In addition to being one of the first towns to spring up during the Gold Rush, Placerville
California was also a stop for Pony Express riders and many a wagon train traveling over the Sierras. The stories can be learned from The Seasons' library and from visiting historical museums, buildings, and markers in town. Traveling re-enactments of these events take place each year.
Although our guests may be tempted to spend all their time enjoying the house and garden, you can venture out for nature walks in the fields and woods surrounding The Seasons, where deer and wild turkey are often seen. Or take a pleasant stroll to Historic Main Street to enjoy art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
Within walking distance of The Seasons is Gold Bug Mine, a real hardrock gold mine that's open for the public to explore. Just 8 miles away is Coloma and Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, where it all started in 1848. Both parks offer hiking trails and picnic tables.
Along with its rich history, this region offers a variety of outdoor activities, including walking and bicycling on the El Dorado Trail, hiking in the Eldorado National Forest, rafting on the American River, and skiing in the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe, with its casinos and outdoor attractions, is only an hour away.
Those who prefer less strenuous pursuits can go wine tasting at their choice of 17 area wineries, and sample local produce and baked goods at Apple Hill farms during the autumn harvest.
We'll be happy to help you plan your visit to The Seasons, including all the attractions that California's Gold Country has to offer. Just call us at (530) 626-4420. You'll also find these websites helpful:
Gold Rush Chronicles
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