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May 2019

Barbera Festival Saturday September 14, 2019


Stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites this summer and participate in some of the great events in Amador County!

The Barbera Festival is an outdoor wine and food festival like no other, celebrating all things Barbera. Taste American Renditions of the Italian classic varietal, Barbera, from more than 70 wineries coming […]

Barbera Festival Saturday September 14, 20192019-05-19T20:03:47-07:00

April 2019

Amador Wine Country: 40 Impressive Wineries


The 40+ wineries comprising the Amador Vintners Association are dedicated to producing premium-quality wines that offer distinctive regional character. This character can also be seen in each winery’s genuine brand of hospitality! Visit the Amador Wine website to learn more about each of the wineries located on the map below. […]

Amador Wine Country: 40 Impressive Wineries2019-04-24T23:41:14-07:00

Sutter Creek Italian Picnic and Parade May 31, June 1 & 2, 2019


Take a trip over to Sutter Creek for this popular event. Return to Pioneer Inn & Suites for a swim in the pool and relaxing on your forest view deck!

More than 100 years of good Italian fun – Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County, California.

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Sutter Creek Italian Picnic and Parade May 31, June 1 & 2, 20192019-04-24T23:37:13-07:00

Amador Four Fires – May 4, 2019


Amador Four FiresEnjoy this popular event when staying at Pioneer Inn & Suites!

Amador Vintners presents the Amador Four Fires Festival celebrating the four distinctive wine regions that inspire Amador winemakers and winegrowers: Southern France, Italy, Iberia, and “Heritage California”.

Sample over 200 wines from […]

Amador Four Fires – May 4, 20192019-04-24T23:30:38-07:00

Amador Wine Country: A Look Back


California’s nascent wine industry took flight during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, amid the rugged western foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range.  As fortune seekers, many of them European, flocked to the Sierras to prospect for gold, small wineries arose to help slake their thirst. Within a […]

Amador Wine Country: A Look Back2019-04-24T23:39:52-07:00

March 2019

Great Places for Nature Lovers in Amador County


Great Places for Nature Lovers in Amador County
Nature Lovers

Amador County, California is a great place for nature lovers. Whether you enjoy hiking, boating, or an assortment of other outdoor activities, Amador County is a place where fans of the outdoors can have a great time. Here are just some of […]

Great Places for Nature Lovers in Amador County2019-03-06T23:29:00-07:00

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


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