Luxury on Cayuga Lake

Aurora, N.Y.Aurora Inn & E.B. Morgan House The Aurora Inn & E.B. Morgan House, both in Aurora, NY were honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award by AAA Western and Central New York at the New York Wine & Culinary Center on January 27, 2011.  The AAA Four Diamond Award is given only to the most elite lodging and dining in North America.  Tourism editors conduct unannounced evaluations of lodging and restaurants – scrutinizing such areas as cleanliness, ambiance, amenities and service.


Set on the shores of Cayuga Lake, in the historic village of Aurora in the Finger Lakes region, the Aurora Inn was built in 1833 and has been impeccably restored with understated elegance.  The historic hotel offers ten exquisite guest rooms and a stunning waterfront fine dining restaurant.


The E.B. Morgan House, an exclusive lakeside retreat located just north of the Aurora Inn was recently named one of the ‘world’s most romantic hotels’ by Travel & Leisure magazine!  Formerly the home of Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan, co-founder of the New York Times and American Express, a recent multi-million dollar renovation has restored the lakeside mansion to its former grandeur.


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Meg Vanek

Cayuga County Office of Tourism