All are welcome here.

At the intersection of Chautauqua Institution and the Quaker Faith,  we have found a source of the living water. We invite others to this place.

As we write this in mid to late March 2023, snowdrops are blooming on the south sides of homes, snow is melting, then more snow, then more melting. It promises to be a wonderful new season and we can’t wait to share it with you!

We are delighted that Kriss and Gary Miller will return for the 2023 season to be our Friends in Residence. Kriss has been busy this winter doing further study with The Church of the Wild and working with our registrar, Kathy to update and simplify our forms and procedures.

Each week, we are again welcoming our “Friend of the Week” — a Quaker whose work and life connects with the Theme of the Week. They will be available both formally and informally throughout the week. You can find a list of Friends of the week and the themes here (button coming).

The rooms at Quaker House are open to all and range in cost from $360-400 per room for the week. Descriptions, prices and availability can be found here along with pictures of each room. We offer hospitality, a community meal, and many opportunities for conversation and community. You get more than a room at Quaker House!

If you have questions or wish to be added to our email list to receive notifications and updates (infrequent), please fill out the contact page.

Here are a few highlights from the upcoming season that we are especially excited about!

Welcome to Quaker House.

We are the newest denominational house on the Chautauqua Institution grounds.

Located only a few blocks from Bestor Plaza, we offer Quaker worship, accommodations, and several types of programming. These include programs on Quaker topics, Quaker perspectives on the theme of the week and collaborations that promote diversity and inclusion on the grounds. Some of our collaborators include Homeboy Industries and the African American Heritage House. Our Friends in Residence offer both a Quaker presence and spiritual hospitality.

We hold Meeting for Worship on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. All are welcome.

We also join other Denominational Houses in an Open House held Tuesday afternoons at 2:30pm.

We now have registration information under the “staying” tab at the top of each page. For more information, check out our Facebook page or email us at You can also ask to be put on our mailing list.

Contact Us

28 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722

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We offer four bedrooms for rent during the Chautauqua Institution season.

Beginning in Spring, 2022, we also offer affordable off-season retreat space for spiritual and community groups committed to making a difference as well as anyone desiring a quiet retreat space during the “shoulder” seasons (a few weeks before and a few weeks after the Institution’s regular season). During the shoulder seasons we have five bedrooms available.

Worship in the Manner of Friends

Quaker Meeting is based on gathering into community to listen for the “still small voice within.” Such gatherings often amplify our own efforts to hear what Spirit has to say. Sitting in this expectant silence, some may feel called to offer Spirit-led vocal ministry.

We gather for worship at 9:30am All are welcome.

More About Chautauqua Institution

Mission Statement:

Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times.