Visiting Aurora, NY


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Aurora, is a small village of under 1,000 people, located on the east side of Cayuga Lake in central New York. It is home to Wells College, a college for women that was founded in 1868. It is located north of Ithaca. Its historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I found it a great place to stay after a full day of exploring Cayuga Lake, the wineries, Ithaca and Cornell University.

The Inns of Aurora – Aurora Inn

I highly recommend The Inns of Aurora which was one of the nicest inns that I have ever stayed in. It is located at 391 Main St.  It was recently named the #11 Resort in the US in Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2019 World’s Best Awards!

The Inns of Aurora – Aurora Inn

The Inns consists of five houses, each with its own unique character. They are The Aurora Inn, the E.B. Morgan House, the Rowland House, Wallcourt Hall and the newest Zabriskie Hall. I stayed in Wallcourt Hall, from 1909, that is stunning in its contemporary design.

Inns of Aurora – Wallcourt Hall

 

Inns of Aurora – Wallcourt Hall

 

Inns of Aurora – Wallcourt Hall

 

Inns of Aurora – Wallcourt Hall

The Inn also has a number of dining options including their 1833 Kitchen & Bar with great food, a farm-t0-table focus and beautiful views of the lake. They also have the casual Fargo Bar & Grill across the street. They also have the Village Market with coffee, pastries, desserts and beer along with take home meals.

Inns of Aurora – 1833 Kitchen & Bar

 

Inns of Aurora – 1833 Kitchen & Bar

The Inn was created by American Girl Doll Founder and Wells College alumna, Pleasant Rowland. The dining room is headed by James Beard honoree Patrick Higgins who was a guest chef at the James Beard House.

Inns of Aurora – Fargo Bar & Grill

 

Inns of Aurora – Fargo Bar & Grill

 

Inns of Aurora – Fargo Bar & Grill

 

Inns of Aurora – Village Market

The Taylor House is available for private rentals also.

Inns of Aurora – Taylor House

 

Inns of Aurora – Taylor House

 

Downtown Aurora

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