Romantic Inn / B&B & Couples Getaway in Rochester

Kiss & Tell

Nominee for The Best Valentine Getaway, ROCS WHEC (Channel 10).

And to whom do I owe my debit of gratitude for nominating the Ellwanger Estate B&B as the Best Valentine Getaway?  So you can imagine my surprise when Channel 10 called to report that the Ellwanger Estate had been nominated and was now in the top five! That was a shot in the arm. The competition was stiff and my hat goes off to the winner: Woodcliff Hotel.

So what would I change for the 2017 competition ? Not a thing other than category.

I love the intimacy  of a FOUR room Bed and Breakfast, vs a 236 room hotel, with a golf course, spa, restaurant, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools.  Oops, I’m forgetting who I am promoting! However we are two different entities. If you are looking for peace, quiet, serenity, romance, charm, in a Downton Abby way with lush gardens, wildlife, and all walking distance to the U or R, College Town, Highland Park and downtown, then I’m your retreat.

See Inside

“See Inside” is the latest addition to your Google search of the Ellwanger. Now you can take a virtual tour of the Ellwanger Estate B&B thanks to Andrew Woodard of Spark Fire Web Design.

Andrew writes: “They take such good care of you and the atmosphere is so perfectly rochester.” As a frequent flyer to the Ellwanger, Andrew knows best!


Jazzy Holiday Celebration

Safely past Thanksgiving, the talk now turns to Christmas and the winter season. Most people will think warmly of Christmas festivities and hot toddies by the fire but I think of JAZZ.  Our B&B guests are in for a treat this Saturday, December 4th, from 2-4 PM as we usher in the winter holidays with JAZZ!  While the Ellwanger Estate B&B knows how to jazz things up a bit, we also have a little help from our friends.  The 14 foot Fraser Fir is in place, the great hall is decked, and jazz will be in the air this Saturday to hark in the holidays.  All our B&B guests are in for a special stay this weekend.


Looks who is coming to breakfast, my dear deers!

Oh, my dear deers.  They not only came to breakfast, they stayed for lunch-which I don’t serve. However, I do serve up entertainment and they where the stars.

Or as Anya would put it: “The bane of gardeners, the delight of guests”.

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Photo by Jerzy Orzechowski

Prana, you complete me !

Truly, I am complete with Prana.  The Ellwanger Estate B&B has just completed a full upgrade to the finest organic mattresses made of 100% natural rubber Talalay imported from the Netherlands, quilted with wool and Talalay, and clad in silk, wool and cashmere.  This is a rare-find for an affordable Bed & Breakfast accommodation, in Rochester, New York.

Though some guests will no doubt want to spend much of their time exploring Rochester and the Finger Lake region, the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast, itself makes for no ordinary place to return to for the night or the afternoon rest.

What a difference a bed, a night, and a day will make, all the while sleeping on a cloud. “Prana sleep is amazing sleep”.  Looking forward to your visit.