Chautauqua has offered the best in recreational, artistic, and educational activities for over 120 years. Join us for retreats, classic and popular musical performances, film screenings, community festivals, educational talks and more!  The main attraction, of course, is the great outdoors – with more than 40 miles of hiking trails to explore, along with Chautauqua’s historic park-like campus with formal gardens and a brand new playground for kids of all ages.    

Incredible Hiking


Chautauqua is a hiker’s paradise with 40 miles of trails in every direction at all levels of difficulty. Dogs love our hikes and are allowed on most trails (and in many of our cottages). Don’t forget to stock up with water, snacks, dog toys and sunscreen from the General Store before you set off. Check out this Boulder CVB guide to Chautauqua hikes. Group and guided hikes are available upon request at the lodging office.

Arts & Culture


In addition to the many outdoor activities available to our guests, no visit to Chautauqua is complete without taking in one of our classical or popular concerts, a silent film, or modern dance in our stunning Auditorium. Visiting in the fall or winter? Catch a lecture on space exploration or the adventures of the world’s most incredible explorers in the historic Community House. See what’s happening at Chautauqua during your visit!

Gardens & Playground


Wander through our beautiful Centennial and Waterwise gardens where you can not only relax and de-stress, but also learn more about our native Colorado plants. Children can get their wriggles out at our beautiful playground with its state-of-the-art play and climbing structures, including a mini-Auditorium and child-sized replica of the Flatirons.  

Chautauqua Women's Retreat

MARCH 31, 2022 – APRIL 3, 2022*, AUGUST 25 – 28, 2022

Harness the power of connection, movement, and the natural world. Join us for Chautauqua’s first curated women’s retreat since the early days of the Chautauqua movement. This all-inclusive experience includes guided yoga and hiking, beautiful ceremonies from around the world, farm-to-table meals, and a private concert. Guests have the option to stay in the famous Missions House Lodge or in a private studio cottage.

*The spring retreat has sold out, now taking inquiries for the fall retreat  

Community Events


The Colorado Chautauqua regularly hosts community events in Boulder’s most magical setting! Learn more about what could be happening while you visit!

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