The Ellwanger Estate: Bed & Breakfast

An Urban Retreat

Due to the Coronavirus and the intense cleaning process, we have a minimum stay of 2 day stay, with a 24 hour vacancy between each guest room stay. On behalf of the Ellwanger Estate B&B, we send you our sincere wishes for peace, good health, and safety, and I thank you for your continuing support.

2017 Top 10 Best Romantic InnMore than a bed, more than a breakfast, it is the Rochester Experience.

Expect the Best: From the moment you walk into the Ellwanger Estate, you’ll know you’re not in any ordinary bed and breakfast.

Soft lighting illuminates the smartly placed decor. Natural woodwork brings added warmth to the immaculate interior space. A fresh outdoor aroma coupled with streaks of sunlight gently passes through the skylights. The Ellwanger Estate is an oasis where you’ll actually enjoy spending time in your room as well as discovering the magnificent grounds. We offer FIVE guest rooms, a wraparound veranda, 3 acres of gardens, grassy knolls, woodlands, greenhouses, a carriage house with the “Grand Hotel (Chicken) Coop”, and a smoke-free and green environment, utilizing eco-friendly practices.

NEW! Extended stays. Are you traveling for business? Solo? We have the perfect Rochester, NY  getaway! The B&B is a peaceful retreat with stunning garden views, original artwork, and within walking distance of  downtown, College Town, and the University of Rochester. 

Although the extended stay does not include breakfast at the inn, you’re still welcome to enjoy our concierge services for restaurant reservation, activity recommendations and more to help you plan a perfect trip. Please call for availability and rates. It’s the first step towards lasting memories!

We are located in the heart of the Mount Hope/ Highland Historic District, one block from the Genesee River. It is within easy walking distance to Highland Park, the site of the world famous Lilac Festival, Mt Hope Cemetery, University of Rochester, College Town, and Swiftwater Brewery. Downtown and its major businesses are five minutes away. Within a 10 minute radius is the cultural district, and the Susan B Anthony House. There is so much to attract the Ellwanger guest and now there is one more: a TESLA charger. Our exceptional amenities make this the ideal home away for both leisure and business travelers.