The General Store (next door to Chautauqua Dining Hall) is your destination for fresh espresso drinks and pastries, chai, sandwiches, salads, local teas, cold beverages, ice cream, milk shakes and energy snacks and drinks to fuel your hike, bike ride, or round of frisbee. You can also find Chautauqua-branded merchandise, locally made goods, post cards, and mementos to take home with you.

couple enter general store in summer

The General Store

Winter Hours

Thursday – Monday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving (Nov 25): Closed

Christmas Eve: 9 AM to 1 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 9 AM to 1 PM

New Year’s Day: Closed

Telephone 303-952-1632

The Chautauqua Cafe

COMING 2022!

As part of our effort to further historic preservation at Chautauqua, we are currently reconstructing an outdoor pavilion between the Dining Hall and the General Store. The pavilion, known as the “Chautauqua Cafe,” was built in the late 1800’s and will be reconstructed using historic photos. Once completed, guests and visitors can grab a coffee, sandwich, salad or ice cream from the adjoining General Store and enjoy this open-air seating area year-round. The Cafe will also be available for a limited number of private events. 

Chautauqua backpack and baseball caps in the general store

Shop Online


Look for the launch of Chautauqua’s online store where guests, visitors, and fans of Chautauqua can purchase branded merchandise and local gifts and have items shipped directly to their homes!