EXPERIENCES

SO MUCH TO DO IN ONE MAGICAL PLACE

Chautauqua has offered the best in recreational, artistic, and educational activities for 125 years. Join us for retreats, classical 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 new, Flatirons themed, playground for kids of all ages.

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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.

MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL LOBBY

TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE TOUR CONTACT ROHINI GRACE

303.952.1614

[email protected]

 

Hiking

 GROUP HIKES FRIDAYS AT 8 AM | MEET IN ACADEMIC HALL

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 Visit Boulder guide to Chautauqua hikes. Group and guided hikes are available upon request at the lodging office.

Arnold Sunday School

SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM | COMMUNITY HOUSE

This is a non-denominational Christian service run by the Chautauqua legacy cottagers. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome!

Schedule

June 30:  Jubilate! Sacred Singers – Formed in 2002, this spiritually diverse service choir has performed at churches, Red Rocks, and Carnegie Hall.

July 7: Grayson Cecil – Stories from a long-time Chautauquan.

July 14: Rabbi Jamie Arnold and Laura BermanWith Congregation Beth Evergreen. Prayerful music, contemplative silence, and poetic wisdom for troubled times.

July 21: Benny Shendo, Jr.Benny Shendo, Jr. is a member of the Jemez Pueblo Tribe, former New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Indian Affairs, and current Associate Vice Chancellor for Native American Affairs for the University of Colorado Boulder.

Gentle Flow Yoga

STARTS JUNE 5 | WEDNESDAYS AT 8 AM, $15 PER PERSON*

Start your day 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.

*$10 for Chautauqua members and lodging guests

 

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 singer-songwriter, 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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