4 Incredible Things to Do in Placerville for the History Buff

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California is home to numerous small towns that are historically and culturally significant, making them some of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Placerville in El Dorado County is one of them. A charming town established in the 1840s, Placerville was named after the placer gold deposits found in its hills and riverbeds during the legendary Gold Rush.

Ponderosa Ridge: A charming B&B in the heart of Apple Hill

Ponderosa Ridge: A Bed & Breakfast Exterior

Amid the winding roads and bucolic ranches, farms, and wineries of Apple Hill lies a charming hidden gem, Ponderosa Ridge: A Bed & Breakfast. A local’s favorite, it’s received the Mt. Democrat Readers’ choice award for the last three years! Owner Bonnie Kelley and her husband Bill have created a tranquil, welcoming oasis for guests while providing unmatched customer service.

5 Amazing Eateries to Try on Your Visit to Placerville: Bed & Breakfasts and More

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Blueberry muffins.
Porridge with a side of freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Creamed eggs on toast.
Chicken and waffles.

Did this sound tempting? Breakfast is that meal of the day that can set the tone for the entire day. If you don’t believe this, recall the times when your mood got spoiled just because the eggs got burnt, your pantry ran out of milk, the pancakes were undercooked, or the coffee was well, just not right.

El Dorado Wine Country Itinerary for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

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California’s Gold Country is an excellent destination for history buffs and oenophiles alike as it offers a beautiful escape from the jostling crowds that frequent other places in the state. With dozens of unpretentious, primarily family-owned wineries dotting the area, visitors can easily spend a weekend exploring them and partaking in tastings. Expect to be smitten by El Dorado County’s idyllic charm and warm community spirit as you taste your way through it.

Apple Hill™ Fun With Friends and Family: Planning The Itinerary

Pumpkin patch at Hidden Star Camino

Visit the Apple Hill Growers, 50+ farms and ranches nestled in the spectacular and majestic Sierra Nevada foothills, for an unforgettable and delicious trip. You’ll find apple orchards, wineries, breweries, bakeries, and more to fill your tummy with tasty foods. There are also ample kids’ activities, you-pick farms, and Apple Hill pumpkin patches for a fun day out with the family. What’s not to love?