Romantic Inn / B&B & Couples Getaway in Rochester

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An urban retreat hidden just off the beaten path

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“When you travel a lot, hotel rooms blur into one another, the most remembered moments being, sadly, a breakfast delivered hot or an ice machine that actually works. When I’m able, a bed and breakfast that’s loved and attended to by the owner can make me feel like… click to continue reading.

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.