October 2017

Traveling on CA Scenic Highway 88: The Best Lodging Option


Nestled into the countryside of central California is where you will find scenic Highway 88. It runs from Stockton, CA to the Nevada border and offers miles and miles of beautiful majestic peaks, woodland forests, and nature hiking trails to explore. During the mid-1800s, this highway served as a major […]

Traveling on CA Scenic Highway 88: The Best Lodging Option2017-10-25T17:03:38-07:00

Road Food While Traveling On California Route 88


California’s blue lane highways always seem to evoke a road trip, and historic route 88 certainly fits that bill. Route 88, also known as the Carson Pass Highway meanders through the High Sierras taking you from Stockton, past nearby Sutter Creek, once epicenter to California’s Gold Rush, and eventually on […]

Road Food While Traveling On California Route 882018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00

Discover Amador County’s Best Lodging Option


There is nothing quite like hitting the open road with your family or friends for a road trip. A road trip allows you to see sites you didn’t know were out there, or stop at places you maybe wouldn’t otherwise take the time to stop at. When planning a road […]

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

Your Child Will Love Exploring Indian Grinding Rock State Park


California is rich in destinations that can inspire kids. One little-known gem that can anchor a weekend getaway is Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, on a much-loved Sierra Nevada byway, Highway 88. This time of year, the seasonal changes bring to mind the acorn harvests of the first people […]

Your Child Will Love Exploring Indian Grinding Rock State Park2018-06-11T03:28:28-07:00


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