Visit the Gold Country: Discover the gems of Amador County

Enjoy the scenic Gold Rush towns of Jackson, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Plymouth and Amador City in the heart of the Mother Lode. This small county hosts big time museums, famous galleries, unique antique shops and historical sites like Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park, Kennedy Gold Mine and Tailing Wheel Park. Daffodil Hill (pictured) explodes with thousands of blossoms mid-March through mid-April, drawing visitors from around the world. Tour and sample wines from more than 45 award-winning wineries nestled in the foothills and taste for yourself why Amador County wines are beginning to rival Napa for those in the know.

Dining

Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar – Main Street, Plymouth – Experience this ZAGAT rated, James Beard Award-winning restaurant at the gateway to Amador Wine Country.

Volcano Union Inn and Pub California Pub and Four-Room Bed and Breakfast in the historic gold rush town of Volcano offering casual fare and simple but stylish accommodations.

Wine/Brew

Amador Brewing Company – Main Street, Plymouth - Liquid Gold from the Mother Lode

Amador Vinters Association - Discover the wines of Amador County, this site is the key to  40+ extraordinary member wineries and tasting rooms showcasing award-winning Zinfandels, Barberas, and Rhones.

Wine – Uphill Vineyards, Wine Tree Farm, Bella Grace Vineyards, Prospect Cellars, Helwig Winery, Feist Wines.

Spa

Refresh, next door to the Hanford House Inn in Sutter Creek

Amador Holistic Health Center - Craft an entire retreat for yourself with Massage, Acupuncture, Craniosacral, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Yoga, Thai Chi and Herbal Therapy.

Lodging

Sutter Hotel -  This upscale, Old West-style hotel in downtown Sutter Creek has a gourmet restaurant and gorgeous communal deck seating. The basement lounge hosts regular events and live music entertainment.

Hanford House - Brick-front B&B with a spa, plus stylish, modern rooms with designer toiletries & gourmet breakfast. 

Volcano Union Inn - Located in downtown Volcano, California, in the beautiful rolling gold country foothills of Amador County. 

Activities

Black chasm caverns – This National Natural Landmark will enchant you with the beauty of a wide variety of formations including stalactites, stalagmites, flow-stones and the vast arrays of rare helictite crystals. Take a guided tour and stay for a zip line afterwards! 

Amador Flower Farm - Bring your own picnic lunch from nearby, gourmet hotspots and spend the afternoon shaded by 300-year-old Heritage Oak trees. Take home or ship over 1000 bare root plants or flowers.

Jackson Rancheria Casino -  Comet to play! 36 gaming tables, 1,600 slot and video machines, and a 24-hour poker room, plus a heated outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs will round out your trip

Shopping

Sierra Mountain Outdoors – For anything you need around town or in the back country, they’ve got you covered. 

The Celtic Knot & Gold Mine Jewelers

Amador City Mercantile, Finishing Touches Boutique, Little City Studio and Gallery 

Victorian Closet – A museum-like, collector’s paradise of Victorian-era clothing, fabric and adornments.