Our lodging is a Chautauqua Institution half-double house built c. 1895 updated with all modern conveniences, nicely decorated and furnished with all your needs for a comfortable vacation. It is located near the "Brick Walk" between the Amphitheater and Hall of Philosophy. There is a porch with wicker, WiFi, cable TV, a bright new kitchen (2010), shared laundry. 4-BR (Q,S,S,S) sleeps 5. 1 Bath. Chautauqua Lake is only a few blocks away, but our location above it on the same level as the program venues allows easy access, We provide parking for one car nearby inside the Institution.
Chautauqua Institution offers a fabulous, nationally-known, program of culture, entertainment, education, and recreation during a 9-week program season (June 21 - August 24, 2014).
Our neighborhood attracts a mixture of families with children, seniors, and longtime residents, and the atmosphere is relaxed and congenial, with people who a friendly yet respect everyone's privacy. Days flow by in a regular rhythm as the kids swarm by on their bikes at 9 am headed to Boys' and Girls' Club day camp, then crowds amble over to the 10:45 am morning lecture by internationally famous speakers, e.g. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chautauqua Lake calls for an afternoon of swimming and/or sailing, and the 8:15 pm evening program fills the historic Amphitheater with music from classical, to jazz, to rock.
You have everything you need to whip up gourmet meals in our sparkling new clean and well-equipped kitchen, but there are also restaurants from casual to fine dining within a few blocks, and a variety of lakeside dining places to reach by car. The Booksore, Library, Post Office, and a variety of shops on Bestor Plaza are just minutes away on foot or by tram.
During the summer program season we rent Saturday to Saturday for $2495. Outside the season there is a 3-night holiday minimum for $155/night or a normal time 2-night minimum for $120/ night, plus 5% county occupancy tax.
Note: during the summer Chautauqua Season, Chautauqua Institution requires a Gate Pass program fee to enter and remain on the grounds . More information is available by searching "Chautauqua Institution."