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 the 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. Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2011 & 2012.



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

Fabulous stay!!

5 on October 23, 2016

Jaynee and Guy were wonderful hosts at 1840 Inn on the Main. Everything about our two night stay was phenomenal. Our room was so comfortable, so beautiful, and absolutely immaculately clean. Breakfast each morning was huge and delicious, and the constant display of delectable desserts and coffee was so homey! We will absolutely stay here again when we visit Canandaigua. Thanks so much!!

Wonderful Inn

5 on October 20, 2016

What a delightful find in Canandaigua. The innkeepers could not be more accommodating. The rooms are beautifully decorated and our bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding. Will definitely return.

2-night stay was wonderful

4.4 on October 14, 2016

Great B&B. Would stay again anytime. Excellent hosts, very helpful and knowledgeable on sites to see. Terrific breakfast. Very clean.

A great stay with pleasant hosts.

4.8 on October 14, 2016

A beautiful old home with nicely decorated rooms (we snooped in the other rooms while they we vacant) Our room, the Burrill Suite, was a two room suite with a living room , a very comfortable place to sit and plan your activities. Jaynee and Guy were very helpful suggesting places to eat or visit, in fact Jaynee made a couple of reservations for us.The breakfasts were delicious and service great.

Great place!

5 on October 07, 2016

Came here for my birthday with my wife. Everything was amazing. Walking distance to the town. The rooms were very nice and the staff is great. Very welcoming, have great recommendations about the surrounding area and make delicious meals! We will definitely be back! - Kelli and Pete

Wonderful Getaway Spot!

5 on September 29, 2016

Jaynee and Guy were outstanding hosts. The room (with two-person whirlpool tub) was amazing. And breakfast each morning was just scrumptious! Definitely going back. Hopefully soon!

Charming and comfortable and historic Inn/B&B

5 on September 28, 2016

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the Inn Keepers, Jaynee and Guy, who are warm, friendly, and welcoming. They gave us an informative tour of their beautiful Inn and suggested places to visit during our stay in Canandaigua. They even offered us homemade cookies and drinks when we arrived and suggested an excellent German restaurant, The Rhineblick, for dinner. All the rooms at this Inn are elegantly decorated, fully equipped, and very clean. The 3 course gourmet breakfast was so delicious, and we enjoyed meeting the other interesting guests who were also staying at this Inn. Jaynee was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive in calling me back when I was making reservations for our trip. This Inn is a real treasure!

Weekend with friends

4.8 on September 23, 2016

5 couples stayed 3 nights at this beautiful home. The rooms were perfect and our hosts were just great people. Breakfast was wonderful. Ask for the french toast with apples, pecans, and grand marnier.

Visit to the Finger Lakes Region

5 on September 21, 2016

Our group of 5 couples stayed at the inn. One in our group is handicapped so that couple got the room on the main floor. The rest of us had the 4 rooms on the second floor. All the rooms have a private bath, TV and WiFi. The rooms and the whole house were very nicely decorate--it is set back from Main Street so there was no road noise and comfortable sleeping. Breakfasts were just fantastic! Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, a baked dish, and a meat dish each morning. They handled a non-gluten request with no problems at all. We had enough to eat that we actually skipped lunch one day. Cookies, brownies, and cupcakes were available in the afternoons in case we needed an energy boost. Guy and Jaynee Straw suggested a nice German restaurant in town (The Rheinblick) for dinner and even called ahead to get us a reserved table for 10. The Straws are friendly, enthusiastic, and have been in the B&B business for 11 years, so they know how to please visitors. A real gem of a place to stay in Canandiaqua!

Great place to stay in the finger lakes area

5 on September 21, 2016

The Inn on the Main is one of the nicest and comfortable B&B's my wife and I have ever stayed at. Every room is beautifully designed, luxurious, and each has an adjoining bathroom. The owners, Guy and Jaycee, are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts are wonderful. The Inn is conveniently located to lake Canandaigua and very close to the other finger lakes. We look forward to a return visit

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Rooms & Rates

Gifford Room

Our largest room boasts a king-size four-poster bed and is furnished with antique accent pieces. En suite bath features a large walk-in shower and antique marble sink/vanity. This luxury suite has a: • couch • armoire • dresser • fireplace • romantic corner jacuzzi

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Hubbell Room

Offers a queen-size antique brass bed, harboring a bright, cheery garden motif. Includes a window bench seat and two sitting chairs for your reading comfort. En suite bath features a large walk-in shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Clement Room

Offers a bold queen-size iron bed, a quaint Victorian accent chair and a fireplace. The Clement Room is tastefully decorated in Victorian cream and black toil 'e. En suite bath features an antique claw foot tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Burrell Suite

Offers a classic Victorian two-room suite featuring a two-person lounger whirlpool tub and corner fireplace. A six ft. oak headboard adorns the queen-size bed, and the room is appointed with a unique oak armoire/dresser, and TV. The sunroom/sitting room also has a TV and a sofabed to accommodate a third person, if need be. The room's 1880s bathroom has been restored, featuring built-in soaking tub/shower, corner sink, and unique split window/medicine cabinet. There is an additional $30 charge for a third person.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Penfield Suite

Spacious two-room suite, with its own private parlor with fireplace, is located on the first floor of the inn, making it suitable for people with mobility issues. It has a magnificently carved four-poster king bed and a large loveseat in the bay windows overlooking the back yard.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Inn's Suite

Please contact the Inn for more details. This is a self-sufficient independent unit (apt.), which is suitable for families and sleeps up to 5. Since it has a kitchen, breakfast is not included. It has an open living/dining room, a very small bedroom with 3/4 width bed, and upstairs is a very large master bedroom. The bathroom for this unit is upstairs off the master bedroom. The sofa in living room has a queen sofabed as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location Type

City, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Copier, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , COMPLIMENTARY SOFT DRINKS, FRESH BAKED GOODS DAILY, MOVIE LIBRARY

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, 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 No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day min. for weekends (Fri/Sat) ONLY FROM MID 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 j 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.


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)

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.

Recession Buster Savings (30% Off 3 Day Stay)

Recession Buster - Save !!! Book 3 consecutive nights (Sun. through Thur. ONLY) and receive 30% off your Stay. Discounting does not apply for stays including Fri. and/or Sat. *Not Valid: Holidays, Holiday weekends, New Year’s and Christmas Eve, and the week of Valentine's Day. **Based on Availability

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).

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