In historic Canandaigua, New York, you will find a pristine lake encircled by rolling hills and breathtaking scenery.
In 1885, Henry C. Sutherland, the youngest of five brothers who made Canandaigua, “The Chosen Spot”, their home, built a grand Second Empire Victorian home on a 50 acre parcel of farmland. Henry and his wife, Lillian, raised their family on this estate while Henry launched his career as the Vice President of the Canandaigua Tin Company, served on the Board of Directors for the Canandaigua First National Bank, and raised cattle on his farm.
More than 100 years later, while saving the last five acres of the original parcel, Henry and Lillian’s home was completely renovated and restored. The tower lights under the original cast iron decorative cresting have once again been lit. The home, lovingly established as a bed and breakfast, is now known as Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast.
Unique and convenient location just outside of town, with extra outdoor space and storage for your use.
Our unique location, situated on five acres just a mile from the center of town, allows guests to travel with and park a trailer for boats or vehicles such as snowmobiles and motorcycles. We also have secure indoor storage for bicycles, sports equipment, kayaks, golf equipment, or other items. Additionally, we can accommodate larger gatherings and use outdoor spaces on groomed, flat lawn areas for activities.
Relaxation at your fingertips at our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast
Sutherland House provides four seasons of relaxation to rejuvenate your body, sumptuous food to tantalize the “foodie” in you, elegant yet comfortable accommodations, and exceptional hospitality. The tranquil setting, just one mile west of Canandaigua Lake, provides you the chance to recharge yourself. Unwind on one of several patios under our magnificent 300 year old copper beech tree surrounding by gardens. Sit by the fire and enjoy the romance of the Victorian era parlor.
Rest in one of our five guest rooms, each with its own personality and décor. Upscale amenities, double whirlpool tubs with chandeliers, and fireplaces set the stage for relaxation and romance.
Once you have recharged, stroll down Main Street for shopping or dinner, only one mile away, or take a trip to more than 100 local wineries. Visit a brewery or distillery. Search for the perfect antique to add to your collection. Take in a concert or behold beautiful local gardens. View the area’s historical sites. Take a cruise on the lake, or skim across the water on a kayak. Capture the colors of the fall foliage as you breathe in the fresh autumn air. In the winter, take part of winter sports such as skiing, ice fishing and snow shoeing, or sail on the wind in a hot air balloon. You will never exhaust your options for activity. We would be happy to help plan your day and suggest an itinerary for you.
Breakfast is an Event
Each day, a lavish three course gourmet breakfast is served (next to the fire in cold weather), replete with fresh fruit dishes, house-made baked goods, sumptuous entrées, soft music and candlelight. During your stay, each day’s menu is different, alternating between sweet and savory. The epicurean delights don’t stop there – each day, fresh homemade cookies and treats are available for your enjoyment.
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.
Warm wishes, Bob and Donafaye St. John