City Guide & Area Events
, the county seat of Amador County, is a lively town filled with interesting things to do and see for family vacationers and leisure travelers. While staying at Jackson Lodge, make sure to learn about the rich culture of this historical gold mining town by taking a stroll through the old Victorian-era Downtown district and browsing around the antique and curio shops as well as Amador county museums. Jackson is the perfect vacation spot for travelers interested in having some fun and adventure outdoors. A few outdoor activities to enjoy in Jackson include camping, wine-tasting, skiing, gold mining, and much more. If you're visiting family in the Jackson area or attending a wedding, then let Jackson Lodge be your first choice of hotel stay. Conveniently located near Jackson Lodge are the Jackson Rancheria Casino, Sutter Ridge Winery, Roaring Camp Mining, & Park At Hanford Courte. Explore all of what Jackson has to offer by visiting Kirkwood, Sutter Creek, and Amador County.
Kirkwood is a diverse mountain recreational area lying within the
Eldorado National Forest in Alpine County, California. Featuring everything from
cross-country skiing, tubing hills, ice fishing, snowmobiling, swimming and
tobogganing, this forest town offers countless hours of wilderness fun.
During the winter months Kirkwood is also home to some of the
finest skiing in Central & Northern California. One of the homes of the
North American Ski
Training Center, this premier ski school offers multi-day clinics for intermediate
through expert skiers taught by professional alpine and backcountry skiers.
Kirkwood's cross-country trail network is one of the most
extensive in the region and one of the most beautiful in the world. Here you'll find a
variety of scenic, superbly maintained trails for all skill levels and abilities. The
entire network is double-tracked with skating lanes, suitable for all styles of Nordic
For the best lodging near Kirkwood, the Jackson Lodge is the ideal
Sutter Creek is one of the most historically famous cities in the
world. Known as the "Jewel of the Mother Lode" - 'mother lode' being a term associated
with the mining of gold and silver referring to a principal vein, or zone of veins, of
ore - the city is named after John Sutter, who in 1848 ignited the California Gold
Rush when a member of his work crew discovered the precious metal while building a
Today Sutter Creek is a tourist town. Sutter Gold
Mine offers a comprehensive look into the mining process and its historical
progression from simple panning to hydraulic mining. One-hour underground tours
venturing deep into the heart of the Mother Lode are available, as well as one-hour
walking tours offering additional mining experience. Stop by, put on a hard-hat and
step aboard a shuttle journeying deep underground where you'll see beautiful crystals
and learn how to distinguish real gold from pyrite ("Fools Gold") in the quartz of the
Located just a quick 10 minute drive from this historic town, the
Jackson Lodge is Sutter Creek lodging at its most convenient. For more Sutter Gold
Mine information call 866-762-2837 or 209-736-2708.
Sutter Gold Mine Tours
13660 Historic Highway 49
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Amador County lies within Gold Country Gold Country at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the central and northeastern part of the state. Referred to as "The Heart of the Mother Lode," Amador and its surrounding counties are famous for the gold mines and mineral deposits which prompted the California Gold Rush.
With many of the county's Zinfandel vines being more than 125 years old, the surrounding wineries including Sutter Ridge Winery & Avio Vineyards, have been able to produce the most intense Zinfandel flavor, which have made them famous around the world.
For the most respected in Amador County lodging, the
Jackson Lodge is beyond compare.
Jackson Rancheria Casino is a thrilling gaming mecca whose action
is as fast and bright as lightning. With 48 Gaming Tables and 1500 Slot & Video
Poker Machines that never stop, they have all the gambling action Central and Northern
California can handle. They even have 15 Poker Tables featuring Texas Hold 'em for you
hidden or skilled rounders out there looking to show people how it's done.
Whether you prefer Blackjack's odds, Let it Ride's thrills or the
additional wagering of Pai Gow Plus, Jackson Casino is where you want to play. Give a
spin to the most popular Progressive and Video Poker Games, take your chances in their
new Poker Room or for you serious players out there, their High-Limit Room is available
to handle your action. No matter how you prefer to place your bets the casino has 'em
Jackson Rancheria Casino also features a variety of the finest and
your favorite foods. Whether you're in the mood for world-class cuisine, a late night
snack or just a fine hot brewed coffee, all of your tastes can be satisfied. Concerts,
weddings, meetings or just some good ol' family fun, there's virtually nothing their
casino can't do.
The Jackson Lodge is located less than 3 miles away, making us the
most convenient of all the hotels near Jackson Casino. For more casino information call
800-822-WINN or 209-223-1677.
Jackson Rancheria Casino
12222 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642
The historic area Jackson is located in and surrounded by features
a wide array of entertaining and cultural events throughout the year. From historical
tours and family friendly activities to outdoor outings and wine tastings, our town has
it all. Search through our events blog for interesting things to do while vacationing
in Jackson, California.
Date posted: 02/14/2014
Mining is a huge part of our history. Without it, we would not have half of the resources we have today. It has always been risky, but due to technological advances, it is much safer today than it ever was. Still, if we go back 100 years, men often had no choice but to spend their days down...
Date posted: 01/21/2014
amador county events;
boots 'n books;
For the fourth year in a row, the Friends of the Amador County Library in Jackson CA are hosting their very popular event Boots 'N Books. Returning to host the event after his very successful show in 2012 is Dave Stamey, a cowboy entertainer who has won national acclaim. The event...
Date posted: 12/30/2013
For more than one hundred years, the large Serbian population of Amador County has celebrated its traditional festive joy at the birth of Christ in the same way during Serbian Christmas. A volley of shots from amassed rifles ring out over the town from outside the National Hotel, from St...
Date posted: 11/22/2013
amador county events;
Sutter Creek Parade of Lights;
Every year, the historic Sutter Creek is brought to life in a parade of shining lights and glittering decoration. Cars, trucks, buses, lorries, horses, marching bands, majorettes and dogs parade with huge groups of people all down the famous Sutter Creek Main Street while covered in lights and...
Date posted: 10/30/2013
Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park;
The Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park is one of the best examples of gold mining history to be found in the state of California, with a rich and colorful history preserved to be explored by future generations. Although small compared to other mines, it was at one point the second highest ranked...
Date posted: 09/27/2013
In 1890, the Ione Coal & Iron Company sold the land on which Preston Castle is built to the Preston School of Industry, so that a progressive juvenile detainment center could be built. Ahead of its time, this center was looking to rehabilitate its offenders rather than simply confine them to...