Inns of Aurora
In the historic village of Aurora, set on the placid shores of Cayuga Lake, are the Inns of Aurora – a unique collection of five historic buildings that have been transformed into luxurious inn-like accommodations infused with Northeastern flare and backed by big-hotel-style service and amenities. At Inns of Aurora guests can:
- Stay in individually decorated rooms across five historic properties within the village of Aurora
- Dine at two delicious and respected establishments featuring local dishes, wines, and beer
- Explore and enjoy the pristine outdoor beauty of the area with multiple outdoor activities
- Host a wedding, business conference, or seminar in a refreshingly calm setting
- Indulge in self-care at the property’s new, holistic spa complete with hydrotherapy and more
Guests of this 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Northeast and AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel will have no trouble slipping out of their everyday lives into a slower pace guided by tree-lined village streets, quaint shops, home-cooked meals, and a spirit of peace and relaxation that permeates the village.
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The Inns of Aurora features 54 rooms and two suites across its five historic estates. Each of the five estate Inns are unique and spread within walking distance of one another and the rest of the Inns amenities within the village.
The Aurora Inn - Built in 1833 by Colonel E.B. Morgan, this building is the Inns of Aurora's flagship property, featuring a blend of historic charm and modern luxury. Ten guest rooms with semi-private balconies and lakeside views are available.
E.B. Morgan House - Dating from 1858 as a private residence, E.B. Morgan house offers seven guestrooms, each featuring marble baths, along with living spaces, and spacious porches. Guests will enjoy the house’s historic library, parlor, dining room, and pantry as if it were their own home.
Rowland House - Built in 1903, Rowland House hosts ten guestrooms, each with a private marble bath, original modern art, excellent views, and sumptuous linens. Four guestrooms and a private lounge take up the entire third floor, perfect for group getaways.
Wallcourt Hall - Built in 1909 as a preparatory school for girls, Wallcourt Hall is the most contemporary of all the inns and is also the largest. It features 16 guestrooms with designer details such as custom furniture, Italian fabrics, and intriguing modern art.
Zabriskie House - Built in 1904, the house provides eleven guestrooms as well as common areas. A double parlor with fireplaces and a stunning three-story grand staircase are just of few of this inn’s remarkable details. A broad front porch provides views of Aurora’s picture-perfect Main Street.
Get a taste of New York’s premier wine-producing region at Inns of Aurora’s two delectable restaurants, before heading to the Village Market for fresh coffee, morning pastries, and craft beer.
The 1833 Kitchen - On the main floor of the Aurora Inn, the bar and dining room offers stunning views of Cayuga Lake, outdone only by the classic, upscale and locally sourced American dishes it serves for breakfast and dinner. The bar offers a happy hour daily, while lunch is served seasonally.
The Fargo Bar and Grill - Just across the street from The Aurora Inn, this tavern is another of Aurora’s restored properties and impresses townsfolk and travelers alike with its quaint atmosphere, outdoor patio, and menu of American favorites such as soups, sandwiches, seasonal specials, and local beers on draft for those who like to imbibe.
Village Market - The Village Market provides guests and travelers with a selection of coffee, pastries, and desserts, along with craft beer. Additionally, local gifts and take-home meals such as soups, chilis, and chowders are also on-hand as edible souvenirs – all prepared fresh by Inns of Aurora chefs.
With a stunning lake, beautiful historic village, and plenty of on-site activities, you’ll never be short of entertainment at Inns of Aurora. From an indulgent day in the newly-built spa with its focus on hydrotherapy, ayurvedic treatments, massages, and more, to a cooking class or other private activity like essential oil making. But that’s only just scratching the surface of all the activities you can take part in at the Inns of Aurora. Other fun events and adventures include:
On-Site Outdoor Activities
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Star Gazing
- Plein Air Painting
- Lawn and Board Games
- Snowshoeing, sledding, snowman building
- Golf at The wells College Golf Course or the King Ferry Golf Club
- Aurora Free Library and Morgan Opera House
- Bianconi Lake Tours
- Wells College
- Ithaca, New York
- Auburn, New York
- Long Point State Park
Inns of Aurora
The Village of Aurora hosts a population of about seven hundred full-time residents and is surrounded by vineyards, wineries, rolling hills, and the picturesque farmland typical of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Travelers will be inspired by the beauty of the landscape and lulled into sense of peace and tranquility surrounded by well-tended gardens and magnificent natural beauty.
Inns of Aurora currently offers an on-demand shuttle, which can be coordinated through Guest Services.
- Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is 15 mi away – about 35 minutes by car
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport is 53 mi away – about an hour by car
- Greater Rochester International Airport is 75 mi away – about an hour and 20 minutes by car