The General Store (next door to Chautauqua Dining Hall) is your destination for fresh espresso drinks and sweet and savory pastries, chai, 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

Spring Hours

Monday: 10 AM to 4 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10 AM to 4PM

Friday – Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM

The General Store will be open 7 days a week after Memorial Day
Stay tuned for summer hours!

Telephone 303-952-1632

Spruce Confections breakfast sandwiches with egg, spinach, green chile, bacon and pepperjack cheese

What's New At The General Store?

Check out our latest Scoop Blog to find out the latest exciting new offerings at the General Store, including beverages, food, souvenirs, and health and wellness products.

The Latest: Artist Spotlight- Anne Gifford

Learn more about one of our featured artists, painter Anne Gifford.

The Chautauqua Cafe


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!

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