Nevada County Strong
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Nevada County Strong

The Outside Inn recently re-opened for business after being closed to all non essential guests for 3 months.  It's been such a delight to welcome back some of our regular guests, meet new customers, and get back to work.  We haven't had the opportunity to celebrate, but this month marks the 22nd birthday of the Outside Inn.  As a family owned small business, the closures had a large impact on us, and we're working hard to move forward.
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Mother’s Day

For this week's blog post, I want to give a shout out to those who will be celebrating Mother's Day this coming weekend.  While I recognize we're probably not going to doing the "normal" things, there are still ways to honor the moms in…
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Earth Day

Over the last few years I've posted a number of round ups of Earth Day events, as our community has really gone above and beyond to celebrate Mother Nature.  As I wrote last week, it's hard to come up with ways to continue to be a cheerleader…
Cherry Tree

Spring Blooms

So, instead, if we can't share the great things to do that normally happen in our community, we've decided to share some pretty photos of spring popping in town.  This is a great virtual shout out to something colorful and cheerful during a gloomy time. 
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Stay home

I wrote a blog post last week on how we can support local businesses and it seems like the entire world has turned upside down since then.  It's amazing to think how much our lives have changed in just a short period of time. One of…
Downtown Nevada City

Small Town love in Nevada City

Over the years I've written so many blog posts on fun things to do, businesses to check out, outdoor adventures, local events, concerts, plays, kid activities, you name it.  So when I looked at my line up of upcoming suggestions of things…
Mocktail
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Mocktails at Golden Era

Did you know that Golden Era Lounge in downtown Nevada City has an impressive menu of mocktails?  For those who don't know about their nonalcoholic drinks, they set the bar high with top of the line ingredients, flavor combinations…
Sierra Stages
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Sierra Stages Blithe Spirit

Sierra Stages kicked off their 2020 season with the comedy classic Blithe Spirit at the Nevada Theatre.  The play, by English playwright Noël Coward, brings laughter and chaos to socialite and novelist Charles Condomine's séance with…
Nevada City Photo Walk
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Nevada City Photo Walks

Earlier this month Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I kicked off our 2020 Nevada City photo walk series.  We started this free meet up collaboration over 5 years ago as a way to connect with other photographers using Instagram through…
Valentine's Day pillow
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally.  From all your friends in Nevada City & Grass…
Movie Theater

Nevada City Winter Activities

During the winter months are you looking for more ideas on things to do in Nevada City & Grass Valley?  While I think of Nevada City as a great year round destination (spring wildflowers, tulips, swimming in the South Yuba River,…
Nevada City
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2020 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 annual film festival is a…
Bride & Groom
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Nevada County Weddings

Are you getting married?  Nevada City & Grass Valley are amazing spots that offers a little of something for everyone, whether you want a rustic barn wedding, a large outdoor setting or the unique feel of the Miners Foundry. If…
Downtown Nevada City
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Get Outside

With so much holiday fun, maybe now is the time to take a moment and head outside.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have a lots of options for outdoor activities (and even a few indoor activities).  While you can hike, bike and explore…
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Best of 2019

Happy 2019!  Let's ring in a new decade....  I wish I could give you my round up of all my favorite things this last year, last decade... but I'm still in awe from all the amazing comments on the Holiday Giveaway, so let's keep this short…
Outside Inn

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays!  Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn & Inn Town Campground.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Nevada County Giveaways but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and…
Nevada City Victorian Christmas
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City's 42nd 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…
Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

Nevada County Giveaways

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our annual end of the year giveaway! It's hard to believe that I started this blog just shy of 9 years ago, and have written over 1000 blog posts about our local communities,…
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Think Local

With the community-wide impact that the recent power outages have had on our communities, we're focused on highlighting how great all of our local businesses are here in Nevada County.  So, here are 5 great ways to support local businesses…
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National Chocolate Day

Did you know today is National Chocolate Day?  With the recent power outages and the uncertainty of things, we thought it was a good chance to celebrate all things chocolate.  Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe in downtown Nevada City has…
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Nevada City Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  Between the Inn Town Campground's forested haunted pathway and the Outside Inn's annual fun we are going big for Halloween.  The motel's haunted pathway is almost done, our resident ghosts, Dracula and witches…