Inn Town Campground

Nevada City California

I stayed here for one weekend in the summer of 2018. I was terrified by what turned out to be the camp host but I thought for nearly an hour was a drunken murderer trying to discover and kill me in my tent. I'm not sure I've ever been more afraid in my life. It was otherwise a very charming campground that is right next door to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. I got a guided tour and learned all about why full size trains would ever go on such a narrow gauge rail: it's for the tight turns bringing timber down from the mountains.

There are glamping tents and room for trailers and RVs. There is a pool and a central big house for cooking and watching movies if that's a thing you'd like to do with your time in the woods. The showers are really quite nice, like, nicer than my shower at home, and the supply shop when you check in is super handy in case you forget wine or cookies or Advil, etc. I was annoyed by the sound of chainsaws all day long, and it's right off the freeway (like right off meaning you can hear cars and trucks almost constantly), and the aforementioned surprise camp host inspection in the dark of night when I was vulnerable in my pajamas inside a sleeping bag inside a tent—THAT wasn't my favorite. But, perhaps it is those chainsaws that prevented Nevada City from burning to the ground like so much of the rest of Northern California the past few years, and it is easy to get to, and I appreciate the safety provided by the assertive camp host...

Overall, I would have loved it more if it were geared toward adults. It's really a cute and nice place with lots of details taken care of and considered, but it is definitely a place for families with children, which is fine, it's just not my scene.

Inn Town Campground tent and railroad