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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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August 2016 Riesling Festival Canandaigua, NY

August 8, 2016 by Innkeeper

August 2016 Riesling Festival Canandaigua, NY –  Deb & Bill & Cathy & Kurt grape stompin’ at the Riesling Festival in Canandaigua, New York. So much fun. Wine. Beer. Food trucks galore. And so much more. There’s always next year…

August 2016 Riesling Festival Canandaigua, NY

Riesling Festival

Deb & Bill & Cathy & Kurt grape stompin’.

Update – 2018 – Sadly the New York State Riesling Festival is on a hiatus. For eight years, it was known as the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival. Last year it was called the New York State Wine Festival. As of 2018, the annual summertime wine event that drew thousands to Canandaigua is no more — at least for now.

Produced by marketing communications agency Dixon Schwabl, the festival was a fundraiser for the Canandaigua YMCA and the New York Wine and Culinary Center, now called New York Kitchen. Agency employees volunteered their time at the event, which raised more than $300,000 in all.

The agency decided to “press the pause button, at least for this year,” Dixon Schwabl CEO Lauren Dixon said.

She noted that in the past nine years, the number of wine festivals has grown and the area has become saturated. Producing the festival required a substantial amount of manpower.

The Bad News – The Riesling Festival is on hiatus this year. The Good News – There are others.

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.

Top 10 All Time Most Fun Things To Do In Naples, NY

July 29, 2014 by Innkeeper

Wondering what are the top 10 all time most fun things to do in Naples, NY? Naples is a quaint town on the South end of Canandaigua Lake. Just a 15 minute drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn and a town one would pass through to get to the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Naples is filled with a variety of things to do.  Though small, there’s plenty to do in Naples…

Top 10 All Time Most Fun Things To Do In Naples, NY

1.  Tour the Wineries… one of my favorites, Inspire Moore.  The wines are great and I love their concept.  The wines are called Love, Joy, Peace, Serendipity…  Who wouldn’t want Moore?  And don’t forget to try their Framboise, if they have it.  It’s a dessert wine made from raspberries.  To die for with chocolate.  They have life music outside.  Check out their event schedule.  And a great restaurant, Roots Cafe, is located right in front of the winery.

2.  Grab your camera.  The photo opportunities are plentiful and free.

3.  Sample grape pie.

4. Enjoy an evening of live theater at the Bristol Valley Theater.

5.  Explore nature and relax (after a strenuous hike) to the soothing sound of waterfalls at Conklin Gulley or Grimes Glen.  We have great resources at the Inn on Hiking, Biking, Waterfalls, Kayaking and Snow Trails.

6.  Fish streams or the lake; even ice fishing in the winter.  Brrr.

7.  Taste Naples-made dippers, mustard, granola and sauces at Arbor Hill Grapery or Joseph’s Wayside market.

Josephs Wayside Market, Naples NY

Josephs Wayside Market, Naples NY

8.  Escape for a romantic sunset.

9. Bring you bike or walking shoes and experience the natural beauty of the countryside.

10.  Marvel at the talent and creativity of the area’s art community.  One of my favorite art galleries is Artizanns.  There’s something for everyone and you don’t want to miss it.

Naples Grape Festival

The Naples Grape Festival is not to be missed and I will blog more about it as it approaches. But, if you want to learn more, visit https://naplesgrapefest.org.

There you have it.  Enjoy.

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.

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