The house was built in 1813 and expanded in the 1830s. An example of Greek revival architecture, it retains lovely features for today’s guests: eleven foot ceilings, wide plank floors, blown glass window panes, and old-growth trees on the grounds.
Oliver Phelps, together with his partner Nathan Gorham, were the original ‘land-developers’ in America. They purchased six million acres, essentially NY west of Geneva, with plans to sell to settlers expanding westward in the newly independent United States. Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps, his grandson acquired this house in 1830. It remained the Phelps family home until 1925 when it was sold to the Christian Science Church. It served as their place of worship for the next 50 years. Returning to private ownership in 1975, it became the first bed and breakfast in Canandaigua. It has been successful as one ever since.
We are Lynne and Bill Keiper, fourth generation innkeepers at the ‘OP’ taking over in April 2013. Retired from decades of office and classroom work, we love to share our home and love of the area with our wonderful guests!
• Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
• Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
• FLBBA (Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast Assoc.)
• CLABBA (Canandaigua Lake Area Bed and Breakfast Assoc.)
For questions or to make a reservation: call us at 585-396-1650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also Make a Reservation Online.