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215 Dartmouth Street, Rochester, NY 14607-3202, USA    
(585) 434-3069


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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.

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$109 to $209

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, American Express, Carte Blanche, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Discover, Diners Club and Visa.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Breakfast


This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 two-bedroom suite. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Complimentary business center with computer, printer, copier, fax, convenient to many fine/casual restaurants--many within walking distance.
  • 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
  • Convenient To Many Fine/casual Restaurants--many Within Walking Distance

Inns Of Interest

    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • Still in the Family

Romantic Interest

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

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

Our gardens are well-manicured, small, planted and maintained by our gardener.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Some weekends between April 1 - November 1 and holidays have two-night minimum stays


4 days in advance


Smoke Free Property.

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
    • The Craft Co. No. 6

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
  • 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)

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.

Nearby College/University

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher, Nazareth, Monroe Community College, Roberts Wesleyan College

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Our second home when in Rochester

We've stayed at the B&B at Dartmouth House Inn many times over the past 6 years. It has become our virtual "second home" when we visit Rochester. We started as tourists, just visiting Rochester while on a Finger Lakes vacation. We returned a couple of years later to look at colleges, and now we stay at the Dartmouth House when moving our son into and out of his dorm room. The B&B is ideally located in a lovely old neighborhood, within walking distance of several mid-priced, good-quality restaurants. Significant tourist attractions are also within walking distance or a short drive away. Innkeepers Ellie and Bill gladly provide guests with directions to Rochester-area attractions, restaurants, and shopping. There is a covered front porch and a comfortable living room. Guest rooms at the B&B are immaculate and decorated to make your stay enjoyable. The third floor is perfect for use by families. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are one of the many special touches. Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast served in a formal dining room at a beautifully-appointed table. Ellie and Bill keep table conversation interesting and informative. You will enter Dartmouth House as strangers, but leave with two new friends and wonderful memories of your stay.
Frank Brice
Hurley, NY

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Highly Recommended

The inn is a beautiful home in a historic, very well preserved neighborhood. The innkeepers, are the most delightful couple, and I enjoyed my three day stay very much. Breakfast is over the top! Allow an hour for breakfast to fully enjoy the multi-course experience. I'd stay here again, just for the morning meal. The kind of meal Angels eat every morning. Good coffee (or tea if you like), juice, and delicious and perfectly sized portions of culinary delights come one after another, served on antique glass and plateware by candle-light. A wonderful way to start your day. Coffee, tea and snacks in the afternoon are a nice bonus too. The neighborhood is very nice and there are many restaurants and shops within walking distance. The home is beautiful. Built around 1900, it is well maintained, and comforatable. My room was much larger than I expected, with a sitting area. private bath, large closet, etc. The hosts, Bill and Ellie are gracious and friendly and I felt like I was part of their family. I was in Rochester on business, and this was so much nicer than staying at a hotel by the airport or downtown. It was close to work, and it felt like home.
Jamie Forsberg
Denver, CO

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InnSide Tip - Park Avenue Shopping
Take a short stroll through the neighborhood to Park for food... Hogan's has good food/drinks. Check out the used CD store. Have lunch or dinner at Magnolia's cafe.
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The food was fabulous, the company fascinating, and the personal attention beyond comparison. You made me feel at home instantly.

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Everyone is treated like royalty

We can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Dartmouth House. EVERYTHING was such a treat and we felt so very special. Your attention to detail is amazing! Thank you for sharing your recommendations for restaurants: each and every one was fantastic. Your help with maps and directions was much appreciated also. We'll be back!!
Kate and Ben Totten

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Publicity and Press Reviews

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).


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