Chautauqua Institute

Get ready to take a walk along with us through the Chautauqua Institute. It’s a 750 acre area where people go to rest, relax, learn and listen. Many come for educational, musical, artistic, and theatrical retreats. However, because of its location… on the beautiful Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua, New York many come to vacation here as well.

Many of the houses

are of Victorian Style which are surrounded with fabulous floral gardens. Some may be rented but most are owned.

We went to visit a friend here and loved her charming home. We shared a bottle of rose wine which fit perfectly with her front porch pink decor!

So many houses with such charming details!

The lake…

is 17 miles long and 2 miles wide. Lots of area for boating, skiing, and fishing.

The Miller Bell Tower is an icon at the Institution.

Many residents depend on its chimes for the time of day. It is a memorial to one of the Institutes founders, Lewis Miller.

Come along to view more of the beauty that you may find on your visit here.

I hope that one day you will be able to visit the Chautauqua Institution and see all its charm!

Thank you for spending time here with us at Two Trails One Road.

Until Next Time ~Nancy

Linking up with Pam from Everyday Living And her Garden Party. Click on image below to see more amazing gardens.

28 thoughts on “Chautauqua Institute

    1. Well thank you my lovely friend.

      I would enjoy going back in the Autumn.

      I heard that many of these homes with the large front porches have specially built tent like covers with zippers to cover and shield from the winter snow.

    1. These homes and this place have been in magazine spreads. Chautauqua also has sister places around the states. There is a place in Colorado and another place in Ohio I am aware of.

      They are all mostly known for their education, art, theatre and music.

  1. Nancy, what a beautiful place to visit. The architecture and quaintness and of course, the gardens are stunning. I would love to stroll around here, but strolling virtually was a treat indeed. Thanks you for sharing at Gardens Galore sweet friend and Happy Labor Day!

  2. Oh my goodness!!! This is bringing me back to my childhood!! I went here once when I was very young and remember being absolutely amazed by the homes. Thanks for the nostalgic walk down memory lane 🙂 I may have to send this post to my mom!

    1. It congers up sweet memories for many who have spent time here in the past.

      So glad you enjoyed this post and hope your Mom will too!

      Thanks for stopping in. 😊

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