Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast

It’s been almost 15 years since I moved from California to upstate New York to own and operate a Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast. I wanted to challenge myself and grow by taking on a business I knew very little about, in an area I had never heard of before. Perhaps it was a little crazy mixed with courage. But I was energized by the move and change in profession and am even more energized now. I love the Finger Lakes and am so very content to call it home. Welcoming guests to the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast and playing a part in making their Finger Lakes adventure special is tremendously rewarding.
Spring on Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast – Newsletter

This spring, I am embarking on a new adventure… a newsletter. Perhaps not so monumental a task as shaking up my life, but a new adventure nonetheless. The initial list of recipients will be those that have stayed at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast in the past two years. Hopefully we will add on that list to include new guests that have stayed and perhaps others that haven’t… yet. New guests can sign up for our newsletter by visiting our website. Scroll halfway down any page and a sign up form will pop up. It’s that easy. There may even be a special offer for our inaugural newsletter recipients.

The intent is to share some of our breakfast recipes. I know many of you ask for them and hopefully have tried them at home. To keep you appraised of upcoming festivals and events. Have you seen the line up for CMAC? And, to share specials or news about the Inn. For instance, I am thinking of allowing pets in our Barn Suite. I’ll certainly let you know how that works out. As time goes by, I am confident there will be no lack of content.

I’ve watched Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes grow over the years and have grown with it. I have many more interests and have found ways to experience many of the same things you do… even more because I have the privilege of living here. I hope you will find value in each newsletter’s content and perhaps find another reason to visit this spectacular area in the near future. I’d love to have you stay again.

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.

Corn and Zucchini Pie

4 tbsp Butter 1/2 yellow onion 2 ears fresh sweet corn or canned if necessary 2 zucchini thinly sliced 8 oz of sliced mushroom 2 sweet or hot Italian sausage or 6-8oz diced ham 1 tbsp basil 1 tbsp oregano pinch of salt 12 oz. shredded cheese (mozzarella and swiss) 6 beaten eggs chopped fresh parsley thinly sliced scallions Preheat oven to 375. Heat butter in a large, deep skillet. Add onions, zucchini, corn and mushrooms. Saute until veggies are just a little soft. Use a paper towel to remove excess liquid. Cool. I make this the day before and let it sit in the fridge on paper towels to soak up excess moisture. The morning of, stir in sausage or ham, basil, oregano, salt, cheese and eggs. Line a deep dish pie pan wit parchment paper. You can grease the pie pan but if your veggies are more dry, you can use the parchment paper to lift the cooked pie right out of the pan. Transfer the mixture to the pan. Arrange the zucchini sliced so they lay flat on the top and look nice. Cover with greased foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. Put a cookie sheet under the pie pan to catch any drippings. Remove the foil, add some more cheese and back for another 5 – 10 minutes until the cheese starts to brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy.

Fall Getaway

Looking for the perfect fall getaway? Look no more. Fall has arrived quickly and in the blink of an eye, will exit just as quickly. Of course, the turning of the leaves is one reason why guests seek to stay at this romantic inn located just outside of Canandaigua. Peace. Quiet. And glorious color. The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in the Finger Lakes. Close to wineries, state parks, Bristol Mountain and stunning fall foliage all around. By the way, Bristol Mountain offers chairlift rides through October. A fantastic way to see the fall foliage.

Fall Getaway Ideas

Fall Getaway

The Apple Farm in Victor is perfect for picking your own New York State apples and tasting apple cider. But don’t forget to try the apple cider donuts. They are worth every calorie. Last year your Innkeeper made spiced apples for breakfast. And, of course, picked the apples herself. Well, Mom helped.

Fall Getaway-Apple Picking

The Pick’n Patch, also located just outside of Canandaigua on Routes 5 & 20 on your way to Seneca Lake, the perfect way to spend a few fall hours. Pumpkins, an 8-acre corn maze, mums, fall decorations, farm animals and more. The farm animals alone are worth the visit.

Fall Getaway

Fall Getaway-Baaaah

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.

Festival of Grapes

Who has a Festival of Grapes? Naples, NY does. The Naples Grape Festival is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss this fun time. The Naples Grape Festival runs September 28 & 29 and is located about 20 minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. The town of Canandaigua, situated at the north end of the lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The town of Naples is situated at the south end of Canandaigua Lake.
Festival of Grapes

Be prepared to park a little distance from the Naples Grape Festival and walk. Along the way you will pass by lovely homes with many people having items for sale on their lawns. Of course there are stands for several varieties of grapes and you don’t want to miss tasting a grape pies. Monica, Cindi and Jenny all make great grape pies. You may just have to try them all and decide for yourself whose is the best.

There will be plenty of vendors and opportunities to taste wine. And of course, food trucks. Live music. And, a whole lot more.

Always a lot of people and always a lot of fun.

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.

Sunflower Festival

I had the pleasure attending the Sunflower Festival at Wickham Farms this past weekend. First one and probably not the last. The Sunflower Spectacular Festival is going on this coming weekend, September 1 -3, 2018 and Labor Day weekend, September 6 -9, 2018. So, there is still plenty of time to visit. The Festival is located in Penfield, about a 30-40 minute drive from Canandaigua.
Sunflower Seas

Sunflower Festival

There are two locations. The first stop was more of a kids fun area. But, these two kids had never done a corn maze. So, bravely we entered. Tripped. Walk around a bit trying to figure out what the point was. Then, after five whole minutes we exited. I think it would have been more fun if we were about 45 years younger and it wasn’t so hot and humid. But, we can now check that one off the bucket list.

 
Lost in a Corn Maze

Next, just a quick drive down the road, turn right and we were at the Sunflower fields. More our thing. We walked around the fields admiring the many different varieties and choosing the perfect sunflowers for our bouquet. You cut the ones you want. So I ended up with a bouquet of very different sunflowers. Bring a vessel and some water so you can keep them fresh on your travels as some of the more delicate ones wilt quickly.

Sunflower Festival
 
Bees love sunflowers!
I  would highly suggest this or any other Sunflower Festival. I just love sunflowers.

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.

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.

 
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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.

New Finger Lakes Distillery

New Finger Lakes Distillery opening soon. And, your Innkeeper can’t wait! Located in Naples, NY, just a 15 minute drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast, Hollerhorn Distilling is set to open at the end of August, 2018.

New Finger Lakes Distillery

Today we stopped by the distillery and I had the pleasure of meeting Carl, his wife Melissa, Max and Carl’s dad. They have built this distillery from the ground up. It’s not finished yet, but it is impressive. I can only imagine… if this much attention to detail and perfection that goes into erecting a building, their spirits are going to be out of this world. And, they will also be serving light, Austrian food.

 
Hollerhorn Distilling – Artwork by Melissa

Carl and Melissa were kind enough to let me take some photos. Hesitant at first as they are still under construction. But, I promised I wouldn’t show anything that wasn’t finished. So, my photo may seem like an odd choice. Carl is very much involved in the planning and construction, as is his Dad. And, Carl also knows his spirits. Melissa is an artist and her work is showcased at Hollerhorn Distilling.

 
Hollerhorn Distilling – Reclaimed wood. Beautiful ceilings. Inspiring art.

It will be a privilege to have such wonderful place south of Canandaigua in Naples. Now, with Inspire Moore Winery, Roots Cafe, Artizanns (local arts and crafts haven), Joseph’s Wayside Market and, of course, the Naples Grape Festival, who needs any more reasons to visit.

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.

Canandaigua Events

You may be wondering what Canandaigua Events may be coming up in the near future. Well, there are many. Some have passed and some of your innkeeper’s favorites are yet to come. Arts at the Garden. Ring of Fire. Naples Grape Festival. Those are just a few. But we will focus on Art at the Garden for the time being.

Canandaigua Events – Arts at the Garden

This is one of your Innkeeper’s favorite events in Canandaigua and something I attend on a regular basis. Wonderful artists share their talent on the lawn at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion. There is music, food and of course… beverages. Definitely wine. Probably beer. Perhaps even a spirit or two. Arts at the Gardens takes place August 18th and 19th. It’s the perfect time to tour the Mansion and stroll through the gardens.

 
Sonnenberg Mansion

Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion is just a short 10 minute drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. We do still have a few rooms available, but those will fill up fast. So book now and make sure you don’t miss this premiere event in the Finger Lakes.

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.

Finger Lakes accommodations : B&B or Hotel?

Experience more Finger Lakes Lodging Value at a B&B!

July 17th, 2018 by insideout

Finger Lakes accommodations: Choose a B&B!

Staying at a bed and breakfast is the best Finger Lakes accommodations choice when you’re looking for a relaxing escape. Here are just a few of the many reasons to choose a bed and breakfast over a hotel.

When you stay at a bed and breakfast, you get a comfortable room in addition to many free extras such as Wi-Fi, free parking and snacks which you often have to pay extra for in a hotel. Each of the individually decorated rooms in a bed and breakfast has its own individual character and charm. Many of them are created out of unique, historical structures that offer an interesting story to tell. One of the best perks of a B&B is the second ‘B’, – breakfast! This is usually a delicious home-cooked meal; what a great way to start your new day.

         

Innkeepers will go the extra mile to ensure you feel welcome, comfortable, and informed. If you have questions about the area you’d like to explore that day, tips on the best restaurants, or directions to your next attraction, they are there to help you! They are your local experts and will be happy to give you insight on what to see, do, and eat in their town.

July – Full Speed Ahead

July – Full Speed Ahead feels like there’s not enough time to fit it all in. We are not even half way done with the month and there is still so much to do. The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located just seven miles from Canandaigua Lake, just had a cancellation for July 20th and 21st in hour Hotchkiss Room. Therefore, hurry up and book it cause it won’t be free for long.

Nothing says summer quite like a wine or beer tasting – and at Belhurst Estate Winery you can do both! Located on the grounds of Belhurst Castle, and right on the shore of Seneca Lake, visitors can taste Belhurst’s award-winning wines. Additionally, be among the first to check out the new craft beer tasting bar, with three brews right on tap. They also offer food and wine/beer pairings. So, visit belhurst.com/winery-craft-beer for more information.

 

July – Full Speed Ahead and More…

Summertime heat in the Finger Lakes calls for an iced coffee, and there’s no better place for coffee than Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters! As a result, your Innkeeper at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast serves Finger Lakes Roasters Out of Africa blend at breakfast. With various locations around Ontario County, and an online store, there’s no better way to have rich, aromatic coffee year-round. Enjoy classics like Canandaigua blend, Seneca blend and Lake blend (and 100+ other options). And, enjoy the FLX scenery with a cup of Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters coffee!

The Nature Conservancy has two preserves within Ontario County that are perfect for summertimeexploration! Visit Rob’s Trial Preserve in Springwater for gorgeous trails connecting the only two undevelopedlakes in the Finger Lakes — Canadice and Hemlock. On the east side of the county, find West Hill Preserve in Naples with a diverse ecological backdrop.

Pizza, Festival & Fair

After a fun-filled day out on the lake, or at one of Ontario County’s attractions, grab your group for dinner at Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizzeria. The Pizzeria focuses on fresh ingredients to make a superior brick oven pizza (the sauce and dough are made in-house daily). Located right in the small town of Naples, Neapolitan is the perfect way to enhance your day of outdoor fun. Naples is on the south end of Canandaigua Lake, just 15 minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Celebrate tradition at the 27th annual Native American Dance & Music Festival on July 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The two-day event features a wide range of Native American traditional dancers, musicians, storytellers, and artists sharing their living Native American culture, crafts, and arts with festival goers.

You’re invited to the 175th Ontario County Fair! A diverse line-up of events and agriculture fun, the Fair is great for families and people of all ages. July 24-28. Tickets are sold on-site for events. Located in Canandaigua, the fair is fun for all.

 
Ontario County Fair

A face only a mother could love.

Lastly, close out July at the free Canandaigua Lakefront Art Show held at Kershaw Park on July 29 and 30. The event features several food vendors, dozens of art exhibitors, and community groups filling the lakefront Kershaw Park. For the first time, there will also be a wine and beer garden at the festival. Tickets for the garden are $10, and it will be in a gated area off the festival.

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.