My wife and I had to travel from Syracuse to Rochester for car service. We decided to extend our stay for some much needed alone time and since we enjoy the city so much. At the last minute, I remembered that I had wanted to visit the Ellwanger Estate last spring during the Lilac Festival. However, since "last minute" is a recurring theme in my planning, it was all booked (on this visit, I saw why: it is phenomenally located within walking distance to the festival). The house is lovely and the rooms comfortable, arranged with a very refreshing eye toward blending convenience and comfort. However, the best part of the visit has to be the innkeeper, Rosemary. I've read other reviews of the establishment, and many raved about her, so I was not surprised. But truthfully, she is a very interesting person, whom we found great to talk with. We'd go back just visit her! The Ellwanger will not disappoint.
This was the first time my husband and I had stayed at an Inn. We will never go back to a standard hotel. John made us feel welcome as soon as we were in the door, breakfast was wonderful. Sorry we had to go home.
Had a great 3 night stay - wish we could've stayed longer. Rosemary is a gracious, helpful host, and a great cook. Rooms was comfortable, clean and very quiet even being on a busy street. Location worked well for our needs. Would recommend Ellwanger for anyone who enjoys a quality B&B experience.
My husband and I recently stayed here and were able to indulge in the dinner on our first evening in the inn. We had dinner in the private dining room for two and thoroughly enjoyed it. The two breakfasts we had were also absolutely delicious. John and Julie are wonderful hosts.
Great accommodations and the dinner was superb. Service however was very slow-dinner was at 7pm and we were not served anything until 7:30 and did not finish until nearly 10 pm. We were not informed there would be an automatic 25% tip placed on the bill which we also paid tax on. Not a cool thing to do!
The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. Bob and Lynda enhanced our experience by offering suggestions that were in line with what we were planning to do each day. The breakfasts were fantastic!
I'm not generally one given to hyperbole, but the Ellwanger exceeded expectations. From the gracious hosts to the granduer of the common areas, this Bed and Breakfast can not be beat if you've an occasion to treat yourself in Rochester, New York. -The Nascones, Pittsburgh, PA
We stayed here for several days and had a wonderful experience the entire time. The gourmet breakfast with fresh fruit was delicious and it was very comfortable to stay here. There was plenty of privacy and outdoor seating and the estate looks beautiful during the fall.
A cozy, warm place to relax on a fall weekend. The innkeepers are the perfect combination of warm and obliging while giving plenty of space to enjoy the the beautiful home. Everything that I could have wanted in a one-night stay. The grounds and home were exceedingly picturesque and quiet. Would recommend and look forward to visiting again soon in another season.
My wife and I were ending a New England trip and traveling home when we stopped at this inn. We stayed in the Evies room and, outside of a somewhat quirky bathroom, it was lovely. It had a wood-burning fireplace which John started for us one evening. We also had the privilege of enjoying one of his gourmet meals. Very highly recommended!! John and Julie were most helpful and informative.
We spent one night here in the Traveler's Rest suite. All the rooms were occupied that night but we didn't hear a thing from other rooms because the house is very spacious. It's very clean throughout and Rosemary has thought of all kinds of things to make your stay there perfect. The room had robes for us, nice amenities in the bathroom, an iPod docking station and was very tastefully appointed. The ground floor of the Inn is huge with a number of seating areas. There was a table laid out with home made sweet and savoury snacks when we arrived as well as the makings for coffee/tea as well as a wine chiller and glasses so we sat out on one of the covered porches with a glass of wine and watched deer wander through the grounds. The beautiful historic Ellwanger Gardens, are adjacent to the main property and they were just beautiful to walk through. Breakfast was a beautiful meal, not your usual bacon and eggs and Rosemary was a wonderful hostess. We found the location good as downtown Rochester was a short drive away but the immediate neighbourhood was lovely with other large estates nearby, lots of trees and gardens and it was about a 3 minute drive to the historic Corn Hill area so a very accessible place to be. It was a pleasure (and good value) to spend time in this lovely place and we'd definitely go back.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a 2-night stay at Springdale Farm Bed & Breakfast. Our hostess was very nice, and overall we had a lovely stay. The room was beautiful: bright colors, tastefully decorated, fluffy rug, nice soap/shampoo that left my skin and hair very soft, comfy beds with luxuriously soft sheets, and a remote-control fire place. Each morning at 9:00am, we were treated to a delicious two-course breakfast comprised of fruit and baked goods, followed by well-prepared breakfast standards. My favorite was the homemade scone with baked apple and Greek yogurt, followed by gourmet French toast and bacon, garnished with fresh berries... mmmm! Our stay was reasonably quiet with the exception of a bit of conversation in the hallway for a few minutes after breakfast, and when in the bathroom, you could hear voices from the neighboring room (easily masked by the bathroom fan though). The Hideaway room is in a separate building, completely on its own. Downstairs in the main house are the Tow Path (our room) and Black & Tan rooms, next to each other. The other two room are upstairs in the main house.
Pure Autumn Bliss!! That is all I can say about this Inn. My husband and I spent the weekend for our Anniversary. I felt like I was back in time of an early American story book with a twist of English flare! The most delicious breakfast and please if you visit, it is a MOST! to have John cook you the dinner of a lifetime don't leave with out this culinary experience, its a labor of LOVE! John cooked each dish,( we had an eight course dinner!) and presented each one himself. From the hot bread drizzled in Olive oil & herbs, to the hot & cold appetizer! to One of the BEST cuts of beef we've ever had! Thank you, John and Julie!! it truly changes your stay, when wonderful people like you make it so unforgettable! Love, Mabel & Ray
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the inn for one night (10/11/2014) when we came to visit Rochester for our first time. Our experience was consistent with the 5 star reviews listed . The "mansion", which it is (interesting history one should read), was beautifully decorated and very clean. All amenities were available and helpful recommendations were offered by Heather (the Innkeeper), who personally showed us our room and where everything was in it. She even took the time to look up where we should park when we went to the theater, as we were new to Rochester. Breakfast was excellent. There is a daily cook's hot entrée along with continental breakfast options. Our room , Rosemary's suite, was a large room with a king size bed and a separate room with a single bed. The house in general was quiet, and its location was wonderful. A short walk to Park Ave which has many restaurant choices as well as coffee shops, bakeries, and Stever's Candy Store (A Rochester institution). We would definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
Superior to other B+B Inns we've stayed at. Service at both breakfast and dinner was exceptional. A perfect location for a special occasion. Also atmosphere, grounds, situation in countryside led to a feeling of tranquility and peace.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Abner Adams House!! Gorgeous, charming, old school country feel with updated, modern amenities...what more could you ask for?! We stayed in Nana's Nook, and it was lovely. And a GREAT deal I might add! Bob and Lynda were wonderful. Friendly, warm, and welcoming, with a plethora of knowledge and suggestions for the area. OH and breakfast was delicious!! Practically gourmet and kept us full till dinner!
This was our second stay at Morgan Samuels Inn. We felt like we were coming home again. Our hosts Julie and John were extremely welcoming and friendly. Our dinner was a culinary delight. Atmosphere complimented the dinner. We look forward to our next visit. We highly recommend Morgan Samuels Inn for couples looking for a 'special" time away.
This was our first stay at a B & B and it far exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed a beautiful room and outstanding breakfast. The Inn Keepers went above and beyond my expectations. They had much knowledge of the area and recommendations for dinning and local activities. Hope to go back again some day.
My husband and I found this gem of a place online and we really lucked out! The innkeepers (John and Julie Sullivan) were gracious and extremely accomodating. Our room was romantic and cozy and perfectly decorated. We ordered dinner created by John and were amazed at the high, gourmet level of the entire eight-course meal. Although we only stayed one night, we were treated as old friends and felt entirely at home. What an amazing experience! We have stayed in may B and Bs, but this one is truly deserving of the highest rating we can give. Robert and Lisa Gurga, CA
This was our fourth stay at Abner Adams house. It continues to be the nicest B&B we've ever stayed in. It's the perfect blend of antique charm and modern convenience. Linda & Bob are wonderful hosts, the breakfasts are delicious and presented beautifully. There are numerous fun activities available in the area, or within a short drive: Mumford, Niagara Falls, the Eastman House, several wineries, as well as all the museums and attractions in Rochester or Buffalo; yet you can still enjoy the atmosphere of a small town. It was a great stay and we genuinely recommend Abner Adams to anyone looking for a quality B&B!
Reen and her home are both lovely. We were a group of sailors in Rochester for an event and Reen attended to all our needs, even drying our wet gear. She fed us hearty breakfasts with excellent coffee, catered to dietary restrictions and let us enjoy drinks on the porch and in the living room. Reen's offers excellent value and was much better than a hotel.
A great spot within minutes of the hustle and bustle of Victor. Room was very comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding. Had wonderful conversation with 2 other couples during breakfast. ( all the more reason for doing b&bs vs hotels) Will definitely make this our go to place whenever we visit the area.
The Innkeepers John and Julie were delightful... very warm and welcoming. The grounds were idyllic and beautifully maintained; the setting was exceptionally quiet and peaceful. We were especially fascinated by the history of the house. The Garden Room was very nice and comfortable although small... but adequate. The bathroom was very small, yet functional. The dining areas, conservatory and other common areas were comfortable and inviting, as well. The breakfasts were outstanding; we regret not being able to experience the dinner. That will give us a reason to re-visit someday.
My husband and I spent our 18th wedding anniversary at abner Adams house. The house was beautiful. The rooms were clean and inviting. Breakfast each morning was wonderful. Would definitely stay again
My husband and I spent 2 days here and loved it! The victorian room was romantic, comfortable and a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The grounds are amazing and little benches or chairs everywhere to sit and enjoy the property peacefully and privately. John and Julie are the perfect hosts, making you feel like family. They are attentive but not overly so. It is clear that their goal is to serve you and make sure your stay is perfect. The food...amazing! Dinner a must do; the food is delicious and the experience is exciting because you are never sure (except your entree) what is coming next. We will def visit this place again!