While staying at Pioneer Inn & Suites, take some time to explore California’s Gold Country. Then return to the hotel to relax on your private patio or in the outdoor hot tub.

Amador Flower Farm

Amador Flower Farm is a beautiful destination within easy day trip distance of Sacramento. Located in the center of Amador County Wine country, the flower farm is a quiet retreat that specializes in daylilies. Most day-trippers visit the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, for wine tasting missing out on this hidden gem. : 22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth, California.

Amador City California

Amador City is a small California Gold Country boom town along Highway 49 with a population of around 200 folks. A walking tour of the town takes you past the 1879 Imperial Hotel, Mooney Saloon, Koehler Bakery, and the Amador Hotel is one of the city’s oldest structures. Stop by the Whitney Museum (open weekends) to learn about the history of Amador City.

Sutter Creek

The town of Sutter Creek is the most walkable town in Gold Country. There are plenty of reminders of the great Gold Rush era that can be seen on foot, like Knight Foundry, the Sutter Creek Cemetery, and Preston Castle —one of the oldest and best-known reform schools in the United State.

Black Chasm Cavern

Walking Tours are an excellent way for guests of any age to explore the Black Chasm Cavern. A wooden walkway has been constructed to take you through the main room of the cavern and show off the unique rock formations hanging from the ceiling. – 15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd, Volcano, CA 95689

Volcano California Gold Country

Early gold miners thought this valley looked like a Volcano and gave the town its name. By 1865, most of the gold was mined out and the miners moved on. Today several historic buildings still stand including the Union Hotel that dates to 1880, Volcano Schoolhouse, and The Jug & Rose Cafe. If you visit Volcano during the spring be sure to check out Daffodil Hill garden – 18310 Rams Horn Grade Volcano, California.

Mokelumne Hill California

The little town of Mokelumne Hill was the site of one of the largest gold discoveries in California. During the height of the gold rush, the Mokelumne Hill boasted a population of 15,000. Today about 500 people call Mokelumne Hill home. A gold rush tourists visit each year to learn about California’s gold rush years. Historic buildings include I.O.O.F. Hall, Wells Fargo & Co. Office and The Hotel Leger was built in 1851.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Calaveras park is designed to be a park for all seasons and is operated year-round. Some portions of the park’s facilities are closed at certain seasons of the year, especially for winter. However, even in winter, there are adventures to be found.