Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, El Dorado County is home to over 80 local vineyards, has a vibrant, wild west history strewn through downtown Placerville, and enjoys the honor of being home to the highest concentration of US military veterans (per capita) of all the counties in California.
El Dorado County is at the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Gold Rush country with pristine Lake Tahoe and 10,000 foot mountain peaks located on our eastern border. The county is home to great rivers, lakes, gold mines, historic towns, commercial fruit farms, hiking trails and magnificent views of everything nature has to offer.
El Dorado County is just 30 miles east of Sacramento, California’s State Capitol and only 40 miles west of Carson City, Nevada’s State Capitol. San Francisco lies 125 miles to the west and Reno Nevada is a mere 50 miles to our northeast.
Coloma, where gold was first discovered in the American River in 1848, is just 8 miles north of Placerville. Today the river offers world class rafting and outdoor water sports activities.