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.
Tuck into a good book while wrapped in a soft robe in the comfort of your cozy room. Visit the Schoolhouse activities center and start a bicycling or birdwatching adventure. Relax on one of our lakeside lawns with a casual game of Bocce or giant Jenga.
However you choose to spend your stay, there’s always something to do in Aurora.
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included in your stay
The amenities below are complimentary for every overnight guest of the Inns of Aurora.
• Glass of wine at happy hour
• Organic coffee & homemade granola bars
• Hi-speed wireless Internet access
• Fire pits & Adirondack chairs
• Lakefront and dock access
• Movie library & Google Chromecast service
• Staffed activities center with 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
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.
Located inside the Aurora Inn, 1833 Kitchen & Bar pays homage its history of over 180 years of warm hospitality. 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.
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.
“Walking along Main Street easily evokes what small town America was like at the turn of the century, when horses meant more than automobiles, all food was seasonal, and you could see shooting stars cross the blue-black sky.”
— Huffington Post
“Aurora has the special quality of feeling a bit outside of time. The Inns of Aurora is the perfect refuge for the worn-out city-dweller. ”
— Here Magazine
“Aurora is a time capsule of Americana perfection. Kids chase fireflies barefoot in the grass; parents relax with sundowners in rocking chairs. Late evening light shimmers across the lake. It’s impossible not to relax or be charmed.”
— Lauren Mowery, Wine Enthusiast
“One of the most romantic hotels in the country. Aurora, New York is America’s best-kept secret.”
— Country Living
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