"Crystal Bay" Crystal Bay by Yaqui

Crystal Bay Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 23 photos

This area owes its simply beginnings to the logging industry that boomed along with the mining due to the Comstock Lode in Virginia City around the 1800?s. The Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company were operated in this area. Incline Village gotten its name from the incline railway, this is where the wood was taken up 1,400 feet and then dropped by a gravity flume down the eastern side of the mountains.

Cal Neva

Crystal Bay gained its famed from the lively Casinos and the individuals who either owned, managed, or visited this area such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Kennedy and Sam Giancana (the mobster whose presence brought Sinatra's casino adventures to an end) played here in the '60s. You can actually swim from one state to the other in the Cal-Neva Resort's swimming pool.

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  • Pros:A Beautiful Bay!
  • Cons:Traffic!
  • In a nutshell:Stop, explore, hit the slots, and take a pic!
  • Last visit to Crystal Bay: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Love the majestic Chief Joseph statue!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Nov 22, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      Thank you for visiting! The Cal Neva Hotel/Casino was just rebought and being totally renovated that the statue sits in front of.

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    My favorite hotel in the Tahoe area. View of lake and quiet. Trust their casino opens again.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Wow, Dee, that is some Casino and resort! The beautiful statue is worth the visit, I think.


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