Follow your bliss down Highway 88 to the town of Pioneer! Set in El Dorado National Forest, our Gold Country hamlet is a slice of heaven for those who want to escape the big cities. Or to liberate themselves from the stress in their lives!

Discover a quiet retreat within Amador County California: the Pioneer Inn & Suites. You’ll enjoy a relaxing 10-acre getaway in the town of Pioneer inside the El Dorado National Forest, centrally located near Sutter Creek and Jackson, as well as Kirkwood resorts and skiing.

The El Dorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country and downhill skiing.

It is located one hour from the metropolitan area of Sacramento which has a population of over one million people, and two to three hours driving time from the San Francisco Bay area, with a population of over six million. The Forest therefore plays a vital role in the environment, health and well being of over seven million people.

The El Dorado National Forest is also situated near the original California gold discovery site on the American River at Coloma, and still boasts numerous gold-bearing rivers and streams.

A partial list of activities in the El Dorado National Forest include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating
  • Water Skiing