March 2017

As spring comes to the Sierra Nevada, take the scenic route to Lake Tahoe

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If you are heading up to gorgeous Lake Tahoe for a California mountain vacation this spring, why not seize the day: take the time to travel up the road less traveled. Set off for scenic Highway 88 to enjoy some of the unique and interesting sites along the way. The […]

As spring comes to the Sierra Nevada, take the scenic route to Lake Tahoe2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

Four Exciting Things to do in Amador County This Spring

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Spring is upon us and with all the exciting activities that await, it’s a wonderful time to visit Amador County.

For starters, McLaughlin’s Daffodil Hill has just opened for the season and spring brings the ideal spread and prime viewing experience. Drink in the fresh air and revive your soul with […]

Four Exciting Things to do in Amador County This Spring2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

The Wonder of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California

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Not everybody thinks about taking a vacation in the springtime, yet spring is the perfect time to be outdoors in California to enjoy the beauty of the season before the weather gets too hot. And Amador County in Northern California’s “gold country” offers visitors plenty to do and see. At […]

The Wonder of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

Will Skiing Continue at Kirkwood Through the 4th of July?

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This year’s prolific snowfall in the Sierra Nevada offers a tantalizing possibility at the mountain range’s higher ski resorts: Is the snow base so deep that we will be skiing into July? The answer depends on how the weather continues to play out. If summer comes early, warm rains and […]

Will Skiing Continue at Kirkwood Through the 4th of July?2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

Places to Eat Along Scenic Highway 88

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As a guest of the Pioneer Inn & Suites, not only will you be treated to comfortable accommodations during your trip, you will also be right near many delicious dining options. Whether you want to enjoy a nice sit down dinner in a restaurant, or grab something to […]

Places to Eat Along Scenic Highway 882018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

PIONEER CALIFORNIA

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