4.6 on February 19, 2014
Very clean, comfortable, and enjoyable B&B stay. the creek bottom setting is gorgeous and the proximity to all of the wineries unbeatable!!
5 on February 10, 2014
Beautiful setting and Excellent, Friendly Service! Spacious Room.
5 on December 22, 2013
We stayed at Lucinda's one Saturday night not too long ago and had a great time. Wine and snacks in front of the fireplace in the Great Room. Good conversation with other folks. The bed was great with wonderful sheets and the robes were to die for. Breakfast was one of Lucinda's specialties: Cheese Souffle. We were in the Fair Play Cottage which was great cuz we watched a few DVDs and enjoyed a whirlpool bath while watching the two-sided fireplace. Great value for what little amount of money we paid. Don't wait for your chance to stay at Lucinda's.
5 on December 12, 2013
Lucinda and Daryl always make you feel welcome. There like family you want to visit. LOL. We keep comming back the rooms are always very clean and well stocked with goodies.Breakfast is wonderful always something new each time we come back. Can't wait to go back.
4.6 on November 26, 2013
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Lucinda's. The accommodations are wonderful and Cindy and Daryl are outstanding hosts! The dinner we had catered there was delicious (thanks Sean!). Definitely a spot we will return to.
4.8 on November 09, 2013
The proprietors are very friendly and accommodating and son Sean is a wonderful chef. We highly recommend purchasing one of his dinners during your stay.
5 on October 27, 2013
This was our first time at Lucinda's and we all were really impressed. Will come again as soon as we can:)
4.6 on September 14, 2013
We found this Bed and Breakfast to be very modern for the area. The room was very well equipped and very clean. The hosts were very congenial and tried their best to please us. The price was reasonable for wine country.
5 on September 04, 2013
My husband and I stayed at Lucinda's for our anniversary. We stayed in the Cottage. It was delightful! The hosts were very welcoming and pleasant. We ended up chatting on the back patio, sipping wine with them and other guests for over an hour! Breakfast was delicious! We will be staying here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great bed and breakfast for a night, weekend, or longer!!
5 on August 25, 2013
I know the innkeepers/owners personally. Great people, Great food, Great comfort all around. BedandBreakfast.com has overstepped their bounds by using the Lucinda's Country Inn listing to promote their other business activity. I know the owners did not approve of this. I encourage others who receive these unwarranted solicitations to remove themselves from further contact by Bedand Breakfast.com.
4.4 on August 19, 2013
Thank you for the nice night at Lucinda's. The rooms were very comfortable, although noting a few minor maintenance items that would have made our stay perfect (bathroom tub faucets loose, tile in shower ceiling missing, fresh paint needed in spots throughout the room). However, the deck outside provided much enjoyment watching the dozens of hummingbirds swooping and fighting over their nectar. They were amazing...could of watched them for days! Lucinda's breakfast was outstanding...with the fresh amaretto peaches and cream topping the morning off.,,,We would come back just for more helpings of the peaches!!! Thank you for the great hospitality.
5 on August 14, 2013
Our first stay here was an experience we haven't had too often. The room was spotless with comfortable, modern decor, and a fantastic shower......one could stay in it until the hot water runs out. The breakfast was excellent. We will be back again soon.
Thank you for such a nice review. I need to point out one thing you probably didn't know -- you'll never run out of hot water. We a tankless flash hot water system. Once you turn the hot faucet on until you turn it off you have hot water.
4.4 on July 30, 2013
A birthday surprise for my husband...had a lovely weekend. Quiet, relaxing, amazing suites, great food, and an excellent location in Fairplay. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on July 15, 2013
My husband and I had a BedandBreakfast.com gift certificate and wanted to use it for a one-night stay on our anniversary weekend. Finding a place that would let us do this was tough, so we were thrilled to come upon Lucinda's, which was flexible and accommodating. We stayed in the Vineyard Suite, an absolutely beautiful room with new fixtures, a gloriously large and comfy bed tucked away in a little corner, little sitting areas, a nice deck, and a large bathroom. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to enjoy the room, since we spent that Saturday wine tasting and left Sunday morning after breakfast. And by the way, breakfast was outstanding. Darryl made omelets to order with fillings we selected ourselves, and I've rarely had an omelet so perfectly prepared. We're already planning a return to check out another beautiful room at Lucinda's.
5 on July 13, 2013
Everything was outstanding in every way.
5 on July 02, 2013
It was another wonderful stay for us at Lucinda's! Quiet, romantic and enjoyable. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Looking forward to our next visit already.
4.8 on June 04, 2013
We stayed in the detached cottage, which was comfortable, quiet and extremely well furnished. The cottage has a sitting area, bedroom and a huge bathroom with shower and jet tub. We didn't spend much time in the room because there is so much to do in the area, but when we did return it was so relaxing. The breakfasts are varied, unique and fantastic. Cindy is a great cook and both she and her husband are extremely welcoming and personable. We had a great time.
4.6 on April 17, 2013
We stayed in the cottage and had dinner on site. Everything was superb and we will certainly return again. Although the cottage is wonderful and set apart from the main house I think we will stay in one of the main rooms--they are cozy and very well appointed.
4.4 on April 07, 2013
Great place to stay for romantic weekend of wine tasting. We will be back!
4.4 on February 19, 2013
Stayed in the Cottage which is amazing and private. The tub with the fireplace was heavenly. Breakfast in the morning was wonderful. We had Sean cater our dinner and it was yummy and romantic. This was our first visit, so I did not realize that we did not need to check in. Our room was waiting for us when we arrived. We plan to come back and try a different room. We picked the cottage because of the privacy, but we were able to see the other rooms and all of them are private, as the bedrooms are on the outside walls away from other guest rooms. I would recommend any of the rooms.
4.8 on December 27, 2012
We had a great stay at Lucinda's Country Inn. The room had everything we could possibly need.
4.6 on October 28, 2012
Rooms are great as well as hospitality. Cindy and Darryl are wonderful hosts. Slightly pricy compared to ther places in the area.
4.4 on October 27, 2012
Owners were fun to sit and talk to during the wine tasting hour. Met several of the other guests during the wine hour. The food is home made and just what you need before you head out for a day of wine tasting. What is bringing me back to Lucinda's in May, the view, deer and pleasant atmosphere of Lucinda's.
4.0 on October 16, 2012
Lovely room with walk in shower, gas fireplace and very comfy bed. The food was wonderful and plentiful. A bit disappointed that the waterfall in the shower did not work, but other than that, it was a wonderful place to stay and we'll definitely be back!
Thank you for your wonderful review. We always appreciate it when our guests say nice things about us. We work hard to make everyone's stay a great experience. In order to do that there must be some maintenance from time to time. Sorry the waterfall was under maintenance during your stay. The regular shower head was working fine.
4.6 on October 07, 2012
Great rooms. Quiet serenity after great wine tasting in the area.
4.6 on October 03, 2012
Our room was beautiful and well stocked, the owners were very friendly and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on September 18, 2012
We really enjoyed staying at Lucinda's. the Vineyard Room was great! Very cozy and had everything we could have wanted. Wonderful hosts, will come back again.
4.2 on August 28, 2012
Was outstanding. Both Lucinda and Daryl were great hosts. Breakfast was more than what we expected, and their recommendations for dinner were spot on. Looking forward to coming back.
4.6 on August 20, 2012
On a recent weekend, my husband and I were scheduled to work at an event at Windwalker Winery and we needed a place to stay since we worked Saturday and Sunday and didn't want to drive back to the Sacramento area in between. We have stayed at several Bed and Breakfast locations in the area and we found Lucinda's to be one of the best. Cindy and Daryl were very accommodating, allowing us to check in a little early so that we could settle in and get to work. The room was very and clean and nicely decorated with lots of nice touches, such as a full size coffee maker, microwave and fridge. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return visit.
4.8 on August 14, 2012
This B&B is a fabulous location to stay when wine tasting in the El Dorado and Fairplay area. It has marvelous kitchenettes, extremely large bathrooms with tiled soaking tubs and wonderful patio areas for socializing with friends and family who may be traveling with you. It is like a home away from home. The owners are very friendly and very accommodating. We have stayed here several times and loved it every time.
4.2 on July 14, 2012
Beautiful inn nestled in the wine country in the Somerset area. Very clean and nicely appointed rooms. Breakfast was scrumptious!
5 on June 06, 2012
We stayed 2 evenings during a wine tasting weekend. excellent hor d'ourvres in the evening and the breakfasts were delicious
4.8 on May 31, 2012
Lucinda's is in beautiful California foothills and wine country. Very peaceful, comfortable, and clean. Cindy and Daryl's hospitality was outstanding. Breakfast was delicious, served in a bright and airy room. Lucinda's Country Inn is definitely on our "to return" list.
4.6 on May 28, 2012
Lucinda's Country Inn was the perfect place for my sisters and I to relax for a night. Lucinda and Daryl were very hospitable, ensuring we felt welcome and aware of our surroundings upon arrival and throughout our stay. The room had everything we needed and a peaceful nights sleep was had by all. Breakfast was delicious and a great way to start the day in this remote location. I would highly recommend staying at Lucinda's if you are ever in the area!
5 on May 21, 2012
This was our second stay at Lucinda's in the last few months. The first was in the Beatte Suite which was lovely and had a phenomenal Roman soaking tub. This visit we chose the Cottage that is actually a separate little "house". We were equally pleased with the Cottage and can't wait to book our next adventure into one of the three remaining rooms. We were greeted by both Cindy and Daryl upon arrival and as soon as we were settled we went to the living room for appetizers and wine that is served every evening. Rather than leave for dinner, on both of our visits we have chosen to have Sean prepare and serve us a catered meal that includes wine. It is so wonderful to be able to relax and have dinner in the dining room and not have to drive anywhere. We selected a movie from the vast selection to watch in our Cottage after dinner. Breakfast was as yummy as last time and Cindy provides a great variety of items. Can't wait to go back!!
5 on May 10, 2012
Stayed in the cottage and everything was great. Also chose to add on the catered dinner which was delicious and a wonderful convenience after wine tasting during the day.
5 on April 30, 2012
A touch of paradise awaits you in the foothills of the Sierras, located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, Lucinda’s Country Inn. The entire experience is one to cherish, the unique rooms, the wonderful breakfasts prepared by Lucinda and Daryl, the breath-taking setting, the wine country and gold towns close by make this visit a must. It is an experience that everyone should have when you visit this wonderful area. Although it is many miles from Florida both my wife and I will return to Lucinda’s Country Inn, Fair Play, California.
5 on April 27, 2012
We spent time at Lucindas in Aug. 2011. Cindy and Daryl were wonderful hosts, and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. The rooms were really unique with plenty of space, and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our hosts, and would definitely reccommend Lucindas Country Inn to anyone visiting Fairplay, Ca.!!!! Jim & Maggie
4.4 on April 23, 2012
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Lucinda's last year on Veteran's Day in November. The room was very clean and comfortable. The wine and cuisine were outstanding. We felt very welcome and greatly enjoyed meeting and getting aquainted with the owners and other guests. We enjoyed a beautiful stroll around the property and the magnificant oak trees. If you desire a very relaxing getaway, I would highly recommend staying at Lucinda's. Joseph P Sokol
3.8 on April 15, 2012
When my husband and I arrived we sure what to expect. We stayed in the beate suite and it was phenomenal the pictures that we viewed online did not do it justice. The room was very large, clean and had great extras (the electric fire place, kitchenette section, large shower, etc.) Breakfast was great--tons of food which is great so you start out the day full and ready to go. As far as the customer service while we would stay again due to the location and due to the cleanliness and fabulous rooms we both walked away feeling that Lucinda, specifically, was often a bit cold and almost appeared bothered and annoyed with us. Perhaps we jut caught her on a bad weekend or read to much in to it but we both got this vibe. All in all I would recommend staying here and just don't take the bit of attitude personal. Hope that helps!
1.4 on March 14, 2012
Our 2nd visit, the first visit was wonderful we stayed in the Country room. This time the room had alot of unfinished doors and water stains in ceiling. Also disappointed in the breakfast. Didn't add up to the cost of the room.
We always like to receive comments from our guests, that is how we continue to improve both our facilities and service. We opened just over seven years ago, after we built the house to be a B&B. We have been putting the finishing touches on since we opened. We finally reached a point of knowing we can’t do this alone anymore. We hired someone and ala: we finished everything. We discovered the water stain in the shower is a result of a leak from the above shower. The insulation and wood framing must dry out before completing the repair. Our prior guests who have made reviews seem to love the food. Now that we are finished we look forward to your third stay.
2.6 on March 12, 2012
Bed was comfy. Shower was not satisfactory, had a mildew smell and the waterfall effect was not effective. Very large room but not attractive for our taste. Breakfast was just OK, we expected more from a Bed and Breakfast syle of Inn. Owners were friendly. Expected more based on price but was mildly disappointed.
Most of our guests have positive comments about our beds, microfiber sheets, robes and towels. We strive to be the best. BedandBreakfast.com, TripAdvisor and several others have overwhelmingly rated us 5 stars for our hot buffet breakfasts. The mildew smell is puzzling since there have been several guests stay in the waterfall suite several nights since the reviewer’s stay in Feb ‘12. Neither we nor any guest had experienced that smell. We expect no smell since with sanitize all the bathrooms, showers, snack bars and tile floors each time someone leaves a suite. As for the waterfall effect, last night’s guests (3/17/12) commented about how great the waterfall is. We work hard to meet everyone’s expectations.
4.0 on January 06, 2012
We really enjoyed our time, it was very short because of time, but we will return again. Our room was beautiful, the breakfast Cindy & Daryl prepared was wonderful. Cannot wait to return
4.2 on December 07, 2011
We stayed two nights in the Beate suiteand thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cindy is very welcoming and the Inn is set up very well. The location is perfect for wine tasting and the grounds are beautiful. We will definitely be back soon!!
4.4 on November 26, 2011
Wonderful visit. We love Lucinda's and hope to return soon!
5 on November 02, 2011
Our stay at Lucinda's Inn in Fair Play CA was the highlight of our weekend visiting the wineries there. The Vineyard Suite was very spacious and comfortable; breakfast and the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres were great. Cindy was extremely helpful suggesting wineries that we would enjoy and great dinner locations. We will definitely return!
4.8 on November 02, 2011
What a find!!! The rooms, food and service far exceeded our expectations and the location was perfect. While we were hesitant because of the price, the price is appropriate given the whole package. We intend to go back.
4.0 on October 17, 2011
We had a wonderful time at Lucinda's. The Vineyard Suite was very nice and we loved the fireplace in our room. Lucinda was very sweet and we enjoyed her breakfast. I would definitely recommend Lucinda's.
3.8 on October 05, 2011
This was a great stay. When we arrived, Cindy opened a bottle of wine and served some hot appetizers. We sat on the back deck enjoying these along with classical music in the background. Our room was spacious and very clean. It had all the amenities to make our stay feel special and pampered. Our private porch was a great place to enjoy a quiet and beautiful sunset. Breakfast was buffet-style and delicious. We walked to the back of the property and hiked up Perry Creek, which was very special. The bottom line ... we will definitely be back. It was our best stay in the area in years!
5 on September 23, 2011
Everything about Lucinda's was wonderful. From the size of the room to the hospitality of the host, it was great. Super location in the middle of the Fair Play Wine region meant easy access to a number of fine wineries who offered free tastings. saw deer, fox, and wild turkeys on the grounds. Evening wine & tasty snacks.
4.8 on September 18, 2011
I am sooo grateful to Phil and Kathy for introducing you and your beautiful place to me, I know Mary feels the same, we are both working towards our free night:)
5 on September 13, 2011
We stayed at Lucinda's in the Vineyard Suite. Very spacious, beautifully decorated! In the living room we even had a microwave, sink, and refrigerator stocked with bottled water and soft drinks.They provided popcorn which we fixed in the microwave and ate while we watched tv. We didn't need the fireplace but it was in the living room and the bedroom with a king sized bed. The bathroom had a large shower. We even had a balcony. The breakfast was delicious with made-to-order omelettes, coffeecake, fruit & juice & coffee. We are definitely planning to stay here again.
4.0 on July 26, 2011
We spent the night at Lucinda's Country Inn 7-25-11. The cabin was lovely. The waterfall shower, fire-feature on the shared wall between the bedroom and the bathroom and the thoughtful touches (Q-tips, make-up remover pads and complimentary bottled water) were much appreciated.
4.4 on July 24, 2011
Great common areas for all guest. The rooms are very large and comfortable. Close to more wine than can be done in two or three days! Host are the best you will ever find. A great stay we would visit them again. 2 couples from Indiana.
4.0 on July 20, 2011
What a great bed and breakfast! So clean and comfortable and close to all the wineries!!
4.8 on June 22, 2011
Lucinda & Daryl are the most welcoming of hosts, we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Breakfast is always something new and decidedly good. The rooms are extremely comfortable, and spacious.
4.8 on June 09, 2011
Cindy and Daryl are amazing hosts and cooks! They were always smiling and ready to be of assistance. The facilities definitely exceeded expectations. They have really thought of everything when creating this Inn. We'll definitely be back and we'll bring a fun new mug to leave on the wall.
Thank you for the wonderful review. We always try to provide to best service, food and comfort. We are extremely grateful for all the great reviews that have posted to BedandBreakfast.com. We look forward to seeing you soon and always appreciate YOUR contribution to our mug collection.
4.4 on May 29, 2011
My husband and I spent our first night together here and it was amazing! The room was very clean, modern, and comfortable. We were very blessed to spend our first night together here :)
4.2 on May 17, 2011
This was our second stay and, just like the first one, this continues to be the best B&B experience we have enjoyed in the Fair Play area. We will come back again.
4.6 on April 22, 2011
The rooms were very nice. Great advise on where to eat and very friendly. I would have preferred to stay in the house rather than the seperate cottage but it was still an amazing experience. Would definitely return for another stay!
5 on January 16, 2011
After discovering Lucinda's, we don't stay anywhere else when we are in Fair Play.
5 on January 15, 2011
We have stayed at Lucinda's only 3 or 4 times and each time it gets better! We have stayed in three different rooms & so far love the Vineyard Suite the most. Darryl and Cindy are so accommodating and we feel like family when we are there (even found out Darryl went to the same high school we lived across the street from for 16 years!). It is worth the drive to stay at somewhere so lovely & so close to great wineries! Thanks to Darryl & Cindy for their attention to quality and detail from designing the rooms and the inn itself to the great food!
4.6 on December 22, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lucinda's. The owners, Cindy and Daryl, are such warm and friendly people; and they gladly give suggestions about places to check out. The primary purpose of our stay was to explore the local wineries, and Cindy and Daryl provided some great recommendations. Two of our favorite places were on the same road as Lucinda's. We stayed in the Beate suite; and it was quite comfortable. We loved the cozy bed, the fireplace, and the ample kitchen space. Happy hour each night was fun; and the breakfasts were amazing. A real treat. We definitely plan to return, again and again....
5 on November 10, 2010
There are not many places to stay overnight in the El Dorado wine country. We discovered this little jewel several years ago. The rooms are spacious, the setting is relaxing and morning breakfast is a special treat. Innkeepers Daryl and Cindy are wonderful hosts. This is our 7th stay at Lucinda's and we will continue to return each year.
5 on October 24, 2010
Lucinda's is a very relaxing, comfortable inn. Daryl and Cindy were excellent hosts from the moment my family arrived. We were shown our room, around the inn and made very comfortable. They assisted us in planning our activities. We were able to visit a local gold mine and pan for gold, plus tour historic downtown Placerville. We had some friends stay at the inn at the same time and we took advantage of Lucinda's dinner options. Daryl and Cindy made our group wonderful food and provided us excellent service. We were able to take our glass of wine out to the patio and continue our converation and relaxation. It was a wonderful weekend and I highly recommend staying whether it is a family or couple looking for a romantic get away.
5 on June 02, 2010
This was a return visit. Truly unique venue. Fantastic dining nearby. Excellent service, private and social.
4.8 on May 14, 2010
When my husband and I travel from No. Nevada to do periodic 3-4 day mini-vacations in the beautiful Sierra Nevada (CA) wine country in El Dorado and Amador Counties it is Lucinda’s Bed and Breakfast which we prefer to use as our "home base". Our favorite accommodation is the Fairplay Cottage, which is separated from the main house and has a luxurious Jacuzzi tub, plush towels and robes, fireplace, terrific bed with soft sheets. The privacy is premium. The cottage has enough room for a masseuse to set up a massage table (we have a favorite person we always book with when we visit) and a sunny porch if you wish to eat breakfast on the deck in the morning or read when the sun is right. Lucinda’s service is exceptional and the gourmet breakfasts are large and delicious. My husband is a vegetarian and we are always happy with the variety. If you like to relax and read it is quiet and peaceful, or if you prefer to wine taste like my husband (more like wine guzzling !), or art/clothes shop in the small towns nearby as I do, you can as there is much to do in the area - while being away from the crush of "civilization". We brought our bikes on the last visit and enjoyed a bit of exercise in the challenging rolling hills along Perry Creek Rd after breakfast.
4.0 on April 03, 2010
My husband and I went to Lucinda's Country Inn for Valentines Day and we had a wonderful time!! We stayed in the cottage and we loved it! Having the fireplace that can be enjoyed in the jacuzzi jet tub and in the bed was a wonderful amenity. The sheets were so soft and the bed was so comfortable. The jumbo size bath sheets were a bonus as well. The only recommendation I would make to anyone is to drive there during the daylight because they are really hard to find in the dark! Other than that we totally enjoyed our stay and do plan on returning!
5 on March 20, 2010
Lucinda's Country Inn has huge elegant suites, each with a quiet secluded balcony. It is tough to leave this relaxing setting to visit wineries. This has proven to be a great place to catch up on sleep with no disturbances from their quiet heating and air conditioning. The provided evening happy hour is always fun and interesting with the hosts and other guests.
4.8 on March 20, 2010
We love staying here when we go wine tasting in the Fairplay area. Daryl and Cindy are Wonderful and make you feel at home while being pampered and waited on. They go out of there way to make you have a Wonderful stay. Best Bed and Breakfast we have been!
5 on December 01, 2008
My husband booked us here for a romantic weekend getaway and we had a wonderful time. Our Inn keepers were friendly and very helpful in booking reservations at local eateries, suggesting activities in the area. We especially enjoyed the wine tasting and beautiful fall colors of the foothills. Lucinda's morning baked goods were wonderful.
4.0 on October 31, 2008
It was our first time staying at a B&B and it was a perfect experience. Attention to detail was noticed everywhere. Our room was large and very accommodating, and the deer outside our window were like a picture. We are looking forward to our next stay at the inn.
5 on October 10, 2008
Me and my Husband love Lucinda's Country Inn. All the rooms they have to offer are wonderful and very comfortable. They also go out of their way to make you feel like you are at home. They placed homemade cookies in our room one day. Every night they offer you some wine and goodies to eat and you can sit and chat with them and the others guest. Very nice touch. They also supply robes in the rooms that are very comfortable. Thank you Lucinda and Daryl for such a wonderful place to stay and enjoy good company! Wendy and Tom Beck
5 on October 10, 2008
It is always a pleasure to stay at Lucinda's Country Inn. They have thought of every little detail to make the visit delightful. It is so quiet and romantic. This was our fourth stay with them and we enjoyed it so much as we always do. Beautiful location, wonderful hosts and such great wineries to visit in the area. We look forward to going back soon. This is the only bed and breakfast we will stay at in the area!
4.0 on September 05, 2008
Even though it's been a year since my last visit, I know the quality, value and comfort at Lucinda's is still there. This will be our 4th visit. Daryl and Cindy are great hosts. The Inn is cozy, relaxing and minutes away from some of the best wine in California. I would recommend Lucinda's to anyone!
4.0 on August 17, 2008
It was our first time staying in a B&B and we will go back! My husband was very skeptical of the privacy, but the rooms are spacious and spread out. The scenery is beautiful and the dining and wineries in the area are fabulous. The hosts were warm and friendly, great wine/food hour, and delicious breakfasts! All of the five rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. We will be back soon I'm sure.
4.4 on July 12, 2008
We arranged for four couple to visit and play cards. We needed one special room for a handicapped member. The room was great! Lucinda helped us set up the tables for cards and snacks. When we returned from dinner, she had left wonderful cookies and port for our night cap. We all had a great visit.
3.8 on May 06, 2008
Jim & I have b & b'd all over CA and our 4 nights at Lucinda's ranks up at the top of our list. The 'rooms', actually they are more like mini-apartments, are spacious, clean and offer a warmth that is welcoming as soon as you open the door. This was a perfect location for us to explore the wineries of El Dorado and Amador Counties and we enjoyed & appreciated the breakfast (delicious hot & homemade) conversation regarding the 'plan' for the day. It was more than a home-away-from-home, it was like visiting a friend... we are looking forward to going back. Jim & Crystal Berg
4.8 on May 04, 2008
Upon arriving at Lucinda's, we were greeted by Daryl and Cindy, like old friends they just hadn't met yet. Within minutes we were seated, held wine glasses and were introduced around to the other occupants for the weekend. Settling in was as comfortable as settling into a comfortable chair. And just as easy. Daryl proved to be quite knowledgeable about the local wineries and provided valuable suggestions on which ones not to miss. Our room was lovely; the "Country Suite', with it's see through fireplace and whirlpool tub. The 'kitchen' was replete with coffee, coffeemaker, cream in the fridge, some snacks, cold soda and water, and a microwave. I was particularly enamored of the shower, which was large enough to hold several close friends, if such be your tastes. For me, it's size was an asset as I have a prosthetic leg, and require a bit more room to move around comfortably. Cindy's breakfasts were all we could hope for when faced with a long day of wine tasting and hilly terrain walking. We left for the day well fed and ready to see what Fair Play had to offer. On both mornings of our stay, we were able to breakfast with a family of deer, literally just feet away from our nreakfast table. They complemented the wonderful views visible from most any window in the house. I have been fortunate, over the years, to stay in many fine B&B's, east coast, west and some centrally located. I have to say that Lucinda's is the equal of any of them. Is it the decor? No. The food? No. The scenery? Once again, no. They are all fine, of course.But what makes the difference? Daryl and Cindy do. As I titled this review, they made us feel like old friends that they just hadn't met before. And yes, I booked next year's Passport Weekend, as well...
4.6 on September 28, 2007
Although there was a Chamber of Commerce meet-and-greet on the property the first night of our stay, Cindy and Daryl went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We had a wonderful dinner on our deck that evening which included a bottle of local wine and some delicious port with our dessert. Our breakfasts were outstanding and it was fun to share some wine and cheese in the late afternoon with the two of them. They were very knowledgeable about the wineries and other places to go in the area. Cindy and Daryl told us about Mt Aukum winery and the 360 degree view from up there, about the Alpaca ranch where we saw a baby alpaca born only a few hours before, about the Shenandoah Valley Museum housed in one of CA's oldest wineries. They explained how the Disc Golf game at Pioneer Park is played. They even loaned us a cooler and ice to pack our picnic in. Our Vineyard Suite was equiped with a retractable skylight and a fireplace - both controlled by romote. Lots of snacks, beverages and coffee in case you wake up early before breakfast is ready. Also a fun shower (once we got the hang of it) with 4 or 5 different functions. We really felt like we were visiting the home of good friends. We recommend it highly.
5 on May 14, 2007
The property is wonderfully secluded but close to some excellent dining (and even great espresso drinks at the Fair Play Bistro) and lots of wine tasting opportunities. Rather than wine tasting, we took advantage of the gorgeous countryside and did some hiking. Cindy and Daryl were so helpful with directions and ideas on some of the best places to enjoy the gold country scenery. The second day we spent just walking on the Inn's property and found a wonderful stream. We stayed in the beautiful Beate Suite which was very private and romantic with a lovely Roman-style soaking tub. The room has everything you could need including microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator (stocked with soda, water and real cream for the coffee). They also provide the coffee and some snacks in the kitchenette in case you get peckish. But with the delicious hearty breakfasts and evening snack time, you probably won't need them. The room also has a TV w/DVD player, but, again, there's no need for that with everything else available to experience at this gem of an inn in beautiful Gold Country.