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Welcome to Sutter Creek, California

Sutter Creek is set like a diamond in the heart of the Amador Wine Country and is the very essence of a California Gold Country town.

Peter Fish, of Sunset Magazine, wrote that “Sutter Creek is the best town in the Gold Country … a Main Street lined with balconied 19th-century buildings. The prettiest Main Street you’ve ever seen? Quite possibly.”

A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of visitors from around the world. Shop, dine, slumber, stroll, wine taste, and enjoy the quaint atmosphere of Sutter Creek … the Gold Country’s most walkable town with B&Bs, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and shops along the main street.

Sutter Creek, the jewel of the Mother Lode, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries. It is also the perfect hub to explore the Sierra Foothill Wine regions including Amador’s own Shenandoah Valley, El Dorado County’s Fairplay region and Calaveras County’s wine region.

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Sutter Creek Events

DECEMBER
7-8th Christmas Open House
8th Los Posadas
8th Knight Foundry Tours
8-9th Craft Fair  
15th Parade Of Lights
16th Old Sutter Creek Flea Market

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Shop Sutter Creek

This “Jewel of the Motherlode” Gold Country town is a destination for those who love to shop!

Unique Galleries, Boutiques, and Antique Shops line Sutter Creek’s Main Street … with some shops in nearby Amador City. 

Shops Galore!
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Lodging in Sutter Creek

Travelers come from all over the world to visit this Gold Rush town.
They stay in our beautiful bed and breakfasts … historic hotels and vacation rental cottages.

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Sutter Creek Restaurants

Restaurants in and around Sutter Creek rival the finest eateries in the state of California. Each Sutter Creek restaurant has its own unique flavor and ambiance … though the character of Sutter Creek’s historic culture is prevalent through its various dining experiences.

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Weddings & Receptions

What could be more romantic than tying the knot in this enchanting Gold Country town!

Sutter Creek offers diverse wedding venues … from lush gardens, to expansive vineyards as well as historic churches.

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SUTTER CREEK CALIFORNIA

“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.