Perched in the Sierra Foothills at an altitude of 3200', among the orchards and vineyards of California Gold Country is the quiet village of Camino, CA. Camino is the heart of the El Dorado agriculture with 40+ family owned farms, orchards, plantations & vineyards. Home to the wineries and farms of Apple Hill, this logging community originally known as Seven Mile, is and has been a haven for homesteaders, loggers and weary wayfarers since 1858.
The Concord stagecoach and wagon trains carried pioneers and supplies along the ol' Carson Wagon Road through Camino, from San Francisco to the Comstock Lode. The Pony Express exchanged riders and horses here when delivering mail between Sacramento, California and St. Joseph, Missouri. Tourists stayed at the Camino Hotel when traveling along the historic Lincoln Highway through Camino en-route to the Worlds Faire. We celebrate our history annually with the Hwy. 50 Wagon Train and Pony Express reenactments, with the Wagon Train stopping at the hotel.
We are located at the heart of Apple Hill!