January 2017

Find Amador County’s Best Lodging Option


If you are visiting Amador County or just passing through, for the best lodging, you must check out Pioneer Inn & Suites. Pioneer Inn & Suites is Amador County’s best lodging option for many reasons. Whether you are here to visit wine country, go skiing, or another reason brings […]

Find Amador County’s Best Lodging Option2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass


When you think of mountain passes in the winter, you think of “closed”. Carson Pass is an exception. Visitors traveling the historic highway 88 in east central California can not only cross the pass at 8600 feet, but stop and stay awhile to enjoy the views and local history. Like […]

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00

Relax at the Fabulous Pioneer Inn after a day of Skiing in Kirkwood


Highway 88 in California holds quite a few interesting destinations. There are wine tasting tours, national landmarks, and shopping along with many other things to do. Two of the most popular places to go are the Kirkwood Ski Resort and the Pioneer Inn.

The Kirkwood Ski Resort is open year […]

Relax at the Fabulous Pioneer Inn after a day of Skiing in Kirkwood2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00

Try Your Luck at the Jackson Rancheria Casino!


Our guests love taking the quick ride to Jackson Racheria Casino and Resort while staying with us! The 24-hour casino is located a short 15-20 minute drive from The Pioneer, and offers a wide range of entertainment options for the adults in your group!

The casino offers 36 gaming tables featuring […]

Try Your Luck at the Jackson Rancheria Casino!2018-06-11T03:28:31-07:00


Pioneer is a census-designated place in Amador County, California. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Pine Grove, at an elevation of 2986 feet (910 m), along State Route 88. The community is in ZIP code 95666 and area code 209. The population was 1,094 at the 2010 census.

Pioneer Station, built approximately 1925, is located in Pioneer however, it was never a Pony Express stop, a popular fallacy. It was a general store selling gas and water and offering camping sites. The old Pioneer Station still stands and is currently a private residence.

A post office opened in Pioneer in 1947.

Pioneer offers beautiful scenery for Route 88 motorists. There are a number of centuries-old tall pine trees and oak trees, as well as lakes for water sports and fishing.

+ The Kirkwood Lake Tract is located near here.
+ Mace Meadow Golf Course – golf and restaurant
+ Scenic Hwy 88 drive
+ Outdoor Activities – boating, fishing

Pioneer Inn & Suites provides accommodations for visitors to the surrounding Gold Country towns of:
Pine Grove, California
West Point, California
Wilseyville, California
Fiddletown, California