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“Lovely stay”
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Ellwanger Estate
Ranked #2 of 9 Rochester B&B and Inns
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 1 August 2011

My husband and I stayed here last weekend for our anniversary and it was excellent! The mansion was gorgeous and well-decorated, with extensive gardens outside and a couple of patios (one in the sun and one in the shade); there was even some exercise equipment available in the common areas. The room was very spacious and lovely with excellent natural light, a very comfortable bed and sitting areas, and plenty of closet and drawer space; the only downside was that the shower water pressure was quite low. The breakfast both mornings was wonderfully prepared and very tasty, with several courses and beverage options. We would definitely recommend this B&B!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

I probably wouldn't normally choose to vacation in Rochester, but both my husband and I went to college in Rochester, so we like to visit friends. The inn is beautiful and is situated in Rochester - but you almost feel like you're not in the city. The rooms are comfortable and the grounds are very nice. I'm sure the grounds are even better in the spring and summer, but we visited at the end of October after a lot of the trees had lost their leaves. Rosemary cooks up quite a breakfast - it's pretty much fantastic and one of the best of all the B&B's we've stayed at. Almost the entire first floor is yours to enjoy with many places to sit - even a nice porch (I'm sure the porch would have been great had it been a bit warmer). The only quirk is that the rooms only lock from the inside, so while the inn is locked all day, you can't lock your actual room unless you are in it. This really wasn't an issue as it is a small inn and people mind their business.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ellwanger Estate

Property: Ellwanger Estate
Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Rochester
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ellwanger Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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