Canandaigua, New York
The Lake House On Canandaigua
A New Classic
What it is
A just-opened 125-room hotel on Canandaigua Lake, with preppy interiors ready for Architectural Digest, a topnotch spa, locavore restaurants, and an outdoor pool.
What it isn't
Avoiding the Finger Lakes wine scene. Oenophiles will be right at home, thanks to expertly curated regional wines at wood-fired restaurant Rose Tavern and Sand Bar—a waterside staple since 1994, which the team thoughtfully preserved (don’t miss the lobster rolls).
What we think
If Martha Stewart herself were reborn as a hotel, she’d be made into something just exactly like this: with just enough shiplap siding to be traditional, and just enough supple Mid Century leather seating to be “now.” Activities seem torn from the pages of Living: sailing the mirror-like lake waters; meandering the lush on-site gardens; sipping cocktails on the dock. All 125 rooms are fitted with hand-carved blonde wood furniture designed specifically for the property by The Brooklyn Home Company; Waterworks rain showers and unlacquered brass fixtures; Nespresso machines; and handmade toiletries. We love the Premium Lake Suites for their four post beds and private balconies set overlooking Canandaigua Lake itself. Did we mention each room has a mini bar pre-stocked with snacks and tipples from local Finger Lakes companies? Now that’s a good thing.
You're here because
You’ll never be bored. Activities planned for guests include everything from canoeing the adjacent waters as if in a Ralph Lauren ad to taking cooking classes with their pro chefs.
You know any waterside bar with a boat hanging from the rafters is bound to be a good time. But one look at their throwback cocktail menu at the Sand Bar—including a Blue Whale, Singapore Sling and Painkiller—and you realize you have to prepare yourself. It’s going to be a wild night.
Restaurants & Bars
Rose Tavern - the property's our signature restaurant serving local, New American cuisine
Sand Bar - a seasonal spot to enjoy innovative cocktails and small bites
Right on the lake’s Canandaigua City Pier, two blocks from the much-lauded Cheshire Farms Creamery, where all ice creams are whipped up daily on the premises.