BYLT partners with the National Exchange and Holbrooke Hotels

Bear Yuba Land Trust has partnered with Acme Hospitality’s local properties, the National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City and the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley through a new reservation booking platform, Kind Traveler. With its socially conscious “Give + Get” model, Kind Traveler empowers travelers to positively impact the communities they visit. Travelers make a $10 nightly donation to Bear Yuba Land Trust and unlock special rates and perks at curated Kind Hotels. 100% of each donation on Kind Traveler benefits BYLT’s work to protect open space, maintain and expand local trails, and connect our community and visitors to nature.

We know that our local outdoor recreation and scenic natural amenities attract thousands of visitors to Nevada City and Grass Valley each year. Now, with Kind Traveler, these visitors can make a conscientious decision to stay at the National Exchange and Holbrooke Hotels and support local conservation and trails, positively contributing to our local community.

Travelers also learn about why BYLT is essential to the well-being of our local community and about ways to get involved beyond their donation with Kind Traveler.

The partnership between BYLT, the National Exchange and Holbrooke Hotels, and Kind Traveler aims to make it easy for travelers to make conscientious, sustainable travel decisions that support the local community.

“Our win-win platform offers opportunities for meaningful community impact for everyone involved,” said CEO & Co-Founder Jessica Blotter. “For travelers, they fulfill a desire to give back and create a more purpose-driven travel experience–while supporting hotels and charities that are making a positive impact in the world. For hotels, they cultivate new relationships with conscious, responsible travelers and take another step towards creating a more sustainable and regenerative travel experience. Charities receive 100% of donations and a new, sustainable channel for fundraising.”

Encourage your friends and family to book their next stay at the National Exchange and Holbrooke Hotels with Kind Traveler and support BYLT with every visit.

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About Kind Traveler

Kind Traveler, a Public Benefit Corporation, is the world’s first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and media platform that empowers travelers to positively impact the communities they visit. The way it works is simple: Travelers unlock exclusive rates & perks from curated Kind Hotels when giving a $10 nightly donation to a vetted charity that positively impacts the community they are visiting, or to a charity of choice. 100% of donations go to charity. Kind Traveler represents Kind Hotels and tourism boards in 22 countries and 70+ charities globally. Kind Traveler was a recipient of a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award and a Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award and is cited in 500+ news and blog articles. Kind Traveler is a Blue Startups portfolio company, a signatory of the Future of Tourism Coalition (FOTC), and a member of the Female Founder Collective, 1% for the Planet, The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), Impact Travel Alliance and Wellness Tourism Association. Learn more at


About the National Exchange Hotel

Built in 1856, the National Exchange Hotel offers world-class accommodations in Nevada City. After a three-year, floor-to-rafters renovation, this old dame combines charm and history with today’s modern and eco-savvy expectations. Read more.

About the Holbrooke Hotel

Originally constructed as the Golden Gate Saloon in 1852, the Holbrooke has long been considered Grass Valley’s social center and was declared a California State Landmark in 1974. However, in the years following, some of the shine began to fade. Recently, a team of local architects, designers and craftspeople have revitalized and modernized her while preserving the historic charm. The Holbrooke is back and ready to show off newly renovated digs to a new generation of travelers. Read more.