Thank you for considering a stay on Chautauqua Institution’s historic and idyllic grounds. As you prepare for your trip, you can rest assured that our entire community, from our staff and residents to business owners and fellow travelers, is committed to maintaining Chautauqua as a safe and family-friendly destination. Below you'll find some brief information and links to resources that will assist you in your planning.

2021 Summer Assembly Events

Tickets and Accommodations
Our Athenaeum Hotel follows CDC, state and local requirements regarding health and safety measures; if you’re staying in private accommodations, check with your host regarding their procedures. Secure your accommodations through our online directory and search engine (availability varies by season). If you’re visiting during our nine-week Summer Assembly, June 26 to Aug. 29, you’ll need to purchase tickets for access to the Chautauqua grounds. Start here to plan your 2021 Summer Assembly stay, and visit our regularly updated FAQ for more information on how we’re approaching programming and planning this summer.

Make any ticket purchases with the assurance that our generous refund policies, applied to any purchase of Institution-provided tickets or accommodations, mean your investment is safe. If you’re staying in privately owned accommodations, please check with the host regarding their separate refund policies.

Chautauqua is home to a number of shops and restaurants, all operating in compliance with New York state guidance and laws, and our recreation activities and facilities provide ample opportunity to safely enjoy the outdoors and break a sweat. Hours and availability vary by season. Visit the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau for information on all our region offers.

Health and Safety Measures
Chautauqua is committed to ensuring its protocols meet and in many cases exceed guidance provided by public health authorities. Our in-house COVID-19 Safety Committee and its expert advisers are helping us stay on top of evolving regulations and laws. Currently, in compliance with state law, gatherings at private residences are limited to no more than 10 people, and face coverings and social distancing are required inside all Institution buildings and in any public space where distancing is not possible. For Summer Assembly operations, more detailed guidance will be issued as summer approaches.

Travel Advisory
All travelers to Chautauqua are required to follow the testing and quarantine requirements of New York State’s ongoing Travel Advisory. Please review specific details at this link, and be sure to factor them into your travel planning. Information specific to Chautauqua County is available at this link.

Medical Services
We are served by a number of local and regional hospitals that are accustomed to accommodating seasonal population increases. During our Summer Assembly, the Westfield Memorial Hospital operates a primary care clinic on the Chautauqua Institution grounds.