Hanford House Inn


Explore Amador


The Hanford House Inn is located in the heart of California’s Gold Country. We are situated on historic Main Street in quaint, downtown Sutter Creek, walking distance to several restaurants, galleries, boutiques and antique shops. We are minutes away from over 40 Amador County foothill wineries and within 35 minutes to more wineries in El Dorado and Calaveras Counties. Sutter Creek is a perfect stop during your visit to Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite. Additionally, we are a short drive from other historical towns, gold mines, points of historical interest and leisurely, scenic drives.

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Historic Sutter Creek-Heritage Days

Historic Sutter Creek-Heritage Days

Sutter Creek - Amador county

Sutter Creek is centrally located within Northern California’s tourism triangle. We are well within a day trip’s distance to San Francisco and the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.

Amador County covers 568 square miles ranging from gently rolling slopes in the west to rugged mountain terrain in the east. Elevations range from 200 to 9,000 feet.

Sutter Creek, Volcano, Jackson, Dry Town, Amador City, Ione, Plymouth and Fiddletown comprise Amador County’s historic gold mining communities. Key state highways through Amador County are Highways 49, stretching generally north-south, and Highway 88, running east-west.

For more about Sutter creek, visit SutterCreek.org.

Don’t miss some of Amador county’s annual events including: Behind the Cellar Door, The Big Crush, Parade of Lights, Daffodil Hill, Las Posadas, Wine Fest, Christmas Open House, Italian Picnic Parade, Blues and Brews, and Sutter Creek Theater.

Black Chasm Cavern

Black Chasm Cavern


A scenic visit to the Gold Country, Amador County is a favorite tourist destination centrally located in Northern California. This quaint, cute Northern California wine country inn is located only 45 miles from Sacramento, 110 miles from Yosemite, 135 miles from San Francisco and 80 miles from Tahoe/Reno, Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada foothills offer many fun outdoor activities including: bicycling, golf, fishing, boating, hiking, white-water rafting and snow skiing. You can pan for gold, visit several wineries, browse through antique and specialty shops or tour the historic “Gold Rush” buildings and sites. Below are a few links to help you navigate your trip:

Element Restaurant

Element Restaurant

Local Eats & Wine tasting

The Hanford House is within walking distance to some great local wineries and food options. We listed a few below that are just a stroll around the corner. There are also several restaurants located in nearby towns that are well worth the short drive, please let us know if interested, we can relay some recommendations.

  • Element

  • Sutter Restaurant

  • Cavana’s Pub & Grub

  • Backroads Cafe

  • Gold Dust Pizza

  • Buffalo Chips

When you think of California wineries, Napa and Sonoma are, of course, the places that come to mind. But long before Napa was the center of wine culture in California, the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada were home to some of the most scenic and fruitful wineries in the state. Prohibition changed that—the wineries in this former Gold Rush area folded and didn’t recover for nearly 50 years.

Today, Sutter Creek is the heart of the Sierra Foothill wine country only a short drive from three unique Foothill wine counties: Amador County, Calaveras County and El Dorado County.