Sutter Creek, California

A small northern California foothills town

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Sutter Creek, California is a small northern California foothills town east of Sacramento in the center of the famed motherlode area. It has a rich gold rush heritage with many 19th century mines all around. It has been voted as the most well-preserved 49er era town in California. In addition, it has many fantastic natural limestone caverns in the area, such as Black Chasm cave, Fiddler Cave, Popcorn Cave, etc..., any caver's dreamland. It is within short driving distance to many world class ski areas, wilderness hiking areas, as well as fishing the many scenic alpine lakes and reservors. Sutter Creek has maintained it's small town atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone and tourists are welcome. It also has the western United States oldest bed and breakfast inn that finds its home in an exquisite Victorian home and ground built in 1859. With it's rich heritage as reflected above along with award wining wineries, no one is disappointed in taking the time to visit this historic town and countryside.

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