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No Tell Motel by Sandi Sumner

“No Tell Motel” by Sandi Sumner is a fictional murder mystery set in the early 1950’s.  The work in progress novel is loosely based on Sandi’s pervious visits to the Outside Inn.  “I’ve stayed here many times and it always inspires…

The King and I

The Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is currently showcasing the play “The King and I”.  Friday night’s show was a fundraiser for the Friends of Nevada County Libraries and was almost sold out despite the rain and snow.…
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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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Spring Flowers

Check out our newest flowers!  The Outside Inn has a large collection of fun and interesting yard art around our property, click here for more photos.  Today we added 3 oversized tin flowers to the mix, because we’re all sick of the rain,…

Prosperity Lanes

When the rain never stops and the kids are going nuts, take them to Prosperity Lanes bowling in downtown Grass Valley.  The helpful gentlemen behind the counter gave us shoes, light weight bowling balls, and helped us set up our lane for…
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Guess the kitchen

Mystery Kitchen #1 Mystery Kitchen #2 Mystery Kitchen #3 Mystery Kitchen #4 Mystery Kitchen #5 Mystery Kitchen #6 Guess the kitchen, can you correctly identify which room is which?  Post your answer on the Outside Inn Facebook page…
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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.
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Mardi Gras in Nevada City

Tom & Terry Coleman, Mike Cannon and Debbie Short guests at the Outside Inn for the annual Nevada City Mardi Gras celebration.  The event was well described by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce as “known for its colorful, entertaining,…
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Cirino's

If you ask the locals where to go to eat on a Wednesday or a Sunday they’re likely to suggest Cirino’s Italian pizza night with their authentic thin crust made to order pizzas.  While I stopped by Cirino’s on a quiet Tuesday night for…
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Outside Inn Treasure Map

The Outside Inn is full of fun sculptures and hidden treasure around our property.  To see a few photos click on our flickr album.  Yesterday we put together a fun treasure hunt, a list with 14 photos of different items, ranging from…

Happy Valentine's Day/Love Postcard

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Outside Inn.  One of the guests who checked out today left us this fabulous postcard/thank you note.
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Diego's

Diego’s restaurant in Grass Valley isn’t some place you would stumble upon on accident, but it’s worth the small detour to discover this unique Latin flavored restaurant near downtown.  We went for some desserts and enjoyed a decadent…
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Bridgeport Loop

Nevada City is known for it’s cycling, whether it’s the annual Tour of Nevada City bike race, the Amgen Tour of California (which started in Nevada City last year) or one of its many local rides.  Evans Phelps and Wanda Shiotsuka took…
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Gray Goose

The Gray Goose is one of those shops that you just have to experience.  If you’re looking for a silly Valentine’s Day present, this is the shop for you.  But, I’m very excited to announce that they have recently launched their own…
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Brook Design Group, LeeAnn Brook greeting cards

If you’re looking for a unique greeting card that captures the essence of Nevada City and our natural environment look no further then LeeAnn Brook’s stunning greeting cards.  I had the pleasure of stopping into her Brook Designs Studio…
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South Yuba Trail

Cookie and Kevin Gallegos recently stayed at the Outside Inn to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  While here in Nevada City they checked out the local scene, ate some delicious food at California Organics and South Pine Cafe.  But…
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South Pine Cafe

South Pine Cafe in downtown Nevada City is one of the best places to get breakfast.  I took the family for a taste test and we were greeted with smiles, crayons and coffee.  Our food arrived in no time at all and we all gobbled it up without…
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Las Katarinas and Friar Tuck's

Nevada City has a lot of great dining options.  At the Outside Inn we often recommend to folks the best place to get a good meal, listen to music or find some coffee.  Yet when I stopped and thought about it, I realized it’s been awhile…