Some of our local sights include historic gold county towns Grass Valley and Nevada City, just ten minutes away. Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California’s largest “hydraulic” mining operation. Also located in our sister cities is the Empire Mine State Park, Nevada County Fairgrounds, home to lots of local events, and Lake Tahoe is within an hour for a scenic drive. We have detailed maps of local sites at the resort and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to share their local knowledge with you.