Arts At The Gardens

This past weekend your Innkeeper attended Arts At The Gardens at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion. The Gardens are located in Canandaigua, less than ten minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. It was the perfect day, weather-wise and otherwise. Cool. Sunny with puffy clouds. Clean fresh air after overnight rain.  Beautiful art. Tempted to buy but just admired. Simply beautiful.
Arts At The Gardens – Greenhouses

We strolled through the gardens and the greenhouses. Ate a turkey wrap from the tea house. And, listened to live music. Wonderful oldies. I admired the expanse of the grounds and their meticulous upkeep. Imagining what it must have been like to live in this summer home, I could almost feel the excitement of playing tennis on the lawn or swimming in the pool filled with Canandaigua Lake water. Formal dinners. Staff waiting on everyone hand and foot. I was imagining something similar to Downton Abbey probably.


Winter Propagation House/Greenhouse at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion in Canandaigua, NY
Winter Propagation House/Greenhouse at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion in Canandaigua, NY
Purple and yellow orchids on display at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansions during their Orchid Show in March

Though the festival has passed this year. Perhaps you may want to start thinking about next year. It’s your Innkeeper’s favorite festival of the year.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, Canandaigua Lake Bed and Breakfast. A romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 23 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

So, stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Additionally, chair massages are now available in all rooms. And don’t forget to check out our Packages Page for special value stays. We have a wonderful Free Weeknight Package in May and June every year. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Check Out Our Recipes

Fluffy and hot, guests enjoy our baked French Pear pancake at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. No syrup required.

Baked French Pear Pancake

Cheesy Egg Souffle...breakfast at the 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua

Cheesy Egg Soufle

On chilly fall and winter mornings, guests will enjoy our baked apples cooked with granola, maple syrup and cranberry juice. These particular apples were served on blue and white plates

Baked Apples