Meet your Hosts
Guy and Jaynee Straw purchased the home in 2004 and gingerly renovated the home over the years. They opened a year later. Originally from Buffalo, Jaynee was an Undergraduate Advisor at the University of Buffalo and retired in 2017. Guy was in the beverage business, working for Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch. Jaynee enjoys antiquing, restoring, and re-purposing. Baking is her passion and guests can enjoy her delights every afternoon/evening served daily. She and Guy both work together, behind closed doors, to work their magic in the kitchen preparing breakfasts to satisfy even the discriminating palette. She works hard at keeping up with her gardens, as the property is large! You can often see Guy working his magic with the hedges that line the home's property, and maintains his lawn meticulously. Both enjoy speaking with the guests and working as their personal concierges to plan their excursions daily.VISIT WEBSITE
About the Area
Before you go outside the Canandaigua area, first focus your attention on what’s right here!
Two historic sites you do NOT want to miss - Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum and Sonnenberg Gardens. The Inn is the closest B&B within walking distance , as well as the thriving downtown district for shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. The lake is just 1 mile down the road, where you can walk the waterfront, see the historic boathouses, rent kayaks/boats/paddleboards, or just enjoy the beach or park in the summer. Better yet, schedule a culinary or tasting class at the New York Wine and Culinary Center!
Where to Dine
We are so fortunate to have so many great dining options, many within walking distance. If you are looking for some great casual food with the locals, we can recommend the Greenfront, Eddie O’Briens, or the Beehive. Some of the guest favs – Rheinblick German Restaurant, Nolans on Canandaigua Lake, Casa dePasta, Prosecco’s, Il Posto Wine and Martini Bar, Nick’s Chophouse, & Catch 407. For something more casual, you may want to try Eric’s Office (to die for fish fry on Fridays), Rio Tomatlan (most amazing Mexican you will ever try), Simply Crepes, Thai By Night, and Flavor’s Indian Restaurant.
Guy enjoys his beer, and we have four breweries right here in town with great food, such as the Twisted Rail, Peacemakers Brewery, Canandaigua Brew Company, or Young Lion Brewing Company. If wine is your thing, we highly suggest focusing on Canandaigua Wine Trail. Begin with Heron Hill Tasting Room, then continue on to Arbor Hill Grapery, which also has a great barn in the rear called Brew and Brats. Continuing down to Naples, Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars, and Inspire Moore. Inspire Moore often has live music on the weekends, as well as a quirky café called Roots! They have a great burger there. The Seneca Lake Winery Trail and Keuka Winery Trail are also great options, with the Seneca Lake Winery Trail not far away.
Performance and Visual Arts
(CMAC) Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center is an outdoor amphitheater on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College. Host to a variety of concerts during the summer months, the show announcements keep getting bigger and bigger every year. Also, Bristol Valley Theater, down in Naples (approximately 30 min. away), is host to some amazing shows. Check out our Wine, Dine and Theater Package..
Activities & Hiking/Boking
We have the most wonderful hiking opportunities in the Finger Lakes, with many, not far from here. There is a walking/biking trail just down the road, Watkins Glenn, Cummings Nature Center, and ….. If you like the ponies, and gaming, try Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, approximately 6 miles down the road. Roseland Waterpark is 56 acres of with different areas age appropriate, as well as the new wakeboard run. Bristol Mountain is only 20 minutes away for skiiers/snowboarders, and during the more favorable weather, challenge yourself at the Aerial Adventure and Zipline Canopy Tour.
or take a day and stroll down South Main Street and taste the specialty oils and Vinegars and F Olivers, the Unique Toy Shop, antique shops, bookstore, American Made, gift shops and quaint boutiques.
If you like outlet stores, you can’t miss Waterloo Premium Outlets, approximately 17 miles away. The Eastview Mall in Victor, about the same distance, also has many of the name brand shops you’ may be looking for. VISIT WEBSITE