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In California Gold Country

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A little about Sutter Creek

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 Amador County. Sutter Creek, the jewel of Amador County & the Gold Country, is steeped in history being born of the California Gold Rush and nurtured by the deep rock gold mines of the 19th & 20th centuries.

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The history of Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek, known as the "Jewel of the Mother Lode," was named after John Sutter, who sent a party to the area in 1846 in search of timber. Sutter logged this area for a while before returning to his fort in Sacramento. Although plenty of placer gold was found there, gold-bearing quartz deposits were discovered in 1851 and mining those deposits for gold became the mainstay of the local economy for many years. With the prosperity brought by quartz mining, Sutter Creek became a boomtown. By 1932 the Central Eureka mine, begun in 1869, had reached the 2,300-foot (700 m) level. By 1939, it was the best-paying mine in Sutter Creek. The mines continued operations until 1942, when most gold mines were closed for manpower reasons during World War II. The Central Eureka mine reopened after the war and then shut down for good in 1951.

Contact Information

18 Main St
Sutter Creek, California

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Businesses in Sutter Creek, California

Here is a collection of downtown Sutter Creek, California businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Fine Eye Gallery


Explore the unexpected


Gallery 10


Original works of fine art


Eureka Street Inn


Voted best in Gold Country Lodging


Foxes Inn of Sutter Creek


A Victorian Jewel dating from the mid nineteenth century


Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn


An elegant English style Inn


Hanford House Inn


A luxury B&B is located in historic Sutter Creek


Sutter Creek Inn


Serving guests for more than forty years


Black Chasm Cavern

Museums / Attractions

Named a National Natural Landmark


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Museums / Attractions

Preserving the North Grove of giant sequoias


Sierra Ridge Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

Small-lot, award-winning wines


Back Roads Cafe


Homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and fresh-baked cookies


Hotel Sutter


Farmhouse flavors and elegant flair


J&D's Steakhouse


Serving Certified Angus Beef


Susan's Place - Wine Bar and Eatery


Fresh Mediterranean fare


Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium


Old-fashioned ice cream emporium




Well curated antique glass and jewelry


Blondies Boutique


High End clothing, jewelry, purses and shoes


Sutter Creek Boutique


Women's fashions and apparel from more than 40 quality labels


Sutter Creek Cheese Shoppe


An artisanal cheese shop


The Chocolate Lady


Creator of fine chooclates