Cottages & Lodges / Overview


Since 1898, the Colorado Chautauqua has been hosting visitors seeking respite through its quiet, contemplative natural beauty and enrichment from the many cultural programs that are offered. Originally visitors slept in canvas tents with wooden floors. Simple cabins replaced the tents and over time those cabins have been renovated into cozy cottages, each with its own unique history and historic charm. While no two cottages or lodges are alike and may include curiosities such as antique or Arts & Crafts furnishings, clawfoot tubs or fireplaces, all accommodations are television and phone-free to allow guests to relax and unplug.

Located at the foot of the iconic Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails at its doorstep and cultural programming and dining onsite. The historic Pearl Street Mall and the beautiful University of Colorado campus are nearby—within a leisurely stroll or short drive.

Missions House Lodge, Columbine Lodge and 58 cottages are available for nightly year-round rental. Cottages are available in studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom configurations each with fully equipped kitchens and screened-in front porches. All accommodations are smoke-free.

Private Events with Lodging: Missions House Lodge (eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, plus spacious public areas) is available for Private Events with lodging and is ideal for “Petite Weddings” or other family or corporate celebrations. If not already reserved for lodging, it may also be booked for day meetings. To arrange a Private Event at Missions Lodge, call: 303 952 1612 or email:

Studio Cottages

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One Bedroom Cottages

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Two Bedroom Cottages

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Three Bedroom Cottages

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Missions House & Columbine Lodge

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Mary H. Galey Cottage

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Special Amenities

Smoke-Free Accommodations/ 100% Smoke-Free Campus – Colorado Chautauqua Association is committed to providing its guests and associates with a healthy, smoke-free environment. Per City of Boulder ordinance, smoking of any substance is prohibited in all city parks and open space. The use of any smoking or vaping devices, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited. This ban includes the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark and all of its grounds, cottages, lodges & venues. There is a significant room recovery fee for guests who do not comply in order to cover the extensive cost of restoring our historic accommodations to a smoke-free condition. Thank you for your cooperation.

Read, Relax, Unplug– Chautauqua offers serenity in lieu of televisions and phones. For guests that must stay connected, complimentary wifi is available throughout the park.

Cooling– All cottages are equipped with whole-house fans to take advantage of Colorado’s natural nighttime cooling. For those that prefer air-conditioning, each cottage is also equipped with a portable air conditioning unit.

Housekeeping Services– As part of our commitment to environmental sustainability and to reduce our energy and water consumption, daily housekeeping services and fresh linens are provided upon request.

Grocery Delivery to your Chautauqua Cottage- Instacart wants you to spend more time enjoying Chautauqua and less time in the grocery aisles. Whether you’re coming in for the weekend or stocking up your cottage’s kitchen for a longer stay, take advantage of their services to have your groceries arrive the same time you do – or within an hour of ordering. Planning a picnic? Need a few hiking snacks? You’re covered. You’ll even receive free delivery on your first order. Grocery shopping has never been more convenient! Visit to get started.

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