People are shopping early like never before. And it’s not just Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This year, shopping early is far more accelerated because the supply chain is so backed up.
Note these headlines:
Christmas at Risk as Supply Chain ‘Disaster’ Only Gets Worse, Bloomberg
The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It, NYTU.S.
Supply Chain Too Snarled for Christmas Fix, Reuters
Starting now will ease your mind. Here is a sampling of great gift experiences in the South Wedge:
–Artful Gardener Not just for gardeners, it’s a combination of Craft Gallery & Garden Design Studio offering an ever-changing selection of Fine Art & Craft, Home Goods, Garden Accents, & Unique Gifts.
–Cheesy Eddie’s Incredible desserts made with the finest natural ingredients-FROM SCRATCH!
–Tea class at Happy Earth Leaf Tea. Curious to know more about tea: the different varieties of tea, their origins, quality markers and best ways to make them?
–Designs by Bradley James Floral designer, interior designer, photo shoot stylist , collector of antiques, good wine, and cats. Specializes in floral for corporate events, weddings and special events.
–Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, for hand-crafted, exquisite chocolates.
–Historical House Parts Supplier of architectural salvage: doors, hardware, mantels, registers, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, lighting, woodwork & more; antique & reproduction.
–Mt Hope Cemetery tours. Special-themed self guided walking tours.
And now you will need a home base…so make way for that Rochester Experience at the Ellwanger Estate B&B.
And during your stay you may wish to embrace a greater sense of well-being, with a Spa massage at the Ellwanger. Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room.
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We all have gift and talents. The most important thing is to recognize yours. We at the Ellwanger Estate B&B recognize that we are talented in catering to solo women travelers.
As a businesswoman myself, I know that I am interested in creature comforts that suit me as a female traveler: from luxurious robes to vanity mirrors. So the Ellwanger Estate has gradually been doing more to cater to solo women travelers.
Everyone wants a safe, comfortable place to sleep, wash up, and maybe get some work done. So how does the Ellwanger Estate cater to solo women travelers? Find out what solo women travelers art looking for and you give it to them. And women want serene spaces, abundant nature, and a spa: everything from license massage therapy, luxurious bathrobes, vanity mirrors, book lights, yoga mats, gourmet coffees and teas, and satin-covered hangers. And then there is the jaw dropping wrap-around veranda, gardens and a library with books galore!
There are more women solo travelers now than ever, which gives the hospitality industry the opportunity to provide resources for women including innovative places to stay that cater to all ages and are friendly to solo travelers. By providing such items as luxurious robes, slippers, wellness kits, make-up removal kit, hair dryers, magazines, large sizes of toiletry products, pillow menu, yoga mats, weights, rolls, and binoculars for bird watching, the Ellwanger Estate B&B has given women more space in their suitcases for shoes.
However, it’s not all about superior levels of service and amenities, it’s also about safety. Some concerns, such as safety, are important no matter what your gender. The Ellwanger Estate offers on site parking, steps from the front door. The grounds are surrounded by a gated stonewall, and a home security system. You have a sense that you are in a secret garden.
But it does not end there. Almost every woman I know who travels a lot -works out a lot. Just a block from the estate is the Genesee River Trail. This trail runs up to 7 miles with loops from 0.6-2.6 miles along the scenic Genesee River. Great for a run or a stroll. How about yoga or tai chi in the Ellwanger Garden?
Travelers also expect to be rewarded for their loyalty. Loyalty is huge. So the Ellwanger Estate has a return guest 10% discount. For our return guest, the Ellwanger Estate provides consistency, and the more consistency you can have in your travel, the less disorienting it is.
One of our guests was so enamoured with the Ellwanger Estate, that by the-end of her trip she was a bit reluctant to leave, stating, “I wish we would of had more time to spend enjoying those spacious living rooms and reading nooks. Being in the historic part of Rochester with all the mature trees was excellent with the fall foliage. Whether being indoors looking out from a reading nook or out on the grounds of the estate -it was relaxing. “
The feeling is welcoming. The look is more European, yet clean and crisp. The response has been “positive, positive, positive.” And yes “The Ellwanger Estate is on my list”.