Spring camping has arrived and the campground is buzzing with activity. It was great to have so many families on spring break, it felt like we went to winter to summer camping season overnight. It’s been fun to see more tent campers and have folks roasting s’mores and enjoying the dry weather.
We recently got the opportunity to be on Good Day Sacramento. You can watch two of the spots online, click here and here. It’s been great to meet campers who said, “I saw you on TV.” We have been trying to keep our IGTV updates up to date, as we know folks have questions, so we’ll keep adding to those monthly check-ins.
Some of the top questions we are getting at the moment….
Is the pool open? Not yet, it’s not heated, so it depends on the weather. Normally we open it mid-May, but we’ll continue to monitor the weather and adjust as needs be.
Are you doing outdoor movies? Yes, on weekends (weather permitting) and by request during the week. It’s still BYO chair (although we hope to change that soon). And we’re working on some movie snacks fun, so stay tuned for an entrepreneur child of ours selling popcorn.
What is glamping? Our glamping tents are canvas walled tents with a bed, linens, electricity, heated mattress pads, fan, deck and picnic table. We’ve made it easy to just show up and camp, no setting the tent up! But please note, until COVID restrictions are lifted our communal indoor kitchen is not open, so bring your camp stove, cooler and a way to make coffee.
Is the camp store open? We’re currently still selling things through the window, but we are working towards allowing limited capacity inside shopping soon. But, we have been restocking the store in preparation for the summer season and have a whole bunch of fun goodies. Many thanks to the understanding from our campers.
If you’re looking for a few ideas for things to do in spring, here are several:
- Buttermilk Bend wildflower hikes are every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am down at Bridgeport along the South Yuba River through mid-May. If you’ve never been down there now is the time of the year to go. Click here for the self guided trees and shrubs brochure or here for a Wildflowers directory. Please remember to recreate responsibly and don’t pick the wildflowers.
- Sit under the cherry tree at Ike’s Quarter Cafe, the restaurant is doing take out only, but you can sit on the patio.
- Go for an urban hike and walk to the Deer Creek Tribute Trail or explore Nevada City neighborhoods.
- Bring out your bike and good for a lap on the Hoot Trail or Scotts Drop.
- Check out the spring blooms around downtown Nevada City.
- Visit our neighbors the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum, now open on Saturdays.
- Go learn about the Gold Rush era at Empire Mine Historic State Park.
- Go sit outside and enjoy a beverage, outdoor options at Miners Foundry Cafe, Nevada City Winery and Golden Era Lounge.
We have opened all our glamping tents for the 2021 season. To see more photos check out either the Glamping Tent Gallery, I’m still trying to work my way through walk through Instagram Live tours (I promise my to do list is long, but I’ll get there!).
The summer dates are filling up, so if you’re interested in coming camping this summer, it’s definitely time to make a reservation. And if you’ve made it this far and are as excited about summer camping as we are, we’ve got a spring fever special. Dust off the camping gear and make a new reservation Monday-Thursday in the next 2 weeks and we’ll give you 20% off, valid for glamping reservations only. We want to help encourage you to kick off the camping season, so take a spontaneous week-day getaway and come hang out at the Inn Town Campground.
To follow us along, make sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter feeds, if you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the Outside Inn’s blog. As always, we love hearing from our campers and look forward to seeing you round the campfire.