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July Touring Tips Anniversary Edition Courtesy Of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

This year, the Ontario County Tourism office is celebrating our 30th anniversary of Tourism Promotion, but we are not alone! Below is an exciting list of area attractions who are also celebrating anniveraries!

The Ontario County Fair will be kicking off their 171st year of operation this month starting on July 22! Attractions include a demolition derby, horse shows, rides and more family fun! 2820 County Rd 10, Canandaigua, 585-394-4987. For a full list of attractions, prices and detailed event schedule visit www.ontariocountyfair.org.

Whether you like to enjoy the outdoors, championship golf or lakeview dining Bristol Harbour Resort can offer all of these luxurious options to you. The Lodge at Bristol Harbour is entering its 15th year of providing you with locally sourced dining and luxurious accommodations overlooking Canandaigua Lake.  5410 Seneca Point Rd. Canandaigua, 585-396-0060.

Located within the community of Naples, Artizanns: Gifts from the Finger Lakes is home to unique creations from over 200 Finger Lakes artisans. Join them for their 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 26, 10am-5pm. The celebration will include live music, BBQ, wine, beer, and coffee tastings (all local), and door prizes. The grand prize is a $100 dollar gift card to Artizanns.  118 N. Main St. Naples, 585-374-6740.

A night of theatre! Bristol Valley Theatre is celebrating their 50th anniversary of rich theatre history. Visiting Bristol Valley Theatre is a must do for all theatre goers with two productions in July including “Deathtrap” and “Les Miserables”! 151 S. Main St. Naples 585-374-6318. For a complete schedule visit www.bvtnaples.org.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ontario County Historical Museum building. The landmark on Main Street, Canandaigua is a Georgian Revival building designed by famous architect Claude Bragdon in 1914. Today, the museum currently displays two exhibits, “Tying the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Traditions in Ontario County”, and “Desires, Opportunities, and Change”. 55 N. Main St. Canandaigua, 585-394-4575.

In the midst of its 120th year of operation, the Smith Opera House is recognized as one of the oldest operating opera houses in the United States! Current shows this month include “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “The Magic Flute”. Stop by and enjoy the show! 82 Seneca St. Geneva, 315-781-5483 For ticket availability and more information visit www.thesmith.org.

Naples, NY is nestled on the southwest side of Canandaigua Lake. Naples will be celebrating their 120th birthday this year! Home of one of the best grape pies and award winning wineries, Naples is a must visit! With a vast History, Restaurants, Lakes, Art and outdoor adventures, Naples is a destination that can cater to all varieties of visitors!

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Coffee @ 1795 Acorn Inn

Saturday, June 7th, 2014
My standard order of twenty five pounds of Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Out of Africa coffee for my guests. That should last about a week. — at 1795 Acorn Inn.  I love going into the facility where they roast the coffee to pick up my order when I can.  The smell of the coffee roasting is to die for.  Almost as good as waking up to it already brewed after spending the night at the Inn.  Coffee is ready at 8:00 if you want to join us.  See you soon.
Photo: My standard order of twenty five pounds of Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Out of Africa coffee for my guests.  That should last about a week.  :)

Nature In The Finger Lakes

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Meet Tripod… my Mama deer. She’s mostly been around back in the woods but just a few weeks ago found her way into the gardens at the Inn. Every time I see her, I am moved to tears that she’s made it just that much longer. Today she got the apple cores and peels from our baked apples and the crust and heels from our French Toast. She consumed it all in a matter of minutes… and then she got more.  What a great experience for our guests who don’t see deer in Rochester.  I can’t promise she is around at every breakfast, but a lucky few have had the experience of watching her out the Dining Room window while enjoying our gourmet breakfast.  She’s showing off.

In the Gardens at the 1795 Acorn Inn.

In the Gardens at the 1795 Acorn Inn.

She perseveres!

She perseveres!

 

Keith Urban At Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

I don’t know how it could get better than this for a concert venue.  And to boot, in New York State’s Finger Lakes and ten minutes from the Inn.

Keith Urban in Canandaigua – Video

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Value In The Finger Lakes

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

May and June are my two favorite months of the year.  I love the sun, the changing scenery and the flowering perennials.  So take advantage of our Stay Two Weeknights, Receive The Third Weeknight Free Package.  It’s only for the month of May.

Angell/Wilder Rooms:  $375.70 ($170 savings)
Bristol Suite/Hotchkiss Room:  $475.17 ($215 savings)
Barn Suite:  $530.40 ($240 savings)

Package available Monday through Thursday, 4/29/13-5/30/13.  NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY.  Price includes three weeknights accommodations, full breakfast and all applicable taxes.  Package not available on Holidays, Holiday Periods and Special Events.  Thirty-day cancellation policy applies.  PACKAGE MUST BE REQUESTED AT TIME OF RESERVATION.  PLEASE MAKE NOTE IN THE SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION WHEN MAKING AN ONLINE RESERVATION OR INFORM THE INNKEEPER IF MAKING A RESERVATION BY PHONE.

 

Quiche… B & B Breakfast Prep Is Not Always Easy

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had a little bit of a scare during breakfast.  I was fixing a South of the Border quiche and was nervous that the center wasn’t setting.  As I let it cook, it began to set and I was feeling quite relieved.  Well, that feeling of relief quickly turned into panic when I realized after letting it cool, that it hadn’t set.  So, I went to Plan B.  The Guests, all of them, were quite understanding and loved the scrambled eggs.  I felt a little bit better but quite frankly I was just a tad frightened of making another quiche.  Seems silly as I have been making quiches for years.

So, this past weekend, it was time to overcome that fear and conquer quiche again.  I got new quiche pans.  Got a thermometer for the oven (I have long suspected that the 25 year old Viking is not heating to the correct temperature… and I was right).  I adjusted for temperature and made my Mediterranean quiche… feta, spinach, onion, seasoning.  Served all 10 guests with two pieces left over for Juli and me.  I wish I could say it was a complete success.  The quiche set, looked beautiful and was delicious, but the crust wasn’t as cooked in the center as I would have liked it (even with mozzarella spread across the bottom).  I think I figured out what happened though and will try, try again.

Breakfast Challenges

Mediterranean Quiche

Angell Room Gets New Chairs

Monday, August 13th, 2012

For years I’ve been looking for new chairs for the Angell Room.  Not too big.  Just the right color.  Comfy.  Matching.  And the list goes on…  But, I’ve never been able to find the ones I want.  I have two chairs and beautiful, expensive fabric that I purchased a while back sitting in my office.  The plan has always been to have new slip covers made.  But, I can’t find anyone to sew them.  So, I thought I would take on the task myself.  How hard could it be, right?  I plow the driveway in the winter, clean out the gutters, re-screen windows, do minor repairs, sew curtains and draperies for the canopy beds…  I can surely sew slipcovers.  Then, just when I’m not looking, I find the perfect chairs.  Yeah, I’ve heard that one before.

New chairs, blinds and curtains too!

 

My favorite Wingback!

My favorite Club chair!

 

 

 

Constellation Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

Monday, June 25th, 2012

I’m so excited to see Sarah McLachlan and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra perform at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), a beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Canandaigua, New York.  The amphitheater was renovated a few years ago and a few thousand seats were added.  Now they attract more “big-name” performers such as Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and more.  They also still have their “Blasts From The Past” such as Journey, Moody Blues, B-52′s…

Earlier this month I saw Lady Antebellum and still am in awe.  It’s just the perfect size venue.  I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house… except for the lawn IF it’s raining.

CMAC

Visit CMAC for upcoming concerts.

Finger Lakes Concerts

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Our resident Crooner. Concerts can be heard in the evenings by the pond outside the Barn Suite.  Or, pretty much from anywhere… he needs no microphone.

  

Live Music Outdoors in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Guess who is going to see Lady Antelbellum at CMAC this Sunday? Check it out…  There are some great concerts coming up this summer.