Thank you to our guests for celebrating our 14th 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 1940's cottage on the Genesee River, 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
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: $169/$169
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: $169/$169
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
Nightly Rate: $225/$200
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.
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...
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.
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!
5 on December 18, 2012
Every detail is just perfect - the innkeepers have thought of everything. They are welcoming and incredibly helpful. I had to get up and out very early each morning, but they made me a beautiful breakfast before I left. Its a pleasure to stay here.
10 minutes to Lake Ontario, Walk to galleries, Walk to shops, Within easy drive of wine country, museums, restaurants, City, Downtown, Village, Wine country
Rochester, NY (ROC-Greater Rochester Intl.) 5 miles
Take a right onto Brooks Avenue to Rt. 390N. Follow Rt. 390N to the exit for Rt. 490E. From Rt. 490 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).
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, Swimming, Art & Musical Festivals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Urban Inn, Cottage
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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
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
2 Dogs , 2 young dogs: Havana & Fidel Others
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.