June 2017

Need a Comfortable Place to Stay While Working on Highway 88?

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With current construction and utility work on Highway 88, workers may find themselves looking for a place to stay while on the road. At Pioneer Inn & Suites, we appreciate the work you do to keep our highway safe and accessible. But we understand that being away from home while […]

Need a Comfortable Place to Stay While Working on Highway 88?2018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

Summer activities near Kirkwood make a perfect Sierra weekend

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Summer comes slowly to the crest of the Sierra, but eventually, the long days and bright skies have their annual impact on the remaining snow patches so that summer trails open up. Kirkwood is one of the treasured ski destinations of the Sierra Nevada, known for being off the beaten […]

Summer activities near Kirkwood make a perfect Sierra weekend2018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

Amador is for Lovers: Get away to the county’s best lodging option

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Amador! The Spanish word, now given as a name for a county in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, means one who loves. It was the family name of an early California resident who journeyed to the mountains to seek gold when the territory was consumed in the fever of […]

Amador is for Lovers: Get away to the county’s best lodging option2018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

Great American Road Trips – Travelling on CA scenic highway 88

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There is a romance to the road. One of the great American experiences is the long-distance road trip. A full tank of gas and some snacks from the convenience store will put you on to the highway and usher you in to a new adventure where you become a part […]

Great American Road Trips – Travelling on CA scenic highway 882018-06-11T03:28:29-07:00

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