Rochester, NY 

A B&B at Dartmouth House

215 Dartmouth Street
Rochester, NY 14607-3202 US

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Rates: $109 to $209
Total Rooms: 4
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (4 reviews)


Circa 1905. The lavish, four-course breakfasts served daily at this beautiful turn-of-the-century Edwardian home are unforgettable. Innkeeper and award-winning, gourmet cook Ellie Klein starts off the meal with special fresh juice, which is served in the parlor. From this point, guests are seated at the candlelit dining table to enjoy a series of delectable dishes, such as poached pears, a mouth-watering entree, a light, lemon ice and a rich dessert. And each of the courses is served on a separate pattern of Depression Glass. If the breakfast isn't enough, Ellie and husband, Bill, an electrical engineer, have stocked the individually decorated bathrooms with fluffy towels and bathrobes and guests can soak in inviting clawfoot tubs. Each of the bedchambers boasts antique collectibles and fresh flowers. The inn is located in the prestigious turn-of-the-century Park Avenue Historical and Cultural District. The entire area is an architect's dream. Museums, colleges, Eastman School of Music, Highland Park, restaurants and antique shops are among the many nearby attractions.Publicity and Awards: Democrat & Chronicle, DAKA, Genesee Country Magazine, Seaway Trail Magazine, Oneida News, Travelers News, Country Living, The New York Times Travel Section, New York's Public Broadcasting Station WXXI (Innkeeper is a cooking contest winner).Location: City/Urban, Cultural and Historic District.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $109 to $209
Payment types accepted include Master Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Discover, Diners Club and Visa.
Rooms: This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 two-bedroom suite.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Some weekends between April 1 - November 1 and holidays have two-night minimum stays
Cancellation: 4 days in advance
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Snacks/Refreshments and Breakfast.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Plus Breakfast and Continental Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: VCR, Desk, Data Ports, Television, Telephone, Clock Radio, Ceiling Fans, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, Bath Amenities, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Reading Lamps, Modem Hook-Up, DVD, all windows are screened, Fluffy robes, Designer linens, Lighted makeup mirrors, New pillowtop Tempurpedic mattresses, Lots of pillows, Comfortable recliner rocker chairs and central air conditioning.
Amenities On Site: Laundry Facilities, VCR, Television, Fireplace, Fax, Phone, Copy Machine, PC, Mac, Computers, Parlor Games, DVD, movie library, Private fenced back yard with gardens, Guest microwave & refrigerator near guest rooms, Picnic basket, Beverages around the clock, Indoor living plants/greenery, Off-street parking, Large covered outdoor open-air porch with comfortable furniture, Maps, Brochures, Information about Rochester, the Finger Lakes area & the Erie Canal, Grand piano (always in tune), Organ for guests to enjoy playing, Library with many books about the area & such personages as Susan B. Anthony; Frederick Douglas; Mr. Bausch & Lomb; Eastman Kodak Company; Xerox and The arts district is an easy walk.
Business Traveler Amenities: Flexible Check in/out Times, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Flexible Cancellation, Gym Nearby, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, Modem Connection, Television, Desk, Complimentary business center with computer, printer, copier, fax and convenient to many fine/casual restaurants--many within walking distance.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available


Other Activities: Wineries, Water Sports, Tennis, Sports Events, Major College, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Beaches, Amusement Park, George Eastman International Museum of Photography, Eastman Theater, GEVA Theater, Auditorium Theater, Little Theater, Park Avenue District, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Boutiques, Cafes, Book sellers, Antique shops, Erie Canal, High Falls, Dryden Theater, The Parkleigh and The Craft Co. No. 6.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Bacco's, Jines, Edibles, Sinbads, Hogans Hideaway, Grill at Strathallan,Lola's, Plum Garden, Aladdins, Martinis, Grinnells, Raj Mahal, The Olive Tree.

Historic Interest

Built in 1905 by America's top toy designer, Edward Savage, Dartmouth House is a grand example of Edwardian Tudor architecture. Mr. Savage was Fisher Price's primary designer and the lavish Arts and Crafts touches in the inn reflect those turn-of-the-century features.
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Frank Lloyd Wright home (1 mile), Cobbs Hill Park and Reservoir (1 mile), Third Presbyterian Church (Richardsonian) (1.5 miles), Claude Bragdon Universalist Church (1.75 miles), Louis Kahn Unitarian Church (3 miles)

Romantic Interest

Candlelight breakfasts, cozy window seats, fireplace, soft music, clawfoot soaking tubs