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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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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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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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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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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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New Moon Cafe

New Moon Cafe is rated as one of the best restaurants in the Sierra Foothills and there's a good reason for it.  For 13 years Peter Selaya and Buzz Crouch have combined their top notch skills (as head chef and maitre d) to provide fine dining…
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Mountain Pastimes

Mountain Pastimes, located on Spring Street in downtown Nevada City, has been selling toys, magic tricks and puzzles for 22 years.  There's something for everyone, with toys for toddlers, games for kids age 6 and up and magic tricks for…
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Mountain Bounty CSA

Nevada County has a rich diversity in local farms, Nevada County Grow offers a complete Farm Guide online.  I figured I'd start my farm tour with Mountain Bounty Farm, as the Outside Inn has been the CSA Nevada City pick up location for the…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail Community Trek

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail a joint effort by a number of fabulous local non-profits (Sierra Fund, Nevada County Land Trust, American Rivers & Sierra Streams Institute (formally Friends of Deer Creek) is having a kick off party for National…
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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…