The Gold Miners Inn Welcomes You and Your Pet(s)

Of course you know The Gold Miners Inn is pet-friendly. We love pets as much as you do! Your pet pooch is welcome to stay with you for the length of your stay. There are many other places to go and things to do with your dog in Grass Valley and around Nevada County… Dogs Run Free is an off-leash dog park in Grass Valley near Condon Park. The one-and-a-half acre fenced park features benches and shade trees, as well as pools and water troughs that dogs can swim in eight miles west of Grass Valley, there is another off-leash dog park in Penn Valley.

Western Gateway Park is known for being dog-friendly. It includes a fenced off-leash section, plus many on-leash walking trails and open space. Empire Mine State Park welcomes dogs on leashes within the park and throughout its network of hiking trails (except during the Miners Picnic, held on a Saturday in August). The park features 14 miles of trails within its 845 acres. The trails are open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Even more trails for you and your dog to enjoy are maintained by the Gold Country Trails Council. The group has constructed more than 30 miles of trails within the Tahoe National Forest, most of which are in the Highway 20 scenic corridor east of Grass Valley. The popular Pioneer Trail follows the route early pioneers took when traveling over the Sierra Nevada to California. Nevada County’s leash law applies within the Tahoe National Forest boundary, so your dog must be under your control by “means of leash, chain, tether…or other effective device.”

Also remember that you share the trails with equestrians and mountain bikers. Enjoy breath-taking views of the river and historic reconstructed wooden flumes that make the Independence Trail within the South Yuba River State Park a local favorite. The Independence Trail is the nation’s first wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail and follows the path of gold-rush era flumes. From the trailhead you can travel approximately 1.5 miles either east or west, and both directions are level and shady. Pets are welcome on leashes on the Independence Trail and other trails within the park. Want to enjoy lakeside camping with your pet? You can! Scotts Flat Lake Campground is 13 miles east of Grass Valley. The resort features fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, and more for day use. Pets are permitted as long as they are leashed and attended at all times. You’ll see many dogs enjoying boating and even wake-boarding with their owners. (Pets are not allowed in swim or beach areas.)

Except during special events, dogs on leashes are allowed throughout downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City. In addition, there are several restaurants with outdoor patios that welcome you and your pet, and even offer complimentary water bowls. A few of those Grass Valley restaurants are Tofanneli’s Gold Country BistroSummer Thyme’s Bakery and DeliSergio’s Caffe and Diego’s Restaurant. In nearby Nevada City, restaurants such as Broad Street Bistro and California Organics welcome you and your pets. Whatever plans you have to enjoy time with your dog(s), thank you for staying at The Gold Miner’s Inn. Our motto is: Stay Where the Stars Stay! We think you’ll agree that we treat you and your pet like stars.