January 2019

Do Something Out of the Norm for Your Winter Family Vacation


What makes a winter family trip unique and memorable? It’s doing something out of the norm. Some would be content to plan a trip to a big destination ski hill and stay in a major hotel chain. But how about this year spicing it up with a tailor-made vacation for […]

Do Something Out of the Norm for Your Winter Family Vacation2019-01-28T22:06:52-07:00

Need a Comfortable Place to Stay While Working in the Gold Country?


Planning a work trip to the California Gold Country? We understand that being away from home while working means you need a comfortable place to crash for the night and a few amenities couldn’t hurt either. That’s where we can help!

Pioneer Inn & Suites is located on 10 acres near […]

Need a Comfortable Place to Stay While Working in the Gold Country?2019-01-28T22:05:06-07:00

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass


When you think of mountain passes in the winter, you think of “closed”. Carson Pass is an exception. Visitors traveling the historic highway 88 in east central California can not only cross the pass at 8600 feet, but stop and stay awhile to enjoy the views and local history. Like […]

Winter Fun in the Snow in Carson Pass2018-12-23T19:28:13-07:00


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