Please Note: Property has stairs to every room .

Things To Do IN Placerville


There are all sorts of fun things here in Placerville! Come visit the local wineries, Apple Hill Ranches and historic places like the El Dorado County Historical Museum, or the Gold Bug Park & Mine. There is something for everyone here in Placerville!

Wineries

Wineries

Apple Hill Ranches

Apple Hill Ranches

Restaurants

Restaurants

Historic Places

Historic Places

Activities

Activities

EXPLORE, ESCAPE, ENJOY

Here at Ponderosa, we strive to make your stay perfect in every way. These half-day activity ideas will help you plan your dream vacation. You can mix and match them or change them up as much as you want. 
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1/2 Day - Explore Apple Hill Ranches

Visit 3 Ranches:
High Hill Ranch & Fudge Factory Farm

Rainbow Orchard (Apple Cider & Hot Apple Cider Donuts made to order)

Apple Ridge Farms (Tri-tip sandwich for lunch)
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1/2 Day - Explore Apple Hill Ranches

Visit 3 Ranches:
Larson Apple Barn (stop by their history barn)

Harris Family Farm

Abel's Apple Acres
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1/2 Day - Enjoy the Wines

Visit 3 Wineries (all with great views):
Edio Vineyards at Delfino Farms

Lava Cap Winery

Wofford Acres Vineyards

Dinner at Smith Flat House - dog friendly seating outside
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1/2 Day - Enjoy the Wines

Visit 3 Wineries (all with great views):
Rucksack Cellars

Fenton Herriott Vineyards

Starfield Vineyards

Dinner at the Independent Restaurant & Bar
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1/2 Day - Escape into History

Visit 1 Park and 1 Museum:
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - gold was discovered

Have a picnic lunch at the park by the river

El Dorado County Historical Museum at the Fair Grounds
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1/2 Day - Escape into History

Visit 1 Park and 1 Museum:
Gold Bug Mine - pan for gold and visit a mine

Lunch at Old Town Grill (Elk Burger Anyone?)

Fountain & Tallman Museum
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1/2 Day - Explore Historic Placerville Shops

Start at the west end (park in the parking garage):
Stroll East on one side of the street

Have lunch at Main Street Melters

Then stroll west bound
Enjoy some ice cream at Hangman's Tree Ice Cream Saloon
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1/2 Day - Explore Past Souls

Dinner at the Heyday Cafe, or Bricks Eats & Drinks on Main Street

Haunted Hangtown Ghost Tours (8:30 pm)