This past Friday night Bristol Mountain had a Nordic Skiing by Moonlight event. It started with a little yoga by Melissa Endres, Spa & Fitness Director, Life Path Spa, dinner (hot dogs or burger), an hour of cross-country skiing by moonlight and then a bon fire with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. The 1795 Acorn Inn hosted Snow East Magazine Travel Writer, Paris Wolfe, for the evening. Paris, Valerie Knoblauch, President, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and I had a chance to attend the event. It’s safe to say a fun time was had by all. And you should have seen that moon! Thank you to Drew Broderick, Director of Sales & Marketing Director, Bristol Mountain for hosting the event.
There is still plenty of skiing left especially after the eight or so inches of snow we had yesterday. Do I see cross-country skiing in my future this afternoon?
Don’t forget about our Stay Two Nights Get One Night Free Package. It makes for a relaxing winter getaway … and, you can get in plenty of cross-country skiing.
After seven winters in upstate New York… this is the first winter I’ve ever been cross-country skiing. And, I have to say… I love it. There are several great places to ski close to the 1795 Acorn Inn. Just 10 minutes away is Bristol Mountain. They have two groomed trails, one that is even lit and has snow-making capabilities. They have a special skiing by moonlight event this Friday, 2/18/11 and I’ll be there… not only for the skiing but the BBQ, bonfire and hot chocolate. And, just about 20 minutes away… Cuming Nature Center. Both have equipment rentals or bring your own. And, just 10 minutes away, Ontario Country Park has miles of open trails. Whether you are a beginner like me, or an expert, you are sure to have a great time. And, when you are done skiing, sit by our fireplace in the Gathering Room before soaking those muscles in our outdoor spa… open year round. A glass of finger lakes wine goes down well about this time…
The coveted AAA Four Diamond Award was celebrated on Thursday, January 27 at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Hosted by AAA Western and Central New York and the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the event celebrated the fine establishments and their accomplishments. Among those receiving this prestigious honor was The 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua. This was the 1795 Acorn Inn’s 15th consecutive award, the most of any B & B in New York State.
“It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of these properties in the region,” said Valerie Knoblauch, president of the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “I hope they all continue to receive this outstanding recognition and even more properties in the Finger Lakes will follow suit.”
Each of these properties was rated by an AAA inspector, who conducted an unannounced evaluation and analyzed such areas as service, cleanliness and ambiance, amenities and quality. More than 59,000 AAA approved North American and Caribbean properties were evaluated and only 3.6 percent received the Four Diamond honor. Those properties that receive the Four Diamond Award are considered “upscale in all areas … with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”
For those of you still planning that perfect, romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day Weekend… we are offering our Free Night Package… stay two nights, get one night free. You can stay 2/10, 2/11 & 2/12 or 2/11, 2/12 & 2/13 or 2/12, 2/13 & 2/14. The Bristol Suite, the Barn Suite and the Hotchkiss Room are still available. Check out our Packages Page for more information.The view of our Barn from the Bristol Suite Bathroom.
Make your reservations quickly as the rooms are going fast.