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March 2020

Get to Know the California Gold Country

2020-03-09T23:37:24-07:00

The Gold Country (also known as Mother Lode Country) is a historic region in the northern portion of the U.S. State of California, that is primarily on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. It is famed for the mineral deposits and gold mines that attracted waves of immigrants, known […]

Get to Know the California Gold Country2020-03-09T23:37:24-07:00

Shenandoah Valley – once the principal viticultural region of California.

2020-03-10T00:03:43-07:00

Though not as well known as the Napa Valley AVA or Sonoma Valley AVA viticultural regions of California, the Shenandoah Valley was once the principal viticultural region of California.

With the discovery of gold, the area quickly became a mecca for those trying to make their fortune. In the process […]

Shenandoah Valley – once the principal viticultural region of California.2020-03-10T00:03:43-07:00

February 2020

El Dorado National Forest

2020-02-23T20:18:11-08:00

Discover a quiet retreat within Amador County California: the Pioneer Inn & Suites. You’ll enjoy a relaxing 10-acre getaway in the town of Pioneer inside the El Dorado National Forest, centrally located near Sutter Creek and Jackson, as well as Kirkwood resorts and skiing.

The El Dorado National Forest is an […]

El Dorado National Forest2020-02-23T20:18:11-08:00

Amador County – The Heart of the Motherlode

2020-02-23T20:03:30-08:00

The small town of Pioneer, home to Pioneer Inn & Suites, is located in Amador County.

Amador County, is located in the Sierra Nevada. The population is just under 40,000. Amador County bills itself as “The Heart of the Mother Lode” and lies within the Gold Country. There is a substantial […]

Amador County – The Heart of the Motherlode2020-02-23T20:03:30-08:00

Your Kirkwood Mountain Go To Lodging: Pioneer Inn & Suites

2020-02-07T03:11:57-08:00

Your Kirkwood Mountain Go To Lodging: Pioneer Inn & Suites

The Kirkwood Mountain is a popular getaway, and is perfect for a fun family trip, a romantic weekend away, or a trip with friends.

The Kirkwood Mountain offers a diverse skiing and snowboarding experience for riders of all levels. With a wide […]

Your Kirkwood Mountain Go To Lodging: Pioneer Inn & Suites2020-02-07T03:11:57-08:00

Take Advantage of this Stellar Ski Season at Kirkwood!

2020-02-07T03:16:08-08:00

The snow season in the Sierra Nevada range is truly epic. For the veteran skier and the beginning skier alike, Kirkwood mountain is the place to go to take advantage of this unprecedented precipitation.

With a base elevation of 7,800 feet and a peak elevation of 9,800 feet, Kirkwood mountain offers […]

Take Advantage of this Stellar Ski Season at Kirkwood!2020-02-07T03:16:08-08:00

January 2020

Plan Now to Snuggle inside Amador Wine Country’s Best Suites with Kitchenettes

2020-01-20T04:20:02-08:00

Winter is tailor-made for snuggling and there’s no better place to do it than Amador Wine County. It’s close to the best, snow-inspired 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 […]

Plan Now to Snuggle inside Amador Wine Country’s Best Suites with Kitchenettes2020-01-20T04:20:02-08:00

Kirkwood Mountain Resort – In Under One Hour

2020-01-20T04:14:07-08:00

Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Less than one hour up Highway 88 from Pioneer Inn & Suites. And about 35 miles from South Lake Tahoe lies Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

It may be remote, but in this solitary horseshoe canyon, climate and geography conspire to create one of the purest, […]

Kirkwood Mountain Resort – In Under One Hour2020-01-20T04:14:07-08:00

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market = A Short Drive to Yesteryear

2020-04-13T21:56:16-07:00

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market
Every 3rd Sunday of each month.

Just 22 minutes up scenic Highway 88 from Pioneer to Sutter Creek. A great way to spend a Sunday while staying at Pioneer Inn & Suites. And if you’ve cleaned out the garage lately, bring your treasures to the Flea Market […]

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market = A Short Drive to Yesteryear2020-04-13T21:56:16-07:00

The Latest from Kirkwood Mountain

2020-01-06T23:29:11-08:00

With 100% of terrain open and over 12 feet of snow so far this season, there is no better time to plan your trip to Kirkwood.

A feeling like no other, Kirkwood energizes your heart and liberates your spirit. Fueled by a culture that demands a willingness to push your boundaries, […]

The Latest from Kirkwood Mountain2020-01-06T23:29:11-08:00

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