Local Activities and Related Links
This page is new & ever changing. Last update: July 18, 2013
As you are probably aware having visited our website, we certainly offer miniature horse interaction to our bed & breakfast guests – but if you are wondering “what else can we do in the Placerville area”…here are some ideas! First though, a bit of trivia. The main B&B house was built in 1883 by the Jones's who were of French-Swiss descent. The fountain pen was first invented in France in 1883! Now - here is a link to our local Norcal Miniature Horse Club
and this new site (Robin's good friend & note - her stallions our from us!):
K&K Miniature Horse Company
Here is a great site for dog and horse owners as you can't beat these dog collar or halter tags made in the Grass Valley area by Kate: Bella Toca Tags
Note: This page has two sections to it – the first being general websites or places you can visit year round and the second half is an Events listing by month of things going on. If we missed your event, please let us know and we’d be delighted to add it to the calendar! Since Robin manages the general events at the Bed & Breakfast of El Dorado County website please check this link for things to do.El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
El Dorado County Visitor's Authority Calendar
El Dorado County Farm Trails Association and if you'd like to know a lot about apples...All About Apples
D'Vine Wine & Visitors Guide
Gold bug Park & Mine - our Homestead holds “1 share” in this 61 acre park open daily, gold panning daily-weather permitting, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. The mine is open 12-4pm November-March and 10am-4pm April-October. Gold Bug Park is about 7 minutes from us.
Historic Main Street Placerville (lists shops and things to do in downtown Placerville)
Community Observatory is open free to the public Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings (weather permitting, holidays excluded): November to April: Open 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and May to October: Open 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Located at Folsom Lake College - El Dorado Center, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville CA
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is open year round from 8 am to sunset, while the museum on-site is open from 10 am to 3 pm and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. This park is located 15-20 minutes from us.
The El Dorado Trail is a great hiking/biking trail with a junction only 1 mile from the B&B. The trail runs up to Camino and down to nearly Diamond Springs! Updated news about the trail can be found here: El Dorado Trail
El Dorado County is popular for summer hiking, biking and camping. Information can be found here: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/maps/
WHITEWATER RAFTING – located about three more minutes from the Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park you just read about.
Wineries..(a category in process)Wine Country Events Guide
Auriga Wine Cellars (The Stading's live next door - you HAVE to taste their award winning Port & 2003 double Gold Zinfandel)Boger Winery Events (our Canna Lillies were hybridized by Elmer Fossati, a former owner of the land that Boeger Winery now sits on)Crystal Basin Cellars EventsDKCellars EventsFenton Heriott Vineyard Events (located only 2.5 miles away from us and for those who are seeking the elusive gewurztraminer - they have an estate one!)Holly's Hill Vineyards Events (Did you know the Pleasant Valley Wineries are under 10 minutes from our B&B?)Illuminare Estate WineryJodar Vineyard & Winery Events (love the Black Bear Port...have you tried their homemade truffles?)Lava Cap WineryMadrona Vineyards EventsNarrow Gate VineyardsPrimus Vineyards EventsShadow Ranch Vineyards & WinerySierra Vista Vineyards & Winery EventsSogno Winery EventsUrsa VineyardsVenezio Vineyards & WineryWofford Acres Vineyards Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The following events span multiple months:
Farmer’s Market runs May 6 to October 7 from 8am-noon at the Ivy House parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Cedar Ravine Road.Jazz Or Blues in the Plaza runs July to October 18th every Saturday, 1-4pm at the Fountain Plaza (312 Historic Main Street) in Placerville. FREE! Info: 530-622-4900Placerville Speedway runs March to October at the fairgroundsThird Saturday Nightlife Art walk (year round event)6PM to 9PM. Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street galleries and merchants host changing art shows every third Saturday of the month. For information please call Wythe Gallery at (530) 626-4149.