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The Rochester Carriage House B&B
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   147 North Lane, Rochester, MI 48307   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rochester
Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great pick!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Rochester Carriage House for a quick getaway for our anniversary and didn’t want to leave. The B&B is beautiful. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and cozy feeling. Don and his brother were just the most gracious hosts. I felt like I was staying with family. They were very accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was memorable. They were very knowledgeable of the area and all that it had to offer. The service during breakfast was exceptional and the food was AMAZING! I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast for anyone looking for a nice quaint get away.

Room Tip: The suite felt just like home.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donald J, Owner at The Rochester Carriage House B&B, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure having you. Hopefully you can make it down here with the kids. Go Blue :)
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

The Rochester Carriage House is beautiful, peaceful, clean, and charming with modern amenities. We had a very easy, enjoyable, and relaxing stay. Don is a wonderful host who went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. He offered far more than we could ever have had time to enjoy in our short stay. What better review than to say we wish we could have stayed longer. And the breakfast...amazing!!! We loved talking to him about cooking and food and loved sampling his culinary creations even more!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donald J, Owner at The Rochester Carriage House B&B, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
It was a pleasure meeting the two of you. Hope to see you again on your 10th aniversary. Good news my reciepies will be online soon :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Just two minutes from Rochester’s center, I turned down a narrow lane that ended in a security fence across the pavement. After entering in the provided security code the gate slowly opened and I drove through, entering what can best be described as a beautiful oasis within the city.
Immediately to my left, behind a circular driveway, is the white frame shuttered historic family mansion of the “Woodward Farm”, part of the once private agricultural estate of Lysander Woodward, and now home of The Rochester Carriage House Bed & Breakfast. The building itself, dating from 1849, is stunning, and is surrounded with mature pines and elms, interspersed with flowering gardens and ornamental trees.

The decor is one of relaxed elegance with soft carpet underfoot in a living room of beautiful artwork and furnishings, a fireplace and earth tones.

Through a wide arched entryway is a dramatic sunroom with a marble breakfast table with seating for ten and a custom made bar. The sunroom overlooks an outdoor pool and gardens that include a lily pond, a fieldstone men’s and women’s shower room, and comfortable outdoor seating. Wow!

The kitchen is black granite under white cupboards with a matching center island. Chandeliers and recessed lighting provide contemporary and elegant touches. It is in this room that the owner (Don) creates his organic buckwheat pancakes (farm fresh eggs) with Maple Syrup, one of the breakfast offerings. The room even has a wood fired pizza oven!

The property offers 3 large rooms and one suite, each tastefully decorated with care. Soft comforters and sheets with down pillows adorn the queen beds, and each room has a flat screen TV with cable. The bathrooms are roomy with stall showers in marble, and the entire property is Wi-Fi equipped.

There are plans to offer a massage and tanning room, library, mirrored gym/yoga studio, healthy organic breakfast’s, and bicycles for guests.

Room Tip: There is a nice one bedroom suite with private enterance into the back garden. Very nice..
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donald J, Owner at The Rochester Carriage House B&B, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Your feedback was greatly apreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Your kind words makes this journey well worth it!
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Additional Information about The Rochester Carriage House B&B

Address: 147 North Lane, Rochester, MI 48307
Location: United States > Michigan > Rochester
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rochester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rochester Carriage House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Rochester is now home to its first bed & breakfast “The Rochester Carriage House”. The home is Rochester’s oldest dating back to 1849. The original home is still intact with many upgrades added on over the years, including a 800 square foot sunroom, swimming pool, pool house, gourmet kitchen, etc.The three rooms located in the upper portion of the house can be rented individually or together. The fourth room located on the west side of the property is over 900 square feet and features a full kitchen and living room.We feature organic, non-processed food sourced from local farms. We make everything fresh for each guest. Just let us know what time you would like to eat. ... more   less 
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