GUEST EXPERIENCES

SO MUCH TO DO IN ONE MAGICAL PLACE

Chautauqua enjoys a national reputation for the quality of arts, cultural and educational opportunities we offer our guests. Visitors can choose from classical and popular concerts, silent and documentary films, dance, lectures and community events – in addition to a host of outdoor and recreational activities! Not only does Chautauqua offer miles of spectacular hiking trails with access to thousands of acres of open space, a variety of sports courts and an awesome playground, our helpful staff can help guests arrange all sorts of other outdoor adventures, including white water rafting, golfing, kayaking, tubing, and almost anything else you can imagine. Guests who stay with us also have special access to guided trail hikes, weekly happy hours and history tours led by our very knowledgeable staff!

To see our full schedule, click on the calendar below.

Mindfulness Sessions

WEDNESDAYS AT 9:30 AM

This 30-minute session includes simple movement, breath work, music, and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat or check one out at the front desk.

MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL LOBBY

 

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History Tours

MONDAYS AT 10 AM

Join our staff for a historic walking tour of the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. Knowledgeable guides provide an overview of the nationwide Chautauqua Movement and detailed information on the Colorado Chautauqua.

The tour consists of a quarter-mile stroll that covers the central public buildings and cottages, including the acoustically-renowned Chautauqua Auditorium, Missions House Lodge, Rest Cottage, Community House, and Galey Cottage.

TO ARRANGE A TOUR CONTACT ROHINI GRACE

303.952.1614

[email protected]

 

Guest Mixers

FRIDAYS AT 3:30 PM

Get to know your cottage neighbors during your stay! Join us in Academic Hall to meet other guests and enjoy light bites, wine, beer and soft drinks.

MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL LOBBY

 

Gentle Flow Yoga

MONDAYS AT 8 AM, $10

Start your Sunday off right with a gentle flow yoga class. All experience levels welcome. The class will be offered in a nurturing, supportive, fun-loving way. Reconnect with nature, as well as your own body and mind.  Please bring a yoga mat or check one out at the front desk.

REGISTER AND PAY AT THE FRONT DESK, MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL LOBBY

 

Forest Bathing

JUNE 21 AT 8:30 AM, $45

A relational practice of being in the natural world to slow down, awaken the senses and be fully present to nature’s beauty, mystery and healing energy. This two-and-a-half-hour journey will take you through an easy, contemplative hike and nature-centered tea ceremony. 

REGISTER AND PAY AT THE FRONT DESK, MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL LOBBY

 

Game Day

JULY 6 AT 1:00 PM

Bring the family to the picnic shelter for some classic summer fun! Test your skills with giant Jenga and Connect 4, or teach the kids how to play the perfect round of cornhole. Meet other guests and bond over refreshments and some friendly competition.

AT THE PICNIC SHELTER

 

Incredible Hiking

GROUP HIKES FRIDAYS AT 7 AM 

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

TIRED OF HIKING?

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!

Community Events

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING!

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

    Games for Everyone

    GAME ON! 

    Hiking is superb here – but we have other outdoor activities, too. Get a friendly tennis, basketball, or pickleball competition going. We also have yoga mats, frisbees, and an assortment of giant board games available for guests to check out. 

    Gardens & Playground

    RELAX WHILE THE LITTLE ONES PLAY

    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.  Finish the day watching the sun drop behind the Flatirons, followed by a spirited board game on your cottage porch.

    Activities Curated For You

    WHEN YOU STAY WITH US

    Chautauqua guests enjoy weekly guided hikes, history tours, mindfulness sessions, and happy hours – all designed for our visitors’ enjoyment. Our Guest Service agents can also suggest great restaurants, exhibits and shopping in Boulder and beyond. And, be sure to ask our Experiences Curator (303 952 1614) if you are looking for uniquely Boulder ideas for a day trip, outdoor or wellness activity.

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