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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day from the Outside Inn.
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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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Upside Down World

It's an upside down world at the Outside Inn these days.  We're focusing on the things we love; we're especially finding beauty in the flowers blooming and the heartfelt comments from customers who love and support the business.  While…
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Hunker Down

Hello from the Outside Inn and a very quiet Nevada City. The entire world is stunned by coronavirus, and this unprecedented time in our history.
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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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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…
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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. …
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Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, celebrate…

Holiday 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. It's hard to believe I started this blog…
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Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, celebrate…

Happy 20th Birthday

Twenty years ago the Outside Inn opened its doors and welcomed folks to check out the new and improved Airway Motel.  The motel has had a lot of history, but when my mother, Evans Phelps, took ownership of the property in the winter of…

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…

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…
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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…
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Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, like…
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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming up next Saturday, June 3rd.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Grateful Giveaway, but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and thank all the amazing local businesses and organizations…