camping out under the stars… nevada city

harmony ridge lodge

this property is like camping out under the stars but you’re in a nice lodge…has real dogitude … with all of the amenities… the room we stayed in #5, was kind of rustic, with a front and back door, opening into the forest, 4 acres for cici to roam, all fenced, and she had her friend ben, a golden retriever, 10 years old to lick and play with, there was a group of ladies attending a painting workshop, and cici decided to go say hello, walked into our next door neighbor’s room and jumped onto the bed, thankfully the ladies love dogs and thought she was funny… she zoomed around and around the property and explored the place, a very happy dog…

here is a photo of ben:


there are 9 rooms, 3 are pet friendly, ours was quite spacious, had two beds, stone floors, sorta zenlike, a table, fridge, no tv, no phone, and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. very quiet and peaceful…

highway 20 which is where the property is located is lovely, I used to take the 20 into truckee to go to carson city, nevada… the weather thankfully is cooler than down south where we were…

bill and deanna are the caretakers, deanna is from carson city/reno and bill makes the best cookies, snickerdoodles. He has handed out 75,000 cookies and counting and his breakfast was divine… ham and asparagus strata, like a quiche, plus fresh fruits, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, grapes plus yogurt, cereals, hot tea, coffee, juice, and quite filling…

deanna also makes dog cookies which cici indulged in quite readily, ate a bunch and wanted more… the recipe is below… cici is kinda picky about her dog cookies… so if she likes these, most dogs will probably like them, too…

the innkeepers do weddings and classes/workshops, retreats, the whole property can be rented for a day or weekend…

pet fee depends upon the size of the dog, but usually $25 per night for a 40 pound or under dog, amenities include treats, bowls and blankets…

pet rules are that the dogs can roam the fenced four acres but are now allowed in the main house and must be on leash and not left alone in the guest room…

from the book The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook by Liz Palika

Crispy Cheese Circles (makes 15-20 2-1/2 inch circles)

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tbs beef bouillion powder
1 large egg
1/4 cup to 1 cup warm water
1 cup cornmeal for rolling out the treats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix the first four ingredients together, add the egg, and 1/4 cup warm water, mix to form a dough. if the mixture is too dry, add the remaining water.

Spread the cornmeal on a breadboard. Form half the dough into a ball. drop it on the cornmeal, flatten slightly and turn it over to get cornmeal on both sides. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick.

Use a circular cookie cutter 2-1/2 inches in diameter to cut the dough in circles

place on greased cookie sheets.

bake 15-20 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown

repeat steps 3-6 with the other half of the dough…

there is a dog beach and campground about 10 minutes from Nevada City..

South Yuba Campground

South Yuba Campground
North Bloomfield Road
Nevada City,
California 95959

This campground has 16 sites for tents or RVs. Camp amenities include picnic tables, fire grills, piped water, pit toilets and garbage collection. The cost per site is $5 per night with a 14 day maximum stay, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The South Yuba River Recreation Area is located about 10 miles northeast of Nevada City. Once turned on North Bloomfield Road, drive 10 miles to the South Yuba Recreation Area. From the one lane bridge at Edwards Crossing, go about 1.5 miles on a dirt/gravel road to the campground and trailhead. Trailers and motorhomes should take Highway 49 and then turn right at the junction of Tyler Foote Road. At the intersection of Grizzly Hill Road turn right and proceed to North Bloomfield Road. Dogs of all sizes are allowed at no additional fee. Dogs may not be left unattended outside, and they must be leashed and cleaned up after. Dogs are allowed on the trails. This campground is closed during the off-season. The camping and tent areas also allow dogs. There is a dog walk area at the campground. There are no electric or water hookups at the campgrounds.

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