John Hamilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the world-renowned Culinary Arts Institute of America located in Hyde Park, NY. Before settling in the Finger Lakes, he spent years traveling the country to open restaurants from Napa Valley to the Hudson Valley. After paying a visit to the site and finding it destroyed by fire, John recognized the value of restoring and preserving the place he held so dear. With stars aligning, John was able to realize his dreams of operating an exceptional full service Inn. After years of hard work and caring renovations to the building and grounds, he has made this historical site acclaimed for its Finger Lakes weddings, unmatched accommodations and unparalleled cuisine.

The character of the John Joseph Inn and Restaurant is rooted in the strong culinary heritage of its founders. Offering Modern American cuisine, reflecting the rich bounty of the Finger Lakes countryside. John's passion for breaking bread and creating happy memories have soaked into the wood of the restored 1852 Carriage House, creating an inviting ambiance of casual elegance. John promises to design your wedding reception or special event to your unique specifications ensuring a magical experience and lasting memories.

The John Joseph Inn will elevate your idea of luxury, equipping you with a life-long measuring stick for evaluating guest services. Experience a relaxing night out, a weekend get-away or an unforgettable wedding surrounded by distinctive breathtaking landscapes. It’s the picture-perfect place to make your next happy memory!