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March 2019

Fun Things to do in Amador County in Spring


It’s spring time in Amador County and there are great adventures to be had in this historic town. Check out these four different locations when you are visiting:

Andrae’s Bakery – This family owned bakery has called Amador home since the summer of 2000 and has been a must do for […]

Fun Things to do in Amador County in Spring2019-03-06T23:28:16-07:00

The Wonder of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California


Not everybody thinks about taking a vacation in the springtime, yet spring is the perfect time to be outdoors in California to enjoy the beauty of the season before the weather gets too hot. And Amador County in Northern California’s “gold country” offers visitors plenty to do and see. At […]

The Wonder of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California2019-03-06T23:26:49-07:00

Bring your Inner Child to Indian Grinding Rock State Park


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 […]

Bring your Inner Child to Indian Grinding Rock State Park2019-02-23T03:10:56-07:00

February 2019

Take a Road Trip on California’s Scenic Highway 88


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 […]

Take a Road Trip on California’s Scenic Highway 882019-02-23T03:09:33-07:00

Springtime Getaway to the Gold Country


Springtime is tailor-made for snuggling and there’s no better place to do it than Amador Wine County. It’s close to the best activities and just bubbles over with romance. That’s why we’d recommend booking suites with kitchenettes now. They’re a keystone of romantic, Amador wine country weekends […]

Springtime Getaway to the Gold Country2019-02-23T03:03:46-07:00

Amador County’s Best Lodging Option for Family Reunions


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’s Best Lodging Option for Family Reunions2019-02-23T03:05:37-07:00

Amador Wine County Vacation


Why You Should Visit Amador Wine County

Amador Wine County is a wine lover’s paradise, boasting more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms. It’s located in the Sierra Foothills in the heart of “Gold Country”, a region rich in history and known for its outstanding red wines. Amador is an […]

Amador Wine County Vacation2019-02-23T03:07:04-07:00

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


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