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Fall Getaway

September 30, 2018 by Innkeeper

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

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

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

Fall Getaway-Baaaah

Fall Getaway-Baaaah

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.

This romantic inn is getting quite full for the month of October. Book now.

 

Festival of Grapes

September 12, 2018 by Innkeeper

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

Festival of Grapes

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, 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.

 

Sunflower Festival

August 29, 2018 by Innkeeper

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 Festival

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.

Sunflower Festival

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

Sunflower Festival

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, 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.

 

Arts At The Gardens

August 23, 2018 by Innkeeper

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

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.

Arts At The Gardens

Arts At The Gardens

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, 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.

 

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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New Year Activities

December 30, 2016 by Innkeeper

New Year Activities in the Finger Lakes! Come celebrate at the 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast. Located just 10 minutes from Canandaigua Lake. The Inn is close by to many of the following activities.

New Year Activities

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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