Inside Voices


Meet Ben

Alex Schloop // 24 June 2015

My name is Benjamin Maywalt, and I am the new Assistant Dining Room Manager at the Inns of Aurora. I grew up on the east side of Owasco Lake, where…

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Growing up in Aurora

Alex Schloop // 17 June 2015

Childhood is a magical thing, especially during summertime when school’s out and there’s time to play. This is no exception in Aurora, where the lake is clear blue and the…

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A Rowland House Reunion

Alex Schloop // 9 June 2015

Last holiday season, our guest Brandy Williams-DeBottis gathered her family at Rowland House for a stress-free evening of fun, laughter, and great food. Brandy shares her experience below. The table…

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Linda’s Summer Activities

Alex Schloop // 3 June 2015

Our front desk clerk Linda has a chock-full schedule when summer comes around! We asked her to share some of her summertime activities in the Finger Lakes region–she shares some…

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The Magic of Turndown

Laura Coburn // 27 May 2015

Laura Coburn, marketing consultant for the Inns of Aurora, recently had the opportunity to shadow one of our star innkeepers, Dale. She shares her experience with us below. I grew…

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Rupert’s Table: More than just Dinner

Alex Schloop // 20 May 2015

Laura Coburn, a marketing consultant and all-around team player for the Inns of Aurora, recently joined Rupert, executive chef for Skillet & Embers Catering Co., for a magical evening…

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A Day in the Life: Chef Matt McGarry

admin // 20 April 2015

I have worked at the Inns of Aurora for going on nine years and although my daily duties ebb and flow with the seasons, a typical day for me begins…

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Celebrate the Smoochiness

admin // 28 March 2015

Our wonderful guest services associate, Rose, blogs about her special word for the Inns of Aurora… What can be said about the gorgeous Inns of Aurora that has not already…

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From Behind the Line: Jayden Blogs

admin // 21 March 2015

Last autumn, one of our Sous Chefs, Jayden, wrote a lovely reflection on the changes afoot at the Inns of Aurora. Now, two days into the spring season, it is…

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Wedding Cakes 101

admin // 14 March 2015

Our Pastry Chef, Megan, has been posting some awesome behind-the-scenes peeks from Dorie’s Bakery all week on their Facebook page! Be sure to check them out. But beware–you’re bound to…

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