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Close to Hwy, Stores and Restaurants in the Rural Pioneer Area - Near Kirkwood

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Large living room with forest views at elevation 4000ft

This is a wonderful 4 bedroom 2 bath upstairs vacation rental located at the corner of Inspiration Dr. East and Highway 88 in Pioneer, CA. The location is the home of Amador Station Gas and Grocery. The home sleeps 8 People with a king bed, 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. Complete kitchen with all amenities, washing machine and dryer, local phone, cable TV, restaurants within 5 miles. Plenty of parking for all.

Tammy Ricci
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Tammy Ricci

Tammy and Wayne grew up in the local area, went to school and college together. After 20+ years of working in their respective careers, they decided to venture out on their own and purchase Amador Station Gas and Grocery. While Tammy has 30 years of Retail/Customer Service experience, Wayne has been in the Construction Management field for just as long. They love where they grew up and would love to share their knowledge with others regarding the local area.

Tammy Ricci purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Tammy Ricci chose Pioneer

Wayne actually worked at the gas station as a young man, fueling vehicles and washing windows in the early 80's. On holiday weekends he still gets a kick out of providing customer service and fueling cars for travelers. Why this property? Because it still has the small town, 'mom and pop' feel in the little grocery store. The locals come in daily and entertain them with tales of the days events. When the property came available Tammy and Wayne were certainly on board to step away from the corporate life and try something new. Since the property includes a residence upstairs, they thought what a great place for travelers to make their base while exploring the local History, Lakes, Trails and much more.

What makes this lodge unique

Easy and quick access to Historic Highway 88, Plenty of parking for our guests with trailers. Close proximity to Omo Ranch Rd and PiPi Valley and its Offroad Motor Sporting fun. We are also very close to the upper end of the Shenandoah Valley wine experience. Minutes from Multiple lakes and Rivers. Our Guests can enjoy hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, dirt bike riding, Historic and amazing vistas, metal detecting, gold panning, hunting, swimming, bicycling, Golf all within minutes from our location. We have a very nice restaurant next door to the facility. During the winter time we keep the parking lot clear of snow during business hours, so if you want to head to the slopes, you'll have no obstacles to slow you down. Small grocery store onsite is a big plus.


Pioneer Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bath includes Full Laundry for our guests
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Bear Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds in the kids room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The fishing room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , The Master Bedroom. The Lake room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Close to Hwy, Stores and Restaurants in the Rural Pioneer Area - Near Kirkwood
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Had an Amazing time!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place very warm and homey. It is much bigger in person. We had 9 people and never once felt crowed. Greatest thing is the store being so close. Beautiful area with lots to see and explore!! I would definitely stay here again when I come back this way.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kids said this was the "Greatest Snow Trip Ever!"

  • 5 of 5

The rental was spacious and clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed for our large group and the accessibility and convenience of the location was fantastic. The beds were comfy, there were enough towels and pillows and blankets, the kitchen had all of the essentials we needed to cook and if we forgot anything, all we had to do was pop downstairs to the store. The host Tammy was incredibly helpful and super friendly. She made sure we were comfortable and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We were already planning our next trip before this one was even over!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a great location... store has plenty of supplies... gas/fuel is very reasonably priced

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating... the location was perfect as we went to a wedding down Inspiration Drive.

The place is larger then the pictures showed... plenty of room for all 8 of us!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Amador Station over the long New Years holiday. The cabin lived up to our expectations. We loved having the market and gas station on site. Extemely convenient. Perfect location and close to Kirkwood Ski Resort. The cabin/home was very roomy, comfortable and clean. The home was appointed with everything we needed to prepare our meals, which was wonderful for the six of us. There were extra bedding and a washer and dryer. Loved that - went home with a suitcase of clean clothes. There were games and some toys, which our kids enjoyed. The owner of the property, Tammy, is wonderful! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pioneer, CA

7 adults and 1 child for 4 days of skiing and Sutter Creek winery

  • 4 of 5

Inside is much nicer then you might think for being above a business. VRBO listing was accurate. Would give it 5 stars if it had wi-fi.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WI-FI will coming soon. Thank you
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Train Harte, CA, USA

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Amador Station recently. Wayne and Tammy were very helpful and nice to deal with. It is a great central location to everything in area. The home is very comfortable and clean as advertised. It was nice to get up and have a cup of coffee from the store below, get our fuel and snacks and be on the road in no time to our destination. This would be a great spot for skiers to stay during the winter as well, as it is close the snow country and Wayne said that they keep the parking lot clear of snow for their guests and customers. No need to clear all the snow yourself like other places.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Chasm Cavern National Landmark
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Silver Lake
Bear River Lake Resort
Deer Ridge Inn
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Station
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Mace Meadows Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 88
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Silver Lake, Kit Carson

We are nestled in the gold Country located directly on Historic Highway 88 in Pioneer, California. Highway 88 is a year round Highway that will take you through some of the most beautiful country on earth! The High Sierras are filled with amazing vistas, lush forests, crystal clear lakes, streams and rivers and so much more. In the summer it is a very popular area of camping, hiking, fishing and many other outdoor activities. In the winter, you can go snowshoeing, snowmobiling & ice fishing. Kirkwood Ski Resort offers world class skiing and snowboarding. Kirkwood is 35 miles from this wonderful rental unit. We keep our parking lot clear of snow for you, so when you want to run to the slopes simply clean your windshield and go. Your early morning coffee is on us, just come into the store and pour your cup.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Inquire about discounts for District 36 card members.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.