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Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

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

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An elegant 1813 Greek Revival 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 spa located in an enclosed gazebo in a garden setting. Wake to a delicious gourmet breakfast using the finest locally-sourced products.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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Outstanding!!!!!!

5 on June 07, 2015

Breakfast and Hospitlity were Amazing and So close to downtown Canandaigua! They go above and beyond to make your stay amazing!


Great Getaway

5 on February 27, 2015

We needed a cure for cabin fever so we decided to take a 1 hour trip up the thruway. It was freezing but a perfect weekend. The room was beautiful, the fireplace kept us warm and the breakfast was fit for foodies.


Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

4.8 on December 30, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps! As soon as we arrived we were greeted and welcomed by the owners. They showed us to our room which was so pretty, clean and comfortable! They spoke to us about the area and gave us some suggestions about places to visit which were spot on. There were yummy cookies and drinks avail at all times and breakfast the next morning was absolutely delicious!!! We felt so very comfortable there and the owners couldn't have been more gracious and inviting. We would happily stay here again!!


A true find

4.6 on November 22, 2014

My wife and I were looking for something close to the Culinary Center. We got much more than that. Bill and Lynne went out of their way to make us comfortable and answer our questions. Lynne's breakfasts are unique. Best of all,we slept well all three nights.


Welcoming and knowledgable hosts

5 on November 06, 2014

We arrived without a reservation and we were very fortunate that there was a room available. Bill was very helpful about where to eat dinner and planning our tour of the finger lakes wine region taking into account our interests. He even printed out a map for us! Lynne made a delicious breakfast for us in the morning. We enjoyed visiting with the other guests staying there. It was one of the nicest bed and breakfast inns we've been to and would highly recommend it if you're interested in learning about the wineries and other attractions in the area.


WONDERFUL!

5 on October 29, 2014

What a wonderful experience. Our room was beautiful. Great bathroom, very large and loved having a fireplace in our room. The home was well kept and beautiful to look at. Convenient to a walk downtown to shops and restaurants. Breakfasts were the best. Enjoyed every moment.


A delightful weekend!

5 on October 28, 2014

Lynne and Bill have a truly wonderful B&B. The food was really delicious, the rooms were clean and spacious, and they were very knowledgable about the area and restaurants. A great choice!


A great experience: The Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

5 on October 23, 2014

My wife and I got married last week, and we were able to find only one B & B in the Finger Lakes area on short notice in October that had a vacancy. So we took a room at the Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps. Having stayed at several bed and breakfasts before, we knew the accommodations, service, and overall experience could vary greatly from place to place. Given this, we arrived on a Friday afternoon without any real expectations. What a pleasant surprise this place is! Our host, Bill Keiper (whom I never saw without a smile on his face, by the way), greeted us at the door and even helped us carry our luggage up to our room. The first thing we noticed once inside was the heavenly aroma of something coming from the kitchen--pumpkin, spice, and apple were in the air, compliments of his wife Lynne. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the location is within walking distance of Canandaigua's beautiful historic downtown, and the entire stay exceeded anything we might have envisioned. We loved our time there and recommend it enthusiastically. Thank you, Bill and Lynne! Kevin and Alicia


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Oliver Phelps Suite

Our king suite features an antique pencil-post bed, gas fireplace, a mini-fridge, and multiple seating areas. The spacious bathroom has an oversized spa shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Susan B

The Susan B is a quiet, comfortable room with an antique canopy bed and a 'Euro-sized' private bath (corner shower). It lies in the middle of the south side of the house, shaded and cool in summer from the trees outside, and warm in winter.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Elizabeth's Retreat

Elizabeth's Retreat is a cheerful, quiet room at the back (west side) of the house overlooking the garden. Remodeled in 2015 it has original hardwood flooring in part of the room, decor celebrating the romance of travel, and a private bath with a large shower (built-in seats and hand-rail).

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Muir

The Muir is a bright, spacious queen room overlooking the garden and wooded area of the property. It has a pillow-top mattress on a wrought-iron bed frame. The beauty of the natural world is featured in the decor. The large bathroom has a traditional tub-shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Franklin

The Franklin is a cozy room with a double bed and early American furnishings. It has an electric fireplace insert in the circa 1830 hearth. The vintage private bathroom was remodeled in 2014 adding a hardwood floor and barn door entry (now en suite!) to the clawfoot tub and wrought iron hardware.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

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, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, golfing, cycling, gardens, craft breweries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , outside deck, picnic table, gardens and gazebo, guest refrigerator

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We welcome guests 18 years of age or older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends, May through Oct
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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: 9:00
  • 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

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

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