Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

It's the best

5 on August 01, 2016

This was my fourth stay.

Another great stay at Oliver Phelps!

5 on July 30, 2016

This was our third stay at the Oliver Phelps B & B and our first time in the Oliver Phelps Suite. We spent four nights there and loved the upgrade. We especially liked having our own mini fridge since we had brought fixings for a picnic which we enjoyed on the patio, and even took advantage of the hammock in the garden. Lynne and Bill are superb hosts who helped us with details of the cycling routes we took, made recommendations for meals, kept the cookie jar filled with our favorites, and even arranged to have the air conditioning turned down for us. Each breakfast was worthy of a photo and delicious! I always discover something new when Lynne is cooking. We love staying at the Oliver Phelps and plan to return again the fall. Thanks to Bill and Lynne for such an enjoyable experience.

Will be back

5 on July 29, 2016

Room, food, tips on restaurants and sightseeing, everything A-1.

Outstanding Accommodations, Service and Food

5 on July 26, 2016

We stayed two nights at the Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps and our experience could not have been improved upon. We were greeted by Bill as we came through the door and he made us feel welcome. The breakfasts prepared by Lynne each morning were delicious. The dining room is spacious and offers great views of the beautiful trees on the property. The entire inn is air conditioned which was a plus during the recent heat wave the area is experiencing. We would recommend this inn to anyone considering staying in Canandaigua and we will stay there again if we return.

The perfect place to stay at Canandaigua

5 on July 17, 2016

We stayed for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. Bill and Lynne are the most gracious hosts we have ever met. They thought of every detail to make our stay perfect. The rooms and common areas are very well-appointed, the breakfasts are delicious and gourmet-class, and Bill offers great advice for things to do and places to eat dinner. It was absolutely wonderful!!!

Memorable Stay 6-24-16 through 6-26-16

5 on July 01, 2016

Bill & Lynne are fantastic hosts and go well out of their way to provide an exception experience in the Canandaigua area.

Wonderful B&B

4.0 on June 28, 2016

Very much enjoyed our stay at Oliver Phelps. House is beautiful and the innkeepers, Lynne and Bill, are terrific hosts. They are warm and friendly and make you feel at home. Breakfast was wonderful. We stayed in the Oliver Phelps suite, which was very spacious, comfortable and extremely clean. Highly recommend this B&B for those who enjoy being pampered. Well located, just up the street from the town center.

A wonderful stay at Oliver Phelps

5 on June 27, 2016

Our weekend at Oliver Phelps could not have been nicer. Bill and Lynne were both lovely hosts and did whatever they could to make our stay comfortable. The breakfast was over the top delicious, the room was quiet, private and well appointed. We spent hours enjoying a bottle of wine on the side porch and it felt like we were in our own home. We'll absolutely stay again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely weekend in Canandaigua.

A Most Delightful Time

5 on June 23, 2016

We had a most delightful time at Oliver Philips House. Our hosts were most knowledgeable about the area and helpful in their recommendations. They were warm and inviting and did everything to make our stay comfortable.

What a pleasant experience

4.6 on June 20, 2016

The accommodations were much better than we expected. Not being frequent B&B users Oliver Phelps has changed our mind. The highlight for us was breakfast and the very interesting conversation we had with other guests around the table. Thank-you for a great experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Susan B

The Susan B features a queen-size canopy bed in the inn's 2nd largest bedroom, and private bath with corner shower.

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

Elizabeth's Retreat

Elizabeth's Retreat features a queen-size ornate iron bed, private bath with luxury shower, garden view, cable TV.

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


This cozy room features a queen bed, fireplace with electric insert, cable TV and a large adjoining bath with clawfoot tub and shower

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

Oliver Phelps Suite

The Oliver Phelps Suite features a king-size pencil post bed, large sitting area with fireplace and Flat Screen TV & DVD player. The large, luxury bath has a walk-in shower with body jets.

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


The Muir features a queen-size ornate iron bed, full private bath with tub/shower, garden view and cable TV/DVD.

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

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Location Type

Small town, Wine country


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, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos , 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

On-site activities

Game and Movie Library (over 200); Outdoor Games (Cornhole, more)

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  • Check In:: 4:00 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.



Lynne and Bill Keiper

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About the innkeepers

We appreciate everything the Finger Lakes has to offer: biking, hiking, antiquing, wine & beer, great food and the SCENERY! Native Pennsylvanians who spent 20 years in Ohio, we retired to upstate NY for the views, the people, and the weather (most of it anyway...)

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  • 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.