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

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

October 2018

Travel more, spend less in rustic Amador County


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


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!


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


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


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