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Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, Receives Recognition as One of the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns

 

February is here and the air is bursting with romance. iLoveInns.com is pleased to participate in the fun by announcing the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns. The inns on the list promote luxury, beauty, and romance.

Deborah Sakach, iLoveInns.com president says, “Memories last a lifetime. We’ve selected the Best Romantic Inns for 24 consecutive years and I’m thrilled to share this list of inns, where romantic memories can be made, with couples everywhere.”

Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, Receives Recognition as One of the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns

February 6, 2017– Dana Point, Calif., Website iLoveInns.com, is pleased to announce that the Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns Award. The Ellwanger Estate B&B is a perfect choice for couples planning an elopement, wedding or honeymoon, anniversary or simple getaway. Owner Rosemary Janofsky responded to the news, “We are thrilled that our B&B is recognized for the charming atmosphere and fine qualities that we try to provide”.

The Ellwanger Estate in Rochester, NY, offers a peaceful atmosphere of rejuvenation and relaxation throughout the historic B&B. As an urban retreat tucked into a country setting, it provides access to nature as well as a licensed massage therapist for Swedish and therapeutic massages for both singles and couples. King and queen “PRANA” beds supply plenty of comfort for dreaming and snuggling. Additional room amenities may include claw-foot tubs, hypoallergenic rooms, or a separate private sitting area. The romance continues into the morning hours with a farm-to-table breakfast served by candlelight.

The B&B has also received a 5-heart review rating by guests on iLoveInns.com.

Emily and Alex commented, “My wife and I got married April 16, and spent our first two married nights here. We have taken our wedding photographs outside on a beautiful April afternoon and booked the Traveler’s Rest for a mini honeymoon. We spent our first breakfast together on the porch overlooking the sun-drenched yard with the deer and birds. We are so happy to be able to stay such a wonderful bed-and-breakfast. We couldn’t have asked for a better time. We are moving to Pittsburgh, PA, in a few months and will definitely be coming back to capture the feeling of our wedding weekend. Thank you so much for this wonderful urban retreat. See you soon!”

Jen shared this: “What is surprising pocket of humanity and gentility tucked into a corner of all the bustle of that I have come to think of as Rochester. Up till now, Rochester has meant doctors and hospitals and an airport that gave me access to friends and family. My visit to the Ellwanger Estate included lovely gardens and a place of wonderful hospitality. I hope to be able to come back and stay here and learn more about the softer side of Rochester. Thank you for the special touches that made this visit so comfortable”.

The 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns:

Ellwanger Estate, Rochester, New York

34 State “Historic Luxury Suites”, Skaneateles, New York

Inn at Osprey Point, Rock Hall, Maryland

Glen Gordon Manor, Huntly, Virginia

Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, South Carolina

Point Clear Cottages, Fairhope, Alabama

Hill Crest Bed and Breakfast, Clifton Forge, Virginia

Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast, Durango, Colorado

Briar Patch, Sedona, Arizona

 

About the Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast

The historical Ellwanger Estate located in the heart of Rochester’s Mount Hope Cultural District is your premiere lodging destination. From film shoots to friendly overnights, this beautifully restored home offers four 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 ambience 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.

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About American Historic Inns

Founded in 1981, AHI (http://www.iLoveInns.com) is a leading bed and breakfast and country inns online directory. iLoveInns offers a free iPhone application www.inntouch.com with 6,000 inns and offers the bed and breakfast industry’s largest B&B incentive program for visiting small inns.

 

 

Wellness Travelers: Are you struggling to juggle a life in balance?

The Ellwanger Estate B&B offers a destination for guests who take an active role in seeking wellness, inspiration and self-improvement for a life in balance.

Wellness has become so top of mind. And this is especially true for the traveler. As the owner of the Ellwanger Estate B&B, as well as a nurse, midwife, preservationist, farmer, and environmentalist, we are paying much more attention to wellness as a lifestyle.

As travelers, you don’t have to give up your healthy habits on the road. We have created room environments conducive to sleep, breakfast offerings and grab and go items that are healthier, and offer everything from Yoga on the lawn, mediation in the Ellwanger Gardens, run/walks on the Genesee Riverway Trail, hiking in Highland Park, to allergy-friendly rooms. Health and wellness is built into the Ellwanger Estate B&B—from in-room air purifiers, PRANA mattresses, to the cleaning products that we use. A good part of wellness is connected to creating comfortable and relaxing spaces that rejuvenate. Lighting, sound, color, the extent to which nature is brought indoors, and ergonomics all come into play. In fact, recharge your Tesla batteries while you are out playing.

The Ellwanger Estate B&B wellness lifestyle is light years ahead of the “Hotel industry”, while adding a novel and superior experience, which is good news for everyone.

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Ellwanger Estate 10 New Year Resolutions for 2017

Ever had trouble sticking with your New Year’s resolution? We have a remedy: Go on vacation or staycation! At the Ellwanger Estate B&B there’s a solution for every resolution you could make, from healthier eating, a great escape, changing our perspective, find meaning and break with our day-to day routines, to discovering your adventurous side. So in 2017, why not pair your self-enhancement with an amazing stay? The Ellwanger Estate B&B is where you can launch the New Year, check off your to-do list and finally make a change.

 

  1. Eat Your Breakfast

From the Ellwanger Estate’s roasted pear with poached eggs to the mouthwatering spicy sausage frittata (along with every delicious dish in between), the Ellwanger Estate B&B serves amazing breakfasts that put to shame your local chain motel’s stale cereal selection. Enjoy a gourmet farm to table breakfast.

 

  1. Get Fit

There’s a surge at the local gyms at the start of each New Year. In 2017, do something different and try your hand at a brand-new sports skill while on vacation. Discover your inner self at Ellwanger Estate, where you can hike, bike, row and walk the Genesee river trial or the Eire canal. Afterwards head to College Town for cocktails or Swiftwater for a local brew and dinner.

 

  1. Become an Artist

This is the year to explore your creative side. You could take a class at the Ellwanger Estate B&B where you’ll paint to your heart’s content. Consider outdoor studios at the Ellwanger Estate-perfect for plein air painting. Or attend an artist-led encaustic workshop held every Fall.

 

  1. Finally Finish Reading a Book…or Writing One

Spend an entire vacation reading? Sounds great to us. There is that book that is just begging to be finished this year. Ellwanger Estate B&B library stocks books galore! Grab a stack of books, a chair, and a cooling glass of the Ellwanger Estate B&B homemade lemonade, and then read to the sound of serenading birds.

Ellwanger Estate B&B also bills itself as a writer’s retreat, where beautifully decorated rooms come with antique writing desks and few distractions. Or sequester yourself on our veranda, watch the sunset and natures finest views, and be utterly inspired for your poetry, prose, or screenplay … as long as you don’t get distracted by the view.

 

  1. Go Green

Whether it’s to get eco-inspired and learn some new strategies or to reward yourself for recycling and conserving throughout the year, you deserve a green getaway in 2017. Check out Ellwanger Estate B&B eco-friendly where we are 5 out of 5 leaves green with Audubon.

 

  1. Learn How to Relax

Kick off the year with a day of renewal, grab a friend or your loving spouse, and embark on a rejuvenating B&B getaway. Try a massage or Yoga on the front lawn (every Saturday morning form May- September) at Ellwanger Estate B&B.

 

  1. Live a Little

If 2016 felt a bit dull, make sure 2017 is anything but. Unleash your inner adventurer and book a stay. You can charter a sunset cruise of the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch, paddled board at the Irondequoit Bay, hot air balloon on Canandaigua Lake, plus many more adventures awaiting you.

 

  1. Renew Your Love

It doesn’t have to be a big anniversary year if you’re looking to renew your vows. Plan a ceremony under the beech tree or on the veranda, with a champagne toast for two at the Ellwanger Estate B&B. It’s a perfectly simple way to underscore your lifelong commitment to each other.

 

  1. Just Splurge

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with stretching your budget. Historically, my splurges have always included: 1. Something luscious- like a massage with Brenda Washington followed by dinner at Rooney’s. 2. Something athletic-like a visit to Midtown Athletic Club. 3. And lastly something scholarly-like a visit to Artisan Works or Memorial Art Gallery.

 

  1. Spend More Time with Friends.

A getaway with your friends may be the key to renewed sanity. Gather your BFF’s, soul sister, partner in crime and the list goes on, and spend a vacation shopping, golfing, hiking, biking, and exploring the local breweries and wineries, and just catching up. Your friends’ getaway will create memories that last a lifetime and is sure to become a yearly tradition.

 

 

Elope in the Vintage Surroundings of the Ellwanger Estate

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.

Here comes the bride

Here comes the bride

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The Veranda

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The Happy Couple

Kiss & Tell, with Art

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!

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(Let her know if you would like to have a portrait of your four-legged family member. Contact her at anyaorzechowska@gmail.com)