Just one and a half miles from the north end of Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, innkeepers Robert & Donafaye St. John welcome you to this beautiful award-winning 1885 Victorian bed & breakfast. Tranquility abounds over the five acres of our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast. Each of our five romantic guest rooms/suites have been decorated and furnished in a way that allows you to feel comfortable and relaxed. A full three course gourmet breakfast is served daily with fresh baked goods, fresh fruits, breakfast meats and gourmet entrees.
Enjoy our elegant yet comfortable Victorian parlor, a delightful setting to enjoy conversation, play a board game, read a book, or simply enjoy the cozy fire and refreshments. Our magnificent 200 year old copper beech tree provides a canopy over several porches and patios, and are wonderful places to spend time either alone or meeting other guests and making new friends. Complimentary hot and cold beverages, bottled water and snacks are available at all times. Each season brings something special to the area. Year round events and festivals, wineries, breweries, museums, antiquing, shopping, casinos – the region is a place to enjoy in all seasons.
At Canandaigua Lake, there is a sandy beach, beach house and snack shop in Kershaw Park where you can sunbath, and swim. Or, visit Onanda Park beach, just minutes away, where you can swim, take a picnic lunch, or hike through the trails. Launch your own boat on the lake (we have space for a few small boats to park on our property) or there are a number of marinas that rent boats by the hour, half day or whole day. The area is perfect for cyclists, and we have a secure area for bike and sporting equipment storage for guests. There are three nearby golf courses. Winter brings skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and winter festivals. Wine and beer tours are offered year round.
The closest airport, Rochester International is 35 minutes west. We’re just 30 minutes to Rochester, 90 minutes to Corning, 90 minutes to Buffalo, 3 hours to Albany and 5 hours to NYC…so come and visit us soon! At Sutherland House, you will find exceptional hospitality and attention to detail, for an unforgettable stay. If there is anything we can do to make your visit with us more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to call upon us.