Autumn In Nevada City

Nevada City Tree
Photo by Kial James

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner —Fall. That means brilliant, bold, and bodacious colors swaying through the trees.

That means the ground will soon become a canvas of golden and burnt orange crunchy leaves.

Send us your favorite Fall photos to and we will share them with our travelers.

Let’s show off our beautiful Nevada County together.

5 Fun Things To Do In Nevada County Labor Day Weekend

A 3-Day Weekend is upon us — Labor Day Weekend and that means there’s lots to do in Nevada County.

With that in mind, here are 5 fun things to do in the area:


1. Hiking

Hiking trails in Nevada County are abundant. Here’s a great list to help you get started.



2. Wine Tasting

Did you know that Nevada County has a wine association? It’s called Sierra Vintners. Check out the list of 18 local wineries right here.


3. Mountain Biking

BONC, Bicyclists Of Nevada County is a very active mountain biking group and super friendly too. Here’s a list of the numerous mountain biking trails near by.



4. Yuba River

The Yuba River is a gem for many to enjoy. Check out SYRCL’S website for the latest info.



5. Farmers’ Market

And of course, our beloved Farmers Market. Check out the many Farmers Markets throughout the area.



Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Nevada City Uncorked


Nevada City Uncorked 2014 celebrates with Farm to Table Theme.

Tickets are selling fast, so get yours today.

If wine is the nectar of the Gods, Nevada County must be God’s country. If your perfect weekend includes wine, women and song or a day of antiquing followed by great local wine paired with the perfect meal –all within walking distance from your Victorian Inn– Nevada City is one destination you don’t want to miss.

Nevada City, once a bustling Gold Rush town, has become a mecca for wine lovers. With grapes grown to perfection during the warm days and cool nights of autumn that typify the Sierra Nevada, it’s no wonder there are now over 20 wineries dotting the County. Each winery offers a unique opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of the County’s mountain grown wine.

Three of the most popular wineries are located in historic Nevada City, an easy walk from the Broad Street Inn located at the top of Broad Street.

Nevada City Winery has been producing award-winning wines since 1980. A premium, full production winery, Nevada City Winery’s original vineyards date back to the Gold Rush. In 2010,

Nevada City Winery’s 2997 Cabernet Franc won the “Best Cabernet Franc of California Award at the California State Fair. The 2007 Syrah won top honors two years in a row at New World International. With a range of wines that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Syrah, White Zinfandel, and Gewürztraminer, a visit to the Nevada City Winery is a must. The winery is open daily for tasting 11 AM – 5 PM except Sundays, when tasting hours are Noon – 5 PM.

Szabo Vineyards, a small family owned boutique winery, is a relatively recent addition to Nevada City. Their wines are made exclusively from their estate-grown grapes and are known for being big, bold, and fruit-forward. The wines are elegant and food-friendly in style with the Syrah and the Rhone-style blend ‘Voila’ being particularly noteworthy. Szabo Wines have won awards at the California State Fair, the West Coast Wine Competition, Orange County Wine Competition, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition, just to name a few.

With family roots in Hungary, Alex Szabo’s goal is to produce only the best quality grapes and ultimately the best quality wine. The tasting room is open Thursday 2 PM – 8 PM, Friday 12 PM – 7 PM, and weekends 12 PM – 6 PM.

Clavey Class V Wines tasting room is located on Commercial Street. The tasting room is a great place to enjoy a glass of red wine and sample their Syrahs, Cabernets, and Sangiovese, which are grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. The tasting room is open from 12 PM – 6 PM Monday through Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM Friday and Saturday and 11 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday. While you’re there, be sure to ask about their Custom Crushes and the option of harvesting Clavey grapes with your family.

The opportunity for wine tasting extends beyond the city limits.

Some of the other wineries worth visiting are Double Oak Winery, which has won Gold Medals at the California State Fair for their Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon; Smith Vineyard which specializes in hand-crafted, small lot Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon; and Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery whose wines have won many awards including a Gold “Chairman’s Award” for their Syrah. They also produce Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Port. For a complete list of Nevada County Wineries, visit Crazy About Wine.

Valerie Moberg is the proprietor of the historic Broad Street Inn, and the go-to person for information about Nevada City. Built in 1870, Broad Street Inn is a small, family-owned, eco-friendly green business that prides itself on providing comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. Located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City, this Victorian inn offers six contemporary rooms and a peaceful garden setting just a short walk from downtown Nevada City’s great shops, restaurants, theaters, and wineries.

For more information about the Broad Street Inn and the Nevada City area, contact Valerie by phone (530.265.2239) or email ( or on the Web:

Nevada County Fair 2014

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Nevada County Fairgrounds


If you have not been to the Nevada County Fair, then you have not had the full experience of Nevada County.

Nevada County Fairgrounds is on one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in America. It’s not that we are biased, it’s true.

From Wednesday August 6th to Sunday August 10th, this is one of Nevada County’s premiere events NOT to be missed.

See you there!

Yoga In Nevada City California



As much fun as traveling can be, it can also be a bit stressful.

If you are visiting Nevada City, CA did you know that you can still get your Downward Dog on at Wild Mountain Yoga?

They have two locations, one in Nevada City and one in Grass Valley. Check out their schedule of classes right here.

Be sure to tell them that you heard about them from Broad Street Inn.

Events in June 2013

Summer is here! Take a picnic lunch down to the Yuba to cool off or stay in town, taste some wine and have a lovely meal at one of our great restaurants. There is always so much to see and do here in Nevada City!

June 7, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5-9 pm – First Friday Art Walk – The Artwalk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will stay open until 9pm every First Friday monthly and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

June 8 – Nevada City Foreign Car Show –  The Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show. This car show is a collaborative effort between the three groups. For more information:

June 13-16 –  Bluegrass Festival –  The 38th Annual Father’s Day Festival is right around the corner with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines at the scenic Nevada County Fairgrounds. For more information:

June 16 –  Nevada City Bicycle Classic – One of America’s top cycling events celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year and many of the nation’s top cyclists are expected to be on hand.  The Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in historic downtown Nevada City. The Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the natioJune 22 – Soap Box Derby –  Teams will race nearly 1/2 mile downhill (powered only by gravity) on Nimrod Street in Nevada City, while being judged for creativity, speed and team spirit! Proceeds benefit Pioneer Park. The race starts at Noon.

June 29 –   Saturday – 7:30 pm / Gates open at 6:00 pm – Music in the Mountains presents The Music of Queen On the lawn at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Bring your own seating.  Calling this performance a tour de force is a huge understatement. Because when Michael Shotton gets through channeling Freddie Mercury – backed up by his killer seven piece band, the sublime MIM Festival Orchestra and the amazing MIM Chorus – you’ll be exhausted and begging for more. With this kind of musical horsepower, we’re absolutely going to rock you!

As always, check out the wonderful variety of events at the Miners Foundry. For more information go to:


Events in May 2013

Everything is in bloom and the weather is for the most part beautiful and the occasional shower helps to keep things green a bit longer. As usual, there is no shortage of things to do and see here in this Merry Month of May. Come up and enjoy Spring in our beautiful foothills.

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques’ annual art show and sale is from May 5-13 in their warehouse in Nevada City. Twice a year, in Spring and Fall, Kodo Arts opens its warehouse to the public. Inside, you will find Japanese décor, furniture, textiles, art, kimonos, and much more! The warehouse is located at 571 Searls Ave in the 7 Hills Business District in Nevada City, or visit their website at

24 Hour Plays at Miners Foundry May 8. Tickets are $15.00 and are available online, by phone (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  On Wednesday, May 8, find out what happens when a group of talented Nevada County actors, writers, directors, and producers are given just 24 hours to create, rehearse, and tech six short original plays, culminating in an off-book performance to a live theatre audience.

The Complete History of America May 3 – May 26. LeGacy Presents is proud and thrilled to bring yet another hilarious comedy by the Reduced Shakespeare Company to the Off Center Stage this May. Following the hugely successful and popular The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, presented by LeGacy last fall, Scott Ewing once again directs this three actor fast, fun, and rollicking comedy – 600 years in 6000 seconds!!

Mother’s Day Buffet and Champagne Sunday, May 12. Serving a very special Mother’s Day Buffet and Champagne $12.00 per person and Children 6 – 10 years old is $5.00  Children under age 5 are FREE  Please send your reservation and payment to:

Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
Post Office Box 611
Nevada City, CA 95959

Songs of Leonard Cohen Tickets are on sale for the return of A Thousand Kisses Deep, the songs of Leonard Cohen, to the Nevada Theatre on May 10 and 11 at 8pm. Nevada Theatre401 Broad Street Nevada City Information and order by phone at: the Miners Foundry – 530-265-5462 Tickets at: The Briar Patch – 530-272-5333; Yabobo – 530-470-9114 Go to for more information.

The 20th Annual Spring Garden Tour, hosted by Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills (SISF), scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. This event is a self-guided tour of six privately-owned gardens in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley.  Gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the garden gate. Tickets go on sale in early March.  Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, and don’t forget your camera on this four-to-five hour excursion.

Dont miss the  26th Annual Miners Foundry Mother’s Day Plant Sale.  The Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Sale features over a dozen growers of Organic Vegetables and Herb Seedlings grown locally to give your garden a head start on the growing season.

In its 28th year, the Teddy Bear Convention in idyllic Nevada City will celebrate the enduring charms and trace the birth of the teddy bear, more than a century ago, to its permanent place in the contemporary scene as the ubiquitous plaything and highly prized collectible. May 10, 11 and 12. Thursday, May 10 at Trolley Junction. Friday, May 11 – 12noon to 5PM and Saturday, May 12 – 10AM to 4PM at Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City.

Docent led wildflower walks along the South Yuba River at Bridgeport start Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am and continue through May 19. South Yuba River State Park Association.

Ongoing: Tabletop Tango on Tuesdays at The Haven, 228 Broad St (downstairs) Argentine Tango lessons and practice 6:30 beginners; 7:30 intermediate; 8:30 practice Drop-ins welcome, cost is $10. Multi-lesson discounts are offered. For more information: