The Hillcrest Estate is situated on 120 acres of land and is located 30 miles south of Rochester and 50 miles east of Buffalo. The main house, a 32 room mansion with 5 fireplaces and a ballroom, is informally known as “the mansion in the woods” as its location is far back on the property surrounded by farm fields and wooded areas. The Hillcrest Estate features a winding driveway, reflecting pool, ballroom filled with historic antiques, veranda, tiered terrace, carriage ride loop and numerous picturesque locations.
Reflecting Pool with Fountain
Carriage Loop (for private carriage rides)
Bridal suite (2019)
Preferred Vendor List
Architecture: The mansion was designed by the architecture firm of J. Foster Warner of the Rochester Warner Architect Dynasty. His firm designed The George Eastman House, Sibley Triangle Building, Monroe County Courthouse and many other historic Rochester landmarks.
Famous Visitors: The Hillcrest Estate has entertained numerous guests and hosted a variety of events since it's completion in 1899. Past visitors who have stayed at the estate include Theodore Roosevelt, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Mark Twain, Ethel Barrymore and Karl Bitter, a famous sculptor whose plaster molding of the Louisiana Purchase which remains on display in the ballroom.
Our Renovation Plans: Construction is underway on our bridal suite, which will be available in 2019. Other offerings currently under construction include: a carriage house for couples to rent out located directly across from the mansion; 4 bedrooms located above the ballroom for future couples and their guests.