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Travel in STYLE: Winter Escape to Amador County

Dec 01, 2023 11:21AM ● By Style

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The smell of fresh balsam and cinnamon, festive lights, and delightful holiday décor line the streets, transforming Amador County towns into a picturesque holiday escape. Whether you escape for the day, night, or a lengthy stay, this corner of California has something for everyone.

Christmas at Sutter Creek


Cheerful activities, holiday harmonies, unique shopping, and cozy retreats are only punctuated by the genuine hospitality from business owners. From the Parade of Lights to the perfectly decorated shop windows, you’ll be enticed to lose track of time and indulge in a winter escape. The warm embrace of local shops—like Treasures Mercantile, Train Town Candies, and Baker Street West—boast old-world charm with bespoke gifts. Whether it's a hand-painted ornament, custom piece of jewelry, or bottle of exquisite local wine, you'll find it all here, adding a personal touch to this year’s holiday giving.

Amador City


Amador County is also home to a delightful array of bed and breakfasts and stylish hotels, such as Hanford House Inn, Rest: a boutique hotel, and the historic Imperial Hotel, each offering a unique style all their own with warmth, comfort, and unmatched hospitality. Nestled among the rolling hills and charming towns, these accommodations provide a peaceful retreat for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly baked pastries, and then spending your day exploring the wineries, antique shops, and scenic vistas that this region is renowned for.

Kirkwood Mountains


Just a short drive away, the higher elevations of Amador County offer the promise of a winter wonderland. The scent of pine trees and the crunch of fresh snow beneath your boots set the scene for a day of outdoor adventure. Whether you're a seasoned skier or simply eager to build a snowman, the nearby slopes of Kirkwood Mountain Resort and accessible trails offer a delightful escape for all ages.

Amador City


As the holiday season unfolds, Amador County beckons with open arms, inviting you to experience the magic that only this region can offer. So, come, create cherished memories, and let the spirit of the season fill your heart in Amador County.


By Nicole Shebl