SUTTER CREEK, CA — “Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever.
In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.” (New York Times 36 Hours: 150 weekends in the US and Canada). Sutter Creek is 100% walkable. A simple stroll down Main Street leads you to quaint bed and breakfast inns, wine tasting, locally-owned boutiques and galleries, antique stores, Victorian residential neighborhoods and tiny beautiful churches.
Sutter Creek is set like a diamond in the heart of the Amador Wine Country and is the very essence of a California Gold Country town.
Peter Fish, of Sunset Magazine, wrote that “Sutter Creek is the best town in the Gold Country … a Main Street lined with balconied 19th-century buildings. The prettiest Main Street you’ve ever seen? Quite possibly.”
A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Sutter Creek … the Gold Country’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops along the main street.
Sutter Creek, the jewel of the Mother Lode, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries. It is also the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region.
Sutter Creek also attracts travelers from San Francisco, Sacramento … people en route to Tahoe and Yosemite! The town’s proximity to Highway 88 into Kirkwood and Highway 49 through the Gold Rush country makes Sutter Creek an ideal stopover for local to International travelers. (Check the weather.)
Click HERE to visit the Sutter Creek Website provided by the Sutter Creek Business and Professional Association.