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Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps
Ranked #8 of 15 Canandaigua B&B and Inns
canandaigua, ny
1 review
“casual elegance”
Reviewed January 2, 2009

they say it;s the journey, not the destination...but we beg to differ !! we only live a mile and a half away, and this definitely was our destination! we are a casual folk, but felt warmed and comforted in this big, beautiful house. no fancy attitude or airs here with hosts, jack and donna! friendly, informative and genuinely interested in who we are, we will be back for their fabulous spa package!! i can't wait!!

Stayed January 2009
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Evanston, IL
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

This inn excels in three areas: the hospitality of the hosts; the location; and the excellent breakfasts. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

We just returned home from a delightful weekend in Canandaigua! There are so many things to see and do in this pleasant, town, and we found a wonderful place to stay. We felt at home as soon as we arrived at the Inn, and Jack & Donna were most welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The breakfasts that were served were very creative, delicious and perfectly prepared. The bedrooms and the whole house (and grounds) are impeccably kept, spacious, and very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend this Inn and plan to return someday.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed June 9, 2008

The Oliver Phelps B&B is one of our all-time favorites. The house itself is a true beauty, and the rooms are very comfortable -- nicely decorated and not overly fussy. It's an historic B&B with an understated elegance that allows you to kick back and relax.

The gourmet breakfasts were creative and delicious, and much to my delight the serving times were flexible.

I'm sure the credit for this inviting atmosphere lies with Jack and Donna, who are unobtrusive but very helpful and friendly innkeepers.

The Finger Lakes is a beautiful area to visit, and a stay at the Oliver Phelps is a great choice for lodging.

Stayed May 2008
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Toronnto
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Reviewed February 28, 2008

I have been travelling to the Finger Lakes Area since 1997 and stayed in varous inns/ B & B's but Oliver Phelps is without a doubt the best place I have stayed. This latest trip will be the third year in a row that I have stayed here.

Jack and Donna are as warm and inviting as is their beautiful home. They are very helpful with advice on local restaurants, attractions and wineries. They even book our reservations for our group each time we travel. You get a warm and welcoming smile every time they see you.

The breakfasts are one of the many reasons I return here and refer Oliver Phelps to others travelling to the Finger Lakes area. Everything is delicious along with table decorations that reflect the seaon you are visiting. Their service is very pleasant and they are very accomodating with your individual needs.

The rooms are beautiful, the linens up to date and crisp, the mattresses very comfortable and the place is impeccably clean. My favorite room is the suite with the fire place - very spacious, especially the washroom !

The recent addition of the outdoor hot tub spa makes this place another great reason to visit. You are surrounded by the pretty gardens in their backyard, the clear sky and the hot tub spa is covered by a gazebo so you can enjoy it in the rain or snow faill while sipping a great red wine ! It is the most peaceful and relaxing experience and a great way to end your day at Oliver Phelps.

I highly reccomend Oliver Phelps and Jack and Donna are the reason why !

Your Canadian Friend, Rita

  • Liked — The ambience of the home.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with friends
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New Jersey
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Reviewed October 5, 2007

Donna and Jack were born to be B&B hosts! So nice and accomodating and knowledgeable. Honest about local restaurants and attractions. Delicious breakfasts. Beautiful home and grounds. Brought you back to a different era.

  • Liked — Donna and Jack, the host and the beautiful home.
  • Disliked — Our length of stay!
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2007

We just had a wonderful week at the Bed and Breakfast at Oliver Phelps in Canandaigua, NY. Jack and Donna were the most gracious hosts we have ever encountered at a B&B. They were friendly and welcoming. Their advice about sites and restaurants was impecable. Their breakfasts were relaxed and delicious. The house is beautifully appointed with antiques and has comfortable sitting areas to enjoy inside and out in the gardens. Our room was perfect.

Besides all of this, Jack and Donna are avid bicyclists. So Jack provided us with detailed ride desciptions and maps. The rides with views of the lakes, farms, and vineyards were terrific.

Stayed September 2007
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Additional Information about Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

Property: Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps
Address: 252 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1220
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Canandaigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Canandaigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful, Greek Revival-style home located in heart of Historic District. 12 Foot ceilings, arched doorways, original chestnut floors decorated with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furnishings. Fabulous gourmet breakfast every morning with fresh fruit, homemade pastries and an elegant entree. Enjoy breakfast in our spacious dining room and relax in our three-season spa under starlight. Walking distance to restaurants, attractions (Sonnenberg Mansion & Gardens, Granger Homestead, NYWCC) and the Canandaigua lakefront. Let us pamper you! ... more   less 
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