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This is where the Southwest meets the Northwest. A high desert landscape set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where you will find more special events, outdoor recreation, world-class spas, breathtaking vistas and sunny days than any other destination in North America.

The average high temperature at the time of the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo is 70 degrees fahrenheit / 21.1 degrees celsius. The average low temperature is 39 degrees fahrenheit, /3.9 degrees celsius. So, bring a jacket for the evenings but also some sun-screen to protect yourself at such a high altitude.

Flying to Reno

More than 50 airports nationwide offer either nonstop or one-stop air service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. With one-stop access through 10 major hubs, visitors to Reno Tahoe can connect to hundreds of domestic and international destinations, making travel to the region easily accessible. Recognized as one of the Top 5 Most Efficient Airports in North America by the Air Transportation Research Society, Reno-Tahoe International Airport will start your visit out right!

The airport is a short 13 minute (3.5 mile) drive from the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. NOTE: The Peppermill is a 4 hour drive from San Francisco International Airport, 2.5 hours from Sacramento Metropolitan Airport. Las Vegas is a 7 hour drive.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers nine airlines providing more than 130 daily flights serving the following Non-Stop Destinations:

  • Atlanta - Seasonal
  • Austin
  • Boise
  • Chicago/Midway (MDW) - Seasonal
  • Chicago/O'Hare (ORD)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Dallas Love Field - Seasonal
  • Denver
  • Guadalajara Mexico
  • Houston/Intercontinental (IAH) - Seasonal
  • Las Vegas
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul - Seasonal
  • New York (JFK)
  • Oakland
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle

Transport from The Airport

Hotel Transportation

The Peppermill features an easy and convenient airport shuttle which departs from the airport every half-hour beginning at 4:15 am, and continuing to 11:45 pm. This shuttle picks-up at the North exit of the Baggage Claim area.

The shuttle to the airport departs from the valet area outside the Hotel Lobby, and runs every half-hour beginning at 4 am. The last shuttle departs from the Peppermill going to the airport at 11:30 pm.

Rental Cars

Reno-Tahoe International Airport provides convenient access to nine different rental car agencies with rental car pick up available right outside the terminal building. All nine rental car counters are located in Baggage Claim, with the exception of Payless Car Rental.  After completing the rental agreement inside, vehicles may be collected from the Parking Structure located just outside Baggage Claim. More Information.........

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is 2.5 Miles, just 11 minutes from the airport.


Taxis, Limousines and Rideshare

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is conveniently located in downtown Reno. The airport is within a 10-minute ride of all the major hotels in the area. The airport is proud to offer a variety of convenient travel options including taxis, limousines and rideshare.

Uber and Lyft, Transportation Network Companies, may drop-off and pick-up passengers at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Passengers may be dropped-off anywhere along the front curb of the terminal building. Pick-up is allowed in the ground transportation area located north of Baggage Claim. Follow signs outside of the D Doors, at the far north end of Baggage Claim, and look for the rideshare shelter where customers may safety wait for pick-up by Uber or Lyft drivers.

Taxi and limousine services are provided by various companies and are available to customers onsite. The passenger waiting area for taxis and limousines is located outside of the D Doors located north of Baggage Claim. More information........


Paid Shuttle Service is provided by three companies. The Airport Mini Bus counter can be found inside the A and B Doors located West of Baggage Claim.  North Lake Tahoe Express is near Door C and  South Tahoe Airporter is located adjacent to Door D in Baggage Claim.


Peppermill visitors and guests have access to the parking garage in addition to complimentary valet parking. RV and oversized vehicle parking is available for hotel guests only.

Calendar of Events in Reno for the GRC Annual Meeting

8-21 October

Reno Bites Week(s)

Revel in Reno’s distinctive culinary culture during the 7th annual restaurant week filled with dining specials at dozens of local restaurants and experiential, food-focused events. Taste fantastic fare created by skilled chefs, explore new restaurants or revisit old favorites. Don’t miss the exhilarating Chef Showdown which pits the area’s top chefs in a cooking competition for bragging rights and prizes. More information..........

Thursday-Sunday, 11-14 October

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Our boutique races run on Friday through Sunday and include the Friday Cal-Neva Marathon and Carnelian Bay Half Marathon, the Saturday Lakeside Marathon and the spectacular all down hill Nevada Half Marathon, and on Sunday the 23rd Lake Tahoe Marathon and Emerald Bay Half Marathon. And it all comes with the spectacular scenery of Lake Tahoe with Fall colors and the best aid stations you will ever enjoy. Bring your friends for 3 days of running fun. More Information..........

55.5 Miles or 1 Hour 4 minute drive from the Peppermill

Saturday, 13 October

Red Run

Named as one of the nation’s top 10 Zombie events by Yahoo! The Hunt is a twisted, riddle-solving race in the most authentic living ghost town in the world. The eerie landscape of Virginia City will transform into a vast apocalyptic breakout room crawling with the flesh-starved dead. You will compete against your fellow survivors. You will explore the depths of the paranormal. You will be timed. Your team will be tested. Find the clues. Keep an eye on the clock. Just remember to watch out for the living dead. More information..........

22.2 Miles or 34 minute drive from the Peppermill

Saturday, October 13

Soccer! Reno 1868 FC versus Orange County SC

Take in the excitement of professional soccer with your friends and family in the Biggest Little City! United Soccer League’s 24th professional soccer team, Reno 1868 FC’s season closes on 13 October at Greater Nevada Field! Buy tickets........

2.6 Miles or 10 minute drive from the Peppermill

Top Attractions in and Around Reno

Nevada Museum of Art

Nevada Museum of Art

For almost its entire 80-year history, the Nevada Museum of Art has provided significant arts education programming for the public, school-aged youth, teachers, and artists in northern Nevada. Providing rich cultural programming for the community and region has been a central focus of the Museum’s educational mission, and the Museum seeks to further this important foundation of work. More Information...........

1.9 Miles or 7 minutes drive from the Peppermill

National Automobile Museum

National Automobile Museum

The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars with authentic street scenes and sounds. The facades bring displays to life; a hardware store here, a movie theatre there which accompany artifacts from each era. Audio tours let you explore the museum at your own pace. More information.........

2.1 Miles or 8 minutes drive from the Peppermill

Truckee River Whitewater Park

Truckee River Whitewater Park

Kayaking the Truckee River is a fun and exciting adventure the whole family can enjoy together. Experience the mighty Truckee and Reno's downtown whitewater park. More information.........

2.7 Miles or 9 minutes drive from the Peppermill

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

In just over four years since opening to the public, The Discovery has solidified its place in our region as the home for informal science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning. Through hands-on galleries and exhibitions, and a robust array of educational programs, The Discovery connects learners of all ages with opportunities to explore a wide variety of ever-changing topics, all designed to inspire curiosity and further investigation. More information..........

1.8 Miles or 6 minutes drive from the Peppermill

Virginia City

Virginia City

Virginia City is known as the home of the Comstock Lode and one of the largest mining camps west of Denver. Today, its trusty wooden sidewalks carry visitors who come to see this real life bonanza as well as the icons known around the world. However there's much more to Virginia City, just Below the Surface. More information.........

22.2 Miles or 34 minutes drive from the Peppermill

Further Afield

Lake Tahoe

Experience the beauty of an alpine lake high up in the Sierra Nevada.

Just 34 miles - a 47 minute drive from the Peppermill

Visit Lake Tahoe Visitor's Bureau..........

Peppermill Restaurants

Year after year, Peppermill's dining options continue to win top honors as the best restaurants in Reno and Nevada. With 10 restaurants and cafes to choose from, we offer award-winning cuisine for every taste and budget. Upscale foodies will delight over intimate dinners at Bimini Steakhouse or Romanza, while those seeking a more casual experience can choose from the expansive American menu at Biscotti's, dine on the freshest seafood at Oceano, or sample late-night eats at Cafe Milano, the coffee shop where it all began.

Bimini Steakhouse

An elevated steakhouse experience, Bimini offers both classic and contemporary preparations of the finest steaks and seafood. Savory, wood-grilled meats and fresh, delicate fish are accompanied by side dishes only offered by Reno’s best steakhouse, along with irresistible small plates and sumptuous desserts. Bimini’s exclusive bar boasts craft cocktail mixology and an extensive wine list featuring more than 1,000 bottles to fully provide guests with an indulgent, memorable meal. More Information..........


At CHI, Master Asian Chef Benny Tsang brings the delicacies of Asia to Reno through traditional and contemporary dishes. The vast menu includes beef, pork, poultry, and seafood preparations, as well as vegetable and noodle specialties. For an even more robust flavor adventure, begin the meal with one of the restaurant’s signature cocktails, and end the night with one of many dessert options only offered at CHI. More Information........


Home to the finest Italian cuisine Reno has to offer, Romanza is dedicated to the art of handcrafted meals and authentic flavors. Watch as master chefs skillfully prepare each course in the exhibition kitchen, combining locally-sourced ingredients with premium meats and seafood to transport guests straight to old-world Italy. Romanza’s pastas are handmade daily from age-old recipes, and the wine list overflows with exclusive options straight from Tuscan wineries. More Information...........


Serving classic comfort foods with a twist, Biscotti’s expansive menu can satisfy any breakfast, lunch, or dinner craving. These tried-and-true dishes offer global flavors alongside home-cooked favorites, accompanied by a large selection of wines, craft beer, and signature cocktails. Biscotti’s Sunday Brunch Toscana is often described as Reno’s best brunch option, enticing diners with a menu of endless delights and chilled Prosecco served tableside. More Information..........


Featuring an extensive menu with only the freshest seafood, Oceano is a favorite for everything under the sea. Enjoy specialty catches, ever-changing all-you-can-eat sushi, and the best stews and chowders. Waiting to complement any meal are fine wines and premium sakes, both served by the glass. More Information..........

Island Buffet

Peppermill’s buffet offers an abundant selection of hot entrees, carved meats, savory soups, fresh salads, several made-to-order specialties and home-baked desserts. Island Buffet has been voted Best Buffet in such notable publications as Strictly Slots, Casino Player Magazine, and Nevada Magazine. Additionally, Island Buffet was chosen Best Champagne Brunch in Casino Player Magazine. More Information..........

Café Milano

For Peppermill Reno, Café Milano is where it all began. Opened as the Peppermill Inn Coffee Shop & Lounge in 1971, the resort guests know and love today started as a casual coffee shop dedicated to high-quality food and five-star customer service. Those standards have remained important to Café Milano throughout the years, and are evident in every dish served today. More Information.........

Café Espresso

For light bites, sweet treats, and a delicious cup of coffee, look no further than Café Espresso. Centrally located next to Hotel Registration, this eatery boasts a wide variety of options to start your day, finish your night, or satisfy any craving in between. More Information.........

Sports Deli

The Peppermill brings a slice of the Big Apple to the Biggest Little City. Our Sports Deli offers authentic New York deli favorites with hand-sliced meats and cheeses piled high on our freshly-baked breads. The Sports Deli is located right next to our state-of-the-art Sportsbook. More Information.........

Back Bar

Peppermill’s newest quick bites spot, the Back Bar offers light fare for those looking for a fun, casual dining experience. A variety of snacks and traditional favorites are available to suit any appetite. More Information........

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