Spring camping has arrived, thankful for the upcoming sunshine! It is a welcome sight after the snow in March, so yeah for spring, we’re all looking forward to spending some time outside. If you’re looking for a last minute spring break trip, come camping! It’s been fun to see more tent campers and have folks roasting s’mores and enjoying the dry weather. The daffodils are blooming at camp and the tulips are getting closer.
We are super excited to share that we’ve been nominated again by the USA 10Best for Best RV Park Campground (if you recall, we might have won last year!). So– thanks to all our superfans, near and far, let’s see if we can do it again? You can vote every day for the month of April.
Some of the top questions we are getting at the moment….
Are you open? Is the snow gone? Is the pool open? Yes we’re open, yes the snow is gone and no, the pool isn’t open yet. The pool is 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. We’re just waiting for that break in the weather, but it’s coming, so we’re excited. And we take suggestions for must haves on our list of movies, we’ll check our movie license and add popular requests.
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, our communal indoor kitchen is open, so you can bring your camp stove, cooler and a way to make coffee outside or use one of the coffeemakers in the kitchen, your choice.
Can we come check out the campground? Yes, but please stop by the camp store upon arrival and say hello, during business hours only.
Should we do a shakedown for our new RV? Of course! The Inn Town Campground happily welcomes newbie campers and their rigs, it’s a great way to practice your camping skills, most likely closer to home and get ready for the camping season.
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.
- Come camping for Easter weekend and enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday, April 8th, 3:30pm)
- Participate in the BYLT NatureFest, Saturday, April 8th
- Go for an urban hike and walk to the Deer Creek Tribute Trail or explore Nevada City neighborhoods, or join us for the free history hikes with Folk Trails Hiking Club, Thursday, April 13th, 5pm at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
- Join the Nevada City Earth Fest Street Fair, April 23rd
- Bring out your bike and good for a lap on the Hoot Trail or Scotts Drop.
- Join one of the local photos walks, Nevada County Camera Club or Crystal Hermitage Tulips or go for a self guided walk.
- 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.
- Events at the Nevada City Miners Foundry, including the Nevada City Craft Fair and Psychic Fair, plus live music.
- Check out the 19,000 tulips at Crystal Hermitage Gardens
- Go sit outside and enjoy a beverage, outdoor options at TJ’s Roadhouse, Nevada City Winery and and the brewery Ribald Brewery.
We have opened our glamping tents for the 2023 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!). We’re excited to say that we have redone G9, G11 and G21 (G10 is on the list, stay tuned). For those who want to look inside any of the tents, check out their online galleries for more photos, I should have the updated photos for G21 up by the end of the week.
We recently got a shout out in the Roseville magazine Style Mag for Thrive Outside! Camping 101 recommendations. and a nice plug in the Visit California Road Trip Road Trip Republic route planning. Many thanks to Travel & Leisure for the round up of 23 Best Places to Go Glamping in California, we feel honored to be included in the list. 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.
The summer dates are filling up, so if you’re interested in coming camping this summer, it’s definitely time to make a reservation. I’ve been updating our Things to Do Section if you’re looking for ideas on things to do or trying to keep track of annual events (KVMR Celtic Festival is back for 2023).
To follow us along, make sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok or Twitter feeds, if you’re looking for more local ideas, check out the Visit Nevada City Instagram feed or the InnSide Nevada City blog. As always, we love hearing from our campers and look forward to seeing you round the campfire.