Welcome to Grass Valley

The Holbrooke is located in the City of Grass Valley, approximately two and a half hours north-east of San Francisco. Situated on its original historic downtown site, the Holbrooke is in walking distance of a flourishing arts scene. There is live music and theater, antiques and shopping, galleries, cafes, fine dining restaurants and winery tasting rooms.


Nearby you’ll find an abundance of year-around recreational activities including golf, hiking and horseback riding. There is unparalleled car and motorcycle touring here, as well as boating, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and bird-watching. In winter, visitors enjoy world-class skiing and snowboarding within an hour of the Holbrooke.


Gold Rush History buffs can tour the Empire and Malakoff-Diggins mines, now California state parks. Small, hands-on historical museums recreate the experience of living and working in the mining communities. If you’re feeling adventurous, try panning for gold – there is still plenty to be found!


For more information about the area and fun things to do here right now, check out the upcoming local events on our site, or visit the Downtown Association or the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce.