1840 Inn On The Main

176 North Main Street , Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA (Show map)


Second Empire Victorian lovingly restored to meet the needs of today's discriminating travelers; those who love the era of yesteryear, but enjoy the luxuries of today A full, gourmet breakfast is served with fresh baked goodies available in the afternoon. Five guest rooms with private baths/shower, and TV/DVD. Luxury rooms have a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. The Inn is located in the heart of the historic district, a short walk to shops, restaurants, historical sites, as well as the Lake. An independent family suite, caters to families/couples traveling together - sleeps five. Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2011 & 2012.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Dream Getaway

5 on February 19, 2015

My husband surprised and delighted me when he made arrangements for us to spend a few days at Inn on the Main. From the time that he heard Jaynee's welcoming voice on the phone, we knew that an amazing retreat awaited us. Guy received us warmly into a hospitable atmosphere that could not be exceeded in any way. We felt that we had arrived home and were being treated as royalty. The ambience and superb romantic decor of the house was rivaled only by its excellent cleanliness. Rest, refreshment and inspiration were what I experienced as I roamed throughout this amazing dwelling. Masterfully prepared breakfasts were creatively delicious and unique encounters. Treats that had been set out for us in the afternoon were richly enjoyed. If a dream getaway is something that you value, Inn on the Main awaits you and will exceed your expectations. Four thumbs up and warm embraces of gratitude go to you, Jaynee and Guy, from very blessed Dick and Chris.

Perfect Anniversary - without the baby!

5 on December 23, 2013

To be honest, some of the pictures customers posted don't do this place justice. It's a grand house nicely balanced with modern luxuries and antique accents. The owners embraced the beauty and grandeur of the 20s, while adding an amazing two-person hot tub (best one we've been in so far, and we've been to about 10). The rooms were clean and neat, the service was friendly and gracious (I was the idiot who lit the battery operated candle and they didn't charge me for it), and the breakfast (delicious variety, including fruit) and cookies were so good that we ate half the plate. I don't know what people consider value, but this place was for us, and we'll be back when the weather is nicer. It was really fun, though, to take the Wine & Shop walk down Main street (blocks from the house).

amazing b&b

5 on December 17, 2013

We are return guests at this b&b. It really is an amazing house! Jaynee & guy, the innkeepers are wonderful! Can't wait to return

Relaxing & Comfortable

5 on December 11, 2013

Beautiful home and lovely service. Very friendly and detail to service.


4.8 on November 20, 2013

The Inn On The Main bed and breakfast is top of the line bar none. Our room was like right out of a picture. If you have never stayed in a B&B, then this is the one to stay in first, none will compare.

Couldn't of chosen a better place to stay

4.8 on November 16, 2013

My wife and I are parents of triplets and were in much need of a getaway! I wanted to surprise my wife with a B&B that we can definitely enjoy and soak in some R&R. I must say that I can pat myself on the back with this one! Actually, all the credit goes to the Innkeepers, Jaynee & Guy for creating such a quality B&B! That was our first time visiting the Fingerlakes and the experience we had at Inn on the Main will make us return again! The service was outstanding, the grounds were immaculate, and the breakfast was delicious! Don't look anywhere else if you are planning a weekend getaway in Canandaigua. Jaynee & Guy hit this one outta the park! Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Birthday get away.

4.2 on November 11, 2013

Great host and place to stay. Would stay again.

Beautiful old home

4.8 on November 06, 2013

While not inexpensive, this B & B is worth every penny. This is an incredible old house with quaint decor and large rooms with high ceilings. The rooms were spotless, quiet and have ensuite washrooms. We were a group of four couples and I'm sure we were noisy at times but outside of our area there was very little sound and no complaints from the hosts or other guests. The hosts seemed to be genuinely nice people who attempted to take care of our every need. Breakfast was served at 9 AM and did not allow for any selection of foods. What was served was hot, tasty and filling. Fussy or large eaters may not be entirely happy in the lack of selection but our group was very satisfied and I'm sure the hosts would do whatever they could to accomodate if asked. All in all a great experience.

Amazing Couples Retreat

5 on November 06, 2013

I booked this B&B for my girlfriend's birthday, and was blown away by Guy and Jaynee's hospitality. The house was incredible, the service unreal, and breakfast was delicious. They even booked us several reservations to use the night we stayed. Highly recommended!

Very satisfactory stay at 1840 Inn On The Main.

4.0 on November 03, 2013

Our hosts were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Our room was most thoughtfully fitted out, as were the hospitality areas, availability of DVD's, brochures, and availability of refreshments at all times. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Gifford Room

Our largest room boasts a king-size four-poster bed and is furnished with antique accent pieces. En suite bath features a large walk-in shower and antique marble sink/vanity. This luxury suite has a: • couch • armoire • dresser • fireplace • romantic corner jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Hubbell Room

Offers a queen-size antique brass bed, harboring a bright, cheery garden motif. Includes a window bench seat and two sitting chairs for your reading comfort. En suite bath features a large walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Clement Room

Offers a bold queen-size iron bed, a quaint Victorian accent chair and a fireplace. The Clement Room is tastefully decorated in Victorian cream and black toil 'e. En suite bath features an antique claw foot tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Burrell Suite

Offers a classic Victorian two-room suite featuring a two-person lounger whirlpool tub and corner fireplace. A six ft. oak headboard adorns the queen-size bed, and the room is appointed with a unique oak armoire/dresser, and TV. The sunroom/sitting room also has a TV and a sofabed to accommodate a third person, if need be. The room's 1880s bathroom has been restored, featuring built-in soaking tub/shower, corner sink, and unique split window/medicine cabinet. There is an additional $30 charge for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Penfield Suite

Spacious two-room suite, with its own private parlor with fireplace, is located on the first floor of the inn, making it suitable for people with mobility issues. It has a magnificently carved four-poster king bed and a large loveseat in the bay windows overlooking the back yard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Inn's Suite

Please contact the Inn for more details. This is a self-sufficient independent unit (apt.), which is suitable for families and sleeps up to 5. It has a kitchen, open living/dining room, a very small bedroom with 3/4 width bed, and upstairs is a very large master bedroom. The bathroom for this unit is upstairs off the master bedroom. The sofa in living room has a queen sofabed as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

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Location Type

City, Small town, Wine country


Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 30 miles

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, New York State Wine and Culinary Center, Finger Lakes Racetrack, Antique Mall, Roseland Waterpark, Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens, Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Copier, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , COMPLIMENTARY SOFT DRINKS, FRESH BAKED GOODS DAILY, MOVIE LIBRARY

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, antiquing, 90 wineries in the area for touring, fine dining within walking distance, historical sites, great walking city, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day min. for weekends (Fri/Sat) ONLY FROM MID MAY THRU OCTOBER 31
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: ONE NIGHT'S STAY
  • Cancellations: Rates are per night and based on double occupancy. Method of payment - prefer Visa or MasterCard but will accept Discover, American Express, ATM cards, or cash. Your credit card number is charged one-night's stay per room as deposit. Cancellation Policy A $25 cancellation fee per room is charged for all cancellations. Should you reschedule your stay within one year from cancellation date, the $25 charge may be applied towards that future stay. We have a 2 week cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your stay within 2 wks. of your stay, and we are unable to re-book your room, you will be charged the full amount. We welcome you as our guests and hope you understand the reason for these policies, as we frequently may have to turn interested guests away when rooms are reserved.




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About the innkeepers

Guy enjoys taking care of the grounds when he's not cooking up something for breakfast in the kitchen. Jaynee enjoys baking, decorating, and finding another treasure antiquing that she can use for the inn.

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Full gourmet

  • Time Served: 9 unless separately arranged
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry cheese cinnamon french toast strata
This is a favorite of most of our guests.This blueberry cheese cinnamon french-toast strata is topped with apple cider reduction sauce and finished off with whipped cream.