Coloma/Lotus and Auburn County Activities and Events
Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation, outdoor adventures or great food and wine, Bella Vista Inn in Coloma County California has so much to offer. Just 40 minutes from the California State Capital in Sacramento and 2 hours from San Francisco, the region provides something for everyone. Nestled in the Sierra Foothills this area is one of the most historic, beautiful and diverse in Northern California. Stay at Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast and explore the local vineyards, great restaurants, historic towns, scenic parks, Sierra Nevada hiking and American River rafting. Our central California location allows guests to make easy day trips to explore nearby towns like Coloma, Placerville, Auburn, Lake Tahoe, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Plymouth, Jackson, Sutter Creek, Apple Hill, and more.
El Dorado County Restaurants & Wine Tasting
Guests will appreciate a full range of down home or gourmet dining in Coloma Lotus Placerville area. Wine lovers can experience the Sierra Nevada, “the other wine country”, with dozens of area wineries offering elegant tasting rooms. Spend a day winding through country roads and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch in a Sierra Nevada Vineyard, or in a local El Dorado County café. You are sure to find that special place where memories are made and savored.
Gold Country Outdoor Adventures
Our Gold Country Inn near the American River offers nature lovers a full range of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and more. There are also numerous Gold Rush era towns to explore including the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park where gold was first discovered just a few minutes from the Inn.
El Dorado County Wine Tasting
El Dorado, Placer and Amador County Wineries & Breweries
Hart 2 Hart 2 Hart Vineyard – Pilot Hill www.hart2hartvineyards.com
Cool Beerwerks – Cool www.coolbeerco.com
Rome Valley Vineyards – Garden Valley www.romevalley.com
Jose’ Wine Caves – Garden Valley www.josewinecaves.com
David Girard Vineyards – www.davidgirardvineyards.com
Gold Hill Vineyards & Brewery – www.goldhillvineyard.com
More Local Wineries:
El Dorado County Wines www.eldoradowines.org
Amador County Wines www.amadorwine.com
Placer County Wineries & Wine Trail www.placerwine.com
California Historic Gold Rush Towns
Explore delightful historic towns dating back to the 1849 Gold Rush.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Park – Birthplace of the Gold Rush. www.parks.ca.gov/?pa
Coloma & Lotus – Rafting on the American River
www.coloma.com or www.theamericanriver.com/rivers/south-fork-american-river
Apple Hill (Camino) You pick apples & fruits are available at many farms & ranches. www.applehill.com
Grass Valley www.downtowngrassvalley.com
Nevada City www.nevadacitychamber.com
Sutter Creek www.suttercreek.org
El Dorado County Farm Trails – www.edc-farmtrails.org
American River White Water Rafting
Whitewater rafting outfitters offer excursions on Class 1 to 4 rapids on the nearby South Fork American River only a few minutes away from Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
Wet River Trips – www.raftwet.com
Mother Lode – www.malode.com
Sierra Nevada Mountain Trails and Hikes:
Hikers, bikers and riders bringing their own horses can enjoy hundreds of miles of magnificent trails including trails used for the famed 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and Tevis Cup race. www.coolhorsetrails.com
Great Sierra Nevada Hiking
Cronan Ranch Regional Trails (hiking and equestrian). Pilot Hill. River access. www.coloma.com/recreation/riverside-parks/cronan-ranch-trails-park
Dave Moore Nature Area (handicapped accessible) A shady loop trail about a mile with River access. Picnic spot! www.coloma.com/recreation/riverside-parks
American River Conservancy – hikes and family events. www.arconservancy.org
American River Fishing
Shhh! The fantastic fishing here is one of the American River’s best-kept secrets.
Red Hawk Casino – www.redhawkcasino.com
Apple Mountain Golf
Apple Mountain Golf Course: www.applemountaingolfresort.com
1709 Carson Rd. Placerville
Daily 10-5 Year Round
Gold Hill Winery & Brewery
5660 Vineyard Lane
Placerville, Ca. 95667
David Girard Vineyards
Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
5821Ca state Highway 49
Pilot Hill, Ca.
Gold Bug Park & Gold Mine
2635 Gold Bug Lane
Placerville, Ca. 95667
Placerville and Coloma Lotus Local Events Calendar
Join us for one of our exciting and unique local events within an hour’s drive of Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast… and most are even closer!
Coloma Gold Discovery Day Barrel Tasting Weekend www.eldoradowines.org/events.html
A Chocolate Affair Wine and Chocolate tasting.
Beyond the Cellar Door New wines, barrel tastings.
Passport Weekend During two glorious spring weekends each year, El Dorado wineries host the region’s annual Passport wine and food event.
Art and Wine Affair
Spend Mother’s Day weekend enjoying art, music and fresh air, sampling local wines or visiting the beer garden! Over 150 artists display at the show. Live entertainment. Hangtown Classic Car Show
Spring in the Foothills Garden Tour
Placerville Founders’ Day
Hwy 50 Wagon Train & BBQ Rib Cook-Off Annual Wagon Train
Bell Tower Brewfest
El Dorado County Fair in Placerville Placer County Fair
Fourth of July Parade
Placerville Whitewater rafting
Placerville Craft Faire
American River Whitewater rafting
American River Music Festival
Apple Hill Opens Labor Day Weekend.
Dozens of ranches including you-pick orchards, baked goods, crafts, wineries & a micro-brewery.
Placerville Antique Street Faire
American River Whitewater Rafting
Apple Hill Dozens of ranches including you-pick orchards, baked goods, crafts, wineries & a micro-brewery.
Placerville Art & Wine Festival.
Amador Flower Farm Annual Pumpkin Patch
Coloma Gold Rush Live
The Big Crush wineries of the Amador County Halloween in The Park Coloma Historic Folsom Fall Fest
Fall Foliage: Some of the Golden State’s best fall colors are found in the historic Gold Rush towns.
Apple Hill Festival Dozens of ranches including you-pick orchards, baked goods, crafts, wineries & a micro-brewery.
Placerville Festival of Lights
Auburn Mandarin Festival
El Dorado Vineyards and Wineries
Apple Hill Christmas Tree farms & ranches.
El Dorado Wineries and Vineyards
Historic Folsom Christmas Placerville Christmas Parade
Nevada City Victorian Christmas
Grass Valley Cornish Christmas
Christmas in Coloma – An old-fashioned Christmas celebration at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.