- aurora inn:
- e.b. morgan house:
Built in 1833 by Colonel E.B. Morgan, the Aurora Inn was long the favored resting-place for travelers to Aurora, New York, a major stop along the Erie Canal in the Finger Lakes region. Today, following an extensive renovation, the Inn strikes a perfect balance of historic charm and modern luxury. From the moment you step in the front door of the Aurora Inn, you’ll know you’re in a world apart.
The Inn embodies the refined simplicity of the Federal style. Its exterior is graced with broad columned balconies, stone terraces, and a lawn that rolls gently down to the water’s edge. Within, gleaming antiques, handsome Oriental rugs, exquisite fabrics, rich woods and an uncommonly fine art collection welcome guests from near and far.
The ten spacious guest accommodations of the Aurora Inn are simple and charming, true to their 19th century origins yet meticulously re-envisioned for modern comfort, convenience, and luxury. Many feature working fireplaces and private porches with swings and rockers for a distinctive stay at any time of year.
E.B. Morgan House
Once the private residence of Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan, co-founder of the New York Times and American Express, the E.B. Morgan House combines luxurious modern aesthetics with the unparalleled beauty of an historic stone mansion.
The E.B. Morgan House offers seven stylish guest rooms, private marble baths, exquisite living spaces, gracious porches that overlook the lake and lawns, and an exceptional collection of original modern art. Guests are invited to enjoy the E.B. Morgan House as they would a home, with the sumptuous comforts of the library, parlor, dining room and pantry.
The E.B. Morgan House is ideal for private gatherings—from small weddings to executive retreats, holiday celebrations, family reunions, and dinner parties—and the entire house can be rented to accommodate such occasions. Our Executive Chef will join you to create a private dining experience like no other. Such group rentals also allow the E.B. Morgan House to extend its hospitality to children under the age of 14. At other times, because of its intimate atmosphere, the house is best enjoyed in the company of adults.
Dramatic and enveloping, the E.B. Morgan House is the perfect place to relax, refocus and celebrate.
Once the private residence of Dr. Albert Leffingwell, one of the founders of the American Humane Society and United States Consul to Warsaw, Russia, this beautiful Federal mansion is nestled in the heart of the village. This exquisite Federal-style home enjoys a lake view from its wide front porch. Bells chime from the historic church steeple across the street. A beautiful meadow rises to a high wooded knoll behind the house, and the original red barns are nestled in the orchard—a vestige of the village farms that flanked Main Street in the 19th century. Leffingwell House is within easy walking distance of Aurora’s shops and restaurants as well as Wells College, the Aurora Inn, and E.B. Morgan House. Leffingwell House is offered for special events without overnight accommodation.
Built in 1827, Leffingwell House features an exquisite living room, dining room, kitchen and great room in addition to 3.5 marble bathrooms. Stunning artwork from the 15th century to today and antique furniture inspire a feeling of dignified repose, the ideal atmosphere for a private getaway. Yet the house’s graceful open architecture and bright sunny rooms invite warm, friendly gatherings, making Leffingwell House the perfect choice for very special events such as small bridal dinners, cocktail receptions, showers and afternoon tea.