The Inns of Aurora Opens New Luxury Spa

The Inns of Aurora, a luxury lakeside boutique resort in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, officially opened the Spa at the Inns of Aurora, delivered by Rasa Spa. The 15,000-square-foot wellness center offers thoughtfully curated experiences designed to promote healing and harmony from within, with an extensive menu of treatments designed and delivered onsite by Rasa Spa, the region’s leader in holistic healthcare and healing therapies. Jetsetters looking for the ultimate vacation with more than enough spa treatments to create your very own spa and wellness getaway now have a new excuse to steal some time away at the Inns of Aurora.

Set on 350 acres of rolling farmland, the Spa sits in a trio of connected barns just above the historic Village of Aurora. With expansive views of Cayuga Lake, the Spa is surrounded by vistas filled with alfalfa and lavender fields, serene ponds, and scenic nature trails. Award winning global design firm Hart Howerton led the planning, architecture, and interior design of the Spa, honoring the site’s farming origins with a composition of agricultural structures that welcome guests with breathtaking views of the surrounding bucolic fields and Cayuga Lake. Inside, subtle farm-inspired architectural elements are juxtaposed against more than 50 pieces exceptional modern art hand-selected by Pleasant Rowland, founder of the Inns of Aurora, from her personal collection.

“While the other properties that make up the Inns of Aurora are historic restorations, the Spa is our first new build. It was critical that we maintained the integrity of the surrounding farmland without compromising the thoughtful, design-forward aesthetic we are known for,” said Sue Edinger, Chief Operating Officer at the Inns of Aurora. “Every space is designed to feel luxurious while maintaining a sense of comfort that will be appreciated by experienced visitors and first-time spa goers alike, creating a spa that is the only of its kind in the northeast.”

Notable design features include:

  • Ten treatment rooms, four enhanced with fireplaces; relaxing spaces for both individual and couples’ sessions
  • Four outdoor co-ed hydrotherapy circuit spa pools; co-ed indoor hot spa pool and cold plunge
  • Single-gender indoor saunas, steam rooms, and changing areas as well as a 20-person gender-neutral outdoor sauna pavilion and gender-neutral changing area Indoor/outdoor tranquility lounge that complements quiet contemplation with expansive views to the Lake
  • Eight fireplaces and an outdoor firepit with comfortable heated seating options to rest and relax
  • Salon and manicure/pedicure room providing services for both individuals and wedding party groups
  • A retail boutique featuring crafts made by local artisans as well as products used in treatments at the Spa
  • Spa café with complimentary seasonally-inspired food & beverage offerings as well as espresso, local kombucha, beer, and wine on-tap for additional purchase; located in the center of the Spa and complemented by an outdoor courtyard with heated floors and benches surrounding a warming firepit
  • Multipurpose room providing a private area for group gatherings, such as bachelor/bachelorette parties and executive retreats
  • Nature trails surround the Spa, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the outdoors before and/or after their treatments

The Spa is also registered to pursue its WELL Certification, the premier standard for advancing human health and wellbeing in buildings globally, with a focus on how buildings and communities can improve comfort, drive better choices, and enhance overall health and wellness. The Spa’s innovative design includes geothermal heating and cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, which are energy efficient and provide enhanced indoor air quality; lighting and shade control systems that reduce the need for climate control; acoustic design to provide noise separation throughout the interior; and a mindfully curated selection of food and beverage offerings that enhance the wellness experience.

The Spa’s Ayurveda-inspired treatment menu was designed by Rasa Spa and is committed to the individual experience, providing long-lasting benefits to mind, spirit, and body and placing emphasis on individual healing through practices that help guests live harmoniously through every season of their lives. These treatments can be enjoyed as single experiences or as part of a broader wellness visit, and these will change seasonally.

📷 PC: The Inns of Aurora

Standout treatments include:

  • Body treatments, from the Red Flower Hammam Ritual to the Ananda, as well as massage therapy designed to improve circulation, dispel trapped toxins, relieve muscle pain, and increase vitality
  • Energy work designed to support the body’s own self-healing ability through restorative and balancing treatments, like wholeness healing and reiki, heal stress, pain, and tension
  • Skincare treatments including oxygen treatments, hydrating facials, and microdermabrasion
  • Packages that are specifically curated to meet each guest at different life stages, different milestones, and different seasons
  • Multi-day retreats with each day featuring a progression of treatments that amplify and offer a transformative wellness journey

Rachel Hogancamp founded Rasa Spa in 2006 and has been working with the Inns of Aurora for over a decade. “We have a deep respect for natural healing that begins from within,” said Hogancamp. “The Spa menu is intentionally designed to support every guest on their personal wellness journey, with each treatment beginning and ending with a recommended hydrotherapy circuit to maximize the experience.”

The Spa is the newest building to join the distinctive Inns of Aurora collection, which includes five uniquely designed boutique inns, 1833 Kitchen & Bar, the Fargo Bar & Grill, the Village Market, Aurora Cooks! Demonstration Kitchen, Schoolhouse activities center, and Taylor House Conference Center, opening September 2021 as the final capstone to the collection. The Spa enhances the Inns of Aurora’s established wellness offerings—including private yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda consultations—led by the property’s Director of Serenity, Laura Coburn.

“Our wellness philosophy has always been deeply inspired by Ayurveda, with an emphasis on meeting people with exactly where they are in life,” said Coburn. “Opening the Spa allows us to offer guests an even more personal wellness experience. It begins with an understanding of what makes them unique and, from there, orchestrating a carefully curated holistic plan that helps integrate healing into their lives, and remains long after they depart the property.”

📷 PC: The Inns of Aurora

Sign Up To Our Email Newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form