Morgan Samuels Inn

2920 Smith Rd. , Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


"One of 15 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN UPSTATE NY YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED" This romantic 1810 exquisite European stone mansion on 45 peaceful acres Rated 4 Diamonds by AAA with 2000 foot tree lined drives that bring you back in time to enjoy a stay in European comfort and atmosphere. Morgan Samuels Inn & Spa offers ultimate tranquility for the discerning visitor with beautiful gardens and 5 patios,Canandaigua Lake beach, Rosland water park,Kershaw park,Sonnenberg Gardens,CMAC performing Arts Center, Horse racing The Inn's offers numerous amenities; Wood or English coal grate fireplace in each room(12), Large common rooms with museum quality furniture and oil paintings, Intimate library with fireplace, Candlelight and soft music in common areas, Gourmet breakfast served on a glass enclosed stone porch, intimate tea room, dining room, or outside patio, Three rooms with French doors and balconies. Central Air conditioned Wi-Fi, We are THE ONLY NY INN recognized, AAA Four-Diamond,2- Select Registry member.and 3"{Diamond collection (top 100) of B&B,com. What sets us apart from other distinguished properties is the Dinner Cusine Romanticallyserved private areas and the high level of service from the owners.**** DIRECT BOOK with Julie for a VALUABLE GIFT !




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

6 star experience

5 on July 13, 2016

The hosts make you feel like old friends. The accomodations were fantastic and John prepared a dinner that was fit for royalty. We've traveled around the world and Morgan Samuel is at the top of our list. We will return.

Perfect Weekend- June 23-27

5 on June 28, 2016

This was our first experience at a B&B and it couldn't have been more lovely. John and Julie made us feel so at home, it was like staying with family. The Inn is immaculate, and very representative of years of past! The furnishings and accessories were so true to the time and feel of the home. Our breakfasts were to die for, from the abundant tray of fruits to the fresh squeezed juices, breakfast meats and a wide choice of entries. The surrounding areas of the home are relaxing and quiet. John cooked us a delicious meal one evening and the food was superb!! We enjoyed exploring the different wineries and the Gorge at Watkins Glen is a definite if you are in the area. Please consider staying here and you will not be disappointed, we hope to return one day as well. Thank you Julie & John.

Just wonderful

5 on June 20, 2016

The Victorian room was amazing. The grounds were amazing. The food was amazing. Our host Julie was amazing. We didn't want to leave. Their doggy, Goldwyn (hope i spelled his name correctly) was a sweetheart. If you pass up treating yourself to the Morgan Samuels inn you're doing yourself a disservice in my opinion. We have very high standards for our vacation time and they were exceptionally exceeded. We felt right at home. It was perfect! Thank you again Julie!!!! We will be back many times :) V & P

Relaxing getaway and excellent food

5 on June 10, 2016

We stayed 2 nights in May 2016 and enjoyed the grounds as the weather was nice. Breakfast both days was amazing. We have stayed at many top B & Bs and this was the best breakfast we ever had. The owners were gracious and very helpful. Since we and they had time we had great conversations about the Inn, the food and Canandaigua. We would recommend this Inn very highly.

Amazing peaceful place to stay with phenomenal food!

4.8 on April 23, 2016

The food is worth driving hundreds of miles for!

Picturesque Get Away w/ All the Amenities

4.4 on March 01, 2016

A Victorian beauty for those wanting to escape, relax and absorb all the comforts of this wonderful Inn. John and Julie are very gracious hosts and their Inn is as advertised..........a trip back in time. The wood burning fireplace in our room was such a treat to enjoy the warmth and decompress for the evening. Breakfast the next morning was five star. Thanks for a great experience and can't wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
My special get a way memories are in the winters We have the time to relax. these times require great food,and a well stocked wood supply for a wood burning fire place. We seldom leave the room. We do like the Old English coal grate. Compared to the past The newer advanced gas wood logs, we find are quite pleasant Thanks for sharing with us.

A superb winter getaway

4.8 on January 25, 2016

My wife and I had the wonderful privilege of winning a two-nights stay at this delightful inn. Typically we choose overnight accommodations that are an economical place to sleep so we can go and do other things, We were unprepared, in the best possible way, for the setting and hospitality. This is a WONDERFUL place to get away in the winter. We thoroughly enjoyed the fact that there were still some tasteful holiday decorations up, lending color and charm to the common rooms. Every room was a new discovery of visual delight. Our favorite room to enjoy during the day was the large glass enclosed porch that overlooked the wide expanse of property and farmland, with the added benefit of freshly fallen show our first morning there -- truly magical. There were choices of three dining areas, and we enjoyed the unique dining experience of each one. The fireplace in the antique bedroom was a wonderful touch of warmth and romantic charm. Our host, John, was easy to talk to and made every effort to make our stay enjoyable. He warned us that after eating their breakfast, we would not want lunch. He was not kidding. We didn't even approach hunger until well into the evening hours. In summary, if you want to reconnect with your spouse, or just need a personal retreat in the country, I cannot think of a better setting, especially in winter. Thank you, John and Julie! We hope to return in the future!

Innkeeper Response
I especially thank you for alerting readers of the beauty and romance to be found here; otherwise difficult to find in many places in Winter and early Spring.We provide 13 fireplaces(wood & English coal grate to snuggle near in each Bed Chamber common area and private dining area. Your wonderfully written comments seem to capture the exact feelings and experience "our interludes" have provided others for twenty eight years. It was a joy to serve you both. +++++++

Overnight Get Away

4.8 on January 20, 2016

A beautiful old Inn. We loved that the Christmas decorations were still up and the fireplaces lit. John was a gracious host who showed he thoroughly enjoyed his proprietorship, The seven course dinner was superb!! It was well paced. The tastes were varied and delicious. The breakfast was wonderful and given as much attention as the dinner. We highly recommend a stay here!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the effort to respond about your visit and for your approval of my "Christmas atmosphere" well into winter season. I love the Spirit the lights, greenery and symphonic background music foster. Thank you for sharing with future anniversary,birthday or special lover interludes that we all require.

Summer Weekend Getaway

5 on December 24, 2015

My wife and I joined my son and his girlfriend on a relaxing weekend getaway in late July 2015. The innkeepers, John and Julie, were warm and welcoming. They provided great hospitality and pleasant conversation during our stay. The rooms and grounds were tastefully decorated, well maintained and provided a comfortable environment for our stay. The food was exceptional. Breakfasts were very good and the seven course dinner was outstanding. We had a truly memorable dining experience (John's food preparation and presentation were special).

Innkeeper Response
Julie and I thank you so much for taking a few moments to share with those seeking, not easily found, lifetime memories of re-connection rest,joy, excitement, hospitality, food,peaceful privacy and beauty. Perhaps you would care to do that again? We would appreciate that time together once again.

Perfect Getaway

5 on December 21, 2015

Me and my wife absolutely loved getting spoiled by John and Julie on our relaxing honeymoon getaway. Highlights include the best omelette I've ever tasted, cosy bedside fires, timeless inside & outside scenery, and the friendly company of Goldwyn, the resident dog. Canandaigua is, in itself, a beautifully preserved town with some great food & scenery, making Morgan Samuels the perfect blend of homey, historic, tasty goodness.

Innkeeper Response
We thought you were the sweetest couple and we hoped our place and interaction touched you both on your Honeymoon. We would love to have you return or share with you another "Inn of Distinction" if you called to inquire.

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Rooms & Rates

Evies Chamber

Victorian elegance is displayed inside with fine quality antiques including a 6' high carved walnut headboard, and Orientals. Creative decor adorns the walls with a history of love and poetry. Our Ladies and Gentlemen chair by the wood burning fireplace keeps you toasty warm! Take in the peaceful view through the French doors and private balcony. Last rejuvenate yourself in a distinctive bath in brick and walnut with steps leading up to the shower, pedestal sink! (Extra person including breakfast is $49) *Will you be joining us for a fine dining meal at the Inn? * Dinner is a 2 and a half hour fine dining meal, 7 courses. Dining is candlelit with music and begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner charge is additional and is added to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

Victorian Room

Enter into this beautiful, historic, cozy chamber that takes you back in time! Our dramatic king-sized bed features a custom canopy with tapestry coverings surrounded by an enchanting walnut fireplace. Unique hand-painted camelback ceilings in a room lighted with intimacy. Pass under an archway into a hidden stonewalled bathroom. Walk through the French doors onto you own private balcony with an amazing picturesque view. Don’t forget to relax and toast the night away in our marble surrounded double Jacuzzi. (Extra person including breakfast is $49) *Will you be joining us for a fine dining meal at the Inn? * Dinner is a 2 and a half hour fine dining meal, 7 courses. Dining is candlelit with music and begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner charge is additional and is added to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $279 - $279

English Garden Room

Hidden in a unique way, this European cottage room (somewhat smaller) will enchant you. Through a private entrance immediately you will experience a send of calm. Accented with a four poster half canopy bed done in Battenberg lace. A beautiful mural compliments an old English coal fireplace. Further adding charm with shower including a unique porthole lookout window! (Extra person including breakfast is $49) *Will you be joining us for a fine dining meal at the Inn? * Dinner is a 2 and a half hour fine dining meal, 7 courses. Dining is candlelit with music and begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner charge is additional and is added to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $189

Cathedral Room

Invited in by a stained glass window walkway, this room is a must see! Offering the ultimate in comfort and charm with wicker furnishings, king-sized bed and an English coal fireplace. Sunlight streams through a large Gothic window boasting a cathedral ceiling. Enjoy a pleasure filled sunset in our bath with tub shower and Jacuzzi! (Extra person including breakfast is $49) *Will you be joining us for a fine dining meal at the Inn? * Dinner is a 2 and a half hour fine dining meal, 7 courses. Dining is candlelit with music and begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner charge is additional and is added to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Morgan Suite

Embellish yourselves in this luxurious master suite. Romantic in every way, displaying French inlaid wood antiques, oil paintings and windows from floor to ceiling with window seats. Enjoy the view of an intimate English wood fire from out elegant kind bed. Continue on back to our discreet double Jacuzzi room surrounded by marble. Enjoy further privacy in our attached bathroom with a stand-up rain shower. A treasure in itself this suite will exceed you expectations! ( 3rd person including breakfast is $49)

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

Nightly Rate: $299 - $325

Antique Rose Room

Romance awaits you in this charmingly decorated room. Accented with European marble-top antiques with hand painted gold leaf furniture. Enjoy a Monet style mural over an English coal grate fireplace that faces a love-seat. Or walk through the French doors to a balcony over-looking an annual garden and fountain with sounds of a babbling brook. Refresh yourselves in our large bath with shower and double Jacuzzi. (Extra person including breakfast is $49)

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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $0

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Location Type

Countryside, Secluded, Wine country


Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.) 45miles miles

Directions to property:

Please use the Town of Hopewell (Canandaigua) for your address. Our address is 2920 Smith Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Otherwise some GPS units will send you to another Smith Road on the southwest side of Canandaigua Lake.

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, Night life, Golf Courses, Walking and Biking Trails, Boat Rentals & Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua Lake Cruises, shopping etc.etc, Horse racing, gaming parlor, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Spa, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Dining 2-24 by reservation, Complimentary dessert and beverage, Robes and slippers and butler basket, Off street lighted parking, complimentary concierge and auto service, Newspapers,magazines

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Balloning, Personal tour of Livestock Auction, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required one room available
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends,during high season - two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Hold with credit card or agreed down payment
  • Cancellations: Guest responsible for the room. If it can be re-rented then only $15.00 cancellation fee.or reschedule



John and Julie Sullivan

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We love to serve guests in a way that this memorable experience will always be one of life's most cherished romantic events.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Tea Rm, Sun Porch, Library,each with fireplace, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive

Signature Dish

Marinated beef tenderloin
Wine and herb marinade recipe was requested by Bon Appetit