Fall Colors Getaways in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee-Tahoe

WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation. NEVADA CITY Check into a B&B, inn or motel: […]

Fall Colors Hike: Cedar House in Truckee is Your Base Camp

FALL IS WHEN TRUCKEE gears up for winter activities, and for good reason. National Geographic named it one of best ski towns, thanks to its easy access to world-class ski resorts, cross-country terrain, snow shoeing, sledding—and sleigh rides. But hold on a minute: People who stop to savor fall colors in Truckee (which peak in […]

Labor Day travel surge expected

The upcoming three-day Labor Day holiday is predicted to reflect a significant increase from last year’s holiday, according to AAA Northern California’s most recent travel survey. AAA’s latest travel forecast predicts that more than 3.9 million Californians will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend. This represents an […]

Cedar House Truckee for culinary arts & wellness

“IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR again; the white blankets have been peeled away, revealing an astonishing natural playground, exuberant to the eye and body.” This eloquently sums up summer in the Sierra—from a hotel that offers an abundance of imaginative adventures in culinary arts and recreation. The Cedar House Sport Hotel combines European-style lodging […]

Cedar Glen Lodge & Rustic Lounge – North Tahoe’s hidden gem

IN THE ‘60S, OUR FAMILY WOULD vacation regularly on Tahoe’s North Shore. We have fond memories of the rustic-style cottages; white, sandy beaches; crawdad fishing from the piers; and splashing and swimming in the lake. Over the years, some of the North Shore cottages and cabins became worn down and disappeared altogether. But others have […]

Tahoe’s West Shore: A magical escape

LAKE TAHOE’S SERENE WEST SHORE HAS star power going back to 1951, when it was the backdrop for A Place in the Sun, starring Elizabeth Taylor. “Every time you leave me for a minute, it’s like goodbye,” Liz whispers to her lover, Montgomery Clift, from the archway of a lakefront estate. Though the rest of […]

“Create your Tahoe” at Cedar House in Truckee

IN MAY 2011, THE CEDAR HOUSE SPORT Hotel acquired Tahoe Trips & Trails, the area’s oldest and most established guide service, rounding out its offerings as a popular destination for lodging, fine dining and outdoor adventure in the Sierra. Cedar House’s Alps-inspired boutique hotel, exceptional restaurant Stella and in-house touring company—with new “Create Your Tahoe” […]

Nevada City: Let the Good Times Roll!

MARDI GRAS, OR “FAT TUESDAY,” is celebrated annually around the world—in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nice, France; and New Orleans. In the “Big Easy,” hundreds of thousands of people crowd the streets. The foothills has its own Mardi Gras celebration February 9-10 in colorful Nevada City, just named one of the best “river towns” in […]

Grass Valley: Winning Praise from Star Performers

HISTORIC GRASS VALLEY draws outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, food and wine lovers—and increasingly, huge stars in music and entertainment. Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Judy Collins and others all have performed in our foothills town, thanks to The Center for the Arts, a regional hub for performing arts. Audiences love the shows, but the feeling is […]

“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region. They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries. This […]

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