The Ellwanger Estate: Bed & Breakfast

An Urban Retreat

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 FOUR guest rooms, a wraparound veranda, 2.5 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! The Guest House and Apartment loft at 609 Mt Hope (right next door) is now booking. The 3rd floor apt is 1,100 sq ft, 1 bedroom, den, full kitchen and all amenities that you have come to expect from our B&B. The house is 4200 sq ft, 3 beds rooms, 2 .5 baths, music salon and state of the art kitchen. Available for 1 week, or month. Please call for reservations.

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.