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Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

252 North Main Street , Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA (Show map)
4.7
164 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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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.


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.


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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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • 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, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, 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: 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

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

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