Red Door Inn B & B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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The Best!!!

5 on September 14, 2018

It’s an absolute pleasure to stay at Katherine’s B&B. Sandi and I felt we we not only experienced all the comforts and hospitality of a 5 star B&B but also that of a 5 star spa. Such a Beautiful, relaxing room. Loved the breakfast too and can’t forget the best freshly scones I’ve ever tasted. You won’t regret staying at the Red Door Inn and Katherine who is an adorable host who we now also consider a good friend. Kevin and Sandi

One night

4.8 on August 21, 2018

Room was cozy and comfortable. The bathroom was phenomenal. Breakfast in the morning was delicious! Enjoyed the night there! Would recommend.

Red Door Inn

5 on August 15, 2018

Kathryn was a great host-very special lady that made sure everything was perfect. Breakfast was great! Would definitely recommend to others.

Highly recommended

5 on August 06, 2018

This is a great B & B experience. The inn keeper, Kathryn is a wonderful host. The Inn is a beautiful historic home. We stayed in the Carson room which was by far the nicest B & B room we have ever been in. Spacious with a wonderful en suite bathroom. The breakfasts were outstanding. I highly recommend the Red Doo Inn B & B.

Lovely First Time At a Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 25, 2018

Kathryn was an excellent hostess and very attentive. Her breakfasts were delicious and it felt like dining with family. She also took great care to prepare everything gluten free for my boyfriend while we were there. We stayed in the Field Room and it had a comfortable bed, an in room wine fridge, and the most amazing bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub and rainfall shower. I look forward to visiting again.

Spectacular find in Canandaigua!

5 on July 23, 2018

The best of the Bed & Breakfast concept at The Red Door Inn! Gorgeous building decorated with love and comfort and great taste. Kathryn served us a delicious and beautiful-to-look-at breakfast with fresh juicy berries from the grounds. The Himes Room was historically cool, great bed, awesome shower. We plan to return without question.


4.0 on July 11, 2018

The Inn is beautiful! Everything was wonderful. Kathryn was the best ever! I will stay there again!

Red Door Inn and Hospitality

5 on June 28, 2018

We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful stay at the Red Door Inn thanks to the wonderful hostess and proprietor Kathryn Carson.

"Pleasantly Pleased"

5 on June 28, 2018

Our recent stay at Red Door Inn was so cozy and pleasant. Kathryn is an awesome host. She is an amazing person who touched our hearts making such an everlasting impression on my Husband & I. Such a pleasure to have met you and look forward to our return visit. Nina & Patrick Van Slyke

Wonderful stay!

5 on June 09, 2018

This was our second stay at The Red Door Inn, for our anniversary. We stayed in the Field Room again, with its spacious rainforest shower and whirlpool tub. Kathryn is a warm and welcoming hostess, ready to help with anything you need, and also give you space as you desire. She makes you feel like family! Very thoughtful, she even put some anniversary decorations in our room, and a bouquet of fresh flowers. The Inn is very close to town, but up on a little hill and surrounded by green space. There’s a lovely little porch on the second floor (perfect reading or game nook), wrap around porch outside, and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy. After a fabulous breakfast, we watched the Memorial Day parade (which starts right across the street from the Inn, giving us the perfect spot) with Kathryn and a few good friends. What a beautiful home - amazing that it dates back to 1801! We highly recommend this B & B.

Wonderful stay!

5 on June 04, 2018

This was our second time at The Door Inn, and both stays have been great! Kathryn is so friendly and warm, she makes you feel at home instantly. Beautiful and comfortable house (in amazing shape for over 200 years old!) located on a little hill with a wrap-around porch and plenty of outdoor seating for nice weather. Kathryn knew it was our anniversary, and had left several anniversary-themed decorations in the room, plus beautiful, fresh flowers. We had enjoyed the Field Room so much the first time, we stayed there again- with a lovely whirlpool and rainforest shower. After a delicious breakfast, we sat on the front porch and watched the Memorial Day parade along with some of Kathryn’s friends who made great company too! The Red Door Inn feels like home away from home (just much bigger, more beautiful, and with better service, ha!).

11/2017 Stay

4.8 on November 27, 2017

Our first time at a B&B and could not have been more pleased! Kathryn is a great host with a lot of knowledge of the area. The Carson room was very comfortable and the bathroom was amazing. Great location for touring the local wineries and a quick 1.5 hour trip to Niagra falls.

Great B&B. We will be back (again).

4.6 on October 30, 2017

Wonderful inn for a visit to Finger Lakes or Rochester. Now that we have family in Rochester this is our home base for visits.

Beautiful place and great hostess

5 on October 18, 2017

We stayed one night at this lovely inn. The house is over 200 years old and has wonderful charm. The bedroom was spacious and well appointed. The bathroom was redone nicely and felt like a spa. Every detail of our stay was taken care of. Kathryn is an excellent, attentive hostess and a truly nice person. The complimentary breakfast was excellent. Looking forward to staying here again next year.

It's like staying with family!

5 on October 04, 2017

We just stayed at the Red Door Inn this past weekend. This was our first time at a B&B and Kathryn made it feel effortless. We felt more like we were staying with a family member than at a B&B. I wish we were able to spend more time with her! She was there if we needed, but also gave us our privacy to come and go as we pleased. We stayed in the Carson room and it was clean, comfortable, and the whole place was beautiful! I think the highlight was that bathroom, though! My boyfriend was joking that we could host a party in there because there was enough room for everyone to sit and mingle in the bathroom alone. Although we made the reservations about a month before we planned on staying here, Kathryn remembered it was our anniversary and left little anniversary decorations in the room for us, which was very sweet! I think the only negative I can even come up with is that the driveway may be a bit difficult to find at night, but we got used to it pretty quick so it wasn't even really a problem at all. We didn't take her up on breakfast during our stay as we aren't usually up early enough and aren't really "breakfast people." However, Kathryn made sure to make us delicious scones and had fresh fruit for us on Sunday when we were ready to check out. She also had a ton of menus on hand and recommended a great restaurant within walking distance for our first night. We can't wait to come back and stay at the Inn again. Thanks, Kathryn!

Nice getaway

5 on September 20, 2017

Our room was beautifully decorated and very clean. Bathroom facilities were excellent with quality fixtures. This very historic home has been restored to be a very comfortable place to stay. Besides relaxing in our room, there was a lovely parlor, porches and places outside to sit. Breakfast in the dining room was delicious and made in Kathryn's kitchen. We stayed only one night but it was great that Kathryn was willing to accommodate us for even for such a short stay. This B&B is conveniently located in Canandaigua and its schools.

Excellent hostess.

5 on September 20, 2017

Great location and very nice rooms. Special time s we celebrated our son's 50th birthday. It was great to be able to just book a one night stay.

My Canandaigua "Cocoon"

4.4 on September 17, 2017

The house has been magnificently restored. Kathryn wears many hats at this time, hostess, cook, concierge, and chambermaid. Each room offers a most relaxing atmosphere. You can't stay in your room when the aromas from the kitchen start wafting through the house! Having breakfast with the other guests was enjoyable. We shared our travel experiences. Much nicer that hotel/motel trap.

Welcoming and restful

5 on September 07, 2017

We were delighted with our stay. Kathryn is a wonderful hostess and made us feel at home. Breakfasts were delicious and she even worked around my spouses aversion to eggs and was very creative. We have stayed at many B&B's and rate The Red Door highly. If you need a place to stay in This area ....this is the place!!!

Extremely clean, very kind hostess, and wonderful stay!

5 on August 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend getaway and had an amazing time! The house is beautiful! The attention to detail is incredible. Our room and bathroom were extremely clean. Kathryn, the owner, couldn't have been more welcoming, kind, and caring. She also makes an awesome breakfast and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable! We highly recommend this place and definitely hope to visit again!

Perfect Stay

5 on August 11, 2017

The Red Door Inn B&B is an excellent choice if you are staying in the area or traveling through! Kathryn was VERY accommodating and we could not have had a better stay. This B&B and Kathryn will always be special to my fiance and I, we stayed here during our vacation where I proposed to my girlfriend, now fiance. We will stay here again if the opportunity comes up again!

Red Door Inn outstanding in every way

5 on August 11, 2017

From the moment we were met by Kathryn, the Innkeeper our three-day stay in August was delightful. Our experience was superior in every way to other B&Bs. Our room was cozy, modern bathroom immaculate, decor of the Inn charming. Delicious breakfasts. Before breakfast, coffee on the second floor sun porch was perfect. The first floor porch has comfortable wicker furniture overlooking garden with flowers in bloom. Kathryn was helpful on recommending places to see and restaurants. Red Door Inn is a very special place to stay while visiting the sites in the Canandaigua area.

Red door

5 on August 03, 2017

Recently stayed at the red door and experience was wonderful. Was just passing thru town for work, so I was worried about booking only one night during the week. Kathryn was very accommodating and warmly welcomed us into her home. She recommended driving the Seneca wine trail during our one day stay and that was wonderful. Went home with to much wine! For the same price you can stay in a boring cookie cutter hotel with no character, but why would you. Felt like we were staying at a friends home for the night. Do yourself a favor and stay here next time in finger lakes region of New York!

Wonderful relaxing weekend

5 on July 30, 2017

Had a terrific weekend enjoying the wonderful atmosphere that Kathryn has made possible. Gorgeous room, peaceful lounge area in sun room & fabulous veranda. Thank you!

Lovely Place!

5 on July 29, 2017

What a lovely place to stay for our short stay in the Finger Lakes area! Kathryn was the quintessential hostess, giving us great advice on where to eat for dinner as well as the best areas to go to for wine tastings. She was there when we needed her, but she didn't hover. We were lucky enough to book the Carson room, which is gorgeous and very comfortable. The breakfasts she prepared were beautiful and delicious. She even accommodated my husband's need for a gluten-free diet and made the best blueberry pancakes I've ever eaten (and I usually don't even care for gluten-free foods). We've stayed at several b&bs across the country, and this was one of the best.

The Lovely Red Door Inn B&B

4.8 on July 27, 2017

Going up the graveled driveway, one can only imagine alighting from your carriage to climb the wide steps to towering twin columns on either side of the entrance. On the majestic veranda wrapping around the front and side of the grand Inn I can see elegant swooping gowns and starched collared shirts with tailored tails. Dainty sweets and fragrant tea served on the family china clink as I see in my mind's eye smiling hosts chatting to their neighbours about the latest gossip. I open my eyes to see our own host, Ms. Kathryn Carson waiting for us in the doorway of that elegant home. Staying at the Red Door Inn is a step back in time. As a second visit to this establishment it did not fail to meet our expectations. Kathryn is a pleasing and gracious host and will go to any lengths to accommodate her guests. Breakfast was amazingly delicious, plentiful and provided a much needed large carafe of coffee. Our room was nicely decorated in the time period of the past but the bathroom with the lovely walk in shower is a modern show piece. We stayed in the Field Room with our own air-conditioning unit, so adjusting the temperature was easy. A little refrigerator supplied bottled water with enough space for left overs. There is also a safe cleverly hidden in the closet. The sitting room is at the end of the hall of our rooms but we chose to go downstairs to the informal family room to play cards on the round table by the fireplace. Jane Austen would have been proud. A formal drawing room was across from that. Outside under a circle of large trees rests another seating area if you are in the habit of a good book and some quiet time or just want to watch the world drift by on the street below. Our friends having never been to a B&B before were pleasantly surprised. Next time we will endeavour to stay longer to enjoy Ms. Kathryn's hospitality, as our visit was much too short. Sharon & Mark, Rockwood ON Canada

Fantastic weekend at the Red Door Inn!!

5 on July 20, 2017

Had an AMAZING birthday weekend! Kathryn left a note on the door anticipating my arrival & instructions how to contact her. Enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the veranda then inside in the sitting room. She thought of everything- including a birthday plate includingb

Getaway to Finger Lakes

4.4 on July 04, 2017

The Red Door was a pleasant surprise. Very clean Inn. Comfortable bed. Very gracious host, Kathryn was very personable and helpful with dining suggestions. You would not be disappointed.

Very nice

4.6 on July 01, 2017

Great first experience for a B & B for our 18 year anniversary. Inn keeper Kathryn and host Lori were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the field room and loved the bathroom and jetted tub plenty big enough for two. We definitely want to stay again.

A Friendly Haven in Canandaigua

5 on June 30, 2017

Kathryn greeted us at the door willing to give advice about places to eat and things to do in Canandaigua. Our room was most comfortable and well appointed. She had thought of everything right down to glass wine glasses (you won't get that at the Hampton Inn) should we visit a nearby vineyard and bring back a bottle to sample. The breakfast the next morning was delightful and delicious. When we left we felt as if we had a warm and friendly place to return to anytime, and much more, a friend in Canandaigua.

Great B & B stay

4.8 on June 12, 2017

Did a one -night stay here and it was perfect - rooms are immaculate, hospitality is top-notch, and a nice Florida room to sit and relax in. I would stay here again.

A Wonderful Experience!!!

5 on June 11, 2017

We have stayed at several B&B's in this area and Ref Door Inn rates with the best of the best. From the beautiful property, to the genuine care and concern of the proprietor, Kathryn; everything was perfect. Cleanliness and comfort were top of the mark! What an exquisite way to spend time. Kudos to Red Door Inn for making our stay so very special!

Everything was perfect

5 on June 01, 2017

Everything was really smooth from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We were greeting kindly and given a tour of house. The house was incredible, being built around 1800, it was unbelievable how nicely it has been kept up. Our room was very warm and inviting, everything was laid out nicely. Kathryn, the owner, gave us a really nice run down of the town. We had never been to Canandaigua before, so we were happy to hear her advice. The bed was and room overall was very comfortable. Breakfast time was perfect. We stayed two nights and had two home cooked meals. The breakfast was top notch and the service was perfect. Overall, I would easily recommend this to any of my friends and I hope they get the chance to stay there.

Weekend Getaway

4.4 on May 31, 2017

I was looking for a private spot to get away for Memorial Day weekend and found the Red Door Inn on Trip Advisor. It was a hidden gem a little farther north on Main Street than some of the other B&Bs in Canandaigua. I stayed in the Field Room which had a very comfortable queen-sized bed and a large, remodeled bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub and separate large shower with a rainfall shower head...perfect for one or two! The owner was very friendly and made a wonderful breakfast. I usually prefer hotels for the anonymity but the Red Door Inn was a great place to spend a romantic weekend while enjoying the Finger Lakes area.

Lovely B and B

4.4 on May 25, 2017

We only stayed one night but we had a lovely stay. The room was very clean and comfortable and breakfast was perfect. Kathryn was very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

Great place to stay in Canandaigua

5 on May 15, 2017

Warm and friendly! Felt like we were staying at home. A must stay next time we are in Canandaigua. Dan and Lisa

The Carson Room

5 on October 26, 2016

A Beautiful 1800 home with antiques located in each room as well as the living areas. The innkeepers were very friendly and accomadating. The Carson Room is beautiful with a gorgeous Bath with the feeling of being in your own Dream. Such beautiful Decore that makes you want to stay longer. The Breakfast was very tasty with home made blueberry muffins, fresh fruit and a vegtable quiche. The setting of the home is very accomadating being right on the main street of Canandaigua tucked up on a small hill. I would highly recccomend The Red Door Inn to any one. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay!!! I thank you Kevin & Kathryn

We would stay again!

4.6 on October 16, 2016

Kathryn and Kevin were very gracious hosts and my wife and I enjoyed our stay! It was very last minute and Kathryn/Kevin accommodated our needs. Bed was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and the water pressure was great!

Red Door Inn

3.0 on September 16, 2016

I enjoyed our stay at the Red Door Inn, one night on the way to Maine, and another night on our way back home from Maine. The Innkeepers are friendly and helpful and paid attention to the little details such as having a Keurig machine so coffee/tea was available anytime, and an ice-maker as well. Our bed was very comfortable and the room was pretty and clean. Our first morning there my husband and I were the only guests so the Innkeeper set a beautiful table with china for the two of us and even lit candles! The breakfast was good too and the Innkeeper even asked ahead of time what we like to eat. On our return trip a week later he even made sure to make a different menu. My only suggestions would be: 1. Update the website (can't view one room, and needs pictures of the whole Inn instead of just a video) 2. De-clutter: the area where you first enter as it didn't equal my expectations since there was now more furniture there than on the video from the website. (love seat covering up fireplace, and table crammed in corner next to love seat) Also de-clutter front door area (remove plants so can actually use the front door) I have stayed in many B&B's and would recommend the Red Door Inn. It's location is great with the lake, Sonnenberg Gardens, and wineries galore only a few minutes away.

Anniversary stay

4.2 on September 14, 2016

We had an excellent stay. We stayed in the Fields room and the bathroom was incredible with the two person jacuzzi tub and large tiled shower with overhead showerhead. Breakfast the next morning was great

Weekend Getaway !!

5 on August 25, 2016

We had a wonderful relaxing stay . Kathryn and Kevin made sure we had everything we needed . Thank you !! We will definitely be back . George and Holly Cavanaugh

Had a great time in Finger Lakes

4.0 on August 21, 2016

Had a wonderful time at this charming B&B, was close to everything we wanted to do. Owners are great people. Room was wonderful

Great place to stay

4.0 on August 12, 2016

Had a wonderful time at this B&B, the service was amazing and the house was beautiful. Our room was spectacular. We will definately be back

Delightful weekend

5 on August 03, 2016

We stayed with Kathryn and Kevin last weekend when we came to Canandaigua for two concerts at CMAC. They have lovingly restored their stately mansion and created an incredibly welcoming atmosphere. Breakfasts were a real treat. The food was wonderful and we were so lucky to be in the company of other interesting guests. We could have stayed at the breakfast table all morning! Our hosts were very helpful and generous with their time and by the time we left, I felt as if I had been visiting old friends. All in all - a terrific weekend!

Weekend getaway

5 on August 01, 2016

Had a lovely weekend at the Red Door Inn, Katherine and Kevin are great hosts! Great food.

Fantastic stay

5 on July 27, 2016

Great rooms, great food am owners were a pleasure. Ver y accomodate g and just a perfect stay in Canandaigua. Would recommend to anyone.

weekend getaway

5 on July 20, 2016

The Red door Inn is a great place to stay while in Canadiagua. Beautiful house and charming hosts.

Great stay at the Red Door Inn B&B in beautiful Canandiagua, NY

4.6 on July 13, 2016

We decided to go to Canandiagua to see a Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds concert at CMAC and take in a few days in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. So glad that we found the Red Door Inn B&B on B& and had the chance to meet the owners, Kevin and Kathryn. Our stay was like visiting friendly relatives who have a great big beautiful home which is really clean and cook really yummy breakfasts each morning. If you are visiting this area, I would highly recommend staying at the Red Door Inn and you too can take in the beauty of the lakes, wineries and maybe even a great concert. Thanks again to the Carson's for a great experience! Jill & Rob from Pittsburgh, PA

Great 4th of July Getaway

4.0 on July 12, 2016

My husband and I received a gift card to use at any B&B. After looking online we decide to choose The Red Door Inn. What a great choice! The Inn is a beautiful historic home and the Inn keepers are such a warm and welcoming couple. We really enjoyed their company and great conversation. We felt right at home there and look forward to going back. Thanks for the eggs! Many thanks your friends in Lancaster, NY

Thrilled with our First B&B

4.6 on July 05, 2016

Our first visit to a B&B was all I expected and more! Kathryn and Kevin are gracious hosts and have restored this beautiful 200-year old mansion into a lovely B&B, filled with antiques, artwork, flowers and all those lovely accents that make it special. We stayed in the Carson room with its king-size bed, wine fridge, and an awesome bath that included a Jacuzzi and rain forest shower. My favorite room was the upstairs sitting room in the morning with coffee and tea, complete with a bird nest and birds just outside the window! (Kathryn - how did you arrange that?) Pastry Chef Kathryn baked scones and made homemade strawberry jam--delicious!--to compliment Chef Kevin tasty breakfast of omelets and home fries. You certainly have set the standard for us for future B&B's. All the best to you for your continued success! We hope to see you again when we come back to Canadaigua.

a nice stay

4.2 on July 03, 2016

our first time here. good location. helpful innkeepers.

Wonderful hosts

4.4 on June 29, 2016

Enjoyed our stay

Lovely stay at the Red Door Inn

4.4 on June 23, 2016

My daughter and I stayed 3 nights in June, in a lovely room with fantastic jacuzzi, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Beautiful old house set back from the road. Really great 3-course breakfasts and congenial hosts. Recommended!

Warm and comfortable, truly like home...

4.0 on June 12, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights and were treated each morning with unique and hearty breakfasts. Kevin prepared everything from omelets to Egg's Benedict and delighted us with delicious pastries and fresh fruit to get things started. The inn is both stately and charming. Inn keepers Kathryn and Kevin are warm and engaging. We felt at home almost immediately. We stayed in the Carson room and considered it truly luxurious. The ensuite was first rate and enormous. We had our choice of whirlpool tub or rain-shower tile and glass shower stall. Warm, inviting, elegant, charming...for us a unique B&B. We'll return for sure. Jon and Chris, May 2016

Lovely bed and breakfast

4.6 on May 30, 2016

We enjoyed staying in the Field Room. The bed was comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was a treat with endless supply of hot water. Breakfast both mornings were delicious with homemade scones and Danish. Kevin and Kathryn were great hosts. We definitively would stay here again. Thank you for a lovely weekend. Karen and Todd

Enjoyable overnight getaway

3.6 on April 27, 2016

Kathy and Kevin have created a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast. Carson room was large and comfortable with one of the biggest bathrooms I've ever seen in a B&B! Location is great - very close to shopping and not too far from the Lake.

Wonderful weekend

4.2 on January 28, 2016

We stayed in the Carson Room of the Red Door Inn. This is the largest room with a huge king sized bed, fireplace, and large bathroom that includes a walk-in shower, and spacious jacuzzi. The decor was beautiful antique Victorian influence. We came to Canandaigua, NY to attend classes at the Wine and Culinary Center which is 1-2 miles south. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed visiting with Kevin and Kathryn. The breakfasts they served were beautifully presented and delicious. Good luck to them as they continue to refurbish this lovely historical home. Mary Judson

Weekend Get-A-Way

5 on November 09, 2015

Kevin and his wife were OUTSTANDING hosts. The property is Kevin's love and it shows it in the condition of the property and interactions with his guests. The breakfasts were extraordinary with multiple courses all served with attention to detail. My wife and I utilize B&Bs extensively when we travel because we enjoy the interaction with the hosts and other guests. This weekend exceeded our expectations for the property, hosts and guests and the region (Finger Lakes of New York State) is to die for gorgeous (we were there during the peak autumn leaf time). Bill & Krys

Wonderful B &B

5 on October 04, 2015

This was a wonderful Bed & Breakfast, the area was very convenient to many activities for the whole family! The hosts Kevin and Kathryn are lovely people and are always making sure that you have everything you need and want. They have the answer to any questions that guests may have regarding restaurants and activities in the area. Last but certainly not least the breakfast that is served is fabulous and worth the trip on that alone! Thank you Kevin and Kathryn for a wonderful weekend! Bruce & Lori

Perfect find

5 on September 29, 2015

The Red Door B&B offers great hospitality, charm, coziness, and a touch of elegance. The accommodations included modern amenities that were welcomed yet did not interfere with the historic beauty of this two hundred year old home. The Carson Room was tastefully furnished, spaciously inviting with luxurious linens and comfortable king bed; the bathroom expansive with an oversized whirlpool tub, well designed shower and heated floor. The water pressure was excellent and hot water always available. The breakfasts were delicious, each one a gourmet treat with a beautifully set table including candles, silver, crystal and delicate china. Kevin and Kathryn were warm and personable with excellent suggestions regarding day trips. They have a wonderful eye for detail & for anticipating all their guests’ needs, which was reflected in the décor and amenities throughout the home. I would stay here again without question.

Very Pleasant Surprise

5 on September 27, 2015

I meet my siblings once per year, at a different venue. We chose Finger Lakes this year and picked this B&B. This is one time where the reviews understated how nice a B&B is! We had a very nice stay - it felt like home. My wife and I felt the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was the nicest that we have experienced at a B&B. We would come back.

Enjoyed Our Stay

5 on August 20, 2015

The Inn is decorated in a lovely, quaint way. The bed was very comfortable. Slept well each night we were there which is unusual when I don't sleep in my own bed. Kathryn and Kevin were friendly and welcoming. Convenient location. Will miss the breakfasts which were delicious. Also, enjoyed the breakfast conversations.


5 on August 17, 2015

Our stay here was nothing less than exceptional. Kevin greeted us at the door and showed us our gorgeous room. Beautifully appointed and beautifully maintained. This Inn is immaculate, inviting, and pleasurable. Breakfast was a delightful treat served on china in the dining room. Ours hats are off to Kathy and Kevin! We look forward to visiting here again.

Decent place to stay

3.0 on June 10, 2015

Inn keepers very friendly and helpful with directions and helpful with facts about the town. Would stay there again, only disappointing thing was the cleanliness everything in the room very dusty.

Innkeeper Response
We're so sorry. We'd just finished doing some renovations in that room. The INN is 214 years old and we scraped, painted, patched and sanded, which is what caused all the amount of dust that you're speaking of. Normally our rooms are very clean and we take great pride in that.

- Kathryn Carson (innkeeper)

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5 on May 16, 2015

Kevin and Katherine are wonderful hosts. The suite was clean,beautifully decorated and large. Breakfast was delicious. We will definitely being going back and recommending them to our friends.

Great stay st Red Door

4.2 on May 13, 2015

Owner's Kevin & Kathryn where very pleasant and unique, we had a late night out on Saturday, when we arrived back we were suprised to find Kevin lying on the couch watching tv, my wife was shocked and surprised but whatever. This was our first at Red Door but third stay at Inn,s however, we most definitely will return near future.

Very delightful

4.2 on April 14, 2015

The owners were extremely kind and very friendly. Great experience. will definetly stay there again.

Relaxing Weekend Stay

5 on April 02, 2015

Wonderful hosts - Very friendly and helpful. Lovely home

Great weekend stay...

5 on March 04, 2015

You will truly love this place. The owners are wonderful people and I really cant say enough.

A beautiful Inn - beautifully maintained!

5 on February 18, 2015

Truly one of our best B&B experiences. It was a very cold "blizzardy" night but the warmth of this beautiful Inn made the weather a non-issue. The hosts have done an incredible job of keeping the historic charm of this +200 year-old home intact. It is very clean, wonderfully appointed, and there is not a single need that was not attended to. You will not believe the bathrooms! As if all of that wasn't enough - the breakfast was amazing. There aren't enough accolades to fully express how much we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back!! Michael & Ginny

Impromptu Stay at the Red Door Inn B&B

5 on November 19, 2014

A last minute decision to spend the weekend in Canandiagua, lead us to the Red Door Inn B&B. We stayed in the Carson Suite. Absolutely lovely! The Innkeepers, Kathryn and Kevin are so nice and welcoming! We arrived to a fire burning in the fireplace on a crisp fall day. We even met their grandchildren! Fresh fruit, Eggs Benedict, toast, coffee and juice for breakfast. We highly recommend the Red Door Inn B&B. Thank you Kathryn and Kevin! Truly a lovely stay!

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4.4 on October 30, 2014

Second time we stayed there. Second time was even better than the first!

Stay at Red Door Inn

5 on October 19, 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay. Kathryn and Kevin were excellent hosts, made us feel at home. Our room was very clean and well decorated as was the rest of the house. Breakfast each morning was very good and we had nice conversation with the other guests and our hosts. We were given very good advice on what to see in the area and would recommend the Red Door Inn to everyone. Hope to go back there soon.

excellent host

4.8 on October 13, 2014

Excellent b&b. Host Kevin was fantastic.

Great Weekend spent at Red Door Inn

4.0 on September 17, 2014

The owners, Kathy and Kevin, are very warm and friendly. I was concerned that they might be a bit stuffy (this is our first B&B experience), but I was wrong. Very down to earth and welcoming. The room (Carson) was exceptional. Huge bed. Room had its own heating / cooling. Perfect for an early fall getaway. Breakfast was served promptly at 9a.m. Fresh fruit, pastries, pancakes (day 1) and omelet (day 2) cooked to order by Kevin. Kathy kept the conversation and coffee flowing. I would recommend this Inn!

First timer

5 on September 07, 2014

I was a bit nervous about staying at a B&B, but amazingly the experience was something that I am so glad I didn't miss out on! Kevin & Kathryn were extremely gracious hosts. From restaurant and outing suggestions to chating and having a glass of wine, you can just tell that they love giving you a wonderful B&B experience. Breakfast was delicious and even though we stayed in the smallest room in the house, it was more then adequate and quaint for us. We loved it, and hope to return again!

Red Door Inn B&B

4.8 on August 27, 2014

We enjoyed our stay so much it was difficult getting up from the breakfast table to start our day! Food was great and owners were warm, helpful and fun. Great location on Main Street, nicely decorated with beautiful antiques and always coffee and tea in upstairs hallway. Would definately go back.


4.2 on August 16, 2014

Great B&B. I imagine it's the nicest place in Canadaigua

Very enjoyable stay at this lovely B&B

5 on August 09, 2014

We stayed at this lovely and historic (1801) inn for two nights over the weekend of August 2 and had a very nice time. The owners welcomed us on Friday afternoon with a glass of wine and gave us a number of recommendations for dinner. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The private bathroom was roomy and had a great shower. I had a problem operating the AC unit on Saturday morning, but it was looked into immediately and the room was perfect when we arrived back in the afternoon. Breakfast both mornings was delicious, and we enjoyed extended conversation with the owners and other guests. We felt very much at home. The town of Canandaigua is lovely and has many activities and restaurants. It's in the center of the Finger Lakes wine country, so many of the activities and food revolve around the local fare. We would highly recommend the Red Door B&B.

Nice weekend

5 on August 06, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay. It was like visiting family for the weekend. Mark and Sharon Canada

First time at a bed & breakfast and it exceeded our expectations

4.8 on August 05, 2014

Refreshing change from a hotel stay. Very warm and inviting. Loved our room and the owners were very friendly and made us feel welcomed. I highly recommend staying here.

A great place to stay

4.6 on July 30, 2014

A terrific room and great service. Kevin and Kathryn were excellent hosts. Great accommodations, great breakfasts, and a great time. Would stay here again- highly recommended.

Wonderful long weekend in Canandaigua at Red Door Inn

5 on July 22, 2014

Our stay at The Red Door Inn was magnificent! The Field Room has a large spa-like bathroom and the bed has an extremely comfortable mattress. The summer weather had cooled during our stay and the option of opening the windows allowed the wonderful cool night air to circulate which made sleeping perfect. Our first morning we had an early commitment and Kevin provided a magnificent breakfast to accommodate our early departure. Kevin & Kathryn are exquisite hosts and I am recommending The Red Door Inn to anyone who is looking for a wonderful lodging experience in Canandaigua.

The Red Door Inn has it all

5 on July 15, 2014

We stayed for a mini vacation on a recent trip to the Finger lakes area. The Inn is thoughtfully restored and furnished by the owners and their labor of love is apparent in every detail. We enjoyed the historic aspect of the home along with the modern amenities the Carsons, Kevin and Kathryn, have included. Our room, the Field, had a rainforest shower and jacuzzi but was furnished with period pieces that did not overwhelm or interfere with comfort. Breakfasts were gourmet but not stuffy. Place settings were gracious but not intimidating. Our hosts made us feel right at home. They were knowledgeable about area attractions and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed Kevin's vision for future renovations and Kathryn's attention to details for our comfort. Be sure to stroll the grounds and see the great plantings and water feature seating under a canopy of trees that is very relaxing. We will definitely go back soon.

Red Door Inn Owners Make Your Stay Fun, Relaxed and Special

4.8 on July 13, 2014

My husband, daughter and I all three needed a place to stay to explore the New York Finger Lakes area on a family history trip. Kathryn and Kevin had an available room, their biggest room with a very large bathroom, called the Carson Room. An inflatable bed was an option for my 23 year old daughter, so we booked and hoped it would all work.Not only did it work, we had a wonderful few days as we walked through the big red door of the inn. It's hard to pinpoint all the things that made this B&B stay so special, but it had something to do with an overall feeling our hosts created. A beautiful porch for reading, a coffee maker in the hallway upstairs, a comfy King bed, Kevin's killer breakfasts, lovely flowers in the garden that I took photos of, a cozy couch to watch TV on downstairs, and enough room to stretch out and relax. It wasn't a detached, service oriented atmosphere. Instead, they made us truly feel like we were part of their own family. Kevin and Kathryn felt more like long lost siblings or friends more than any sort of innkeepers. They are warm, entertaining and fun people to be around. If privacy IS what you need, I believe their intuition will provide that as well. A diet after your stay might be necessary unless you have strong willpower. You'll enjoy Kevin's breakfast creations and the attention that Kathryn gives you as you eat. omlettes, pancakes, eggs benedict, scones,etc. Delish!!! Once the food is out, we wanted them to sit and talk with us. The most special breakfast though, was when their grandkids spent the night, a recipe for disaster for some perhaps . . . but their grandchildren were so fun to have around. They took our food orders with restaurant order pads. It was a good lesson for them and a lot of fun for us to be waited on by such well behaved polite kiddos!

Loved this place!

5 on July 08, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for the Fourth of July. It is beautiful and the rooms are gorgeous. The best part was the owners. Very friendly, and went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy! Would go back in a second!

Fantastic anniversary trip

5 on July 04, 2014

Kathryn and Kevin were great hosts. Beautiful home both inside and out. Their attention to detail was noticeable and appreciated (ex: This was an anniversary trip so they provided a complementary bottle of champagne, and meals served on special anniversary plates). Kevin is a great cook and was very accommodating to our dietary needs. Will certainly return when we come back to the Finger Lakes area.

Very happy

5 on June 26, 2014

Great location, beautiful rooms, fantastic breakfast, gracious hosts and fair pricing. Going back is a no brainer.

Beautiful stay, great location

4.6 on June 23, 2014

Beautiful B&B. The pictures of the rooms don't show the best parts, the private bathrooms. They are wonderful! After breakfast on checkout day the other guests had already left and we were invited by the owners to take a look at the other rooms. They were all beautiful and you'll have a great stay no matter which one you book. The inn is on Main St. and easy to find. Great breakfast and owners were fun to talk with.

A night at the Red Door Inn

4.4 on May 22, 2014

Besides the few small dead bugs by the windows... the place was awesome. Breakfast couldn't have been more amazing. Monkey bread with fresh fruit. Followed by an egg souffle with toast and potatoes. The room was just gorgeous too. A small electric fireplace, comfortable furnishings, a big tub and unique (in a good way) shower with hot hot water.outside of the rooms was a Krueger machine for coffee, tea or hit chocolate. Wall safe, wine cooler, and so much more. Loved it.

Far and beyond what I expected....

5 on May 12, 2014

Kathryn and Kevin went far and above what we had expected.... The house was beautiful and Kevin's over the top breakfasts were wonderful.... There was so much to do, so we are booking another stay in October at the Red Door Inn..... Thank you so much....

Stay here!

5 on April 09, 2014

Hosts Kathryn and Kevin were wonderful. They had wine and a roaring fire ready for our arrival on a chilly April day. Our room was everything we expected-heated bathroom floors, fireplace and jacuzzi with a very comfortable bed. Loved having coffee right outside our room, The Carlson. Breakfast was incredible and very filling. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay.

Best Inn Ever

5 on March 29, 2014

Our stay at the Red Door Inn was very very nice. The owners re did the whole place all themselves and they did an absolutely phenomenal job! Our room was clean and beautiful and certainly comfortable with a queen size bed and two person jacuzzi. The owners were there chatting with us and getting to know us and also gave us our space to enjoy the facilities. They were a great blessing and they are incredibly kind. We got to see a tour of the building and each room is simply magnificent! We truly had a wonderful stay and would stay there a million times again. ~Chelsea and Josiah G.

Beautiful room, great breakfast!

5 on March 14, 2014

We stayed at the Red Door Inn for the second time for our anniversary. The room was beautiful and cozy. Kevin and Kathy helped with dinner recommendations and they were spot on! The breakfast was nothing short of gourmet - we could tell they took time and care in making it. I would highly recommend a stay there!

First Time B&B Stayers

5 on February 26, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Very beautiful and very inviting. Breakfast was delicious and the company Kevin & Kathy gave was a lifetime memory!

Weekend getaway!

5 on February 22, 2014

Was very impressed with this place, owners are very friendly, house is clean with the latest upgrades in our room it was called the fields , our bathroom was huge with hot tub and extra high ceiling where the rain fall shower feels like it's dropping out of the sky. The breakfast food was great too a lot of variety, and fresh quality food. Would definitely stay again. We are not wine tour people, but visited two local micro breweries twisted rail and naked dove within a mile or two.

Would Have Stayed Longer...

4.6 on November 20, 2013

The Red Door Inn is a grand old Victorian house lovingly restored by its proprietors Kevin and Kathryn Carson. Our stay was so comfortable - we had the Carson room - the breakfast served next morning superb and the repartee with the Innkeepers enjoyable. Though we were there for only one night, the Carsons made us at home and were attentive to every detail - morning coffee outside your door, internet access, cable TV, heated bathroom floors! We highly recommend this B&B if you are seeking respite from the grind.

Canandaigua Homecoming

5 on November 18, 2013

Surprised my wife with three days in the hometown of her youth on our tenth anniversary. I could not have selected two more hospitable people than Kevin and Kathryn Carson to host our visit. We felt as though we were with old friends as each day we fueled ourselves on a gourmet breakfast and locally roasted coffee. Theirs was the perfect base from which to launch on our adventures in town and along the lakes. Large well appointed rooms (ours had a jacuzzi) ensured our comfort and recovery at the end of each day. As someone who spends several nights a week in hotels all across the country, I highly recommend The Red Door Inn for peace, comfort and good company.

Nice night away!

4.0 on November 08, 2013

Wife and I were looking to get out for some alone time away from baby. We chose Canandiagua because it is close but far enough away from home. Upon arrival we noticed the outside appearance was lacking upkeep, it just didn't appear to be well taken care of. We actually arrived earlier than check in by 1.5 hours but the host was more then accommodating. She took us in and showed us to our room. We then discussed wine tasting and area attractions. We left to go do some tastings and came back with a bottle which we enjoyed in the jacuzzi (very nice)! We then went to dinner hit a few bars and made it back to the inn. The next morning we woke up and found that our heat was on 62.....very cold. Our fault I guess as she showed us the thermostat and we never looked at it again. But I would suggest setting it a bit higher knowing that guests were going to be there. We then had breakfast which was good but not spectacular. There was no options they just made the food they wanted and gave it to us. It was alright but then again I am not a fan of poached eggs and the drinking the night before also threw me off. All in all a nice getaway!

Our late summer stay

5 on November 07, 2013

We stayed at Kevin and Kathryn's lovely inn this past summer and truly enjoyed our stay. The rooms are all beautiful, the bed was super comfy and the breakfasts were delicious. We had a great time sharing wine and conversation with the innkeepers who reminded us of our college days in upstate NY. When you stay, be sure to have a cup of coffee in the pretty sun room upstairs. Kevin and Kathryn recommended a fabulous Italian restaurant in town where we had the best dinner of our vacation! Thanks for everything! Tom and Wendy Mullin

Red Door Inn Bed and Breakfast - Excellent!

4.8 on November 06, 2013

This was an absolutely wonderful location and the service was excellent! The food was absolutely incredible!! Two-course, candle-lit breakfasts with beautiful background music, lovely decor, and nice china and silverware were so delightful. And the food itself was absolutely decadent!! A very comfortable setting with lovely antique decorations. We loved the rain forest shower and the Jacuzzi. We also enjoyed sitting on the couch in front of the gas fire. Kevin and Kathryn were very welcoming, very friendly, and very accommodating. They were very helpful in identifying best routes of travel and in suggesting nearby restaurants for lunches and dinners. The premises was very clean and functional (see note below) and towels were changed daily. And the location on Main Street is quiet and lovely and is within walking distance of several stores and restaurants. Our only minor complaints were that the ceiling fan in the room didn't work and that the bedspread was a little dirty and had some spots that hadn't been cleaned yet. We highly recommend the Red Door Inn Bed and Breakfast to any couple seeking a luxurious get-away!! Wonderful location for anyone visiting LDS Church History Sites in Palmyra.

great place to stay aaa++++

5 on November 06, 2013

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Outstanding Weekend!

5 on October 28, 2013

The Red Door Inn was just beautiful. Kathryn and Kevin are wonderful hosts, making our stay feel like we were in our own home with family. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back. We already recommended the Red Door Inn to our friends as it is really a great B&B. Rick and Julie Dzurilla

Very comforting B&B

5 on October 16, 2013

Have a wonderful stay at The Red Door Inn. Very pleasant host and hostess most wonderful breakfast and the bed was super comfortable and an amasing shower. Want to go back and take the rest of the family for a nice weekedn stay.

41st Anniversary

4.4 on October 12, 2013

Thank you Kevin and Katherine for your warm hospitality. We loved our room in your splendid old home and the breakfasts were great. Your friendly guidance on local attractions added to our enjoyment. Hope to see you again, Elaine and Tom Potter

canandaiga charm

4.6 on October 10, 2013

kathryn and kevin went above and beyond. wonderful home. the nicest people. lots of places to see, but if we go back to the area, would stay there again.

Really enjoyed our stay

4.6 on October 09, 2013

We had a great time at the Red Door Inn. Kathryn and Kevin were extremely hospitable and the breakfasts were delicious!

Comfortable Atmosphere and Appealing

5 on October 05, 2013

We have family in the area and try and stay at the Red Door when visiting. Kathryn and Kevin provide great meals and catch us up on the local happenings.

Kind and friendly owners

3.6 on October 01, 2013

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Red Door Inn and had a very enjoyable time. The owners were very nice and helpful directing us around Canandaigua to all the local hangouts. Carson room is large and updated very well.

Field Room stay

4.8 on September 25, 2013

Wonderful room.

Exquisite bed and breakfast with a comfortable atmosphere!

5 on September 18, 2013

Our party of four occupied the Carson and Eastman rooms! Kevin and Kathy have done a remarkable job renovating this home. Their hospitality was impeccable including the presentation of breakfast, and wine social! Perfect location for aviators to stay if they fly into the local airport. We will definitely return!!

Very pleasantly surprised!

5 on September 11, 2013

Never having stayed at a B&B, my husband told me to keep an open mind! I was very pleased with our stay. I fell in love with all the furnishings. We were very comfortable and very satisfied. The Inn Keeper was so hospitable, we felt very at ease. Have told many of our friends and family members about our experience! Thank you!

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4.0 on September 05, 2013

Very nice place, wonderful hosts delicious breakfast.

Comfortable and appealing

3.8 on September 01, 2013

What an impressive old house this is! We found the Red Door Inn online mid-afternoon on our arrival day, yet our hosts were agreeable to taking us at the last minute. Our room was ready, and host Kevin had excellent dinner suggestions for walk-to dining.

Great Time

5 on August 21, 2013

Looking forward to spending many weekends at The Red Door Inn ! Our room was very comfortable and nicely decorated...the breakfast was superb.. and our host, Kevin, could not have been more accommodating !

Excellent place

5 on August 20, 2013

There are few bed and breakfast places that offer you the kind of service that Kathryn and Kevin do. You get tremendous meals, friendly and engaging people, five star rooms and all at a much cheaper price that some other places. You will not regret staying here at all.

Amazing place! Don't miss it!

5 on August 18, 2013

We just got home from staying at the Red Door Inn and all we can say is "wow"! The inn is clean and beautiful and our room was just gorgeous--from the Jacuzzi, rain shower, to the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in (other than mine). Kathryn and Kevin are so warm and inviting. With their banter and warm conversation, you want to stay even longer--I promise. Kevin's breakfasts are delicious and filling! We are already planning another trip back! It is the perfect place to stay while visiting near by wineries or if you just want to get away from it all and visit the surrounding, beautiful city.

The perfect place to unwind and relax

4.8 on August 16, 2013

Great ambiance, great hosts, great food. Red Door Inn has one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in! Kathryn and Kevin really make their home your home. They are warm, welcoming and all around great hosts. Debbie & Herb

Urban travelers

4.4 on August 14, 2013

Very nice, mattresses and pillows were very comfortable. Hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. Location was great!

Great stay

5 on August 13, 2013

Had a great time! Very cozy place and nice and welcoming hosts.

Our Stay at the Red Door Inn

4.4 on August 01, 2013

Great hosts, down to earth...made our stay fantabulous!!

Path to Niagra

4.6 on July 31, 2013

beautiful setting. great hospitality

the red door inn

4.4 on July 28, 2013

Very charming place... Great inn keepers

Had a lovely stay

5 on July 25, 2013

Spent the night while passing through. Lovely place and excellent hosts. Would stay again.

Red Door Inn B & B

4.8 on July 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Red Door Inn over the July 4th holiday and weekend. The experience was excellent. The room was neat and the adjoining bathroom was spacious and included a large shower with rain and spray shower heads. Kevin and Kathryn were gracious hosts, providing local information and general good conversation. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. We will stay there again when we travel to Canandaigua. Thanks to Kevin and Kathryn for an enjoyable stay.

Would stay here again!

4.6 on July 10, 2013

We do not live far from Canandaigua but were just looking for a weekend retreat. We had a great time. We felt welcome here and the house is beautiful. It is also in a nice location near the lake. I highly recommend this B&B!

One night in Canandaigua

4.0 on July 08, 2013

Our overnight there was very comfortable. The bed was great. Also, the air conditioning was a big plus. The breakfast was good but very common.

The Red Door Inn is a great place to stay in Canandaigua

5 on June 27, 2013

Kathy and Kevin were great hosts. They went out of their way to be helpful with directions, restaurants recommendations, etc. The Carson Suite was such a romantic room and the bathroom was absolutely beautiful. The breakfasts were really good.

lovely old home

4.4 on June 27, 2013

For us, the location was perfect. The room was very nice although the window air unit was rather noisy. The atmosphere was laid back and relaxed. The owners were very friendly and helpful and breakfasts were delicious!

Two-Day Trip to the Finger Lakes

4.4 on June 20, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Red Door Inn. Kathryn and Kevin were so nice and helpful about suggestions of where to go and what to do. Our room was very comfortable and the shower was awesome! Kevin's eggs and Kathryn's baked goods were delicious. We had a relaxing two days and would definitely do this again at the Red Door Inn B&B.

Lovely hosts

4.4 on June 13, 2013

Our hosts were amazing and very accommodating. Would definitely stay again.

Comfortable and convenient B&B.

5 on June 12, 2013

Wonderful people, comfortable stay. Would book this inn again.

Enjoyable stay in charming setting.

3.8 on June 10, 2013

The house was conveniently located just north of the town center. There were several places to dine within walking distance. The rooms had the charm of a B+B, with a very modern and spacious bathroom. Certainly a candidate for a return stay.

Great stay

4.4 on May 30, 2013

We stayed in the Field Room (~350 sq. feet), great bathroom esp. the jacuzzi (a welcomed treat after a day of touring the nearby winearies). Good location, 2 miles from Canandaigua Lake and about 30-35mins to nearby Seneca Falls / Senaca Lake. Kathryn and Kevin are fantastic, helpful and lovely. Kevin makes a really mean breakfast!!! I would def recommend. The Carson room is really cute too - would be great for couple looking for honeymoon suite.

Wonderful stay

5 on May 19, 2013

Our room was upgraded to the room with the jacuzzi tub. This was a nice surprise. Room was clean, very comfortable, and QUIET...yeah. Innkeepers were very friendly, but not intrusive. Brakfast started off great, but a liittle lackluster for main entree (basically a spanish omellette and some overcooked potatoes.) Foos was tasty, but not as "gourmet" as we sometimes get.But host did a great job serving, etc. House close to things to do. A beautiful, old town.

Great Get Away

5 on May 15, 2013

A lovely B&B, well kept, very nicely decorated. Excellent amenities. Kevin and Katherine were wonderful hosts. Thank you, JoAnne &Bert Ryan

Very nice

4.6 on May 15, 2013

The Red Door Inn was immaculately kept. The owners couldn't have been nicer.

Very pleased

5 on March 06, 2013

Kevin and Kathryn were amazing hosts. Friendly and down to earth! I highly recommend staying at their B&B.

Highly recommended! Rooms are beautiful and close to town.

4.4 on February 21, 2013

Rooms are really pretty. Bathrooms are unbelievable. prices are ok not the bet. Owners are very friendly and breakfast was Delish! One of te nicer b&b's in the area.

great little get away

4.8 on December 22, 2012

We only stayed for one night, but the accomodations were lovely and the hospitality was outstanding. The breakfast was delicious, the danish was amazing. It was the perfect little get away.

Beautifully Restored Finger Lakes Mansion

5 on November 07, 2012

Kevin and Kathryn were wonderful hosts. We were warmly welcomed for our mid-week, last minute get away. We settled into the Carson Room, which was luxurious and comfortable. Kevin gave us a tour of the entire house, which was particularly interesting to me, as I had visited there years ago when it was a chopped up set of apartments. What a transformation! Kevin is very helpful with great restaurant recommendations, and we could walk there along the historic Main Street. Breakfast was also outstanding. We would highly recommend the Red Door Inn.

Great Stay

4.4 on October 29, 2012

Beautiful home, wonderful hosts and room and exceptional breakfast. Thanks for a great stay!!

First time B&B Experience

4.6 on October 27, 2012

After going on line and searching for a B&B for a much needed getaway, I booked with the Red Door B&B. ( A first time away from home for my husband and me) When we pulled up to the lovely house, my husband was very uncomfortable and wanted to go to a hotel instead. From the moment we entered the foyer, his hesitation vanished. Great accomodations, great hosts, great food! We will be back

A treasure!

5 on October 27, 2012


A gem in Canandaigua!

5 on October 23, 2012

We recently stayed at the Red Door Inn for a fall getaway. What a beautiful place! The Inn was very quaint and filled with lovely things. We were warmly greeted by the innkeepers, Kevn & Kathryn Carson, with whom we shared a glass of wine and great conversation. It felt like sitting down with old friends. They were very knowledgeable about the area and offered great suggestions for dinner. We stayed in the Eastman Room - very spacious, loved the comfy bed, and the room - well, they thought of everything. Freshly brewed coffee was waiting for us outside our room in the morning. We enjoyed our breakfast as well as meeting the other guests. I'd definitely recommend the Red Door Inn upon your next visit to Canandaigua!

Quiet and Friendly

4.8 on October 22, 2012

We stayed here on the way home from a wedding, and needed a quiet break. The owners were great, we were greeted by both upon arrival. The room was beautiful, and had an incredible bathroom with a double Jacuzzi and a rain forest shower for two.....breakfast was great and gourmet...from a sweet bread treat and a souffle...juice and coffee....we will return

Lovely weekend

4.8 on October 20, 2012

We booked 3 of the 4 rooms for a September family weekend and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The rooms were all lovely and well equipped. We stayed in the Eastman - what a comfortable bed! Kathryn and Kevin were wonderful hosts, starting us off with a glass of wine when we arrived, giving us good sightseeing and dining tips, and preparing outstanding breakfasts. Kevin has done an amazing job restoring the house, and we'd recommend a stay at this lovely B&B.

Loved the Red Door Inn!

4.0 on October 20, 2012

Kevin and Kathry;n were a delight. Breakfasts were delicious and the rooms were beautiful.

Worth going back for seconds

5 on October 17, 2012

Beautiful old house with loads of character and charm. Our hosts Kathryn and Kevin, were outstanding, they were very informative about things to do in the Finger lakes region, our first time here, to the great breakfast on Sunday. I would definitely recommend Red Door Inn to anyone going to Canandiagua, N.Y. Ron & Diana

Excellent stay

4.6 on October 11, 2012

We were warmly greeted, found a comfortable, clean room and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast! We saw some of the other rooms -- exquisite!! Would recommend this B & B to anyone!!

Charming Historic Weekend Getaway

5 on October 09, 2012

We were in Canandaigua for a wedding at the historic Granger Homestead and we decided to stay at the Red Door Inn because it was a short walk to the the wedding venue along Canandaigua's historic Main Street, which is lined with beautiful old homes. The Red Door Inn, which is typical of the many historic mansions lining Main Street, was built in 1801! It has all the charm of a historic B&B with every modern convenience and update. Between the wedding location and the B&B, it made the weekend feel like a charming historic getaway. We stayed in the Field Suite, which has a huge jacuzzi and rainforest shower, making the bathroom it's own little escape. The innkeepers, Kathryn and Kevin, are amazing. Their hospitality made us feel like we were visiting family. From the wood-burning fireplace in the sitting room to the home-cooked breakfast, our stay was cozy. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. Take a trip to the New York State Wine & Culinary Center, visit a local brewery or winery, and shop at any of the antique stores located throughout the area to make your stay that much more enjoyable! This area is also known for award-winning grape pies! Fall is a great time to visit - the foliage is just breathtaking, but you can visit any time of year.

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast!

4.8 on October 05, 2012

We stayed in the Himes Room which was smaller than the other rooms but served our needs just fine. Kathryn and Kevin were both wonderful people and very friendly. I would highly recommend staying here and would return again.

Wonderful stay

5 on September 30, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Red Door Inn this weekend. Kevin and Kathryn, the inn keepers, were terrific hosts, welcoming us with a glass of wine and preparing gourmet breakfasts for us each morning. The rooms each have their own personality and offer a range of amenities. We stayed in the room with a jacuzzi tube and massive shower with a rain head fixture – a delight to use to wash our work week stresses away! Kevin was a terrific help with sites to see and places to eat. Kathryn regaled us with stories about this home built in the 1800s. We would highly recommend the Red Door Inn to other visitors to the area. We look forward to returning next year!

Purrfect & Amazing!

5 on September 24, 2012

Beautiful & clean house and grounds. Kathryn & Kevin were very welcoming and provided outstanding service! Food was also amazing! I will definitely be going back!

Comfortable, cute and quaint

5 on September 18, 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Red Door Inn. Kathryn and Kevin are hilarious and very welcoming. We chose the smallest room, but it was plenty of space for us. Very comfortable bed -- slept great! The house it beautifully decorated, and the porch is fantastic. Definitely perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine on during a summer or fall evening. Breakfast is delicious, too -- hearty portions. Overall a great stay.

Graciously Welcoming!

5 on September 12, 2012

Will definitely return! Beautiful home, great cooking, felt welcome the moment we arrived. Very casual atmosphere, informative of the area.


4.0 on September 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Red Door Inn as a getaway before the arrival of our 2nd baby. The hospitality and comfort allowed for a relaxing & pleasant stay!


5 on September 06, 2012

The innkeepers were wonderful. I will stay here again on my next visit! The inn is lovely!

What a gem.

5 on August 25, 2012

Spent one night in the Carson room at this B & B on our way to Niagara Falls. Fantastic place, lovely decor. Kevin and Kathryn wonderful hosts and we loved having drinks with them. Elaine & Carl. Sydney. Australia

Great experience!

5 on August 12, 2012

August 2012 Kathryn and Kevin are wonderful, friendly hosts! The Field room that we stayed in was spectacular! Breakfasts were delicious and creative! We especially enjoyed their laid back vibe. Anyone thinking about a B&B in this area should definetly give this one a try. Mike & Jackie

Nice to be pampered

4.6 on August 06, 2012

Kathryn and Kevin are hardworking, friendly hosts. It was clear that they wanted to make sure our stay was enjoyable by going go out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Rooms were beautifully decorated, clean, and with very nice amenities (including a wine chiller!). Definitely would recommend for a romantic weekend or girls getaway.


5 on August 04, 2012

A beautiful home, very hospitable -- we enjoyed our stay very much.

We loved staying at the Red Door Inn, like visiting old friends.

5 on August 01, 2012

We stayed at the Red Door Inn on the way to Niagara Falls. We had the best time there celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. Kathryn and Kevin were working in the garden when we arrived. The greeted us, helped us with our bags, took us up to our room, told us about the area, made dinner reservations at Eric's Office, a wonderful place "where the locals go" and so reasonable. Our room was clean, comfortable, and the best part was the huge bathroom with the jacuzzi and the slate shower. After we returned from dinner, Kevin offered us a glass of wine. We also enjoyed the breakfast cooked by Chef Kevin. By the time we left, we felt like we were visiting friends. I already told two couples to go to the Red Door Inn. We can't wait to go back. Next time, we may try the Carson Room if it is available. Howard and Sharon (from PA)

Great stay!

4.0 on February 02, 2012

We had a terrific night away from home at this B&B. Kathryn and Kevin were wonderful hosts.

Romantic Weekend!

5 on January 09, 2012

Our romantic weekend began with incredible fifty degree weather in January. We arrived to a warm welcome by Kevin, complete with a glass of wine. After a brief tour, Kevin made us reservations at Eric's. On Saturday, we had a great dinner at Casa de Pasta. We were astounded by our room. The bed was gorgeous and oh so comfortable. The bathroom provided a well needed sanctuary: a wonderful shower and so much room. Breakfast each day was delicious. We were treated to homemade blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls. Katherine even wrapped some up so we could take them home. (My daughter had one for breakfast and proclaimed, "Mom, why can't you bake like this?") We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts, but Kevin and Katherine exceeded our every expectation. Their bed and breakfast is first rate, and their hospitality was refreshing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

Cozy Inn, Classic Detail, Scrumptious Breakfast

4.8 on December 03, 2011

We had another wonderful stay at the Red Door Inn. The bathroom with heated tile floors and spa-like setting was perfect. The bed was like a big cloud. Breakfast made by Kevin was simply yummy. The owners are delightful and kind. Thank you for making our 11 year anniversary weekend getaway so pleasant.

Total Luxury

5 on November 07, 2011

My husband & I stayed at RDI for his birthday weekend. We were warmly greeted and cared for. Our room was amazing. Comfortable, clean & luxurious. Our hosts were helpful, intriguing, and great cooks! I would recommend this B&B to everyone!

Wonderful Getaway

5 on November 06, 2011

The Red Door Inn exceeded our expectations. The Inn was beautiful, the room was very comfortable, breakfast was excellent and the hosts were very friendly & accommodating!

Great place to stay.

5 on October 14, 2011

We spent two nights. The house is beautiful and our room was so comfortable. Breakfasts were excellent. Kevin and Kathryn are very gracious hosts. The area has so much to offer with Seneca Lake so close with its wineries. We highly recommend The Red Door Inn.

Warm and welcoming inn

4.8 on October 11, 2011

We were up for a family event and had a wonderful experience. Kathryn & Kevin are delightful hosts who have done an excellent job renovating their 1801 home. The room was very comfortable and inviting, the food was outstanding, and they were very helpful with local suggestions for dining and entertainment. Would definitely recommend!

Great weekend at the Red Door Inn!

4.0 on October 03, 2011

What a wonderful inn! It was easy to find with it's great location right on Main Street in Canandaigua and we were greeted by both innkeepers, Kevin and Kathryn. They gave us a tour and showed us to our beautiful room on the second floor. The "Eastman" was warm and inviting; beautifully appointed with traditional furniture and antiques, modern bath with tub and great body shower. We had a convenience drinks cooler in the room and it was clear the innkeepers thought of everything from the smallest amenities to the cleanliness of the room. The attention to detail was impeccable. We awoke to the the most delicious aroma of breakfast being prepared in the kitchen and had the opportunity to have a candle-lit breakfast with other guests! We can't wait to return - we highly recommend this beautiful inn!

Luxurious, romantic, relaxing

5 on August 18, 2011

An elegant bed and breakfast in a beautifully restored Victorian. Our room had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, and a spacious, pampering bathroom. Great breakfasts. Can't wait to stay there again.

Red Door Inn

5 on July 31, 2011

The wine, the conversation and genuine hospitality was truly priceless.

Fun with new friends!

5 on July 05, 2011

What a beautiful home away from home. Kevin and Kathryn are the perfect hosts! Historic building with modern amenities! It felt like we were staying with relatives! Gourmet Breakfast by kevin and all the wonderful decorating by kathryn make it a place to come back to.

This inn is wonderful!!

5 on June 26, 2011

We have been to this inn twice in the last year and have had 2 wonderful experiences. The innkeepers Kevin and Kathryn have created a very elegant yet comfortable and welcoming place. Their hospitality is unmatched, the rooms are beautiful and welcoming, and the breakfast - a gourmet treat in a relaxed and beautiful setting. If you decide to actually leave the inn, the innkeepers will help you find any kind of activity that interests you in this Finger Lakes region. We highly recommend this inn and will be back again.

A lovely surprise

4.0 on June 21, 2011

My girlfriend and I decided to wander and find last minute accommodation after an evening in Rochester. We landed on this B & B and felt it was the right place after speaking with Kevin.


5 on May 01, 2011

It was private, peaceful, pleasant conversation. Much to do in Canandaigua. They need to have a dog roaming around. I miss having a dog. The food was fresh , tasty, hot, fruit was fresh. It was a nice getaway.

Warm & Friendly Hosts unlike the nasty weather!

4.8 on April 17, 2011

A well needed escape weekend is what we wanted and that is what we got Plus we met the nicest innkeepers! Kevin & Kathryn were like old friends after only a few minutes. Conversations, Wine, Gourmet breakfast and some good old fashioned home improvement tips were just a few of the "extras" we got. The rooms were exceptionally well maintained and decorated. A true sense of Home away from Home and plenty of R&R. Thank you both! L&D

Wonderful place

4.0 on January 21, 2011

The Field room was great, it was our first stay at a B&B and now i want to stay at these instead of hotels. The Red Door Inn was beautiful, the room was comfortable and the bathroom in the Field room was amazing. The breakfast was very nice as well and the owners are very nice and friendly. Will come again!

Can't wait to go back!

4.0 on October 12, 2010

We were very lucky to get a room at the Red Door at the last minute. We felt very welcome as soon as we drove up the driveway and took Kevin away from his chores. He didn't mind at all. What a great restoration of a grand old house. It is decorated with the utmost charm. Believe me I know how much time and labor went into such a restoration. It is a quality job and you can tell early on it was a labor of love for Kathryn and Kevin. We felt right at home and enjoyed a great breakfast the next morning. Very quiet and comfortable stay. We'll be back.


5 on October 11, 2010

I loved the whole house -- decorated with great taste. Classy. Kevin and Kathryn are great people to chat with. We felt at home - I will be back in July 2011.

Mom's 80th b'day

4.0 on September 11, 2010

Had a wonderful stay at The Red Door Inn! Kathryn & Kevin have put so much time, work & love into that beautiful old home and it definately shows. The are the perfect couple for this type of profession. They welcome you with open arms and make their home feel like yours. So friendly and great hosts. Their special touches are seen throughout the home. Breakfast was great too, even though it wasnt waffles and strawberrys (just kidding Kevin.. next time) I wish them the best of luck and success.

Canandaigua Keeper

5 on August 11, 2010

My husband and I spent a night at the Red Door Inn, courtesy of our in-laws, who live nearby. Kevin and Kathryn have done a wonderful job restoring the inn, and it is obvious the time and love that they have put into it. Breakfast was absolutely wonderful! We will most definitely return again.

Last Minute Getaway

5 on August 11, 2010

For a last minute, close to home getaway, we had a great time. Good food, company and stay!

Big, Comfortable and Clean

5 on August 10, 2010

Beautiful property and rooms; very clean and comfortable; gorgeous luxury bathrooms; best breakfast I've ever had while traveling (in any country).

Simply Amazing!

5 on July 26, 2010

I can not right say enough about how great this B&B is. From the accommodations to the hospitality, I can not imagine any other inn surpassing it. The home is a beautifully restored and dates to the early 19th century. The guest rooms (stayed in the Carson room) were wonderfully furnished and exceptionally comfortable. Our room's bathroom is one of the finest of any place I have ever stayed. They have anticipated every possible need with the room, from q-tips and cotton balls in the bathroom to a stocked fridge with beer, soda and water. Remarkable room. The food both days we stayed was also terrific. Especially the Eggs Benedict (one of my favorite), which was as good as I have ever had. But what I think sets this place a part is the hospitality. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, We felt as if we were valued friends that came for a visit. We were met on the porch when we arrived. Introduced to other guest who were in the library. And promptly offered a glass of wine. While enjoying two glasses of wine with our hosts, they made suggestions (great ones at that) for dinner that night and the next and then called and made the reservations for us. After dinner on the first night we joined our hosts and other guests for drinks and champagne to toast the first anniversary of fellow guest (who stayed at the inn on their wedding night as well). The Inn keepers provided the champagne and had cute anniversary glasses for the toast. We sat talking to the other guests and hosts as if we had been old friends well into the night. The second night after returning from a birthday celebration dinner for my girlfriend, we were surprised with one of the best chocolate cakes I have had. We sang happy birthday and again enjoyed the wine and company of our hosts. The attention to detail and hospitality with out being intrusive sets The Red Door Inn apart. Simply Amazing!

Wonderful Visit

4.8 on June 16, 2010

Beautiful accommodations with great hospitality. Very relaxing and hosts were very nice and accommodating. Would visit again.

Do We Know You?

5 on June 14, 2010

We have been to numerous B&B's over the years, but never felt as comfortable as we did here. After just a few minutes, we felt as if we had known the Innkeepers for years. They went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they could. It really was a pleasure.


5 on June 03, 2010

Great B&B!!! Recommend to anyone staying in this area!!!

B&B at Canandiagua, NY

5 on May 27, 2010

The Red Door Inn was a great pick to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Accommodations are great - brand new in an old house. Owners have great stories to entertain us while having a glass of wine by the fireplace and bar. Outstanding!

Happy Anniversary to us!

4.8 on May 03, 2010

What a beautiful home in which to spend our 23rd anniversary. We have stayed at many B &B's. The Red Door Inn is definitely at the top of the list. Luxurious...gorgeous. The innkeepers? My would consider them friends! They went out of the way to help us feel welcome. We would LOVE to stay here again!

One of the Best!

5 on February 25, 2010

We've been to many B&B's and this one tops the list!

weekend of relaxation

5 on February 22, 2010

We loved this inn, very comfortable, and easy going, down to earth innkeepers, this house is so beautiful. Breakfast was delicious with very generous portions. We stayed in the Carson room, we loved this room because of the bathroom, and the best bed we ever slept in. We will never go anywhere else when we are in the area!!

Comfortable and Laid-back..wonderful!

4.8 on February 16, 2010

We rented the Carson Suite for Valentine's Day. The house has been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated. The suite was clean, comfortable and inviting...Bed, linens, pillows all excellent. Bathroom and it's amenities are the tops. The hosts are happy and laid-back offering wine, treats, privacy (if so desired) and good stories! Breakfast was delicious. I have stayed in many, many places (hotels, motels, B&Bs, in other countries, etc) I do believe every host would be well-served to go spend a night with the Carson's at the Red Door Inn B&B in Canandaigua, NY. They do it right!

Phenomenal Weekend Away

5 on January 27, 2010

Lovely home, luxurious rooms, warm and friendly innkeepers, delicious breakfasts and excellent amenities.

A Place to Return to

5 on January 17, 2010

My wife and I had a wonderful time at this B&B this past weekend. The Inn was very warm and inviting. The company and the food were wonderful.

Happy Birthday to Me

5 on November 16, 2009

Spent two nights at this beautiful inn and loved every minute of it. Gorgeous home, both inside and out. Our hosts were welcoming, hospitable, and made us feel right at home. We have already planned another weekend to share with friends.

Stunning, Period Home- Lovely Hospitality

5 on November 15, 2009

Red Door Inn B & B is stunning. My husband and I stayed the night in the Eastman room. The owners are wonderful, caring people. The home is beyond words, cozy and full of charm. We went to many local antique shops. It was suggested to try Eric's Office for dinner. The place was casual and fun. The food (both had tenderloin) yummy. We awoke to a lovely breakfast in the morning of eggs benedict, fresh yogurt with fruit, pastries, coffee and more. It was heavenly. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We can't wait to return. What a gem. Katrina

The Inn Keeper's hospitality made us feel like family

5 on October 27, 2009

My friends and I stayed at the Red Door for a wonderful Autumn weekend. Fall foliage, Golf and a tour of Keuka Lake wineries made our weekend complete but the most memorable part of trip was our time at the Inn. Sitting by the fireplace, a glass of Finger Lakes wine in hand, enjoying the music and exchanging stories with the Inn Keepers. A true labor of love, the Before and After pictures show the restoration work that has been done so far. Everything from the Entrance way to the Dining room, Sitting rooms and Bedrooms, not to mention the owners, give you a warm warm Welcome... We enjoyed our stay so much that we started planning a return visit (for Cross-Country skiing) before we checked-out.

Serendipity Pays

5 on October 12, 2009

We suceeded with a last minute reservation following someone's last minute cancellation. What luck! Great house, great room, terrific innkeepers! Be sure to check out the before and after photos of this meticulous restoration.

A Wonderful Find

4.8 on September 24, 2009

Lovely restored 1800 home Unexpected amenities: safe, beverage cooler with beverages in our room, sun room, lots of space Gorgeous bathroom with large shower and very large jacuzzzi tub Delicious Breakfasts Very comfortable king size bed Gracious and accomodating hosts

Wow, Grandeur.....

4.8 on September 17, 2009

Breathtaking furnishings and appointments in each room. Friendly, courteous and gracious hosts. More personal attention than I experienced at other places.

Red Door Inn B & B


  • Nightly Rate $175 - $235
  • Reviews (202) 4.7
  • Rooms 4
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-585-905-3059
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