The Lake House at Canandaigua
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The Lake House on Canandaigua


“Where the hell is Canandaigua?”….you might ask!

The Lake House on Canandaigua is located on the northern tip of Lake Canandaigua one of upstate NY’s 11 Finger Lakes,  in the town of Canandaigua.  Here you will find the 124 room Lake House on Canandaigua.  We visited in April during low season, making for a quiet getaway.


This beautiful resort opened in the summer of 2020. Immediately the Lake House on Canandaigua was recognized by Travel & Leisure 2021 in their annual “World’s Best” awards.


We savored leisurely days:  working in the blue library, taking a stretch class, playing on the shuffleboard table in the game room, taking dips in the jacuzzi or being pampered in their Spa.

The Library Bar at the Lake House on Canandaigua


Oh the Spa!  The Willowbrook Spa, along with the usual massages and facials, features a must do Nordic-inspired barrel “Sauna Ritual”.  This private sauna incorporates a variety of topicals and tonics to enhance the experience.  The spa is also a locals favorite so don’t wait to book your treatments.

The Willowbrook Spa signature Sauna Ritual.


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Mornings found us in the well equipped gym.  Followed by a trip into town for breakfast at Working Class coffee or Dalai Java.

The Working Class Coffee shop for breakfast or brewed coffees.

For dinner we dined on local fare and creative cocktails in the Lake House on Canandaigua’s  own Rose Tavern.  For dessert we treated ourselves to complimentary s’mores by the outdoor fire pit, while enjoying lakeside views!  One night we ventured to the other side of the parking lot to Nolan’s restaurant for yummy dinner.

Rose Tavern for dinner at the Lake House Canandaigua.


While we enjoyed the quiet of “shoulder season”, I can imagine the summer guests enjoying all the fun of the Lake: boating, jet-skiing, swimming. All while enjoying leisurely meals dock side!  Though a year round destination with skiing nearby, summer will draw me back for fun on the lake!!