- aurora inn:
- e.b. morgan house:
- rowland house:
Built in 1833 by Colonel E.B. Morgan, the Aurora Inn was long the favored resting-place for travelers to Aurora, New York, a major stop along the Erie Canal in the Finger Lakes region. Today, following an extensive renovation, the Inn strikes a perfect balance of historic charm and modern luxury. From the moment you step in the front door of the Aurora Inn, you’ll know you’re in a world apart.
The Inn embodies the refined simplicity of the Federal style. Its exterior is graced with broad columned balconies, stone terraces, and a lawn that rolls gently down to the water’s edge. Within, gleaming antiques, handsome Oriental rugs, exquisite fabrics, rich woods and an uncommonly fine art collection welcome guests from near and far.
The ten spacious guest accommodations of the Aurora Inn are simple and charming, true to their 19th century origins yet meticulously re-envisioned for modern comfort, convenience, and luxury. Many feature seasonal fireplaces and private porches with swings and rockers for a distinctive stay at any time of year.
E.B. Morgan House
Once the private residence of Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan, co-founder of the New York Times and American Express, the E.B. Morgan House combines luxurious modern aesthetics with the unparalleled beauty of an historic stone mansion.
The E.B. Morgan House offers seven stylish guest rooms, private marble baths, exquisite living spaces, gracious porches that overlook the lake and lawns, and an exceptional collection of original modern art. Guests are invited to enjoy the E.B. Morgan House as they would a home, with the sumptuous comforts of the library, parlor, dining room and pantry.
The E.B. Morgan House is ideal for private gatherings—from small weddings to executive retreats, holiday celebrations, family reunions, and dinner parties—and the entire house can be rented to accommodate such occasions. Our Executive Chef will join you to create a private dining experience like no other. Such group rentals also allow the E.B. Morgan House to extend its hospitality to children under the age of 14. At other times, because of its intimate atmosphere, the house is best enjoyed in the company of adults.
Dramatic and enveloping, the E.B. Morgan House is the perfect place to relax, refocus and celebrate.
Constructed on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake by Alonzo Morgan Zabriskie in 1903, Rowland House is encompassed by ancient trees, a historic Grecian temple, and a spectacular two-story boathouse.
Rowland House offers ten chic guest rooms, each with a private marble bath, vibrant color schemes, original modern art, stunning views, and luxurious linens. Four guest rooms—along with a private lounge—comprise the entire third floor, decorated with the distinctive and playful furniture, accessories, and ceramics of MacKenzie-Childs.
Featuring an expansive porch, twin parlors, a library, and a private dining room—all with restored and working fireplaces, original architectural details, and uninterrupted lake views—Rowland House serves as the ideal escape from the frenetic pace of modernity. An executive boardroom, housed in the home’s original billiard room, offers a state-of-the-art location for meetings and small corporate retreats. Offering both respite and rejuvenation, Rowland House provides an entirely singular and stunning Finger Lakes experience.
Pleasant T. Rowland, an alumna of Wells College, noted educator, author of early childhood literacy programs, and founder of American Girl, commenced restoration of the property in 2013. Dotted with art and furnishings from her personal collection, Rowland House pays tribute to both Pleasant T. Rowland’s vision and philanthropic legacy.