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Zabriskie House

Built in 1904, Restored in 2019

Located in the heart of Aurora, Zabriskie House’s broad, columned front porch overlooks picturesque Main Street and one of Aurora’s grand Gingko trees.

Featuring twelve guest rooms, a double parlor with cozy fireplaces, a wood-paneled dining room for private events, a stunning three-story grand staircase, and a remarkable collection of original contemporary art, Zabriskie House serves an ideal gathering spot on warm summer evenings and crisp autumn nights.

Zabriskie 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.

Included in Your Stay

  • Concierge support
  • Fire pit & s'mores
  • Parlors with fireplaces & games
  • Access to the activities calendar
  • Coffee & homemade granola bars
  • Access to the fitness center
  • Glass of wine each afternoon
  • Nightly turndown service

Private Residence Rentals

With the rental of all 11 guest rooms at Zabriskie 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 Zabriskie House

This stately home was built for E.B. Morgan’s grandson, Robert Morgan Zabriskie, in 1904. After pursuing an education at Princeton, Robert returned to Aurora with his wife, where he soon became president of Wells College and dedicated decades of service to Aurora.

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.

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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Guest Arrivals

Beginning April 1, 2024, all Inns of Aurora guests will be welcomed to check in at a 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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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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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

A Great Stay

My family stayed at the Inns of Aurora for the weekend. The weather was awful, but it honestly didn’t matter. Zabriskie House is beautifully renovated and immaculate. The grounds are incredibly maintained. Because of the rain, we spent a lot of time sitting and reading on the rocking chairs in the front porch. It was so relaxing. Really good coffee in the morning, wine and cheese in the late afternoon, and s’mores around the fire pit at night—the latter being an opportunity to meet some of the house’s other guests. A special hat tip to Caleb the concierge, an exceptionally nice person who could not be more welcoming or accommodating. We are all looking forward to our next stay.

Mark R .

One of the best!

One of the most amazing places that I’ve been to! This place is just magical. It is very well maintained and the location is perfect. We stayed in Zabriskie House and our concierge, Anna, was so sweet and helpful. They offer a happy hour everyday between 5:00 and 6:00 when you can enjoy a free glass of wine with cheese & crackers by the fireplace inside or by the firepit outside. Everything was just perfect our room and the common spaces were extremely clean. It was so peaceful.

Hazal C.

A Quiet, Fun Experience

The most relaxing destination in a lovely quaint village setting. We stayed in Zabriskie House. Everything, from the décor to the yummy breakfast bars to the lakefront, was superb. Innkeeper Gerri made our stay even better with her attention to detail. We will definitely be back!

Meredith L.

Best Getaway We Have Had

We stayed at the Zabriskie House and it was absolutely gorgeous. We will 100% be back. So peaceful. 36 hours rejuvenated us like a week-long vacation. The town is quaint and calm yet offers amenities one might expect from a larger resort. The service and friendliness was exceptional!

Alyson M.