Yeah November! It’s been a great autumn here at Inn Town Campground. Although we really want the rain, our weather is still warm and sunny, perfect for camping. We’ve had a lot of happy campers, numerous repeat customers and plenty of roasted marshmallows over the gas fire pits.
Now, we’re looking forward to a final burst of fall colors (the campground’s dogwoods pop a bright yellow in early November) and the onset of the holiday season. So as we (hopefully) transition to cooler temps and longer nights, it doesn’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 heated 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. And to help inspire you last minute fall adventure, we’ve added a special for tent and glamping tents for the rest of November, book any 2 nights and get 25% off your second night (valid only on new reservations to stay in November 2019). Thanksgiving at the campground anyone?
For those of you who don’t own a RV, but want to give it a try here are a few suggestions. You can check out our Retro RV, which is already set up at the campground and ready for you to camp. Or, if you’re interested in renting an RV and going on a road trip, try one of these outfitters: American Tear Drop, Sierra Tear Drops, Discover RV, TravelLite RV Rentals, Outdoorsy, RV Share, Rockin RV Rentals or Cruise America.
The holidays are a great time to come camping with us. We’re open through both Thanksgiving and Christmas, so if you have too many family members and need a few extra options, we’re happy to play host. Please note that our camp store is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
November & December Events:
- Folks Trails Hiking Club holiday lights hike, Thursday, December 12th, 4-6pm.
- Holidays at Empire Mine State Park, November 29th and 30th, 11am-4pm
- Santa at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum, December 9th
- Nevada City Photo Walk, holiday lights, Saturday, December 6th, 4-6pm
- Nevada City Victorian Christmas, Wednesdays: December 11th and 18th (5-9pm) and Sundays: December 8th, 15th and 22nd (1:30-6pm)
- Cornish Christmas, Fridays: November 29th- December 20th, 6-9pm.
- Nevada City Craft Fair, Sunday, December 15th, 10am-6pm
Dan and I recently attended the ARVC National Conference for RV Park and Campground owners. We enjoy hearing what other campgrounds in the country are doing and what’s up-and-coming in the industry. I’m proud to say that I got the opportunity to present in one of the educational seminars, which was a great opportunity to share some of our learning opportunities with other industry professionals. For more photos from the convention and expo check out the gallery I put on Facebook. We also toured campgrounds, took a scenic tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway and checked out a glamping campground in Asheville, North Carolina. For more photos from our adventures, check out this post on Instagram.
Finally, if you’re looking for a holiday gift idea, we offer Gift Certificates online and over the phone. Or you can book a future site, we’ve got a great selection of handmade cards and branded gifts, if you wanted to put together a basket, if your idea of a holiday gift is a future camping trip. We take reservations up to a year in advance, so it’s definitely not too early to think about summer of 2020.
To follow what’s happening at camp, 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. Plus, every week I update our weekly events boards on Pinterest. As always, we love hearing from our campers and look forward to seeing you round the campfire.
Photos by Erin Thiem and Lenkaland Photography.