Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

3179 State Route 21 South , Canandaigua, NY 14424 USA (Show map)
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Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast, built in 1885, features exceptional hospitality and attention to detail. This totally renovated lady is centered on 5 private acres of quiet and solitude, surrounded by rolling farmland and mature trees, all to enhance your relaxation. Guests enjoy a full three-course breakfast each morning, as well as complimentary refreshments, homemade snacks and treats, and free wireless internet access and cable television. Each of our five guest suites/rooms feature a romantic gas fireplace or cast iron stove and a private bath, some with whirlpool tubs and chandeliers. A spacious Victorian parlor is a wonderful place to meet other guests or to simply relax by the fire. Several porches and patios are also provided for guests' use. The Inn is located only 1.5 miles from the north end of Canandaigua Lake, only 15 minutes from skiing in Bristol Mountain, and 30 minutes from Rochester. Our location puts you conveniently close to a wide variety of historic sites, museums, cultural opportunities, wineries, outdoor adventures, shopping, entertainment and dining. Our unique location, situated on five acres just a mile from the center of town, allows guests to travel with and park a trailer for boats or vehicles such as snowmobiles and motorcycles. We also have secure indoor storage for bicycles, sports equipment, kayaks, golf equipment, or other items. Additionally, we can accommodate larger gatherings on outdoor spaces.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful hosts and outstanding room!

5 on February 22, 2018

Faye and Bob were wonderful! Our hosts provided a warm and welcoming environment. Our room decor was consistent with a Victorian style home. There were various snacks and beverages to our disposal as we wished. Faye even cooked a coconut cake for a late dessert! (Outstanding) Breakfast was served at 9:00 am and it exceeded our expectations. The owners made you feel comfortable and were accommodating to all of our needs. Thank you for a wonderful experience and we will certainly recommend our friends and family!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. It seems the coconut cake is a popular item, and is requested frequently. We enjoyed meeting you and we look forward to your next stay!

- Faye (innkeeper)


3.6 on November 08, 2017

The house was beautiful! Our room was very clean, the whole house was. The Inn keepers were nice and informative of the area. Only comment I have is that Fay was a little sensitive when we didn't eat some of our breakfast. It was four courses of sweet food (parfait, muffin, cake sitting in creme and another sweet thing). We have stayed at many B&B's and prefer a mixture of sweet and savory, but that's us. Pricing of the rooms was a little high, but the rooms are beautiful, comfy and very clean. Our stay was wonderful, but we were a little uncomfortable at times with the Inn keepers.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We are sorry that you felt uncomfortable at times - we do our best to make everyone feel at home, so if you have a moment to contact us directly and let us know how we can improve, we would appreciate your time and comments. We understand that some guests prefer a sweet breakfast, and some prefer savory, so we alternate between the two. We reviewed our menus for the days which you visited, and noted that the combination of Grapefruit Brulee, Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, Applewood bacon, Greek yogurt with fruit and granola, and a side of Mocha Muffins might have been too much "sweet" for most people. Thank you for pointing that out. We will try to improve the menu on this point so that our guests have more of a combination on days we have a "sweet" entree. We hope that you will stay with us again in the near future and give us an opportunity to improve your visit. Kind regards, Faye and Bob

- Faye (innkeeper)

The Best Bed and Breakfast Experience We've Ever Had

5 on January 18, 2017

We consider the day we "discovered" Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast a red-letter day here in our house. Just returned from a lovely two day stay in earlyJanuary and so happy that Faye hadn't yet taken down her lovely Christmas decorations. We felt like home from the moment we walked in, Bob and Faye are terrific hosts. Breakfast was stellar and an added caloric bonus was Faye's sweet treats at the end of the evening--Chocolate peanut butter cake the first evening, bread pudding the second. Henry's Haven was warm and comfortable with an electric fire. We will be visiting the Sutherland House again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. It is our goal to make you feel at home, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the holiday decorations. We look forward to your next visit!

- Faye (innkeeper)

High quality and friendly B&B

5 on October 24, 2016

Stayed here with friends for a wedding being held in the area. This place was wonderful. Rooms are quaint, very clean and filled with lots of nice little extras you do not find other places. Bob and Faye went out of there way to make us feel welcomed. The breakfast was better than any other B&B we have experienced. 3-4 courses of delightful food - could have just sat around the table for hours with friends and others we met. Great location for seeing the area.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you and the other "wedding guests" enjoyed the visit. It was nice to sit and chat with you and the other guests while you enjoyed breakfast, and we're happy that we were still able to serve dessert when you came in late in the evening. We look forward to your next visit, and we'll make sure you have more desserts to share!

- Faye (Innkeeper)

Love this B&B

5 on September 09, 2016

Beautiful B&B with lots of charm and character. Quiet night, sitting on the front porch. Breakfast was outstanding, I had to take pictures! Bob and Faye make you feel right at home. We will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! You had perfect weather for sitting on the porch and enjoying our grounds. We hope that you will continue to make your stays in a B&B a habit and that you will visit us again soon.

- Faye and Bob, Innkeepers (innkeeper)

great get away

5 on May 16, 2016

Wow amazing is all I can say.Just wanted my husband to experience a B&B.He's never been and he had such a great time-could not get him our of there.It is beautiful inside and out.So much to be amazed at.But the best was how wonderful they were to us it was just like being home.But no kids.I would go there over and over and we live 6 hours away!Dont miss out on this one it's worth the trip!And new friends for live.Cant thank you both enough!!We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back!

- Faye and Bob (innkeeper)

Wonderful getaway BnB

5 on March 21, 2016

We recently stayed at the Sutherland House and it was beautiful! The rooms were gorgeous and the decor was on point. The innkeeper was super friendly, was warm and inviting, and made us feel comfortable and at home. We had apple crisp waiting for us as an evening snack and a magnificent 3 course breakfast in the morning! Snacks were available in the room, cold drinks in the fridge outside our room, and cookies/coffee/tea in the hallway. We will definitely be staying here again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to submit the review. We are happy that we were able to accommodate you and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will visit us again soon!

- Donafaye (innkeeper)

perfect getaway

5 on October 07, 2010

I have stayed numerous times at the Sutherland House and it has always been the same or better. Extremely clean whit the most comfortable rooms and atmosphere. The jacuzzi's are large and comfortable. Gary is a great host and the breakfast is always special. Try to get a group and make yourself at home. Close and convenient.

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Rooms & Rates

Parker House Suite

A spacious suite with a king size bed, fireplace, sitting room with a day bed/trundle combination, double whirlpool tub and private bath with shower. This room will accommodate four persons comfortably. While the room rate is based upon double occupancy, an additional charge of $40 per person per night is charged after the first two persons.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $235 - $250

Lillian's Loft

A sanctuary decorated in blue and white with a king bed, sitting area with a sofa, double whirlpool tub, Vermont Casting gas stove fireplace, and private bath with shower. This room will accommodate three persons comfortably. While the room rate is based upon double occupancy, an additional charge of $40 per person per night is charged after the first two persons.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $225

Ivy Solace

Ivy graces the room enveloping a queen size four poster bed, sitting area, Vermont Casting gas stove fireplace, and an extra large bath with double whirlpool tub and separate shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

Henry's Haven

A king size bed retreat, replete with a charming electric fireplace and private bath with tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $180

The Rose Garden

A room wrapped in roses with a queen size brass bed, writing desk, electric fireplace and an extra-large private bath with extra large shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $160

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Location Type

Geneva, NY, Syracuse, NY, Naples, NY, Buffalo, NY, Albany, NY, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

490 east to 90 east to exit 44 (Canandaigua), take route 332 to the city of Canandaigua. Once in the city, about 10 miles, you will go over a set of railroad tracks on Main Street. At the second light after the railroad tracks, turn right on to Bristol Street. Proceed 1.5 miles up Bristol Street, cross the 5 and 20 Bypass at the light and continue another 1/4 mile. Sutherland House is on the left. Look for the sign.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Sonnenberg Gardens, Main Street Shops, Bristol Valley Playhouse, Wonderful Resturants, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking , Jacuzzis in three of the five rooms, Refrigerators at end of each hallway

Room amenities

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

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No limit if ALL 5 rooms are reserved by same person/family.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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Robert and Donafaye St. John

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Full three-course breakfast with baked goods

  • Time Served: 8 a.m. coffee, 9:00 a.m. meal
  • Serving Location: On the patio, weather permitting., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan


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