Welcome to Quaker House

Guidelines 2024

Quaker House offers an environment that is welcoming, comfortable and respectful for all. Our guests, as part of this community, agree to comply with the guidelines below and with all Chautauqua Institution regulations and guidelines.


Quaker House is staffed by two Friends in Residence with responsibility for hospitality and house/program management. They will be available to assist you during your stay.

Check In and Check Out

  • Check in is Saturday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Check out is the following Saturday before 10:00 am.

Live Independently

  • Guests must be able to live and care for themselves independently.
  • Guests must be able toclimb stairs; bedrooms are on 2nd and 3rd floors with no elevator.
  • Guests must be able to carry their luggage up the stairs.
  • Children/MinorsChildren are welcome.
  • Parents/adults are responsible for supervision of their children at all times.


  • Common areas: living room, dining room, kitchen, lower and upper porches.
  • Guests are responsible for their own clean-up in all areas, including kitchen
  • There are no TVs in guest rooms
  • There will be public programs offered at Quaker House during the week.
  • The living room TV is only for Chautauqua Institution programming.
  • Wi-Fi is available throughout the house
  • We offer both recycling and composting.
  • No laundry facilities. Laundromat available just a short walk from QH.
  • No meals are provided except for Sunday evening Common Meal.

Quiet Hours

  • 11:00 pm – 7:00am daily
  • 9:30-10:30am Sunday morning during worship

Community and Safety

  • Fire regulation: No open flames allowed on premises. This includes smudging, vaping, smoking, candles etc.
  • No unregistered overnight guests
  • Pet free environment. Service animals welcome.
  • Alcohol free environment
  • Please maintain a respectful sound environment.
  • Use headphones for personal music.

Guests are expected to be respectful and follow all house policies. In the unlikely event of an unresolvable problem, a guest may be asked to leave without a refund.
— August 2023