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Rewriting the Rules of Roughing It: California’s Inn Town Campground

Situated amidst the verdant landscapes near Nevada City (California), Inn Town Campground emerges as a go-to respite for modern campers seeking an experience that harmoniously blends traditional camping with contemporary conveniences.

Sprawling a 15-acre historic site, this campground is an ideal destination for families, solo adventurers, and everyone in between.

Inspired by the spirit of adventure and a deep-seated passion for outdoor hospitality, owners Erin and Dan Thiem have cultivated an environment that is both welcoming and innovative, drawing on their personal experiences and the evolving needs of their guests.

Rooted in Adventure and Family Values

The genesis of Inn Town Campground is a story of inspiration drawn from the Thiem family’s travels in New Zealand, where the concept of holiday parks catered seamlessly to families and adventurers alike. Holiday parks in New Zealand provide campers with ease of access to amenities, close proximity to bathrooms, and different types of accommodations, Erin told Modern Campground.

This experience laid the foundation for what Inn Town Campground would become—a haven offering a variety of camping options, each designed with thoughtfulness and a keen eye for detail.

“Our inspiration serves every day, as we built the campground with that idea in mind,” Erin Thiem told Modern Campground in an email interview.

This philosophy is palpable throughout the campground, from the strategically placed tent sites and luxurious glamping units to the fully-equipped RV hookups, each element designed to ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable outdoor experience.

The tent camping area offers traditionalists the joy of setting up their tent amidst towering trees, under the starlit sky, providing an authentic camping experience. These sites are thoughtfully positioned to maximize privacy and enhance the connection with nature, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

For those who seek a more luxurious outdoor experience, Inn Town Campground’s glamping units are the epitome of comfort in the wilderness. 

Each glamping tent is meticulously designed to provide the ultimate blend of rustic charm and modern luxury, featuring cozy beds, and electricity.

Notably, the yurt stands out with the added comfort of a heater, ideal for cooler nights.

Glamping allows guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors without forgoing the comforts of home.

RV enthusiasts will find their needs well catered to with a range of fully-equipped RV sites, complete with electrical, water, and sewer hookups. These sites offer the convenience of home on the road, coupled with the scenic beauty and tranquility of the campground’s natural surroundings.

A Testament to Attention to Detail

The Thiems’ dedication to creating a memorable camping experience is often echoed in the feedback from their guests. 

Many express appreciation for the meticulous attention to detail and the care invested into every aspect of the campground. 

“We love having campers come up to [us] and tell us how much they appreciate the attention to [detail] and the care we put into their camping experience,” Erin said.

It’s these moments of acknowledgment that encapsulate the essence of Inn Town Campground—a place where every detail contributes to an unforgettable connection with nature.

Beyond that, is the connection among campers.

The campground’s 3000-square-foot communal building serves as a hub of activity and camaraderie. This communal space houses a fully-equipped community kitchen, allowing guests to prepare meals and dine together, fostering a sense of community among campers. The dining area, with its comfortable seating and welcoming atmosphere, becomes a gathering spot for sharing stories and making new friends.

The amenities extend beyond communal dining, with meticulously maintained bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities ensuring that guests enjoy the conveniences of modern camping even in the midst of nature. 

The attention to detail and the focus on cleanliness and comfort in these facilities reflect Inn Town Campground’s commitment to providing an exceptional camping experience.

Leisure and Recreation for All Ages

Inn Town Campground is not just about providing a place to stay; it’s about creating memorable experiences. 

The seasonal swimming pool offers a refreshing respite during the warmer months, inviting families to splash around and cool off under the sun.

The campground’s commitment to entertainment and leisure is evident in its wide range of activities suitable for all ages. From movie nights under the stars to craft workshops and outdoor games, there is always something happening at Inn Town Campground. These activities not only entertain but also foster a sense of community and belonging among guests.

The strategic location of Inn Town Campground serves as a gateway to exploring the rich history and natural beauty of Nevada City and its surroundings. Guests can venture into downtown Nevada City, a mere minutes away, to discover its charming Victorian architecture, vibrant arts scene, and quaint shops. 

The surrounding forests and trails offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and nature walks, allowing adventurers to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the region.

Evolving with the Needs of Modern Campers

Looking ahead, Inn Town Campground is committed to adapting and evolving in response to the changing desires of its camping community. 

Over the past nine years, the campground has embraced flexibility, continuously seeking ways to enhance the camping experience. From expanding family glamping options in response to guest feedback to incorporating text messaging for streamlined communication, Inn Town Campground remains at the forefront of innovation in outdoor hospitality.

“We hope that we’ve built a campground that serves its core purpose of connecting people with the outdoors,” Erin told Modern Campground. “[A]nd we hope that in the future we can continue to serve that needed outdoor recreational space,” she added.

Inn Town Campground stands as a shining example of how passion, inspiration, and responsiveness to guest feedback can create a camping experience that is both traditional and innovative. 

With its diverse accommodations, commitment to detail, and forward-looking approach, Inn Town Campground not only offers a gateway to nature’s wonders but also a glimpse into the future of camping. 

As the campground continues to evolve, it remains anchored in its core mission: to foster connections with the outdoors and provide a space where the spirit of adventure thrives.
For more information, visit inntowncampground.com.

Featured image by Inn Town Campground via inntowncampground.com

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