The most interesting antique and curiosity shop in Gold Country likely frightens the wigs off the other dealers in town with its collection of haute gothic house wares, antique occult goods and flawlessly macabre se…
A welcome sight for Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikers and anyone else needing a laundromat, deli, groceries, ATM and wi-fi.
Of Placerville’s many antique shops, the collective of dealers in this brightly lit space is a favorite. Reasonably priced mid-century dishware is a particular strength.
A great used-book store to stock up on vacation pulp.
This plank-floored bookshop has a wealth of excellent maps, history and local-interest books.
The Placerville wine shop that specializes in local grapes.
This flagship is stocked with maps, equipment rental and sales and friendly advice from guides with a passionate knowledge of ways to get outdoors in the area.
The 1852 building, an anchor of Placerville’s main drag, is the oldest continuously operating hardware store west of the Mississippi and a place to pick up a brochure for a self-guided tour of the town. The store ha…
Your one-stop prospecting shop. Don't mind the gruff salesfolk. They actually are happy to get you started, set up guided tours (from $100 per person), or if you're a pro, showcase the latest in sluicing technology.
Run by the couple that organizes Amador's annual Barbera extravaganza (http://barberafestival.com), this expansive shop reserves special billing to boutique vintners who otherwise would not offer tastings.