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Cycling Oregon to Mexico, pit stop Outside Inn

Bill Gruesz left his home in Redmond, Oregon 9 days ago and is en route to the Mexico border, on bike.  The Outside Inn is just one of the many pit stops on his solo journey.  Riding his Cycle Genuis recumbant bike he's got it all decked…
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Cycling South County Loop

Inspired by the Amgen Tour of California starting in Nevada City, Wanda Shiotsuka and Evans Phelps set off on one of the local bikers favorite rides commonly known as the South County Loop. Starting at the Outside Inn it is a beautiful 60…
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Poison Oak

This time of year all hikers and bikers should be aware of the poison oak that flourishes on our trails.  Poison oak does not grow above 4000 feet, but Nevada City's vast network of outdoor adventures are mainly below that elevation, so…
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Amgen Tour of California

178 of the world’s best cyclists representing 18 teams from around the world kicked off the Tour of California in Nevada City today at 12:25.  The organizers of the Amgen Tour of California announced a drastic modification to the start of…
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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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Kayaking in Nevada City

This is the time of year we begin to see brightly colored boats on top of trucks and vans driving in and out of our river canyons. These intrepid kayakers come from all over the western United States to challenge themselves on our world class…
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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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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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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…
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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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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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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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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…