The Vibe: Airy, design-forward resort.
The Area: Located in upstate New York and nestled in the Finger Lakes region, just the right amount removed from the major urban hubs. The hotel sits on a breathtaking piece of land facing Canandaigua Lake that has been in the owners’ family for generations.
The DNA: Previously a beloved motor lodge, the hotel owes its most recent reincarnation to Brooklyn Home Company’s co-founders, Bill Caleo and Lyndsay Caleo Karol, a brother and sister duo who have been coming to the area since their childhood. Upon entering The Lake House on Canandaigua’s airy, double-height lobby, guests are greeted by lawn and lakefront views, just visible beyond the building’s façade of paned glass doors. A moody library bar, installed with leather banquettes and upholstered armchairs, conjures up an air of clandestine, well-heeled rendezvous while still remaining an inviting place to find some quiet time in the day. The expansive property is a perfect place to recharge the spirits and is notably suitable for visiting throughout the seasons.
Suite-Me-Up: The guest rooms have a bit of a New England summertime resort flavor that wouldn’t be out of place in Newport or Nantucket, with a palette dominated by white and taupe, lots of painted wood, and organic details like sculptural four-poster beds designed by Fitzhugh Karol. The best feature of the lake-facing rooms is the deep balconies outfitted with Adirondack chairs where you coud linger for hours.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 124 rooms & suites • hotel opened: • architecture: SWBR • interior design: Post Company • bathroom amenities: Alexandra Soveral ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible