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The iconic Canandaigua Lake resort Bristol Harbour is closed permanently. The golf course will be remain open only to members this summer, and then closed.
At present, the Cooks plan to keep the property for their own use. The announcement was a surprise to many local officials, who assumed the resort would open partially open on Friday, May 15, along with Phase One of the Coronavirus plan, but quickly learned from the resort’s website, that the resort was closing.
The upscale resort was developed on Seneca Point of Canandaigua Lake in the early 70’s, and was bought in 2016 by Todd and Laura Cook, developers of the Everwilde Spa, which was to be built on property bought from Wegmans, to be opposite geographically from the upscale Bristol Harbour development on Canandaigua Lake.
Previous news reports said Cooks were planning on expanding the offerings, which now include a marina, a golf course, hotel, and restaurant with wedding party and meeting facilities. The Cooks have already spent millions renovating what was there when they bought it, and enlarging the complex by buying a 43-acre nearby parcel from Wegmans, with more lake frontage, with plans to develop the Everwilde development on it. However, in announcing the closing of Bristol Harbour, they noted their original idea was to “bring people together”, difficult in a business in a time “when it is our social responsibility to stay a part.” They also noted they felt it was their social responsibility to keep their employees and guests safe and healthy.
Gift cards are being refunded for 90 days. For instructions on refunds, or to read the announcement of Bristol Harbour’s closing, go to bristolharbour.com.