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Mountain Bounty CSA

Nevada County has a rich diversity in local farms, Nevada County Grow offers a complete Farm Guide online.  I figured I'd start my farm tour with Mountain Bounty Farm, as the Outside Inn has been the CSA Nevada City pick up location for the…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail Community Trek

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail a joint effort by a number of fabulous local non-profits (Sierra Fund, Nevada County Land Trust, American Rivers & Sierra Streams Institute (formally Friends of Deer Creek) is having a kick off party for National…
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Cycling Oregon to Mexico, pit stop Outside Inn

Bill Gruesz left his home in Redmond, Oregon 9 days ago and is en route to the Mexico border, on bike.  The Outside Inn is just one of the many pit stops on his solo journey.  Riding his Cycle Genuis recumbant bike he's got it all decked…
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Cycling South County Loop

Inspired by the Amgen Tour of California starting in Nevada City, Wanda Shiotsuka and Evans Phelps set off on one of the local bikers favorite rides commonly known as the South County Loop. Starting at the Outside Inn it is a beautiful 60…
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Poison Oak

This time of year all hikers and bikers should be aware of the poison oak that flourishes on our trails.  Poison oak does not grow above 4000 feet, but Nevada City's vast network of outdoor adventures are mainly below that elevation, so…
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Amgen Tour of California

178 of the world’s best cyclists representing 18 teams from around the world kicked off the Tour of California in Nevada City today at 12:25.  The organizers of the Amgen Tour of California announced a drastic modification to the start of…
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Mountain Biking in Nevada City

Because Nevada City sits at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, our area excels as a mountaiin mike mecca with trails that wind up and down our river canyons and around our mountain ridges.  Local enthusiasts like BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada…
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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

The Outside Inn has been a part of the California Green Lodging Program since 2009, and we've done a lot of small things to make a difference for the environment, from recycling to line drying our linens in the warmer months.  We also use soap…
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Nevada City Wine Tasting

Nevada County offers a lot of great local wines and if you’re in the area one of the fun activities is to sample some of the amazing wines.  The first stop on our walking tour of Nevada City tasting rooms was Indian Springs Vineyards, located…
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Nevada City Classic Cafe

There are a lot of great places in Nevada City to eat, I’ve already blogged about South Pine Cafe and Ike’s, but this morning while out for an early breakfast out we stopped in at Nevada City Classic Cafe on Broad Street.  I tried…
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The Truffle Shop

These amazing truffles arrived at my desk at the Outside Inn with an informational sheet about the DeGroot Truffle selection at the Truffle Shop in downtown Nevada City.  Folks, I think my blogging project is finally starting to pay off!…
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More Nevada City Wine Tasting

Nevada City has been on the wine lovers pit stop list for some time with Nevada City Winery, Indian Springs Vineyard and Clavey Wines.  Click here to read my post on those tasting rooms from earlier this year.  But, my list was not…
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Chocolate, ice cream and Easter treats

It’s that time of year when people start thinking of chocolate.  If you’re looking for some Easter sweets there are two great places to check out. Dorado Chocolates in downtown Grass Valley is known for its artisan chocolates.  The…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail

Buttermilk Bend trail at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River is covered with wildflowers and worth a visit.  Docent led wildflower walks are held every weekend at 11am between now and early May.  The walk is suitable for all…
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Ike's Quarter Cafe

Ike’s Quarter Cafe is a place not to be missed in Nevada City.  The restaurant is known for its New Orleans style menu, and just about everything on the menu is mouth watering.  They’ve got vegan, vegetarian and gulten free options on…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The sun is out and everyone seems to be heading outside to play. The Outside Inn and the Broad Street Inn teamed up today to go check out the progress on the new Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in preparation for the upcoming summer guests who want…
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Broad Street Bistro

Nevada City has a number of great coffee shops within a small space.  At the top of the hill (and closest to the Outside Inn) is Broad Street Bistro.  The outdoor seating is a great place to sit and people watch.  Stop in for a yummy bagel…
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S.O.A.P

S.O.A.P (Save Our Ailing Planet) in Nevada City offers a unique, eco-friendly option for soaps, bath salts, shampoos and more.  Bring in your own container and choose from some amazing products.  Lori Largent, owner of the shop, says that…
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Treats

Treats, the local ice cream and coffee shop in Nevada City, isn’t some place you’d find on accident, but once you discover it you’re bound to keep going back again and again. The Outside Inn testing team has decided that they like the…
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A Matter of Taste and A Night on the Town

Community support is important in a small town like Nevada City and the Outside Inn tries hard to support as many local organizations as we can.  Two great events are happening this weekend, “A Matter of Taste” a fundraiser for Arts…
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Dusting of snow

Nevada City has had some snow, but come quick to check it out, because we spy blue sky and it’s all melting away.