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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]