1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast (Canandaigua, New York)

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Cycling Canadice Lake

June 17, 2018 by Innkeeper

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, 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.

Touring Tips For June

May 30, 2018 by Innkeeper

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.

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Upcoming Events And Festivals

May 22, 2018 by Innkeeper

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.

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May Touring Tips

May 4, 2018 by Innkeeper

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.

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April Touring Tips

April 3, 2018 by Innkeeper

If you are looking for something to do in the Finger Lakes, our April Touring Tips can definitely assist you. While the weather may be a little unpredictable, the accommodations and service at this luxurious Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast remain consistent.

April Touring Tips

April Touring Tips

April Touring Tips – Golf

Dust off your golf bags, because the links are open! Celebrate the spring weather with a visit to one of Ontario County’s local golf courses:

Big Oak Golf Course, 33 Packwood Road, Geneva, 14456
Bristol Harbour, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua, 14424
CenterPointe Country Club, 2231 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua, 14424
Parkview Fairways, 7100 Boughton Road Victor, 14564
Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Road, Victor, 14564
Reservoir Creek Golf Course, 8613 State Route 21, Naples, 14512
The Pheasant Golf Links, 1475 Sandhill Road, Shortsville, NY 14548
Victor Hills Golf Club, 1450 Brace Road, Victor, 14564
Winding Creek Golf Course, 6394 Plaster Mill Road, Victor, 14566

Finger Lakes Forest Therapy

Become one with nature by participating in an outing with Finger Lakes Forest Therapy this spring. Join a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Therapy walk to engage in a full sensory experience with nature by incorporating visits to local forests as a wellness strategy. The next walk will be the Listen to Your Mother, Earth Day Walk at Harriett Hollister Spencer Park in Honeoye, on April 22 from 1-4pm. This walk will be for all ages and will be a deep dive into living more sustainably. Finger Lakes Forest Therapy, 585-412-5550.

Belhurst Castle

With hidden gems all around the property, Belhurst Castle is the perfect spot to visit in the spring. Get papmpered at Isabella Spa, or check out the two restaurants on site – which means you can plan the perfect spring getaway without even having to leave the property. Don’t forget to visit the speakeasy for a drink or two before dinner – ask to see the call buttons from Prohibition time! Belhurst Castle, 4069 West Lake Road, Geneva, 14456.

New York Wine & Culinary Center

Learn something new this spring by taking a hands-on class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center! From sushi rolling (April 14) to bread baking (April 21) and truffles (April 28) to wontons (April 29), you are sure to expand your culinary knowledge. Spaces must be reserved, so visit https://www.nywcc.com/ClassesAndHappenings/2018-04 for the full list of open offerings! New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424.

Downtown Naples

Explore Downtown Naples for a complete spring escape! With wineries like Inspire Moore and Arbor Hill, restaurants like Roots Café and hotels like the Naples Hotel (which may or may not be haunted – you decide), it has everything you need for the perfect day or overnight trip! Check out www.naplesvalleyny.com for a full list of activities! And, don’t miss Robin’s Nest. This home store with antiques is exquisite and charming.

Gotta Have A Beer or Two

Welcome the newly opened WeBe Brewing Company to the Finger Lakes, and have a pint or two at their new Geneva location. The 14th brewery in Ontario County not only has a tasting room complete with soups, snacks and pretzels in addition to their flagship beers on tap, but will be opening a biergarten in the back this summer. Come welcome them and enjoy a Belgian pint or cider! WeBe Brewing, 796 Pre Emption Road, Geneva, 14456.

 

Don’t forget to visit our Package page. April is that last month to take advantage a free night on the weekend.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum… Airplanes and more

August 13, 2017 by Innkeeper

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is located about an hour’s drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast on State Route 54 in Hammondsport, NY. The Museum showcases a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history and is dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator and Hammondsport’s favorite son, Glenn H. Curtiss.

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Entrance

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Entrance

Mr. & Mrs. Curtiss returning from a trip to Europe in 1914.

Glenn Curtiss began his career as a bicycle builder and then, motorcycles. In 1907 he became the “fastest man on earth” when he reached a speed of 136.4 mph on his V-8 powered motorcycle. But, on July 4, 1908, Glenn Curtiss gained notoriety of a different kind. Most notably when he flew his his flying machine, the June Bug, over 500 feet to win the Scientific America Trophy. This was the first, pre-announced, public flight in America.

Beyond the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Flying…

That was just one of many stops yesterday on my outing with long-time guests and friends Mary Ann and Lee Buckner. Notably, Mary Ann and Lee have their own tourism-related business in Louisville, Kentucky… Travel The Trail. Lee, an Executive Bourbon Steward, and Mary Ann will design a custom tour of the bourbon trail and fill you in on all things bourbon. Most recently, they brought me lemon bourbon pepper and I can’t wait to try it.

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Beer, Wine, Festivals, Tractors

August 2, 2017 by Innkeeper

August came quickly this year. If you are looking for things to do in the Finger Lakes, then you might want to keep reading as there is plenty.  What follows are August Touring Tips and just a few things to do the first half of the month… beer, wine, festivals, tractors, sauerkraut and more.

August Touring Tips

Early in the month, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend, August 4-6, is a free weekend-long festival dedicated to all things cabbage and sauerkraut. Arts and crafts, car shows, cabbage bowling, live music, parade, fireworks and sauerkraut-themed foods galore. Town of Phelps, Phelps, 14532. (315) 548-8900.

There is always wine…

Always fun and somewhere you can find your innkeeper… Saturdays at Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake are always a good time with live music and wood-fired pizza from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Hang out by the vineyard at the family-friendly event with Heron Hill wine, local craft beers, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Performers include Tom Gravino, Aug 5; Ryan Consiglio, Aug 12; Paulson & Baker, Aug 19; Meyer & McGuire, Aug 26; Grace Frarey Trio, Sep 2; and Charlie Ellis, Sep 9. The show goes on rain or shine. 5323 Seneca Point Rd., Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-0173.

There is always beer…

While I do make it point to get out and experience all the Finger Lakes have to offer, I have not been here yet. Now may be a good time. Celebrate GAEL Brewing’s second birthday on August 6! There will be a special second anniversary beer release, Terry’s Imperial Irish Stout, and live music by the Party Nuts featuring tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. There will be cake and prizes too, so bring a lawn chair and have a pint. 4180 State Rte. 14, Geneva, 14456. (315) 220-0190.

How about tractors…

All aboard! This is yet another event I have not been to but I think it’s about time. The 57th Annual Pageant of Steam features tractor pulls, antique tractors, craft and flea market, and demonstrations of steam-powered equipment used for milling and agriculture! This annual event encourages interest in, and preservation of, antique vehicles powered by steam. August 9 – 12, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day Admission is $7, free for kids under 12. New York Steam Engine Association, 3349 Gehan Rd., Canandaigua, 14424.

A Festival not to be missed!

A tasty treat

Grapes in almost every color

Soon to be wine

Grapes on the vine

Now, this one I have been to and it’s lots of fun. Lots of drinking as well. But, what a great way to taste wine from all over the region in one place. This year the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival is the New York State Wine Festival! This year’s festival has been expanded to include more varietals which means more wines. Partake of wine tasting, grape stomping, live music, and educational demonstrations. August 12 and 14. Tickets are $25 to enter the wine garden or $10 for access to only the educational seminars. Tickets are available online or at the door. 800 South Main St., Canandaigua, 14424.

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast still has some rooms available for weekends in August and during the week.  Check out our availability and enjoy any of these event at your leisure.

FLX Table Restaurant

June 23, 2017 by Innkeeper

“Geneva restaurant FLX Table has bested big-city competition to be named the country’s best new restaurant, ” according to the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll. Now that is quite an honor. Not too long ago I was honored to enjoy a lovely meal at the FLX Table restaurant in the Finger Lakes. FLX Table, located in a cool building in downtown Geneva, is only a 30 minute drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast and has a 5:45 pm seating and an 8:15 pm seating.

What to expect at the FLX Table restaurant…

Upon entering the restaurant your party is checked in and you are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine, beer or champagne while waiting for other guests to arrive. Once everyone has arrived, you are escorted into the other room and shown your seat at the only table in the restaurant.  The kitchen is also in the same room.  You really do feel like you are in a special place.  Sound interesting?

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Learn To Wakeboard For Free

June 7, 2017 by Innkeeper

Would you like to learn to wakeboard for free on Saturday, June 17th at Roseland Wake Park in Canandaigua at the Liquid Force Free For All event? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, then here is how.  In the morning, lessons will be provided on a first serve basis. There is much to learn and one-on-one coaching will have you ready in no time. Throughout the day, Wakeboard Pro Harley Clifford will provide thrilling demonstrations. And, free hot dogs are provided for lunch, as well as a DJ from 10am-5pm. For details call 585-393-9253 or visit Roseland Wake Park.

Learn to wakeboard

Catching Air at Roseland Wakeboard Park

Learn To Wakeboard

But we are getting ahead of ourselves as all riders new to the sport cannot just begin on the course. Before taking to the course, a practice cable is where all riders new to wakeboarding will begin. Each and every rider will receive his or her own instructor and as a result, a better, each person will have a more comprehensive learning experience.

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Concert Event Shuttle

May 24, 2017 by Innkeeper

I just learned that there is a concert event shuttle available. CMAC, Constellation Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, has a shuttle from some local restaurants to some concert events. The shuttle will pick you up at various local restaurants. For instance, Macri’s, Simply Crepes, Greenfront or Nolans. And, it will drop you off at the VIP entrance. Parking for the venue is generally simple. However, sometimes there are lines to get into the parking lots and a little bit of a walk to the venue. General parking is around $10 and VIP is about $20.

Most noteworthy and for those that don’t already know, CMAC is a fantastic outdoor amphitheater. It’s a wonderfully small venue with great summer line ups. There are covered seats and lawn seats. As a result, and in my opinion, there is not a bad seat in the house. Well, honestly the lawn is not for me. But it certainly is full most of the time.

The shuttle is not available for all concerts. Therefore, I suggest you check their website for details. https://www.cmacevents.com/cmac-experience/

Shuttle Availability

Currently the shuttle is available for:
June 17 – Elivs Costello
July 2 – Tom Petty
July 23 – Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper
August 18 – Santana

Fortunately I have seen John Legend, Tim Mcgraw, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheerhan, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antelbellum, Peter Frampton and more.

Have a great time.

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Finger Lakes Distilleries

May 3, 2017 by Innkeeper

Just one of the many Finger Lakes Distilleries is Finger Lakes Distilling. Located about one hour and fifteen minutes from the 1795 Acorn Inn. It’s a beautiful drive around Seneca Lake with plenty to do after this tour. Hike Watkins Glen. Enjoy lunch at Dano’s Heuriger, a fabulous Austrian restaurant. Visit wineries and sample some of the areas best. Take a boat tour on Seneca Lake. Undoubtedly the list goes on. If you wanted to take the 11:00 am tour, we could arrange for an early continental breakfast. But, you should have no time enjoying our full breakfast at 9:00 and making it to the 2:00 pm tour. Don’t forget, you do need reservations.

Finger Lakes Distillery

About the 1795 Acorn Inn

If you have an interest in spirits, this would be one of many great things to do while staying at the 1795 Acorn Inn and visiting New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Personally, I love their gin.

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. We are just a few minutes outside of Canandaigua. 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.

April Touring Tips

April 28, 2017 by Innkeeper

April Touring Tips are better late than never. But, I am left wondering whatever happened to March?

April Touring Tips

It’s officially spring and warmer weather means more hiking! Throw on those hiking boots, get on the trails, and enjoy some fresh air. Stop by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for your free hiking and biking kit. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, 25 Gorham Street, Canandaigua, 14424. 585‐394‐3915. www.visitfingerlakes.com.

If you’re looking to get out and explore great places in Geneva, the monthly Geneva Night Out is a perfect way to do so! On Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. follow the self‐guided walking map around downtown Geneva and visit participating venues where you will find performing artists, exhibits, and activities. For a map and more information on participating venues, visit www.genevanightout.org.

Celebrate Mother Earth Week April 14 ‐ April 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. each day at the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan. Great for families on school breaks! April 14, 18, and 20 learn about the traditional Pigeon Dance, make felt bird ornaments, and hear the history of pigeon hunts in Warren, PA. April 19 and 21 will feature the thrilling Wild Wings program at Ganondagan. See live birds of prey up close! Free with museum admission. Seneca Art and Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, 14564. For more information call (585) 942‐5848 or visit www.ganondagan.org.

Spring is finally here! Nothing is better proof of that than the spring flowers on display at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Attend the Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show and stroll through gardens laden with early spring flowers as well as orchid displays in the greenhouses. The show will take place April 21‐23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for ages 4 – 16 and free for children three and under. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394‐4922 or visit www.sonnenberg.org.

Live Music Experiences

The Singer/Songwriters in the Side Room concert series at Buffalo Bills Family Restaurant & Tap Room features local music artists with their own flair. You’ll only find original songs at this performance! Enjoy food or drinks from Buffalo Bills while you listen. This month the series will feature Lisa Bigwood on April 6 and Perry Cleavland and Paul Swiatek on April 20. Performances are free but donations are accepted. Buffalo Bills Family Restaurant & Tap Room, 19 West Main Street, Shortsville 14548. For more information call (585) 289‐4104.

On Fridays during April catch live acoustic music at the New York Wine & Culinary Center’s Upstairs Bistro. Hang out by the bar and partake of New York State beverages or grab a bite to eat while you enjoy the performance. Performances are scheduled for April 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6 to 9 pm each day! The New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. For more information call (585) 394‐7070 or visit www.nywcc.com.

On Saturdays bask in live local music at Brew & Brats! The lineup currently calls for Secondhand Sidekicks on April 1, Meyer & McGuire on April 8, Bob Dugan on April 15, and Men Behaving Badly on April 22. All performances start at 6 pm. Grab a savory brat or rich local beer while you take in the show. Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, 6461 BB State Route 64, Naples, 14512. For more information call (585) 531‐4113 or go online to www.brewandbrats.com.

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. We are just a few minutes outside of Canandaigua. 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.

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