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Grateful Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our end of the year giveaway!  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Five years ago a little end of year basket…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday cheer.  The street fair transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with vendors, food trucks, hot mulled wine, holiday music and more.  You can stock up on Christmas…
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Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!  Lots going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity this holiday weekend check out the festivities at Empire Mine, Cornish…
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Holiday Wine Tastings

With Thanksgiving & the holidays it's important to do your homework on which bottle of wine you might need to bring to a celebration.  With a number of local wine tasting rooms in downtown Nevada City & Grass Valley, plus some fun…
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Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you're looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local…
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Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  The Outside Inn's haunted pathway is done, our resident ghosts, Dracula and witches are waiting for you to stop by and say hello.  There will be lots of fun for Nevada City this weekend,  Miners Foundry…
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Pumpkin Fest

It's pumpkin time!  While I love showcasing fall color in Nevada City, it's also a great time to celebrate all things pumpkin.  If you're looking for a pumpkin fix here are a few ideas. Treats in downtown Nevada City is having a pumpkin…
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Fall Colors Walk

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City, it seems everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color.  If you've never experienced the Gold Country fall colors here are a few posts from previous years (click here, here, here, here, here,…
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Fall Activities

There are so many great things to do in fall in Nevada City, here are a few suggestions to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. Pick a pumpkin at either Bierwagen's  or McCourtney Road Pumpkin Patch. Check…
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Riverhill Farm Photo MeetUp

In honor of Instagram's Food theme Instameet, Kial James and I hosted another photo meet up (click here and here for previous photo walks).  Instagram organizes bi-annual events for photographers around the globe to get together, take…
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Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, like…

WWIM14 Instameet

Interested in joining a photo meet up?  Earlier this spring Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics and I organized a photo walk at the South Yuba River for the bi-annual Instagram world-wide Instagram meet up.  It was a great opportunity…
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Nevada City Film Festival

The Nevada City Film Festival and Inn Town Campground have teamed up to offer the ultimate Film Lovers Getaway! Enter to win two all-access passes to the 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, September 8-11, 2016, and two nights glamping…
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Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Three Forks Bakery and Brewery is celebrating their 2nd birthday on Monday, August 22nd.  The party starts at 4, with The Poetry Crashers till 5.  The festivities go till 8pm, with beer & food specials, door prizes, birthday…

Downtown Nevada City

Oh Nevada City!  Summer is such a fabulous time to fall in love with your hometown (again).  With so many events, activities, outdoor adventures and fun things to do, it's hard to stop and take a moment to marvel at what an amazing community…
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South Yuba River

Happy August.  If you haven't been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it's time to motivate.  At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, "Is there any water?  Can we go swimming?"  The answer is yes.  The…
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Nevada County Concert Band

The Nevada County Concert Band Picnic & Pops Concert in Pioneer Park series celebrated the Strange New Worlds last night with music from the last 100 years.  The program included strange instruments, sounds and creatures, plus new places…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights celebration continues tonight from 6-9:30 throughout downtown. The event includes live music, vendors, street food, entertainment and more.  You can also check out the dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers, look…
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Summer at the Outside Inn

A warm summer hello from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  The InnSide Nevada City blog is usually about things to do in our area, but I wanted to take a moment and give a huge shout out to our July crew, both the guests and my hardworking…
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Movies Under the Pines

The Nevada City Film Festival Movies Under the Pines outdoor movie screening continues this weekend with back to back movies.  Friday night (July 8th), Back to the Future will be screening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and Saturday night…
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Nevada City Classic

The 56th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns over 1.1…