Behind the scenes at the Inns of Aurora

Pleasant T. Rowland

A Message to American Girls

Alex Schloop // 11 November 2016

Many of you know that the Inns of Aurora was the visionary idea of Pleasant Rowland, inspired by her love of this tiny historic village where she went to Wells

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A dish from the Inn's 2013 Spanish Tapas Dinner.

Sharing and Pairing — the Delight of Tapas

Laura Coburn // 7 October 2016

I recently captured some time with the frenetic Patrick Higgins, Executive Chef of the Inns of Aurora. Chef Patrick rarely sits still, so I was grateful he was willing to…

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Treasure Hunting — A Reflection from Rose

Charles Wideska // 10 August 2016

As a nature loving innkeeper with additional strong tendencies towards treasure hunting, I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be working for the Inns of Aurora on Cayuga Lake. On any given…

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Fabulous Fall in the Finger Lakes

Charles Wideska // 3 August 2016

The Finger Lakes region bursts with color as sweet summertime fades into the crisp, fall season. Cayuga Lake transforms into the quintessential location for fall activities – with private wine

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Dining During the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale

Alex Schloop // 20 July 2016

Visiting Aurora this weekend for the 2016 MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale? There’s no better spot for some R&R than in the heart of the village, whether it’s for an early…

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E.B. Morgan House

Five Reasons to Love E.B. Morgan House

Alex Schloop // 14 July 2016

Built with thick walls of limestone in 1858, E.B. Morgan House offers seven cool, tranquil guestrooms for rest and sunny lawns and shady porches for a leisurely afternoon. Here are…

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A Day at the James Beard House

Alex Schloop // 5 June 2016

Dear friends of the Finger Lakes, Each year, a select few chefs are invited to cook at the iconic James Beard House in New York City, an exceptional recognition…

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Sweet, Sweet Summertime

Alex Schloop // 19 April 2016

Five easy ways to welcome summer in Aurora this Memorial Day Weekend. While every season in Aurora is charming (according to Frommer’s, Aurora could “be a movie set”), summer…

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A Calming New Year Playlist

Laura Coburn // 30 December 2015

Curated by Laura Coburn, Director of Serenity at the Inns of Aurora, this playlist is guaranteed to help start your year with a clear mind and relaxed spirit. Start the…

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This Special Place — A Note from Pleasant

Pleasant Rowland // 18 November 2015

An alumna of Wells College, Pleasant T. Rowland is a noted philanthropist, educator, author of early childhood literacy programs, and founder of American Girl. She has restored a…

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