Travel & Lodging

DIRECTIONS

For driving directions to Bristol Mountain go to this Google Map, click on “Get Directions” and enter your starting address.

Alternatively, Bristol Mountain has directions on their home page – including an easy to read map. Drive time from:

  • Rochester, NY: 35 minutes
  • Buffalo, NY: 90 minutes
  • Syracuse, NY: 90 minutes
  • Toronto, Canada: 3 1/4 hours
  • Cleveland, OH: 5 hours
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 5 hours


LOCAL LODGING

New York’s Finger Lakes region offers a number of lodging alternatives at or near the ride start (Bristol Mountain).  Links to some of our favorites are below:

  • Bristol Views Bed & Breakfast – Located high above Canandaigua Lake with breath-taking views. Our seven landscaped acres offer access to hiking trails, waterfalls and relaxation. A recent letter noted: “ 20 years of bed and breakfasting and we finally found the BEST”. Let us prove it … to you
  • The Inn At Bristol Harbour – The Inn at Bristol Harbour, part of a four season resort, is a 31 room Adirondack Style Inn with balconies overlooking Canandaigua Lake. The Lodge at Bristol Harbour offers first class dining in a rustic tavern setting with stunning views of Canandaigua Lake.
  • Filigree Inn – A country inn located on 180 acres, 1/4 mile from Bristol Mountain. We offer completely new suites, featuring full kitchens, Jacuzzi tubs, queen and king featherbeds and fireplaces. Our suites accommodate four people comfortably. Enjoy your private deck with views of the beautiful Bristol Hills. Families with children are welcome!

Other lodgings in the area include:

  • Acorn Inn Bed & Breakfast – Relax and be pampered in our stress-free 1795 Stagecoach Inn. Queen canopy beds, luxurious modern baths, outdoor Jacuzzi spa, full country breakfast, plus all the comforts and amenities one would expect in an AAA-rated Four Diamonds B&B. Five miles to Bristol Mountain.
  • Abner Adams House Bed & Breakfast – Established in 1810, located in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York in Bloomfield, NY, just 13 miles from Bristol Mountain. Providing lodging accommodations for discerning travelers. Peaceful getaway, scenic walks and drives. Discover the Finger Lakes vineyards and so much more.
  • Another World Bed and Breakfast – Located 2-1/2 miles from the charming, historic village of Naples, this Finger Lakes bed and breakfast, is nestled in the scenic Bristol Hills in Naples, New York. The beauty of the area’s countryside is spectacular, captivating, and something right out of a storybook.
  • Greenwoods Bed & Breakfast Inn – Featuring an Adirondack lodge style log inn, just minutes from Bristol Mountain. A cozy wood burning fireplace, hot spiced cider, and homemade cookies await each guest, and a whirlpool spa and a luxurious feather bed pamper even the sorest of riders.
  • Canandaigua Inn On The Lake – We offer 134 cozy rooms and 48 spacious suites, all beautifully appointed in tones inspired by the changing seasons. Luxury linens, cable TV and high-speed Internet access are just some of the many amenities found standard in all rooms. Many accommodations include private lakefront patios and balconies. For added convenience, suites also have a living room and kitchenette.
  • Sutherland House – Welcome to our 1885 renovated Victorian Inn located just minutes from Bristol Mountain. Choose from two guestrooms that feature private bath, TV, VCR, AM/FM clock radio, or upgrade to a room with a fireplace and double Jacuzzi. Afternoon refreshments, stocked guest refrigerators, full breakfast.
  • The Quiet Place – Six distinctive private vacation properties with all the ingredients for a relaxing getaway. Located in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York in the Bristol Hills.
  • The Gell Center – The Gell Center of the Finger Lakes is a writing retreat and conference center owned and operated byWriters & Books. It is located on a 23-acre plot in the Bristol Hills.

Rochester, NY, at 35 minutes away, also offers a number of lodging alternatives.  See www.travelocity.com or other internet travel sites for hotel options in Rochester.

FOR THE CLOSEST HOTELS TO BRISTOL MT., in Rochester, look into staying in Rochester’s ‘southern suburbs’, such as Victor, NY (lots of hotels at the junction of I-490 and I-90) Pittsford, NY  (home of the Del Monte Inn, a world class resort), or Fairport, NY (home of the Woodcliff Lodge).


CAMPING

    • Bristol Woodlands Campground – Camping and recreation in a natural meadow and woodland setting. Open from May to October, Bristol Woodlands is located about 5 miles from the mountain.4835 South Hill Road, Bristol NY 14424
      Phone: (585) 229-2290
  • Tumble Hill Campground – New York Finger Lakes Campground between Rochester and Corning, about 10 miles from Naples, NY. Tumble Hill Campground has a circle for a group of 7 full hookup sites, 3 new pull throughs, and an additional rental, a 30′ Jayco travel trailer and is open to October 31.10551 Atlanta Back Rd.
    Cohocton, NY 14826
    Phone: 585-384-5248

State Parks
These state parks are within an hour’s driving distance (approximate) of the Highlander start at Bristol Mountain and may offer camping sites. For New York State camping reservations, admissions fees, and information call 1-(800)-456-CAMP.

  • Cayuga Lake: Route 89, 3 mi. east of Seneca Falls.
  • Harriet Hollister Spencer Recreation Area: Canadice Hill Rd., south of Honeoye. Admission: Free.
  • High Tor Wildlife Management Area: Route 245, just north of Naples. Admission: Free. Camping by permit only for organized groups at two designated camping areas on a first-come, first served basis – contact Mike Allen for a permit.
  • Keuka Lake: Route 54A, 6 mi. west of Penn Yan.
  • Letchworth: Route 36, closest entrance in Mt. Morris.
  • Sampson: Route 96A, 11 mi. southeast of Geneva.
  • Seneca Lake: Routes 5 & 20, just east of Geneva.
  • Stony Brook: Route 36, 3 mi. south of Dansville.

County Parks

  • Ontario County Park is at the top of Gannett Hill, finishing site of the Mountain Time Trials and a short 5 mile drive to Bristol Mountain.


TOURISM

The Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY offers incredible scenery, over 30 wineries arranged conveniently as a ‘wine trail’, and proximity to the Watkins Glen gorge, Corning Glass Museum, and lakes and landscape suited to the outdoor enthusiast.  Links to local tourism websites include:

  • www.visitfingerlakes.com – awesome site with all the info on tourism, lodging, wineries, sports, sightseeing, etc. that you could imagine.
  • www.canandaigua.com – the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce website.
  • www.fingerlakes.org – main tourism website – comprehensive coverage of accommodations, dining, attractions, shopping, and services.