Planning a visit to Green Valley Ranch and Spa? Don’t miss these things!
Most visitors stay on the Strip, but if you talk to locals, their favorite casinos are the Station Casinos. Green Valley Ranch is the Station Casino located in Henderson, Nevada.
It’s a luxurious resort with stunning Mediterranean-inspired architecture, lush gardens, and impeccable attention to detail. It offers a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers looking for a unique escape from its award-winning spa to its casino and delicious dining options.
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Last Updated: May 5, 2023
Green Valley Ranch is a favorite amongst locals. It’s located in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas and roughly 20 minutes from the Strip. It’s adjacent to The District, an outdoor shopping and dining destination.
The resort has over 450 luxurious guest rooms and suites, various dining options, a full-service spa, a beautiful pool, a casino, and more.
Parking is free at the resort, with options to park in uncovered areas or on a parking deck.
GVR Address: 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052 (map)
We started our staycation with a 60-minute couples massage to get us in relaxation mode.
One of the unique features of the Spa at Green Valley Ranch is the hydrotherapy circuit. This circuit consists of heated hydrotherapy pools, hot tubs, and eucalyptus steam rooms designed to promote relaxation and detoxification. You can follow at your own pace, spending as much time as you want in each area.
In addition to the hydrotherapy circuit, the spa has a full-service salon that offers hair styling, nail care, and makeup services.
Local Tip: Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the facilities after your treatment, including saunas, hot tubs, and the gym. We unfortunately booked something right after our massage and wished we spent more time here.
We played Bingo once years ago at a brewery when we first lived in Las Vegas, and this was the first time playing since then. It was much more fun than I remember (probably because we won twice)!
Bingo games run throughout the day, and you can go old school with paper and dauber or new school with the electronic screens they provide. We tried both to see what the experience was like.
There is something fun about marking it on your own, but it can get stressful. Next time we go, we’re sticking with the screens. It does everything for you except for yelling Bingo when you win. That way, you can focus on hanging out over fretting over keeping up with the numbers.
Local Tip: For a fun group night out, check out Rock Shot Bingo. These monthly themed events are like a party. There’s a DJ, and everyone uses the screens so you can drink and dance. Plus, if someone at your table wins, everyone gets a shot!
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The pool at Green Valley Ranch is one of the resort’s most popular attractions. This sprawling, multi-level pool complex is perfect for soaking up the sun and cooling off. Surrounded by lush greenery, palm trees, and cabanas, the pool offers a tropical oasis right in the heart of the Nevada desert.
They have multiple pools, including a main pool with natural sand and an adults-only pool. The cabanas are available for rent and include private seating areas. They also serve delicious food and drinks, including sushi and a massive Dole Whip. See our Wes Anderson Style GVR Pool reel here.
Local Tip: The public can also use the pool, but it hits capacity on the weekends during the summer. If you want to spend time at the pool, make a reservation 2-3 weeks in advance.
Jacob loves watching movies. I go for the movie theater popcorn and Icees. The theater is the perfect place to relax, especially on hot days. It’s a Regal, so they typically show the latest movies and have plenty of movie times to choose from.
Local Tip: They have movie deals on Tuesdays (for Regal Crown Club members. It’s free to join) and a subscription plan for all-you-can-see movies each month if you’re interested. Just ask any of the employees at the box office for more details.
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Green Valley Ranch has several bars to enjoy a cocktail or two. We hung out at Drop Bar after dinner for some yummy drinks. Here is a list of bars:
Green Valley Ranch hosts concerts and live music at a few different concert venues. In addition, they host artists at Hank’s and DJs at Drop Bar.
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