TINY TOWN THAT WAS DELIGHTFUL!
We spent 2 nights in Amador City in room 9 of the garden cottage, an annex of the Imperial Hotel B & B. The suite was clean and comfortable with a small refrigerator. It was pleasant having the privacy of our own little porch. There was no wifi in the cottage, so we took our computers down to the hotel and found a comfortable place on the patio. -- The following morning it was a welcome surprise to have the makings for coffee and tea delivered to our door. A delicious hot breakfast was served in the hotel from 8:00-10:00. Everyone may choose the time for their breakfast the day before. You can have your breakfast in the dining room with white tablecloth and napkins, or in one of the lovely nooks on the patio. -- We were lucky to be there on a Wednesday night when there was live music on the front patio. They have happy hour at the bar, and a very good selection of local wines by the glass (for $5-$9) or by the bottle. We enjoyed a lovely dinner one night, and a delicious dessert the next evening. The chocolate they serve with your check is some of the best, and made locally by the dessert maker. We were told that on Saturday nights during the summer, there is dancing in the streets.
Amador City (population 150) first appears to be just a bend in the road (originally on Hwy 49, but now a bypass away from the traffic). There’s an old cemetery up the hill behind the hotel. We walked down Pig Turd Alley and climbed to the top of God’s Hill Road (real names—see photo). It was a 1-mile roundtrip where we could see across the valley and all the way to the coastal range. Amador City is an ideal location for touring this area. It is 5 minutes from the charming town of Sutter Creek and 9 minutes from Plymouth and the Shenandoah Road which takes you into the heart of the wine country and to the Amador Flower Farm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored historic California Gold Country hotel in the heart of Amador County wine country. This small-town bed and breakfast inn offers six handsome guest rooms and three luxurious suites, each with private bath and modern amenities. On-site gourmet restaurant and full bar featuring award-winning local wines. Close to golf courses, antique stores, fishing, skiing and more than 45 wineries. ... more less
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