Finger Lakes Accommodations
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—along with a world-class spa, farm-to-table restaurant, casual pub, village market, activities center, and demonstration kitchen—are tucked into this charming setting, all within easy walking distance on Aurora’s elm-lined Main Street.
The Aurora Inn
BUILT IN 1833, RESTORED IN 2003
Built in 1833 by Colonel E.B. Morgan, the Aurora Inn has long the favored resting-place for travelers to Aurora. Today, the Aurora Inn strikes a perfect balance of historic charm and modern luxury with early American antiques and traditional style. Home to 1833 Kitchen & Bar, the Aurora Inn is the flagship boutique hotel and centerpiece of the Inns of Aurora.
E.B. Morgan House
BUILT IN 1858, RESTORED IN 2005
Once the private residence of Edwin Barber Morgan, co-founder of the New York Times and American Express, E.B. Morgan House combines the unparalleled beauty of an historic stone mansion with exceptional art and whimsical décor. Guests are welcome to enjoy E.B. Morgan House as a home, with sumptuous parlors and a sprawling lakefront lawn.
BUILT IN 1903, RESTORED IN 2014
This grand estate, built for E.B. Morgan’s grandson Alonzo Morgan Zabriskie, is nestled between an ancient Ginkgo tree, an historic Greek temple, and a spectacular two-story boathouse on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Spacious parlors, a dramatic dining room, cozy fireplaces, and designer touches make Rowland House a stylish yet comfortable lakefront retreat.
BUILT IN 1904, RESTORED IN 2019
Built as a brother home to Rowland House for E.B. Morgan’s second grandson, Robert Lansing Zabriskie, Zabriskie House blends serene hues and exceptional modern art with stately architecture and elegant details. In the summer, guests enjoy the broad front porch overlooking Aurora; in the winter, fireplaces transform its gracious parlors into cozy gathering spaces.
BUILT IN 1909, RESTORED IN 2016
Originally built as a dormitory for Miss Goldsmith’s School for Girls, Wallcourt Hall underwent a dramatic renovation in 2016 after years of neglect. Now completely modernized, Wallcourt Hall welcomes guests with bold design and vibrant modern art, which accent its spacious parlor, coffee nook, and 16 comfortable guestrooms.
Built in 1856, Restored in 2023
Tucked along Aurora's quiet back lane, Orchard Cottage retains the charm of its 1850s character while thoroughly modernized as a comfortable, private retreat. The 2,200-square foot cottage features a comfortable living room, two full bathrooms stocked with spa-quality amenities, and a full kitchen with all the essentials.
Tuck into a good book while wrapped in a soft robe in the comfort of your cozy room. Check out a complimentary bicycle for a fun outing, or take a hike on our 3.5-mile nature trail. Sign up for a complimentary yoga class or wine tour on our activities calendar. Spend time lakeside at our waterfront with complimentary kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards, or simply relax with a casual game of Bocce or giant Jenga.
However you choose to spend your stay, there’s always something to do in Aurora.
INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY
- A glass of wine each afternoon
- Organic coffee & homemade granola bars
- Hi-speed wireless Internet access
- Fire pits & s'mores
- Lakefront and dock access
- Concierge services
- In-room safe, ironing board, blow dryer
- Bedside charging stations
- Flat-screen televisions
- Spa-quality bath products
- Down duvets & pillows; Frette linens
- In-room bottled water
- 24-hour parking
- Plush robes
- Bicycles & helmets
- Kayaks, canoes & stand-up paddle boards
- Beach towels & water floats
- Sleds, toboggans, snowshoes & snowman kits
- Lending library
- Yoga classes
- Binoculars & birding guides
- Telescopes & star gazing guides
- Plein air easels & art kits
- Tennis rackets & balls
- Golf clubs
- Access to the nature trail
- Lawn games & board games
- Fitness center access
CULINARY EXPERIENCES IN AURORA
Whether you learn a new skill at our demonstration kitchen, savor a farm-to-table meal on our lakeside veranda, or sample a craft beer at our pub, each of our culinary experiences are within easy walking distance of our five inns.
Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen
Gather around the island as our expert team shares their kitchen secrets. Aurora Cooks! is designed to make you feel as though you’re in a chef’s home: intimate yet spacious, refined yet relaxed.
From signature demonstrations to tasting experiences and skills workshops, each session at Aurora Cooks! will inspire your creativity, expand your culinary knowledge, and create memories with your loved ones—whether you choose to make it a date night or an outing with friends and family.
1833 Kitchen & Bar
Located inside the Aurora Inn, 1833 Kitchen & Bar pays homage to its history of over 180 years of warm hospitality, making it one of the best restaurants in the Finger Lakes region. With an award-winning wine list and a creative menu that highlights the best of our Finger Lakes bounty, 1833 Kitchen & Bar offers the best of every season.
In the summer, take in the panoramic vista over a refreshing meal on the lakeside veranda, and in the winter, cozy next to one of the roaring fireplaces with a craft cocktail.
Fargo Bar & Grill
Casual food and family atmosphere are the calling card of Fargo Bar & Grill, a neighborhood restaurant and tavern built in 1836.
Enjoy a flight of craft beer on the shady patio, tuck into a creative special or signature sandwich from the menu, or stop by after dinner for a round of pool or darts. Be sure not to miss the Fargo burger, the best Burger in the Finger Lakes.
The Village Market
In the heart of Aurora, the Village Market offers visitors a selection of gifts, pantry staples, freshly brewed organic coffee, morning pastries and desserts, and a growing selection of craft beer.
This quaint market also features take-home meals, soups, chili and chowders — all prepared fresh daily by chefs at the Aurora Inn.