The Athenaeum Hotel, established 1881

Throughout Chautauqua Institution’s summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua’s 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. The Chautauqua Institution gate pass, which is necessary for hotel guests, gives you access to most of the 35 other events that are offered each day.

During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events. A Chautauqua Institution gate pass is not needed during these months.

The Chautauqua Property Owners Association serves as a communication link between individuals who own residences on the grounds and the administrative officers and trustees of Chautauqua Institution. As such, it has primary responsibility to represent to the Institution the interests and needs of the owners.

A corollary of this purpose is a responsibility to convey to owners the concerns and needs of the Institution's officers and trustees.

CPOA holds meetings open to dues paying owners at which its business is transacted. An Executive Committee includes officers and area representatives residing in designated sections on the Institution grounds that represent their sections and provide a personal contact for owners to convey their concerns to the Executive Committee and to the Institution.