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Ellwanger Estate

625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
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Ellwanger Estate
Ranked #3 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My weekend trip to Rochester New York was so lovely because of the hospitality and historic elegance at the Ellwanger Estate B&B that it merited several return visits. Always warmly greeted by Rosemary, I have enjoyed the rooms (three different ones so far) which have always been spotlessly clean and complete with all the amenities a traveller could wish for.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I was attending an admitted students orientation with my son, at the University of Rochester and called the Ellwanger Estate to see if they had an opening for one night while my son stayed with a friend. Rosemary, kindly agreed even though it was on short notice, has a two night minimum and she had scheduled plans. I chose the... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We booked for 2 nights and liked it so much we stayed an extra day. The Serene Retreat is a comfortable room with plenty of space and a decorator's touch. The cozy comfy bed was appreciated after a full day of sightseeing adventures. The private bathroom has a Venetian theme with wonderfully artistic finishes. Very clean and all the amenities... 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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