An elegant 1812 Federal Home on three-quarters of an acre located in the heart of the Historic District of Canandaigua. Walk to shops, restaurants and Sonnenberg Gardens. Five beautiful rooms, all with private baths, some with fireplaces. Enjoy a soak in our all-season spa located in an enclosed gazebo in a garden setting. Wake up to a delicious gourmet breakfast.secure.bedandbreakfast/Img/btnSaveSettings.gif
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,
5 on October 10, 2014
Staying at Oliver Phelps with Lynn and Bill is so wonderful all other places pale in comparison.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
4.8 on September 06, 2014
We only stayed 1 night but Bill and Lynn made our stay feel like we were at home!
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.
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
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.
Small town, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 30 miles
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
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
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
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
Lynne and Bill Keiper
We appreciate everything the Finger Lakes has to offer: biking, hiking, antiquing, wine tasting, great food and theater.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dairy-Free, Gluten Free
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.