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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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 plein air painting.
  • 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 Wellness Massage, diets, dining locations & enrichments, floral design class, “Parents Night Off”, Wellness Massage, wellness kits, 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. Why does it take only a few minutes to choose a flight, buy an airline ticket, and reserve a B&B room and car through the internet, but twice as long to speak with a travel agent? Not here. Call direct, answered direct. Text and I will answer.

What would you like to do today?

Yes That’s All Good, But
What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Help me to help you!

We remained faithful to our mission by continuing to provide the finest B&B experience, through creativity, safety, and extraordinary guest focus. Our purpose or “raison d’etre” (reason for being) is to create happiness for others. When we adhere to this maxim, everything else will fall into place. Our services will exceed the expectations of our customers.

In order to achieve the highest standard, we too have made some internal changes.

Here is your list for 2021:

  • I am your one and only hostess, as I have dedicated myself totally to our mission , retired from a FT career outside the B&B, and have received the Pfizer vac during participation in a clinical study.
  • Minimal 2 night stay due to the cleaning protocol we have established. Think OCD on steroids.
  • Invoice balance paid by personal check or cash. Your receipt is e mailed.
  • Check-in is now between 3-6 PM, to allow more time to clean and prepare for your visit.
  • Baggage assistance is now by request.
  • Room service between stays is by request.
  • Visitors (2 max) permitted in the Gardens & on Veranda by request.
  • Please remove shoes at the door, and help yourselves to our slippers or you may bring your own.

Help me to help you!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Ellwanger Estate 10 New Year Resolutions for 2017

Ever had trouble sticking with your New Year’s resolution? We have a remedy: Go on vacation or staycation! At the Ellwanger Estate B&B there’s a solution for every resolution you could make, from healthier eating, a great escape, changing our perspective, find meaning and break with our day-to day routines, to discovering your adventurous side. So in 2017, why not pair your self-enhancement with an amazing stay? The Ellwanger Estate B&B is where you can launch the New Year, check off your to-do list and finally make a change.

 

  1. Eat Your Breakfast

From the Ellwanger Estate’s roasted pear with poached eggs to the mouthwatering spicy sausage frittata (along with every delicious dish in between), the Ellwanger Estate B&B serves amazing breakfasts that put to shame your local chain motel’s stale cereal selection. Enjoy a gourmet farm to table breakfast.

 

  1. Get Fit

There’s a surge at the local gyms at the start of each New Year. In 2017, do something different and try your hand at a brand-new sports skill while on vacation. Discover your inner self at Ellwanger Estate, where you can hike, bike, row and walk the Genesee river trial or the Eire canal. Afterwards head to College Town for cocktails or Swiftwater for a local brew and dinner.

 

  1. Become an Artist

This is the year to explore your creative side. You could take a class at the Ellwanger Estate B&B where you’ll paint to your heart’s content. Consider outdoor studios at the Ellwanger Estate-perfect for plein air painting. Or attend an artist-led encaustic workshop held every Fall.

 

  1. Finally Finish Reading a Book…or Writing One

Spend an entire vacation reading? Sounds great to us. There is that book that is just begging to be finished this year. Ellwanger Estate B&B library stocks books galore! Grab a stack of books, a chair, and a cooling glass of the Ellwanger Estate B&B homemade lemonade, and then read to the sound of serenading birds.

Ellwanger Estate B&B also bills itself as a writer’s retreat, where beautifully decorated rooms come with antique writing desks and few distractions. Or sequester yourself on our veranda, watch the sunset and natures finest views, and be utterly inspired for your poetry, prose, or screenplay … as long as you don’t get distracted by the view.

 

  1. Go Green

Whether it’s to get eco-inspired and learn some new strategies or to reward yourself for recycling and conserving throughout the year, you deserve a green getaway in 2017. Check out Ellwanger Estate B&B eco-friendly where we are 5 out of 5 leaves green with Audubon.

 

  1. Learn How to Relax

Kick off the year with a day of renewal, grab a friend or your loving spouse, and embark on a rejuvenating B&B getaway. Try a massage or Yoga on the front lawn (every Saturday morning form May- September) at Ellwanger Estate B&B.

 

  1. Live a Little

If 2016 felt a bit dull, make sure 2017 is anything but. Unleash your inner adventurer and book a stay. You can charter a sunset cruise of the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch, paddled board at the Irondequoit Bay, hot air balloon on Canandaigua Lake, plus many more adventures awaiting you.

 

  1. Renew Your Love

It doesn’t have to be a big anniversary year if you’re looking to renew your vows. Plan a ceremony under the beech tree or on the veranda, with a champagne toast for two at the Ellwanger Estate B&B. It’s a perfectly simple way to underscore your lifelong commitment to each other.

 

  1. Just Splurge

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with stretching your budget. Historically, my splurges have always included: 1. Something luscious- like a massage with Brenda Washington followed by dinner at Rooney’s. 2. Something athletic-like a visit to Midtown Athletic Club. 3. And lastly something scholarly-like a visit to Artisan Works or Memorial Art Gallery.

 

  1. Spend More Time with Friends.

A getaway with your friends may be the key to renewed sanity. Gather your BFF’s, soul sister, partner in crime and the list goes on, and spend a vacation shopping, golfing, hiking, biking, and exploring the local breweries and wineries, and just catching up. Your friends’ getaway will create memories that last a lifetime and is sure to become a yearly tradition.