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Canandaigua Events

July 31, 2018 by Innkeeper

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.

Canandaigua Events

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, 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.”

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. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

 

July – Full Speed Ahead

July 14, 2018 by Innkeeper

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.

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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.

Bed And Breakfast – Why Stay?

March 9, 2018 by Innkeeper

Why Stay At A Bed And Breakfast? If you have ever asked yourself that question, then here are a few answers. There are so many options out there today. Hotels. Motels. Airbnb (which really has nothing to do with a B & B). Vacation Rental By Owner (VBRO). And I am sure countless more I do not even know about.

Why Stay At A Bed And Breakfast?

This is not your Innkeeper.

Why Stay At A Bed And Breakfast

I am an Innkeeper. I’ve owned and operated the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast in upstate New York for over thirteen years. So, I may be just a tad biased. Having grown up in the Orient, I’ve traveled extensively and stayed in many different types of lodgings. Though, admittedly, I’ve never stayed at an Airbnb property.

The basic principle of all of the above is the same… you are renting a room, probably in an area that you do not live. In the case of Airbnb or VRBO, you could be renting and entire house. But you could also rent an entire Inn and have the house to yourself so that is not all that different.

With a hotel or motel, there is a staff on hand, most of the time, to assist you. Some more professional than others. And, some without a vast knowledge of the area. Perhaps students during summer vacation. With Airbnb or VBRO, you may have a phone number to call if you have an issue. There my even be someone living in the house if you are just renting out a room.

But, with a Bed and Breakfast, you have an Innkeeper. More than likely, someone who owns the property, lives on the property and as someone who lives locally, is a vast resource at your disposal. Both prior to, during and after your stay. Most of the time, the Innkeeper is someone who has opened their home. Someone who is warm and inviting and happy to assist you.

Your Innkeeper

Your Innkeeper is going to be the person you see at the beginning and end of your stay, no matter how short, and all the time in between. They are going to be the ones welcoming you and getting you settled. Answering your questions about where to eat and what to do in the area. They are going to advise you from a locals’ perspective and share all the secrets about the best places to go and see.

Furthermore, your Innkeeper is more than likely going to fix your fantastic, gourmet breakfast. They are going to have shopped for your food, prepared it and serve it. Taking care to serve you what they would enjoy themselves. And, be very careful about any and all dietary restrictions you may have.

More often than not, your innkeeper is going to be doing the laundry, cleaning your room, answering your phone calls or responding to your emails and providing special touches along the way. Why Stay At A Bed And Breakfast? Because of your Innkeeper. Worth every penny.

There’s More

Breakfast. Not only is it usually delicious but depending on the B & B, most often it is served family style. All guests sit together and believe it or not, talk. There is often much laughter and interesting discussion among various age groups. It’s the highlight of this Innkeeper’s day to see strangers speaking to each other about what to do or what have they done, learn a little about each other and have stimulating, interesting conversation.  Of course there will always be those that are not comfortable with such interaction. And we do understand. For those, a Bed and Breakfast such as this Canandaigua lodging may not be appropriate, but you can always select our Bed and No Breakfast package and receive a reduced rate.

Visit our Packages page for additional special values.

Conversations At The 1795 Acorn Inn Breakfast Table – February

February 25, 2018 by Innkeeper

And so it begins… a serious of blogs sharing Conversations At The 1795 Acorn Inn Breakfast Table – February. For most guests staying at a Bed and Breakfast, the Breakfast is almost more important than the Bed. In case you didn’t know already, we serve breakfast at 9:00 am. Often guests will ask, “What time is breakfast served until.” Breakfast is served at 9:00 am. You are welcome to make yourself comfortable at our Tiger maple table until whenever you life. Most guests leave for the day around 10:00 or 10:30. The longest anyone has stayed is 1:00 pm. Why so long? The conversation. The food is gone in no time.

Conversation at the breakfast table

Conversation at the Breakfast Table – French Toast Creme Brulee

Conversations At The 1795 Acorn Inn Breakfast Table – February

Shortly I will blog about why guests choose a Bed and Breakfast over a hotel, airbnb, or Vacation Rental By Owner (VBRO). But, today I want to talk about the conversation we had last weekend at the breakfast table. The table was made up of a couple in their 20’s from New Jersey. A couple in their 30’s from New York. And two couples in their 50’s, one from Canada and one from Pennsylvania. Quite an age range. But it is important to note, the conversation was fluid as often it is. Sometimes, I have to sing and dance to get the table talking. Once I do, they eventually find they have things in common. Much conversation is pleasant. It centers around how they found the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. What they did yesterday or what they plan to do today. Where they went to dinner the night before. Where they are from…

February’s Topics

We tend to stay away from politics, but who can resist these days. It’s interesting to hear the perspective of our guests from Canada. We stay away from sex. Though your Innkeeper has a few good stories. And of course, religion is not widely discussed. But last weekend we spoke of family, good and bad. We talked about where we fell in the line of siblings. Being the perfect child in the middle. We spoke of the discipline we were raised with, how some raised their children and how those just starting plan on raising their children. It was refreshing to hear such strong parenting skills and ideas. Christine shared a story about her son’s girlfriend that had the table in stitched.

Some guests are more vocal than others, but this table shared the conversation. Respectfully taking turns. Sharing tidbits from their lives with virtual strangers. This went on for two days given that many of them stayed several nights at this Finger Lakes accommodations. As an Innkeeper, this is a wonderful experience and largely why I work so hard to maintain this AAA Four Diamond lodging. One would think this doesn’t happen very often when in reality, it happens most weekend. It’s actually time to fix breakfast and enjoy more conversations at the breakfast table.

If you are interested in joining us, be sure to visit our Packages Page to check out your options. We would be happy to serve you breakfast and invite you to sit at our table.

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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February Touring Tips-Valentine’s Month

February 2, 2017 by Innkeeper

February touring tips-Valentine’s Month will focus on all the wonderful things to do in Canandaigua, NY and the surrounding Finger Lakes.

February Touring Tips

On Saturday, February 4, embrace the winter season at the third annual Finger Lakes Frost Fest from 5 – 9 p.m. The festival includes ice sculptures, ice bars featuring Frost Fest Martinis poured through an ice luge, wine and beer tastings. Also at the Festival will be an assortment of local food, music, and fireworks in the evening. Ramada Geneva Lakefront. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717357 or by calling the Geneva Family YMCA at (315) 789‐1616.

On Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., visit Naples and experience Vintage Vines & Valentines. Enjoy an old‐world celebration of love and friendship in the historic Finger Lakes Naples Valley. The event features wine tastings, food sampling. Additionally, s’more making, horse and wagon rides and all sorts of specials can be discovered at local businesses. The Naples Hotel. For more details and directions visit www.facebook.com/VintageVinesValentines.

Celebrate all that’s great about ice wines at the New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival. Enjoy ice wine tastings, ice wine. Additionally available… inspired cuisine tasting stations, live music, tango performances, wagon rides, winery tours, and more. As a result, enjoy ice wines from across New York State all in one place! Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $65. Casa Larga Vineyards. So for more information call (585) 223‐4210 or visit www.casalarga.com.

Find unique antique items at the Canandaigua Classic Antique Show & Sale. More than 40 antique dealers will be showing and selling their wares. Sunday, February 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $6. Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track. For more information call (585) 737‐5971.

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Happy New Year… January Touring Tips Are Here!

December 30, 2016 by Innkeeper

Happy New Year… January Touring Tips Are Here! Come celebrate at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. Located just 10 minutes from Canandaigua Lake, NY, we are close by to many of the following activities.

January Touring Tips

Sharpen your culinary skills (and your knives) and prepare a new dish at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. From pizza to vegetarian cooking to chicken wings and more, there’s a class for every skill level and interest! So, check out the class schedule online or call the number below for more information. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, 14424. (585) 394-7070.

Experience views from some of the 35 slopes at Bristol Mountain. The trails are breathtaking and provide a variety of inclines for every skier and snowboarder from beginner to expert. How does skiing under the stars sound? Almost all the trails have lighting for night time skiing.

Test your luck at over 1500 video gaming machines at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. If you work up an appetite you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Vineyard Buffet. Or tantalize your palate at one of many other eateries within the building. Additionally, enjoy a variety of live music on weekends. Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack.

Explore nature while snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or hiking at the 900-acre Cumming Nature Center. Cumming Nature Center is an environmental education facility with 15 miles of groomed ski trails, a 3-mile loop for snowshoeing, and hiking trails, if there isn’t enough snow. Ski and snowshoeing equipment are available for rental for a small fee. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, 14512. (585) 374-6160.

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And so the leaves fall in the Finger Lakes…

October 20, 2016 by Innkeeper

And so the leaves fall in the Finger Lakes… As the Innkeeper of the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast just outside Canandaigua, NY, it’s difficult to believe that the “busy” season is coming to a close. As I drove around this spectacular area over the past two days, I found myself more in awe than ever. They said because we are in a drought and the trees didn’t get enough water, that the leaves wouldn’t be as vibrant as in the past. Well, they were wrong. In my brief opinion (having lived in upstate New York only 12 years) the foliage is the most beautiful that I have seen. Though we usually see peak foliage around the middle of October, the leaves decided to hang in there a little longer and turn color in unison. Reds, yellows, oranges, greens and every color in between.

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Fall Is In The Air

September 29, 2016 by Innkeeper

Fall is always such a wonderful season. Just last night in a meeting we were asked what is our favorite thing about the fall. The cooler weather, apples, the leaves changing, the smell of fires, playing in the leaves, cooking and baking… the list goes on. What follows is only a small list of things to do at this time. How about some apple picking?

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air

Fall is in the air

Drive through the Naples area and visit local artisans specializing in everything from wood and glass working to painting and jewelry making during the Naples Open Studio Trail. Watch demonstrations and ask questions to learn more. And of course, you may purchase an artist’s work. October 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit each of the 14 artists or pick and choose your favorites.

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tripadvisor.com Review…

August 28, 2016 by Innkeeper

Our latest tripadvisor.com review… It truly doesn’t get much better than this as far as reviews go. Thanks Helen and Neil. Always my pleasure to have you stay and I look forward to seeing you again next year.

To all guests that have stayed, every review helps us. Whether on google, tripadvisor.com, facebook or any other review site you are comfortable with. We greatly appreciate your business and you.

tripadvisor.com Review…

“The Ritz Carlton of B&B’s!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our fourth visit and Sheryl never disappoints. The rooms are beautiful and well stocked with anything you may have forgotten or may need. Breakfast is always a treat and all food concerns are handled with ease. This place is just awesome and I have always stated its the Ritz Carlton of B&B’s!
Room Tip: We love the Bristol Room!

Stayed August 2016, traveled with friends

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King-size bed in Bristol Suite

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.”

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. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon.

Breakfast In Canandaigua, New York

August 23, 2016 by Innkeeper

Breakfast in Canandaigua, New York at the 1795 Acorn Inn B & B.  In August, 2004 I embarked upon my journey as an Innkeeper. It’s been twelve years and this year has brought about a tremendous increase in special dietary needs. Probably the biggest issue has been gluten-free. But, there is a lot of dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, nut allergies, low fat, whole grains, high fiber, the list goes on… It would be more easily managed if there was just one out of ten with special dietary needs. However, that is not the case. Two out of six this morning. Four out of ten last weekend. Two our of four a few weeks ago. And, they are all different often times necessitating multiple staff in the kitchen.

Some of these dietary issues are so severe, the responsibility is frightening. There is probably more food in my fridge, freezer and cupboard that caters to dietary issues than not. Twelve years ago it was mostly diabetic. But now, I haven’t had one low sugar diet in years. Things have changed and so must I.

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