About Quaker House

Quaker House is a classic Chautauqua Cottage built in 1911 with stacked porches and beautiful, natural woodwork. Owned by the same family for over 45 years, it was purchased in July of 2020 as a Quaker Denominational House.

A Return to the Grounds

In 1900, a gathering of Quakers at Chautauqua Institution led to the formation of Friends General Conference (see our history page) Now, 120 years later, Quaker House offers a home on the grounds for Friends and friends of Friends where all are welcome.

Quaker House provides a doorway for entering into the Chautauqua experience of life-long learning via the arts, education, religion and recreation. With this experience in hand, Quaker House provides opportunity to share this experience in focused programs and sharing that complement the Chautauqua weekly theme. And, at Quaker House, we live the experience in community with other friends, sharing extended hospitality with the wider community.

Recent renovations have maintained the welcoming feel of a home, and created space for Quaker worship, along with a handicapped accessible first floor bathroom. See our blog page for updates on the construction project.  

The house has four available bedrooms, two of which can accommodate families. All bedrooms are on the second and third floors with stair access only. There is a full shared bath on each floor.


The Quaker House has applied for 501 (c)(3) status. When granted, donations will be tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Chautauqua Bell tower from the Lake
The iconic Miller Bell Tower at Chautauqua Institution.


28 Ames Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722