Inn to open at historic Auburn home

When Victoria VonRandall was a little girl, she made herself a promise.

It was her grandparents’ 50th anniversary, and Victoria and her family were visiting the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. The museum — a historic mansion built in the early 1900s — was filled with dozens of Christmas trees at the time, and it was there that Victoria had an idea.

“I wasn’t like other kids — I was always thinking way too big,” she said, smiling. “And that one day, I said, ‘Someday I’m going to own a mansion and I’m going to have trees in every single room.’”