Individual rooms with charm & character

The Outside Inn is a top choice for all travelers to Nevada City

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Providing lodging in Nevada City, California, the Outside Inn is a small hotel that sits in a quiet residential neighborhood just two blocks from downtown.

The family-owned motel features unique themed rooms under tall pines and is just a short walk to bookstores, coffee, shopping, entertainment and restaurants.

Whether you’re coming to town for a wedding, a workshop or visiting family the Outside Inn welcomes you and your family to come and stay in Nevada City’s favorite motel.

Enjoy your stay in an outdoor-oriented hotel that’s fresh, affordable and fun.

Check our availability and book online, but please give us a call if you’re looking for today, Thanksgiving or Christmas.


  • King & Queen sized beds
  • Free WiFi Internet in all rooms
  • Cable TV, coffee maker, telephone, mini-fridge, A/C and bathroom in all rooms
  • Kitchenettes and extra beds available
  • Picnic tables, barbecues, summer swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor shower in addition to individual bathrooms in all rooms
  • Family friendly
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Dogs welcome in 14 of our 16 rooms ($20 additional charge per dog/per night, dogs may not be left in room unattended, sorry no other pets allowed)
  • Laser lights in the creekside patio
  • Free neighbors vegetable cart
  • Broad Street Nevada City

Nevada City is located in California’s Gold Country and has managed to maintain its charm and history.

Check out the Inn Town Campground in downtown Nevada City with tent sites, RV hook ups and glamping tents.

Adventure Starts Here

Our Motel office is a library of hiking, biking and other outdoor information with free maps of trails and river swimming holes.

With hiking and mountain bike trails starting from the Outside Inn’s central location, let us point you in the direction. Fall is a great time to check out the fall colors, winter is a fun time to play in the nearby Tahoe National Forest, Spring brings wildflowers to the South Yuba River and Summer is our busiest season of all.

During the summer months we know the choice spots on the South Yuba River to swim and relax for the day. Or maybe you want to take the dog for a hike or the kids for a SUP adventure. There are adventures for every member of the family in the nearby Tahoe National Forest.

Or maybe you want to participate in any one of the amazing events in our community, a festival, a concert, the local Farmers Markets, an outdoor adventure, a wine tasting event, you name it and Nevada County has something to offer you.

The Outside Inn is the perfect place to visit while in Nevada City.

Outside Inn Motel - Nevada City

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