Get the most out of your foothills escape



October in Nevada County means crisp air, radiant fall foliage, lazy afternoon strolls along tree lined streets, and tons of Halloween cheer. These little towns go big on Octobers biggest day!



Step back in time in Victorian fashion to 1850’s Nevada City where tales of a bygone era cast an unearthly shadow on the halls and walls of this storied old hotel.

Octoberfest at The National Exchange Hotel

Wednesday Dinner Series


But first, we feast! Celebrate Oktoberfest in the stunning Sierra Foothills with an exquisite six course prix fixe beer dinner. Chef Tom Bevitori will present dinners at the National on Wednesdays paired with craft beer from local breweries.

Wednesday October 13


Wednesday October 20 

Gold Vibes Kombucha

All events take place at 6pm in the Empire Room
6 Course Prix Fixe Menu
$85 Per Person
Limited Seating (50 guests max)

Sonic Seance

OCTOBER 27th 9pm

The real music is a ghost, says Jill Tracy who will join us for an evening of noir/cabaret-performance in the National Hotel Bar.

$10 Admission
Ticket Required
Limited admission (50 guests)
Proof of vaccination & masking when not seated required
Jill Tracy's SOnic Seance at the National HOtel
Haunted by History TOurs at The National Exchange Hotel


Haunted by History Tours

Join our resident Haunted Historian Anthony Jones and hear true stories and thrilling tales from more than a century and a half’s worth of history… if you dare. After your tour, rejoin the living in the National Hotel bar for chilling cocktails and mischievous merriment!

Admission is free
RSVP required
Meet in Hotel Lobby at 5pm

Sunday, October 31st at Midnight

MIDNight Halloween FEAST

On the eve when the veil between the spirit world and the physical realm is thinnest, we gather to feast at midnight. Chef Tom Bevitori presents a dark, seductive five course menu by candlelight.

$65 Five Course Prix Fixe
Limited Seating
Ticket Required
Midnight Halloween Feast at The National Exchange Hotel

Coming up at the National Exchange Hotel:


Harvest Dinner

Celebrate Autumn in the stunning Sierra Foothills! In November, Chef Tom Bevitori partners with one of our favorite farms, Fog Dog Farm to present a five course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings featuring the best of the fall bounty!


Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends and skip the prep work and dishes! Chef Tom and his team are preparing a gorgeous family style four course prix fixe dinner with all of the classic trimmings.

Tree Lighting

November 26, 2021

Kick off the holiday season with the first annual National Exchange Hotel Tree Lighting ceremony. Meet the Ice Queen and enjoy music and entertainment as we usher in the winter holidays!


Dickens Victorian Tea

Mondays and Tuesdays in December


Christmas Day Dinner

Five Course Prix Fixe

Service from 4pm to 7pm

NYE Black Tie Dinner

7 course prefix

Seating 5pm-10pm

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.”