Green Valley Ranch, Henderson
Vegas resort styled as an Argentinean ranch
This self-contained resort occupies eight acres in the suburban city of Henderson, seven miles from the bustling Strip
The resort encompasses a 55,000-square-foot casino, an outdoor pool with private cabanas, an extensive spa, a 10-screen movie theater, an amphitheater, and eight restaurants.
The 490 guestrooms offer mountain, valley, or pool views, down comforters, soaking tubs, complimentary bottled water.
Green Valley's Location: Henderson, Nevada
Located less than 15 minutes from The Strip, in Henderson, this fine resort is close to a myriad of shopping, dining, and show options. And when you feel like reveling in the classic Vegas experience, you're close enough
Set on eight acres of gardens with its own cabernet vineyard, the Green Valley Ranch Resort is designed to resemble an Argentinean estate. Overlooking the Las Vegas Valley, the large outdoor pool is bordered by private cabanas and infinity-edge dipping pools.
The hotel's 55,000-square-foot casino features 2,000 slot and video poker machines, 53 gaming tables, and a 170-seat sports book. Guests enjoy a swimming pool with shaded cabanas, 10-screen movie theater, video arcade, and performances in a 3,000-seat amphitheater. The hotel has 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom large enough to accommodate 1200 people.
Upscale shopping and dining is available at the resorts shopping area, which features well-known stores and restaurants such as Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie, and P.F. Changs.
An on-site health club offers cardiovascular equipment, exercise bikes, stair-climbers, and weight-training machines. The adjacent full-service spa specializes in European-style massage, body wraps, and facials.
What to expect: The Green Valley Ranch Resort is only seven miles from the Las Vegas Strip, but many guests never make it there, preferring instead to hide out in the self-contained hotel. The hotel features Argentinean-style architecture with hand-painted ceiling beams, decorative tapestries, iron chandeliers, genuine Peruvian antiques, and upholstered furnishings. Guests are a mix of business travelers and couples.
Amenity highlights: The hotel has a large casino with 2,000 slot and video poker machines, 53 gaming tables, and a 170-seat sports book. Guests enjoy a shopping area, swimming pool with shaded cabanas, 10-screen cinema, video arcade, and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. The on-site health spa offers body treatments, massage, and facials. Around a large outdoor pool, guests relax in private cabanas.
Insider tip: Guests are invited to witness a nightly spectacle when hotel employees gather at dusk to light the hundreds of candles that illuminate the lobby area and The Whiskey. This evening tradition transforms the hotel into a romantic retreat.
Dining at Green Valley Ranch
Fadó Irish Pub - Authentic pub atmosphere and furnishings, Irish music. Draft beers, fish and chips, potato pancakes, appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner.
Il Fornaio - Traditional Italian pasta and risotto dishes, salads, wine. Semi-formal contemporary setting. Open for lunch and dinner.
BullShrimp - Steak and seafood restaurant located off the casino floor. Windows overlook the hotel gardens. Shrimp bar with high-backed leather barstools and multiple televisions. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Original Pancake House - Made-from-scratch apple pancakes and other breakfast specialties. Sandwiches and other light meals for lunch and dinner. Open from early in the morning to late at night for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Feast Around the World - All-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Live-action cooking stations where guests can watch meals being prepared. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
China Spice - Asian restaurant features traditional Chinese entrées, noodles, and rice dishes. Subdued lighting and wooden tables. Open for dinner only.
Sushi + Sake - Japanese cuisine in contemporary setting. Large saltwater fish tank, seating at private tables or at the marble sushi bar. Open for dinner only.
The Whiskey - Chic nightspot with white molded bar, frequent live music, cream-colored sofas, fireplace, and paneled walls. Located just off the main lobby.
Drop Bar - Stylish bar with eclectic music mixes. Popular evening meeting place, located in the center of the casino.
Trophys - American restaurant serving salads, seafood, and diner-style entrées. Sports memorabilia, televisions, and a varied menu with salads, seafood, and more. Open for lunch and dinner.
Food Court - Restaurants include Fatburger, Panda Express, Dreyers ice cream parlor, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Villa Pizza.
Complimentary coffee and tea is served in the lobby each morning.
Entertainment at Green Valley
Green Valley Ranch offers a multitude of entertainment options. Rande Gerber's The Whiskey offers New York nightlife meets Hollywood chic. The club includes the 8-acre Whiskey Beach -- a virtual playground with a sand beach, vineyards and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts and events. Private "dens" offer beds for lounging, mister systems, TVs and phones.
Inside the casino, the Drop Bar, also managed by the owners of The Whiskey, is a modernistic, circular bar located at the center of the casino action and hosted by the go-go attired Drop Bar Girls.
Recreation and Entertainment
Green Valley Ranch Resort has eight acres of manicured lawns, trees, patios, and gardens, as well as a large outdoor pool overlooking the Las Vegas Valley. Guests relax in private cabanas and infinity-edge dipping pools. The hotel also offers a fitness center.
The DragonRidge Country Club is four miles away. Guests receive preferred tee-times and complimentary transportation to and from the 18-hole golf course. Other nearby courses include: The Rio Secco, Legacy Golf Course, and The Revere at Anthem.
Golf driving range nearby
Swimming on site
Rooms at Green Valley Ranch
The hotel has 490 guestrooms with Mediterranean-style decor and views of the Black Mountains, the Las Vegas Valley, or the hotel pool area. Premium bedding includes Frette linens, four king pillows, and down comforters. Bathrooms have soaking tubs, terry robes, and designer toiletries. All rooms have Internet access via MSN-TV (fee charged), minibars, and complimentary bottled water. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping, and complimentary morning newspaper delivery.