Aside from our honeymoon to Kauai, our very first romantic getaway was to Nevada City for the annual Victorian Christmas Celebrations. We stayed in an elegant little cottage just outside of town. The owner, Chris Lehere, was an excellent host. Immediately upon entering the welcoming little cottage, I noticed every detail had been attended to. A glowing fire burning in the fire place, a vase of seasonal flowers cut from the garden, and a welcoming basket packed with homemade chocolate chip cookies, tea, and coffee. These are the personal touches you don’t always find when renting a hotel room.
The kitchen was well equipped with high end appliances and the cupboards were stocked with spices and cookware. The living room was decorated in warm hues of red and gold, elegant leather furnishings, and a four poster king size bed. The bedding was luxurious with soft bamboo sheets and a thick down comforter. The bathroom was small, but well appointed. The cottage was the perfect setting for a week of romance with my love. Yes, I had found my home away from home in Nevada City.
The first night we set out to explore the town and attend the Victorian Christmas festivities. The town was decked out with the beauty of Christmas. Me, being the sentimental sap that I am, actually teared up at the vision of this beautiful place.
We spent the evening strolling past the various vendors, smelling, seeing, and hearing the sounds of the seasons. We ended the evening at a local Italian restaurant and afterwards attended the local community theater for the performance of “The Christmas Story.” It was a night to remember and every year I look forward to returning.
We have created many memories in this quaint little mining town. There are amazing restaurants, beautiful VRBO’s, local community theater, historical hotels, artisan shops, and beautiful wineries to visit and explore, but the most amazing thing is the beauty of the surrounding mountains and the Yuba River. If you are looking for a romantic getaway to share with that special someone, Nevada City is a wonderful setting for romance and love. Below is information on a few of my favorite spots in Nevada City and surrounding area.
XOXOXO hugs and wishes and all that comes with living the “Good Life.”
My next VRBO dream getaway for Nevada City…..
Where to eat:
http://www.pilotpeak.com My favorite winery , located in Penn Valley. They serve several flights with food pairings.
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