December 2017

California’s Winter Wonderland Awaits on Scenic Highway 88


You’ve heard it. “California has no seasons.” And perhaps if you grew up farther north and east, you have said it yourself. But one of the joys of the golden state is that winter is not just a few weeks away, but a modest drive away. Winter vacations to the […]

California’s Winter Wonderland Awaits on Scenic Highway 882018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

Find an Affordable Hotel Near Kirkwood


The 2017/2018 ski season is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning some ski trips to Kirkwood. Kirkwood’s website describes it as, “magical, raw, expansive, and remote…the stuff of legends.” When skiing or riding at Kirkwood, you are off the beaten path at elevations […]

Find an Affordable Hotel Near Kirkwood2018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

Book now to enjoy this rustic Kirkwood area hotel for your winter break


The stunning and remote Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort on California Highway 88 is a winter sports gem. If you haven’t skied or snow-boarded there, make a point of getting up there this season to open your eyes to another side of Sierra ski resort culture. Christmas week is a […]

Book now to enjoy this rustic Kirkwood area hotel for your winter break2018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

Coast Along California’s Beautiful Highway 88


California arguably is one of the most beautiful states in the Union and with an extremely varied landscape. Explore California’s more rustic and mountainous side while traveling along the beautiful scenic Highway 88. The highway, also known as the Carson Pass Highway, begins in Stockton, CA and runs east-west, terminating […]

Coast Along California’s Beautiful Highway 882018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00


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