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, claw foot tubs, or fireplaces, all accommodations are television and phone-free to allow guests to relax and unplug.

Located at the foot of iconic Flatirons, the Colorado Chautauqua has over 40 miles of open space hiking trails at its door step 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.



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One Bedroom

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Two Bedroom

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Three Bedroom

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Missions House Lodge

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Columbine Lodge

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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.

Air Conditioning– 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 equipped with an 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.

Concierge Grocery and Beverage Service– Boulder’s independent, locally-owned natural and organic food store, Alfalfa’s, can deliver groceries, wine, beer, and spirits prior to your arrival or while you are enjoying your stay.

Alfalfa’s professional shoppers will select the items you want, or work with you to determine what you need – whether it is a weekend’s worth of everyday items, a bottle of wine or help planning and shopping for those unique special occasion items.  View a sample menu here. For more information about the Alfalfa’s Concierge Grocery and Alcoholic Beverage Program, please call 720.420.8400 or email