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Stay at American River Resort and visit Apple Hill

Visiting Apple Hill? Stay With Us!

It's Autumn in Gold Country with blue skies, fire-colored trees, and an invigorating snap in the air.

Apple season is in full swing, and the ranches, wineries and shops of Apple Hill are ripe for visiting.

There's no more relaxing way to experience Apple Hill than to stay at American River Resort.

Most Apple Hill ranches open at 8am, and by booking one of our cabins or RV sites you're just minutes away. You'll beat the crowds and the traffic, plus you've got the gorgeous American River at your doorstep when you return for a relaxing bonfire under the stars before turning in.

So what's there to do at Apple Hill? The area is known for u-pick farms, quaint roadside stands, award-winning wineries, homestyle bakeries (luscious pies and crispy warm cider donuts), and all sorts of country-fair type attractions that appeal to adults and kids.

With 50 Apple Hill ranches and 2-dozen wineries to explore—each with its own character and offerings—there's plenty to fill any town-dweller's desire for laid back, down-tempo pleasures found tucked along these scenic backcountry roads.

We predict—especially for first timers—that you'll experience the small thrills of things you didn't know you'd enjoy by simply spending a relaxing day in Apple Hill's somewhat back-in-the-day atmosphere.

But there's modern joys too. For example, at Jack Russell Farm Brewery you can taste new-fashioned hard ciders and flavored beers. At full-service Time Out Spa (with advance reservation) you can get a massage, facial, or one of several signature packages that pamper you for hours.

Local wineries grow rare grape varieties that flourish in high-elevations. Through modern vineyard practices and an eagerness to explore new tastes in wines, Apple Hill winemakers present exciting options for adventurous wine lovers.

With more than a million visitors each year, Apple Hill is clearly one of the region’s most significant tourist destinations, and the months of September through mid-December (Christmas tree farms!) are the most popular.

Plan to visit now and remember to book your cabin or RV site.

American River Resort is your home base for year-round California Hill Country adventure!