1840 Inn on the Main

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176 N. Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

(585) 394-0139

This second empire Victorian home is located in the heart of the historic district of Canandaigua, NY. The inn is situated in the Finger Lakes region, which is known for its wineries. We have lovingly renovated the Inn to anticipate the needs of today’s discriminating travelers. Quaint shops along Main Street and the wares from NYS’ largest antique mall, Ontario Mall Antiques, harken a gone-by era reminiscent to city’s history. Also known as, the Alfred Gifford House, we take pride in featuring the best of old and new.

Bold carved fireplaces and a spacious foyer with majestic oak split staircase blend conveniently with a slew of modern amenities. Five beautifully appointed guestrooms, all en suite have central air conditioning and WiFi. Some have fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi’s, and mingle luxury and comfort, modernity and antiquity. For increased privacy and comfort, two of the guestrooms include two-room suites. The grandeur of this bed and breakfast matches our hospitality to make your getaway comforting and luxurious.

In season, guests enjoy lounging on the spacious porch that is furnished with quaint, antique wicker, true to the period of the home, and enjoy relaxing in the hammock under the old maple. Each morning, guests awake to a scrumptious full breakfast. In the afternoon and evening – please help yourself to complimentary beverages, fresh fruit, and freshly baked goodies made in house.

Around renowned Canandaigua, choose from a variety of shopping, culinary, and entertainment venues. In addition to the unique downtown feel, guests enjoy premier shopping at Waterloo Premium Outlets. Local agriculture meets world-class cuisine just a 1 mile down the road, at the New York Kitchen, where guests may also take culinary and wine pairing classes. Wine lovers indulge in the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, and may even pop over to The Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg Gardens. Both Sonnenberg Gardens Mansion and Historic State Park, along with The Granger Homestead provide beautiful examples of architecture and history. Golf-lovers and music-lovers have their pick: four different venues, including Bristol Harbor Resort, provide choice spots for golf connoisseurs and the beautiful CMAC concert venue hosts many acclaimed shows. At 1840 Inn on Main, savor world-class hospitality, vineyards, history, culture, and, mostly, savor your Finger Lakes escape.


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