Rochester, NY 

The Edward Harris House B&B Inn

35 Argyle Street
Rochester, NY 14607 US
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Rates: $169 to $189
Total Rooms: 5
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (19 reviews)


Circa 1896. Acclaimed as one of the finest early examples of architect Claude Bragdon's work, this restored Georgian mansion is one of the Top 10 romantic Inns for 2009. Its history only enhances the rich warmth, and the immense size reflects a cozy ambiance. Relax in a leather chair in the traditional library. Antiques and collectibles combine well with florals and chintz for a touch of romance. Two guest bedrooms and the Garden Suite boast fireplaces. Four-poster rice beds and hand-painted furniture add to the individual decorating styles. A gourmet candlelight breakfast is served in the formal dining room on crystal and china or on the brick garden patio. Enjoy afternoon tea on the wicker-filled front porch. Walk one block down tree-lined streets to the urban village of Park Avenue. A plethora of historic sites, including The George Eastman House and Strong Museum, are within a one-mile range.Publicity and Awards: 2009 Top 10 Most Romantic Inn for, North American Inns, Rochester Business Journal, The Democrat and Chronicle, The Seaway Trail Magazine, Local & national photographic shoots by photographers such as Kodak and Bausch & Lomb, a frequent locale for commercials, movie shoots and promotional videos.Location: City/Urban and Nestled within the Arts/Cultural District of Rochester.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $169 to $189
Payment types accepted include Visa, American Express, Personal Checks, Master Card, Travelers Checks and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces, 3 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite, 1 cottage and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Cancellation: Seven days in advance for full refund (14 days for holidays or special events). Every effort will be made to re-let your room, refunding the full amount collected (less the $25 service fee).
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises, Sorry and we cannot accomodate pets.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Snacks/Refreshments, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Afternoon tea provided upon request. Please contact the Innkeeper.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Room Service, Picnic Lunches, Hors d'oeuvres, Full Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Plus Breakfast, Continental Breakfast, Catering Service, Catered Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Catering can be arranged easily for lunch or dinner. Please call the Inn for more information.
Amenities In Room: Data Ports, DVD, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Reading Lamps, Stereo, Television, VCR, Bathrobes, CD Player, Cable TV, Desk, Fireplace, Telephone, Turn-Down Service, Bath Amenities, Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet Access, Clock Radio, Ceiling Fans, Modem Hook-Up, Refrigerator, For those late night munchie attacks, each room is provided a complimentary welcome basket of bottled water, 'healthy' chips, cookies and chocolates.
Amenities On Site: DVD, Fax, Limited Handicap Access, PC, Television, Fireplace, VCR, Copy Machine, Laundry Facilities, Library, Computers, Parlor Games, Phone, Spanish spoken and A complimentary coffee & tea service area with a guest refrigerator centrally situated on the guest room floor.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Modem Connection, Iron/Ironing Board, Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Flexible Check in/out Times, Flexible Cancellation, FAX On-site, Desk, Daily Newspapers, Catered business luncheons and on-site breakfast or full day meetings available. Please contact the Innkeeper.
Transportation Services: Train Station Pickup, Bus Station Pickup and Airport Pickup.
Languages Spoken: Spanish

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Yoga/Meditation, Waxing, Private Trainer, Massages, Manicures/Pedicures, Hair Care, Fitness Center, Facials, Cosmetics, Body Wraps and Body Scrubs.
Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Park Avenue Salon

Luxe Spa

Scott Miller Salon and Spa


Events Hosted: Meetings, Romantic Getaways, Honeymoons, Family Reunions, Seminars, Pre-bridal festivities, Elopements, Weekend getaways, Cooking school, Girlfriend getaways and Wine tour getaways.
Other Activities: Wineries, Water Sports, Tennis, Sports Events, Major College, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Amusement Park, Just blocks from area shops, Cafes, Restaurants, The George Eastman House (2.5 blocks), Park Avenue District (1 block), Tennis courts (4 blocks), Rochester Museum, Science Center (5 blocks), Memorial Art Gallery (1 mile), Susan B. Anthony House (2 mi.), Eastman Theater (20 min. walk), GEVA Theater (2.5 mi.) and All major colleges within a 10-15 minute drive of the Inn.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

12 wonderful cafes to choose from within a block., Sinbad's, Eros, 2-Vine, Esan Thai, Park Ave Pub, , Pomodoro's Grill, Bacco's Italian, Cibon.

Historic Interest

Circa 1896 home on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was owned and built by one of George Eastman's (of Eastman Kodak) friends and personal lawyer, Edward Harris. Mr. Harris built the house as a wedding gift for his daughter Emily Harris Sloan. They shared the same Architect, Claude Bragdon as well - though it is said that Mr. Bragdon fell out of favor with Eastman - and later moved on to the New York City area. It was there that Claude Bragdon is said to have gotten involved with the theatre industry and invented the colored 'gels' still used in theatrical lighting today.
Historic Awards: State Register (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted), National Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted), Local Register (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: The George Eastman House (3 blocks), The Stone Tolan House (1 mile), Susan B. Anthony House (2 miles), Genesee Country Village & Museum (15 miles), The Strong Museum (1 mile), Rochester Public Market (2 miles), Campbell-Whittlesey House (2 miles), lighthouse (6 miles)

Romantic Interest

Fireplaces in the guest rooms as well as three on the first floor