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Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

252 North Main Street , Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA (Show map)
4.7
159 Reviews
$140 - $190
per night

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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We'll be back!

5 on October 16, 2014

For our first visit to the Finger Lakes region, my companion and I chose the B & B at Oliver Phelps, and we're so glad we did. We spent three nights there and woke up each morning to an inspired breakfast menu prepared by Lynn, a talented cook who uses mostly local ingredients. Bill was a perfect host and proved to be extremely knowledgeable not only about which wineries to visit, but he knows the geology behind the region and its history too. We especially appreciated Bill and Lynn's attention to detai. It's what makes Oliver Phelps a stand out for us--the selection of teas and fresh cookies, the collection of games, puzzles and DVDs--everything to make you feel at home! We visited in the fall but would love to return in the summer to experience sitting out on on the deck and soaking in the hot tub. One thing to point out is that there is some noise from traffic in the front rooms, so request a room in the back if this bothers you,


I am spoiled!

5 on October 10, 2014

Staying at Oliver Phelps with Lynn and Bill is so wonderful all other places pale in comparison.


Oliver Phelps 2014

5 on October 01, 2014

Very enjoyable stay. Inkeepers were very accommodating and attentive to needs. Breakfasts were delightfully unique. Return visit is likely and greatly anticipated.


Lovely, well kept home.

4.6 on September 28, 2014

Lovely, well-kept home. We stayed for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynne and Bill were wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were exceptional. Hope to visit again.


An adaptable host

3.6 on September 21, 2014

In regard to the breakfast, Lynne's menu for our stay was a little to adventurous for us, as it contained vegetables we didn't like. Lynne made an adjustment for us and made a quiche-like baked egg dish that was exceptional

Innkeeper Response
Every business values feedback, especially very small businesses like ours. It helps us tune our service to delight our customers. In this case we need to ask our guests for a little help in understanding the rating. On our website we advertise that we do a three course breakfast, alternating daily between a savory and sweet entree. We post the planned menu for the next morning on a blackboard at the foot of the stairs to the guest rooms. In this case our guests saw our all-homemade fare included Carrot Cake Muffins, a Vegetable Egg Skillet entree, and Apricot Crisp with Blackstrap Praline Ice Cream. As they said they weren’t fans of veggies, we offered them cheesy egg cups in their place (while serving the planned menu to our other guests). This is what we encourage any guest to do - talk to the innkeeper. We thank these guests for doing just that. Given the comments in our guest book (“thank you for accommodating us at breakfast. The egg bake was delicious, as were the carrot cake muffins and apricot crisp. Everything was great.”) and the text of the review, we thought the substitution was successful. Yet we see a rating of “2” for Dining. We’re confused. We aim for 100% satisfaction and thought we were on target.


Canadaigua Trip

5 on September 18, 2014

Lynne and Bill were so gracious and accommodating. The morning was always started with a delicious homemade breakfast made using local produce. We were given fresh towels and wash cloths every day and little chocolate candies appeared in our rooms every evening. Also were given history of the house and the general area with recommendations for things to do and places to eat. There were games, jigsaw puzzles,DVDs ,etc available for us to enjoy. Our rooms were very comfortable and each one was decorated with wonderful antiques as was the major portion of the house


Very enjoyable stay

4.0 on September 18, 2014

The Keipers paid attention to many small but important details in ensuring we enjoyed our stay. We brought our bikes with us, and well before our arrival Bill contacted us to offer help in designing appropriate cycling routes for our level and experience. It's a very welcoming place and we look forward to future visits when in the Finger Lakes area.


Very comfortable and peaceful stay

4.8 on September 06, 2014

We only stayed 1 night but Bill and Lynn made our stay feel like we were at home!


Great accommodations, food, and service!

5 on September 03, 2014

Oliver Phelps was our first Bed and Breakfast. My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and we could not have asked for anything better. Beautiful rooms, excellent service, and the food was outstanding. I would recommend Oliver Phelps and definitely will make a return visit in the future. Our hosts were very accommodating and eager help with any questions we had.


Oliver Phelps Review - August 29, 2014

5 on September 03, 2014

We had a fabulous time in Canandaigua last weekend capped off by a lovely stay at the Oliver Phelps B&B. Within a minute of parking our car we were greeted at the door by Bill the owner. He was very friendly and gave us a brief history of the house. The rooms were extremely clean and the bed was very comfortable. The only complaint I would have is that the bed squeaked a lot when either of us moved. So I was cognizant of that all night. But that's minor compared to the rest of the house. Coffee was ready for us in the early morning and Lynne provided a culinary masterpiece for breakfast. We plan on coming back again and will not stay anywhere but the Oliver Phelps house. Earl & Charlene Leising Williamsville, NY

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words and the great feedback! We were unaware of the squeaky bed and will work on it today (it's an antique wood frame canopy bed and I suspect padding the wooden slats may solve the problem). We'll be happy to have you test the fix on your next visit! Thanks again.


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Location

Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From the east: Take Route 90 (New York Thruway) to Exit 43 Highway 21 S to Highway 332 N a half mile From the west: Take Route 90 (New York State Thruway) to Exit 44. Highway 332 S approximately seven miles From the south: Hwy 17 W to Corning, merge onto 390N towards Rochester, take Exit 2 to Cohocton, Right onto Maple Avenue, Left onto 317/Hwy 21 N toward Naples. Follow Hwy 21 N to Canandaigua, turn Left onto Main Street/Hwy 332- three-quarters of a mile to 252 North Main Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, golfing, cycling, gardens, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , outside deck, picnic table, gardens and gazebo, guest refrigerator

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

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, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends, May through Oct
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Secured
  • Cancellations: With less than 14 days advance notice, customer is responsible for the full amount of the reservation unless we are able to resell the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lynne and Bill Keiper

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We appreciate everything the Finger Lakes has to offer: biking, hiking, antiquing, wine tasting, great food and theater.

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dairy-Free, Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Peach Melba French Toast
Featuring fresh, local peaches (in season) layered with a cream cheese filling in a french toasted croissant. It's topped with homemade raspberry syrup from fresh local fruit, local wine and Chambord liqueur, and accompanied with homemade turkey-apple sausage patties.


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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