What Is the Best Destination for Weekend Getaways From Sacramento?

Sacramento is such an incredible city that it’s no wonder why so many people love living there. However, no matter where you reside, it’s always important to mix things up and give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Luckily, we know the perfect place for your weekend getaway from Sacramento. It’s a serene, culturally rich paradise called Placerville in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Not only is it the ideal area to relax and reconnect with nature, but it’s only a short drive from the city. It’s almost hard to believe that a place like this is so close by! Find out everything you need to know about our beautiful town of Placerville, CA, and plan your perfect escape today.

Top 4 Reasons Placerville Is the Perfect Weekend Getaway

stunning view from the pond near Sacramento - luxury lodging

1. The Convenient Location

You might be surprised to find out that you don’t need to book a flight to reach an idyllic destination for your weekend getaway from Sacramento. Save yourself the money on a plane ticket and avoid the stress of the airport by simply driving to Placerville! It’s an easy road trip from Sacramento and only takes about 45 minutes to get here. There are also fun stops along the way!

Outdoor Fire Pit with S'mores - a favorite summer activity in Northern CA

2. The Peaceful Atmosphere

Of course, Sacramento is full of excitement with its bustling urban environment. Placerville, on the other hand, is home to gorgeous natural scenery that you might miss out on when you live in the city. Here, you can marvel at nature’s magnificence, like rolling green hills, colorful fields of wildflowers (great for photoshoots), and forests filled with unique wildlife. It’s the ideal place to unwind and clear your mind as you reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

happy couple kayaking together

3. The Fascinating Attractions

Don’t worry — there’s plenty of fun to be had here as well. Nature lovers and wildlife watchers will enjoy the waterfall hikes, biking trails, kayaking spots, and more. If exploring history is more your style, you’ll also love Placerville. Our town has a rich history dating back to the California Gold Rush. Feel free to check out a variety of local museums and historical sites that immerse you in the stories and lifestyles of miners and families who chased their dreams on the western frontier. Don’t forget about all of the local wineries, too. There are activities for everyone here!

wine by the fire near Lake Tahoe

4. The Luxurious Accommodations at Eden Vale Inn

One of the best — if not, the best reason — to plan a weekend getaway to Gold Country is that it’s home to our 10-acre country estate known as Eden Vale Inn. We’re in the heart of Placerville with luxurious rooms, impressive amenities, friendly service, and a gorgeous landscape complete with vibrant gardens and water features. Did we mention that we serve a delicious breakfast each morning from fresh ingredients? We even have pet-friendly accommodations so that you don’t need to leave your loyal pal behind on your weekend getaway!

The list of reasons to visit Placerville and Eden Vale Inn goes on and on. So, book your stay today and experience it all for yourself!