The Experience of Aurora
The blog-front has been a little too quiet here, lately, but fortunately that means good things for the programming, events, and all of the activity and energy at the Inns of Aurora. The past month or so has been especially busy, and sometimes (thanks to the weather!) it feels as though summer is coming early this year! However, that’s the way we like it. Between last weekend’s two events, The Ithaca Beer Lunch, and our annual Easter Brunch Buffet, the Inns have all been bustling. Next weekend, we have the Heart and Hands Wine Dinner, with a whole slew of events following it in May.
Despite having a busier-than-usual winter season, the spring often brings with it a feeling of the village coming back to life, both literally, with trees and flowers blooming, and metaphorically. It’s hard to pick a most beautiful time of year in such a naturally beautiful location, but with the advent of greenery & warm sunshine, spring may just take the cake. (Speaking of cakes, you should see some of the ones Trina prepares for the weddings hosted here. Can you say confectionary delight?)
Most of all, we’re all so happy to be busy because it means we’re able to share this place, and experience, with even more people
than before. In a recent meeting, I jotted down the note, “the experience of Aurora is our gift to give,” a paraphrase of something our General Manager, Sue Edinger, had said. And, she was absolutely correct. More important than the luxurious surroundings of the Inn or the delectable food of the Dining Room is the entire experience of spending time here, on the lake. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that, working or living here day after day. But, the best — and easiest — way to remember is by sneaking a peak at the looks on the faces of our guests as they experience it for the first time. That’s the gift we receive in return for giving Aurora.