My family has always been a camping family. For Mother’s Day weekend this weekend, we went to Inn Town Campground in Nevada City for some “glamping”. My sister and her family stayed in the Riverside Retro RV, while my parents and I had glamping tents. There are also spaces for bringing your own tent or RV. And the entire place has electricity and WIFI! So, for those of you that just can’t go full-on camping, this is the place for you!
Each glamping tent is unique and has its own character inside. They are all very cute! The tents have nice floors, real beds and linens, heated mattress pads, fans, and outlets. The decoration in each tent is eclectic-my parents had an old school desk in theirs; perfect for them given that they were both teachers! The size of the tent is perfect for 2 people. My friend Jessica and her dog Oliver joined us on the first night, and she and I had plenty of space with our stuff and Ollie’s. Dogs are allowed in some of the tents (#1-#6) for an extra fee per night. I think Ollie had just as much fun as we did!
The RV my sister and her family stayed in was recently added, and they were one of the first families to stay in it. It had a stove top and dining area, a queen bed, and two smaller beds, as well as a bathroom with a toilet and shower. There was a great space right in front of it for use to sit around with all our chairs; she had rented a portable fire pit for the weekend (which is available for all sites as well). There was a partial fence that blocked us off some the road, which was nice, to give our family some privacy. It was great for our family to be able to store all the food at her RV and eat our meal there. So, if you can’t handle even a glamping tent, check out the RVs.
In addition to the camping sites, the office is part of a large building with a community center. There is a small shop in the office with often-forgotten supplies such as bug spray, as well as some yummy treats and memorabilia. The next room over is a common living area, with some toys for kids, a reading area, some couches and a TV. Then there is a kitchen that guests are free to use, along with a dining area. Off of that is the pool. There are also several buildings placed through the grounds with bathrooms and showers, but those are at the community center as well.
What to do
Relax, of course! The grounds are so peaceful, it’s a perfect getaway spot. I could have just sat on my patio area all day reading and relaxing. But we didn’t! On Saturday we went into Nevada City. You can walk to it from the grounds, it’s about a mile or so. Just note that it’s not flat the whole way, so if your party has anyone with limited mobility you may opt to drive into town. And Nevada City is a really cute town, so I do recommend exploring it! We found a great shop, the Gray Goose, that had a lot of fun, quirky gifts. We all said we’d like to go back and spend more time in Nevada City as well.
There’s also more stuff to do at the campground. There is a small amphitheater set up for evening movies, and during the day you can play cornhole. There is a pool, a foosball table, ping pong table, a reading area with books, and some children’s toys. There’s plenty to keep you entertained!
And the campgrounds are right by the Railroad Museum! You can walk along some of the old tracks on the trail to Nevada City.
The staff were amazing. They were all nice and helpful. We enjoyed talking to them! Turns out the owners had lived in New Zealand for a while, so my parents and I loved talking about our trip with them.
Everything was so clean. The staff did a meticulous job of keeping the common areas tidy. So, if you are picturing nasty pit-stop bathrooms, you are wrong! They are all very clean.
This place was an incredible find. I can’t wait to go back! I was there just a few hours when I texted my group of girlfriends and told them I found the location for our next girl’s weekend! I may even sneak away on my own sometime for some peace and quiet.