Romantic Inn / B&B & Couples Getaway in Rochester
Kiss & Tell
“Granola Factory” is my go to granola at the Ellwanger Estate B&B-as of last weekend. And what a difference a weekend makes. That’s food for thought, as I hosted a B&B stay for Calvin and Lisa Virgilio, Chief Baking Officers at the “Granola Factory”. But it didn’t take much thinking, as it was love at the first bit! And it’s a Wegmans.
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Real food made by hand. 7 ingredients total. An artisan bakery – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. All natural. It is only made from seven ingredients, but it has more depth and complexity of flavor than any other granola I’ve ever tasted. – MainLineDine.com. Real food – fewer ingredients, more flavor. No refined sugars or processed oils. Artisan baked, not mass produced. Breakfast, snack, yogurt topping. Made by Hand – At the Granola Factory our bakers are mentored in the same handmade baking techniques that I’ve used since 1988 when I started baking for my guests at the Bethlehem Inn B&B. Our granola is baked in small batches and roasted to perfection. The result is the same just-baked flavor it had at the inn – crisp, golden and always flavorful. Enjoy! – Suzanne Virgilio, Co-Founder GF. For recipes, promotions and food articles: Facebook; Twitter/GranolaFactory. To Order: www.thegranolafactory.com or 610-868-8100. We’d be happy to hear your comments: granolafactory at yahoo.com.
Rolled Oats, Wheat Bran, Honey, Butter, Pecans, Cinnamon, Salt.
“Granola Factory” All natural. Yum!
And in 2010, The Granola Factory experienced some national publicity when Rachael Ray, celebrity chef, featured honey pecan granola (pictured above) from The Granola Factory on her show, The Rachael Ray Show.
This is the time of year when the seasons change from the first green suggestions of spring to the warmer weather and blooming gardens of summer. But here, at the Ellwanger, it is Elopement Season, with brides in delicate white lace gliding down the carved oak staircase, to meet their cherished partners in front of gathered friends and family and promise their undying love for each other.
Sometimes the vows are exchanged in front of the period fireplace of the Great Room; sometimes the couple decides to take their ceremony to the fresh air and garden scents of the generous porch, overlooking the beautiful Ellwanger Garden.
Not all the brides are young, not all the gowns are formal, but all the couples have something in common: a love of romance, an appreciation of vintage surroundings and a deep faith and hope in the future together.
Along with all the other amenities that the Ellwanger Estate B&B offers, you can also awaken your inner artist. One of our frequent return guests, Anya Orzechowska, usually manages to depict a local scene or a figure in a painting during her stays.
Recently Anya has been focusing on portraits of pets and says that it is inspiring to capture the love of people she has met for the pet that shares their home. This last weekend, she finished a portrait of Piggy, a Boston terrier with an attitude and Fox, a gentle pit bull.
Although she often works from photographs, Anya says the only problem with painting these tail-wagging pets is that she always wants to take them home with her afterwards!
(Let her know if you would like to have a portrait of your four-legged family member. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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!