This is the place
with something for everyone.
Discover the culture.
Plan your 2021 stay.
A summer retreat for the mind, body and soul unlike any other, Chautauqua Institution is a unique lakeside destination mixing small-town charm with big-city culture — not to mention the most beautiful 36 holes of golf in the area. For an unforgettable experience that truly has something for everyone, plan your perfect visit today.
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Attend lectures about the critical issues of our time, considering ways in which we have been tested and have responded, and how we move forward.
Arts & Entertainment
Attend inspiring, educating, entertaining and engaging concerts and theater and opera productions.
While you're here you can rent a kayak, canoe, sailboat or bike, fish, golf, visit the Tennis Center, and so much more!
Youth & Family Activities
Your child(ren) will enjoy the safest summer camp experience, engaging classes and delightful family entertainment, including The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular!
Chautauqua Visual Arts
Discover a wide range of art from all around the country at the CVA Galleries.
Dining & Shopping
Find restaurants and unique stores to enhance your Chautauqua experience.
Plan Your 2021 Stay
Find accommodations, passes and everything else you need to craft a safe and memorable stay.
Far more than a
room with a view
With amenities like fine-dining, quaint shops and charming gardens, many options are available for the over 100,000 annual visitors to Chautauqua Institution. With on-grounds accommodations ranging from hotels, inns, guest houses, single- and multi-family homes, condominiums and apartments, guests are able to choose a unique experience that suits them.
"We had a fantastic stay here. Was looking for a place to take my husband for his birthday. This hotel was amazing. We had a gorgeous corner room, very clean with a completely updated beautiful bathroom. Package included dinner and Sunday brunch at the hotel restaurant. Food was wonderful. The outdoor area was amazing with rocking chairs overlooking the lake. Wonderful weekend destination if you want some R&R!s"
- Karen, Online Reviewer
Private Accommodations - Apartments/Condos
“Members of our family decided to meet at Chautauqua. It was a very educational and enjoyable week. We stayed in a wonderful condo on the grounds and enjoyed the lectures, musical performances at night and just the ambiance of being in a walkable, safe community. Enjoyed seeing the children enjoy their experience and plan to return again very soon."
- Dana, Online Reviewer
Private Accommodations - Studio/Efficiency
“Nothing to dislike here. If you're looking for a quiet beautiful place to spend a few days or weeks, look no further. We stayed in the town homes that have everything you need."
- Scotty, Online Reviewer
Private Accommodations - Hotel/Inn
“Outstandingly beautiful. Unique in every way. We enjoyed every minute. Perfect weather. Maple Inn was everything we could possibly want."
- NY Resident, Online Reviewer
Private Accommodations - Denominational House
“The denominational houses with shared kitchens do make it affordable. There is an "aliveness" there that does remind even us old folks of the vibes of college. Just walking the grounds is a pleasure."
- Finsandra, Online Reviewer
Private Accommodations - Historic Inn/Guest House
“The Ashland House is a charming place. The beds are comfortable, and the house has a nice homey atmosphere. Julie is an excellent hostess and we definitely recommend it."
- Mark, Online Reviewer
Start Planning Your Visit
Whether it's a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, it's time to experience everything the Chautauqua Institution has to offer.