September 2017

A Diamond Found in Gold Country!


Imagine carving your way down California’s picturesque backwoods route, Highway 88. The trees, lightly dusted white, point towards the skies and the clouds that contain those cold white flakes that you’ve come so far to enjoy. Your destination? The snow-covered slopes of Kirkwood.

All year-long you wait and prepare for your […]

A Diamond Found in Gold Country!2018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00

Point of Interest: The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park


If you are making your way through Amador County, you have to make sure to stop at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. Visiting this park is perfect for families with children to educate them on how those who first dwelled in this nation lived. Or for anyone interested in […]

Point of Interest: The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park2018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00

Stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites While Hunting This Year


Hunting season is upon us and that means many people are headed to the wilderness for a hunting trip. At Pioneer Inn & Suites, we see our fair share of hunters throughout the year. We are located in El Dorado National Forest, but with hunting grounds not too far away. […]

Stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites While Hunting This Year2018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00

Plan your fall getaway at Amador County’s best lodging option


Fall is the perfect season for a quiet retreat. There’s nothing quite like escaping to nature as the air gets cool and crisp and the leaves change colors, painting the landscape with beautiful hues of red and orange. There’s no doubt that this beautiful season is the best time to […]

Plan your fall getaway at Amador County’s best lodging option2018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00


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