April 8th, 2011
At some point in this Inn’s history, there was no internal plumbing and guests had to use the Outhouse located just outside the Hotchkiss Room. Thankfully, that was not during my time and now all our rooms and suites have private baths.
The Outhouse looks pretty small, but I supposed it may have been quite large as it had three seats. Though no one really ever went in the Outhouse, we kept it as a reminder of how things used to be. It made us thankful for indoor plumbing. And, it made for pretty interesting conversation at the breakfast table.
More to come…
February 20th, 2011
This past Friday night Bristol Mountain had a Nordic Skiing by Moonlight event. It started with a little yoga by Melissa Endres, Spa & Fitness Director, Life Path Spa, dinner (hot dogs or burger), an hour of cross-country skiing by moonlight and then a bon fire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. The 1795 Acorn Inn hosted Snow East Magazine Travel Writer, Paris Wolfe, for the evening. Paris, Valerie Knoblauch, President, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and I had a chance to attend the event. It’s safe to say a fun time was had by all. And you should have seen that moon! Thank you to Drew Broderick, Director of Sales & Marketing Director, Bristol Mountain for hosting the event.
Moonlight Cross-Country Skiing at Bristol Mountain
Roasting marshmallows... there were smores too
There is still plenty of skiing left especially after the eight or so inches of snow we had yesterday. Do I see cross-country skiing in my future this afternoon?
Don’t forget about our Stay Two Nights Get One Night Free Package. It makes for a relaxing winter getaway … and, you can get in plenty of cross-country skiing.
February 17th, 2011
After seven winters in upstate New York… this is the first winter I’ve ever been cross-country skiing. And, I have to say… I love it. There are several great places to ski close to the 1795 Acorn Inn. Just 10 minutes away is Bristol Mountain. They have two groomed trails, one that is even lit and has snow-making capabilities. They have a special skiing by moonlight event this Friday, 2/18/11 and I’ll be there… not only for the skiing but the BBQ, bonfire and hot chocolate. And, just about 20 minutes away… Cuming Nature Center. Both have equipment rentals or bring your own. And, just 10 minutes away, Ontario Country Park has miles of open trails. Whether you are a beginner like me, or an expert, you are sure to have a great time. And, when you are done skiing, sit by our fireplace in the Gathering Room before soaking those muscles in our outdoor spa… open year round. A glass of finger lakes wine goes down well about this time…
On the move...
February 10th, 2011
The coveted AAA Four Diamond Award was celebrated on Thursday, January 27 at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Hosted by AAA Western and Central New York and the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the event celebrated the fine establishments and their accomplishments. Among those receiving this prestigious honor was The 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua. This was the 1795 Acorn Inn’s 15th consecutive award, the most of any B & B in New York State.
Your 1795 Acorn Inn Innkeeper, Front & Center
“It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of these properties in the region,” said Valerie Knoblauch, president of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “I hope they all continue to receive this outstanding recognition and even more properties in the Finger Lakes will follow suit.”
Each of these properties was rated by an AAA inspector, who conducted an unannounced evaluation and analyzed such areas as service, cleanliness and ambiance, amenities and quality. More than 59,000 AAA approved North American and Caribbean properties were evaluated and only 3.6 percent received the Four Diamond honor. Those properties that receive the Four Diamond Award are considered “upscale in all areas … with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”
February 5th, 2011
For those of you still planning that perfect, romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day Weekend… we are offering our Free Night Package… stay two nights, get one night free. You can stay 2/10, 2/11 & 2/12 or 2/11, 2/12 & 2/13 or 2/12, 2/13 & 2/14. The Bristol Suite, the Barn Suite and the Hotchkiss Room are still available. Check out our Packages Page for more information.The view of our Barn from the Bristol Suite Bathroom.
Make your reservations quickly as the rooms are going fast.
January 27th, 2011
In case you miss the broadcast, just click here. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m waiting…
January 17th, 2011
The correct air dates for the 1795 Acorn Inn piece on “The Getaway Guy” are Thursday, January 27 and Sunday, January 30. I apologize for any confusion but it will make it all that more special if we have to wait a little longer.
January 11th, 2011
I’m so excited. I just finished an interview and filming with Mike O’Brian, The Getaway Guy, on YNN Rochester. The piece, which could be up to two minutes long, will air on Thursday, 1/20, several times. And, again on Sunday, 1/23. Thank you so much to Greg Johnston for making this happen and special thanks to Mike O’Brian. It was a pleasure to meet him and though I don’t relish the idea of being on film, he made me feel very comfortable… such a nice guy. Did I just say,” I am so excited!”?
December 18th, 2010
1795 Acorn Inn Gift Certificates make a great gift for the Holidays. And, for an even greater value, use the Certificate towards our Free Night Package. You don’t even have to brave the crowds at the mall.
Just call the Inn… (585) 229-2834.
July 28th, 2010
Soon the leaves will start to change and the lush, green hillsides will slowly become ablaze in reds, oranges and yellows.
It’s the perfect time to visit New York’s Finger Lakes. The days are warm and the nights are crisp. On the weekends in October enjoy chairlift rides at Bristol Mountain, our local ski mountain just down the road from the 1795 Acorn Inn, and view the foliage from above. Bring along a picnic basket, a bottle of wine and a blanket. Find a secluded spot off the beaten path and enjoy a romantic escape. Take a leisurely drive among the vineyards and taste wine. Or, walk among the apple orchards and pick a variety of juicy, crisp New York apples. There’s plenty to do and see.
The weekends fill up quickly so book now and get the weekend of your choice. Or, visit during the week and take advantage of our best multiple weeknight rates.