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Embracing Hospitality Trends at Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast, where we are dedicated to providing our guests with unforgettable experiences that embrace the latest trends in hospitality. From personalized experiences to sustainability initiatives and technological innovations, we strive to exceed your expectations at every turn. Let’s explore how we are addressing these top hospitality trends and what sets us apart.

Personalized Experiences:
We believe that every guest deserves a personalized and memorable experience. Our curated events, such as farm-to-table breakfasts, monthly live jazz on the veranda, solar eclipse viewing, garden tours, and wine and tea tastings (off site), are designed with your preferences in mind. With three acres of woodland and gardens to explore, you’ll find tranquility and beauty around every corner. Our private art collection will captivate the eye and adds intrigue. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, we tailor our offerings to suit your individual tastes, ensuring that your stay with us is truly unique.

Sustainability:
At Ellwanger Estate, we are committed to sustainability in every aspect of our operations. From repurposing and recycling to organic gardening and composting, we prioritize environmentally friendly practices. Our solar panels harness the power of the sun, while original wood windows and greenhouses enhance energy efficiency. Rain barrels collect water for our gardens, and gravel driveways reduce runoff. By incorporating these sustainable practices, we minimize our environmental impact and create a greener future for generations to come.

Embracing Technology:
While we embrace the charm of a historic estate, we also recognize the importance of modern amenities. Our Tesla car charger and ample cell phone chargers ensure that you stay connected during your stay. Plus, our state-of-the-art massage chair provides ultimate relaxation and comfort. And just in time for the solar eclipse of 2024, we are embracing the technology of high-power binoculars (with filters) to offer a unique and exciting way to experience this celestial event. By blending tradition with technology, we offer the best of both worlds for our guests’ convenience and enjoyment.

Wellness and Health:
Your well-being is our top priority at Ellwanger Estate. From catering to specific meal plans to offering massage services and access to our massage chair, we provide opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our REC room with table tennis and three acres of walking paths offer plenty of opportunities for physical activity, while our serene gardens provide the perfect backdrop for meditation and birdwatching. With luxurious cotton linens and Prana mattresses, you’ll experience the utmost comfort and restorative sleep. And with our pillow menu, you can customize your sleeping experience to your preferences.

Authentic and Local Experiences:
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of our local area with our authentic and local experiences. Join us for monthly jazz jam sessions (not to be confused with Rochester International Jazz Festival), solar eclipse April 8, 2024, or explore our gardens with self guided tours. Just steps away from the Genesee River (boat tour and ROC the riverway festival), Highland Park, and the renowned Lilac Festival, as well as Mount Hope Cemetery (home to Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas), there’s always something new to discover right outside our doors.


At Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast, we are dedicated to embracing the latest hospitality trends while staying true to our roots. From personalized experiences to sustainability initiatives and modern amenities, we strive to create an unforgettable stay for each and every guest. We invite you to experience the charm and hospitality of Ellwanger Estate on your next getaway.

Welcome home,
Rosemary Janofsky
Ellwanger Estate Bed & Breakfast

“Sleep deeply, live boldly”

Pranasleep

And so often my guests do just that!

Even at the risk of oversleeping and YIKES missing an Ellwanger breakfast.

But when that guest (who overslept) is the CEO of City Mattress/Prana Sleep, who has “never experienced the ultimate restorative night sleep at any other visited hospitality accommodations” (as they simply did not provide Prana mattresses), well then the Ellwanger Estate just move the hospitality bar up a notch or two!

However, Marc Schiller did share the inside scoop: Prana mattresses are coming to the Breakers Palm Beach within their Flagler Club guests rooms November 2023.

It worth taking a look!

Their ultra-exclusive 21 room boutique hotel offers:

~ “private, posh, above else, exquisitely personalized” service

~ Fully dedicated team to attend to every and any need

~ Private lounge

~ Unique food offerings

~ Complete access to the resort property and endless amenities

~ PranaSleep beds

Sound similar? Exactly!

The major difference between the Flagler Club and Ellwanger Estate B&B

Price~ a few thousand per night+ taxes/ vs…just a friction

Yes, they do have a beach.  We have lush woodland gardens, with the most comprehensive tree and plant collection around. Thank you George Ellwanger!

Looking forward to seeing you soon;-)

FALLING “INN” LOVE: ONE VERY ROMANTIC B&B FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

You have a few days 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 the Getaway Mavens 32 Great Romantic Hotels in New York State, 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!

Rosemary’s Favorite Things 2022

  1. Hands down ~it’s you, my guests. Each of you grace the Ellwanger with your energy and positive vibes. You are a blessing. The evidence is in the warm and welcoming Google and Tripadvisor Reviews, and our returning guests.
  2. Social Responsibilities: Memorial Art Gallery, B&B for Vets, David’s Refuge
  3. Surprize Vacations with Pack Up + Go. A Fun and fabulous treat, especially when you vacation at the Ellwanger.
  4. Four course breakfast. Where Else?!
  5. Jazz Jamming: From April to December, on the first Saturday of each month, our guests are entertained with spectacular live music. Think value added, think gift certificates.
  6. Deb Delights” apple-pear butter on the breakfast table. I went for the beets, but stayed for the apple-pear butter!
  7. Amenities galore: From luxurious Italian cotton linens, makeup remover cloths, house slippers, robes, and full toiletries. Here are my 4 favs:
    • Greenwich Bay Trading Co. shampoo (Rosemary, Cedar & Thyme), conditioner, and hand lotion
    • Ellwanger Laundry Bags, fashioned after the Grandhotel Pupp’s gift bag in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
    • PranaSleep organic mattresses
    • Pillow menu. In an effort to enhance your sleep, lighten your suitcase, and try out new pillows~ the Ellwanger offers hypoallergenic, down, latex and wool pillows
  8. Ellwanger Garden, owned and operated by the Landmark Society of WNY, is a nature oasis in the middle of the city, a.k.a. Our very own Secret Garden! Think YOGA, Thai Chi, meditation, and Plein Air Painting.
  9. Original artwork from artist all over the world, including my original pieces as well as … “The Ellwanger Coasters”.
  10. Refreshment hour (new 1/2/23) Monday-Thursday 5-6PM

Enjoy!

10 A+ Lodgings On Your East Coast US College Tour

Your kid’s future alma mater isn’t cookie-cutter, so why should your college tour accommodations be? Sure, you can stay in some boilerplate roadside franchise, but if you’re used to traveling with flair and want to experience the most welcoming aspects of your chosen college towns, stay in this one-of-a-kind  B&B.                                         

University of Rochester, Rochester NY – Ellwanger Estate

The handsome Ellwanger Estate, former home of Rochester socialite Helen Ellwanger, wife of horticulturist George Ellwanger, sits in an historic and wealthy section of Rochester. First built as a farmhouse in 1817, and then purchased and enlarged by Ellwanger (co owner of Ellwanger and Barry Nurseries) in 1867 and 1910, staying here is an immersion into the wealthy lifestyle of the Victorian Age. The gardens, as one would imagine, are beautiful. Owner, Rosemary Janofsky, purchased the estate in 2006 (it was previously operating as an inn), and has lovingly preserved it. In 2008, as a “Designer ShowHouse” fundraiser for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, guest rooms were used as fresh canvasses for interior designers, so each offers a unique and posh experience. Who stays here? Business travelers, honeymooners, romantic couples, parents visiting U of Rochester students, and anyone who favors sleeping on firm organic mattresses. And, if a television film crew is in town, chances are they choose to stay here.