New owners renovate Walley's restaurant

Historic David Walley's Hot Springs south of Genoa received a Christmas facelift.

Summerwinds Resorts Services, based in Branson, Mo., has recently purchased and renovated the newly named 1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon.

The founders of Summerwinds Resorts, Joseph Pat Joyce and Dawn M. Joyce, are no strangers to the resort industry. Joined by partners Darren Abbott and Rich Dowdell, they collectively contribute more than 75 years of experience and success in the resort industry.

"We made this purchase to restore a historic icon in the Carson Valley community, and bring back what David and Harriet Walley envisioned years ago," said Pat Joyce.

The purchase included the restaurant and spa, which are now open.

"Significant capital has already been invested into the resort in order to facilitate improvements," said Joyce.

Along with the renovations, a slight name change has occurred to represent the landmark status of the property.

The 1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon improvements include maple wood floors, leather seating, and new equipment throughout the restaurant and bar.

The new menu features premium meats, fresh seafood, elk, antelope, rattlesnake, bison, and other entrees, as well as Greg Norman Signature line of Australian Wagyu beef, known for its marbling and flavor.

Company spokesperson Kimberly Crites said the new owners are also striving to achieve a Wine Spectator Award, which will feature wines from every region around the world and include more than 200,000 varieties.

She said the company is following the ideals of Harriet Walley by continuing to offer nightly specials that feature seasonal delicacies to entertain your palate.

Reservations for six or more people are available for dining in the original wine cellar built in 1862. Also offered are a historic private dining room and an island gazebo used for weddings, banquets, anniversaries and other special occasions.

1862 David Walley's Restaurant and Saloon is open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information, call (888) 737-1862.


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