November 2019

Amador County Lodging for Family Gatherings


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 Lodging for Family Gatherings2019-11-08T03:35:27-08:00

Indian Grinding Rock State Park – for “kids” of all ages


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 […]

Indian Grinding Rock State Park – for “kids” of all ages2019-11-08T03:32:21-08:00

October 2019

Amador County’s Popular Activities


Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth 95669
(209) 245-6660

Offers nearly 1000 daylily varieties at the Flower Farm itself, which is nestled in beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Demonstration gardens – 13 acres to walk over and free Picnic areas on the grounds.

Open Hours 9-4 everyday
Closed Mon-Wed in Dec, Jan & Feb […]

Amador County’s Popular Activities2019-10-23T02:39:26-08:00

Carson Pass – A Look Back


Guests at Pioneer Inn & Suites frequently make a trip to Carson Pass.

Carson Pass is a mountain pass on the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, in the Eldorado National Forest and Alpine County, eastern California.

The pass is traversed by California State Route 88. It lies […]

Carson Pass – A Look Back2019-10-23T02:16:07-08:00

September 2019

Do You Enjoy the Road Less Traveled?


Are you planning a road trip in the upcoming months? Traveling through Amador County on scenic Highway 88 is a beautiful choice and the main route between Stockton, California and Minden, Nevada. Perhaps you are lining up your fall plans and planning a trip to Lake Tahoe. Fall is just […]

Do You Enjoy the Road Less Traveled?2019-09-29T00:42:53-08:00

Lumberjack Day 2019: Saturday, October 5th: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Stay at Pioneer Inn & Suites and have the time of your life at this popular festival!

Main Street
Westpoint, CA 95255

Lumberjack Day’s Facebook page


When: Saturday, October 5th: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $1.00 requested donation goes to King and […]

Lumberjack Day 2019: Saturday, October 5th: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm2019-09-18T22:25:37-08:00

Amador County Wine Region – Then & Now


California’s nascent wine industry took flight during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, amid the rugged western foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. As fortune seekers, many of them European, flocked to the Sierras to prospect for gold, small wineries arose to help slake their thirst. Within a […]

Amador County Wine Region – Then & Now2019-09-11T04:51:15-08:00

Get to know Kirkwood


Kirkwood is a true mountain escape: A feeling like no other, Kirkwood energizes your heart and liberates your spirit. Fueled by a culture that demands a willingness to push your boundaries, Kirkwood offers adventure in its purest form.

Kirkwood is where tradition and values come together. You choose to come to […]

Get to know Kirkwood2019-09-03T20:57:19-08:00


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