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Local Wine Tasting Ideas

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Feb 3, 2016
If you are staying in Sutter Creek or Amador County, it would truly be a shame if you left before visiting one of the many Wineries in the area. The Sierra Foothills is a well known region for having excellent wineries and Sutter Creek is located right in the heart of it all making it an excellent destination to explore the world of fine wines. Even if you do not know much about wine, the friendly professionals at these wineries will be happy to help. If you are looking to try some wines, a stop by Main Street is... 

Explore Jackson’s Gold Mining History

Jan 21, 2016
Jackson, California is a rich resource of early California history, especially when it comes to the Gold Rush. Jackson, California was one of the first places where gold was reportedly discovered on the West Coast. If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating time in Californian history, one great way to learn more is by taking a guided tour at the Kennedy Gold Mine. The Kennedy Gold mine is named after Andrew Kennedy, an immigrant from Ireland who discovered a quartz outcropping during the late 1850s. In 1860, he officially started the Kennedy Mining... 

Don’t Miss Music Legend Aaron Neville at the Jackson Casino

Jan 12, 2016
Are you looking for a fun night out with friends? Do you love listening to live music? If you are a fan of R&B and soul music, look no further than the Jackson Casino Resort. This family-owned and operated establishment consistently brings a variety of artists to grace their stage for unforgettable experiences. On February 6th, don’t miss out on seeing R&B platinum musician, Aaron Neville perform at the Jackson Casino! Tickets are now on sale. Aaron Neville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, which should not be a surprise to fans of this musician as... 

Take Advantage of the Snow and hit the Slopes at Kirkwood

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Dec 24, 2015
One of the best things about winter is the snow! There are so many fun activities that can be had in the snow such as skiing or snowboarding. If you love challenging yourself and hitting the most adventurous slopes around, or you are a beginner still feeling your way around, Kirkwood is one of the best ski resorts in California for you. Come out this winter season and check out some of the best snow around. The Kirkwoods have a unique location that make them an excellent place for winter sports. they are located... 

Don’t Miss the Sutter Creek Parade of Lights this Holiday Season!

Jackson Lodge
Dec 4, 2015
With the Holiday Season now in full swing, festive events will be happening around every corner. One such event that is sure to get everyone in the joyful spirit is the annual Parade of Lights. Be sure to come to this community wide event to see everything from school buses to horses in this parade that will light up the night! The Sutter Creek Parade of Lights will be on December 12th, don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great event and book a room in one of the hotels in... 

Enjoy the Holidays During the Sutter Creek Christmas Open House

Jackson Lodge
Nov 20, 2015
With the Holiday Season right around the corner, it can only mean one thing - the Sutter Creek 37th Annual Christmas Open House is nearly upon us! The Sutter Creek Christmas Open House is always the first Friday and Saturday of December. This year, the event will be on December 4th and 5th. Festivities will begin on Friday at 5pm. While you’re staying in one of the affordable Sutter Creek hotels, bring down friends and family to see the streets of  Sutter Creek as they are filled with Christmas Cheer. When you walk... 

See the Holiday Classic “It’s A Wonderful Life” in Jackson!

Jackson Lodge
Nov 6, 2015
In Jackson City, the Volcano Theatre is one of the best places to go if you are looking for a night of Theatre. The theatre company prides itself on providing some of the best quality productions in Amador County. Their 2015 season has included shows such as The Miracle Worker, The Great Amador Carnival of 1886, Our Town, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and now, It’s A Wonderful Life. The Volcano Theatre’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life will be from November 21st through December 12th and is great if you’re looking for things to do... 

Sip the Best at the Sutter Creek Winefest

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Oct 23, 2015
Looking for something fun to do this November in Sutter Creek? Then look for places to stay in Sutter Creek with affordable rates and get ready for the 18th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek! If you love wine and are looking to attend a community event, than the 18th Annual Winefest is the place to be! The Winefest will take place on November 14th. With your ticket, you will be able to taste from more than 25 wines! Afterward, enjoy a Grand Finale festival at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. Get your tickets... 

The Preston Castle will get even Creepier during the Halloween Haunt!

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Oct 9, 2015
During Halloween, there are a number of “Haunted Houses” that pop up all around the city. However, this year, if you are looking for an authentic experience while staying near Amador County during Halloween, there is only one place that you should look to - Preston’s Castle Halloween Haunt. Preston Castle will offer Halloween Haunt for the two weekends prior to Halloween. Get your tickets today! Halloween Haunt at Preston Castle is the only Halloween event located at a real Haunted House in Northern California. Preston’s Castle has been showcased on Ghost Adventures... 

Bring your Appetite to the Sutter Creek Chili Cook Off

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Sep 25, 2015
The perks of a small town are long and varied but one sure fire perk are the cook offs. This year, the 8th annual Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show will be on Sunday, October 11th.  Enjoy this family-friendly event with the whole community as you enjoy delicious homemade chili and take in the sights of beautiful classic cars. If you’ll be staying in a hotel in Sutter Creek with affordable rates, be sure to mark this event in your calendars so you don’t forget! For the annual Sutter Creek Chili Cook-Off and Car Show, Historic...