now booking fall & winter 2020

Take the opportunity to reserve one of our boutique hotels as your very own private residence!

Staffed with an on-site innkeeper, our private residence rentals range from seven to 11 guestrooms. Looking to bring a smaller group to Aurora? Consider reserving several individual guestrooms.

Private Residences

Enjoy the ultimate lakeside retreat from the privacy of your personal residence. Three of our stunning inns—E.B. Morgan House, Rowland House, and Zabriskie House—transform into your personal lakefront estate, complete with all of the amenities and services of an Inns of Aurora experience.

Escape the crowds and pressures of everyday life and enjoy all of the comforts of home, including daily housekeeping and special touches that allow you to feel refreshed and cared for during your stay. Use our gourmet kitchens to prepare a homecooked meal—or collaborate with our executive chef for an unparalleled private dining experience and use your time away to explore each special corner of our extensive parlors, porches, and grounds.

Please call Sara at 315.364.8828 for private rental availability.
We may have more available than what is visible online.


Unwind and relax with those nearest and dearest to you in one of our three historic residences, meticulously restored and reimagined for modern travelers.

residence amenities

The amenities below are included in every private residence rental.
As a private residence guest, you and your party are also Inns of Aurora guests with access to all Inns of Aurora resort amenities, also listed below.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain offerings may be restricted or reimagined to respect health and safety guidelines.

• Organic coffee & homemade granola bars
• Fully appointment gourmet kitchen for personal groceries and meal preparation
• On-site Weber grill
• Private use of all residence dining areas, parlors, porches, and lawn
• Daily housekeeping and turndown services
• On-site innkeeper
• Concierge services for organizing activities, reservations, private dining, groceries, etc.
• In-residence washer & dryer facilities
• Flat-screen televisions
• Movie library & Google Chromecast service
• Hi-speed wireless Internet access
• In-room safe, ironing board, blow dryer
• Bedside charging stations
• Spa-quality bath products
• Down duvets & pillows; Frette linens
• Plush robes
• In-room bottled water
• Complimentary 24-hour parking

• Private fire pit & Adirondack chairs
• Lakefront and dock access
• Beach towels & water floats
Watercraft dedicated to your residence, including two kayaks and two standup (SUP) paddleboards and lifejackets
Private add-on experiences, including art workshops, archery lessons, yoga classes, and more
• Yoga kits
Binoculars & birding guides
Telescopes & star gazing guides
24-hour Fitness Center
Access to our calendar of activities, classes, and programs
Plein air easels & art kits
• Tennis rackets & balls
Golf clubs
• Coolers & picnic blankets
Lawn games & board games
Bicycles & helmets
Hunter Boots
• Sonos surround sound system


Whether you prepare your treasured family recipes in your private kitchen or turn to our chefs to create a show-stopping meal, dining will be a signature part of your Aurora retreat.

full kitchen access

Private residence rentals include full access to our state-of-the-art kitchens, outfitted with high-end appliances, cookware, cooking utensils, dinnerware, flatware, and glasses. In the warmer months, each private residence also features a gas-powered outdoor grill.

Want to skip the shopping? Contact us prior to your arrival and we’ll be happy to stock the kitchen with your favorite groceries for an additional fee.

catered DINING & meal kits

Spend time relaxing while our talented culinary team prepares a private feast for the senses right in your residence. From a festive family-style dinner to lunch platters, a hearty breakfast to our fun do-it-yourself meal kits, our expansive and customizable offerings add a special touch to any private residence rental.

Aurora Restaurants

Despite its rural location and intimate size, the Village of Aurora is home to two exceptional restaurants and a general store, all within 300 steps of our private residences.

Along with an extensive craft beer list, the Fargo Bar & Grill serves upscale tavern fare and creative daily features. Located inside the Aurora Inn, 1833 Kitchen & Bar offers fresh farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning wine program. Both offer take-out to enjoy in your residence. The Village Market is open daily and stocked with local gifts, pantry staples, delectable desserts, and ready-to-heat take-home meals.

Private Add-on Experiences

From yoga classes to Tarot card readings, archery lessons to fishing excursions, our extensive library of private experiences will transform your stay into a memorable retreat.

Policies & Pricing


We require a minimum two-night stay for private residence rentals. Rates range based on requested days of the week, time of the year, and length of stay but typically begin at $4,500 per night. Please contact Sara Brown, Director of Sales, to discuss availability and pricing in detail.


A deposit equal to half of the total reservation cost (plus taxes) is required at the time a private residence reservation is made. The remaining half of the total reservation cost is required 14 days prior to the arrival date.


We understand that plans may change in our current environment and are delighted to offer a flexible cancellation policy for private residences. Should you need to cancel your stay, we will issue a full refund up to 14 days prior to your arrival. Should you need to cancel your stay within 14 days prior to your arrival, we will apply your deposits to a future stay.


While we do not allow pets for individual guestroom reservations, we are delighted to offer pet-friendly private residences. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $250, plus tax, for each private residence reservation. We will provide a crate, dog bed, and water bowl to make your travel easier. Pets are not permitted in our restaurants, in the Schoolhouse activities center, or inside the Village Market. Pets must be on a leash at all times outside of private residences.


Girlfriend Getaway

Gather your favorite women for a fabulous, all-inclusive getaway in Aurora. Start your stay with a champagne toast and flow into two days of memory-making experiences, from Tarot card readings and fireside s’mores to wine tastings and culinary demonstrations.

our girlfriend getaway package includes:

• Two nights of luxurious overnight accommodations for seven to 11 guests in your own private home
• Champagne & cheese upon arrival
• Dinner each night with wine & beer, including a a dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar and a stunning plated dinner at your house
• A private culinary demonstration at Aurora Cooks!
• A Tarot card reading or essential oil blending session with our Director of Serenity
• Access to our full calendar of activities, including yoga classes and guided walks
• A dedicated, on-site innkeeper to see to your every need
• Freshly brewed, organic coffee and a full, farm-fresh breakfast each morning

Special private rental Packages

Murder Mystery

Imagine the dinner table set with sparkling crystal in your very own lakeside mansion. Just one thing — there’s a murder to solve! Join us for a guided murder mystery, where you and your guests play the characters in an evening of real-life Clue.

our murder mystery package includes:

• Luxurious overnight accommodations for 14 to 22 guests in your own private home
• Wine & cheese hour before dinner
• A guided, three-hour murder mystery
• A three-course, farm-to-table dinner with wine & beer pairings
• A dedicated, on-site innkeeper to see to your every need
• Freshly brewed, organic coffee and homemade granola bars in the morning

Holiday Private Rental Packages

There are few places as magical as Aurora coated in a quiet layer of brilliant snow. From exquisitely decorated rooms with roaring fireplaces to nourishing meals and warm service, the Inns of Aurora is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays.

our holiday private rental package includes:

• Luxurious overnight accommodations for 14 to 22 guests in your own private home
• Access to all resort amenities, including our suite of sleds, snowshoes, and snowman kits
• Wine & cheese hour before dinner
• A full, homemade turkey & striploin dinner with all the trimmings and dessert
• A dedicated, on-site innkeeper to see to your every need
• Freshly brewed, organic coffee and homemade granola bars in the morning

New Year’s Eve Packages

Ring in the New Year surrounded by your friends and family in a private estate all your own! As one of our most popular offerings, these limited packages sell quickly.

our new year's eve package includes:

• Luxurious overnight accommodations for 14 to 22 guests in your own private home
• An elevated wine & cheese hour with local cheeses & house-made charcuterie
• A champagne toast at midnight
• A dedicated, on-site innkeeper to see to your every need
• Freshly brewed, organic coffee and homemade granola bars in the morning

Adventure Aurora

Relive the sleepaway camp memories of your youth and retreat to the Finger Lakes for this hands-on, four-day adventure — perfect for spring, summer, or fall and customizable to suit your interests. Soak up the sun on the water with an educational lunch cruise and explore nationally-important wildlife preserves at sunrise, or find a hammock for a shady nap and quiet your mind with a meditative yoga practice. The adventure is yours to choose!

Get in Touch

I’d love to help plan your Aurora getaway!

— Sara Brown, Director of Sales