About Us

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Historic Bed & Breakfast in Canandaigua, NY

Since 2009, The Red Door Inn has offered visitors relaxing getaways at our home nestled in the Finger Lakes region. Located in Canandaigua, NY, we provide a home-away-from-home for guests in our grand, elegant rooms. Each room has modern luxuries while maintaining a classic, historic charm.


In addition, we are centrally located near many attractions and activities for you to enjoy.

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Join us, and discover just what makes The Red Door Inn so special.

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The Building

The building that is now home to The Red Door Inn once belonged to Reverend Timothy Field, a prominent alumnus of Yale University who, upon encouragement of the president of Yale at the time, decided to move to Canandaigua, NY and become the first pastor of the First Congregational Church of Canandaigua. Field was ordained on Feb. 27, 1800, and in 1801, he built the home that is now The Red Door.

Soon, this property came to encompass a large farm, a vineyard, and an orchard including apple, plum, quince and pear trees. The Red Door Inn was later home to businessman James Sibley, activist and author Max Eastman, Reverend Evan Johns and attorney Hobart Himes.

The Owners

Kathryn Carson and her husband Kevin bought this historic home in 2005 with the intention of renovating it to its former grandeur and converting it into an inn for guests to enjoy. They opened The Red Door Inn in 2009 to gather folks together at their table for food, friendship, and fun. The Red Door Inn is proud to have been recognized by Canandaigua’s Chamber of Commerce for years of service to the community.

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