My husband and I stayed for 3 nights, ate most of our meals here and played a round of golf. It isn't in the town of Canandaigua and is about 10 minutes south of there on the western shore of the lake.
Our room: We were on the second floor, with a beautiful view of the lake from the balcony that runs all along the rear of the building. Adirondack chairs by the door to the balcony offer a place to sit, though it isn't private. The room and furniture are appealingly rustic. The lighting is really, really dim, with cheap, low wattage CFL's providing the only artificial light; not a lot of daylight comes through the smallish picture window. There were only 4 hangers in the closet.
The bathroom is similarly dark, with slate-look tiles surrounding the tub. The cheap shower head and faucet need modernizing; there was no sink drain stopper, and no light over the shower.
Meals: We had our choice of dining inside, with large windows overlooking the lake, or on a large covered patio with a gorgeous view. Breakfast selections from the menu were the usual eggs, pancakes, etc. Dinner was always delicious and reasonable for a resort (mostly low-mid $20s). Selection was varied, and we thought the portion sizes were perfect. The chef knows how to cook veggies! There's a nice bar inside with a friendly bartender; drink prices were very reasonable.
Golf: This was a lot like a "ski in, ski out" resort - the golf course was just steps away from the lodge; nice to be able to put on golf shoes and sunblock in our room. We had to wait a little on a few holes, but generally pace was pretty good. BIG quibble - no rest room on either 9, only at the snack shack at the turn. Water sparsely available on the course. The half-way house had a very limited lunch menu - just hotdogs and hamburgers, nothing premade. That meant a fair wait between #9 and 10 for lunch to be made. The front 9 and back 9 are really different, with many grade changes on the back - very scenic and challenging! The course was in good condition overall, but there were many unrepaired ball marks on the greens.
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- Bristol Harbour Hotel
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