The Placerville area has plenty of activities and attractions. Here is a poster for one of the many quality wineries around Eden Vale Inn.
Crystal Basin Cellars a winery near Eden Vale Inn is having a busy weekend. Friday starting at 5:30 Crystal Basin Bistro will have live music, Born Barefoot and great food. Saturday starting at 4:30 THE RIVER CITY UKES will be performing. And Sunday beginning at noon Oktoberfest. Tickets for Oktoberfest are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Live music, wonderful people and great food. All of this is happening in Camino, right next door to Placerville. Come join the fun!
Northern California provides the country’s best wines, but Boeger Winery Provides arguable one of the best atmospheres to enjoy it. Every Friday night you can indulge in this heady atmosphere of wine by the glass or by the bottle, beautiful picnic grounds, and a gorgeous backdrop of the California sunset.
Bring friends, family, or loved ones to enjoy Boeger Winery wines as well as the recently opened Heyday Café for some wood fired oven pizzas.
The picnic grounds are open every Friday from 6pm to 9pm. Make sure you get there early, as the gates will close once the parking lot is full. There is a $5.00 admission fee per car. More Information: http://www.boegerwinery.com
On both Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September, be sure to wine and dine in Placerville. On Friday, head to Gold Hill Vineyard from 5pm to 9pm to enjoy leisurely sips of wine with some tasty barbecue for only $10 a plate. You can wind down with live music and massages provided for $1 a minute.
To view details, visit www.goldhillvineyard.com
Then, on Saturday take a stroll through the Preston Castle for a wine tasting and a tour. Learn about the historic Preston Castle while sampling some of Northern California’s most celebrated wines, provided by 15 different Amador County wineries.
For details or to purchase tickets, visit www.prestoncastle.com
If you’re looking for some good hiking, I have two trail suggestions this week. The first one is the hike to Black Hole of Calcutta Falls. This is an easy, leisurely hike of 2.1 miles through wispy forest that ends at the breathtaking Calcutta Falls. Calcutta Falls flows year-round and is an excellent place to take a stroll and have a picnic in the warm California sun.
For those of you who are looking for a more strenuous hike, I recommend . The hike is a lengthy eight miles filled with constant elevation changes, which make the hike so strenuous. The length of it runs along the Jenkinson Lake where you can take a dip if you get too hot. The hike can also be done on horseback.
Every now and then, Placerville likes to get a little crafty with our annual Craft Faire. This year will be Placerville’s 17th annual Craft Faire and will take place on Sunday, August 11th from 8am to 3pm in Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street will be closed to traffic during those hours to host over 100 artisans from all over the west. Crafts will include pottery, jewelry, woodwork, quilted and decorating items, dolls, garden items, soaps, candles, food and more. And if you happen to be an artisan yourself, it’s not too late to apply to be featured in the Craft Faire. You can download the application here: http://www.placerville-downtown.org/pdf/2013craftcontract.pdf
Otherwise, admission and parking are free. So whether you enjoy original artisan crafts, or have a craft of your own that you would like to display, there’s no better place to be than Historic Downtown Placerville and no better place to stay in the area than Edenvale Inn.
One of the best things about staying at Edenvale Inn is the fact that it is located in beautiful, historical Placerville. Though the town itself may be small, what it lacks in size it makes up in spirit and activities. There is always a multitude of events to participate in for the couple who seeks to keep their relationship active and fun. This coming August, on the 22nd from 5PM – 8PM, the city of Placerville will be hosting their Hangtown Car Show with free admission and parking. Perhaps the hubby would like to enjoy some automobile spectating while the two of you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Edenvale Inn. This is the perfect place to fit in a variety of different interests, and the car show is only one of the many enticing events Placerville has to offer.
Summertime in Placerville means plenty of hot, sunny days, excellent hiking, and, above all, some of the best white water rafting in California. Although many California rivers are rendered useless for white water rafting during the hot summer months due to low water levels, the American river that runs through Placerville still yields some excellent rapid fun from April til September. There are various routes to choose from, according to level of experience – from beginner to expert. Because of the wonderful summer weather here in Placerville (usually in the high 80s to 90s), white water rafting becomes a thrilling way to cool down. What’s more, you can see the American River from the Placerville grounds and the rafting launching points are nearby so getting back to your cozy bed at Edenvale Inn with your loved one is easy after an exhilarating ride down the American River. Raft rentals and tour guides are available in the area.
Come to The Wine Smith, Down Town Placerville June 22. Anderson-Gram will be performing at 8:30. There is a $5.00 entry fee. Anderson-Gram is a wonderful husband and wife duo from Hampton, NH (now living in Cameron Park, CA) who play a delightfully easy going blend of folk, country and bluegrass. The Wine Smith has a selection of over 200 different varieties of wine, champagne, and port. Come enjoy the music, spirits and good company. Always something good happening in Placerville.
Would you like to stay at Edenvale for a romantic weekend, but don’t know what to do with your Saturday afternoon? You might be surprised at all Placerville has to offer. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you are well aware of our active, bustling community that is the home of Edenvale Inn. Besides our numerous festivals, we also have ongoing events throughout the summer. One of my favorites is Music in the Courtyard. Local bands come to perform for us at the Fountain Plaza Courtyard on historic Main Street. You can hear these talented musicians play every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm all of June through October. If you’re interested, here’s the lineup: