Lucinda ("Cindy") & Daryl Sullivan offer four unique, spacious suites (600+ square feet each)
& the private Cottage for your lodging comfort and enjoyment. We are nestled in the woods for you to experience quiet
SEDUCTIVELY SECLUDED SPLENDOR and complete relaxation. Being in the heart of El Dorado County's FAIR PLAY WINE REGION
offers you 25+ wineries for tasting. On warm evenings at the B&B sit on the large decks or your small private deck to
gaze at the "Milkyway". On cool evenings relax in front of the bed & breakfast fireplaces, in the great room
or on the rear deck. In the comfort of your own suite we provide a propane, remote controlled fireplace for that complete
The Sullivan's designed and built Lucinda's
Country Inn to be an eco-friendly bed and breakfast. The building was constructed using engineered wood in many places. (That
means lots of pieces & chips of wood were glued and pressed into the dimensions needed.) ChoiceDeck is recycled
plastic-wood product for our decks; and James Hardie cement fiber siding, CertainTeed cement fiber trim board, solar panels,
Takaghi Tankless Water System, and the Pex water distribution system are sustainable products used in construction. Everything
is recycled: paper, cans, cardboard, glass, plastic bottles & bags and even the food scraps go into the compost piles.
Lucinda's Country Inn is bathed with daffodil colored ceilings & mustard walls for a warm, comfortable
feeling even before you notice the large fireplace in the Great Room. There is a full breakfast buffet bar, with its European
influence, in the B&B dining room warmed by the wood burning stove. The pine floor is from the Ponderosa Pines cut
while clearing the building site. We have front and rear decks to enjoy your morning coffee or your an afternoon glass of
wine during the bed & breakfast hosted wine and snack hour. While idling away your stay, gaze at the 125 year-old heritage
oak tree from almost everywhere in the bed and breakfast.
The Sullivans grew
up on the north side of Sacramento, where they graduated from high school together. They raised their son & daughter in
Elk Grove, 15 minutes south of Sacramento, when it was not a city and had only one four way stop with a flashing red light.
After their kids left to be on their own, Lucinda was offered a great job opportunity with the South Coast Air Quality Management
District in Southern California. There she worked in the technology advancement office in the alternative fuels incentives
program. She managed many programs that provided funds for local agencies and businesses to integrate alternative fuels into
their fleets; methanol, ethanol, natural gas and the soon to be viable hydrogen fuel cell. She was the first to write
procedures for the statewide Carl Moyer Program, that provides ongoing funding to replace outdated engines that use fossil
fuel. For many years Lucinda was one of a very select few women in this male, testosterone "driven" industry. In
fact, there were many conferences where Lucinda was the only lady in attendance.
They lived in Orange County where Daryl worked with the State of California
Franchise Tax Board doing fieldwork in the enforcement side of the taxing agency. Daryl has some very interesting stories he can share, but it is not appropriate to put them on the website.
Their condo was two blocks from the famous South Coast
Plaza Shopping Mall/Complex. The complex has three shopping
malls with areas for pedestrian traffic only. The area has about 50 restaurants, 25 movie screens and the Orange County Performing
Arts Center; all within one mile. They parked the car on Friday night and didn't drive all weekend, most of the time.
When Lucinda & Daryl moved to Orange County they knew they would return to Northern California
after a few years. Since they were first married they used to drive the roads of Fair Play, Omo Ranch, Grizzly Flats and Mt.
Aukum doing road rallys. After living in Orange County a short few years they thought about what would they do when they would
return to North California. Lucinda wanted to redirect her life and not work as a bureaucrat for ever; having an early "retirement"
would be nice, Lucinda thought. She thought long and hard but finally decided she wanted to do the bed & breakfast for
her "retirement". Knowing they wanted to be in the foothills because of their long love of the Fair Play area and
with all the wineries now (there were no wineries when they did the road rallys in the late 60's and early 70's) they knew
a B&B was needed. Thus Lucinda's Country Inn was born at the patio tables of Metro Pointe in South Coast Plaza.