March 2019

The Wonder of Daffodil Hill in Volcano, California

2019-03-06T23:26:49-07:00

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

2019-02-23T03:10:56-07:00

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

2019-02-23T03:09:33-07:00

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

October 2018

Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County

2018-10-02T19:44:22-07:00

Wait, Amador County? If you know this charming rustic corner of California, your mind is probably racing ahead. Yes, this destination offers a delightfully different take on a world-class winter destination. No, it’s certainly not an expensive region. And if you choose the right lodging, you can even bring your […]

Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County2018-10-02T19:44:22-07:00

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine, and End your Day with Us

2018-10-02T19:43:08-07:00

Wine and Gold go together in California like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. When the Gold Rush started, many of the Europeans that flocked to the west coast in search of gold discovered that the Sierra Nevada mountain range was similar to what they had back home and ideal for […]

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine, and End your Day with Us2018-10-02T19:43:08-07:00

September 2018

Getaway to the Kirkwood Mountains This Holiday Season!

2018-10-02T19:41:10-07:00

We aren’t always ready to admit it, but sometimes the holidays can be stressful. Whether it’s the last-second rush to buy presents, the heated political debates over dinner, or the shorter days, the holidays can often leave us feeling drained. Sometimes a post-holiday getaway is just needed. Whether you want […]

Getaway to the Kirkwood Mountains This Holiday Season!2018-10-02T19:41:10-07:00

Driving California’s Scenic Highway 88

2018-10-02T19:40:09-07:00

While most travelers opt for the likes of Highway 50 for traveling through California, those in the know may be more inclined to choose its more scenic relative. Highway 88 stretches from Stockton to the Nevada border and is renowned for its gorgeous views and low traffic. During the winter, […]

Driving California’s Scenic Highway 882018-10-02T19:40:09-07:00

August 2018

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration – Flyer

2018-08-27T22:58:54-07:00

Big Time Events
Several times a year ceremonies are held in the hun’ge (roundhouse) by local Native Americans. One of those ceremonies, Big Time, brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering. Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at […]

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration – Flyer2018-08-27T22:58:54-07:00

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration

2018-08-27T22:53:33-07:00

Saturday-Sunday
September 22 – 23, 2018

Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove is home to the The Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum.

Big Time brings together Indian families on the weekend following the fourth Friday in September for the annual acorn gathering.

Dancing, hand games, singing and storytelling are traditional at […]

Chaw’se Big Time Indian Celebration2018-08-27T22:53:33-07:00

Visit the Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek

2018-08-03T23:23:15-07:00

During your next stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites take a day trip to Sutter Creek and visit the Knight Foundry.

Sutter Creek’s Historic, Industrial Crown Jewel. The Knight Foundry, set in the heart of Sutter Creek, California, is America’s last water-powered foundry and machine shop. Established in 1873 by Samuel […]

Visit the Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek2018-08-03T23:23:15-07:00

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