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About the Area

Looking out over the Hotel Balcony The dis­cov­ery of gold in the Sierra Foothills of Cal­i­for­nia more than 150 years ago spurred one of the great­est migra­tions in his­tory, as thou­sands came from many parts of the world to seek their for­tunes in the gold fields.. Gold min­ing is no longer cen­tral to the econ­omy of this area, but local min­ing his­tory pro­vides a col­or­ful and fas­ci­nat­ing atmos­phere to a golden region blessed with great nat­ural beauty and four delight­ful annual seasons..

West­ern Nevada County offers an abun­dance of year-around recre­ational activ­i­ties, includ­ing golf, thrilling hik­ing, horse and moun­tain bike trails, unpar­al­leled car and motor­cy­cle tour­ing, boat­ing, fish­ing, swim­ming, white­wa­ter raft­ing, and bird-watching. In win­ter, vis­i­tors can enjoy world-class ski­ing and snow­board­ing within an hour of Grass Valley.

His­tory buffs can explore the Gold Coun­try by vis­it­ing the amaz­ing Empire Mine and Malakoff Dig­gins, now Cal­i­for­nia state parks. Hands-on, small his­tor­i­cal muse­ums recre­ate the his­tory of the local min­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Vis­i­tors can even try their luck at gold panning.

Both Grass Val­ley and Nevada City have charm­ing his­toric down­town shop­ping areas offer­ing antiques, jew­elry, cloth­ing, books, gifts and unique items for the home. The Fair­grounds offers the best of every­thing from Shake­speare to horse and cars shows. (1.) Down­town asso­ci­a­tions and the (2.) Grass Val­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce and the (3.) Nevada City Cham­ber of Com­merce are very active with street and his­toric theme fairs, art shows and wine events.. More than a dozen West­ern Nevada County winer­ies offer tast­ings at the winer­ies, some also have tast­ing rooms in town.

Nevada County also boasts a flour­ish­ing arts scene, with live the­atre, comedy-improv, live music, dance, and stu­dio arts.

The Hol­brooke is located in Down­town Grass Valley.

212 W. Main Street
Grass Val­ley, CA 95945

Con­tact numbers

P: 530.273.1353 / 1.800.933.7077