Canandaigua Bed and Breakfast

1840 Inn On the Main Bed and Breakfast

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About The Inn

Luxury accommodations at historic Inn on the Main in Canandaigua, NY. Built in 1840 this Victorian inn provides discriminating travelers with the convenieces of today while also providing a glimpse of the past. Noted for outstanding hospitality and cleanliness, as noted on Tripadvisor. For a romantic encounter, a girls getaway, or relaxing escape to explore the Finger Lakes region, this Inn has it all. Situated in the Historic District, the inn is just a stroll away from a variety of shops, restaurants and historic homes and sites, as well as Canandaigua Lake. The spacious five guest rooms and suites are each uniquely decorated with plush bedding and antique furnishings.

The charming Inn on Main guest rooms all have private baths, several with walk-in showers, or with antique soaking tubs. Guest will enjoy a multi-course breakfast featuring fruit appetizers, main entrees and warm sweet desserts, should a savory dish be served that day. The amenities include central air, off-street parking, private baths, luxury rooms, some with fireplaces and Jacuzzi’s, bath products, blow dryers, and guest refrigerators in common areas. Located within walking distance of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansions, Granger Homestead, downtown district, the New York Kitchen, and Canandaigua Lake, there are a variety of activities and attractions for guests to see during their stay at 1840 Inn On the Main.


Safety Features

Strict Daily Cleaning Regimen
Hand sanitizer available
Regularly sanitized public areas
Sanitized linens
Face masks required for staff in public areas
Face masks required for guests in public areas
Staff following all safety and cleanliness protocols
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless Check In
Contactless Check Out
Occupancy limited
To-go breakfast available

About The Innkeepers

Jaynee and Guy Straw

Jaynee and Guy Straw

Guy and Jaynee purchased the home in 2004. They were always the ones to host family reunions & parties at their home. Let's just say it was dire need of pampering. Guy was in the beverage industry, and Jaynee worked at the University of Buffalo as an academic advisor. They were both still working full time in Buffalo and had a friend/previous innkeeper work with them to create the inn. Guy and Jaynee did demolition and clean up daily before/after their commute to/from Buffalo to quicken the renovation process. It took approximately 1 yr. to open with just 3 rooms. They continued to renovate until all 5 rooms were completed, and then they proceeded to continue renovation on 2 existing apartments attached to the Inn; one of them being their innkeepers quarters. Shortly after opening, Guy remained home to assist in operating the Inn while Jaynee continued working. She then part time until 2017, when she formally retired from the University. Guy and Jaynee had a lot of work to do in the yard, as it had been neglected for a long time. Guy enjoys taking care of the outside of the Inn, and Jaynee refinishes and repaints furniture, sews, and decorated with many period antiques, but wanting to impress discriminating travelers with all the amenities they expect today. In the down season, they continue to work on improving the property, as well as enjoy down time on a few vacations; one always with family.


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176 N Main St, Canandaigua, New York 14424


5 Guest Rooms

Popular Amenities

Accepts Gift Cards
Breakfast Included
Continental Breakfast Included
Daily Housekeeping
Fireplace In Room(s)
Free Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Full Breakfast Included
In-Room TV(s)
King Bed(s) On Site
Smoking - Prohibited
Private Bathroom(s)
2 Beds In Room


Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence and Hall of Fame
Best of the Best Bed & Breakfast/Inns in the Country #16


Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast Association
Canandaigua Area Bed and Breakfast Association


Canandaigua Area Bed and Breakfast Association
Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast Association
Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
Finger Lakes Visitor's Connection
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance