|Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast
Historic Sierra Nevada House
Coloma, (530) 626-8096
A recently renovated 19th Century Lodge overlooking the American River with a full service bar and gourmet restaurant. This is always a place to be for local nightlife and events happening weekly. Great service, Great Food and Great Facilities make it a local and visitor favorite!
Placerville, (530) 622-3456
This elegant bed and breakfast inn sits on five acres and has a magnificent view of the Coloma/Lotus Valley and American River. Deer can be seen meandering the property along with other wildlife in the area. The interior is graced with high ceilings, columns, and antiques. Each room has a private bath, fireplace, and a spectacular view. A sumptuous breakfast is served each morning and local wine and cheese is served each afternoon. Be sure to say Hi to Kathleen for us!
The Historic Cary House Hotel
Placerville, (530) 622-4271
With 34 guest rooms, which include kitchenettes and suites; a conference room and gift shop, The Cary House is the perfect venue for your stay in the gold country.
Coloma Country Inn Bed & Breakfast
Coloma: (530) 622-6919
Coloma Country Inn is a convenient location to live in luxury before or after your day on the river. Each of the six rooms is individually decorated, featuring turn-of-the-century antiques, handmade quilts, and fresh flowers.
GlenMorey Country Bed & Braakfast
Placerville: (530) 306-3481
1859 Scottish Estate-style Bed & Breakfast in a privately gated retreat area.
Placerville: (800) 831-4008
1892 Style Victorian B&B
Placerville Inn: (800)-854-9100
Cameron Park Inn: (800)-601-1234
Gold Country Inn
Placerville: (530) 622-3124
Gold Trail Motor Lodge
Placerville: (530) 622-2906
Apple Country Inn
Placerville: (530) 647-9017
Placerville: (530) 622-0637
National 9 Inn
Placerville: (530) 622-3884
Cameron Park Super 8
Cameron Park: (530) 677-7177
American River Inn
Georgetown: (800) 245-6566
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|El Dorado County Activities, Placerville & Surrounding areas
Community Events, Places to go, Places to eat and basically the best that our wonderful area has to offer. Site is made available by the County of El Dorado.
Jack Russell Brewing Co.
Camino (530) 644-4722
Visit a real English farm brewery. Tours, tastings, special events. Tours of the facility's modern brewing and bottling equipment are available upon request and visitors are invited to linger and enjoy the pub-like environment of the tasting room and the serenity of the adjacent picnic area.
Camino (530) 644-5948
El Dorado County's highest-elevation vineyard and winery producing premium hand-crafted wines. Family run and operated, nestled in a forest of pines and cedars, this is the perfect day-trip destination
Sacramento Activities, Sacramento and Surrounding areas
Community Events, Local Business Events and all the other places to be when visiting Sacramento.
South Lake Tahoe
Restaurants, activities, scenic sites…oh yeah…and tons of Casinos! This place is an amazing mix of nightlife and beautiful mountain scenery. Unbelievable amounts of things to do here and only an 1.5 hours away from Gold Rush campground.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park
Official web site of this state park, located near the American River where James Marshall originally discovered gold in 1848, triggering the California Gold Rush. It is full of interactive displays, a great museum and fantastic hikes overlooking the river valley. It's a great day of fun and education for the whole family. Be sure to stop by the Nature Center located in the park and join one of their fantastic interpretive hikes.
Highway 49 History
Forget Route 66! Hwy 49 has better food and way more fun places to stop! This site will help visitors find traveling information exploring California's Historic Highway 49 in the Gold Country of the Sierra Foothills. Find a multitude of links for quaint bed and breakfasts, shops lining historic main streets, award winning wineries, fine restaurants, antique and gift stores, art galleries, golf courses, and recreational activity information. Also, search this site to learn about Gold Rush History and how you or your family can "travel back in time" when visiting this historic region.
PO Box 337 5821 Highway 49 Coloma, CA 95613
This wonderful winery is nestled in lovely Coloma Valley in El Dorado County's foothills. The approach to the winery - a fragment of which is the original historic Highway 49 - leads through an alley of mature oak trees, past rows of vines facing a southern exposure. At the tasting room, you will always find a Venezio family member on hand to greet you with a warm smile. They also offer up their beautiful facilities for special events and a great location for a memorable wedding.
Gold Bug Mine Park
2635 Gold Bug Lane Placerville CA 95667 (530) 642-5207
Placerville, California, was known as "Hangtown" during the California Gold Rush of the1800's. At that time, there were many mines in the area of what is now a 61.5 acre Park that features the Gold Bug Mine. You can go underground into this historical gold mine. Self-guided tours and guided group tours are available year around, and both will give you an abundance of historical information. Other park attractions, such as the Joshua Hendy Stamp Mill and Hattie Museum add to a great way to spend the day. Also at the park are over two miles of hiking trails and picnic areas, free for daily use to the public. Come experience Gold Rush history.
Folsom Premium Outlet Shopping Center
13000 Folsom Boulevard, Folsom, CA.95630
Folsom's Premium Outlet mall features a collection of over 80 outlet stores offering discounts of 25%-65% off of MSRP everyday! This is an easy way to spend a day....or your bank account! We tend to like the Nike store and Gap...then finish the day off with the Hof Brau and Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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|Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts
This area has some of the most diverse and amazing trails in the western states. The trails go from easy beginner-friendly fire roads, to the craziest downhill runs and the most incredibly scenic XC single tracks you've ever seen.
Northstar at Tahoe
Northstar has incredible mountain-biking courses that even offer Chairlift-accessed biking for those of you who enjoy going down much more than up! They rent top-of-the-line gear and have courses available for any level.
Hikers, those of you who just like absolute peace and solitude coupled with breathtaking scenery, this collection of hikes will be just the solution.
Pull out your plaids for some of the best greens around!
For you equine fans, there are plenty of places for you to roam!
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|The Best Local Grub
|Sierra Rizing Bakery
7310 Hwy. 49, Lotus. (530) 642-1308
Quite possibly the best bakery anywhere! They have an amazing selection of baked goods and freshly brewed/locally roasted coffee on hand. You can start off with a cup of Organic Sumatra & a White Crumb Berry Muffin, maybe even some Bread Pudding as well. After enjoying the cozy surroundings, you can go home with some of their Flourless Flawless Fudge Cake...don't forget to share!
Historic Sierra Nevada House
Coloma, (530) 626-8096
Their exceptional chefs have created a menu to satisfy a wide variety of palates and appetites. Hearty steaks, thick handmade burgers or enjoy one of their signature dishes such as the rack of lamb or the grilled pork chops. Coupled with a fine bottle of wine from one of the many local vineyards, this relaxing and comfortable restaurant will definitely satisfy your tastes and cravings. Don't forget to visit Buford's, a full service bar on site in full Gold Rush era decor!
Happy Palace Chinese Restaurant
Cool (7 miles from camp), (530) 823-1688
Without question, the BEST Chinese Food in the area! They got new owners in 2008 and a whole new fresh taste! Even though they still make that "Americanized-Chinese" food, they also make truly authentic Hong Kong style dishes and probably the best Pad-Thai we've ever had! Yes, we know, Pad-Thai is, well, Thai...but their version is DEE-LISH! The new owners are super nice...food is even better...hmm...think that I'll go there right now!
1006 Lotus Rd. Lotus, CA.95651 (530) 622-9587
"New American Cuisine"? Say what? What we do know is, that this is by far, one of the best restaurants we've ever, ever eaten at. The menu is very creative and the flavors are always very wonderfully fused. We love having "Bay Area" cuisine here in the foothills finally, and if you try this place, you will too. Oh, by the way, you can also stay in one of their very cute guest rooms and they all have private bathrooms too.
Thai Style Fine Dining
3300 Coach Lane, Cameron Park. (530) 677-5220
In our opinion, having travelled far and wide...definitely one of the best Thai restaurants anywhere. Be sure to try the Angel Wings and one of their amazing Curry dishes. The Coconut sorbet is the best way to finish off your meal.
Shilla Sushi & Teriyaki Restaurant
2942 Paul Bunyon Road, Placerville. (530) 644-5047
You will come in to a wonderfully warm greeting by the owners themselves and be treated to great Japanese/Korean food and a fantastic Sushi Bar. The Bento Box dinner is the best way to try a little variety of their chef's talents.
4079 Cameron Park Dr, Cameron Park. (530) 672-9988
Let's see, where do we begin. How about having a Sushi bar, Mongolian BBQ, 20+ different excellent Chinese dishes, Salad bar and even some Japanese food as well. Soups, Ice Cream...on and on and on it goes. Oh wait, did we mention that all of it is Buffet-style All-you-can-possibly-stand-quantities for around $12.00/person??? Be forewarned that you WILL leave with the distinct impression that you ate waaaay too much...and that you will be coming back again soon!
9840 Greenleaf Dr., Placerville. (530) 622-2303
This is definitely one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the area and is right next door to the Placerville Best Western. We recommend the Pollo A La Crema and be careful not to eat too much of their tasty Chips/Salsa, their servings are HUGE!
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|Gold Rush Whitewater Rafting
P.O. Box 1070 - Lotus, CA 95651
Office Direct: 805-973-RAFT (7238)