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About The Inns of Aurora In Aurora, NY


Founded in 1789, the storybook Village of Aurora is situated on the calm shores of Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York’s premier wine region. Designated as a National Historic District and under one square mile, Aurora is a peaceful respite from our busy world.

The five Inns of Aurora in Aurora, NY—along with a farm-to-table restaurant, casual pub, village market, activities & wellness center, and demonstration kitchen—are tucked into this charming setting, all within easy walking distance on Aurora’s elm-lined Main Street.

Whether you prefer the understated elegance of the Aurora Inn, the bold colors and modern art of E.B. Morgan House, the easy, eclectic style of Rowland House, the contemporary design of Wallcourt Hall, or the refreshing serenity of Zabriskie House, the Inns of Aurora offer an unparalleled experience of the beautiful, historic Finger Lakes.






Pleasant Rowland

Pleasant T. Rowland


Pleasant T. Rowland is an alumna of Wells College, noted educator, author of early childhood literacy programs, and founder of American Girl. Pleasant has restored over a dozen historic properties in Aurora since 2001, many of which today comprise the Inns of Aurora.

Read Pleasant’s speech, "This Special Place," given on the occasion of the reopening of the Aurora Inn in 2003.