Your Guide to The Gold Country

Your Guide to The Gold Country

Outdoor Recreation

Guests looking for excitement in the great outdoors will have no trouble finding it here. We have some of the best hiking, fishing, and rafting in California right here in El Dorado County. For an excellent day-trip idea, head northeast to Lake Tahoe and spend a wonderful day on the water. You can also reel in a collection of fish worth bragging about along the American River. The list of possibilities goes on and on! One thing is for sure, you are bound to create memorable outdoor adventures here.

Hiking, Biking, and White Water Rafting

Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park

Our Rating:

https://www.coloma.com/recreation/riverside-parks/cronan-ranch-trails-park/

Dave Moore Nature Area (Dog-Friendly)

Our Rating:

https://www.recreation.gov/recreationalAreaDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&facilityId=273854&agencyCode=70901

El Dorado Biking Trail

Our Rating:

http://eldoradotrail.com/trail-map/

Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

Our Rating:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484

Placerville Bike Shop

Our Rating:

http://www.placervillebike.com/

All Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

Our Rating:

http://www.aorafting.com/river/south-fork-american/welcome.htm

OARS

Our Rating:

https://www.oars.com/adventures/south-fork-american-river-rafting/

Tributary Whitewater Tours

Our Rating:

https://whitewatertours.com/rafting-on-the-american-river/

Golf

Apple Mountain Golf Resort

Our Rating:

http://www.applemountaingolfresort.com/

Gold Panning

Marshall Gold Discovery Park

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484

Gold Bug Park & Mine

https://www.goldbugpark.org/

Other Outdoor Activities

El Dorado Western Railroad (Sundays)

http://museum.edcgov.us/el-dorado-western-railroad

Fishing the American River

https://visit-eldorado.com/fishing-boating/

Activities and entertainment in downtown Placerville

Activities & Entertainment

There are activities for all ages and every preference in El Dorado County. From exploring fascinating museums to panning for gold in the American River, and even trying your luck at the casino, there is always something to do. Downtown Placerville has become a focal point for fine dining and shopping while still honoring and preserving its rich heritage. Check out our recommendations for the absolute best sources of fun and excitement in the area.

Theaters, Tours, and Shows

Olde Coloma Theatre

Our Rating:

http://oldecolomatheatre.org/productions.html

Imagination Theater

Our Rating:

http://www.imaginationtheater.net/

El Dorado County Quilt Trail Tour (Map)

http://www.edc-farmtrails.org/uploads/event_ft/1486071377-8fac15b176ecf7b4d/QTMap.pdf

Eden Vale Inn Chauffeured Wine Tour Package

https://edenvaleinn.com/specials/packages/chauffeured-wine-tour

Self-Guided Winery Tours in the Region

https://edenvaleinn.com/things-to-do/wine-tasting-and-tours

Museums, Galleries, and Historic Sites

Gold Bug Park & Mine

Our Rating:

https://www.goldbugpark.org/

Marshall Gold Discovery Park

Our Rating:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484

Placverville Hardware

Our Rating:

http://placerville-downtown.org/businesses/placerville-hardware/

Downtown Placerville

http://placerville-downtown.org/

Fountain & Tallman Museum

Our Rating:

http://www.eldoradocountyhistoricalsociety.org/?page_id=40

El Dorado County Historical Museum

http://museum.edcgov.us/

Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery

http://www.thomaskinkade.com/art/placerville-1916/

Art on the Divide

http://www.artonthedivide.com/

Tahoe Public Art

https://www.tahoepublicart.com/

Shopping

Downtown Placerville

Our Rating:

http://placerville-downtown.org/

Abel's Apple Acres (Labor Day to Christmas Eve)

Our Rating:

https://www.abelsappleacres.com/

Boa Vista (Year-round)

Our Rating:

http://www.boavista.com/

El Dorado Hills

http://edhtowncenter.com/

Spas

Eden Vale Inn Spa

https://edenvaleinn.com/spa

Other Activities & Entertainment

Red Hawk Casino

Our Rating:

https://www.redhawkcasino.com/

Community Observatory

https://www.communityobservatory.com/

Festival in Gold Country

Events & Festivals

El Dorado County and the town of Placerville plan monthly and annual events throughout the year that capture the history of the region and the flavor of small-town America. A vacation at our Inn is a remarkable experience in itself, but we would like to highlight other great options as well. Take a moment to explore our recommendations so you can plan an even more unforgettable trip to our area.

Ongoing

Free Stagecoach Rides, Monthly on the 3rd Saturday (except June and September)

http://placerville-downtown.org/stagecoach-rides/

Art Walk, Downtown Placerville, Monthly, 3rd Saturday

https://placerville-downtown.org/third-saturday-artwalk/

Farmers Markets (Seasonal)

http://www.edc-farmtrails.org/farmers-markets

May

Kids Expo - El Dorado Fairgrounds

https://visit-eldorado.com/event/kids-expo/

Hangtown Car Show, Downtown Placerville

https://www.facebook.com/HangtownCarShow/

El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine Festival

http://edhtowncenter.com/upcoming-events/el-dorado-hills-chamber-art-beer-wine-festival-2/

June

Hangtown Days

https://visit-eldorado.com/event/hangtown-days/

El Dorado County Fair

https://visit-eldorado.com/event/2018-el-dorado-county-fair/

Bell Tower Brewfest, Downtown Placerville

https://www.facebook.com/placerville.bell.tower.brewfest/

Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival

https://valhallatahoe.showare.com/

July

Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival

https://valhallatahoe.showare.com/

August

Antique Street Faire, Downtown Placerville

https://placerville-downtown.org/antique-faire/

Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival

https://valhallatahoe.showare.com/

September

Apple Hill Season - Opens Labor Day

http://applehill.com/

Placerville Oktoberfest

https://www.facebook.com/PlacervilleOktoberfest/

October

Apple Hill Season

http://applehill.com/

Gold Rush Live

https://visit-eldorado.com/event/gold-rush-live/

Art & Wine Festival, Downtown Placerville

https://placerville-downtown.org/third-saturday-artwalk/

November

Apple Hill Season

http://applehill.com/

Festival of Lights

http://placerville-downtown.org/

December

Apple Hill Tree Farms

http://applehill.com/winter/

Eden Vale dining

Dining

Our top-notch chef at Eden Vale Inn prepares extraordinary culinary options that our guests continuously rave about. If you do want to get out and explore, there are many fine dining experiences within a short drive. A number of excellent chefs have made El Dorado County their home. They have remarkable resources to use, including exquisite Sierra Foothills wines and fresh ingredients from local family farms. Below are some of the popular restaurant options for you to consider when you stay at Eden Vale Inn. When planning your trip, please feel free to call and ask us for any recommendations or to make your reservations. Also, keep in mind that most restaurants in the area close for service by 8:30 to 9 p.m.

Restaurants

The Independent

Price:

Our Rating:

http://independentplacerville.com/

The Farm Table

Price:

Our Rating:

https://ourfarmtable.com/

The HeyDay Café

Price:

Our Rating:

https://www.heydaycafe.com/

Bricks

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.bricksonmainstreet.com/

Smith Flat House

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.smithflathouse.com/

Allez!

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.allezeldorado.com/

Sienna

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.siennarestaurants.com/

The Divide

Price:

Our Rating:

https://www.facebook.com/thedividerestaurant/

Taste

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.restauranttaste.com/newtaste/pages/index.cgi

Wineries & Breweries

Lava Cap Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.lavacap.com/

Lewis Grace Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

https://gracepatriotwines.com/

David Girard Vineyards

Price:

Our Rating:

http://davidgirardvineyards.com/

Hart 2 Hart Vineyards

Price:

Our Rating:

http://hart2hartvineyards.com/

Boeger Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.boegerwinery.com/

Renwood Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.renwood.com/

Madroña Vineyards

Price:

Our Rating:

http://madronavineyards.com/

Sierra Vista Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.sierravistawinery.com/

Nello Olivo Winery

Price:

Our Rating:

http://www.nelloolivo.com/

Stone Pine guest room at Eden Vale Inn

Accommodations

Located on a 10-acre country estate, Eden Vale Inn is a gem in the heart of Gold Country. Comfortable rooms with first-class amenities are surrounded by acres of gardens and water features. Our options include seven unique guest rooms with unique decor, cozy fireplaces, and luxurious bathrooms. Most rooms also feature a large soaking tub on a private outdoor deck. Two of our rooms, Cottonwood and Stone Pine, are also pet-friendly with prior approval! All of our guests receive a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning. Our talented chef creates each dish from scratch with only the freshest ingredients from local sources like Apple Hill, El Dorado County farms. We also have a garden on property and chickens for fresh eggs. From start to finish, we make sure your stay with us is nothing short of remarkable.