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Athenaeum Hotel • Three Season Hotel & Conference Center

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Summer at the Athenaeum

At the doorstep of the Athenaeum Hotel is a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment choices that are all part of the unique “Chautauqua Experience.” For 139 summers, people have come to Chautauqua Institution’s 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions.


The lecture platform hosts well-known daily speakers—including Al Gore, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and many others—who discuss a broad range of subjects relative to the theme of the week. More than 300 Special Studies offerings include courses ranging from foreign languages and investment to cooking, music, and crafts. >> more information


On various evenings in the Amphitheater, guests can enjoy symphony, dance or popular entertainers. Elsewhere on the grounds there are opera performances, chamber music presentations and provocative live theater. Visit one of the two galleries that present a breadth of visual arts. >> more information


A stroll along the picturesque lake reveals sandy beaches and calm waters for swimming, fishing, sailing and water sports. Visit one of our 4-star rated golf courses and play on the Donald Ross designed Lake Course or the challenging Hill Course. >> more information


Chautauqua is also a family place with special activities for children and youth in a safe and fun atmosphere. >> more Information

Groups and Tours

Chautauqua Institution and the Athenaeum Hotel are an ideal destination for group outings, tour operators, school trips and seniors. The beauty of Chautauqua Institution, the variety of activities available and our world-class performances provide a full day – or multiple days – of fun and entertainment. Groups of 20 or more qualify for discounts of 10-20% off regular short-term ticket prices with motor coach groups receiving complimentary tickets for escorts. In addition, long-term tickets are discounted with an overnight stay at The Athenaeum Hotel.

Visit us for a day trip or overnight. Group rates and package assistance are available on request. Please contact the Group Sales Manager at 716-357-6262 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

2010 & 2013 winner American Bus Association 100 Top Events 

P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
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Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.