1840 Inn On The Main

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


Second Empire Victorian lovingly restored to meet the needs of today's discriminating travelers; those who love the era of yesteryear, but enjoy the luxuries of today A full, gourmet breakfast is served with fresh baked goodies available in the afternoon. Five guest rooms with private baths/shower, and TV/DVD. Luxury rooms have a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. The Inn is located in the heart of the historic district, a short walk to shops, restaurants, historical sites, as well as breathtaking Canandaigua Lake. An independent family suite, caters to families/couples traveling together - sleeps five. Please call the Inn directly for more details on the family suite. This unit is not part of the Inn, and has a separate entrance. Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award consistantly for 2011-2016. One of the top-rated B & B's in the Canandaigua Lake area..



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

A wonderful place to stay!!

5 on July 20, 2017

Friendly welcoming, comfortable! Delicious breakfast and baked treats. Rooms are lovely.

First visit to Finger Lakes region

5 on July 09, 2017

Superb accommodation and fabulous breakfast. The quality of the food and service was truly outstanding. Jaynee and Guy went out of their way to make our all too brief stay in their beautiful B&B a memorable experience. We cannot wait to return.

An exceptional place to get away!

5 on February 22, 2017

Jaynee and Guy were fantastic during our stay. Our stay in the Gifford room was perfect. The room was clean and everything worked. For a historical home, everything is kept up well. All guests had breakfast together at 9am, specially prepared by the owners. They even catered to my girlfriend's food allergies. It's obvious that Jaynee and Guy truely love what they do and want their guests to have the best experience possible. The location is a short walk or drive to Canandaigua Lake and nearly every attraction in Canandaigua. I highly recommend checking out the 1840 Inn on the Main for any stay in the finger lakes!

Absolutely fantastic!

5 on January 25, 2017

Beautiful decor, very clean and wonderful owners! They cooked a delicious hot breakfast and offered scrumptious little baked treats at the guests convenience!

Weekend Getaway

4.4 on December 25, 2016

It was a great place to stay. Very beautiful and peaceful. The owners greeted us at the door and showed us around and walked us to the room. Our room was more beautiful than the pictures online! Such a romantic setting. The hot tub was clean and spacious. The only thing we would've liked was a couple of more options to choose from for breakfast.

Beautiful Victorian Home, warm friendly Innkeepers.

5 on December 13, 2016

Quiet, clean, warm and peaceful. Loved it here. Will return.

Really nice place

5 on November 29, 2016

So comfortable with lots of extras and outstanding food.

Excellent B&B, and the breakfasts were outstanding. Guy, Jaynee, were excellent hosts, and they filled us in about what you could do in the area. Beautiful inn and area, with plenty of good wine to taste, and restaurants to have dinner. We like to go up in the to view the fall colors while hiking.

5 on November 24, 2016

Orlando & Barbara Fernandez

A Wonderful Experience

5 on November 16, 2016

We were made to feel welcomed the moment we arrived. The inn is beautiful and each room was decorated to perfection. We were with a group and relaxed in the parlor. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts each morning. The owners and helpers couldn't have been nicer.It truly was a wonderful experience!

Very nice

4.8 on November 10, 2016

Enjoyed our stay very much. Very friendly people in a very good place to stay.

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Rooms & Rates

Gifford Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hubbell Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Clement Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Burrell Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Penfield Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


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

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, New York State Wine and Culinary Center, Finger Lakes Racetrack, Antique Mall, Roseland Waterpark, Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens, Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Apartment, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , COMPLIMENTARY SOFT DRINKS, FRESH BAKED GOODS DAILY, MOVIE LIBRARY

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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, antiquing, 90 wineries in the area for touring, fine dining within walking distance, historical sites, great walking city, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day min. for weekends (Fri/Sat) ONLY FROM MAY THRU OCTOBER 31
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: ONE NIGHT'S STAY
  • Cancellations: Rates are per night and based on double occupancy. Method of payment - prefer Visa or MasterCard but will accept Discover, American Express, ATM cards, or cash. Your credit card number is charged one-night's stay per room as deposit. Cancellation Policy A $25 cancellation fee per room is charged for all cancellations. Should you reschedule your stay within six months from cancellation date, the $25 charge may be applied towards that future stay. We have a 2 week cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your stay within 2 wks. of your stay, and we are unable to re-book your room, you will be charged the full amount. We welcome you as our guests and hope you understand the reason for these policies, as we frequently may have to turn interested guests away when rooms are reserved.
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About the innkeepers

Guy enjoys taking care of the grounds when he's not cooking up something for breakfast in the kitchen. Jaynee enjoys baking, decorating, and finding another treasure antiquing that she can use for the inn. They have always enjoyed entertaining and meeting new people, so innkeeping was a natural fit.

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Full gourmet

  • Time Served: 9 unless separately arranged
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry cheese cinnamon french toast strata
This is a favorite of most of our guests.This blueberry cheese cinnamon french-toast strata is topped with apple cider reduction sauce and finished off with whipped cream.

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Hot Deal

20% Off Two Night Stay Midweek Deal

Regular Rate: $350 now $280 (20% Savings:)

Price reflects cost of the Clement Rm., pricing on other rooms will be adjusted accordingly. Valid for stays Sun.-Thur. Please contact the inn directly at 1 5853940139 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

Sit back and let US do the planning for your wine tour with an experienced driver who knows the Finger Lakes Region at its best! Take all the pressure off of yourself and enjoy your getaway. Package Includes: • 2 Nights Accommodations (Double Occupancy) • 5 hr. Winery Tour in Quality Wine Tours Town Car (suitable for two) • Complimentary gift basket with cheese/crackers and snacks for your trip • Complimentary Souvenir Wine Glasses • $50 Dining Certificate (*choice of four fine area restaurants) • $45 Driver Gratuity Included Pricing: $410 + taxes (this package is an add on. Accommodations are separate. *Can arrange for up to 4 couples with larger luxury vehicles for additional cost. (Pricing for larger vehicle would be adjusted in package pricing) Outside gift cards/certificates not valid for this offer.

Romance Packages

Cuddle up with our romantic package and relax in front of a cozy fire and share a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage. Stroll through the quaint historic district to discover the magnificent architecture of days gone by, enjoy the beautiful blue water of the lake, or just partake in a quiet night where you can enjoy a movie in the comfort of your own room complete with popcorn, if you like! Dine at your choice of five fine restaurants in Canandaigua. Package includes: $50 dining certificate (*choice of four fine area restaurants), roses in a vases, chocolate covered strawberries, romantic gourmet breakfast (private seating available upon request), and freshly baked treats from the Inn’s kitchen available in the afternoon/evening. Pricing: $95 + tax ADDED to cost of room accommodations (This package is an add on. Total is added to choice of room accommodations). We require a 2-day minimum stay on weekends from May through October. Outside gift cards/certificates not valid for this offer.

Spa/Massage Specials

Pamper Me Victorian Enjoy luxury accommodations, chocolate covered strawberries, and Swedish massages. Wake to a full bountiful breakfast in the morning. Whether you need to get away by yourself, with that someone special, the girls, or a group, come enjoy our spa package. Package Includes: • Two - 1 Hour In-House Swedish Couples Massages • Chocolate Covered Strawberries Pricing: **Spa Pkg. for 2: $190 + applicable sales taxes **Spa Pkg. for 1: $100 + applicable sales taxes (This package is an add on, and does not include cost of accommodations.) **Cost of massages from the pkg. price and paid by cash directly to the massage therapists (Spa Pkg. for 2 - $160/ Spa Pkg. for 1 - $80). Outside gift cards/certificates not valid for this offer.

Let's Celebrate Package

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a new job, or you just want to indulge, you’ll enjoy this package. Bring your favorite bottle of bubbly and we’ll put it on ice! Package includes: – $50 Dining Certificate (enjoy dinner at one of four of the finest restaurants in the area) – Small cake to celebrate – Champagne Flutes to use for the occasion (for use at the Inn) – Special Tasting at F Oliver’s – enjoy samplings of unique specialty vinegars and olive oils – A full bountiful breakfast PRICING: $75 + taxes (This package is an add on. Add to your choice of room accommodations) *Gift certificates/cards from other sources may not be used in conjunction with this offer. Package pricing applicable for stays through October 31, 2017.

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