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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 world famous scrumptious breakfast and the wine & snack hour are beyond your wildest dreams. Each Suite has a sitting areas with a remote controlled fireplace that gives you comfort to watch the Flat Screen HD TV with HD DirecTV. Microfiber towels, sheets and robes pamper you. The snack Bar has a mini-refrigerator (stocked with creamers & sodas), Keurig coffeemaker, microwave, utensils (knives, forks, spoons with plates & glasses) gives you the opportunity to bring in food or just chill you wine. Ceiling fans are in the sitting area that help keep you cool, espcially at night when you open a couple windows for that fresh pine tree scent. .The Laguna's bed area has a remote control for the light & fan.The Vineyard has the over the bed remote controlled skylight for gazing at stars. Pets (Dogs & Cats only) are permitted in the Fair Play Cottage for an extra fee of $50. There is also a BBQ grill at the Cottage to enjoy some grilled food. A $50 deposit is required. If you don't turn off the burners the $ 50 is ours.
4.8 on February 19, 2018
Cindy and Daryl were perfect hosts for our Valentine's Day getaway. The in rooms are spacious. Ours had a jacuzzi tub and fireplace! Fresh flowers were in our room upon our arrival. Cindy is a master chef. The setting was tranquil with daffodils just beginning to bloom. There are a lot of new wineries since our last visit to Lucinda's Country Inn. We will not wait so long to return the next time.
4.8 on January 15, 2018
As always, Cindy and Daryl provided a delightful experience, this time for our anniversary. The central location of Lucinda's makes multiple wineries readily accessible and all the proprietors in this region are amazingly hospitable. The Sullivans go above and beyond with their hospitality, however, offering complimentary local and homemade snacks and wines each evening. What sets Lucinda's apart from the crowd though is their affordable choice of onsite dining, offered with some regularity (watch for them!). The farm-to-fork dinners are exquisite and the morning breakfasts are incredible. And perhaps the most enjoyable feature of Lucinda's is the forest in the back leading down to Perry Creek. Beautiful, peaceful, and quiet, the short "backyard" walk is a great way to start every morning or conclude each evening.
5 on December 14, 2017
It's always a pleasure to Stay at Lucinda's! Great room, bed, sheet, and breakfast.
3.8 on November 16, 2017
My husband and I stayed in the Vintage suite and our friends stayed in the Laguna Suite across the hall in the main house for three nights. Both suites are quite roomy and very accommodating with all the comforts of home. Lucinda and Daryl are wonderful hosts who know how to do it right! They provide many thoughtful details and amenities to ensure your stay is enjoyable one. Lucinda made us feel right at home ("pick out a mug for your coffee...") and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. One morning we saw the 'neighborhood deer' wandering past the property. The location of the inn is handy for visiting the wineries in Fair Play.
5 on October 09, 2017
My husband and I stayed three nights in the cottage but all the rooms in the main house are wonderful as well. Lucinda made outstanding breakfasts and we enjoyed happy hour on the deck with other couples and Daryl and Lucinda. As we were sitting there, several deer wandered across the property. Wonderful sunset as well! Great wineries and perfect weather. We will be back!..
4.0 on October 06, 2017
Perfect B&B! Beautiful house with very spacious and well appointed rooms that are more like suites. Very nice and comfortable beds and linens. The hosts are extremely caring and accommodating with all small details thought through for their guests' comfort. Excellent breakfast! Would definitely return and highly recommend.
5 on August 13, 2017
We had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at Lucinda's Country Inn. We were in the Beate Suite - it was very spacious for our family (2 adults, 2 kids). We like being able to spread out. The kitchenette was very convenient. The room is neat and clean. It turns out we didn't spend much time in the room - the surrounding Fair Play area is gorgeous and despite being there mid week we were able to go to a couple open vineyards. The open area of the house with games and the large deck was very comfortable and our kids loved all the board games and puzzles. Breakfast was great and we loved the local wine! Highly recommend!
It is wonderful to read a nice review from a family. We have tried to make Lucinda's comfortable and enjoyable for all our visitors. In this case we are pleased because our Innsitter did a wonderful job of hosting. Thanks Brent. Every now and then we need to sneak away for a day or two mid-week. It was nice to have excellent help minding the ship.
- Daryl (innkeeper)
5 on July 03, 2017
This lovely Inn is close to where we live, yet we feel so relaxed here. Lucinda and Daryl are great hosts; they have truly thought of everything. We had the private gazebo breakfast the first morning, which was lovely and relaxing. Speaking of the breakfast- it is really wonderful and we have had different unique dishes each time we have stayed. There are many nearby wineries and other places to explore. We have come twice this year and plan to be back. You will not be sorry for booking a stay at Lucinda's Country Inn!
5 on June 14, 2017
This B&B is amazing, it felt just like home! Lucinda & Daryl were Great Hosts, Great Food and Very Friendly. The rooms were cozy, detailed with everything you would need and incredibly clean! We will be back soon for a longer stay!
5 on May 12, 2017
We stayed here after wine tasting in Fairplay. Large, comfortable room on the first floor. Our friends had the room across the hall which was also very large and comfortable. We had arranged for dinner at the Inn. Lucinda made us a wonderful 3 course dinner. Cannot recommend this place enough! We will be back for another visit.
Lucinda wanted to do the B&B because she wanted to meet and greet people from around the world and have a great time helping them have an experience they will never forget. Our design makes people comfortable. We strive to have great hospitality for their fun.
- Daryl (innkeeper)
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, Electric vehicle charging, 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, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Horseshoes, Petanque, Croquette, Badminton, Riding Arena at Pioneer Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing
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 table. The omelet station is set up at the side of the dining room, so you can watch Daryl do your omelets.