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Fair Play Wine Country Bed and Breakfast


“Location, location, location” is what makes Lucinda’s Country Inn your destination for visiting the Fair Play Wine Country and the Amador Wine Country. Located just 10 minutes from Amador’s Shenandoah Valley, Lucinda’s Country Inn is setting new standards of excellence for El Dorado & Amador County lodging. Our contemporary arts and crafts building gives you the 5 star quality you want and deserve in upscale lodging. As we like to say, “We’re just a quick trip but a world apart and our guests say it feels like home.” In the winter we are above the fog and below the snow. In the summer we are above the heat and our nights are cool. Join us at Lucinda’s Country Inn to experience “The Fair Play Difference”.

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We are nestled in the woods of the Sierra Nevada Foothills’ Gold Country, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe and south of Highway 50 between Placerville, in El Dorado County, and Plymouth, in Amador County. Our 11 acres is divided in half by Perry Creek, allowing the majority of the property to remain in its natural wooded state. The footprint of Lucinda’s Country Inn occupies less than one-fourth of the land, leaving the remainder for wildlife to flourish and roam the grounds and for you to stroll in peace and quiet around the property. Meander under the majestic oak tree, stroll down to the creek, or wander to the quiet picnic area hidden from the main house. Enjoy the patios on the upper level near Perry Creek Road or at the lower level, between the house and the Cottage, next to the gazebo. Enjoy the deer, turkey, fox, a wide variety of birds and other wildlife while you sit on your private deck.


Most Relaxing Country Inn – El Dorado County  ***  Best Upscale Bed & Breakfast – Amador County  ***  LUX Recommended Wine Country Getaway – Amador County

We have just been named these by Luxury Magazine and Travel Guides. The premier publication for luxury travel for those who seek the best of the best establishments in first class hospitality around the world. That’s right, Lucinda’s has just been named among the best in the world.
Fair Play Farm2Fork Dinner & Stay

This year’s first Farm2Fork Dinner & Stay was August 27th. What a great time: music by Tamra Godey, Rioja Lamb Stew, fresh vegetables and chocolate cake with balsamic cherries all paired with the exquisite wines of Windwalker Vineyards & Winery. Two more are yet to come.  September 24th (SOLD OUT) and October 29th. Watch your inbox for complete details.


Our world-famous hot, buffet breakfast is served in the Inn’s dining room, where you can either enjoy your privacy or visit with the couple sitting at the next table. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy your breakfast on our deck.

Local wine and scrumptious snacks are served Friday and Saturday evenings in the Great Room in front of the fireplace. Guests often take this opportunity to share adventures of their day and get great ideas for tomorrow. Of course, Innkeepers Lucinda and Daryl are the concierges for El Dorado and Amador County, and can provide tips, maps and brochures for your outings.

Restaurants are close by, and we can make reservations for you. Most wineries in the Fair Play area have picnic areas. They are a great place to enjoy some great wines and relax with your picnic lunch or snacks.

Fair Play is home to more than 30 wineries and Amador’s Shenandoah Valley has over 40 wineries. Explore alpaca ranches, farms, rock climbing, swimming, or just take a drive through the beautiful countryside. Pioneer Park is located less than a mile away if you wish to take a scenic walk, and several hiking trails are located nearby. Take a short drive to visit the State Capitol, Coloma Gold Discovery State Park, Black Chasm Cavern, or one of the most photographed areas in the world: Lake Tahoe.

A guest in the Laguna Suite wrote in our guest book, “Our three days here were perfect! Beautiful countryside, your fabulous B&B and hospitality. Our suite was perfect. Meals were delicious!” Connie and Ed, Atherton, CA.

Steven and Judy, Honolulu, wrote, “This trip is so very special for us as it is our 35th anniversary. And to celebrate it with all of our friends from Hawaii and Cindy, Daryl and Sean is really special.” (Written after one of their many stays in the Vineyard Suite)