Rosemary Janofsky

Rosemary Janofsky

Innkeeper / Proprietor

Prior to becoming the innkeeper at the Ellwanger Estate Rosemary has worn many hats. She has been an educator, a nurse and midwife. In addition she has had a long an distinguished career in the United States Air Force Reserve. Highlights of her military career include being a member of the Joint Forces Command and a senior flight nurse instructor.  Rosemary retired with the rank of Colonel.

Today, in addition to overseeing every detail in making the Ellwanger Estate a premier Bed and Breakfast destination, she continues her work as a nurse midwife and holds a masters’ degree in nursing.

In 2006 Rosemary purchased the horribly dilapidated Ellwanger mansion, adjacent to the “Ellwanger Gardens”, both with great historical significance. Rosemary; “I stumbled upon this diamond in the rough and found that I needed it as much as it needed me, it was love at first sight”.

Rosemary has spent several years lovingly restoring the Ellwanger Estate to bring it back to its original glory. Today the Ellwanger mansion is once again a jewel of Rochester hosting guests, weddings, meetings, music recitals and artists workshops.

The altruism of George Ellwanger, a visionary and preservationist and Patrick Barry have added to the rich character and history of Rochester.  Rosemary strives to carry on this mission at the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast.

Meja

Meja

Huntress

The rescue kitty who rescues us all the time. She is a huntress-constantly on the job and rarely complains.

In February 2011, she walk through the mounds of pristine white snow, arriving at the Ellwanger Estate. She lived off the land and became a squatter with rights, though aloof to most humans. It was reported that she was abandon the prior year. She has managed to wiggle her way into our hearts, our lives, and sometimes onto the veranda. As an outdoor cat you may glimpse her standing guard; looking more like a gargoyle.

Brenda

Brenda

Massage Therapist

We feel very lucky to have her: Photographer extraordinar. And a nationally certified and NYS licensed massage therapist. Our guests appreciate her and return often for Brenda’s sensitive and healing touch.

Norman

Norman

Craftsman

A meticulous old world craftsman who can do whatever the job requires. He created the curved, tongue-in-groove mahogany porch ceiling, hand-cut tapered cedar balusters, & rail surrounding the porch. He is a blessing!

Christiana

Christiana

Assistant Innkeeper

Serving breakfast and cleaning,
even singing while weeding--
this is Christiana’s first summer,
to the Ellwanger she’s a newcomer.

You may not see her on weekends,
that‘s when she’s out making new friends.
To forget about weeds and pans,
she finds a place to sing and dance

But Monday through Friday you may be sure
she is never in any way bored.
You’ll meet her at evening check-in
or else at breakfast, I reckon!

* Christiana Goslin is an Eastman Vocal Performance student. She has recently joined the team and can be found doing anything from serving breakfast to gardening. Aside from singing she is also very passionate about learning new languages, dancing, traveling, and getting to know many people along the way.

Beverly

Beverly

Horticulturist

She and the volunteers keep Ellwanger Garden, owned by the Landmark Society, looking perfect.

Marcus

Marcus

Contract/Freelance designer & digital artist

of Digital Manipulation –and one of the best web-masters in the universe. He keeps us ahead of the curve.

Mike

Mike

Procurement Officer

has been an integral part of the Ellwanger Estate family for years He is the procurement officer for all this great and small. Ask about the glass rock and vintage bike.

Greg Cody

Greg Cody

Chef

with Brimont Caterers:Culinary Masterpieces are their Passion He is talented and we are lucky to have him orchestrating your culinary experience.

Keith Bullis

Wedding Photographer

Our wedding photographer

Frank Howard

Wedding officiant