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E.B. Morgan House

Built in 1858, Restored in 2005

Once the private residence of Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan, E.B. Morgan House combines modern luxury with the unique beauty of an historic stone mansion. With stylish guest rooms, marble baths, gracious porches, a collection of original modern art, and shared access to the library, parlor, dining room, and pantry, this lakefront hotel invites you to make yourself at home.

E.B. Morgan House is best enjoyed in the company of other adults. Please note that we do not accommodate children under the age of 12 without a private residence rental.

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Private Residence Rentals

With the rental of all eight guest rooms at E.B. Morgan House, you may hold private dinners and events at the home. View our private rental packages to learn more and contact us for pricing and availability.

History of E.B. Morgan House

Colonel E. B. Morgan was a native of Aurora, US Congressman, and co-founder of The New York Times and American Express. While residing in his beloved property, E.B. Morgan took up many successful business and philanthropic ventures, including investing in Wells College by establishing its endowment.

Explore Aurora

Under one square mile, Aurora is an easily-walkable village.

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1833 Kitchen & Bar

Inside the Aurora Inn, 1833 Kitchen & Bar offers creative, locally-sourced breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in its cozy dining room and on its expansive lakeside veranda.

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Join our experienced guides and learn the basics of archery using a traditional recurve bow.

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Aurora Cooks!

From tasting experiences and show-stopping dinners, each session at Aurora Cooks! will inspire your creativity, expand your culinary knowledge, and create memories with your loved ones.

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Aurora Inn

Aurora Inn

Positioned in the heart of the village on the shores of Cayuga Lake, the Aurora Inn and its ten guest rooms are the flagship centerpiece of the Inns of Aurora.


Whether you’re taking a casual ride down Main Street or cycling through the scenic country roads that surround Aurora, our fleet of bicycles is sure to help you get out and explore!

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E.B. Morgan House

This dramatic yet intimate lakefront mansion combines cheerful décor with historic grandeur in its seven guest rooms.

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Fargo Bar & Grill

Creative pub fare and local brews are the calling card of the Fargo Bar & Grill. Enjoy a flight of local craft beer, relax on the shady patio, or stop by for a round of pool or darts.

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Guest Arrivals

All Inns of Aurora guests are welcomed to check in at our centralized welcome cottage, Guest Arrivals.

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Lakeside Tent

Our Lakeside Tent is a dynamic space for gatherings of up to 200 guests in the warmer months of the year. Enjoy lake views and a relaxed yet refined Finger Lakes atmosphere.

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Nature Trail

Our 3.5-mile nature trail provides a compelling way to experience the landscape surrounding Aurora, whether you journey out on your own or sign up for a guided hike with our outdoorsmen.

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Orchard Cottage

Tucked along Aurora’s quiet back lane, Orchard Cottage retains the charm of its 1850s character while thoroughly modernized as a restorative, private retreat.

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Rowland House

Spacious lakefront lawns meet refined worldly style in the expansive, relaxed Rowland House and its ten chic guest rooms.

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Business meeting in progress in the Rowland House Boardroom.

Rowland House Boardroom

With a private residence rental of Rowland House, enjoy the use of the home’s executive boardroom for strategy sessions for up to 15 guests.

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The Spa Café

The café is open exclusively to Spa guests and is the ideal spot to nourish your body throughout your visit. Our complimentary grazing table provides salads, soup, and light fare.

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Front view of the Taylor House building.

Taylor House

Situated in the heart of Aurora,Taylor House was built in 1838 as a grand lakeside estate. Today, it has been meticulously restored and reimagined as sophisticated event and meeting center.

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The Loft

With historic hand-hewn beams, exposed brick walls, and natural light from windows on three walls, the Loft is an inspired destination for gatherings of up to 50 guests.

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The Schoolhouse

The hub of activities in Aurora, the Schoolhouse is the home to the Fitness Center, the Loft, and Basecamp Adventure Center.

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Grand white house on hill with picturesque aerial view of pond.

The Spa

Situated on the crest of the hill above Aurora with stunning views of Cayuga Lake, our farm-inspired Finger Lakes spa campus promotes healing and harmony in your body and mind.

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Front store view of purple building of The Village Market.

Village Market

In the heart of Aurora, the Village Market offers a selection of gifts, freshly brewed coffee, pastries and desserts, and craft beer. This quaint market also features take-home meals and snacks.

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Exterior of Wallcourt Hall

Wallcourt Hall

This boutique hotel offers bold design and vibrant art throughout its 17 comfortable guest rooms.

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Behind the Aurora Inn, you’ll find our guests-only waterfront access. Launch a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, walk into Cayuga Lake from our sandy shore, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

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Zabriskie House

Serene hues and contemporary details transform this stately home and its ten guest rooms into a refreshing retreat.

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Our Guests Say it Best

This place is spectacular!

What an amazing experience at the E.B. Morgan House. You will be treated like royalty. Our accommodations were beautiful and elegant. Our innkeeper Maddie was amazing. She delivered us amazing wine each evening and a campfire by the lake with s’mores. The village is beautiful and the restaurants delicious. This place is a must visit!

Crystal P.

Birthday Celebration for My Fiancée

Unbelievable experience. The E.B. Morgan House is a home you wish you owned. The décor in each room was amazing. The grounds were kept up well. The concierge Carolyn was another highlight of our trip. Definitely coming back next year.

Harrison S.

Perfect Getaway

This was my husband and mine’s third stay at the Inns of Aurora. We previously stayed at Wallcourt the past two years and chose E.BMorgan House this year. The property, the service, the amenities, everything is just perfect. Renee, our concierge, was there all four days of our stay and was such a joy to chat with. She always had wine and cheese ready for us each evening and was available whenever we needed anything. Our stay felt like a home away from home due to her hospitality. Over the course of our stay, we took advantage of bike riding, kayaking, the fire-pit, and brunch/dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar. We can’t wait to return for what’s become an annual trip and stay at the Inns of Aurora.

Brit N.

Stunning in Every Way

We arrived late afternoon on a beautiful day and were knocked out by the first impressions. Our concierge Maddy was the ideal hostess and, after a totally painless registration, made us feel as though we had arrived at a magnificent family residence—which we had. Stunning décor throughout and a truly delightful room (seven). The designers are inspired and the staff obviously very highly trained with nothing out of place or in need of maintenance. Our drinks on the veranda overlooking the lake were just perfect. Our only disappointment was that we were only there for one night!

John C.