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“a sophisticated but homey place to relax”
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E.B. Morgan House
Ranked #2 of 5 Aurora B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“a sophisticated but homey place to relax”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

This was our third time staying at the inn. Dale couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. The house is exquisite, beds and well designed bathrooms comfortable. The porch...well you have to spend time on it to truly understand how wonderful it is. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Aurora Inn a few minutes down the road. All in all, worth the splurge and will keep returning.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We chose to stay in the beautiful old mansion called the "E.B. Morgan House," which is part of Aurora Inn on the side of Cayuga Lake.  There are only seven rooms here with huge reception rooms, high ceilings, large bathrooms, fireplaces in all of the bedrooms and we had a four poster bed, from which one can see down over the lawn and out over the lake!  

Upon arrival we were offered a glass of wine - as one is each evening and then each morning after enjoying a wonderful pummeling in the high jet shower, you can just wander downstairs in your bath robe to get coffee and muffins (we'd been invited to, so rude not to somehow.)

This is one of the most comfortable and delightful non chain hotels I have ever stayed in and I would go back in a flash if we're ever in the area again.

Word to the wise however, don't let your wife go into the Mackenzie-Childs studio just on the outskirts of town unless you want to spend all of your holiday budget - amazing !!!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

My partner and I decided to extend our trip to New York for a family wedding and explore the finger lakes. We are wine lovers from california and have looked forward to a winery tour for some years. We booked 3 nights at the the EB Morgan house. What a wonderful choice we made. The lakes are beautiful, the wine first class. Let's face it, the wonderful lake swimming and dry rieslings would be perfect even if staying in a dirty hut. Wine lovers...go to the finger
lakes! Lake lovers...finger lakes await! Just don't too many find this place or it might become crowded. But I digress...EB Morgan and it's delightful, warm, tender loving care giver, inn keeper extraordinaire Lynda was a DREAM. Hospitality students should visit this property to learn how to do everything right. It's not the view or the fireflies dancing in the trees at night from the lovely back patio. It's not the tastefully decorated and impeccably restored historic property, or the crisp linens, or nightly turn down with foiled wrapped chocolates and a meaningful quote left on your perfectly fluffed pillow. It's not the lemon ricotta pancakes or the beautifully seared fois gras appetizer and yes that is a set up as we now have a ban on the delicacy in California. All of this and more is only really to be appreciated because it is framed by the kindness and warmth of Lynda who welcomed us as if it were her own home and we were old friends. Our visit to back in time Aurora and EB Morgan was truly unforgettable. We are counting the moments until we are watching another scorching sun set over Cayuga lake, with a glass of Riesling raised in thankfulness for a beautiful world.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

After dropping kids off at summer camp, my husband and I spent two nights at the E.B. Morgan House. We didn't want to leave! From the warm welcome by innkeeper Lynda, to the beautiful view of Lake Cayuga from the porch, to the lovely room-- it was all great. We also loved the 5pm wine, morning muffins and coffee. I enjoyed early morning and afternoon swims in the beautiful lake. The sister property Aurora Inn offers delicious dinners served on a deck overlooking the lake and complimentary breakfast. We hope to return!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Keyport, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2012

After reading all the reviews, my husband and I chose the E B Morgan House to spend our first anniversary. We just got home after spending 3 wonderful nights there and we couldn't have been more pleased!! The inn certainly lived up to all of the glowing reviews! Our innkeeper, Linda was wonderful, as well. She was extremely helpful and informative as to the various sites that we would like to see in the Finger Lakes area. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, loved the bed linens and the bathroom. All of the little touches is what made this inn extraordinary!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lindenhurst
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend at the E. B. Morgan House. I cannot say enough about our time there. The room we had was beautiful! Warm, inviting and comfortable. Our innkeeper, Dale, went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. The coffee and muffins in the early morning were a wonderful touch. Not to mention the wine and cheese in the late afternoon! The views of the lake were beautiful. I would highly recommend a visit to the E. B. Morgan House.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

I absolutely adore this Inn. The eclectic, decor is comfortably opulent. We especially appreciated the striking pieces of modern at every flit of the eye. The warm, attentive, charming Inkeepers, Dale (evening) and Cat (overnight and morning), were the icing on this very special confection. Separately, they each indulged our curiosity for quite some time with colorful stories and anecdotes about the Inn, it's sister businesses in town, and the town's history, as well as just engaging in easy conversation with us. When we crooned about the artwork, Dale brought us a list of each painting, it's location in the building, and pointed out some of the more notable pieces. Charming! Dale's personal respect and love for the property was apparent, as if he himself were the owner. Instead if keeping to our room like the other guests, we found ourselves playing scrabble at the table in the absolutely gorgeous dining room, by the fire. Sweet, accomodating Cat came to check on us, and we ended up keeping her up late with fun chit-chat. Our morning conversation with Cat was just as engaging.

We spent a night at the nearby Aurora Inn, EB Morgan House's sister property, earlier in the week. Our night there was also exceptional, but there is something extra special about the EB Morgan House. What impressed us about both properties is that the staff is great at making you feel welcome without overdoing it. We find it uncomfortable when the staff in upscale establishments fall all over us. It feels artificial. If you like to treat people like servants, you might not find the staff at the Aurora Inn to your liking - a few front desk associates come off as a bit chilly at first, but with a little friendly treatment, they are the warmest group of people you would ever hope to meet. When we encountered a group of them having dinner at Fargo across the street, they greeted us like we were locals and friends. Charming! I can't wait to visit sometime in the Summer.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about E.B. Morgan House

Property: E.B. Morgan House
Address: 431 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026
Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Aurora
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Aurora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1858, E.B. Morgan House 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. ... more   less 
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