The Inns of Aurora in Aurora, New York
Included in a smattering of enclaves throughout the United States that preserve the nation's rich history, the heritage village of Aurora is one such place. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, approximate four hours northwest of Manhattan, it's home to gracious traditions and the elegant Aurora Inn. This Select Registry associate, dating from 1833, epitomizes the refined Federal style. Ten impeccably restored guestrooms showcase original fireplaces, antiques and a fine arts collection, while a stunning restaurant serves classic American fare overlooking Cayuga Lake.
The inn and the village are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and you'll have a hard time deciding what to do first. You may decide to linger in your rocker on your balcony, where you can spend hours simply gazing across the lake at rolling farmland and vineyards. At the same time, you'll feel the call of the inn's bicycles and canoes, which invite laid-back explorations of the local area. This region is also ideal for leisurely country drives, and you'll certainly want to direct yourselves to the Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake wine trails for a day of wine tastings and sampling gourmet goodies.
Location of The Inns of Aurora
Nearest Airport: ITH
Amenities for The Inns of Aurora
- Business Center/Services
- Historic Sites
Reviews for The Inns of Aurora
Feeling pampered and surrounded by quality linens, beautiful room decor, top notch staff, and a view. I have probably the smallest room in the Inn and it feels spacious and so comfy. The small town of Aurora is a little treasure and this Inn is the heart. Can't wait to return.
SherrieHov - Rochester, New York
I went with my daughter for a mother-daughter weekend. We cannot stop talking about our wonderful visit. The inn is beautiful! All the people working at the inn are warm and friendly. Cannot wait to visit again. It feels like home!!!!
Had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Aurora Inn for our anniversary. The village is just beautiful along Cayuga lake and you could not ask for a better spot. We had some slight confusion at check in as I had to change a reservation date which allowed for availability of a lake side room however the record was not updated. Thankfully, the fabulous front desk team quickly took care of us and showed us our room which was lovely with stunning views of the lake, including the gorgeous sunset. The Inn is perhaps of one of cleanest places I have ever stayed with great linens and plenty of towels. The room had very nice amenities and provided Saratoga water. In the morning, coffee, tea and muffins are provided in a cute basket outside your door at the time you designate. The grounds are just spectacular as are the furnishings. The staff is super friendly and helpful and could not have been nicer. We visited the EB Morgan house just to check it out and the Innkeeper provided us a tour of the home and the Rowland house - both spectacular. Each building is unique and has advantages. We learned that EB Morgan and Rowland offer a wine and cheese tasting in the afternoons so think that the Inn should join in! It was fascinating to do the walking tour and learn the wonderful history of the buildings. Any or all of these buildings would be great places to host a family event or get together with friends as you can have a chef come in and prepare meals and be seated in the dining rooms which were fabulous. The Rowland House could be used for business meetings as there is a conference area and of course these properties would be over the top for a wedding or vow renewal. We missed brunch but did enjoy a late lunch at Fargo across the street however will make it back sometime soon! Our dinner was fabulous and again a wonderful experience in the beautiful room with the great staff. We can't wait to go back!
LMT777 - Syracuse, New York
Thank you Aurora Inn for making my birthday dinner with my Honey extra special from the second we arrived! Your warm gracious hospitality was so greatly appreciated as we enjoyed our gorgeous sunset dinner with the most sweeping views of the lake! Our dinners were totally delish and we loved the little extras that created such a wooing atmosphere like the table lantern and lit umbrella! We would highly recommend the Aurora Inn to all who are looking for a great romantic escape on Lake Cayuga!! ;)
Donna S - New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
The location itself was gorgeous, as was the building and room. All the interiors were new, tasteful and immaculate. The restaurant had great service and well-executed food. However the front desk and management did a terrible job from booking to check-out. We booked a three-night stay first in the EB Morgan house after much research on the room type, view, etc. About a week before the trip we were informed via a curt late-afternoon phone call that the entire building has been bought out by someone else for our week, so we'd have to be relocated to the Aurora Inn. They didn't offer anything as compensation for the inconvenience--it was a take-it or leave-it sort of thing. We almost cancelled, but decided to give the second building a try. Again after more research we picked a room, view etc. We called back to book (and add a fourth night) and were told we could stay the first night in the Aurora Inn then switch to the EB Morgan house--that seemed needlessly complicated so we declined and they booked us the Aurora Inn seemingly for the full stay. However we never received an emailed itinerary for our new stay. When we checked in, the woman on staff took a credit card but gave us no paperwork and did not confirm the length of our stay. It was only when my fiancĂ© checked his credit card statement that he realized he'd been charged the remainder of the stay a day early for what we had booked. He went down to the front desk at 2 AM, worried we had the wrong checkout date. We did in fact--and the room had been booked to someone else for the next night. He was told to come back to speak to the day staff to work something out at 7 AM. We both barely slept, but he returned to the desk at 7 AM, 8 AM, and 9 AM only to be eventually told the best they could do was move us to another room with a smaller bed. Needless to say at that point we declined. We were rushed out by the cleaning staff looking to turn over the room to the next guests. I left in tears past a front desk that didn't even acknowledge us. The entire trip felt ruined. We were upset and exhausted during our 5 hour drive home in icy weather. In sum, an absolutely disgraceful performance by a purported four-star hotel. I wish I'd followed my instinct and cancelled after that first phone call.
Traveler_NYC27 - New York City, New York