Events and Holidays

At Sutherland House, your stay will be memorable for years to come.  Even when it’s not a “special event” or holiday, our goal is to make every day an occasion for celebration.  Nevertheless, you will find unique events at our Inn which always enhance your visit.

Announcing the Second Annual Murder Mystery Weekend for New Year’s 2017-2018!

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Back by popular demand, we have scheduled another Murder Mystery Weekend, to celebrate New Year’s 2017-2018!!

Join us for a weekend of mystery and intrigue as we transform our historic Victorian Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast Parlor into “The Juice Joint”, a swanky speakeasy, set in the romantic era of the roaring 1920’s.

From Saturday, December 30, 2017 until Monday, January 1, 2018***, we step back in time to New Year’s Eve, 1925, as the social elite have gathered to ring in the New Year.   With the passing of prohibition and organized crime on the rise, The Juice Joint, an exclusive Inn, has been nothing but jumping. To celebrate its success, the Innkeepers are planning a party to remember at their exclusive Bed and Breakfast… and you are invited!

With murder on the agenda, you are certain to find a medley of individuals to make the weekend most memorable. From major mobsters and their molls to the swanky singer with her hopes at Hollywood; the cigarette girl with a temper that sizzles to the crooked police chief with nothing to lose — and one of the names on the guest list is also on another’s hit list… and no one is safe from the consequences.…but everyone will have a chance at solving it!

Your “Murder Mystery” weekend adventure includes:

Hors d’oeuvre and complimentary wine reception Saturday evening (check-in 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm, reception 6:30 – 8:00)***

Formal candlelight dinner Sunday evening (New Year’s Eve)

Party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight

Gourmet breakfasts both Sunday and Monday (New Year’s Day) morning

Character packet and paraphernalia

Best Actor Award

Best Costume Award

($155 per couple plus accommodations*)***

*Accommodations and Taxes not included.  This offer cannot be combined with any other special rates, discounts or packages.  Gift certificates of any type cannot be used for this event.  We have a limited capacity for this event.  Based upon availability.

***For those guests who are not able to get away for two nights, a one night event is also being offered.  Guests will check in between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on December 31 (New Year’s Eve).  The cost of this event will remain as $155 per couple plus accommodations and taxes.

The game will begin Saturday evening***, with a gathering in the parlor to meet your fellow guests/characters and receive your first instructions.   Each guest will receive a sealed envelope containing your own private secrets, things you may know about other people, and some things you may need to do during the event.

Sunday morning is your chance to get to know your fellow guests more intimately while enjoying a gourmet breakfast in the dining room…..but keep your eyes and ears open!  While there will be plenty of time after breakfast on Sunday to sight see, visit local wineries and breweries, shop, or simply relax, be prepared to get dressed in costume for hors d’oeuvres and dinner at 7:00 p.m. when there will be “Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” on the menu!  By midnight, the celebration will turn to ringing in the New Year!

Monday morning and another gourmet breakfast will bring the “characters” back together where guests will have the opportunity to stand up and present their facts and findings before the Chief Inspector unravels the mystery and makes “the arrest”.  With the guilty party in custody, everyone can rest easy and prepare to check out at noon on Monday, New Year’s Day.

We will direct the game, spell out the rules and give helpful hints to keep the game flowing throughout the weekend.   No need to worry about anything except bringing a detective mindset and having a good time.

Space is limited!  Be the first to reserve your room and receive your personal mystery information and character name!  All guests are encouraged to “dress the part”.  Reserve now and have plenty of time to gather the right attire and embellishments.  We will have a Best Actor Award and a Best Costume Award during breakfast on Monday.

*Please note that reservations for this event and reservations for accommodations must be made directly with the Innkeepers, Bob and Donafaye. Please call the Inn directly at 585-396-0375. If you check availability on our website, it will show there is no availability because this is a special weekend and all rooms have been set aside for this event.  Please call as soon as possible, as rooms will book quickly.  Book early and secure your favorite room!  Feel free to phone or email with any additional questions.

A deposit for your first night’s lodging is required at the time of your reservation.  The balance due will be charged in full on December 10, 2017.  Any cancellations must be made on or before December 10, via phone or email.  After that date, the full amount for the weekend will be charged (room charges*, $155 for the mystery event, plus taxes), in accordance with the Inn’s cancellation policy.

Guests must be 21 or older to participate in this event.

The Murder Mystery Weekend package makes a great Christmas gift!