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Thank you to our guests for celebrating our 15th year in business! We wish you all well, and look forward to your next visit! For business or pleasure, this restored 1896 Georgian mansion is perfectly located just one block from the urban village of Park Avenue. Walk lovely tree lined streets to area shops, fine dining, parks, museums and galleries. Centrally located, and just minutes from downtown Rochester, this location is perfect for the business traveler, vacationer, or parents and family visiting area colleges and universities. Enjoy a full breakfast served daily in the formal dining room, cottage gardens (weather permitting) or in the privacy of your room or suite. For those on the run, early coffee and paper service is available as well as a continental plus service. Come relax in gracious comfort as our special guests. We would also like to invite you to our newly renovated cottages. One on the River and one on the lake. Just minutes from both RIT and U of R,(a 20 minute ride from the main Inn.) " Arrive are guests, leave as friends! Manny and Susan will make you feel as though you have known them forever!". E&J Annapolis, MD
5 on May 16, 2015
This was our second stay at the Edward Harris House and we loved it just as much as the first time. Emily's Suite is spacious and charming. A/C was installed to address unseasonably warm temps (which we greatly appreciated) We were in town to visit family but had plenty of down time and this is very nice area to stay in. Park Avenue with many shops and restaurants is a block away. We visited the George Eastman House also a short walk away and it was fascinating.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad that you had another great visit! Yes, the surprise of warm weather was indeed interesting! So glad you had fun! Hope to see you again soon!
5 on March 03, 2015
We arrived very late on a snowy night and were welcomed into this elegant, sophisticated, beautiful and warm place. Our room was large with a large bathroom and so clean and lovely. Coffee, juice, cereal, homemade banana bread, oatmeal, toast and muffins were available in the morning along with pancakes and omelets cooked by the chef/owner. All delicious and served on adorable china. This is how a Bed and Breakfast should be. Three thumbs up! Outstanding!
We love to hear from our guests - thank you so much, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please think of us for your next visit to Rochester. We would love to have you!
5 on October 12, 2014
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.
It sounds as though you had a great time and we are so glad that you did! We hope to see you again in the future, and thank you for all the kind words!
4.0 on August 06, 2014
The location is withing walking distance of the Eastman House, various restaurants etc. The room was large and comfortable. My only complaint is that street parking switches sides every night. While this was mentioned on the welcome sheer, it was not highlighted. Didn't like that $50 fine.
Thank you for your review. I was unaware that you had received a parking ticket while visiting the Inn. It is something that is highlighted on our registration sheet and key box at check-in, with a welcome letter in guests rooms as a reminder. Unfortunately, it is a city code violation that is out of our control. We are sorry for your inconvenience.
5 on June 11, 2014
My wife and I were visiting family near Rochester and decided to spend a few restful days in Rochester--a city I love. Since I knew The George Eastman House was on East Avenue, I guessed that the nearby Edward Harris House would be a good location for our stay. Wonderful house, beautiful and comfortable room, lovely living and dining rooms, and "out of this world" breakfast. And what a beautiful area surrounds this B&B--magnificent homes from Rochester's past--not to mention a Frank Lloyd Wright home just two blocks away. The Edward Harris House is located between East Avenue (the historic mansion row of Rochester) and Park Avenue with its numerous restaurants and lively street life just a short walk from the B&B. That was a most enjoyable bonus and complete surprise.
Thanks for the wonderful review. This is a spectacular neighborhood to be sure! Come back anytime!
4.2 on April 16, 2014
We stayed for two nights. Our room, Emily's, was charming and well appointed. The snack bar was well stocked with cookies, sodas, chips, and tea. The parking is a bit odd, but if you don't mind others moving your car, you will be fine. Our first breakfast was yummy, but boasted little fresh fruit. Our second was tart yogurt (not my thing), fresh fruit ( YAY) , and an omelette that was ok, but left me with heartburn. The innkeeper was helpful and made a great dinner recommendation. I was irked when she knocked on our door despite a do not disturb sign, but she could here us reading and wanted to offer us cookies. Overall, this was like staying in a mansion run by your mom - good service, decent food, great desire to do good, but sometimes missing the obvious (I want to be left alone more than I want cookies).
Thank you for your recent review. We pride ourselves in offering the many extras that make our value far superior to hotels or B&B's of the same caliber. Your suite was upgraded at no additional charge, the menu was discussed and agreed upon daily - keeping your dietary requests in mind. Fresh fruit and berries are served daily with a hot entree. Freshly baked cookies are just the plus in everyone's day.
4.8 on March 14, 2014
My husband and I combined a night at the Rochester Symphony with a stay at the Edward Harris House. The program at the symphony that night wasn't quite what we had hoped for; thankfully, the Edward Harris House WAS! For those who have included B&B's in their travels (as we have for over 30 years), this one is in the top 25%. There is something pleasing to the eye and a comfort to the soul everywhere you look. We will definitely be back and we look forward to our next stay.
You are very kind. Thank you so much for the nice review of your stay.
4.8 on March 07, 2014
We chose this B&B due to location, and could not have been happier. Gorgeous home, much attention to every detail, warm and welcoming owners and innkeeper, delicious beautifully presented breakfast, comfortable beds...
We value your business, and your thoughts on your visit! Thanks so much! Please come see us again!
5 on April 08, 2013
Third visit was a charm, as well as the first visit, and second visit too. This home is absolutely beautiful, and very welcoming. Susan and Manny Alvarez, as well as Heather take the time to assure that your visit is very welcoming and pleasant. I'm sure that there will be a fourth, fifth and sixth visit with my family and I, as this Inn is more than a B &B. It's a home away from home, without the everyday worries and stress. Only one complaint that I can think of.... the two day bookings, that we generally book for each of our stays in this B & B, is way to short! The Hancock Family, from Southern Maryland.
You are incredible guests - and welcome back anytime!
5 on February 23, 2013
The owner came to the front door introduced himself and was very polite. The room as well as the entire facility was super clean. Breakfast was great and lots of it. Certainly not a dissapointment!
A soft, romantic setting -perfect for relaxation after a long day of work or play. A favorite with guests and brides alike. Beside your bed - descend the tiny stairs provided, onto a fluffy King size pillowtop bed. Pair this with plush bedding and a warm down comforter for your ultimate comfort. Add tons of comfy pillows and we are sure this room will provide the perfect setting to provide a wonderful nights sleep. The original fireplace with a handcarved mantle and tile surround still remain to remind us of the grandure of the period.
Nightly Rate: $179 - $179
This bedroom is large, bright and cheery. Decorated with a whimsical 'MacKenzie-Childs' flavor in shades of greens, pinks and touches of french toile throughout. This room has the original fireplace, (now candles). This room lends itself to curling up on a comfy overstuffed chair with a good book, or working at the lovely English writing desk overlooking the garden. The large airy ensuite bath was carefully renovated to preserve the original vintage 30's tub/shower combination and large pedestal sink along an intricate patterned cream and black tile floor. (Aged to perfection)!
Nightly Rate: $179 - $179
Requested again and again -a favorite with our women business travelers, this light and airy French inspired room with decorative fireplace and lovely faux walls provide an aged European look. After a busy day, climb into the queen size French iron bed with it's fluffy down comforter and piles of pillows. The furnishings were carefully chosen to provide a delightful blend of French antiques, and eclectic mix of other decorative furnishings providing a warm, cozy haven after a long day of work or play. Open original French glass doors to the new ensuite bath with pedestal sink and towel warmer.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $169
Relax - your getaway awaits you. This suite provides the business person (and pleasure travelers alike) with room to move. The spacious, sunfilled room is filled with carefully chosen antiques. With a light Country French feel, a fabulous French Armoire,King bed and dressing table were imported from Europe. The antique desk and chair were found at auction while on a trip down South by the owners. Warm wooden floors, oriental rugs and a downfilled antique chaise are sure to please! New Ensuite bath with large tiled shower with sunflower showerhead and pedestal sink.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $189
Just a short ride from the main Inn, enjoy this individual private, self-catered 4 season cottage on the banks of the Genesee. Newly renovated, this vintage 2 bedroom cottage is now available. Min. 3 night stay please, although we prefer weekly rentals. No smoking, please call regarding young children and pets. Maximum Occupancy:5 In addition - we have recently added another Cottage located lakeside. Please contact the Inn directly regarding additional Cottage information.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $225
This vintage "Rum Runners" cottage is updated and ready to go! Situated on Long Pond, a small lake with direct access to Lake Ontario. Beautiful sunsets, and lots of fun on the lake. This cottage is an easy 20 minute drive to downtown Rochester.
Nightly Rate: $200 - $225
Within easy drive of wine country, Walk to shops, restaurants, 10 minutes to Lake Ontario, Walk to galleries, museums, City, Downtown, Village, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 5 miles
From the West: Take NY Thruway to exit 46 (Rt 490 E). Take Culver Road exit, make a left to East Aveune (4th light), make Left onto East Avenue. Make 2nd left onto Argyle Street. The first house on the right - light blue (#35). From the East: Take NY Thruway to exit 45 (Rt 490 W). Take 490W to Culver Road exit, make a right to East Aveune (3rd light), make left onto East Avenue. Make 2nd left onto Argyle Street. The first house on the right - light blue (#35). Parking is off-street in the driveway.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bicycling, Boating, Golfing, Hiking, Art & Musical Festivals, Swimming, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Afternoon Tea or Beverage Service upon request, Large Covered Porches & Brick Patio, Special occasion packages/picnics available, Off street parking, Cottage Gardens
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, free evening bus service, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports
Susan and Manny Alvarez
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Dogs , 2 young dogs: Havana & Fidel
Susan and Manny have a natural love of people which makes Innkeeping the perfect match to their personalities. Both have diverse backgrounds on which to draw from. Susan, a performing arts major, Manny - the international world of finance. Manny's hobbies include antiquing, Spanish gourmet cooking, music, reading, travel, and entertaining. Susan is an artist, with her artwork and interior design touches shown thoughout the Inn - entertainment has always been the top of her list!
Full or Continental Plus
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Please contact Inn
Start your candlelit breakfast with your choice of fresh juice, coffee or a selection of fine teas. The main dish is preceeded by fresh muffins, scones, croissants and other wonderful baked goods, fruits, yogurts and fresh grain cereals. Enjoy a fluffy egg based souffle, served with fresh sour cream, brown sugar and a variety of fresh seasonal berries. Relax in the quiet elegance of the homes fine dining room with it's handcarved fireplace - the 6th in the Inn.