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July 2019

Supper Under the Stars Sunday, August 4, 2019


Plan to stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites and attend this event in nearby Volcano.

Annually the 1st Sunday in August from 5:30pm-9:30pm

All-inclusive Tickets: $100

Raise a Toast to Summer, Good Food and Friends. Consolation Street in Volcano open for dining only. You and your friends, dressed in […]

Supper Under the Stars Sunday, August 4, 20192019-07-13T21:14:13-07:00

Historic Sites in Lake Tahoe


Pioneer Inn & Suites is central to interesting places and activities. For history buffs, we suggest a drive to Tahoe where our guests can take in the beauty and history of the area.

Historic Sites: 

Lake Tahoe has many old and historic estates dating back to the early 1900s. Exploring their […]

Historic Sites in Lake Tahoe2019-07-13T21:30:34-07:00

Popular Beaches in Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe is an easy one hour drive from Pioneer Inn & Suites. Take a day trip to some of the most beautiful beaches that Tahoe has to offer. Return “home” to Pioneer Inn & Suites for a good night’s sleep and soak in the hot […]

Popular Beaches in Lake Tahoe2019-07-13T21:25:36-07:00

June 2019

Popular Hikes in Tahoe


Plan to stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites. Take a short (under one hour) drive to Tahoe where you can hike to your heart’s content! Then return to the comfort of your affordable lodging here in Pioneer where you can relax in the hot tub or on your balcony or […]

Popular Hikes in Tahoe2019-07-13T21:21:15-07:00

Historic Landmarks along Highway 88


Listed in order from west to east.

The Trail of the 1844 John C. Frémont Expedition, at the northwest corner of the Calaveras River (postmile SJ 6.09)

Clinton, on Clinton Rd., south of the highway, in Pine Grove—Clinton was the center of a placer mining community during the 1850s and of quartz […]

Historic Landmarks along Highway 882019-06-19T23:45:52-07:00

Black Chasm Cavern National Natural Landmark


Four miles from Pioneer Inn & Suites, Black Chasm was named a National Natural Landmark in 1976 by the National Park Service for its outstanding displays of rare helictite formations. The 50-minute guided walking tour descends a series of stairs and walkways that loop around the formation covered caverns walls. […]

Black Chasm Cavern National Natural Landmark2019-06-19T23:55:11-07:00

Carson Pass – California Highway 88


Guests at Pioneer Inn & Suites frequently make a trip to Carson Pass.

Carson Pass is a mountain pass on the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, in the Eldorado National Forest and Alpine County, eastern California.

The pass is traversed by California State Route 88. It lies […]

Carson Pass – California Highway 882019-06-20T00:03:17-07:00

May 2019

Amador Vintners Harvest Wine Festival October 5-6, 2019


It’s not too early to plan a Fall Getaway to the Amador Wine Country. Plan to stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites and enjoy this wonderful wine event!

AFFECTIONATELY CALLED “THE BIG CRUSH” held each year during the first FULL weekend of October.

Each year, we celebrate the grape harvest by inviting […]

Amador Vintners Harvest Wine Festival October 5-6, 20192019-05-19T20:09:36-07:00

Amador Brewing’s 2nd Annual Picnic Friday, July 19, 2019


Staying at Pioneer Inn & Suites gives guests the ability to be centrally located to some of the most amazing and fun events in Amador County. Here is one that we recommend.

In 2018 Amador Brewing teamed up with the Italian Benevolent Society members and had the “Picnic of the Summer” […]

Amador Brewing’s 2nd Annual Picnic Friday, July 19, 20192019-05-19T19:47:38-07:00

Historic Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival August 9 – 11, 2019


Just 15 miles down a country road from Pioneer Inn & Suites is the historic town of Sutter Creek. This August there is an event you are sure to love! Plan to stay with us, swim in the pool, enjoy the pristine forest, and take a trip to Sutter Creek […]

Historic Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival August 9 – 11, 20192019-05-19T19:56:48-07:00


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