Located in the beautiful Carson Valley, these twin towns on Hwy. 395 and Hwy. 88 still have an old time Western feel to them. Most of the area surrounding Minden and Gardnerville is agricultural, yet both towns are only 8 miles from Nevada's capital, Carson City. Access to Lake Tahoe is from Hwy 207 or Kingsbury Grade, a less traveled route than Hwy. 50 or the Mount Rose Hwy.