April 2017

Discover Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park – a Window on Ancient Life


Who lived in California before the Spanish arrived and staked claim, and how did they spend their lives? One of California’s treasured highways — State Route 88 — offers not just Gold Rush era history and a less-traveled route to the High Sierra, but a delightful glimpse into the region’s […]

Discover Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park – a Window on Ancient Life2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00

Five Things to do in Amador County in Spring


Pioneer Inn and Suites is the perfect location for your next spring get-away. Our rustic inn is on scenic California Highway 88, and there are plenty of spring activities nearby. Here are five fun things to do in Amador County this spring.

1. Visit a Flower Farm

Amador Flower Farm is open […]

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

Host Your Family Reunions at Amador County’s Best Lodging Option


If you are planning a family reunion, Pioneer Inn & Suites is the perfect location for you. Our quiet getaway in Amador County is centrally located for Californians or a great meeting place for families coming together from all over the country. Pioneer Inn & Suites is Amador County’s best […]

Host Your Family Reunions at Amador County’s Best Lodging Option2017-04-10T22:44:32-07:00

Affordable Kirkwood Area Hotels


Kirkwood Mountain is a destination for Californians and out-of-state travelers year-round. Awesome snow in the winter and fun activities in the summer make it a place families and friends alike visit for a weekend away and even longer vacations.

If you are looking for Kirkwood area hotels, don’t pass up the […]

Affordable Kirkwood Area Hotels2018-06-11T03:28:30-07:00


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