1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast Happenings

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast Happenings should bring you up to speed on just a few of the improvements made at the Inn this spring. It’s an ongoing effort to keep our quaint B & B current and cozy. And, we do so because we want our guests to have the best possible adventure in the Finger Lakes. Of course, much of your vacation will center on what you do around Canandaigua Lake and the surrounding areas, but much of it will be based on the comfort of your stay and your accommodations.
Our lavishly lush gardens require a great deal of attention. This year already we have trimmed back the forsythia along the front walk. In fourteen years they have not been trimmed back that far. But, after a splendid spring bloom we felt it was time. And, it opened up the walkway bringing in some much needed sunlight. In so doing, we were able to paint our fence, street side and front walk side. A fabulous brick red called Flower Pot that matches our trim was chosen. The forsythia are starting to green up and we are quite happy with the way things are looking.
Sunlight

Also along the front walk, we removed a few boxwood in front of our magnificent windows to repair the window sills. We have now planted a variety of plants, sunflowers, lilies, eucalyptus and a few others I forgot the names of. I am loving the color and the fresh breath that the front walkway now provides.

1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast Happenings

Just last weekend, Joseph’s Wayside Market in Naples, gave a away two free flats of vegetables to customer. Thank you! I was fortunate enough to pick up two varieties of heirloom tomatoes, brussel sprouts, straight neck yellow squash, eggplant and kale. Now, where to put them. With the help of staff, we cleaned out an area along the fence in our parking lot. we used some old bricks to build a bed and dumped four bags of manure and four bags of organic raised bed soil. Voila! A place for a vegetable garden. My first. I am hopeful, in no time, we will have a bounty of local vegetables we can use in our breakfast preparation. It doesn’t get fresher than that. Now just need to keep an eye on the critters that may be snacking on a healthy diet.

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Free Veggies
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Just yesterday, Ethan and I spent four hours in the lower gardens. We weeded endlessly. Pulled out several plants and cut back others. And, we reset several a stone wall around the boxwood surrounding the magnificent locust tree. We built a small shed to house our outdoor cushions for the steamer chairs and the hammock. Now if I can only remember where I put the hammock.This week, we will work in the upper gardens off the other side of the Barn.

Finally, we are trying something new this year and have a fire pit. The fire pit is available to all our guests, but we do request that you bring your own firewood. We do have some on hand which you are welcome to borrow but will need to be replaced for our next guests. It’s been a little too warm for the fire pit these past few weeks, but I do imagine in the fall, when the colors pop, that it will get more use. Who doesn’t love a good fire? And, we may even have the makings of s’mores available.

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.

Stay tuned for more 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast Happenings. We recently just finished updating the Hotchkiss and Wilder Rooms.

Finger Lakes Fireworks

Looking for the best place to see Finger Lakes Fireworks near Canandaigua? No worries. Rest assured, your Innkeeper will take care of you. See all Fourth of July events online at visitfingerlakes.com/events-festivals/fourth-of-july-events. But that’s not all. There are fireworks happening in one way or another throughout the month of July in Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes.

If you are looking for a Saturday night activity, check out Land of Legends Raceway. This half-mile dirt oval track has races most Saturday evenings from April to September. The ticket price for all“Saturday Spectaculars” in the grandstands is $15. Also, discounted ticket prices for seniors, and free admission for children 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult are available. Various food vendors will be on-site during races for purchase as well. For more information, call (315) 573-7887 or visit  landoflegendsraceway.com.

More “Fireworks”

But, if boating is your thing… Located just north of Naples, Woodville Public Boat Launch & Access Point is the Canandaigua Lake access point for the southern part of the lake. For those looking to launch their own boats, the Boat Launch has hard surface ramps and free parking for cars and trailers. This is also a great spot for those looking to fish in a quieter spot on Canandaigua Lake.

Grab a book for a good read down by the lake, or spend a rainy day inside at Explore! The Book Store. A bookstore since 1881, visitors can find new stories and classic favorites during their time inthe Finger Lakes. Don’t see what you’re looking for? They will even order a book for you! Visit explorethebookstore.com or call (315) 521-0832 with questions.

Another fun experience… take a stroll at the Moonlight Stroll Music Series, Friday nights in July. See Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park aglow with lights. This is the only time they’re open at night! Refreshments are available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for children 5-17. For more information call (585) 394-4922 or visit sonnenberg.org.

Most noteworthy… experience a show on an epic scale. The beautiful religious story of the Hill Cumorah Pageant unfolds on an outdoor 10-level stage with 12-tower lighting, state-of-the-art sound system, Hollywood special effects and cast of over 650 actors. Performances are July 13, 14 and 17-21. Show starts promptly at 9:15 pm. Parking and admission are free! For more information call (315) 597-5851 or visit hillcumorah.org. Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, 603 State Route 21, Palmyra, 14522.

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.

Going! Going! Green!

Going! Going! Green! New York’s Finger Lakes region has plenty of green. And, we’d like to keep it that way. While we don’t have a formal environmental policy, we strive to be environmentally respectful by integrating environmentally-friendly systems and practices whenever and where ever possible.  What follows are a few examples of how the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast, located just seven miles from Canandaigua Lake, has and continues to go green…Going! Going! Green!

Most of our indoor and outdoor lights are on timers.  We thank our guests who turn off our lights at night, but it’s not necessary.  They will automatically go off around 1:00 am.  Those that are meant to stay on will stay on.  And, our walkway lights are solar powered.

Almost 75% of our lights use fluorescent or LED bulbs.  The light isn’t as soft as incandescent, but our energy usage is certainly decreasing.  Every time an incandescent bulb is in need of replacement, we replace it with a fluorescent or LED bulb whenever possible to keep that percentage rising.  We’ve recently added LED lights in most of the bathrooms.  Of course due to the mercury content in fluorescent bulbs, we recycle them at Lowes.

Several years ago we replaced nine windows upstairs and one window downstairs.  Not only did this help reduce the already minimal road noise and make our windows easier to clean, but it substantially assists us in heating and cooling the Inn.

We continue to place energy-efficient cellular blinds throughout the Inn.  You will find these blinds the Gathering and Dining Rooms, as well as in the Angell and Wilder Rooms and the Bristol Suite.  The Office and Owner’s Quarters/Office also have cellular blinds.  These blinds provide a level of insulation unmatched by other window treatments and help keep the Inn cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

We’ve done away with small plastic water bottles and use a water cooler in the hospitality center in the Dining Room.  Not only did this eliminate plastic in our recycling can, but now hot water is available as well.  We no longer use paper cups and plates and plastic stemware.  While it’s much easier to throw these items away, we really don’t mind washing dishes.

When I remember, we use reusable shopping bags.

We know many of our guests enjoy the individual bottles of shampoo, conditioners and body lotions.  We love them too.  However, we decided to use dispensers to minimize plastic waste.  The shower dispensers are filled with Rosemary Mint Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash but sometime change due to availability of products.

We do a lot of laundry and have two washers and three dryers.  One washer is front-loading which minimizes soap and water usage (our septic system likes that).  Front loading washers use about 1/4 the amount of water versus top loading washers and high efficiency laundry detergent.  In addition, they also spin at a much faster speed making their contents much dryer.  Our two front-loading dryers take less time to dry bigger loads saving electricity and natural gas.  Our laundry process is significantly faster though we still spend a lot of time ironing.

On occasion we need to replace mechanical equipment and always seek out those with Energy Star label.

Individual thermostats in most rooms not only keep our guests comfortable, but allow us adjust the temperature in unoccupied rooms.  We keep our common area at 72 degrees during the summer and 68 degrees in the winter and turn it up or down briefly during breakfast for added comfort. We also ask that our guests are mindful of their thermostats while at the Inn and especially when leaving for the day. If they forget, we do make adjustments for them when housekeeping.

An extremely high-powered septic system (Norweco Singulair Bio-Kinetic 960 Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System) is in place.  The system involves natural, biological breakdown of the organic matter in wastewater.

Our shaded gardens require no watering during the year.  And, when not in used for extended periods of time, we turn the thermostat down on our hot tub.

We buy in bulk and recycle everything we can.

Green Guests

Here are a few things our guests can do to assist us in going green.

Raise the air conditioning or lower the heat when you leave your room for an extended period of time or while sleeping.  If you forget, our housekeeping staff will assist you when they clean the rooms.

Use the recycle receptacles located in your closets, or under the sink in the Barn Suite, for all your recyclables.  Paper.  Plastic.  Aluminum.

Participate in our towel conservation program to minimize water and energy usage.  Of course if you would like new towels, just place them in the bathtub and we will replace them.  We will replace wash cloths daily.

Please turn off lights in your rooms when you leave or when not in use.

Please use the plates and glasses provided in the hospitality cabinet in the Dining Room for beverages.  You can recycle the Dixie cups provided in the bathroom dispensers.We sincerely appreciate your efforts in helping up conserve our environment and are open to your suggestions as to how we might grow in our environmental conservation efforts.

Thank you.

Sheryl and Staff

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.

Cycling Canadice Lake

Cycling Canadice Lake is a wonderful way to see one of New York’s Finger Lakes in all it’s glory. A small, watershed lake just west of the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. The lake is only three miles long and takes about an hour to cycle. In this Innkeeper’s opinion, it’s the perfect ride. Protected on windy days. Cool on warm summer days. Just the right amount of uphill and downhill. On the west side of the lake, the ride takes you through the trees and right along the lake. On the east side, a paved road rarely traveled with stunning views of the lake.
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A water source for Rochester, NY, Canadice Lake is pristine. As a result, there are no houses are permitted on its shores. The Department of Environmental Conservation limits boats to 17 feet in length and a maximum of 10 horsepower engine. Consequently there are no speed boats and no jet skis! Swimming, camping and contamination of the water are prohibited. Thereby, maintaining high water quality making it perfect for lake activities.

Cycling Canadice Lake

Don’t have your own bike or canoe? Then, Canadice Lake Outfitters are there for easy bike, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals.

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.

Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Events

What follows is a list of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion events for 2018. There are many reasons why so many of our guests visit Sonnenberg. Firstly, the mansion. One will be in awe that this was once a magnificent summer home. Secondly, the gardens are gorgeous. Beginning in June with roses month, there is always something colorful to see. And, the peaceful zen of the Japanese gardens is always a treat. Finally, the greenhouse is a sight to behold. In conclusion, one can spend an hour or several hours leisurely strolling the property. And that is without one of the splendid events listed below.
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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion

Roses & Rosés, June 11

An evening of wine, food, and music in the historic mansion and gardens in celebration of Sonnenberg’s Rose Month (June). Sample wines and sumptuous foods from dozens of the Finger Lakes region’s wineries and restaurants while strolling through Sonnenberg’s historic gardens and mansion. Silent auction included in festivities. Rain or shine. 21 & over only.

Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show, June 17

July 4th Admission Special, July 4

Moonlight Strolls Concert Series, Fridays, July 6 – Aug 3

Family Fun Day, July 29

August Teas, Every Thursday in August

Arts at the Gardens, August 18-19 — Still accepting artist applications for our 2018 show. Apply today! Your innkeeper’s favorite.

Harvest Fest, September 28

Fall Gardening Symposium, October 13

Mansion Mysteries, October 19-21 & 26-27

Haunted Garden Stroll, October 28

Dickens Christmas, December 1

Holiday Home Tour, December 8

Upcoming Events:   Proceeds from all events go to the support and operation of Sonnenberg Gardens. As event information is subject to change, please check our website for event details.

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.

Touring Tips For June

Touring Tips for June follow shortly. But first, June is such a wonderful month to visit the Finger Lakes. The weather is gorgeous and everything is so green. Visitors are beginning to flood the area but it is still no “peak season.” Such wonderful opportunities to hike, bike, golf, taste wine and beer, explore and more. Here are just a few options… and don’t forget our wonderful special this month – Stay two weeknights and the third weeknight is free. Visit our Packages page for more information.
Touring Tips For June
A New Life in Spring

June Is A Busy Month

Jump back in time by attending one of Geneva Historical Society’s events at Rose Hill Mansion in Geneva this June! Experience life from a time past at Rose Hill Mansion, from behind-the-scenes tours and tastes of a time gone by, to live music and other family events. Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main St., Geneva, 14456. Busk: to entertain on the street. Balter: to dance artlessly. Busk and Balter combines the best of both in a one-of-a-kind celebration of music and good times. On June 2, from 1:30 – 3 p.m., musicians, dancers, and jugglers, can be found around Naples’ Main Street while merchants offer wine tastings. Main St., Naples, 14512. Plein Air painting is the art of painting in an outdoor setting and the Finger Lakes has a whole festival dedicated to it! The Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival will be taking place June 5 through June 10. During thistime, be on the lookout for painters around Canandaigua and Naples. It’s more than ok to stop and watch them work! For more information, including a list of events, call (585) 394-0030.  

And The Fun Continues

Celebrate love, diversity and the FLX LGBT community at the family-friendly Finger Lakes Pride Festival on June 9 from 3 – 9 p.m. Live entertainment will be on-site, as well as food, wine and beer vendors and other family friendly activities. Admission is free. For more information, call (315) 331-8493 or visitFacebook.com/FLXPride. Seneca Lakefront, Geneva, 14456. Celebrate beauty and bounty at Roses & Rosés at Sonnenberg Gardens on June 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of wine, food, and music in the historic mansion and gardens, kicking off Sonnenberg’s Rose month,the peak bloom period of more than 2,500 roses. Pre-registration tickets are $30 per person or $35 the day of. For more information, call (585) 394-4922. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua, 14424. Professional theater right here in the Finger Lakes! Spend an evening at Bristol Valley Theater with a new slate of shows for the 2018 season. The summer program starts strong with Little Shop of Horrors which opens June 14 at 8 p.m. For tickets and information on this or future shows, call (585) 374-6318. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 S. Main St., Naples, 14512. Looking to explore Canandaigua Lake by boat this summer? Head over to German Brothers Marina for boat rentals. Call (585) 394-4000 for more information. German Brothers Marina, 3907 W. Lake Rd., Canandaigua, 14424. Raise a glass to the warm weather with a trip down to Naples for a tasting at Inspire Moore Winery. With over 12 wines in production, Inspire Moore is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with a breathtaking view –just south of Canandaigua Lake. Inspire Moore Winery, 197 Main St., Naples 14512. Make a furry friend over at Lazy Acre Alpacas. At the largest alpaca farm in the Finger Lakes, you’ll have thechance to meet around 60 alpacas, learn how to care for them and tour the farm. Call (585) 455-1203 to set up your tour, big or small, today! Lazy Acre Alpacas, 8830 Baker Road, Bloomfield, 14469.

About The 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, 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 22 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.” Stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Upcoming Events And Festivals

Spring, summer and fall are full of activities with many upcoming events and festivals. These events and festivals are usually very popular and draw large crowds. Therefore, if you are interested in attending one, it would be highly recommended to plan ahead. While there are too many to cover them all, what follows is a list of those in close proximity to the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our luxurious accommodations are conveniently located just outside the town of Canandaigua in the country. As a result, you can still have a peaceful stay during this busy time.

Upcoming Events and Festivals 2018

Canandaigua Wine Walk – Monthly 1st Saturday until December 1, 2018 Memorial Day – May 28… the official start of summer. CMAC – Season begins on June 23 with John Fogerty. Also performing… Dave Matthews, Roger Daltrey, Keith Urban (your Innkeeper will be attending this one), Jason Isbell, Alan Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire are just a few of the spectacular performances. 4th of July – Fireworks in Canandaigua on July 4th and Red, White and Boom at CMAC on July 7th. Hill Cummorah – July 13 & 14, 17-21 Canandaigua Art Festival – July 20 – 22 Canandaigua Lakefront Art Festival – July 28 & 29 Arts at the Gardens – August 18 & 19 Ring of Fire – September 1 Labor Day – September 3 Naples Grape Festival – September 29 & 30 For a list of more events, visit the Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection.  

About the 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, 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 22 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.” Stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol or Barn Suites. Chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Sonnenberg Gardens

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion located in Canandaigua, New York opened April 28, 2018 for the season. Old Man Winter was very reluctant to loose his grip this spring. Even the first day of the Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show saw a snow covered ground before sunrise. As such, spring flowers were still sleeping and did not make their appearance for the show. Even some of the earliest spring flowers like bloodroot, which is usually past blooming by the time the Orchid Show starts, had yet to make its appearance. As a result, guests visiting for the show were told that the garden still had its “winter face” on.
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion – Moonlight Stroll
 
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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion – Greenhouse
But that face will soon change. Opening Weekend is expected to be quite a show of spring color as the plants try to make up for being weeks behind schedule. This is good news for visitors as the park is going to wake up in a great explosion of color and new growth. Visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion soon to see our always unique and never repeated garden show that each and every visit offers!  

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Events

I Love My Parks Day – May 5 National Public Gardens Day – May 11 Saturday Mother’s Tea – May 12 (Sold Out) Mother’s Day Admission Special – May 13 Roses and Roses – June 11 (the second roses is supposed to be rose… blush wine) Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show – June 17 July 4th Admission Special – July 4 Moonlight Strolls Concert Series – Friday, July 6 – August 3 Family Fun Day – July 29 August Teas – Every Thursday in August Arts at the Gardens – August 18 & 19 Harvest Fest – September 29 Fall Gardening Symposium – October 13 Mansion Mysteries – October 19-21 & 26-27 Haunted Garden Stroll – October 28 Dicken Christmas – December 1 Holiday Home Tour – December 8

History

The history of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion is fascinating.

About the 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, 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 22 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.”
 Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion is located in Canandaigua. Just a short drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn. Stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol and Barn Suites. Chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to see you soon.

May Touring Tips

Check out May Touring Tips for Canandaigua and the western Finger Lakes. You don’t want to miss a thing. May is a great month to visit. The weather is still cool. The crowds are still at home. And, the perennials are in full bloom. Take advantage of our Free Weeknight Package in May and June. Stay two weeknights and the third one is on us. Two full days to explore. You will need them.

May Touring Tips

What better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than at Rio Tomatlan? Celebrate the right way with a band, DJ andthe famous margaritas and tacos! You’re not celebrating right if you’re not at Rio! Sign up for a class at Quiote, Rio’s new educational space upstairs, while you’re there too. Rio Tomatlan, 106 Bemis Street, Canandaigua, 14424.  
May Touring Tips
May Touring Tips – Rio Tomatlan. The guacamole and tequila are gone, but dinner has arrived. Yum.
And they’re off to the races! The 2018 racing season has begun at Finger Lakes Gaming & Race Track! Between races check out the gaming floor with over 1,500 gaming machines. Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 NY- 96, Farmington, 14425.

Relax And Explore

For a cool place to unwind, head to the northern shores of Canandaigua Lake and have a drink lakeside at The Sand Bar at The Inn on the Lake. If you have a boat, dock along the waterfront at the hotel. The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. The Bloomfield Academy Museum is open for all you history buffs out there! In addition to ongoing exhibits, there is a program on historical subjects on the third Thursday of the month. For May, on May 17 the program will be 19th Century Gunsmiths of Ontario & Wayne County. All programs are free to the public. East Bloomfield Historical Society, 8 South Ave., E. Bloomfield, 14443.

For The Active Visitor

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park is open on weekends! Soar through the air on seven courses with 100 elements including ziplines, tight rope walks, rope ladders and bridges. Some elements reach almost 60 ft. high. Reservations are recommended. 5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua, 14424. Your Innkeeper loves to cycle in the Finger Lakes. Her favorite ride is ten miles around Canadice Lake. May is National Bike Month, so it’s time to hop on a bike and ride around the lakes! Ride some of Ontario County’sgorgeous trails at Dryer Road Park in Victor, Harriett Hollister Spencer Park in Springwater or Ontario Pathways Rail Trail in Canandaigua. Bike rentals are available at Geneva Bicycle Center, 489 Exchange Street, Geneva, 14456.

Happy Mother’s Day To All

Mother’s Day is almost here! Celebrate your mom by taking her for brunch at one of these beautiful lakefront restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch specials: Belhurst Castle, Geneva on the Lake, New York Kitchen, Ramada Geneva Lakefront, The Honeoye Boat House Grille and The Inn on the Lake.

Packages and Specials

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast provides luxury accommodations in the Finger Lakes. Located just ten minutes from Canandaigua in a peaceful country setting. Conveniently located to many of the activities listed above. The 1795 Acorn Inn B & B has several great packages during the months of May and June. Check out our Packages and Specials. You may just find a great value to go along with a great stay. Bonus Tip! – Celebrate the rich heritage of Clifton Springs at the Sulphur Springs Festival on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Weekend activities include: live musical acts, games for the kids, food, wine, beer, a car show, and more! The festival is free and takes place in Downtown Clifton Springs. For more information, including a schedule of events visit the link above or call the Clifton Springs Chamber of Commerce at (315) 462-8200.

AAA Four Diamond Award

Once again, the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Canandaigua, New York has received the AAA Four Diamond Award. The 1795 Acorn Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York State to have received the AAA Four Diamond Award for 22 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.”
AAA Four Diamond Award
AAA Four Diamond Award

AAA Four Diamond Award

Each AAA Four Diamond property has something unique to offer. AAA’s professionally-trained inspectors use strict guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel evaluations. Diamond levels are assigned based on their findings. When a property changes hands or when a new property seeks to be evaluated, AAA sends a “secret sleeper” for the evaluation. AAA inspectors evaluate 59,000 properties annually. Out of those, less than is percent of hotels achieve the coveted Four Diamond Status. The staff at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast works diligently to maintain not only AAA Four Diamond Award standards, but our own as well. First of all, it is our goal to provide our guests with an luxurious, enjoyable, memorable experience. Additionally, we are meticulous about cleanliness. Also, we serve a beautifully prepared and tasteful full breakfast. And provide unmatched customer service. Our warmth and hospitality shine through. We love what we do and it shows. Most noteworthy, our pride. We all take great pride in what we do. At the end of the day, it makes all the difference in the world. And, what girl doesn’t like diamonds?

Packages and Specials

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