Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at the Outside Inn. The Innside Nevada City blog has grown and evolved over the last 12 months and I’m excited to continue to share our love for the community in the year to come. I’ve done a recap on the best hiking, best restaurants, best coffee and best wineries, but today’s list is on the best of Nevada City.
South Yuba River
Outside Inn Veggie Cart
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Nevada City Farmers Market
Nevada City Summer Nights and Victorian Christmas
Celebration of Life Triathlon
Community Supported Agriculture
Outdoor Activities (mountain biking, road riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking
What better way to wrap up the end of the year then to look back on all the fabulous wine blog posts. Whether you’re looking for a local tasting room, a tour of a vineyard or a wine tasting event, we have profiled of the local wineries this year. Here’s a list of my favorites and a few fun photos. To see more photos please click here to see photos from Nevada City and click here to see photos from Grass Valley.
Clavey Vineyards, Szabo Vineyard, Indian Springs Vineyards, Nevada City Winery, BYOB, Avanguardia Wines, Smith Vineyard, Sierra Star Vineyard, Lucchesi Vineyards, Grass Valley Wine Company (Solune Winegrowers, Pilot Peak Vineyard and Bent Metal Vineyard)
Lucceshi Vineyards, Solune Wine Growers, Montoliva Vineyards, Avanguardia Wines, Szabo Vineyards, Cousfos Cellars, Pilot Peak Winery, Bent Metal Winery, Smith Vineyard, Naggiar Vineyards
The two events that I profiled on our blog were the Sierra Vintners Wine Tour in May and Uncorked in August. I can’t wait to continue my difficult “research” job and … Read More »
Need a cup of coffee? There are a number of great options in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Here’s a list of some of the coffee shops we’ve profiled over the course of the year.
Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters
Broad Street Bistro
Nevada City Truffle Shop
Wild Plum Hot Chocolate Bar
There are a lot of dining options in Nevada City, so here’s a quick recap on some of the best options in downtown Nevada City. Below are a few photos, but here’s a link to the Flickr album with even more photos, don’t look if you’re hungry.
New Moon Cafe
Nevada City Classic Cafe
Ike’s Quarter Cafe
Broad Street Bistro
South Pine Cafe
There are a lot of great walks and hikes in our area and I’ve been profiling a few of them throughout the year, so I thought in honor of the end of the year it’d be nice to compile a best of list with a few photos to help motivate you to get out and enjoy some of the great outdoors. The Outside Inn has detailed maps of all of these hikes, so if you need some directions or information stop by and visit us.
South Yuba Trail, from Edwards
South Yuba Trail, Washington to Edwards
South Yuba Trail, from Purdons
Buttermilk Bend Trail, Bridgeport
Empire Mine Trails
Deer Creek Tribute Trail
Snow Mountain NID Trail
Fishing at Hirschman’s Pond in downtown Nevada City. For more information on the pond click here and the loop trail click here.
Happy Holidays from the Outside Inn. Santa’s helpers Jingle, Jangle and Pringle came to visit last week and helped us get organized. Wishing you all a fabulous holiday season.
Looking for a location to host a company Christmas party? Check out Emily’s Catering & Cakes‘ new venue on Commercial Street. The outdoor patio (which use to be part of Posh Nosh restaurant) is a great place for a get together. The space is available hourly, daily or for multi day use. The downtown location makes it convenient for business or social events. Click on the photos below for a sneak peek inside the space, or call Emily at 530-409-3716 to organize your next party.
Photo of Emily courtesy of G Aronow photography.
Looking for a sweet adventure over the Christmas break? Take the family to Wild Plum, on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley. The home decor shop has a fun new hot chocolate and gelatto bar in the back of the shop. Create your hot cocolate with a variety of extra treats, or sample one of their flavors of gellato. Open seven days a week.
Today is the last Sunday afternoon of Victorian Christmas Nevada City, so if you’re in town come on by to check out the street fair. While in town stop by the Miners Foundry event, “Nevada City Winter Bazaar.” The foundry is packed with hand crafted gifts, jewelry, art, vintage clothing and fun upcycled treasures. Live music till close to midnight tonight with artists Heather Normandale, Leona Sapphire, Beesharq, Paula Frazer, Sophie and her Skeleton Keys, Coal Beautiere, Black Woofer, Lasher Keen, Rat Stomp, Leaves, The Trap and Red Cloud. For more photos please click here to see our Flickr album.