Romantic Inn / B&B & Couples Getaway in Rochester

Kiss & Tell

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care!

When the 7th District Federation Garden Clubs of NYS asked if I would participate in the 35th Candlelight Holiday Tour on November 11,2017, I was honored.  After all it was Veterans Day, I’m a Vet, how perfect! The only request was to have a live tree in place for decorating the week prior to the home tour.  I said no problem.  Oops, big problem.  All my tree sources dried up and I was faced with the daunting task of finding a 12-14 foot tree and have it delivered by November 6th. So down the yellow pages I go, coming up empty.  Then, happily Woody Aces returned my  call and said, “I think we can help you”!  Off I go to meet with Dave, the owner, and with in 5 minutes we find “the” tree.  But just to be sure, we continued touring the rest of the 1100 acres on a 4 wheeler and I had the time of my life. He not only delivered the tree (on that Sunday) but also assisted with set up and trimming. So, with the most perfectly beautiful tree in place, I’m set.  Not so fast.  There was the question of possibly having a working fireplace in time for the home tour. I have lived here 11 years and have never had a working fireplace. It was about time.  So I placed a call to Leroy Hearth and Home, they came, counseled, ordered, delivered and set up in record time, and just in time. What a tremendous difference-for both me and my guests! Hat’s off the Woody Acres, Leroy Hearth and Home, The 7th District Federation Garden Clubs of NYS, and to our supportive community for making this Candlelight tour a resounding success. And now for all to enjoy a grinch-proof Holiday Season at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.

 

Wineberries, Straight From the Garden

My mother has always been a huge fan of raspberries, but I’ve always found them to be too tart. I had never tasted wineberries before my time at the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast, but I’ve fallen in love with them. They have the same fresh and sweet flavor of raspberries without the sharp tartness. I would recommend Rosemary’s garden fresh wineberries to anyone. During my time as a hospitality intern at the Ellwanger Estate, we have picked wineberries over the last couple of weeks to create wonderful fruit masterpieces, such as fruit poodles, kiwi roses surrounded by exquisite fruit mosaics and delicious and ornate fruit parfaits. Our guests have been highly impressed by our fresh organic produce, and our dedication to providing a genuine farm to table dining experience. Rosemary introduced me to wineberries, and it has been a wonderful addition to my fruit repertoire. Come and let us delight you with some wineberries at the finale of their season!

With gratitude and high hopes of meeting you!

Lily Feldman, Hospitality Intern from Monroe Community College

Get Ready to Charge Your Batteries At The Ellwanger Estate B&B

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.

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The Ellwanger Estate Grand Derby Brunch May 6, 2017

I wear many hats…

Experiencing the essence of Kentucky traditions at the Ellwanger Estate B&B

From elegant Derby hats (provided), to gourmet brunch offerings of blue crab cakes, heriloom grits and country ham, with savory-sweet (non- alcoholic) mint juleps, to the afternoon jazz jam playing My Old Kentucky Home and other derby favorites.  Experience this special treat and tap into the Derby nostalgia! Registered weekend guests will enjoy this luxurious B&B, and the perfect balance of Kentucky tradition with contemporary amenities. See you at races!

The 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference returns to the city of Rochester, April 6-8th. And now the rest of the story…

The Landmark Society of Western New York’s bulletin announced:  “The 2017 Statewide Preservation Conference returns to the city of Rochester, April 6-8th. Downtown Rochester is undergoing a profound transformation, fueled in large part by historic preservation. “In short, preservation will surround us at every turn”.

And now the rest of the story…

On a balmy September evening in 1937, Helen C. Ellwanger gathered her nearest and dearest friends and colleagues into the Ellwanger Estate carriage house and proceeded to form the Landmark Society of Western New York.  This was part of an effort to save the deteriorated Greek Revival Campbell Whittlesey House on South Fitzhugh Street in the city. The Society went on to become an advocate for saving and restoring our area’s historic buildings. That was 80 years ago.

Her legacy continues here and now at her home: the Ellwanger Estate, which received the Landmark’s Historic Home Award in 2014. This award is given to owners of private residences for their continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally significant house over a minimum of seven years.  So, In short, preservation does surround us at every turn.  Perhaps you would like to take a turn, as a guest at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.