Chautauqua Retreats

It’s easy to see why Chautauqua has been a getaway for 125 years. The stunning location, easy access to outdoor adventures, cozy accommodations and the culture of lifelong learning make for the perfect retreat. Whether you are retreating with your team or want to make new connections at one of our individual retreats, there’s a retreat for you!

Five Reasons to Retreat at Chautauqua

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1.Time to Connect with Nature

You take on so much – navigating home and work responsibilities and balancing health and financial concerns. Our retreats are designed to help you rebuild depleted reserves, forge new relationships, and learn healthy practices that will help you rediscover YOU. The Rockies offer a natural source of inspiration and wonder. Chautauqua is located mere feet away from 40 miles of hiking trails and is perfect for adventures year-round. With our location a mile from downtown Boulder, you can escape into nature without having to sacrifice the best of the city.

2. Rich and Varied Program

Our retreat program was designed with a focus on wellness and empowerment. The goal was to create a memorable and unifying experience for retreat participants of all ages and walks of life. Take in Chautauqua’s stunning natural surroundings. Enjoy silent hikes and forest bathing and restorative practices such as intention setting, Vinyasa yoga, and cacao ceremonies. Challenge yourself, work collaboratively and give back with geo-caching, birdhouse building and snowshoeing.  Our staff is here to help create a transformational experience!

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3. Award Winning Lodging  

The Craftsman-style Missions House Lodge features an expansive great room, cozy fireplace and eight-bedrooms (each with adjoining private bathrooms and queen beds). The lodge offers retreat participants an intimate space for programs, socializing and rest. Guests who prefer a more private arrangement can choose charming self-contained studio cottages with full kitchens. Wherever you choose to stay, you will join the grand tradition of guests who have enjoyed Chautauqua for a hundred and twenty five years.

4. Nutritional Food that Delights

Chautauqua prides itself on its delicious, healthful, energy-giving food, sourced locally and sustainably. Our farm-to-table partners at the celebrated Chautauqua Dining Hall serve gourmet Colorado bistro cuisine and specialty teas from the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.The charming on-site General Store also serves delicous espresso drinks and local ice cream.

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5. Inspiration for Connection

Whether you are joining a Chautauqua retreat as an individual or with your team, our unique program and location facilitate connection. Forge stronger bonds through our curated activities, find space to meet in our iconic historic venues and get to know your fellow retreat participants over a good meal or a long hike.  


“10000% honored to be part of such a quality retreat. The team, the attendees, the experiences, the activities, the food, were all beyond my expectations”
“This was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. What a life-altering experience, at the right time. Thank you.”
“It was lovely being able to have enough space for break-out groups in the space and still have the ability for some people to gather outside if they wanted to, since there were spots right next to the space. Coming back from our hike to fresh coffee was lovely.”
“Honestly, I’d come as often as I could – at least quarterly. I need this down time in such a beautiful, gem of a location.”
“I almost backed out of attending this retreat because I thought it was going to be hard, that it would require more effort than I had to spare… but it was fun, and easy, and a true retreat from my everyday stressors.”
“Everyone was friendly and accommodating. Everything was exactly as we had discussed. We would definitely book here again.”

Types of Retreats We Offer

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Chautauqua is the perfect place to inspire and connect your team. Choose from our menu of experiences to customize your group’s retreat based on your organization’s priorities and your group size and budget. Elevate meetings with collaborative activities and prevent burnout with renewing restorative practices.


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Chautauqua offers individual retreats to people who want to connect, unplug and renew. Bring a friend or book by yourself to discover new connections. These all-inclusive experiences began with a series of women’s retreats in 2022 and are now expanding to men’s retreats, yoga retreats, art retreats and more.

Upcoming individual retreats
Women’s Retreats: June 13-16

Ready to Take Part in a Chautauqua Retreat?

Chautauqua’s proximity to downtown Boulder and Denver International Airport
makes our Flatirons campus a favorite retreat destination.

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