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Wallcourt Hall

Built in 1909, Restored in 2014

Formerly a dormitory for a well-respected preparatory school and later for Wells College, this boutique Finger Lakes hotel now welcomes you with striking modern style. Its 17 guest rooms feature designer details, custom furniture, Italian fabrics, and exceptional modern art.

Wallcourt Hall is best enjoyed in the company of other adults. Please note that we do not accommodate children under the age of 12.

Included in Your Stay

  • Concierge support
  • Lawn with firepit
  • Parlors with fireplaces & games
  • Access to the activities calendar
  • 24-hour parking
  • Glass of wine each afternoon
  • Coffee & homemade granola bars
  • Access to the fitness center

The Spa

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

History of Wallcourt Hall

Built in 1909 as a dormitory for Miss Goldsmith’s School for Girls, a well-respected preparatory school located in Taylor House, Wallcourt Hall was named for the brick-walled vineyard that originally stood in its place.

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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Archery

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.

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Bicycles

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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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.

Activities Overview
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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Waterfront

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

Delightful Place in a Dreamy Village

Aurora, New York is like a town from a beautiful dream. Wallcourt Hall is a delightful place to stay. This historic building has been beautifully updated for modern comforts, while retaining enough of the original beauty of the architecture and craftsmanship to feel special. Our guest room was very comfortable. The in-room mini refrigerator was just right for holding drinks and leftovers. The common spaces in the hotel, especially the sofas around the fireplace are cozy and welcoming. The staff and concierge went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

Jenn R.

Excellent Inn

We spent two nights here on a trip through upstate NY. It is an amazing inn and property located in a picture-perfect small upstate town. Located right in town so everything is walkable. Wallcourt was very modern in appearance and style. The rooms were large very clean and well kept. Perhaps one of the nicest inns we have ever stay at. Well-trained and professional staff were very helpful. Jasmine at the front desk was especially pleasant and Dale was also very helpful. We would definitely stay again.

Bruce N.

Amazing stay!

We recently stayed at the Wallcourt Hall for two nights. It is a beautiful hotel and we enjoyed our stay. The concierge was very friendly and informative. This hotel is part of the Inns of Aurora, so we had access to the beach on Cayuga Lake (which is just across the street). The weather was perfect for using the paddleboards and kayaks. We had an amazing dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar which is located in the Aurora Inn. Looking forward to a return trip in the future!

Nan R.

Lovely!

Margie was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed. The room was fabulous—clean and comfortable. Bedding was luxe and pillows were comfy. The common space was very nice, and if it was bad weather or winter, we would have enjoyed the living room and fireplace, but considering the time of year, we enjoyed all the lake had to offer. Everyone was extremely warm, friendly, and helpful. We visited several of the local wineries and drove the 45 minutes to nearby hiking trails. Aurora is a quaint town. If you’re hoping for late nights and lots of action, look elsewhere. If you want to slow down, unplug, and enjoy nature, this is the place!

Cindy N.