Good Eats on I-80

A winter adventure up the interstate for skiing or snowboarding (or west-bound for a “snowless escape”) doesn’t mean you have to compromise when it comes to a road stop for lunch or dinner. Just like the old Route 66, you can “get your kicks” and enjoy fresh, local and well-prepared food along I-80 between Davis […]

Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet. The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County, was […]

Rainbow Lodge for sale again but reopening June 5 for summer

The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Soda Springs is up for sale again but is reopening for the season on June 5, our magazine has learned. The asking price is $1.975 million. According to the website, the Rainbow is “reopening June 5.” A sign on the side of the building announces that it is up for […]

Exclusive: Rainbow Lodge sold to Rocklin couple

The iconic Rainbow Lodge at Royal Gorge has been sold to a couple from Rocklin who intend to run it as before, our magazine has learned. The new owners plan to open the lodge in February and the restaurant and bar in the spring. The lodge had been closed and up for sale after a […]

Ski resorts splurge on upgrades

OUR FAMILY SKIED AT Northstar when it opened in the ‘70s. We were suburban teens (think “That ‘70s Show”) and our parents rented a condo. We hit the slopes in K2 skis and “stars- and-stripes” powder pants. It was a glorious vacation. Much has changed (including skis and ski fashion) since Fibreboard Corp. opened Northstar […]

Fireside dining in the Sierra and foothills

“OH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL, but the fire is so delightful.” Winter is the time to enjoy fireside dining, and the foothills and Sierra offer some of best places. Here are some of them: Kane’s Fine Food There’s a big fireplace in the dining room, a modern-looking design with a stylish “K” on the […]

Rainbow Lodge: “A step back in time”

FOR AN “OLD STYLE” SIERRA GETAWAY, the Rainbow Lodge near Donner Summit is unsurpassed. Nestled along the Yuba River, the turn-of-the-century lodge is a treasure. The rustic, alpine lodge right off I-80 is a step back in time—for fine dining or a vacation. The building is made of granite and hand-hewn timber, all of it […]