Built by Colonel E. B. Morgan, a co-founder of The New York Times, and located in the pretty and peaceful town of Aurora on the shore of Cayuga Lake, the Aurora Inn first opened in 1833 as a resting stop for travelers on the nearby Erie Canal. In 2003, the handsome, classically proportioned property was renovated by Pleasant Rowland, the founder of the American Girl brand. Today, five properties comprise the Inns of Aurora, with the Aurora Inn itself being the social center and site of the main restaurant, 1833 Kitchen & Bar. There, chef Eric Lamphere offers a menu of refined New American cuisine, backed by a list of local wines, in a lovely dining room that extends onto a terrace overlooking the lake. The property’s 10 spacious and exceptionally comfortable rooms are traditionally furnished and come with modern marble baths. Atmospheric public areas and consistently delightful staff add to the pleasures of a stay. In spring 2021, the Inns of Aurora will be augmented by a lavish new spa. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted at the property.
Room (No. 10), $610; Premier Suite (No. 7), $650.
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.