HOSPITALITY TRENDS... always seem to be alighting upon the next good idea, whether it is a 4 p.m. Bloody Mary cart that's wheeled up to your hotel room (designation: a good idea) or warm chocolate chip cookies delivered to your suite at bedtime (designation: an incredibly good idea). Stylish stay-over spots place phonograph players in the lobby, while bicycles for rent and other fresh perks gives the classic away-from-overnight a special feeling. Glamping has been one of those on-the-rise hospitality trends in recent years, and it has proven its mettle, as people gravitate to tricked-out and sometimes tony tents that are already set up (and that have amenities to enhance the outdoor experience). Get ready for...
THE INN TOWN CAMPGROUND... to go one better on the glamping scene. Not only does the new Nevada City destination, which debuted on July 1, have the touchstones of relaxed glamp-a-tude, including tents with bedside tables and electricity, but it is, wait for it, in town, so campers only need to stroll a little ways to find restaurants, bars, and shops. In short, you won't need to drive out into the woods to get a taste of a pastoral getaway.
THE COMMONS, a sizable heated building at the heart of the campground, boasts a kitchen, a camp store, and a place to do your laundry, while the choices on where to bed down cover the pine-scented gamut, from places to pitch your own tent to glamp'd tents that are all set up and ready for you to plop down. RV hookups? They're there. A bathhouse with an indoor shower and flush toilets? Yep. Other gather spots, like a BBQ area? You can either find a place to hangout with other campers or stay cozy in your designated slice of campground.
BY THE BY... if you know the town's funky Outside Inn, then you know the people who've created this bucolic bastion just a hop/skip away from Nevada City's Broad Street.