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Daffodil Hill

Mar 3, 2017
With March newly upon us, it means that it is once again that exciting time of year - spring time! While spring means goodbye to cold and dreary days and hello to blue skies and warmer weather, it also means the arrival of beautiful daffodils! If you are in Amador County and looking to witness the beauty of spring, be sure to visit Daffodil Hill, a local ranch that explodes with colorful daffodils every spring. You won’t want to miss out on this beautiful sight! Daffodil Hill takes place every year from around mid-march through mid-april depending on the... 

Exploring Black Chasm Cavern

Feb 24, 2017
Are you and your family looking for ways to explore the natural wonder of the area? If so, a trip to the Black Chasm Cavern is just for you. Come down to this National Natural Landmark and learn all about the wonders of nature today. Black Chasm Cavern is an exciting way to explore the beauty of nature. In this cavern, you’ll be led by a knowledgeable tour guide who will offer insightful and knowledgeable facts about the cavern and the history of the area. One of the best parts of exploring the caverns is that you can... 

St. Patrick’s Day Events

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Feb 4, 2017
With February upon us, March is right around the corner, which means that it’s time to start wondering about St. Patrick’s Day plans. Whether you are wanting to enjoy some family fun or are looking for another type of flavor, there is something for everyone in Jackson near the Jackson Lodge. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day events that are occurring this St. Patrick’s Day. This St. Patrick’s Day, head over to the Mace Meadow Golf  & Country Club for dinner and drinks. The Mace Meadow Golf Course is located amidst a... 

Beautiful Tasting Rooms In Amador

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Jan 21, 2017
If you are in the mood for some wine tasting, try these beautiful tasting rooms in Amador County near Jackson California. Bella Grace Vineyards offers quality wine grapes, which results in some of the best wines around. At Bella Grace Vineyards, grapes come from 9 different vines including zinfandel and primitivo. If you are interested in tasting wines, come down to the vineyard and wine cave. When you visit Bella Grace Vineyards, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the vineyards with a stunning backdrop of the high sierras. There are also sitting... 

Amazing Wedding Venues in Amador County

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Jan 5, 2017
Amador County offers incredible vineyards and beautiful backdrops making it an excellent location to have a wedding. Here are just some of the amazing wedding venues that you can find in Amador County. If you are having your wedding in the area, be sure to stay at a hotel nearby such as The Jackson Lodge. Helwig Winery is located in the Shenandoah Valley and offers stunning 360 degree views of the area. The winery also offers a variety of venues, which means you can choose which setting will be perfect for your wedding. The Amphitheater venue seats 450 guests and can... 

The Lakes of Amador County

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Dec 28, 2016
Amador County boasts a number of outdoor activities for family and friends to enjoy including things to do in Jackson. Whether you want to go hiking, biking, or more there is always something to choose from here. One of the great things about Amador County is all the lakes that can be found throughout the area. At these destinations you can engage in boating, fishing and other activities. Here are some of the lakes of Amador County. Lake Amador is a 400 acre lake which offers a large fishing dock and a newly... 

Holiday Fun with the Kids

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Dec 8, 2016
This winter season, you might want to partake in some festive holiday fun. Lucky for you, Sutter Creek offers a number of activities that are sure to get your family in a festive spirit. If you were looking for places to stay in Jackson CA, and found a hotel in the area, here are some ways you can partake in holiday fun with the kids. Head over to the HUB Youth and Community Center for A Children’s Christmas at the HUB. Here, you can enjoy Christmas fun for all ages.... 

Holiday Events in Amador County – Las Posadas

Nov 23, 2016
Join the Sutter Creek community for their annual Las Posadas candlelight walk. This annual event brings together the community as it retells the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. Las Posadas is a live retelling of how Joseph and Mary travelled through the night to find shelter. Travel with the rest of the community as immerse yourself in the story of Christmas. This annual event will take place December 3rd as part of the holiday events in Amador County. The Las Posadas event will take begin at the Immaculate Conception Church. From there,... 

Attend Plaid Friday Amador the Day After Thanksgiving

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Nov 7, 2016
As we venture more and more into fall it is time to start getting ready for the 4th Friday in November. While many people know this day as “black friday” in Amador, we know it as “Plaid Friday”. Join in on this fun tradition and as you walk around Downtown Jackson, enjoying the shops and festivities, be sure to dawn your plaid! The event will take place from 8am-5pm throughout Downtown Jackson on November 26th. Book a room at one of the many affordable hotels around Jackson CA in order to join... 

History Behind Roaring Camp Railroad

Oct 18, 2016
Roaring camp is a small area located in the town of Felton, California. The camp is a recreation of a typical logging town that would have been found in the area during the 1880’s. Amidst the many activities that can be enjoyed at Roaring Camp such as gold panning and candle stick making, the camp is also known for their authentic train rides. Roaring Camp is one of few places left in the country that has running, authentic steam locomotives from the 1880s. The land itself, however, was settled much before the 1880s. Some of the first Mountain...