Shopping / Events

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds
  • Grass Valley / Nevada City
  • Old Town Colfax
  • Historic Truckee 
  • Old Town Auburn


  • Dutch Flat Community Pool
  • Many Recreational Areas (Spalding Lake, Scotts Flat Lake and Rollins Lake.. to name a few)
  • Too many beautiful hikes to list... so we leave a book of ideas at the cabin


  • The Ridge
  • Tahoe Donner Golf Course
  • Darkhorse Golf Club
  • Rasberry Hill Golf Course


  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
  • Soda Springs Ski Park
  • Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort
  • Boreal Mountain Resort
  • Tahoe Donner Ski Area

...all within 45 minutes.  Many more great resorts just beyond!

Note: this map does not indicate the exact address for security and privacy considerations.

The area around the cabin was the site of the most prolific gold mining activity during the 1800's. It's historic sites offer museums, Malakoff Diggins State Park and charming historical districts of Nevada City and Grass Valley for shopping and antiquing.

The region offers great skiing, hiking, wineries, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, tennis, sailing, fishing and more. There are cultural / musical festivals all year long at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and during the winter season, Grass Valley hosts Cornish Christmas and Nevada City offers Victorian Christmas festivals.  Truckee offers a Brew Fest, Renaissance Faire, Rodeo and other fun events.

To learn more about events in the area:

in the area


drum forebay (exit 150 off interstate 80)

The Fool's Gold Cabin is situated at 5,000 feet on a private, country road that is accessible year around.  We're conveniently located near scenic, recreational and historic Sierra sites:

  • Sugar Bowl Ski Resort... 35 minutes​​

  • Lake Spalding Recreation area.. 20 minutes

  • "Old Town" Colfax... 20 minutes

  • The Ridge Golf Club... 35 minutes

  • Historic Grass Valley... 40 minutes

  • Historic Truckee... 40 minutes

  • Fresh air and privacy... one step to the deck!

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