Winter Activities

Welcome 2022.  While we enjoyed the great snowstorm at the end of 2021, it was a challenge for so many members of our community.  But, now we're back to highs in the mid 60's and wondering what happened to old man winter?  So, we've put…
Victorian Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas

Hello December!  Things are looking festive at the Outside Inn, but as we round out the year, we are excited about the return of one of Nevada City's favorite events.  Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday spirit for…
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Think Local Holiday Events

With the community-wide impact of COVID-19 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 this season. Shop Local Several…

Nevada City Fall Activities

Is it really October?   I've always said fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I'm excited to share the season with guests at the Outside Inn.  Here are 15 ideas to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. …
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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.  Despite the challenges of COVID, forest fires and the continual changing of plans, we're proud of being able to show up and…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From August 27th-September 2nd, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent…
Nevada County Fair

Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is right around the corner with 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The fair runs from Wednesday, August 11th through Sunday, August 15th…
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Nevada City Summer Bucket List

We are in the heat of summer vacation in Nevada City and we thought we'd give you a round up of 10 ideas of things to do. Summer Bucket List Ideas: Grab an ice cream cone at Treats. Check out one of the summer events (Movies Under…
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4th of July Activities

Who’s ready for 4th of July?  For those who are looking for some local activities here are a few of our suggestions to celebrate Independence Day.  If you're looking for a family friendly option check out the Music in the Mountains SummerFest…
Deer Creek Tribute Trail
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Celebrations of Trails

With the warmer days, Nevada County Celebration of Trails is a great way to motivate to get outside and enjoy local trails.  Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off the celebration at Robinson Plaza on Friday evening from 4-8pm.  The 7th annual…
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Summer Events

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it's time to revisit a few of our favorite local summer events.  While the COVID modifications are still changing, here are a couple of events you can put on your calendar and have something to…
Nevada City Farmers Market

Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market in downtown Nevada City operates year round, but kicked off the the weekly summer season market today.  If you're looking to stock up on all your favorite local foods, the market runs Saturdays from…
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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.  Here are 10 ideas: Take a walk outside (we've got a few ideas over here on…
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Eating Out

Nevada County re-entered the red tier, allowing restaurants to re-open limited indoor capacity.  So, who's hungry and where should you go to support local restaurants?  I checked in with a few to see what was happening downtown Nevada…
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Buttermilk Bend, South Yuba River

The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River. The 2 1/2 mile walk along the South Yuba River is a great way to experience the beauty and magic of the river.  Bring your camera and…
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Spring Activities

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower…
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Nevada City Love

Nevada City Valentine's Day ideas, Outside Inn February special, plus ideas for chocolate, flowers, wine tasting, drinks, eating out and more!

Things to do in Winter

Here at the Outside Inn, we're excited that Nevada County has moved back into the Purple Tier so we can welcome recreational visitors again.  While the motel will continue to adhere to all of the modifications and COVID-19 requirements,…
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Oh 2020!  Let's put this year behind us and know that we have all survived! I wish I could give you my round-up of all of my favorite things from this last year, and decade since taking over as owners of the Outside Inn...instead, I will…
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Outside Inn Updates

During this holiday season, we want to let our customers and locals know that we’re thinking of them and despite not being able to see one-another, we appreciate you all and look forward to brighter days this coming spring.  We are now…
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Holidays 2020

The holidays may look and feel different this year, but now more than ever it's worth taking the time to get into the festive spirit. Each of us know in our heart that the frenzy of shopping malls and endless holiday parties is not what…