Fall in Love with Chautauqua
As the leaves take on breathtaking fall hues, the only thing missing from our grounds is you!
Come spend the day lakeside, exploring our grounds, quaint shops, delicious dining experiences and exciting autumn events. Get away from your day-to-day and immerse yourself in the season’s beauty at Chautauqua Institution.
Explore Our Grounds
Every fall, Chautauqua’s 750-acre grounds transform — painted in beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow that capture the stunning autumnal beauty in western New York. Whether you spend the day by Chautauqua Lake, explore one of our four scenic hiking trails or simply take a seasonal stroll, there’s nothing quite like fall at Chautauqua.
Engage in an Unforgettable Dining Experience
Enjoying a stunning display of fall foliage isn’t the only thing on the menu this season. Chautauqua offers fall dining at the Athenaeum Hotel Lobby Lounge or Afterwords Wine Bar with delicious dishes, extensive wine lists, and hand-crafted cocktails to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Enjoy Unique Shopping Experiences
Expand your wardrobe with new fall favorites or find the perfect seasonal gift at one of our shops! Each storefront on the grounds offers unique items from gifts to clothing and related Chautauqua logo apparel, perfect for celebrating the change of the seasons. A complete list of stores and their hours can be found online.
Extend Your Stay
Looking for a cozy autumn getaway? The Minerva Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay after spending a crisp fall day at Chautauqua. After a restful sleep, begin your day with a delicious breakfast prepared by our in-house chef, explore our grounds, and take advantage of our available wine tour, spa and golf packages to make your Chautauqua experience even more memorable at this relaxing French-inspired bed and breakfast. Book today by calling 800-821-1881.
Upcoming Fall Fun
Before you plan your visit, don’t forget to mark your calendar for upcoming fall fun! Our autumn event calendar has something for everyone this season, with a wide range of activities like our Chautauqua Forum on Democracy, Oktoberfest at the Athenaeum Hotel, and a preview performance and dinner with the Malpaso Dance Company and Robert K. Brown’s Evidence. You’re sure to have an un-be-leafable time this fall!
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