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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Grateful Giveaway, but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and thank all the amazing local businesses and organizations…
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Holiday Shopping

Only 4 more days till Christmas!  Tonight is the final Nevada City Victorian Christmas (never too early to plan for 2017, the dates are: 12/3, 12/10, 12/13, 12/17 and 12/20) and Friday is the final Grass Valley Cornish Christmas. Downtown…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over fifty of the…
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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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Holiday Concerts

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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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…

Kayaking the South Yuba

Thanks to a period of heavy rain this month the South Yuba River's flow reached a point for kayakers to get out and enjoy the classic California run from 49 Bridge to Bridgeport.  Local boater Dieter King who ran the run yesterday said,…
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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,…

Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

The 2016 Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tours continues this Saturday & Sunday.  If you missed the first day or didn't make it to see all 70+ artists in 47 different studios, there's still time (10am-5pm and Sat & Sun,…
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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…

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, so I've put together a few caffeine infused reminders and some fun giveaways. Break Caffee Espresso Brew Bakers…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 20th annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley this weekend (September 30th-October 2nd).  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never…
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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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Gold Country Vintage Road

Are you a shabby chic, upcycle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Grass Valley & Auburn that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  Are you looking for a unique…