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Lower Yuba River Fishing

Did you know you can go fishing locally year round?  Local fly fishing school owner Ralph & Lisa Cutter stopped by the Outside Inn the other week to say hi and we got an opportunity to chat about some of the local spots for fishing.…
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Lower Yuba River

The Lower Yuba River, a calm stretch of the river below the Highway 20 bridge, offered a fun family friendly activity earlier this summer.  With the SYRCL Annual River Clean Up coming up this Saturday, I figured now was a good time to remind…
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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…
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South Yuba River, Washington

School's starting and while it may mean the end of summer vacation for some, many of us think now is really the perfect time to go to the South Yuba River!  Here are a few photos from a trip last month with my friend Moira, she decided…
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Edwards Crossing

Summer is in full force in Nevada City.  Between Summer Nights, Farmers Markets, annual events, plays, musical performances, there's barely enough time to squeeze in a trip to the river.  But, for those of you who have spent an afternoon…
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Summer Activities: Things to do with Kids

Summer vacation is in full swing and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here's a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the…
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South Yuba River

Summer is here and it's time to cool off at the South Yuba River.  I've written plenty of blog posts on hikes, bike rides and swimming spots on the river, click here for a great list of local outdoor activities, but it's always fun to revisit…
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National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 7th is National Trails Day and the Bear Yuba Land Trust has organized lots of events to help encourage folks to get outside and enjoy the trails.  A full list of the day's activities can be found here.  So whether you're…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail, South Yuba River

Buttermilk Bend Trail along the South Yuba River, down at Bridgeport Covered bridge is one of those spring walks you just need to do while the wildflowers are out.  I've promoted the hike here, here, here and here, but finally managed to make…
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Spring in the Foothills

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers and the smell of spring.  So if you're a flower happy…
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South Yuba River

Spring is in the air in Nevada City, the flowers are blooming, the temperatures are warming and who can resisit a beautiful afternoon visit down to the South Yuba River?  We tried to convince the kids that it was too cold for swimming, but…
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Spring Flowers

It's that time of year when the flowers start to bloom and everywhere you turn around town there is a new pop of color.  These flowers were all found within a block of the Outside Inn, so come for a visit (still a few more weeks left of our…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the top environmental film festivals in our country and Nevada City and Grass Valley certainly pulled out the welcome mats for the event.  Organized by SYRCL, this year marked the 12th annual event,…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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Nevada City

There are so many things I love about living in a small town.  As many of you know through the InnSide Nevada City blog I share my love of Nevada City and the area through photos, and occassionaly a few tid bits of information.  Thanks to…
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Nevada County and Yuba Seasons Calendars

David McKay Photography has just released the new 2014 calendars with images from Nevada City and Grass Valley.  The Seasons of Nevada County calendar captures the Nevada County Fair, Empire Mine, Malakoff Diggins as well as spring, fall and…
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Bridgeport Fall Festival

Contributed by Lenka Vodicka, local photographer and Nevada City blogger Thank you so much for inviting me to share on the Outside Inn Blog! Nevada County has so many wonderful events! One of our favorites happened this past weekend at the…
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Classic Movie Series

  Sierra Cinemas has brought back the Classic Movie Series as a fundraiser for the South Yuba River Park Association.  I've got two tickets to giveaway for the next screening, High Noon, showing at Del Oro on Monday, September 16th…
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Mountain Dog South Yuba River Swimming Hole

Mountain Dog is one of the most asked about swimming holes on the South Yuba River.  Last summer it was named one of the Best of California Swimming Holes in California and guests at the Outside Inn have been looking for directions to the…
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Nevada County Images-Josh Miller Photography

The 7 reasons I love living in Nevada County, By Josh Miller I'd like to welcome a special guests to the Outside Inn's blog, Josh Miller, a local photography whose work I have long admired.  After his photo graced the cover of Nevada County…