Nevada City Events in January 2013

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Poster 2013

Happy New Year! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2013!

Nevada City’s premier January event is the 11th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! This world class event is hosted by  SYRCL, the South Yuba Citizen’s League. This year, the three-day environmental film festival is on January  11, 12, and 13 in and around Nevada City. Each year, the Festival draws in top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the largest film festival of it’s kind. The films show all over Nevada City, including the Miners Foundry, the Nevada Theatre, the Veterans Hall, and many more locations (almost all are walking distance, too!). This is one of Nevada City’s biggest events and is worth going to! If you plan on coming next year, make your reservations as soon as possible. Accommodations fill up as far as one year in advance. We hope you can join us for this fabulous, one-of-a-kind festival!

In addition to over 120 incredible films, there will be live music, workshops, performance,  art, parties and so much more! Don’t miss this festival weekend! For more information, click here!

Off Broadstreet Theater will be presenting Knockoffs at the Pina Colada, a new musical comedy By John Driscoll & Jan Kopp. This performance runs from Jan 11th Through Feb 16th, and Sunday January 27th. All Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. and some Sundays at 2:00pm.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents local treasure and master Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser with the 5th annual Community Workshop & Gathering on Saturday, January 5, 2013. For more information click here.

Attention chocolate lovers! Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines, and enjoy Ludi Hinrichs on piano from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Chocolate Infusion, an afternoon of chocolate, wine, & jazz on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Miners Foundry.

The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting the 22nd Annual Robert Burns Celebration Dinner and Concert on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 4:00, dinner at 5:30.

If you’re planning to wed in 2013, be sure to check out An Affair For All SeasonsJanuary 27 from 11am to 4pm at the Miners Foundry. On this special day, the Miners Foundry will be transformed into seasonal rooms showcasing some of the top wedding and event vendors in Nevada County.

Uncorked–A Success!

Nevada City Uncorked was a great success this past weekend. Locals and tourists filled the streets, wine glass in hand. For $40 at the door, patrons received a commemorative wine glass (also used for tasting), 5 food tickets that could be redeemed at any of the locations, and wine tasting from 21 different wineries (and a couple breweries). Over 300 tickets were sold. Wine tasters had a great time at Broad Street Inn. We set up chairs, tables, and umbrellas for the patrons. Solune Winegrowers were serving the wine, and Broad Street Bistro was serving the food. To read more about the event, click HERE.

Here are a few pictures from the event. See more on our Flickr, or click HERE.

One Year Later…

We can’t believe how fast the year has flown by! Just one year ago we opened our doors and it’s been a great first year. We’ve learned so much and can’t wait to learn more. From the beginning, we’ve aimed to be eco-friendly which has been challenging in some ways, but always fun. It required thinking outside the box every once in a while. As we have watched the inn transform, we have seen an old empty Victorian turn into an aged-yet-fresh inn that is always full of life. Our guests are often excited that we don’t serve breakfast because they love starting their day with Ike’s Quarter Cafe or South Pine Cafe. We always enjoy hearing feedback from our guests. Since we aren’t the ones sleeping, eating, showering, and lounging in the rooms, hearing from the people who do is always good. With the great help of our guests, we’ve learned what needs to stay and what needs to change. The inn is always adapting and adjusting, but our good intentions will always stay the same. We are so happy to be able to accommodate the great visitors of Nevada City. Our first year has passed and we look forward to the years to come.

These photos show the changes and improvements we’ve made over the past year. The ones dated March 2010 were taken before we had purchased the house.

 

It's warming up! Time to use the patio and fire pit!

The backyard at Broad Street Inn is so relaxing. It’s sunny most of the day, yet has shady parts too. We have bistro tables and comfortable outdoor furniture scattered around the patio. Our guests love to use our patio for eating dinner, enjoying a glass of wine, and having a cup of coffee. In the winter, it’s usually too cold to enjoy the patio. Now that it’s warmer, the patio is great in the afternoon to read and sunbathe. If it’s too cold in the evening, we have a heater and a fire pit. The weather hasn’t allowed us to use the fire pit often, until now! If you haven’t seen our fire pit, come by and check it out. Kady Guyton, who is a chef and columnist for The Union newspaper, is hosting a wine dinner in our back patio next weekend. Click HERE for more information. For more pictures, visit out Flickr page.

Being a Green Hotel

Each day at the Broad Street Inn, we strive to be as eco-friendly, or green, as possible. When the weather is enjoyable, we line dry the linens and open the windows and doors and turn off the thermostat. We have ceiling fans in every room to reduce the A/C usage. In the cooler months, we have small space heaters in each room to help heat the room for those who prefer a warmer room. We use energy efficient light bulbs, and have most lights on sensors to save energy. We always encourage our guests to walk to town for dinner, shopping, wine tasting and plays (plus we’re so close, why drive?). All of our cleaning products are eco-friendly and purchased in bulk to reduce waste. When deciding what kind of products to put in the bathrooms, we opted for a wall-mounted dispenser instead of small, disposable bottles. All of the bath products–the lotion, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash–are all natural or organic. We have appliances throughout the inn, for guests and ourselves alike, and we purchased as many Energy Star appliances as possible. We also encourage our guests who stay more than one night to reuse their towels to save water. We have applied to many green programs and are now members of the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program, Keep the Sierra Green, Think Local First, Green Life Pages and It’s a Green Green World. Whenever possible, we try to make any purchases from local and green businesses. When we opened our doors, we committed ourselves to be as eco-friendly as possible while still maintaining quality, comfort, and cleanliness.

Foreign Car Show & Wine Stroll coming up!

Do you love cars and wine? Join the Sierra Sports Car Group for the 1st Annual Foreign Car Show and Wine Stroll coming up on June 4. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, just a short walk from Broad Street Inn!
The cars are limited to 1980 and older, including motorcycles. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will hold a Wine Stroll from 12:00 to 3:00.  Visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and beers.  Participating merchants, wineries, and breweries include:  The APPLE Center, Fantastic Finds, The Nevada City Marketplace, Clavey Wines, Nevada City Winery, BYOB, Indian Springs Winery, and Coufous Winery.

Green Life Eco Fest

This past weekend, we went to the Green Life Eco Fest. We had a great time. Many local merchants and businesses were there to offer their information. The A.P.P.L.E. Center for Sustainable Living was there as well as Reinette Senum, a local who is very involved in the community, who shared her new portable shelter for the homeless. The local co-op, Briar Patch, attended and displayed the healthy food they provide in their grocery store. Nevada County Grown, a local non-profit, was there sharing their information on how they connect local farmers and ranchers to the community.  There was plenty to eat at the festival, like Horn of the Bull, a local taqueria. A family-owned frozen yogurt business, Yotasia,was selling a few of their frozen yogurt treats. Each of Yotasia’s flavors are hand-crafted and homemade with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Each of their locations is on a college campus in the dining halls. We had a great time meeting other “green” businesses and getting new ideas on what we can do to be more eco-friendly.

Cooperative Games, an online store, had a booth displaying all of their games which promote team work and cooperation.

Reinette Senum with her microhouse for the homeless prototype.

Amgen Tour in Nevada City!

Nevada City was proud to announce this morning that the city would be hosting the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California. It was originally planned to start in Tahoe yesterday, but once it starting snowing, it was decided to keep the cyclists from riding in snow and possibly ice. Jeff Pelline, from FoodWineArt magazine wrote an article on his blog this morning with more information on the race. For more pictures from downtown of Amgen, pictures are posted on our Flickr.

Abstrakt: Nevada City's Newest Addition

A new store opened in downtown Nevada City this past weekend called Abstrakt. Roi Lynn Arnold and her daughter Lize Hottegindre have been working hard the past few months to put together a store of fresh and trendy clothing, plus the all the accessories (belts, purses, jewelry, scarves, etc.) to make an outfit complete. After spending quite some time in their shop, I couldn’t leave without one of the many cute things I found. The prices were very reasonable and the clothing is excellent quality. They also carry a wide variety of gifts and home goods. From the start, they aimed at providing only American-made clothing. They found it a little challenging to keep the prices affordable on merchandise made in the U.S. but still try their hardest. They also own another store, Contrast, which carries jewelry and other accessories from the U.S., France, Israel, and other countries. Contrast is located at 234 Commercial Street with the outlet store across the street. Abstrakt is located next door to Gray Goose at 228 Broad Street. For more information, click here. The pictures were taken by Lize Hottegindre and more are available on her site.