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Uncorked

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners "Uncorked" their first joint wine tasting event in downtown Nevada City today.  An extensive selection of local wines were poured throughout historic downtown Nevada City and paired…
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Gold Lakes Cycling Loop

Another great road ride for summer is the 45 mile loop up and over Gold Lakes, then returning through the Portola valley and back up Yuba Pass at the northern end of Highway 49.  This ride starts at Bassetts if you are leaving from Nevada…
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Swimming holes on the South Yuba River

Summer in Nevada City is not complete without a trip to the South Yuba River for a dip in one of the many fabulous swimming holes.  If you're new to the area and want some tips, stop by the Outside Inn office and we're happy to point you…
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Nevada County Growers Market

The Nevada County Growers Market at the North Star House is held on Saturdays 8am-1pm (April 30th- October 29th).  Grab your basket or canvas grocery basket and stock up on fresh fruit, organic veggies or a bottle of Lucchesi or Montoliva…
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Sierra Wine Tasting Tour

Melony Vance started Gold Country Hiking & Adventures as a way to offer locals and visitors guided tours to some of Nevada County's wineries.  If you're looking to sample some of Nevada County's fabulous wines and don't want to worry about…
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In The Kitchen

Wendy Van Wagner, owner of In the Kitchen, has been teaching and cooking up fresh food with mainly organic and local ingredients since she returned to her native Nevada City four years ago when she set up her own cooking school and local community…
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Lower Scotts Flat Lake

If you're looking for a secluded, scenic adventure check out Lower Scotts Flat lake.  We went on an amazing lake adventure only ten minutes from the Outside Inn that is totally secret and beautiful with plenty of wildlife. Lower Scotts Flat…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Looking for something to do on Wednesday night?  Stop by the Nevada City Summer Nights street fair between 6pm and 9:30pm.  Live music, fresh food, wine and beer for sale, vendors and plenty of people watching. The kids can bounce on the…
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Pioneer Trail

Looking for a shady place to go for a moderate hike or mountain bike ride?  Or looking for a child friendly outdoor activity?  Check out the Pioneer Trail just 5 miles up Highway 20.  Park by the Harmony Ridge Market and head up the hill,…
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Neighbor's Vegetable Cart

The Outside Inn's free veggie stand is out for the season and already getting a lot of local activity.  The cart is located right in front of the office and offers a local option for extras veggies, to either drop off or pick up someone…
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Vintage cars at the Outside Inn

Blast from the past in our restored motel check out the classic cars at the Outside Inn, 1937 Ford Club Cabrilet, 1958 Corvette, 1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster and a 1955 Buick.
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Edwards Crossing, South Yuba Trail

Edwards Crossing of the South Yuba River is a great place to take a hike, ride your mountain bike or in the summer time swim in the swimming holes.  The section of the South Yuba trail starts just to the left of the bridge and heads downstream.…
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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from the Outside Inn!
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Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Tomes

Looking for a nice place to read your Sunday paper, drink your coffee and perhaps stock up on some summer reading books?  Check out Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Tomes.  The two businesses share a space in perfect harmony, used books…
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South Yuba Trail, Purdon Crossing

One of the gem's of Nevada County is the South Yuba River, just minutes from the Outside Inn.  Whether you're panning for gold, mountain biking, swimming or hiking they are plenty of great spots to enjoy the beauty of the river and its surroundings.…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning in Nevada City?  Stop by the Nevada City Farmers Market, open from 8:30am to 12:30 mid June through mid November.  Fresh veggies from Mountain Bounty Farm, Dinner Bell Farms, Riverhill…
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Outside Inn Bike Jerseys

The Nevada City Bicycle Classic raced through the streets of Nevada City putting everyone in a bike happy mood. For those of us who aren't professional cyclists there are plenty of amazing rides throughout Nevada City and beyond. We've asked…
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Nevada City Bicycle Classic

The Nevada City Bicycle Classic Race raced through the streets of downtown Nevada City for the 51st year in a row.  The 1.1 mile course is considered one of the most challenging one day courses in the US.  Year after year cyclists from around…
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Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby

The inaugural Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby was held today as a fundraiser for Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Forty two individual creations were raced, three at a time, down Nimrod Street as a fun, environmentally friendly community event.…
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Drum Power House Group Ride

Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop sponsors about half a dozen bike rides during the week, ranging from easy 10 miles to hard riding, fast paced 60 mile rides. This week the group ride was from Colfax to Drum Power House and back, a 36 mile ride…
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Cafe Mekka

Looking for a cup of coffee in Nevada City?  While we don't have a Starbucks, there are a number of locally owned options within the downtown area.  Cafe Mekka on Commerical Street, next to the new Pete's Pizza, has a great ambiance.  Stop…