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

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

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

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


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