Inns of Aurora
What We Love
- An award-winning trio of luxurious escapes in New York's beautiful Finger LakesThe award-winning, eclectic mix of accommodations, from antique to modern chic
- The complimentary Aurora Inn bikes, kayaks, sleds and more, for all three properties
- The lakeside fire pit and Adirondack chairs, to get cozy while enjoying the view
- The restaurant, a TripAdvisor favorite with glowing Gourmet magazine praise
What To Know
- The inn is spread across three different buildings
- The lakefront setting is perfect for watching the sunset
- It's smart to reserve far in advance if you'd like a table on the restaurant terrace in the warmer months
Four diamonds, three properties and one charming New York village are all you need for the consummate Finger Lakes escape. Winner of a AAA Four Diamond Award, the Inns of Aurora is a trio of lovely, distinctive getaways, with rave reviews from major names. The collection has been described as “a leaf-peeping paradise” by National Geographic and “the most beautiful” regional lodging by Fodor’s, and its restaurant is the top TripAdvisor pick in town.
The Aurora Inn is a refined country getaway, while private rentals include E.B. Morgan House, an Italianate-stone home, and Rowland House, a whimsical retreat with MacKenzie-Childs flair. All three, however, are elegant and luxurious, as well as generous, offering use of the former’s seasonal kayaks, bicycles, sleds and snowman-making kits. And if this doesn’t all amount to the quintessential local stay, then pull up a chair at that popular dining room. Gourmet magazine once wrote that it “epitomizes the modern face of the Finger Lakes.”
Inn and houses
The Inns of Aurora are distinct, each with its own character. The Aurora Inn has an understated country elegance. Meanwhile, E.B. Morgan House is private rental house, with bold colors and modern art. The other private-rental option is Rowland House, which has its own eclectic style. Their bedrooms all share, however, elegant décor and luxurious details, like Frette linens and down pillows.
Amenities – Private marble bath- Flat-panel TV and Bose stereo- High-speed Wi-Fi- Spa-quality William Roam bath amenities- Plush terrycloth robes
Local bounty is at the heart of every dish served at the TripAdvisor number-one local restaurant and Certificate of Excellence-winning Aurora Inn Dining Room. Executive Chef Patrick Higgins takes inspiration from the farm-to-table culture of the surrounding town, where heritage farms produce organic vegetables, wine grapes, artisanal cheeses and grass-fed beef. Expect loads of elegance and a lakeside veranda, plus acclaimed American cuisine that changes with the seasons. Dishes like roasted-beet salad, creekstone tenderloin and venison shank make this a fine-dining destination that “epitomizes the modern face of the Finger Lakes,” according to Gourmet magazine.
Filled with equal parts charm and history, Aurora is an essential Finger Lakes destination, with a wealth of natural beauty, outdoor recreation and entertainment. Bike the surrounding countryside, golf the Wells College course, go skiing (cross-country or downhill) and kayak, fish or swim in Cayuga Lake. For cultural activities, shop the boutiques of handcrafted wares and visit historic sites, like Women’s Rights National Historic Park and Harriet Tubman’s home. The waterfront village has plenty to see and do as well, plus plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the view.
How to Get There
We were just up the road at Mackenzie-Childs and thought we'd stop in for their Sunday Brunch. Our first impression was how cheap it was and what an interesting offering of brunch options. The service was great, the ambiance in the restored Inn is absolutely beautiful and how much better does it get when you can dine overlooking the Lake!
We stayed one night in the EB Morgan house. Our room was very comfortable, clean and adorable. The house is spectacular and provides great views of Cayuga Lake. The Innkeeper Sean was fantastic informing us about the house and taking care of all of our needs. We ate at the Fargo Bar for dinner and the Inn for breakfast. Both were great.
We had a fabulous weekend!! The Aurora Inn was over the top beautiful. We loved the delivery of French pressed coffee and granola bars each morning. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. The lake view is gorgeous. We will definitely be back!
What a nice place for Sunday brunch. Even on a dreary day the view is beautiful. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The seafood chowder was great, served in a cast iron pot. The crab cake eggs Benedict was amazing. The prices are very fair and staff is very attentive.
We absolutely love The Inn’s Of Aurora. We have stayed at both The Aurora Inn and The EB Morgan House. The staff is always friendly and helpful, the rooms are well appointed and every detail executed to perfection. The restaurant located at the inn serves well thought out dishes that never leave us disappointed. Aurora itself is quaint, beautiful and a perfect place to rest and relax in any season. We can’t wait to return! The images are from our stay in room 10 at The Aurora Inn this winter.