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What You Need To Know About Nevada City and Grass Valley

Once California’s third largest city, Nevada City, the “Queen City of the Northern Mines”, has much to offer today’s visitor. The historic district, with its gas lamp lit streets and beautifully preserved gold rush era buildings will transport you back to another time. Enjoy fine restaurants, theater and other cultural events. Visit unique shops or tour the town in a horse drawn carriage.

Nevada City Lodging

Although winter snows don’t linger long on the ground here, some of the high Sierra’s best skiing, both downhill and cross-country, is barely an hour’s drive away via Hwy. 20. Experience the gold rush at Empire Mine and Malakoff Diggings State Parks, or bike the trails of Tahoe National Forest. Photograph the spring wildflowers and fall colors. Swim, boat, raft and fish the local rivers and lakes.

Nevada City AttractionsYuba at Washington


Nevada City Locale and Tourists enjoying local attractions



The following list of links is here to help you find Restaurants, Caterers, Groceries, Nightlife, Entertainment and Venues in and around the Nevada City and Grass Valley area near our lodging  accommodation. If the business of interest didn’t have a website at the time of publishing this page, we have included a link to its reviews. We do periodic updates.


Nevada City Restaurants | Nightlife (bars, pubs Wineries and clubs) | Markets and Delis

Grass Valley Restaurants | Events, Venues and Catering | Entertainment/ Performing Arts |

Local Chambers of Commerce | Distances from PHC |



Accommodations & Restaurants in Nevada City

Nevada City Restaurants Unique California Cuisine Unique California Cuisine French Creole Upscale California and International Cuisine Grill and Pizza Organic Grill in Back of Market Upscale Unique California Cuisine California Cafe Sushi Chinese Thai Cuisine Organic California Cuisine Roadhouse, Steaks, Fish, Spirits Organic Market and Food court Delli   Mexican Specialty Grill and Tap House Sushi Organic Vegetarian Restaurant and Bar Crepes and Catering Pizza Plus Old fashioned Café Bistro and Art Gallery Bistro  Libations and snacks  Authentic Mexican





Markets and Delis Nevada City IGA Market & Deli Nevada City Grass Valley Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Outer Nevada City



Bars, Saloons, Breweries, Tap Houses and Wine Tasting Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Nevada City Tasting room Nevada City Tasting room 25 min outside of Nevada City Proper Nevada City Tasting room Nevada City Winery/Grass Valley Tasting room Grass Valley Rough & Ready Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Winery, Bistro & Tasting room Penn Valley winery Auburn Winery Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room Grass Valley Tasting room Grass Valley Winery & Tasting room



Events, Venues and Catering Music venue and events Events Venue, County Fair in August Events Venue Bicycling events, rental/repairs Catering Catering Specialty Catering Event Planning Venue, Restaurant Venue Venue/Performing Arts Venue, Restaurant, Music, Catering Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Venue Catering Catering


Entertainment and Performing Arts Historic State Park Venue, Restaurant, Music, Catering Venue, Restaurant, Music, Catering Venue and Music Venue, County Fair in August Multiple Events Grass Valley, Nevada City Performing Arts Sierra, Sutton, Del Oro and Nevada Film Series Nevada City Nevada City and Off Center Stage Grass Valley Grass Valley Performing Arts Railroad Museum Grass Valley, Nevada City Performing Arts/Storytelling Grass Valley, Nevada City Performing Arts



Local Chambers of Commerce/State and County sites Nevada County Tourism Website fish and game Forest Ranger, Nevada City Office Geotourism Website



Grass Valley Restaurants Cafe Coffee House Deli & Catering Italian Cuisine Pasties Chilean/South American Cuisine lunch & Catering Cafe Bakery Pizza Sushi California Cuisine Mexican Cuisine Pasties Cafe `Organic Cuisine Italian Cuisine Smokehouse/BBQ Organic Cuisine Bakery & Deli Swiss traditional California Cuisine California Cuisine Pizzeria & Cafe Cafe Cafe Mexican Cuisine Mexican Cuisine Café


Inclusion in these lists does not constitute an endorsement of said business unless otherwise noted. There are many others not included in these lists and they can be found here:




There are hundreds of rivers, lakes and streams within a few minutes to an hour or so in any direction of Piety Hill Cottages, where you can whet your appetite on the local trout habitats. You will find Rainbows, Browns and Brookies as well as Kokanee, Salmon, Bass and Catfish.

Follow one or all of the links below for more local fishing info: Fish and Game Forest Ranger, Nevada City Office




Hiking and Biking

The Sierra foothills are teeming with trails suited to all manner of hikers and bikers. They are responsible in large part for the migration of lowlanders on any given weekend to the Sierra Foothills and to Nevada City in particular. The Nevada County/City Parks and the Forestry Departments have endeavored to maintain well used favorites and add new trails regularly. There are varying degrees of difficult from Handicap accessible to Extreme.
The 1st link below is to the “Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop” website with many listed trails and their degree of difficulty.  Biking Trails Bicycling events, rental/repairs–near–nevada-city-ca



Distance from Piety Hill Cottages Motel and Bed & Breakfast to:


Restaurants & Venues | Local Lodging | Schools | Markets & Groceries

Cities&Towns | International Airports |Lakes, Rivers, Parks & Museums

Restaurants, Libations & Venues

Historic Downtown Nevada City                                  0.4 mi

Miners Foundry                                                               0.4 mi

Nevada City Winery                                                        0.4 mi

All Downtown Nevada City Restaurants & Bars       0.4 mi – .06 mi

Fudnjuice organic food stand                                       0.5 mi

Organic Grill/California Organics                               0.4 mi

Jernigan’s Grill & Tap House                                       0.4 mi

Old Republic Brewery                                                    0.4 mi

The Willo Steakhouse                                                     2.5 mi

The 5 Mile House Restaurant                                       5.1 mi

Nevada County Fairgrounds                                         5.7 mi.

Stone House                                                                     0.5 mi.

The Roth Estate                                                               3.2 mi.



Local Lodging


Outside Inn                         0.8 mi

Deer Creek Inn                   0.5 mi

Broad Street Inn                0.6 mi

The Madison House          0.5 mi   (formerly The Parsonage)

The Red Castle                   0.4 mi    (closed)

Emma Nevada House       0.7 mi

Northern Queen                0.4 mi

Nevada City Inn                 0.5 mi

Harmony Ridge Lodge     5.4 mi





The California College of Ayurveda                        0.1 mi 

In The Kitchen                                                             0.1 mi 

The Aviation & Electronics School of America    0.5 mi

Flower Essence                                                           4.6 mi

Ananda Village                                                          15.7 mi





California Organics, Organic Grill            0.4 mi

SPD Market                                                   0.3 mi

Briar Patch Co-op                                         3.1 mi

Safeway                                                           2.2 mi

Savemart                                                         2.2 mi

Grocery Outlet                                               2.3 mi



Cities/Towns From PHC to downtown


Auburn                                               27.7 mi

Grass Valley                                        4.0 mi

Penn Valley                                       12.2 mi

North San Jaun                                14.4 mi

Lake Tahoe                                        65.1 mi

South Lake Tahoe                            94.5 mi

Reno, Nevada                                   84.2 mi

Beal AFB                                            32.8 mi.



International Airports


Sacramento, CA (SMF)            67.2 mi

Reno, Nevada (RNO)               88.5 mi

Oakland, CA (OAK)                   150 mi

San Francisco, CA (SFO)          158 mi

San Jose, CA (SJC)                     175 mi



Lakes and rivers, Parks and Museums


S. Yuba River State Park (HWY 49 Bridge)   7.5 mi.

S. Yuba River State Park (Bridgeport Covered Bridge [15 mi. back roads])   20.0 mi.

Edwards Crossing Yuba River     8.0 mi.

Purdon Crossing Yuba River        7.6 mi.

Malakoff Digging State Park      28.4 mi.

Empire Mine State Park                5.6 mi.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum     1.3 mi.

Pelton Wheel Mining Museum     5.1mi.

Collins Lake                                   36.0 mi.

Rollins Lake                                   10.2 mi.

Bullard’s Bar Reservoir               31.4 mi.

Lake Wildwood                             15.4 mi.

Scotts Flat Reservoir                     8.3 mi.

Englebright Lake                         28.7 mi.

Lake Spaulding                            26.3 mi.

Fuller Lake                                    27.6 mi.

Bowman Lake (4WD recommended)         39.5 mi.

Lake of the Pines                         18.9 mi.