Treasure in Gold Country

Treasure in Gold Country

Eden Vale
Eden Vale Inn

Not interested in snow? You, your significant other and the four-legged tagalong who can’t be left behind will find walkable serenity coupled with luxurious accommodations at dog-friendly Eden Vale Inn near Placerville in El Dorado County.

There’s plenty of space to spread out on this posh property covering several acres and encompassing gardens and a pond where your pooch can go for a rowboat ride or make a splash from the shore. And it’s a perfect location from which to explore the 50-plus farms, ranches and wineries of the Apple Hill Growers Association. Most all are dog-friendly, meaning you can sample local wines and, depending on the season, pick a peck of apples, slice into a steaming fruit pie or cut your own Christmas tree with Max by your side.

A 45-mile driving route called the El Dorado County Adventure Loop will get you off the beaten path and into a region anchored by a string of blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em towns—Pilot Hill, Cool, Georgetown, Garden Valley, Coloma—tucked between the north and south forks of the American River. In between are hiking trails, wineries, historic sites and other spots to explore.

Posted on: February 1, 2016

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