October 2018

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 882018-11-27T22:45:13-07:00

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 […]

Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County2018-10-02T19:44:22-07:00

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine, and End your Day with Us


Wine and Gold go together in California like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. When the Gold Rush started, many of the Europeans that flocked to the west coast in search of gold discovered that the Sierra Nevada mountain range was similar to what they had back home and ideal for […]

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine, and End your Day with Us2018-10-02T19:43:08-07:00


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