1840 Inn on the Main

176 N. Main St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Jaynee and Guy Straw
Phone: 585-394-0139
Toll-Free: 877-659-1643
Email | Website
The X mark on dates below indicates that there
are NO rooms available on that day.

Week of Dec 9th thru Dec 15th


Week of Dec 16th thru Dec 22nd


Welcome To 1840 Inn on the Main

A second empire Victorian home located in the heart of the Historic Finger Lakes and downtown Canandaigua, NY, the Inn on Main has been lovingly renovated to anticipate the needs of today’s discriminating travelers. Quaint shops along Canandaigua Main Street and the wares from NYS’ largest antique mall, Ontario Mall Antiques, harken a gone-by era reminiscent to this historic house. Our Inn, also known as The Alfred Gifford House, takes pride in featuring the best of old and new.

Bold carved fireplaces and a spacious foyer with majestic old split staircase blend conveniently with a slew of modern amenities. Five beautifully appointed guestrooms, all en suite with air conditioning and WiFi, some with fireplaces and/or Jacuzzi, also mingle luxury and comfort, modernity and antiquity. For increased privacy, two of the guestrooms include two-room suites. The grandeur of The Alfred Gifford House matches our hospitality to make your getaway comforting and luxurious.

In season, all guests enjoy lounging on the spacious porch that we furnish with quaint, antique wicker, true to the period of the home, or relax in our hammock under the old maple. Each morning, guests awake to a scrumptious full breakfast, and, throughout the day, please help yourself to complimentary beverages, fresh fruit, and freshly baked goodies.

Around renowned Canandaigua, choose from a variety of shopping, culinary, and entertainment venues. In addition to the unique downtown Canandaigua and Ontario Mall Antiques, guests enjoy premier shopping at Waterloo Premium Outlets. Local agriculture meets world-class cuisine just a little over 1 mile away, at the New York Wine & Culinary Center where guests may also take classes. Wine lovers indulge in the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, and may even pop over to The Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg Gardens. Both Sonnenberg Gardens Mansion and Historic State Park, along with The Granger Homestead provide beautiful examples of architecture and history. Golf-lovers and music-lovers even have their pick: four different venues, including Bristol Harbor Resort, provide choice spots for golf connoisseurs and the beautiful CMAC concert venue hosts many acclaimed shows. At The Inn on Main, savor world-class hospitality, vineyards, history, culture, and, mostly, savor your Finger Lakes escape.


  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Accommodates Children
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satelite
  • DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Full Breakfast
  • Guest Refrigerator
  • In Town Property
  • Internet Access
  • Meetings and/or conferences
  • Non-smoking
  • Off Road Parking
  • Private Bath
  • Television/VCR
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Wireless Internet