Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino, Crystal Bay

#7 of 9 in Fun & Games in Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
Located on Crystal Point, overlooking the panoramic Lake Tahoe, Cal Neva Resort & Casino will offer the perfect combination of entertainment, restaurants, and spectacular views paired with one of the world’s most adventurous recreational landscapes.

Once a secret haven for Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, members of the Kennedy family and other Hollywood bold-faced names, Cal Neva reached its heyday in the 1960s. San Francisco’s upper crust, Hollywood stars and international dignitaries, were attracted to Cal Neva Resort’s mystique as a true Lake Tahoe classic. The original lodge was built in 1926 by wealthy San Francisco businessman Robert P. Sherman, who used the resort as a guesthouse for his friends and real estate clients.

Cal Neva was once part-owned by Frank Sinatra, who held an interest from 1960 to 1963. Judy Garland performed at the lodge in 1935 with her sisters where she was spotted by MGM talent scouts and signed a few months later. Over the years, guests have included Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joe DiMaggio, Clara Bow, Will Rogers, Peter Lawford, John F. Kennedy, Juliet Prowse, and Dick Buek.

Cal Neva Resort & Casino is owned by Criswell-Radovan LLC, a Napa, CA-based development company which acquired the Cal Neva Resort & Casino in spring 2013.
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  • Nice restaurant by the lake. We had breakfast here overlooking the lake. The food was great. The staff were friendly.The Cal-Neva is popular because of Frank Sinatra and we had a nice time just...  more »
  • We went to the Cal Neva for a family function. The staff was very accomodating during the event and we were pleased with the catered food that was provided. It was neat to walk around and look at all....  more »
  • Love the breakfast and incredible history of the Cal Neva! - walking distance to a great beach and very tranquil area of the lake - it isnt luxury but it hits all the major points of vacationing here
  • I thought a friend of mine left a bag of money under my room, but turns out it might have been in the next room. When I tried to poison the girl in the next room she knocked me out. Turns out the money was there but it turned into a crazy night just trying to hang on to it.

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