Explore AuroraLocated on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, Aurora is home to Wells College, the Aurora Inn, and many fine restaurants and shops. For questions about the area, contact us: 315-364-7123.
The Aurora Inn
391 Main Street
The historic Aurora Inn offers 10 exquisite guest rooms and a stunning restaurant with waterfront veranda dining open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A beautiful banquet room, stone terrace, and lawn and gardens that roll gently down to the water's edge create a perfect setting for weddings, receptions, private parties, and meetings. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
E.B. Morgan House
431 Main Street
Formerly the home of Colonel Edwin Barber Morgan, co-founder of the New York Times and American Express, the E.B. Morgan House offers seven stylish guest rooms, exquisite living spaces, gracious porches that overlook the lake and lawns, and an exceptional collection of original modern art. Perfect for private retreats—from small weddings with cherished friends to executive retreats, holidays, family reunions, and dinner parties, the E.B. Morgan House is open year-round. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Fargo Bar & Grill
384 Main Street
Casual food and atmosphere are the calling card of this historic restaurant and tavern, which is located directly across the street from the Aurora Inn. With food made fresh daily from scratch and desserts prepared by the Aurora Inn’s pastry chef, the Fargo is no ordinary bar and grill. Open year-round for lunch and dinner. 315-364-8006
Dorie's Bakehouse and Café
283 Main Street
Dorie’s Bakehouse and Café offers a variety of fresh breads, pastries, cookies, and desserts prepared by the Aurora Inn’s pastry chef—but that’s just the beginning. Dorie’s also serves homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, and specialty coffees. A short walk from the Aurora Inn, Dorie’s has a shady deck that overlooks the lake. 315-364-8818
385 Main Street
Immediately adjacent to the Aurora Inn, this quaint market offers visitors a selection of local and homemade products. Try their delectable pastries, homemade soups, “Market Meals,” and more—all prepared fresh daily by the talented Aurora Inn chefs. Featuring Gimme! Coffee from nearby Ithaca, fresh produce from Long Point Orchard, and seasonal specialties from Grisamore Farms (just down the road in Locke). Stop in and see what new surprises are in store! 315-364-8803
2051 State Rte. 90
Pumpkin Hill Bistro, located two miles south of the village of Aurora, is a charming 19th-century farmhouse nestled in a picturesque setting, serving moderately priced comfort food with a twist. Call ahead for available seating. Check out our country gift shop, full of one-of-a-kind treasures! Visit our website at www.pumpkinhillbistro.com.
Jane Morgan’s Little House Ltd.
378 Main Street
Since outgrowing the original house, it is now located in a restored pre-1800s house near the Aurora Inn and the Fargo Grill. Your favorite outfit is waiting. Find a unique and eclectic collection of sportswear, special-occasion ensembles, and accessories to create an unforgettable you. Go to janemorganslittlehouse.com or call 315-364-7715.
Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet
381 Main Street
Discover one of the smallest award-winning wineries in the Finger Lakes. This little shop is packed full of goodness—a premium selection of Finger Lakes wines, alongside artisanal foods and gifts from around the state. Look for us lakeside in the heart of the village. A culinary shopping experience for the senses! www.betthefarmny.com 315-294-5643
King Ferry Winery
Long Point Winery
The Finger Lakes region of New York State is known for its wineries, but there is also lots of history, professional theatre, and great dining all around us. For more places to stay, things to see, and things to do while you are in our area, please visit www.tourcayuga.com.
A small liberal arts college, established in 1868 by Henry Wells, who also founded the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. The scenic 300-acre campus in the village of Aurora overlooks Cayuga Lake.