My fiance and I stayed at the E.B. Morgan house for my birthday, in November. The inn is set on a beautiful lake in upstate NY. We stayed in room # 7, which was towards the back of the house overlooking the lake, and featured a comfy king sized bed and a large walk in shower. The privacy that this room offered was great. We rarely saw another guest. The room was cleaned daily, and the care taker was very nice.
The grounds of the inn are also very beautiful. You can catch an amazing sunset from the back patio. But after then sun goes down, you have to make your way inside because the inn doesn't have any outdoor lighting at all. We found this to be disappointing as the weather was unseasonably warm while we were there, and we would have like to take advantage of the beautiful nights on the lake.
We originally found the E.B.Morgan house through a Groupon deal, and drove up from the city. We didn't do much research about the town of Aurora before going, and were quite surprised to find it so small. Surrounded by farmland there isn't much around for miles in any direction. The town has a small corner store, where you can get the essentials, and some baked goods. It has the Aurora Inn Restaurant, and then there is Fargo, the bar across the street. These are your primary (if not only) options for food while staying at the E.B. Morgan house, unless you want to drive to the next large town. Not really a problem, but it was limited. We also didn't find a gas station in the town. But if you're looking for a relaxing place to get away from everything, it's the place to go.
Another plus was that there were lots of wineries in the area. We didn't get a chance to visit them while we were there, but if we go back, we hope to.
Overall the E.B. Morgan House was great. If you go to the Aurora Inn for breakfast, make sure to try the french toast, it's amazing.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- e.b. Morgan House Hotel Aurora