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Zabriskie House: Historic Home Renovation

Every staircase has its own rhythm and melody. Some staircases march; some float; some amble along, and some climb energetically. Like a song, a staircase is greater than the sum of its parts, each of which have to be well-produced and joined harmoniously together.

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Aurora NY: The Zabriskie’s Architectural Legacy

Louise Zabriskie wanted to bring her sons home. It was the beginning of a new century and a tumultuous time in American history. In 1901, at 65 years old, Louise had just gone through the second of two presidential assassinations in her lifetime. Lincoln’s murder after the nightmare of the Civil War had been horrible enough; now, President McKinley had been shot in Buffalo, New York—only two days by stagecoach from Louise’s home in Aurora, practically in her own backyard.

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Celebrate Summer

When you make a reservation for a getaway in Aurora, you’ve reserved so much more than just a room — an adventure awaits you.

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Barn Sale 2019 Dining Guide

Heading to the 2019 MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale? Read on to see our dining guide to explore breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in Aurora, New York.

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A Taste of Summer

Join us on our lakeside veranda at 1833 Kitchen & Bar at the Aurora Inn every Wednesday this summer for live music and complimentary tastings with local breweries, distilleries and wineries!

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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month Only 20 miles from Seneca Falls, home to the first Women’s Rights Convention, and just down the road from the Seward House and Howland Stone Store Museums,

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Maker’s March

Maker’s March Maker’s March Aurora is filled with and surrounded by passionate and talented makers—potters, painters, book artists, chefs, and more. Join us this March as we celebrate these skilled

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A Month for Romance

A Month for Romance February is an especially romantic time in Aurora—set apart from the rest of the world, along the quiet shore of stunning Cayuga Lake, with fireplaces roaring

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Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness Winter is a time for rest and reflection—the world becomes still and calm, the days become shorter and darker, and our bodies tune into the slow and quiet

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The Gift of Wellness

The Gift of Wellness Forgetting to allow time for personal wellness is easy, though so important for overall well-being. The Gift of Wellness provides a four-day experience designed to promote

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Celebrating December in Aurora

Celebrating December in Aurora Whether you spend time with the ones you love or plan some extra time for self-care, the holidays should be all about doing what brings you

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Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits The Finger Lakes region is full of natural wonder—from countless waterfalls and gorges to national forests and wildlife preserves. Whether you explore a series of waterfalls, plant a

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Advancing American Literacy

Advancing American Literacy October 30, 2018 We’re thrilled to share the news that our founder, Pleasant Rowland, is donating $9,000,000 to The Reading League, a Syracuse-based nonprofit that trains educators

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Aurora’s Winter Glow

Aurora’s Winter Glow With roaring fireplaces and snow-topped evergreens, Aurora transforms into an intimate getaway each winter. Whether you spend your day snowshoeing through crisp, quiet woods or curled up

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Fall Activities Around the Finger Lakes

Fall Activities Around the Finger Lakes From cozy nights by the crackling fire to lakeshore vineyard tours, autumn in Aurora is an exceptionally beautiful season, framed by trees bursting in

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A Day in Auburn, New York

A day in Auburn, NY This city of history — home to Harriett Tubman, Theodore Willard Case, William Seward, and many more — is a year-round travel spot you don’t

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Holiday Yoga

Holiday Yoga To celebrate this holiday season, we’re offering a series of two special yoga classes this December: Silent Night and Comfort & Joy. We sat down with Laura Coburn,

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Wine tour around Aurora!

Wine Tour Around Aurora With over a hundred wineries to choose from in the Finger Lakes region, who even knows where to start? Heart and Hands Just five miles north

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A Message to American Girls

Many of you know that the Inns of Aurora was the visionary idea of Pleasant Rowland, inspired by her love of this tiny historic village where she went to Wells

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