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5 Romantic Reasons to Visit The Lake House on Canandaigua

5 Romantic Reasons to Visit The Lake House on Canandaigua

Are you looking for a romantic getaway that offers stunning lake views, tranquil surroundings, and a touch of modern luxury? Look no further than The Lake House on Canandaigua.


Nestled on the shores of the northernmost tip of Canandaigua Lake in Finger Lakes, this charming family-owned luxury retreat promises a truly unforgettable experience for you and your plus one. Here are five romantic reasons why you should consider visiting the award-winning Lake House on Canandaigua:
The Lake House on Canandaigua
Breathtaking Views
Imagine waking up to the sight of the sun rising over the tranquil, still waters of Canandaigua Lake from your private balcony. The Lake House offers stunning panoramic views of not only the lake and dock, but the pristinely manicured lush grounds dotted with lawn games, fire pits, and Adirondack chairs,  providing the perfect serene backdrop for a romantic escape.


If you are traveling from New York City, consider the scenic Tropic Ocean Airways Package. The private charter seaplane leaves the East River in Manhattan on East 23rd Street, and 90 beautiful minutes later you will arrive dockside at The Lake House on Canandaigua, greeted with Finger Lakes wine, charcuterie and a guaranteed early check in.
The Lake House on Canandaigua
Intimate Accommodations
The Lake House on Canandaigua features 124 beautifully appointed rooms and suites designed with romance in mind. The King rooms feature impressive custom-made four poster beds, hand-crafted furniture by The Brooklyn Home Company, cozy linens and robes, chic hardwood floors, as well as a spacious, walk-in Waterworks showers with brass detailing. The room itself has ample space in the wardrobe for two, as well as a desk, 55-inch 4K HDTV with Sonifi and complimentary HBO, nespresso makers and hi speed internet. The private balcony is the perfect place to watch a sunset or enjoy breakfast together.


Around the resort, you will find several places to cozy up; by the fireplace in The Library or Rose Tavern’s lounge,  in the lakeside luxurious soaking tub, or by the fire pit with a glass of wine or smores. Every detail has been carefully curated to create a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
The Lake House on Canandaigua
Gourmet Dining
Indulge in a culinary experience like no other with gourmet on-site restaurants, The Sand Bar and Rose Tavern.


The Rose Tavern features seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Finger Lakes region and sourced from local growers, paired with a selection of award-winning wines and craft cocktails. Tavern Signature dishes include the RT Burger, 12-Hour Braised Short Rib and Pan Roasted Faroe Island Salmon paired with Truffle Parmesan Crispy Potatoes and Sticky Brussels Sprouts.


The Sand Bar has been an institution on the lake since its opening in 1994, for both visitors and locals alike. Friends open local beers and share plates of JB’s Cast Iron Pretzel, Nachos, Lobster Rolls and Smash Burgers, and don’t forget to save room for a Dessert Jar. The Summer Music Series adds a relaxed ambiance to the Sand Bar, featuring local artists and bands.
Whether you’re savoring a romantic candlelit dinner for two or enjoying a leisurely cocktail, dining at The Lake House on Canandaigua is sure to be a highlight of your stay.
fire, The Lake House on Canandaigua
Couples’ Activities
The Lake House Canandaigua offers so many different activities for couples to enjoy together. From nearby wine tastings classes and cooking classes next door at New York Kitchen to sunset boat cruises on Canandaigua Lake, there’s something for everyone.


On the property, for those wanted to spend some time on the water, try couple-friendly paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, water bikes or pedal boats. The 90-minute Whiskey and Wood Burning class is the perfect way to enjoy a flight of house selected whiskeys while creating wood burning art, and renting a poolside daybed stocked with sunscreen, lip balm and unlimited bottled water to keep you hydrated is the perfect place to just chill and relax. A tarot card reader will be onsite every Friday throughout the summer to give readings to those wanting to add some mysticism to their lives.


Explore Downtown Canandaigua with a complimentary bike or electronic bike from the hotel, and pursue the historic Main Street shopping district, where you can find locally-owned artisanal goods, shops, restaurants, two rooftop bars, the brand new Acquilano Wine Cellars tasting room and local breweries. Good Life Tea from Susan Albert features over 132 different varieties of tea, bespoke tea sets and samples are available daily.


If wine is your indulgence, you are in the right place as the Finger Lakes region has over 400 different wineries to explore. The 30 mile long Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail includes award-winning wineries, restaurants, gourmet food shops and scenic picnic area, with small producing Heron Hill offering certified sustainable and certified organic wines . Wineries range from intimate to large, and also offer beer and ciders options.
Nearby Sonnenberg Gardens  & Mansion Historic Mansion State Park was once the summer home of newlyweds Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, and the 50-acre estate is one of the only remaining late nineteenth century Queen Anne-style mansion and Victorian Estates , complete with nine formal gardens from around the world.  After his death in 1899, Mrs. Thompson took on renovations as a living memorial to her husband.


The Lake House on Canandaigua, sauna
Spa & Wellness
Start your day with a morning yoga session, focusing on alignment and breathwork, before treat yourselves to a pampering session at the on-site spa, where you can indulge in a range of rejuvenating treatments and massages. Unwind together with the Barrel Sauna Ritual or Couples Massage, followed by a refreshing dip in the pool overlooking the lake. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, or simply some quality time together, The Willowbrook Spa at the Lake House is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect in nature.


In Conclusion
The Lake House on Canandaigua offers a romantic retreat like no other, with its stunning views, intimate accommodations, gourmet dining, couples’ activities, and spa & wellness offerings. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a romantic escape from the city, a visit here is sure to create moments you won’t soon forget.