January 2018

Getaway to the Kirkwood Mountains This Holiday Season!


We aren’t always ready to admit it, but sometimes the holidays can be stressful. Whether it’s the last-second rush to buy presents, the heated political debates over dinner, or the shorter days, the holidays can often leave us feeling drained. Sometimes a post-holiday getaway is just needed. Whether you want […]

Getaway to the Kirkwood Mountains This Holiday Season!2018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

Driving California’s Scenic Highway 88


While most travelers opt for the likes of Highway 50 for traveling through California, those in the know may be more inclined to choose its more scenic relative. Highway 88 stretches from Stockton to the Nevada border and is renowned for its gorgeous views and low traffic. During the winter, […]

Driving California’s Scenic Highway 882018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

Pioneer Inn & Suites for a Quality, Affordable Stay


Nestled near Nevada’s border in the mountains near Northern California, Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort is a fun skiing getaway for both friends, family or the enthusiast skier/boarder. With more than 1,600 open acres of prime ski terrain, and lesson packages for both amateurs or professionals, Kirkwood provides […]

Pioneer Inn & Suites for a Quality, Affordable Stay2018-06-11T03:28:27-07:00

New Year’s Resolution: Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County


Wait, Amador County? If you know this charming rustic corner of California, your mind is probably racing ahead. Yes, this destination offers a delightfully different take on a world-class winter destination. No, it’s certainly not an expensive region. And if you choose the right lodging, you can even bring your […]

New Year’s Resolution: Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County2018-01-02T19:36:20-07:00


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