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Mountain Biking in Nevada City

Because Nevada City sits at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, our area excels as a mountaiin mike mecca with trails that wind up and down our river canyons and around our mountain ridges.  Local enthusiasts like BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada…
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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

The Outside Inn has been a part of the California Green Lodging Program since 2009, and we've done a lot of small things to make a difference for the environment, from recycling to line drying our linens in the warmer months.  We also use soap…
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Nevada City Wine Tasting

Nevada County offers a lot of great local wines and if you’re in the area one of the fun activities is to sample some of the amazing wines.  The first stop on our walking tour of Nevada City tasting rooms was Indian Springs Vineyards, located…
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Nevada City Classic Cafe

There are a lot of great places in Nevada City to eat, I’ve already blogged about South Pine Cafe and Ike’s, but this morning while out for an early breakfast out we stopped in at Nevada City Classic Cafe on Broad Street.  I tried…
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The Truffle Shop

These amazing truffles arrived at my desk at the Outside Inn with an informational sheet about the DeGroot Truffle selection at the Truffle Shop in downtown Nevada City.  Folks, I think my blogging project is finally starting to pay off!…
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More Nevada City Wine Tasting

Nevada City has been on the wine lovers pit stop list for some time with Nevada City Winery, Indian Springs Vineyard and Clavey Wines.  Click here to read my post on those tasting rooms from earlier this year.  But, my list was not…
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Chocolate, ice cream and Easter treats

It’s that time of year when people start thinking of chocolate.  If you’re looking for some Easter sweets there are two great places to check out. Dorado Chocolates in downtown Grass Valley is known for its artisan chocolates.  The…
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Buttermilk Bend Trail

Buttermilk Bend trail at Bridgeport on the South Yuba River is covered with wildflowers and worth a visit.  Docent led wildflower walks are held every weekend at 11am between now and early May.  The walk is suitable for all…
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Ike's Quarter Cafe

Ike’s Quarter Cafe is a place not to be missed in Nevada City.  The restaurant is known for its New Orleans style menu, and just about everything on the menu is mouth watering.  They’ve got vegan, vegetarian and gulten free options on…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The sun is out and everyone seems to be heading outside to play. The Outside Inn and the Broad Street Inn teamed up today to go check out the progress on the new Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in preparation for the upcoming summer guests who want…
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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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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…
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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…