A visit to the nearby town of Sutter Creek will give you a glimpse into the gold-rush era of the mid-1800s. Here, you'll truly get an understanding of the effects the Gold Rush had on the local economy as you take in the area's historical buildings and extravagant mansions that were built by successful miners.
Just 10 minutes further south on Highway 49 is the small town of Jackson. This quaint village is home to classic Victorian-era buildings such as the renowned National Hotel, which remains open for business and serves delicious meals up at Stanley's Steakhouse, a local favorite.
On the outskirts of town is the Kennedy Gold Mine, one of California's deepest gold mines that unearthed more than $34 million in gold during its days as a working mine. Tours are available on weekends and holidays, March-October, for visitors who want to examine the towering head frame or learn more about California's Gold Rush.
Nestled in the Sierra foothills, 49er Village offers stunning scenery paired with an array of amenities to make your vacation one for the record books. Soak up the California sun by one of the two swimming pools or let your tensions float away in the enclosed spa. For sports fans, activities abound with opportunities for volleyball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes, while anglers will revel in catch-and-release fishing at the pond.
When you need a little time indoors, visit the billiards hall and rack up a game or two before visiting the on-site café for a pick-me-up and bite to eat. When the day comes to a close, you can cozy up in one of our luxurious rental cabins, or enjoy your RV vacation in a site spacious enough for the big rigs.
Though the Gold Rush brought the fame, Amador County remains known for its fabulous vineyards and wineries. Multiple destinations lie just minutes north of 49er Village, drawing in aficionados from around the country. Whether you're indulging in the local craftsmanship or playing a game of shuffleboard just steps away from your site, you're sure to have an incredible northern California vacation!