Meet Your Hosts
In November 1995, Susan and husband Manny began renovating the 1896 mansion for their private residence. The couple raised their two daughters in the home until both left for college, moving on to points South in search of warmer climate. With a solid background in pharmaceutical sales and direct patient care, Susan "jumped the corporate ship" and used her entrepreneurial spirit to open several retail gift stores in the suburbs of Rochester. With many successful years under her belt and a large "empty nest" - Susan decided that their home just might be the perfect location to open a bed and breakfast.
Susan and Manny Alvarez, Owners
"The Inn opened in early 2000 and hasn't slowed down yet!" states Susan, who is also actively involved in her local travel industry associations (The Empire State B&B Association, Greater Rochester Visitors Association) and is a founding member of The Greater Rochester Bed and Breakfast Association. Susan's interests include antiquing, reading, theater, art, home décor and gardening.
Always a warm and gregarious host and an excellent cook, Susan's husband Manny loves entertaining, antiquing, reading, sports, wine and travel; and enjoys watching the financial aspect associated with the Inn. Manny graduated from Bryant College in Providence, RI with a B.A. in Business Administration, becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He has traveled the world extensively with Xerox Corporation for the past 30+ years in corporate finance.
We have enjoyed much media attention over the years. The Inn was honored when ILoveInns and American Historic Inns prestigious awarded us with one of the "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns" of North America", and was selected as a Select Registry Inn. Presently, the inn is a BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Inn.