Entries by erin

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call to action, whether its environmental, energy uses, adventures, inspiring youth to get involved, improving agriculture or showcasing […]



HEX, a lifestyle boutique, opened its doors in downtown Grass Valley right before the holidays.  Located at 114 Neal Street, next door to the new Thirsty Barrel Taphouse (and behind the Del Oro Theater) the shop features women’s apparel, gifts and home decor.  Amy Stoeckle says, “We believe in supporting small businesses & offer an […]

Best of 2017

How does one sum a whole year?  From the look of my Top 9 Instagram photos I’d say Mother Nature and the South Yuba river are the favorites.  I loved reading about what you liked about the blog, but I can’t say exactly what my favorite post, picture or event.  I love that we live […]

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays!  Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Grand Giveaway, but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and thank all the amazing local businesses and organizations who played along, I’m impressed by our community’s generosity that the […]


Holiday Cheer

Holiday cheer from your friends at the Outside Inn.  I was trying to find images that made me think of the holidays in Nevada City and I got extremely side tracked looking at everything from Christmas trees, to holiday drinks and wine tasting, to local shopping ideas, elves who visited the Outside Inn and holiday events.  Then I settled on the […]

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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair is currently happening at 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 sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and featured handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, […]

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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City’s 40th Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday spirit. The street fair organized by the Nevada City Chamber transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with over 100 vendors, food trucks, hot mulled wine, holiday music and more.  You can stock up on Christmas gifts, sit by the roaring fire with roasting chestnuts or […]

Grand 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. Six years ago a little end of year basket came to life on its own.  The Grateful Giveaway, Ultimate Giveaway, Epic Giveaway, the […]

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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 at the Miners Foundry is Thursday and Friday, December 7th and 8th and Saturday, December 9th afternoon.  The Nevada County […]


Cornish Christmas

Hello holidays!  Cornish Christmas, celebrated its 50th anniversary in downtown Grass Valley tonight.  If you missed this week don’t worry the outdoor street fair continues for the next couple weeks (December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd).  The event includes merchants, artists and food trucks through out Mill Street and part of Main Street.  In addition the […]


Nevada City Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is a lot 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 Holidays at Empire Mine, Cornish Christmas (Friday 6-9pm) or the new Legacy Presents show of Scrooge.  Or maybe you […]

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 art showcase, craft fair or exhibit in Nevada City or Grass […]


Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market wraps up its summer season today.  If you’re looking to stock up on all your favorite fall foods, the market runs today, Saturday, from 8:30am-1pm.  Whether you want a cup of coffee, artisans gifts, olive oils or bounty of organic fruits and vegetables, come stroll the market and catch up […]

Downtown Grass Valley

Downtown Grass Valley’s annual Open House this year was themed “Holiday Market” to help showcase local businesses.  Seventeen different merchants participated in the event.  I popped in and took photos at Yuba Blue, The Olive Groove, Heart and Home, Caroline’s Coffee, The Book Seller, La Te Da, Tess’ Kitchen Store, Cult of Gemini and The […]


Day of the Dead Folk Trails Hike

To celebrate Day of the Dead over 50 people joined the Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban hike to historic Nevada City cemeteries.  The Nevada Cemetery District operates 27 public cemeteries in western Nevada County, 25 historic natural and 2 modern lawn cemeteries. Eighteen of the cemeteries are open and active, while the remaining 9 historic cemeteries […]


Halloween fun

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.  We’ve also got an inflatable dinosaur this year, always something fun and exciting around here.   There will be lots of fun for Nevada City this weekend,  Miners […]

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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City, there are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall color.  The Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers have created a great fall colors walking tour map, click here to download it or click here for the […]

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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 out the Fall Colors Open Studio & Art Tours throughout Nevada County, click here to see the program […]

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 Cafe Broad Street Bistro Carolines Coffee Roasters The Curly Wolf Espresso Fable Coffee Roasters Foxhound […]


Fall Walks

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, here, here, here or here) to help inspire a visit or remind you to get outside and look around.  If […]

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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 21st annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley next weekend (September 29th-October 1st).  The slogan for the event is “Come for the music, stay for the magic” and if you’ve never been, it’s time to go experience the event first hand.  To kick off the festivities this year the Celtic […]