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Social Responsibility at the Ellwanger Estate B&B

The Ellwanger Estate B&B is please to announce that we have a vibrant social responsibility program in collaboration with the Landmark Society of WNY.

We believe that social responsibility is a “duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems”. Or simply put, The Ellwanger Estate B&B supports the Landmark Society’s cause financially and physically.

We decided to be much more intentional in 2018 with our giving. Instead of supporting the LMS here and there, we focused on what impacts our team, our customers, and our community. Here’s how we did it:

  • We picked the Landmark Society to support financially this year. In 2018 we picked a charity that was locally, served a cause that was important to us, and was relatable to many.

The Landmark’s mission is to protect the unique architectural heritage of our region and promote preservation & planning that fosters healthy, livable, and sustainable communities.

  • Our goal: To donate 15% of all projected profits this year. The LMS provides resources for our community, B&B guests and magical photo ops and weddings. It’s a great feeling of camaraderie when you walk into this “living museum” on “Twilight Tuesdays” to see an army of volunteers lovingly tending this secret garden.
  • We also picked a few organizations to support regularly. There are a few diseases that have personally impacted our team and my family. So we regularly participate in respite getaway weekends for David’s Refuge. This is our second year and look forward to a 3rd This has been where we get to show our support outside of our organizational goals.

We also support Memorial Art Gallery through our “Gallery and Galore” Package, offering our guests admission tickets as part of their stay at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.

And last, but never the least, our doors are always open to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) as this was the 2008 RPO designer show house and will always be their home. “Mi Casa, Su Casa”.

One of the mottos that drives our daily actions is “giving is living.” We use it as a tool to bring a greater sense of purpose to our team and to our B&B guests.

Meliora Weekend is here!

It’s a great day here at the Ellwanger Estate B&B! Jessica has returned to help us out with Meliora Weekend!  It just so happens to be this weekend from Thursday, October 4 to Sunday, October 7, 2018!  There will be multiple events going on all weekend to include exhibits at the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester Reunion Dinners, Concerts (Pink Martini), and Sport Events. The keynote address is by Soledad O’Brien. Make reservations now so you don’t miss a minute of it! 

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on range of social issues.

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care!

When the 7th District Federation Garden Clubs of NYS asked if I would participate in the 35th Candlelight Holiday Tour on November 11,2017, I was honored.  After all it was Veterans Day, I’m a Vet, how perfect! The only request was to have a live tree in place for decorating the week prior to the home tour.  I said no problem.  Oops, big problem.  All my tree sources dried up and I was faced with the daunting task of finding a 12-14 foot tree and have it delivered by November 6th. So down the yellow pages I go, coming up empty.  Then, happily Woody Aces returned my  call and said, “I think we can help you”!  Off I go to meet with Dave, the owner, and with in 5 minutes we find “the” tree.  But just to be sure, we continued touring the rest of the 1100 acres on a 4 wheeler and I had the time of my life. He not only delivered the tree (on that Sunday) but also assisted with set up and trimming. So, with the most perfectly beautiful tree in place, I’m set.  Not so fast.  There was the question of possibly having a working fireplace in time for the home tour. I have lived here 11 years and have never had a working fireplace. It was about time.  So I placed a call to Leroy Hearth and Home, they came, counseled, ordered, delivered and set up in record time, and just in time. What a tremendous difference-for both me and my guests! Hat’s off the Woody Acres, Leroy Hearth and Home, The 7th District Federation Garden Clubs of NYS, and to our supportive community for making this Candlelight tour a resounding success. And now for all to enjoy a grinch-proof Holiday Season at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wineberries, Straight From the Garden

My mother has always been a huge fan of raspberries, but I’ve always found them to be too tart. I had never tasted wineberries before my time at the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast, but I’ve fallen in love with them. They have the same fresh and sweet flavor of raspberries without the sharp tartness. I would recommend Rosemary’s garden fresh wineberries to anyone. During my time as a hospitality intern at the Ellwanger Estate, we have picked wineberries over the last couple of weeks to create wonderful fruit masterpieces, such as fruit poodles, kiwi roses surrounded by exquisite fruit mosaics and delicious and ornate fruit parfaits. Our guests have been highly impressed by our fresh organic produce, and our dedication to providing a genuine farm to table dining experience. Rosemary introduced me to wineberries, and it has been a wonderful addition to my fruit repertoire. Come and let us delight you with some wineberries at the finale of their season!

With gratitude and high hopes of meeting you!

Lily Feldman, Hospitality Intern from Monroe Community College

Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, Receives Recognition as One of the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns

 

February is here and the air is bursting with romance. iLoveInns.com is pleased to participate in the fun by announcing the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns. The inns on the list promote luxury, beauty, and romance.

Deborah Sakach, iLoveInns.com president says, “Memories last a lifetime. We’ve selected the Best Romantic Inns for 24 consecutive years and I’m thrilled to share this list of inns, where romantic memories can be made, with couples everywhere.”

Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, Receives Recognition as One of the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns

February 6, 2017– Dana Point, Calif., Website iLoveInns.com, is pleased to announce that the Ellwanger Estate B&B in Rochester, New York, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns Award. The Ellwanger Estate B&B is a perfect choice for couples planning an elopement, wedding or honeymoon, anniversary or simple getaway. Owner Rosemary Janofsky responded to the news, “We are thrilled that our B&B is recognized for the charming atmosphere and fine qualities that we try to provide”.

The Ellwanger Estate in Rochester, NY, offers a peaceful atmosphere of rejuvenation and relaxation throughout the historic B&B. As an urban retreat tucked into a country setting, it provides access to nature as well as a licensed massage therapist for Swedish and therapeutic massages for both singles and couples. King and queen “PRANA” beds supply plenty of comfort for dreaming and snuggling. Additional room amenities may include claw-foot tubs, hypoallergenic rooms, or a separate private sitting area. The romance continues into the morning hours with a farm-to-table breakfast served by candlelight.

The B&B has also received a 5-heart review rating by guests on iLoveInns.com.

Emily and Alex commented, “My wife and I got married April 16, and spent our first two married nights here. We have taken our wedding photographs outside on a beautiful April afternoon and booked the Traveler’s Rest for a mini honeymoon. We spent our first breakfast together on the porch overlooking the sun-drenched yard with the deer and birds. We are so happy to be able to stay such a wonderful bed-and-breakfast. We couldn’t have asked for a better time. We are moving to Pittsburgh, PA, in a few months and will definitely be coming back to capture the feeling of our wedding weekend. Thank you so much for this wonderful urban retreat. See you soon!”

Jen shared this: “What is surprising pocket of humanity and gentility tucked into a corner of all the bustle of that I have come to think of as Rochester. Up till now, Rochester has meant doctors and hospitals and an airport that gave me access to friends and family. My visit to the Ellwanger Estate included lovely gardens and a place of wonderful hospitality. I hope to be able to come back and stay here and learn more about the softer side of Rochester. Thank you for the special touches that made this visit so comfortable”.

The 2017 Top 10 Best Romantic Inns:

Ellwanger Estate, Rochester, New York

34 State “Historic Luxury Suites”, Skaneateles, New York

Inn at Osprey Point, Rock Hall, Maryland

Glen Gordon Manor, Huntly, Virginia

Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, South Carolina

Point Clear Cottages, Fairhope, Alabama

Hill Crest Bed and Breakfast, Clifton Forge, Virginia

Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Antlers on the Creek Bed & Breakfast, Durango, Colorado

Briar Patch, Sedona, Arizona

 

About the Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast

The historical Ellwanger Estate located in the heart of Rochester’s Mount Hope Cultural District is your premiere lodging destination. From film shoots to friendly overnights, this beautifully restored home offers four rooms with spectacular views of the lush garden and courtyards. Stroll in the famous Ellwanger Gardens or enjoy a cool drink on the home’s restored veranda. The natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, combined with the ambience of The Ellwanger will exceed your every expectation. The Ellwanger will be pleased to help you plan a special event or a simple weekend get-away.

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About American Historic Inns

Founded in 1981, AHI (http://www.iLoveInns.com) is a leading bed and breakfast and country inns online directory. iLoveInns offers a free iPhone application www.inntouch.com with 6,000 inns and offers the bed and breakfast industry’s largest B&B incentive program for visiting small inns.