The El Dorado Stay & Play Shuttle

The program provides funding for transportation from one or more El Dorado County lodging properties to regional wedding and event venues. The level of funding is based upon the number of rooms nights booked.


  • 20 room nights = $500 contribution to shuttle cost
  • 30 room nights = $750 contribution to shuttle cost
  • 40 room nights = $1000 max contribution to shuttle cost

Welcome kits include El Dorado County Visitors & Farm Trails Guide, discounts and incentives for El Dorado County businesses, materials highlighting the El Dorado Wine Country, Apple Hill Growers, things to do in the communities of Coloma, Fair Play, and Divide, information on rideshare options, emissions, and other small gifts.

El Dorado County AQMD LogoThe El Dorado Stay and Play Shuttle is funded by a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District.  The El Dorado County Visitors Authority designed the program to encourage group transportation and overnight stays in El Dorado County, reduce motor vehicle emissions, and introduce new visitors to the area.  For more information about reducing emissions, electric vehicles, and charging stations located throughout El Dorado County, contact El Dorado Air Quality Management.

How to Get Started

Find out more by contacting us at stayandplay [at]

Interested in taking advantage of this program? Please download the El Dorado Stay and Play Shuttle Program Guidelines and the El Dorado Stay and Play Shuttle Program Application.

Commercial Transportation Providers interested in participating in the program please download these El Dorado Stay & Play Transportation Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s a Welcome Kit?
    The El Dorado County Visitors Authority and its partners provide a bag with useful visitor information, discounts, and incentives for this visit or future visits, transportation information, and a small gift for each room booked through this program. A lodging representative will present the welcome kit to the guest upon check-in.
  • Can I use more than one lodging to qualify for the program?
    Yes, as long as all lodging is located in El Dorado County.
  • Can I use rooms in a private residence to qualify for the program?
    No, it must be a licensed commercial lodging property in good standing with the applicable county, state & federal agencies.
  • Can I use another limousine service?
    Yes, you can but certain restrictions apply. Prior approval is required. Contact the Stay and Play Program Coordinator for further details.