Links for various Grass Valley/Nevada City activities and contacts of interest.

**Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce: www.grassvalleychamber.com
**Grass Valley Events: www.historicgrassvalley.com

**Things available in abundance: www.downtowngrassvalley.com

**The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley: Excellent live theater & performing arts, incredible local talent & internationally aclaimed entertainers: www.thecenterforthearts.org
**Nevada City Chamber of Commerce:  www.nevadacitychamber.com

**Nevada County Gold Magazine: www.ncgold.com
**About Nevada County/Things to Do: This web site has a list of great places & events taking place in Nevada Co. A great resource for planning your vacation:  www.nevadacountythingstodo.com

**Empire Mine State Historic Park: Less than a mile from Kate's Place, the Empire Mine is the site of the oldest, largest, and richest gold mine in California. From 1850 to its closing in 1956, it produced 5.8 million ounces of gold. It is estimated that this represented only 20% of the available gold...80% remains. The Park contains many of the original mine buildings, the owners cottage and the restored gardens and grounds as well as the entrance to 367 miles of abandoned and flooded shafts and tunnels. The park consists of 845 acres of forested back country and 12 miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The Mine & grounds are open to the public year round with many excellent tours available. Weddings are very popular on the Mine grounds throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall. Check for information, hours, etc.: www.empiremine.org or (530)273-8522.

**Pilots Peak Winery: 9 miles from Kate's Place. A must stop destination for any wine tour of Nevada County. Extra friendly people who know how to make wine. We're PEAKers (Wine Club Members) & we love it. Say "Hi" to Jacque, Len or Nancy & tell 'em you're staying @ Kate's & they'll treat you special! "Sunset @ The Peak", Saturday nights, June-Oct, with great live music, dancing, wine & food. Make Reservations!!!!:  www.pilotpeak.com or (530)432-3321.

**Sierra Gold Wine Tours: Nevada County is one of the fastest growing wine regions in California, and certainly one of the most beautiful. No visit to the Grass Valley/Nevada City area is complete without a wine tour of the region. Your day of wine touring and tasting will take you through some of the most beautiful areas of Nevada County. It's here on the back roads where you'll discover small family-owned wineries that produce premium hand-crafted, award-winning wines. A delicious gourmet picnic lunch will be served at an exclusive winery location, which is included with your tour: www.sierragoldwinetours.com
**Sierra County--Downieville & Hwy 49 North--Fall colors, etc. www.sierracountychamber.net

**Network Real Estate: Find a place of your own in the Gold Country. Extremely helpful agent and friend, Jamie Barber--Bus.(530)272-8703, Cell(530)559-8536:   jamie@jamiebarber.com
**Bamboo Home Store: An amazing array of Bamboo products from shoes to dresses to cutting boards. A fun little shop right on Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley: www.bamboohomestore.com

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**Wonderful Wedding Location and Photographer (One stop wedding shop!):    www.wietstocksweddingvilla.com
**Mark Welch Entertainment: Are you looking for Fun, Professional Disc Jockey's and Emcee's for your Wedding Reception, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Graduation, Holiday Party or Special Event? We highly recommend Mark Welch Entertainment: www.markwelchentertainment.com
**Lorraine Gervais: Vocalist and lead singer for Weddings, Receptions, Special occasions...whatever?? She will even come to Kate's Place for a romantic dinner or an intimate party: www.lorrainegervais.com
**Wild Women on Wine: Wild Women on Wine is an international non-profit organization offering a program designed to bring women together with wine, cheese and chocolate. The purpose is to afford women the opportunity to experience the fun, joy and camaraderie of women all over the world. They are here to inspire women to take time for themselves. They believe that Wild Women come in all shapes and sizes, but they are all of one mind. Check for nearby events: www.wildwomenonwine.com
**Lake Tahoe Skiing Guide: www.laketahoeskiing.com
**Soda Springs Ski Area: 45 Minutes from Kate's Place: www.skisodasprings.com

**Boreal Ridge Ski Area:  50 Minutes from Kate's Place: www.rideboreal.com

**Squaw Valley Ski Area:  70 Minutes from Kate's Place: www.squaw.com
**The Sierra Jazz Society-Summer Jazz Camp, concerts & workshops: www.SierraJazzSociety.com
**Trip Advisor: A global travel information and advice destination:  www.tripadvisor.com