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Spring Awakening at the Ellwanger Estate B&B

Welcome Morgan Stearns- our associate innkeeper from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She is a bright and energetic student and will be a welcome asset to the  Ellwanger Estate B&B.  In her honor we will be offering a Jazz jamming session on Saturday, April 7th,  from 2- 4 PM.  Yes, that is the Saturday before Easter Sunday!  We are treating you all to the most wonderful live Jazz.  Our fabulous musicians are fun and talented and look forward to  entertaining us on this glorious  Spring weekend .  Hope you can join us for a magical weekend stay at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.

Announcing the Ellwanger award of 5 Green Leafs from Audubon International

HOT NEWS! The phone call came in just minutes ago, announcing:

Audubon International GREEN LEAF™ RATING 0f 5 (out of 5-the highest possible rating)! And it reads:

Ellwanger Estate B & B in Rochester, N.Y.
has achieved a rating of 5 Green Leafs
With an overall Green Leaf™ Survey score of 90.77%.

Congratulations on becoming a Green Leaf™ Eco-Rated Member in the Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program for Hotels! TerraChoice Environmental Services Inc. is pleased to provide this assessment of your facility’s overall environmental performance.

Your score of 5 Green Leafs confirms that Ellwanger Estate B & B is a world industry leader in eco-efficiency. Ellwanger Estate B & B is part of a select group that is continually introducing new environmental policies and best environmental practices that serve as goals and targets for the rest of the accommodation industry.

Ellwanger Estate B & B should be commended on taking steps towards realizing the cost savings and market potential behind adopting the accommodation industry’s Best Environmental Practices.

YOUTUBE MOVIE:  You are greener than you think. Green… “The Ellwanger Way” walks you through conservation, preservation and resourcing-to enhance your way to green.  Since this presentation, the Ellwanger Estate has been awarded 5 out of 5 green leaves in the Audubon International Green Leaf Lodging Program. 

An urban retreat hidden just off the beaten path

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Not Just Another B&B

What do you get when you mix teens and pre-teens together with a kitty litter cake, soap making demonstrations, pizza party and an all night slumber party?  Not much slumber for sure!  It probably had something to do with the ghost stories told by the guests.  Can’t wait for the next teen event- a sweet sixteen slumber party next week!

Speaking of ghost-we don’t have any.  Sorry.  If that disappoints you there is always the Lizzie Borden B&B.  How exciting that would be for ghost lovers.

Ah and for excitement, life at the Ellwanger has certainly been that and more.  The month of May has been chock full of guests celebrating anything from a U of R or RIT graduation, to a Mother’s Day Tea, RPO events, and a couture wedding dress photo shoot.

While May has proven to be more like April, the only thing that has been hampered is Lilac Festival. The Lilacs themselves have flourished. Please come see for yourselves!

Lax and Relax

Even if you’re not a horticulturalist or a gardening expert, you can still appreciate all the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer with a garden stay at the Ellwanger Estate bed & breakfast. The Ellwanger offers a Zen-like sanctuary with stunning gardens and outdoor views that may inspire you to create your own secret garden.

The Ellwanger Garden is home to over 300 different varieties of perennials, roses, peonies, and also features award winning pear trees. Our guests are invited to walk through the meandering garden paths, or sit, reflect and mediate.  Or you may wish to sign up for horticultural seminars at the Rochester Civic Garden Center. And as a special treat, all guest receive heirloom seed packs, compliments of the Estate.  Hope to see you down the garden path.