Experience quiet, SEDUCTIVELY, SECLUDED SPLENDOR in the Fair Play Wine Country of the California Gold Country. Our contemporary upscale B&B is nestled in the woods of the Sierra Foothills in El Dorado County. Four themed suites await you for fun and pampering. Our Fair Play Cottage is a private comfort haven. We provide all the comforts you expect from a 5 star quality, upscale B&B. Our hospitality exceeds all expectations. The scrumptious breakfast and the wine & snack hour will make you pampered beyond your dreams. The Sonny Flat is for small groups for longer stays. Come visit us to experience the "Fair play Difference".
4.6 on October 12, 2015
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Lucinda's. They made our stay very special.
4.2 on August 31, 2015
My wife and I stayed at Lucinda’s Country Inn for one night a few days ago, but we did not find the inn owners friendly: We arrived at 2:10 p.m. on Friday; although, I had earlier said we would arrive by 4 p.m. Instead of welcoming us, Lucinda scolded me for arriving 1 hour and 50 minutes earlier; although, our room was ready. I had to forcibly introduce myself and my wife to Lucinda, as she did not introduce herself nor say “Welcome.” As we walked into the inn’s main house, Daryl barely said hello nor gestured to shake my hand. Upon making my reservation a few weeks earlier by telephone, I asked Daryl if his inn has a handicapped-accessible room. After my wife and I unpacked and settled into our room, Daryl grilled my wife of what kind of handicap inflicts her. (She had three hip-replacement surgeries in the past six years). When my wife started to make friendly small-talk with Lucinda on the outdoor patio, she turned around and walked away from us. The inn owners’ pleasantness only softened when we were around the four other overnight guests during the Friday afternoon cocktail hour and Saturday morning breakfast. The inn and our guest room were very clean and well-decorated. But, the hosts’ unfriendly attitude soured our experience.
The wife and Daryl compared their hip replacement surgeries. Daryl had both his replaced a few years before hers and how lucky Daryl was to not have problems. Daryl also shared that a friend of ours had a knee replacement that failed and also became part of a TV lawyer’s class action suit. As always there is a lot to do to get ready for guest arrivals, so when a guest arrives a couple hours early, it is difficult not to be surprised by the arrival. As when either Cindy or Daryl have things to do it becomes necessary to end a conversation and excuse themselves to tend to other matters. The husband wrote this review, so maybe his wife has a different perspective. We appreciate the kind words about Lucinda’s Country Inn. We always strive to keep Lucinda’s spotless.
5 on August 04, 2015
We were very impressed with the accommodations. We were quite comfortable the one night we stayed, and the breakfast was fantastic!
4.8 on May 14, 2015
We have stayed before but brought my Mom for the first time to enjoy the experience of the B&B. Daryl and Cindy did a wonderful job on the Mother's Day Champagne Brunch. We enjoyed our stay greatly. Favorite rooms are the Country Suite and the Vineyard Suite. My Mom thanks Cindy for sending so quickly some very important items left in room! Looking forward to our next stay soon:)
We make certain things left behind are linked up with their owners so everyone will be happy, that's our job and, more important, our pleasure to make everyone happy.
5 on April 29, 2015
5 stars across the board. Rooms are beautiful. A small, intimate property. Homemade breakfast was outstanding!
5 on April 22, 2015
My wife and I enjoyed another great stay at Lucinda's during Passport Weekend, April 2015. Great hospitality from Cindy and Daryl! Beautiful rooms, a great breakfast, flavorful wine and appetizers on Friday and Saturday evening, and a charming B&B!
4.8 on March 22, 2015
I very much enjoyed talking with Lucinda and Daryl. They shared lots of info about the FairPlay area. They can answer most questions about local wine, food,history, etc.
5 on February 18, 2015
Great place to get away for some relaxation! The stay here paired with a weekend of wine tasting was just what we needed. The room was clean, cozy and fairly large. Everyone was really nice and we look forward to coming back again.
5 on December 13, 2014
As we drove up to Lucinda's I first noticed the setting which was all natural and beautiful. The rooms are all very spacious, like a one bedroom apartment and each has a different theme, the bathrooms are fabulous. It was so nice to get up to coffee, juice, fresh fruit, hash browns, eggs, fresh made scones. We are planning on bringing friend next time.
5 on November 19, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised by this gem of a place. All the rooms are large, with large tubs & showers. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. Breakfast was delicious. Close to many wineries. Great little secret...go and enjoy,
Enjoy the beauty and fun of Laguna Beach, CA in this bright, whismical room. The rock wall with waterfall shower epitomizes the Southern California beach town. The sandy floors around the wall mounted vessel sink invite you to play. The snack bar provides space for your own style of making fun. The sitting area with fireplace envelopes you with comfort. The window sitting area gives you view of the 100 year old Oak Tree. There is plenty of space for privacy when a caregiver or others spend the night.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $180
The Fair Play Wine Appellation is the cornerstone to this room. We are the heart and soul of lodging in El Dorado County's Wine Country. Enjoy the excitement of the full body shower with the seven shower heads. The Rain-head floods you head to toe while the 4 side body heads cascades over your muscles for that full body shower message effect. Your own private wine bar lets you sample your favorite wines from your day of wine tasting. While settling into bed for a relaxing nights sleep on the over stuffed mattress in the king size bed, you can star gaze through the skylight.
Nightly Rate: $180 - $180
This room is named after a beautiful German girl, it brings Europe to Fair Play. The rich colors and Old World decor make European charm. The tile soaking tub makes one dream of Ancient Roman Baths. The arches feel as though you are washing in the canals of Venice. Enjoying some wine, bubbly or morning coffee at the bistro table in the arched alcove is a pure delight. The Beate allows guests traveling together who want luxury; a queen size hi-tech hide-a-bed gives comfort. The main sleeping area and the bathroom have a private door; this allows private access to the bath.
Nightly Rate: $205 - $205
Relax in the whirlpool tub; it's big enough for two. The two-sided see through fireplace creates excitement as you relax in the sitting area in the lounge chairs while viewing a DVD. The deck is protected from the sun by a majestic oak tree; you feel as though you are in a tree house. The quite seclusion affords you the opportunity to clear your mind of all cares and concerns. RELAX. RELAX.
Nightly Rate: $205 - $205
When you want privacy and a cozy environment, the Fair Play Cottage is for you. The whirlpool tub has a see-through fireplace at the foot of the tub. It has its own heating-A/C unit for year around comfort. The pine wood floors were milled from the Ponderosa Pines harvested from this property. Relax in front of the flat screen TV in the comfy red chairs that add a little fun to this great escape niche.
Nightly Rate: $230 - $230
Northern California Sierra Foothills, Gold Country, Wooded Property, Seasonal Creek, Nestled Among the Trees, Fair Play Wine Appellation, Tahoe and El Dorado National Forests, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 65 miles
From Highway 50: from the West at Placerville take Missouri Flat Rd. to Pleasant Valley Rd. (Dead End) Turn left on Pleasant Valley and go about eight miles to Bucks Bar Rd. and veer right, then continue to the 4 way stop and veer right onto Mt. Aukum Rd. About 3 miles (gas station on left)turn left onto Fair Play Rd. About 200 yards -- at Piorneer Park & Fair Play Wineries Sign-- turn left onto Perry Creek Rd. We are 0.8 miles on the right. From the east take Pollack Pines / Sly Park Rd. exit. Go under the freeway and go about 15 miles and turn left onto Mt. Aukum Rd. That corner is where the Holiday Market and Ace Hardware are. Then follow the directions stated above once on Mt. Aukum Rd. to Fair Play Rd. You go straight at the 4 way stop, mentioned above.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Tahoe, Gold Discovery Site - Coloma, Indian Grinding Rocks State Park, Gold Mines, Wildlife Refuge, Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, First Senic Highway (Highway 88)in the USA, Gambling, Tahoe & El Dorado National Forest, California State Capitol (Sacramento), San Francisco, Sierra Nevada Mountains , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Suite Sized Rooms (600+Sq.Ft.), Rear Deck Outdoor Fireplace, Private Decks, Great Room Fireplace, Universal Design Entrance & One Suite, Soaking & Whirlpool Tubs, Sitting Area, Snack Basket, Microfiber Sheets/Robes & Towels, Each Room Controls for A/C & Heat,
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Petanque, Croquette, Badminton, Riding Arena at Pioneer Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Omelets to Order
Daryl prepares the eggs while you fill you bowl with the ingredients for your omelets: green onions, mixed peppers, mushrooms, olives, black beans, four meat mixture, diced ham and cheese. The omelets are served to you at your breakfast table. The omelet station is set up at the side of the dining room, so you can watch Daryl do your omelets.