Carson Valley Scenic Estate
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Gardnerville, NV
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
We're in Carson Valley, NV elev. 4850 (Gardnerville) with stunning views in one direction of Job's Peak (Sierra) 2.5 miles away and 6,000 ft. above us. Ranches / farms to the north of us with closest residence 3/8 mile away. To the east we look across the Valley to the Pine Nut Mountains. Our property is 2.5 acres and fully landscaped with 80 trees and five lawn sections. The Minden and Gardnerville business area is 12 minutes away. Carson City is 25 minutes north. South Lake Tahoe to stateline (Harrah's and Harvey's, etc) is 25 minutes. Markleeville (CA alps) is 20 minutes to south. Reno is approx. 50 minutes to the north of us. Heavenly Ski Nevada side is 15 minutes. Kirkwood Ski area is 30 miles and 40 minutes away. The historic first community in Nevada named Genoa (founded 1851) is 10 minutes north. Suggested Local Attractions:Tahoe (everything you can think of to do there), Genoa (Mormon Station State Park, Genoa Bar in continuous operation since 1853), Virginia City (historic silver/gold mining town), Markleeville (Grover Hot Springs), Carson Valley (Tahoe Minden airport- world renowned sailplane rides, skydive center), hundreds of miles of OHV roads in the Pine Nut Mountains, historic Dangberg Ranch, world class fly fishing on the forks of the Carson River, hiking 5 minutes away in Fay-Luther Canyon trails, 5 more trail systems in the Valley. Gambling in the local casinos and at Tahoe. Live outdoor music performances at TJ's Corral at Carson Valley Inn spring through fall. Highway 88-Hope Valley recreation area. Photography outings and excursions to view wild horse herds in the Pine Nut mountains. If you're an outdoor person (winter and summer), this is the area! World class skiing all around Tahoe! There's too much to recount all the possibilities right here!
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Please no smoking anywhere on the property. Unfortunately, we're unable to provide garbage service We like friendly dogs, but have no pets of our own.
Access Road Conditions: SORRY, BUT WE CAN'T ACCOMODATE ANY CLASS A RV'S. Everything paved all the way to and on our property. We're on a short, dead end street off of a fairly major 2 lane road. I should mention that for pull through parking it will be in the loop to the front side of the home. I have fresh water and 120 VAC, 15 A available there. To the rear of the home behind our attached garage and next to my detached garage is a huge level concrete area. IT IS NOT A PULL THROUGH SPOT. In that area I have 120 VAC, 30A (TT-30R) and also 120VAC, 15A. There's also a tap that supplies our fantastic well water nearby. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: No problem in that we have 12,000 sq ft of asphalt driveway area within our 2.5 acre property. So there's no need to even consider using the street.
Hosted By scmecheng
Ken is a retired VP of Eng (Mech. Eng), Jerilyn is a retired CalTrans Civil Eng. Details: Jerilyn has been very active in her retirement since the end of 2015. She is keeping busy with music (hand bell choir), club newsletter editor, cooking, sewing, quilting, walking, bicycling, snow skiing and more. Jerilyn retired from the Caltrans highway dept. after 32+ years as a registered civil engineering manager dealing with traffic issues in the 6 western counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ken is finally, actually, formally retired. He retired Feb 2015, where he spent the previous 25 years of his career as the V.P. of Engineering in a Semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. He then was on retainer/ consulted for a number of years with his former company in the SF Bay Area. His interests are bicycling, photography, anything automotive, snow skiing, traveling and too much more to list, and wonders how he ever had time to work a full schedule plus some. He keeps busy most days with projects around the 2.5 acres, working on hobbies and helping neighbors with various projects. Home Town: Gardnerville, NV. Our home is situated in the beautiful Carson Valley which is nestled up to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Range. Jobs Peak is the dominant view from our property and towers 6000 feet above us. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Anywhere in the west. Specifically northern CA., along Hwy. 395 beside the eastern side of the Sierra. Love the Alabama Hills area above Lone Pine in the spring/ early summer. Boondocked for close to 2 weeks again in southern Utah in April 2021. Been there, and northern AZ and NM and Colorado multiple times. In July 2021 explored the northern route of the US to Minnesota and back. Skills or Expertise to Share: Ken is handy with many activities including auto / truck mechanics, plumbing, electrical, machining, computers, repairing most anything, etc. Jerilyn is multi talented with music, sewing, quilting, cooking, and technical enough to put up with Ken's engineering oriented explanations now and again.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 month ago
We've never had a bad stay through Boondockers Welcome, but K & J's Scenic Estate is boondocker's dream. Great location that's convenient to Tahoe, a pristine parking area on a beautiful property, and the friendliest and most accommodating hosts. You really couldn't ask for more. We're already dreaming about a return visit : )
2 months ago
Loved this stay. Enjoyed talking with Ken and Jerilyn. We will difinetly be back for another visit.
3 months ago
thank you to Ken and Jerilyn fir making me feel so welcome in their beautiful property nestled up near the Sierra Nevadas. they told me where i could hike bearby, and shared tips for the road ahead! i hope to come back someday!
4 months ago
Beautiful property, spectacular views, expansive level concrete pad. Ken and Jerilyn were the most gracious hosts. Ken and I went through his unique RV and he and I talked at length about engineering and technical issues while Jerilyn waited patiently for Ken to come inside for dinner. Great stay. I was honored to be invited to extend or return. As Arnold would say: "I'll be back".
4 months ago
We had such a lovely stay at Carson Valley Estate in Gardnerville, NV. The scenery was amazing from every side, and we were close to many lovely parks, museums and Lake Tahoe. Ken and Jerilyn couldn't have been more accomodating, providing us with information and pamphlets to help make our stay as pleasant as possible. They felt like old friends! we highly revommend you visit this beautiful place and these lovely hosts.