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625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
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Ellwanger Estate
Ranked #2 of 9 Rochester B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I stayed overnite in the Woodlands Suite for our 37th anniversary. The inn keeper, Rosemary, and her staff are great -- very friendly and ready to answer any questions or fulfill any requests. Breakfast was marvelous -- fresh fruit, locally baked croissants, and a wonderful vegetable quiche. I loved our suite -- the birds fly around in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

…..there's no other way to 'get' all that I'm about to say about Ellwanger Estate B&B. There's history and warmth, elegance and friendliness, generosity and quirkiness. The house and grounds were brought back which such elegance, it's a privilege to just be there, to sit on any of the sofas to get the different perspectives of the house. And the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The B&B is one of a kind.In fact you can't call it just a B&B, it's a real experience! A fantastic old house, full of architectural details with the warmest welcome - Rosemary pulls out all the stops to make guests at home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recently (July 2014) went to Rochester to work with colleagues at the Medical Centre, and found out about Ellwanger via Tripadvisor. I cannot overstate just how good my stay was! The rooms are beautiful and eclectic - there's even one with birds on the walls and a book which has their descriptions and birdcalls! I stayed in the Traveller's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My fiance and I had the most wonderful stay here, we can't wait to return. We stayed in the Woodland Suite (a surprise upgrade, but beautiful and much appreciated), and the rooms were exceptional. Rosemary is a wonderful host, so warm and kind, and it was a pleasure to share our weekend with her!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This BnB experience ranks at the very top of my list of wonderful experiences! The attention to detail was beyond exceptional and the accommodations, food, grounds and atmosphere superior. I can't recommend it enough~

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

great stay, my friend was very happy and surprised. Who knew there could be a hideaway so close to the city?! If you are visiting the lilac fest then this is a great location to stay. Innkeeper, Rosemary is wonderful and accommodate special diet (paleo) without the least bit of a worry. The inn has a great history and the... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The estate is indeed very elegant, and my girlfriend and I felt very welcomed and cared for. Rosemary is an excellent host, and made sure our stay was a great one. I would highly recommend the Ellwanger to anyone who desires a quiet retreat, whether you are visiting town, or are even a resident of Rochester. A hidden gem!

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you're traveling to Rochester NY anytime soon, want to break the bland chain-hotel room norm, and can use a little more luxury and history in your life, you're going to want to be reserving a room here ASAP. I stumbled upon Ellwanger when searching for B&Bs in the area online. While visiting some Rochester-based friends with my fiance (we're... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ellwanger Estates was the ideal setting for hostessing our daugher-in-law's baby shower. The estate is elegant and at the same time so cozy and intimate: the venue itself became a major party participant, with delights and whimsy at every turn. Twenty of us aged 20-80 luxuriated in the welcoming attention of innkeeper Rosemary Janofsky and the graceful ambiance of the... More

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Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester

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The historical Ellwanger Estate located in the heart of Rochester’s Mount Hope Cultural District is your premiere lodging destination. This beautifully restored home offers rooms with spectacular views of the lush garden and courtyards. Stroll in the famous Ellwanger Gardens or enjoy a cool drink on the home’s restored veranda. The natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, combined with the ambiance of The Ellwanger will exceed your every expectation. The Ellwanger will be pleased to help you plan a special event or a simple weekend get-away. The Ellwanger Estate is the former home of George Ellwanger, world-renowned Horticulturist. The Gardens are owned and maintained by the Landmark Society of Western New York and the seasonal changes invite you to come back year after year. ... more   less 
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