Summer Hideaways

Blog, Finger Lakes, The Inns // Alex Schloop // 20 April 2017

Summer in Aurora brings long, sunshine-filled days perfect for getting out on the water, tasting wine from nearby vineyards, and driving around the lake with the windows down. Yet sometimes — especially in the heyday of summer — our favorite thing to do is to turn off our phones, pick up that book we’ve been meaning to read, and find a quiet spot to relax. From a leisurely afternoon in the shade or an al fresco meal on the veranda, here are just a few of our favorite places to soak in the quiet beauty of summer in the Finger Lakes.

Rowland House Porch

1. Rowland House’s Porch

Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora has spectacular mornings filled with sunshine and songbirds. Pour a fresh cup of coffee and head to the eastern porch at Rowland House for a calm start to the day.

Rowland House Lawn

2. Rowland House’s Lawn & Boathouse

Whether you’re soaking in the sun on the deck of the boathouse or cooling off in the shade of an ancient tree, forget about the rest of the world with a quiet afternoon at Rowland House.

E.B. Morgan House Hammock

3. E.B. Morgan House’s Hammock

Need a break from the summer sun? Grab a book or magazine from the home’s library and make for this shady, quiet spot just north of E.B. Morgan House. It’s the perfect place for a short nap.


4. The Aurora Inn Dining Room’s Veranda

After a busy day exploring nearby waterfalls or a leisurely day along the wine trail, head to the Aurora Inn’s lakefront veranda for a crisp glass of local wine and a stunning sunset.

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