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Ellwanger Estate

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625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Ellwanger Estate for a long weekend. The house is an old mansion that has been renovated to include modern conveniences while still keeping the beautiful historical details intact. There were many thoughtful and considerate touches that show how much the owner has put into the place. The covered porch and the formal gardens are gorgeous... More 

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Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rochester was our "half way" point on the way from Maine to Stratford, Ontario and we chose the Ellwanger Estate because it looked interesting. And that was our lucky day. We were welcomed by Rosemary, who showed us around the house and then on to our suite, and then on the gardens. The house is so interesting, we could have... More 

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Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Our green team eagerly awaits your return! More 

Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Our family love this place that we felt that this would be a great place for a wedding shower Rosemary offered us the carriage house what a beautiful Gem brick walls oak doors original to the estate vintage lighting on a warm summer day a cool place for ladies to gather and enjoy the wedding shower. The staff attentive the... More 

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Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

What a fabulous event and wonderful guests! All my best to the bride to be. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I am afraid to say this because I don't want to create a stampede to this door, but this is one of the nicest bed and breakfasts you will find anywhere. The location relative to downtown Rochester is excellent. For those visiting the George Eastman Museum, it is 10 minutes and four turns door to door. It's location is right... More 

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Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you! We do feel like one big family!! More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I have been subconsciously a bit reluctant to give away this find, but having had one amazing stay after another while visiting my son at the University of Rochester over the past 1 1/2 years in this beautifully restored historic home, I am finally compelled to write my very first review on TripAdvisor before I return for what must be... More 

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Rosemary J, Owner at Ellwanger Estate, responded to this review

Thank you! This is your home away from home!! And here is a quote from one of your favorite rooms (the Victorian). "Every house where Love abides, And Friendship is a guest, Is surely home, and home-sweet-home: For there the heart can rest". by: Henry van Dyke More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I booked two rooms for a colleague and I who made a trip to Rochester. Rosemary, the innkeeper, was fabulous and went beyond the call. One of of the days we stayed there, we went back to the house to get some work done and a short while later she came out with fresh-baked chocolate cake. If I were to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We stayed at the Ellwanger Estate for two nights (October 30th and 31st) while visiting friends in the area. The Woodland Suite was clean, comfortable and the Arts and Crafts style decor in the private sitting room is lovely. They have preserved a lot of the original features and gorgeous woodwork, but thankfully a modern bed and bathroom. The bed... More 

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New Fairfield, ct
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We just visited Ellwanger for the 3rd time this past weekend. It was wonderful again. We stayed in the Woodland Suite which has a King size bed and a nice sitting room. Rosemary always makes us feel welcome. She serves a wonderful breakfast too. Besides the room, the estate is very interesting with a built in pipe organ and an... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Our son goes to RIT, so hopefully we will be visiting this area frequently. We've stayed at several hotels in the area, but prefer to stay in bed and breakfasts. So, we decided on Ellwanger Estate. This was a great decision. The house is a little hard to find as the sign is small and high up. I'm sure zoning... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A lovely oasis to spend a night or two and visit Rochester. Our room was nicely appointed with small touches such as a night light and a journal. The common area downstairs is huge, interesting and comfy for lounging about. Breakfast was delicious and, thoughtfully, included a heart shaped piece of banana/avocado bread with a candle once Rosemary heard it... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Ellwanger Estate

Address: 625 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2730
Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Rochester
Price Range: $209 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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