Ellwanger Estate      
625 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA    
(585) 546-5103
 
 

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Description

Circa 1880. Feel immersed in the natural beauty of Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area near the Genesee River and the ambiance of this historic estate in the heart of Rochester, New York. This premiere lodging destination in the Finger Lakes includes the famous Ellwanger Gardens and courtyards. Relax with a cool drink on the restored wraparound veranda after a stroll among the well-maintained lush foliage which changes with the seasons. Gather by the piano in the large fireside Great Room and Grand Hall. Browse through the library with DVDs, books, games and magazines. A guest refrigerator is stocked with bottled water. Teas, coffee and fresh-baked cookies are also provided. Eco-friendly accommodations feature air-conditioned guest rooms that reflect a distinct personality and boast hand-pressed Egyptian cotton linens and an abundance of upscale amenities. Breakfast in the formal dining room or conservatory is a delightful repast of classic and creative recipes made with fresh local and organic ingredients. Enjoy bird watching with binoculars and guides. Access to the Genesee Riverway Trail is just footsteps away.

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Rates

$155 to $200

Off Season: $155 to $200

Payment Types Accepted Include Personal Checks, Visa, Travelers Checks, Master Card and cash.

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments

Amenities

This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 1 suite and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Queen, Double and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Suitable for Events
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tesla charging station
  • Universal charging station for electronic vehicles
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Daily Newspapers
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Desk
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Honeymoons
    • Weddings
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Babymoons

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa Cuisine

Inns Of Interest

    • Barns
    • Castles
    • Farms and Orchards
    • Gardens
    • Literary Figures Asscociated With Inns
    • National Historic Register

What's Green About Your Inn

As part of our commitment to the New York Green Lodging Program, the Ellwanger Estate proactively takes steps to lessen our impact on our environment. We conserve water and energy, protect our local Below is a short list of some of the ways in which we are accomplishing our goals: Energy water shed, and reduce waste, while maintaining the luxury and comfort we feel that our guest deserve. Energy-star appliances and computers Timed lighting Water shed Protection and Water Conservation Environmentally-friendly cleaners and detergents High-Efficiency Energy-Star laundry equipment Only hypoallergenic soaps and natural shampoos Implementing processes and equipment to reduce water usage Waste Reduction We recycle No disposable tableware We use recycled paper products We offer filtered drinking water in the guest rooms in refillable glass carafes

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

Deposits on rooms canceled 14 days or less of the arrival date are refunded only if the each room is re-let for the entire period of the booking, less $30.00 cancellation fee per room booked. At all other times deposits on rooms canceled more than 14 days prior to the arrival date are refunded less a $30.00 cancellation fee per room booked. Deposits on a reservation canceled at any time prior to a stay over major holiday periods or any other special event period are non refundable.


Other Activities

    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Birdwatching
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Amusement Park
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • White Water rafting
    • Wineries

Nearby College/University

University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College

Promotional Rates and Packages:

A Haven For Business Travelers
From hi speed WiFi, plush robes, pillow menu, Prana mattress, complimentary snacks and beverages. We have been doing more to cater to the business traveler. including private meeting rooms. Weary travelers want a spa: everything from license massage therapy, thick bathrobes, curved shower-rods, vanity mirrors, book lights, I Pod docking stations, yoga mats and free weights, gourmet coffees and teas and many wooden hangers. And yes, hi speed WiFi. We provide such items as fluffy robes, make-up removal kit, hair dryers, magazines, large sizes of toiletry products, and emergency kits. Hot coffee, herbal tea, a plate of croissants, fresh fruit, and a breakfast casserole are regulars on the breakfast menu. I am an advocate of catering to dietary needs and support restrictions in diet whether it be gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian. Early departing business travelers can always enjoy a grab-to-go- meal. Our business travel rate comes with a 10% discount for two nights or more.
Valid from 11/18/2016 through 11/17/2017.
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Softer Side

What is surprising pocket of humanity and gentility tucked into a corner of all the hustle and bustle of what I have come to think of Rochester. Up till now Rochester has meant doctors and hospitals and an airport they gave me access to friends and family. My visit to the Ellwanger Estate has changed that, with the lovely gardens and a place of wonderful hospitality. I hope to be able to come back and stay here and learn more about the softer side of Rochester. Thank you for the special touches that made this visit so comfortable. Jen August 2014
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1/15/2017

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Urban Retreat

My wife and I got married April 2016 and spent our first two married nights here. We have taken our wedding photographs outside on a beautiful April afternoon and book the Travelers rest for a mini honeymoon. Rosemary and staff are wonderful! We spent our first breakfast together on the porch overlooking the sun-drenched yard with the deer and birds. We are so happy to be able to stay such a wonderful bed-and-breakfast. We couldn't have asked for a better time. We are moving to Pittsburgh PA in a few months and will definitely be coming back to capture the feeling of our wedding weekend. Thank you so much for this wonderful urban retreat. See you soon! Emily and Alex
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Hidden Treasure

Thank you, Rosemary, for creating such a wonderful stay-the perfect escape for special celebration. We are already eager to return to this hidden treasure! John and Kristen, August 2016
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Wonderful Place

Dear Rosemary, the Ellwanger is truly a wonderful place of rest and peace for the weary soul. You have created a beautiful place of love and rest for my fiancé and I. We truly thank you for a beautiful weekend. Rick and Holly, May 2011
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1/14/2017

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Paradise

Only an hour from my house in Buffalo but like a little paradise. This place is spectacular and we have gleaned many interesting ideas for the renovations we are doing on our own house. It's so serene and quiet-peaceful for an afternoon nap and a bottle of wine in the great room downstairs. Breakfast was lovely, especially the pear butter and bread. We will certainly be back soon, Rosemary has made our weekend away everything we had hoped for!
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Perfect Weekend

Dear Rosemary, this was our first time visiting Rochester as a couple, and our very first weekend as an engaged couple. We were completely charmed by the beauty of the house and of the grounds, and the Woodland suite was completely magical. We had the most perfect celebration weekend thanks to your kindness and hospitality. Thank you so very much, we can't wait to return as Mr. and Mrs. All our best, Carrie and James. July 2014
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Inviting, Delicious

Dear Rosemary, we decided to describe our stay in maze of words… Warm, surprising, inviting, comfortable, eclectic, well appointed, delicious! You have found such a fabulous mixture of history and modern, we were just delighted by our lovely suit. Just when I'm lulled into thinking that I've stepped back in time - oops! There's another iPad and yes… another remote for the candles or the ceiling light. You are a delightful hostess and we have both enjoyed our time here and will forever have fond memories of our quirky polka-dot room! Warmest D and G, August 2014
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Plan to Return

As close to a castle as will likely get, With Rosemary, best hostess we've ever met, the Ellwanger Organ a thrill for my son, and I'm psychotic - visit is done. But like MacArthur, we plan to return, for heavenly breakfast with biscuits we'll yearn. And artfully beautiful, comfortable bed with visions of birds circling our heads.
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Romantic

To the Ellwanger estate, thank you so much for a beautiful weekend. You made our romantic getaway very pleasurable. The room and food was very good. Thank you for everything. We are definitely coming back. Rob and Amanda, February 2013
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1/14/2017

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Deer, Wild Turkey

We woke this morning in time to see deer grazing from the Travelers rest window and wild turkey on the lawn be on the front porch. It is very crisp outdoors -expect to see snow – the gardens are the at rest for the season. Still, the home is beautiful to behold. Looking forward to enjoying a breakfast others have prays before us and then heading out for some visits to wineries, walks on the grounds, and perhaps a visit to a museum.
George
1/14/2017

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Didn't Want to Leave

We didn't want to leave… The house, the warm hug it gives you when we came in… Hard to say goodbye. Everything was wonderful! Rosemary did an exceptional table for breakfast. We will be back. Katie and Steve, November 2013
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Surprised!

First, she surprised me with a wonderful dinner in Rochester and then blindfolded me to surprise me with an evening at the Ellwanger Estate bed-and-breakfast. She drove around the inner lip a few times, so I thought we weren't in the city anymore. She had come ahead and placed a beautiful Birchwood box on the mantelpiece. When we arrive, Rosemary greeted me by name and said congratulations! I thought it was for the completion of my internship! We went up to the room and there was an engagement ring in the box on the mantle. Obviously I said yes! We took a bottle of wine out to the covered porch and watch the speckled phone and her mother grays and play in the lawn, just next to the hidden straight. This has been the most magical night of my life! We can't wait to return for anniversary.
Naomi and Emma L
1/14/2017

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Stunning Home. Enjoyed for a night with girlfriends to catch up. We spent hours in the living roo

Stunning Home. Enjoyed for a night with girlfriends to catch up. We spent hours in the living room enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Stately and luxurious Rooms are spacious with modern baths. Just spectacular. We will definitely do this again!
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