Rosewood is an elegant, formal Victorian home built in 1891. From the welcoming sweep of the expansive wrap porch to the intricate chestnut woodwork in the dramatic foyer, a treat for all the senses awaits you. With period furnishings comfortably mingled with modern amenities, Rosewood offers a serene environment for the business traveler (including wireless internet), as well as a romantic atmosphere for those special occasions. A full gourmet breakfast is served in the formal dining room, the Chippendale table lavishly set with bone china, Victorian silver, linens, and crystal. For the nature lover, the Erie Canal, bike and hiking paths are only two blocks away, and secure overnight storage for bicycles is provided. We also offer special all-inclusive weekend packages for spa retreats and for crafters during the winter months (click "specials" for details). The surrounding area is brimming with antique shops, farm markets, gift and craft shops. For business or pleasure, enjoy Victorian elegance and a departure from the ordinary. Cyclists: please be aware that at least one cycling guidebook shows our location incorrectly on Route 104. We are located in the village of Holley, roughly 5 blocks from the Erie Canal and the Canal Bike Path.
A truly Victorian space, this room offers a large sitting area with a comfortable wing chair and an antique walnut rocker with ottoman, creating a cozy nook for reading or quiet conversation. The creamy ivory walls are enhanced with a gold glaze that softens and warms the massive walnut antique furnishings. The wallpaper border and artwork adorning the walls show the innkeeper's favorite flower at its most glorious. Private bath en suite.
Our most elegant room, the monochromatic color scheme provides a serene space for relaxation. The rope-turned four poster bed is resplendent in peach damask matching the wall covering, and the featherbed and glass beaded accessories certainly add to the luxurious ambiance. A large sitting area is furnished with a trio of antique parlor chairs and a marble-topped table. Private bath en suite.
The rice-carved mahogany four-poster bed with hand-tied macramé canopy dominates this room. The crisp white vintage linens are in stark contrast to the rich blue Damask wallpaper and elegant antique furniture. There is a comfortable sitting area with a wing chair and reading light. Situated adjacent to the well-stocked Library, this room shares the large bath with soaking tub.
This room boasts a remarkable collection of 19th Century lithographs of native birds. Since it overlooks the gardens, bird baths and bird feeders, it seemed natural to continue the theme indoors. With open windows, fall asleep to the soothing sound of the water garden. A queen-sized featherbed and quiet reading nook is just part of the room's charm. It shares the spacious bath with soaking tub right next door.
From the matching antique twin beds with upholstered headboards to the velvet reading chairs, this room provides a "Duet in Comfort". On the walls a collection of music-themed artwork and a pair of old violins set the musical motif. It shares the large Victorian bath next door, which features a large soaking tub surrounded with elegant red marble.
4.8 on August 02, 2011
We had never slept in a featherbed before. A true delightful treat - the best 2 nights of sleep in our 13 day vacation!
4.6 on September 20, 2010
We had a very comfortable night in this beautiful home. Breakfast was fabulous. Our hosts were very gracious and accommodating. My only suggestion for improvement would be locks installed on the shared bathroom and on the guest rooms themselves.
4.0 on July 20, 2010
This was our 1st B&B stay so, we didn't have a comparison, but we would stay again. We were biking on the canal and Rosewood was very accommodating with bike storage. The breakfast was one of the best I've ever had.
5 on May 01, 2009
My fiancé and I enjoyed a wonderful 2 night stay at Rosewood and everything was wonderful. It felt like being in a different world! The beautiful surroundings, the quiet of the village and the friendliness are only the start. Breakfast was superb and the hospitality was wonderful. I recommend it to anyone looking for a personal, quiet stay.
5 on March 16, 2009
Karen and Ron do an amazing job! The breakfast was outstanding, warm scones and fresh fruit to start. This was our 3rd stay and we will definitely be back!
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 20 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Erie Canal bike path just blocks away, Historic Cobblestone Complex 5 miles, Lake Ontario is 15 miles north, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Erie Canal access nearby, Sight-seeing
Karen Cook and Roy Nichols
Dogs , Great Dane in residence
We are avid anqique hunters, with special emphases on Victorian Silverplate and vintage linens and whitework. Our other primary interests is gardening, beginning with our three formal rose gardens, and now actively expanding into extensive perennial, herb, and cutting gardens.