Entries by The Ellwanger Estate

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Bill Gates calls it the “What have you done for me lately?” syndrome. It’s the customer’s desire for innovation, new colors and screen sizes, better pricing, and faster service.
Here is our list for 2021:
Innovations: auto soap dispensers, air purifiers, motions detected lights, curated art, new outdoor social locations with a screen pod tent for 2, REC ROOM with table tennis & exercise bike, Tea classes, Live Jazz on veranda,wild turkey grazing station, compositing and victory garden.
New Colors: Always, in the Ellwanger Garden. Easel available for plein air painting on the grounds. Binoculars for Bird Watching.
Screen Size: it’s what ever you bring.
Convenience—one-stop: Sleep, eat, explore, relax, and play. Now offering crockpot dinners for 2, Bonfire & S’mores or Sausages, tickets to the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG), and tours of MT Hope Cemetery.
Personalization: Everything from pillow menus, diets, dining locations & enrichments, floral design class, “Parents Night Off”, Wellness Massage, wellness kits, and curated weddings, and concierge services.
Better Pricing: introduced winter rates for the first time, seasonal rates held constant for the last 4 years. “Rent a room, Get a mansion”.
Faster service.

Let’s talk turkey: How has the pandemic impacted bed and breakfasts?

Tune into Connections, with EVAN DAWSON & MEGAN MACK Interviewed on MAY 22, 2020 We continue our series of conversations about the impact the pandemic has had on businesses. Bed and breakfasts owners are working to adapt to the current situation, while also preparing for the months ahead. This hour, we talk with innkeepers in different parts of our area about how the […]

Ellwanger Estate B&B “Staying INN at the ELL”

This was first published in my newsletter on April 20, 2020Meet the 7 dwarfs that are ” Staying INN at the ELL”Grumpy, Sweaty, Bloaty, Sleepy, Hopeful, Forgetful, and Psycho Grumpy: “Ya crazy fool! Fine time ya picked to sneeze!”  While NY is “On Pause”, the Ellwanger Estate is on “Many Pause“.“Many Pause“ at the Ellwanger […]