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Rowland House

453 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: (315) 364-8888


Constructed on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake by Alonzo Morgan Zabriskie in 1903, Rowland House is encompassed by ancient trees, a historic Grecian temple, and a spectacular two-story boathouse.Rowland House offers ten chic guest rooms, each with a private marble bath, vibrant color schemes, original modern art, stunning views, and luxurious linens. Four guest rooms—along with a private lounge—comprise the entire third floor, decorated with the distinctive and playful furniture, accessories, and ceramics of MacKenzie-Childs.Featuring an expansive porch, twin parlors, a library, and a private dining room—all with restored and working fireplaces, original architectural details, and uninterrupted lake views—Rowland House serves as the ideal escape from the frenetic pace of modernity. An executive boardroom, housed in the home’s original billiard room, offers a state-of-the-art location for meetings and small corporate retreats. Offering both respite and rejuvenation, Rowland House provides an entirely singular and stunning Finger Lakes experience.Pleasant T. Rowland, an alumna of Wells College, noted educator, author of early childhood literacy programs, and founder of American Girl, commenced restoration of the property in 2013. Dotted with art and furnishings from her personal collection, Rowland House pays tribute to both Pleasant T. Rowland’s vision and philanthropic legacy.