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Learning How To Fly

Friday, July 15th, 2011

We’ve had and still have many nests around the 1795 Acorn Inn this year… on our front walk, above the light outside the Innkeeper’s entrance, in the wisteria, in the Jacuzzi pavilion, in the tree right outside the Barn Suite.  Everything from Cardinals to Phoebes to Red-Breasted Robins.

It’s been wonderful watching them grow.  And it’s been both frightening and comedic watching them learn to fly.

Here’s the last one of four red-breasted robins that left the nest. He/she didn’t want to go far and after making it to the tree, stayed long enough for me to get close and personal.

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Free Weeknight

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

We are trying something new this Spring… During the months of May and June, stay two weeknights and get the third weeknight free. Today it feels like Spring has finally sprung in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes. What started as a cold and dreary day has turned into a warm and sunny slice of heaven. All we need now is some Finger Lakes wine and cheese.  It’s the perfect time to visit. See details for this Package on our web site.

Spring is Here! Spring is Here!

Friday, April 8th, 2011

When I left Canandaigua a week ago today it was 39 degrees. When I arrived in West Palm Beach it was in the high 80’s. I was looking forward to being warm… but I was hot. Needless to say, I was looking forward to being cool again when I returned mid-week. It did feel good to be back in cooler weather.  But, it felt even better to wander the gardens at the 1795 Acorn Inn and see my crocus’ were already out.

Spring is a fabulous time to visit upstate New York’s Finger Lakes.  In my opinion, it’s one of the best times.  Check out our Packages page for great values through the end of June.  It’s the best time to see our perennial gardens.  I can’t wait to see what pops up next.

The Getaway Guy – YNN Rochester

Tuesday, 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!”?

Fall Into New York’s Finger Lakes

Wednesday, 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.

Full Moon Over New York State’s Finger Lakes

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Full Moon

No doubt this moon created a stunning sight throughout Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes.  Recently taken from the parking lot of the 1795 Acorn Inn, the full moon lit up the sky and illuminated the rolling hills of Bristol.

In order to share the ever changing landscape of the Finger Lakes, I will periodically post photos that I’ve taken while exploring the area.  I absolutely love taking a road less traveled with camera close by and documenting the ever changing seasons. (more…)

1795 Acorn Inn/Brown Hound January 20, 2010 Dinner

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Looking forward to the Brown Hound Bistro dinner this Saturday. Eight guests have signed up for this feast. We even had guests who were not staying at the 1795 Acorn Inn want to join us. Unfortunately, that would make it just a tad less special for our guests so we declined. Bon Appetit!

We have two more dinners coming up. Make sure to book those in advance so that we can accommodate you.

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…)