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E.B. Morgan House on the shore of Cayuga Lake

E.B. Morgan House, Inns of Aurora
431 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

The Inns of Aurora
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Steeped in History, Restored to Luxury

The Inns of Aurora offer three distinctive properties, each with its own character. The Federal-style Aurora Inn is a refined country inn, featuring graceful white-columned balconies and lakeside dining. The Italianate stone E.B. Morgan House is a smaller property with stunning common spaces, broad lakeside porches and rolling lawns, and an innkeeper who’ll see to your every need. The Rowland House offers vibrantly-decorated rooms, pristine lake views, and whimsical touches of MacKenzie-Childs. Each property is sumptuously appointed with handsome antiques, complemented by an exceptional collection of art. They boast Frette linens, high-speed internet access, luxurious baths, and are just steps from the fine dining at the Aurora Inn.

Whether you visit us for a wedding or to learn a bit about organic farming, for a recreational cooking class or to enjoy an anniversary dinner, you’ll feel the genuine sense of fun and kinship underlying all we do. You’ll also witness our uniquely lived history, our profound ecological connection, and our lasting relationships with our guests. We invite you to be a part of it.

E.B. Morgan House

Henry Wells’ good friend and generous financial backer was the wealthy and prominent Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan. His residence, built in 1858, is now one of the Inns of Aurora. E.B. Morgan House features elegant appointments within the dramatic beauty of this historic stone mansion.

It offers seven large, sunny guestrooms, many with working fireplaces, an exceptional collection of modern art, and an innkeeper who sees to every need. Guests are invited to enjoy E.B. Morgan House as they would a private home with the comforts of its library, parlor, dining room, and generous porches overlooking the lake and rolling lawns.

Amenities for the guests at the Inns of Aurora

  •         Private marble bathrooms
  •         Flat-panel televisions and Bose radio/CD player
  •         High speed internet access
  •         Frette linens and down pillows
  •         Spa-quality William Roam bath products
  •         Plush terrycloth robes
  •         Books, movies, lawn games, and board games
  •         Gas burning fireplaces
  •         Complementary morning coffee and muffins

Additionally, guests of all properties have access to the following amenities at the Aurora Inn:

  •         Lakeside fire pit & Adirondack chairs
  •         Kayaks, canoes, and bicycles
  •         Private boating and swimming dock
  •         Use of Wells College’s Schwartz Athletic Center


New York’s Finger Lakes region boasts a wealth of natural and man-made beauties. Start by exploring the village of Aurora, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spend an afternoon at MacKenzie-Childs, where world renowned tableware and home furnishings are made. Head out for the wine or hiking trails, visit nearby landmarks of important 19th century social movements like Abolition and Women’s Rights, historic sites live easily in the midst of contemporary life, where a relaxed and affable manner persists. Embraced by rolling farmlands, the tables of the region flaunt cuisine steeped in farm-to-table freshness and a burgeoning viticulture earning ever-wider acclaim.


E.B. Morgan House is best enjoyed in the company of other adults. For this reason, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 14. Neither smoking nor pets are allowed on the property.

Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 9
Built in: 1858
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Italianate
Location Type: Waterfront

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