and tile in bathrooms. Special rate of $87 + tax. Reservation code: 100643. Katy's Restaurant is right next door and open 24 hours, perfect for your early morning breakfast before the ride.

Historian Inn

1427 U.S. 395, Gardnerville, NV
www.historian-inn.com 877-783-9910
Special rate for Alta Alpina Challenge riders use code 100643 when registering. Light continental breakfast provided, J.T. Basque restaurant across the street.

Sierra Motel

1501 U.S. 395, Gardnerville, NV
www.sierramotel.net 775-782-5145
Small motel in the heart of Gardnerville. One queen, $56, two queens, $61. Small diner, Woodettes, across the street.

Quality Inn

1795 Ironwood Drive, Minden, NV
www.qualityinn.com 775-782-7766
Call hotel directly for special rate and mention "Alta Alpina Challenge". Two night minimum applies: Queen $70 Double Queen $90 King $80 Continental breakfast included and available as early as 3 a.m.

Holiday Inn Express

1659 Nevada 88, Minden, NV
www.hiexpress.com 775-782-7766
Special rate of $139.99+tax per night. Includes breakfast. Just mention Alta Alpina Challenge bicycle ride when calling the hotel directly.

David Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa

2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, NV
davidwalleys-resort.com 775-782-8155
Units range from studios to two bedrooms. All have kitchens and fireplaces. Rates vary. $30 access fee for use of six hot spring pools, fitness room. Full spa available, restaurant.

Ridge Tahoe Resorts

400 Ridge Club Drive, Stateline, NV
www.ridegetahoeresort.com 775-588-3553
If you want to sleep at altitude, this is the place for you. All inclusive resort located above Daggetts Pass on Kingsbury Grade. Offers fitness center, full service spa, sports complex, indoor/outdoor swimming pools and jacuzzis, restaurant, bar, market and complementary shuttle bus to Lake Tahoe and casinos. Check out their "lowest available rate - run of the house" from $94.50 per night

Other Lodging

There are other resorts, hotels, motels, and inns in nearby Markleeville, Woodfords, Kirkwood, Minden, and Gardnerville with additional accommodations around South Lake Tahoe. For more information visit:
www.alpinecounty.com/directory06.php
www.visitcarsonvalley.org/
tahoechamber.org/lodging_reservations.aspx

Camping Options

Only some campgrounds take reservations (see details below). Campgrounds close to the start may be full by Friday evening. For campgrounds without reservations, consider arriving before June 27 to be sure to get a spot. Why not come for the whole week before the ride and get acclimated to the altitude?
Caltrans, CHP, and the Sheriff's Department will not allow anyone to spend the night parked on the shoulder of nearby highways and roads. If you just want a place to park and sleep in your car, see the Airport Rd. Overnight Area below.

Turtle Rock Park

Camping is available at Turtle Park but only in designated campsites (no camping in the parking lots). There are just 28 combination RV / tent sites (RV's up to 35' $15/night) and 12 tent-only sites in designated tent area ($10/night). Sites are available on a first-come basis--no reservations.

Airport Rd. Overnight Area

The second closest camping area to the start is an undeveloped campground bordering the county landing strip just off Airport Rd. There are no facilities so this is only suitable for those who are self contained or just need a place to sleep instead of the TRP parking lots (which will be closed to overnight stays). Park under the trees and do not pass the signs that indicate you are entering airport land.

Indian Creek Reservoir

Best option if you're camping and want a post-ride shower. This campground is a little further along Airport road close to the start. There are 19 combination RV / tent sites (RV's up to 34') and 15 tent-only sites with parking nearby. The restrooms have flush toilets and hot shower (fee). There is a daily fee. Sites are available on a first-come basis--no reservations.

Crystal Springs

Located on CA88 just west of Woodfords. There are 20 combination RV/tent sites (RV's up to 22'). There is a daily fee. Sites are available on a first-come basis--no reservations.

Grover Hot Springs State Park

Located at the end of Hot Springs Road four miles west of Markleeville. There are 76 sites all near piped drinking water and restrooms. There is a daily Fee. Campsites may be reserved by call (800) 444-7275. Hot Springs, changing rooms and showers available. Hours vary - please call (530) 694-2249 for current operating hours.

Markleeville Creek

Located off CA89 one mile south of Markleeville. There are 10 tent sites with water and vault toilets. There is a daily fee. Sites are available on a first-come basis--no reservations.

Kit Carson

Located on CA88 six miles west of Woodfords. There are 12 combination RV / tent sites (RV's up to 22'). The restrooms have flush toilets and hot shower (fee). There is a daily fee. Sites are available for reservation at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.

Silver Creek on Ebbetts

Located on CA4 east of Ebbett's Pass. There are 31 combination RV/tent sites with water and vault toilets. There is a daily fee. Sites are available for reservation at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.

Hope Valley Resort Campground

Located on CA88 in Hope Valley along the West Fork Carson River. There are combination RV / tent sites some with RV hookups and one housekeeping trailer available. There is a daily fee. Hope Valley Cafe & Market on-site and open all year (530) 694-2323. Reservations at (800)423-9949 and www.hopevalleyresort.com.

Hope Valley

Located on Blue Lakes Road 3 miles south of Hwy 88. There are 19 combination RV / tent sites (RV's up to 22'). The restrooms have flush toilets and hot shower (fee). There is a daily fee. Sites are available for reservation at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.

Hope Valley Group Campground

Located on Blue Lakes Road 3 miles south of Hwy 88. There are 3 combination RV / tent sites (RV's up to 22') for up to 16 people and 4 vehicles with water, vault toilets, tables and firepits. There is a daily fee.

Lower Blue Lakes

Located on Blue Lakes Road 12 miles south of Hwy 88. There are 16 combination RV / tent sites with water and vault toilets. There is a daily fee. Sites are available on a first-come basis-- no reservations. Information at 916-923-7142. Daily Fee.

Eating Options

These establishments have expressed an interest in feeding cyclists participating in the ride:

Sorensen's and Hope Valley Resort

14255 Hwy 88, Hope Valley, CA 96120
www.sorensensresort.com/cafe.html info@sorensensresort.com (800)423-9949 (530)694-2203
Dinner served 5:30pm - 8:30pm -- Reservations recommended.

Cutthroat Saloon and Restaurant

Hwy 89, Markleeville, CA 96120
530-694-2150
Dinner served until 8:00pm

Stonefly Woodfired Pizza and Restaurant

14821 Hwy 89, Markleeville, CA 96120
www.stoneflyrestaurant.com (530)694-999903
Dinner served 5:00pm - 9:00pm -- Reservations recommended.