Gold Rush towns: Pairing food and wine with winter sports

THOUGH MOUNTAIN RESORTS ARE appealing, some people would rather stay out of the deep snow and take easy day-trips to the slopes. In Colorado, Après Ski Denver now has a following. Here’s a locals’ secret in the Sierra foothills—historic towns such as Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Sutter Creek and Plymouth are all less congested […]

A Home Away From Home: Goldtown Hideaway in Nevada City

TWO YEARS AGO, SAN FRANCISCANS MOLLIE Poe and Declan Hickey and their daughters, Skylar and Sabine, discovered the magic of Nevada City and opened the Goldtown Hideaway in the historic downtown. Just a year later, Mollie’s parents, Barbara and Ken, followed in their footsteps, opening The Madison House Bed & Breakfast, formerly known as The […]

Adventure Towns: The new tech hubs

“MOUNTAIN BURGS AND CITIES WITH the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.” Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a growing culinary and arts scene, offer the special […]