Yeah November! The Inn Town Campground has had a great autumn, lots of happy campers, numerous repeat customers and plenty of roasted marshmallows over the gas fire pits. Our forest was also treated to a series of early season rain storms that have left the campground refreshed and fragrant with happy pine and cedar trees.
Now, we’re looking forward to a final burst of fall colors (the campground dogwoods pop a bright yellow in early November) and the onset of the holiday season. Cooler temps and longer nights don’t mean the camping season is over at the Inn Town Campground. We are open year-round and The Commons is a warm, cozy place to share a meal, watch a movie or just relax while you’re visiting the campground and Nevada City. Our RV and tent campsites will be available throughout the winter, but our glamping tents will close at the end of November. If you want a last minute chance to glamp this year, remember each bed has an added electric mattress pads to keep you warm at night. However, please remember that the tents are not heated. You can always come warm up by the fire place in The Commons living room or rent a gas fire pit for your individual campsite. Also, thanks to the early rains, we’ve now added our communal wood fire to the mix; come visit us on the weekends and we’ll start up a crackling fire for you to hang out and make new friends.
For those of you who don’t own a RV, but want to give it a try here are a few suggestions: If you want to try rent a RV try one of these outfitters: American Tear Drop, Sierra Tear Drops, Discover RV, Gold Country Camper Rentals, Outdoorsy, Rockin RV Rentals or Cruise America.
As with every month in Nevada City, November also has a number of events. Here is a brief list of the events lined up and some goodies that make cool autumn nights full of fun:
- Come join the Folk Trails Hiking Club Fall Nevada City hike on Wednesday (11/9) afternoon, 3-5pm.
- Our movie screenings will continue for campers on Friday & Saturday nights, most likely indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
- Now that the forest has had a good drink from our early season rain, we’ve got our communal wood burning campfire up and going on the weekends, join the communal area, bring some marshmallows, a beverage or your banjo…
- Our artisan marshmallows are getting rave reviews from guests (and certain un named children). If you’re looking for a new s’mores experience we’re excited to add some unique marshmallows from The Rustic Puff (Pumpkin souffle or peppermint s’mores in addition to the Cinnamon Sugar and my favorite– Toasted Coconut). You can rent an individual gas fire pit from the Camp Store or hang out at one of our communal fire pits by the BBQs.
Here’s what’s planned for November & December:
- We’ve Extended Our Fall Colors Special! – Book 3 midweek nights and only pay for 2. Valid for Sun-Thurs. nights. Book online now until the middle of November.
- Folks Trails Hiking Club fall colors hike, Wednesday, November 9th, 3-5pm.
- Holidays at Empire Mine State Park, November 25th and 26th, 11am-4pm.
- Nevada City Victorian Christmas, Wednesdays: December 14th and 21st (5-9pm) and Sundays: December 4th, 11th and 18th (1:30-6pm)
- Cornish Christmas, Fridays: November 25th- December 23rd, 6-9pm.
- Nevada City Craft Fair, Sunday, December 11th, 10am-6pm
We have really appreciated getting great feedback from campers, both in person, on social media and on various review sites.
“First, the staff is AMAZING! Very friendly and extremely helpful! The attention to details was incredible in the glamping tent. A champagne bucket, towels, ear plugs if needed and a flashlight to start as well as the heating pad on the comfy bed!” wrote Darin on TripAdvisor.com. “Best campsite I’ve been to yet,” said Beth on Facebook reviews. “As others have said – WOW! I was “just” tent camping and still wow. Beautiful wooded campground near downtown Nevada city and only minutes from Grass Valley. I had a concert to go to in Grass Valley and waited too long to book a hotel but I am so glad I didn’t. I can’t wait to come back and try one of the glamping tents! Staff were courteous and attentive, site was private with clean restrooms and showers nearby. Much more than camping! Great experience for my young German shepherd who’s just learning what this tent camping stuff is all about – campsites spread out enough that you don’t feel right on top of one another like most developed campgrounds. Awoke to birdsong 🙂 I will be back! Oh and for the tent campers out there… sites are packed soil (maybe clay) with woodchips – much cleaner than most campsites,” said Kimberly on Google.
And for those of you who missed our Guest Instagram weekend take over for Visit Sacramento’s account, click here, with shout outs to downtown Nevada City, Nevada City Farmers Market, South Yuba River, Empire Mine and of course s’mores, glamping, camping, RVing at the Inn Town Campground. It was a great opportunity to showcase some of our favorite places to a new audience, many thanks to all the fans out there who are now following us along via Instagram.
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