Romantic Inn / B&B & Couples Getaway in Rochester
Kiss & Tell
You have one day until Valentine’s Day. Don’t be that guy (or girl) who waits until the last minute and then rushes out to buy a half-wilted roses and a box of generic chocolates. Instead, surprise the love of your life with one of the most romantic gift possible—an Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast getaway in Rochester, NY.
The Ellwanger Estate B&B knows how to celebrate romance! We are the proud recipients of the I Love Inns and American Historic Inns “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of North America” award, and featured in Travel and Leisure, Rochester Magazine, INNS Magazine, and Design Sponge: Rochester, NY city guide.
With ANY February stay, the mansion will be decked out in red roses galore, with half a dozen in your guest room, and a heart shaped chocolate cake for your 4th course during your gourmet breakfast.
Here’s a thought to share by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.
I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The long and winding road of the last 2 years has lead me to a distinguished AAA diamond rating of 3.7 So close to that 4 diamond, but alas they round down to 3 diamonds. “Refined” is only 3/10ths away. Here are the AAA’s Inspector Notes: “This eco-friendly bed and breakfast features an organic farm to table breakfast. With two and a half acres of gardens and tree lined areas, this charming inn is truly a gardener’s paradise. Smoke free premises. 4 units. 2 stories (no elevator), interior corridors”.
I am so pleased to be a part of AAA, with its nearly 60 million members. Already making”refinement” plans for next year! Please come stay, rejuvenate, and share the excitement!
The Gothic mansion at 609 Mt Hope Ave., once the home of Helen Ellwanger, and family, has change hands four times over the last few decades. After 37 years, the entire Ellwanger Estate is once again complete. Introducing the Ellwanger Guest House.
Rosemary Janofsky, owner of the Ellwanger Estate B&B, an upscale business and leisure accommodations at 625 Mt Hope, is proud to announce the purchase of the adjoining house and property at 609.
“Now it’s come full circle, and it’s home again”.
The Guest House on the first and second floor is a spacious 4314 ft.² with three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, six fireplaces (one in the kitchen) and 12 ft ceilings.
The Guest House Apartment on the third floor is comprised of 1015 ft.² with one bedroom, one den, one bath, full kitchen, and a private entrance. This exceptional house is on the national register of historic places.
The Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast is celebrating it’s 10th year in the making. More than a bed, more than a breakfast, it is the Rochester Experience. We officially open in April 2009, after three years of extensive renovations. It was pretty much abandoned and decrepit and in pretty bad shape. This historical Bed & Breakfast was originally the grandest of places called the Rose Mansion and Gardens: the spot to have elegant weddings, receptions, and overnight stays. In fact John F Kennedy Jr. has walked through these doors. The Rose Mansion and Gardens closed in the late 1980s.
The scope of the renovations was to restore the original mansion with all the latest technology. The public spaces have a museum quality with hand painted murals, chandeliers, exquisite antique furniture, and artwork, with 21st-century amenities. It’s an iconic bed-and-breakfast; you don’t see anything like this in many places. The Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast was the home to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Designer Show House in 2008. The mansion and all four guest rooms are a work of art. This is a Rochester experience not to be missed. And you especially do not want to miss the lavish farm to table gourmet breakfast. That is a celebration in and of itself!