September 2018

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


Plan Ahead!

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 break2018-10-02T19:42:30-07:00

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!2018-10-02T19:41:10-07:00

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 882018-10-02T19:40:09-07:00

Do You Enjoy the Road Less Traveled?


Are you planning a road trip in the upcoming months? Traveling through Amador County on scenic Highway 88 is a beautiful choice and the main route between Stockton, California and Minden, Nevada. Perhaps you are lining up your spring break plans and planning a trip to Lake Tahoe. Spring break […]

Do You Enjoy the Road Less Traveled?2018-10-02T19:38:54-07:00


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