Athenaeum Hotel

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Chautauqua Institution operates the 152-room Athenaeum Hotel situated on Chautauqua Lake, available for short- and long-term stays.

The Athenaeum is a favorite for first-time Chautauquans. You can purchase your gate and parking passes along with your hotel stay and also dine at the in-house Heirloom Restaurant.

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Group Tours & Road Scholar

Weddings & Conferences

Heirloom Restaurant

Private Accommodations

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All accommodations within the Institution’s grounds are privately owned except for the Athenaeum Hotel and Bellinger Hall dormitory.

There are six classes of places to stay: single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, hotels and inns, historic inns and rooms, and denominational houses.

Chautauqua on a Budget

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Chautauqua on a Budget is a weeklong dormitory accommodation special that is only available during Week Eight and Week Nine of the Chautauqua season. Rates include lodging, breakfast, dinner and a Chautauqua Institution gate pass. Reservations are limited and are accepted on a first-come basis. 

2021 information coming soon.

Please call 716.357.6262 or email for more information.

Chautauqua Travels

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Chautauqua Travels is a one-of-a-kind group travel program offering unmatched curated experiences in the U.S. and abroad. We leverage Chautauqua’s distinctive mix of interdisciplinary and intergenerational explorations of the best in human values and the enrichment of life with an untiring commitment to civil dialogue.

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