There are a lot of great hikes nearby - from the house you can walk the Tribute Trail that is a loop that brings you back to town. Empire Mine in Grass Valley has a network of trails. Anywhere along the Yuba for swimming is beautiful. 49 Bridge and Edward’s crossing are some of the best spots! Get there early in the summer as parking fills up.


The Sunroom offers fantastic massages in a beautiful room in the back of a boutique plant shop. 

Vela massage is another good option that is surrounded by tall swaying trees and has sauna.


Nevada City and Grass Valley have a plethora of vintage/antique, clothing, toy shops. Kitkitdizzi, Mama Madrone’s and Mountain Pastimes (kid’s/game store) are our favorites.

Mountain biking

Check out You Bet! or Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop for rentals. Up highway 20 has some great trails

Farmer’s Market

Nevada City- Saturdays from 8:30-1pm. Union St in the spring - fall. SAEL School Auditorium in the winter.
Grass Valley- Tuesdays (9-1) and Saturdays (8-1230). Thursday Night Market from 6-9.