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December 2019

Winter Wonderland Family Getaway


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 […]

Winter Wonderland Family Getaway2019-12-06T02:28:53-08:00

Stay Pioneer – Play Kirkwood


Make Pioneer Inn Your Kirkwood Mountain Home Base This Winter

Welcome to Winter! It’s the perfect time to start thinking about booking your winter getaway to the Kirkwood area. The Kirkwood Mountain is a popular getaway, and is perfect for a fun family trip, a romantic weekend away, or a […]

Stay Pioneer – Play Kirkwood2019-12-06T02:32:31-08:00

November 2019

Everything you need to know about Kirkwood


Mountain Information

There’s something magical that happens when storms roll into Kirkwood. Some like to say we measure our snow in feet not inches, and others simply sum it up as the “K-Factor.”
Storms come from the north and south, pick up precipitation on the west coast, funnel through a tight canyon […]

Everything you need to know about Kirkwood2019-12-06T03:06:37-08:00

Get to know the Gold Country


While staying at Pioneer Inn & Suites, take some time to explore California’s Gold Country. Then return to the hotel to relax on your private patio or in the outdoor hot tub.

Amador Flower Farm

Amador Flower Farm is a beautiful destination within easy day trip distance of Sacramento. Located in […]

Get to know the Gold Country2019-11-19T23:22:52-08:00

Amador County Lodging for Family Gatherings


If you are planning a family reunion, Pioneer Inn & Suites is the perfect location for you. Our quiet getaway in Amador County is centrally located for Californians or a great meeting place for families coming together from all over the country. Pioneer Inn & Suites is Amador County’s best […]

Amador County Lodging for Family Gatherings2019-11-08T03:35:27-08:00

Indian Grinding Rock State Park – for “kids” of all ages


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 […]

Indian Grinding Rock State Park – for “kids” of all ages2019-11-08T03:32:21-08:00

October 2019

Amador County’s Popular Activities


Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth 95669
(209) 245-6660
Website: www.amadorflowerfarm.com

Offers nearly 1000 daylily varieties at the Flower Farm itself, which is nestled in beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Demonstration gardens – 13 acres to walk over and free Picnic areas on the grounds.

Open Hours 9-4 everyday
Closed Mon-Wed in Dec, Jan & Feb […]

Amador County’s Popular Activities2019-10-23T02:39:26-07:00

Carson Pass – A Look Back


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 – A Look Back2019-10-23T02:16:07-07:00


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