Wallcourt Hall

built in 1909, restored in 2016

Wallcourt Hall was built in the heart of Aurora in 1909 for Miss Goldsmith’s School for Girls, a well-respected preparatory school. It later served as a dormitory for Wells College, and, for a brief time, as a studio for MacKenzie-Childs, maker of distinctive and whimsical tableware and home décor.

Today, Wallcourt Hall welcomes guests with striking modern style. Its 16 guestrooms offer designer details, with custom furniture, Italian fabrics, and exceptional modern art.

wallcourt hall guestrooms

Wallcourt Hall King

Wallcourt Hall Queen

Wallcourt Hall Garden Level double twins

wallcourt hall highlights

Spacious parlor with fireplace and games
Butler’s pantry
Elevator access
Charming lawn with firepit
Porch with comfortable rocking chairs
Complimentary glass of wine each afternoon
Morning coffee & homemade granola bars
Dedicated, on-site innkeeper
Access to resort activities & events
Complimentary parking
Hi-speed wireless Internet access
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
Plush robes

• Spacious parlor with fireplace and games
• Butler’s pantry
• Elevator access
• Charming lawn with firepit
• Porch with comfortable rocking chairs
• Complimentary glass of wine each afternoon
• Morning coffee & homemade granola bars
• Access to resort activities & events
• Complimentary parking

• Dedicated, on-site innkeeper
• Hi-speed wireless Internet access
• 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
• Plush robes

History of Wallcourt Hall

Wallcourt Hall was built in 1909 as a dormitory for Miss Goldsmith’s School for Girls, a well-respected preparatory school run by Anna Goldsmith Taylor, an 1884 graduate of Wells College. Founded by Sarah Yawger in 1895, the school had its home in what is now called Taylor House, across the street from the Aurora Inn. Under Anna’s stewardship, the school thrived and soon needed additional housing. For this purpose she built Wallcourt Hall (whose name comes from the brick-walled vineyard that originally stood in its place) next to Taylor House.

After Anna’s death in 1921, her sister Miss Kate Goldsmith ran the school until 1928, when the school was closed and Anna’s stepson Myron gifted both Taylor House and Wallcourt Hall to Wells College. Wallcourt Hall served as a dormitory for Wells College students until 1974, and, for a brief time, as a studio for MacKenzie-Childs, maker of distinctive and whimsical tableware and home décor.

By 2014, Wallcourt Hall had been abandoned and vacant for several decades, slowly slipping back into nature’s grasp. After an extensive restoration and renovation, Wallcourt Hall reopened in 2016 as the fourth of the Inns of Aurora — ready for another century of guests.

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