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Ellwanger Estate

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back for another stay at the Ellwanger Estate. I can clearly state that there has been no change from the last time I stayed and reviewed it in May 2016. This is the best place to stay in Rochester. Period. Rosemary is the consummate innkeeper and hostess. Always anticipating her guests needs and proffering suggestions that make your stay wonderful....

Thank Phineasbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second stay at Ellwanger. The house is just amazing and we were made to feel very at home. Tea/coffee and cookies are always available. We were happy to have a place that we could sit and talk in the downstairs living room. We had the woodland suite which had an amazing, new bathroom. Snug but well appointed...

Thank Linda M
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

As a repeat guest of the Ellwanger Estate B&B, thank you so much for your patronage and leaving us with your insightful review! We are delighted to learn that you experienced a fantastic stay with us, savored an amazing breakfast experience, and enjoyed our well-appointed Woodland Suite. Designer, MacKenzie Child called the room "Whimsical", stating "the outdoors slips inside to...

Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a very special stay at the Ellwanger Estate. We stayed in the Woodland Suite, which was beautiful, whimsical and very comfortable. The sitting area had very comfortable chairs where we could read or just stare into the very nice fireplace. We felt away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to venture out to the neighborhoods and...

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We arrived early at Ellwanger Estate and that was no problem for Rosemary. She greeted us early and gave us a thorough introduction to the Estate and our quarters for the next few days. The room was spacious and open and exactly as described on their website. The bed was comfortable and warm and extra blankets and pillows were available...

Thank Agent99Kansas
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and stay. We pride ourselves in exceeding guests' expectations and it seems we did just that. We give your review 5+ stars! https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g48503-d1467312-r466814161-Ellwanger_Estate-Rochester_Finger_Lakes_New_York.html#

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2017

While we didn't stay at the Ellwanger in Spring/Summer to enjoy the world-renowned gardens, we came to hear the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and we were close enough to downtown that it was only a short car ride to our concert and the many eateries, shops and museums that grace the area. The charms of Ellwanger's history and warm interior brightened...

Thank MountainGirl58
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your compliments, comments and thoughts! I have the greatest news regarding the WiFI: it's now seamless, responsive, and totally surpasses my greatest expectations. I consulted with Dave Audio, and they came and conquered the WiFi with a product called "Erro" So say good bye to spotty WiFi, and say hello to all your connected devices! Looking...

Hudson, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We booked the Ellwanger in part because it was close to the nursing home my Mother is in. I am so glad we did. The room was spectacular, Rosemary was very hospitable, and the breakfast was delicious. All her dining recommendations were top notch.

Thank Scott H
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and stay. We pride ourselves in exceeding guests' expectations and it seems we did just that. I also had the pleasure of meeting your mother yesterday, while giving a fun virtual tour of the Ellwanger Estate B&B and Gardens to the residents, and sharing our multigrain croissants with pear butter. It was...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Ellwanger is a beautifully-restored, historic building with individually-designed rooms and a delightful garden. The innkeeper, Rosemary Janofsky, is an attentive host and a superb cook: the breakfasts are in a class of their own and if you want a packed lunch to take with you her sandwiches are wonderful. I've stayed in many hotels and B&Bs worldwide and this...

Thank michaeljrichards100
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We pride ourselves in exceeding guests' expectations and it seems we did just that. We look forward to your return.

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The building is beautiful. Very well appointed. The rooms are very comfortable and attractive. All sorts of amenities are available. The host is extremely friendly and helpful and makes a delicious breakfast every morning and will accommodate pretty much any dietary needs. My wife and I hope to return during summer or spring so that we can experience what appear...

Thank mauricewade
Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful visit and comments. We pride ourselves in exceeding guests' expectations and it seems we did just that. We look forward to your return.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very nice B&B. Wish there was an equivalent B&B near to our kids university. Hostess was very attentive and helpful and not intrusive. Great restaurant suggestions. Great sitting areas and setting. Thanks!

Thank Fbmbu
Imperial, California
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I stayed in the Victorian Suite at the Ellwanger Estate for 2 nights while visiting Rochester. We loved it! The mansion is beautiful and historic, as are the surrounding gardens. Our room was large and comfortable. The gourmet breakfasts were wonderful and plentiful. There were daily snacks, cookies and fruit. Rosemary was a wonderful, friendly, and helpful...

1Thank Susan D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Ellwanger Estate is located in the Mount Hope Cultural District of Rochester, New York. Home to world-renowned Horticulturist George Ellwanger and family for 115 years, the bed & breakfast has been recently restored. Four rooms with magnificent views of the lush gardens and courtyards, owned and maintained by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, along with the elegant ambience of the Ellwanger Estate. There are also many nearby attractions, including the Susan B. Anthony House, Strong National Museum of Play, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum of Science, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and much more. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with planning visits to these attractions and making reservations at the many fine dining establishments in the area. And Now Get Ready to Charge Your Batteries At The Ellwanger Estate B&B. The Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast teams with Tesla Motors to become the area's first lodging host to offer a Tesla Destination Charger for overnight guests. Tesla Destination Charging is now offered as a new amenity for overnight guests. This installation makes The Ellwanger Estate a new hot spot on the national electric vehicle map. We are a very green B&B, devoted to energy efficiency, conservation, reuse, recycling and a hypoallergenic guest environment. Tesla's focus on pure electric technology seems a perfect fit. We offer a full complimentary charge to our Tesla overnight guests. Just enter "TESLA" under special accommodations, when you reserve your room online to let us know you would like to plug-in. This is an added amenity for our Tesla and Electric Vehicle guests, but you must let us know in advance to reserve parking for your charge. The Ellwanger Estate B&B is proud to offer just one more example of all our exceptional amenities, making this the ideal home-away for both leisure and business travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellwanger Estate

Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ellwanger Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“We enjoyed the sunny afternoon from the Woodland Suite and its lovely reading room.”
Agent99Kansas, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Woodland Suite has meticulously cut out birds with a matching bird book to hear their sounds and sitting area with garden views!”
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MountainGirl58, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are all on the second floor.”
mauricewade, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you want a very nice place.”
Fbmbu, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden room or travelers Rest both very pretty”
Christinas_Favorite, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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