On the banks of Cayuga Lake, you’ll find a luxurious escape – The Inns of Aurora. This lakeside retreat offers four distinctive properties, all steeped in colorful history and recently restored to its elegant past. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the four properties each have their own character – the Federal Style Aurora Inn, Italianate limestone E.B. Morgan House, vibrantly-decorated Rowland House and eclectic Wallcourt Hall.
Personal touches can be seen throughout each property, including a nightly turndown service and resident innkeepers who prepare a wine and cheese reception each afternoon. In the evening, you can dine on award-winning cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Patrick Higgins at the Aurora Inn Dining Room or choose a more laid-back meal at Fargo Bar & Grill.
Many of the intimate guestrooms feature fireplaces and balconies overlooking Cayuga Lake, making for a picturesque setting. Each day begins with organic, fair-trade coffee and freshly baked scones, either delivered to your room or enjoyed in one of the cozy common areas. After a day on the wine trails, you can head back to The Inns of Aurora for some lakeside fun – kayaking, canoeing, swimming or a private boat ride. If you prefer a more low-key way to end the day, pull an Adirondack chair up to one of the lakeside fire pits to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in a panoramic sunset.
Nearby Wineries Not to Miss
Bet the Farm Winery
Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery
Nearest Wine Trail
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail