Destination guide

In Amador County, so much to adore

It’s fitting that “Amador” translates to “one who loves” in Spanish. No one who leaves Amador County feels anything but adoration for this stunning Californian locale. Despite its humble size—just shy of 600 square miles—it evokes a quaint sort of charm that’s evident in its lush valleys, small-town roads, and fascinating historic sites. Booking an Amador County vacation rental may be the best way to experience Cali because it puts you right in the heart of authentic gold rush country. Did we mention it’s also a wine lover’s paradise?

Things to do

Where gold country and wine country collide

When in gold country, do as the 49ers did. Get out there and start panning at Sutter Gold Mine or the 1880s Kennedy Mine. The Amador Whitney Museum is located in one of the oldest buildings in the area. The Amador County Museum is housed in a stunning Greek Revival home with 15 rooms. There are a whopping 44 wineries here, too, so if you’re thirsty you'd be smart to book that Amador County vacation rental right away. Visitors come to sip, but some, like Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery, also have exquisite artwork.


Spookin’ up a groovy good time in Amador County

Love nightlife, love to boogie? Get down in Amador County—nightlife here is a major thing, with live music venues and legendary theatrical companies. If you'd rather try your hand with lady luck, pop into the local casino for poker with the locals. Or, check out the one-of-a-kind boutiques lining Main Street. If you’ve got the family in tow, scare up a good time on the Ghost Trails Cemetery Hunt, where you’ll play scavenger at graveyards. You could even escape your Amador County vacation rental for a night and camp lakeside.


Wining and sunshining in Amador County

The grapes of Amador County wouldn’t survive long if it weren't for the excellent weather conditions—it’s warm and the humidity is low—just 2 more reasons to book an Amador County vacation rental. Cool mountain air flows through at sunset, ushering out the warmth of day. It receives average annual rainfall, but the real story here is the sunshine. Spring and summer are ideal visiting times if your goal is to get your glow on. If you’re more a cool-weather sort, well, you might encounter a 35-degree day or so in January.

Natural features

Living the wild, wild life in Amador County

If you love wildlife, you’ll have a wild time in Amador County. Hidden in the habitat are the usual suspects, including deer and raccoons, but the back roads may surprise you with a bobcat, wild turkey, or even a mountain lion. Don’t let the ferocity startle you—there’s beauty everywhere you turn, from the Sierra Nevada mountains that frame the area to the rolling hillsides dotted with oak trees. Break from gold panning to fish one of many lakes or rivers, and don’t miss Daffodil Hill, a 19th-century ranch cloaked in colorful blooms.

Where to stay around Amador County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 231 vacation rentals near Amador County. From 78 Houses to 33 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Amador County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Amador County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Amador County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sutter Creek: 61 vacation rentals
  • Plymouth: 58 vacation rentals
  • Jackson: 49 vacation rentals
  • Pioneer: 293 vacation rentals
  • Ione: 45 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Amador County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Amador County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Amador County:

  • Sutter Creek: 61 rentals
  • Plymouth: 58 rentals
  • Jackson: 49 rentals
  • Pioneer: 293 rentals
  • Ione: 45 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Amador County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Amador County are:

  • Auburn, CA (AUN-Auburn Municipal): 168 vacation rentals
  • Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL): 2,901 vacation rentals
  • Placerville, CA (PVF): 106 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Amador County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Amador County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jackson Rancheria Casino: 78 rentals
  • Sutter Creek Theater: 80 rentals
  • Sutter Creek City Hall: 80 rentals
  • Sobon Estate: 120 rentals
  • Scott Harvey Wines: 80 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Amador County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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