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August 2018

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration – Flyer

2018-08-27T22:58:54+00:00

Big Time Events
Several times a year ceremonies are held in the hun’ge (roundhouse) by local Native Americans. One of those ceremonies, Big Time, brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering. Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at […]

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration – Flyer2018-08-27T22:58:54+00:00

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration

2018-08-27T22:53:33+00:00

Saturday-Sunday
September 22 – 23, 2018

Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove is home to the The Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum.

Big Time brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering.

Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at […]

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration2018-08-27T22:53:33+00:00

Visit the Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek

2018-08-03T23:23:15+00:00

During your next stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites take a day trip to Sutter Creek and visit the Knight Foundry.

Sutter Creek’s Historic, Industrial Crown Jewel. The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, California, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel […]

Visit the Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek2018-08-03T23:23:15+00:00

California scenic highway 88 offers up hikes in the idyllic Hope Valley

2018-07-08T21:48:41+00:00

Summer is the time to explore the High Sierra, whether by car or on foot. While the romance of a through-hike the length of the Sierra or of the entire Pacific Crest may tempt you, for most travelers the window for vacation adventures is shorter. The perfect Sierra experience may […]

California scenic highway 88 offers up hikes in the idyllic Hope Valley2018-07-08T21:48:41+00:00

July 2018

Summer activities near Kirkwood make a perfect Sierra weekend

2018-07-08T21:44:47+00:00

Summer comes slowly to the crest of the Sierra, but eventually, the long days and bright skies have their annual impact on the remaining snow patches so that summer trails open up. Kirkwood is one of the treasured ski destinations of the Sierra Nevada, known for being off the beaten […]

Summer activities near Kirkwood make a perfect Sierra weekend2018-07-08T21:44:47+00:00

Great American Road Trips – Traveling on CA scenic highway 88

2018-07-08T21:43:15+00:00

There is a romance to the road. One of the great American experiences is the long-distance road trip. A full tank of gas and some snacks from the convenience store will put you on to the highway and usher you in to a new adventure where you become a part […]

Great American Road Trips – Traveling on CA scenic highway 882018-07-08T21:43:15+00:00

Your Child Will Love Exploring Indian Grinding Rock State Park

2018-07-08T21:41:28+00:00

California is rich in destinations that can inspire kids. One little-known gem that can anchor a weekend getaway is Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, on a much-loved Sierra Nevada byway, Highway 88. This time of year, the seasonal changes bring to mind the acorn harvests of the first people […]

Your Child Will Love Exploring Indian Grinding Rock State Park2018-07-08T21:41:28+00:00

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

2018-07-08T21:47:30+00:00

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?2018-07-08T21:47:30+00:00

June 2018

3 Summer Activities in Amador County

2018-06-24T19:40:58+00:00

California’s wide-ranging landscape and cultural diversity offers a variety of family friendly activities. Amador County is no exception; its museums, parks, and wineries allow couples, families, and singles to see the region’s rich culture. California’s status as a vacation destination holds true year-round, but the summer months are particularly popular […]

3 Summer Activities in Amador County2018-06-24T19:40:58+00:00

Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

2018-06-24T19:38:29+00:00

Sutter Creek is a short 15 miles / 22 minutes drive from Pioneer CA.

Please join us!
August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Sutter Creek will be jumping again with the 20th Annual Ragtime Festival, presented by the Mother Lode Ragtime Society. Come to town and enter an era of Honkey Tonk music and […]

Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival2018-06-24T19:38:29+00:00

PIONEER CALIFORNIA

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