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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

You gotta see this video.  Don’t know if this will work as I’ve never posted a video on my blog before.  But, if it doesn’t work and you want to see, become a fan of the 1795 Acorn Inn on facebook.  I successfully posted the video there.  Thanks.

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.

Finger Lakes Wineries

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Famous for Rieslings and Gewurtztraminer, the Finger Lakes area is the second largest wine-producing region in the US.  With more than 80 vintners producing unique selections, you are sure to find a bottle of something to bring home.

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An example of the bounty of Upstate New York

On the other side of the lake from our bed and breakfast New York is the Wilhelmus Estate Winery. The Winery is new but the recipes for the wine are from the “old world”. Wilhelmus Kuenen, a Dutch immigrant, brought his family to the States when his son Boud was 7 years old. Wilhelmus started making wine in 1958. He became a very serious wine maker after his retirement in the 1970’s, winning awards across the Northeast. Boud and Karen Kuenen opened the winery in 2007 and named the winery in memory of Boud’s father, the original Vintner. (more…)

Hiking in NYS: Finger Lakes Region

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

There are wonderful vistas and landscapes to be seen in and around Canandaigua. A community favorite to check out on your  Upstate New York vacation is the Ontario Pathways. This is a wonderful hiking and biking trail near our Upstate New York bed and breakfast.

The Ontario Pathways is a great day hike

The Ontario Pathways is a great day hike

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