The Inns of Aurora, a lakeside luxury boutique resort in the heart of the New York’s Finger Lakes, recently introduced the Zabriskie House to its collection of five properties. This stunning restored boutique inn is just one part of the resort’s growing collection of luxury accommodations, award-winning restaurants, demonstration kitchen and wellness center. The noteworthy design and incredible service of the resort is made complete with distinguished art and antiques that solidifies the Inns of Aurora as the premier luxury destination in the Finger Lakes.
Originally built in 1903, Zabriskie House features a double parlor with cozy fireplaces, a 14-person wood-paneled dining room available for private events, a coffee bar serving organic fair-trade coffee, an impressive three-story staircase, and the gracious hospitality provided by resident innkeepers for an all-encompassing luxury stay experience. It houses 11 guest rooms with many featuring private fireplaces and balconies. Indoor lounge spaces in the grand parlors and outdoor seating on the front porch offer unimpeded views of Cayuga Lake and provide relaxing areas to enjoy quiet mornings or peaceful evenings.
Closely following the well-received models of the resort’s other properties, Rowland House and E.B. Morgan House, the Zabriskie House innkeepers provide complimentary wine and cheese hour each afternoon and turndown service each evening. Guests of the property will be thrilled to find original art from founder Pleasant Rowland’s personal collection displayed throughout the inn, featuring notable artists such as Helen Frankenthaler.
The Inns of Aurora also includes four other boutique inns: the classic, federal-style Aurora Inn, Italianate limestone E.B. Morgan House, warm and contemporary Rowland House and the vibrantly-decorated Wallcourt Hall. The entire resort property is located in the tiny village of Aurora on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. With most of the village listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guests will be fascinated by a bike ride around the intimate village and touring the nearby wineries and breweries
Guests of all five boutique inns enjoy the numerous activities available throughout the entirety of the resort. At The Schoolhouse, guests can enjoy a restorative yoga class, meditation session, and body treatment or experience Serenity Sessions and Ayurveda consultations with the Director of Serenity, a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor. At Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen, culinary skills can be sharpened in one of the diverse classes, such as braising, cooking with cast iron, pantry planning and chocolate tasting. Award-winning cuisine is available at 1833 Kitchen & Bar, and laid-back meals are best enjoyed at Fargo Bar & Grill. Warm days can be spent kayaking and paddle boarding, while slower ones can be enjoyed by a fireplace with a book from the Lending Library.
With all of these luxury amenities, surrounded by the intrinsic beauty of the Finger Lakes, The Zabriskie House at the The Inns of Aurora offers a unique escape with impeccably personalized service… innsofaurora.com