Tuesday Tidbits #182 An Elegant Place

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesdays sure do come by quickly in the summertime… don’t they?

How was your week? Is it hot where you live? Many people are sweltering and many like us… need rain!

I’m very excited to share what we did this past week with all of you. You may need to grab a cup of coffee as I have lots of pictures of another fabulous adventure.

Isn’t this cottage darling?

We went to visit our friends that have this cottage at Chautauqua Institution.

The pink pillows sure do pop against the chartreuse green cottage.
Our friend made this stained glass window. It hangs proudly on their front porch.

Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Institution is about 65 miles north from us into New York state and located on Chautauqua Lake. It is a gated education center and summer resort. This place is unique, quite beautiful and so very charming. Stunning Victorian homes line each street and walking paths.

A lovely shade of blue.
The windows of this home caught my eye.
A lovely place to sip sweet tea on the porch.
Those Annabelles!
New landscaping.
Built on a corner.
A lovely path.
One after another.
Rock your worries away.
This porch!
Do you see a hippo?
A path down to the lake.
Chautauqua Lake is 17 miles long and can be 2 miles wide in some parts.
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.
A place for lectures, concerts and church services.
Perhaps a lecture on Nature?

Chautauqua Flowers

An Elegant Place to Visit

As I said earlier… this is a gated resort community. A place where artists, musicians, political figures, celebrities, poets, scientists and writers come together and learn from each other. One afternoon our friend sat outside, in the center park area, waiting for a lecture. A man sat down beside her and asked when the lecture was to start. She looked up to reply and there sat Tom Hanks. An intriguing place indeed.

If you wish to learn more about this beautiful destination. Please go to this link Chautauqua Institution where you will be able to see the events, themes, lectures, workshops, classes etc. that many participate in. While on the website you are also able to view the accommodations (like many of these beautiful houses shown in this post) that can be booked for your educational vacation.


As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining me for another Tuesday Tidbits.

The many faces of Chautauqua Institution.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead! Make every day count!

33 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #182 An Elegant Place

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you saw the hippo. There were a few more as well. I wonder what stories they have to tell!
      This place is fabulous! We enjoyed our short visit. Happy Tuesday to you Positive Polly! 😉

  1. I’ve always been intrigued by Chatauqua, though I’ve never been. It is so charming — I especially love your opening green cottage with the pink cushions, too, but all the homes are lovely. I have a friend who used to attend, as did her parents and the topics always sounded so fascinating. Thanks for taking us there!

  2. Nancy, thank you for a stunning dose of color this morning. These homes are beautiful and your friends’ cottage is so charming (love the waterlogue? photo)! The flowers and gardens are amazing, so green and healthy. What a magnificent place to visit and I have already viewed this post three times 🥰

    Thank you for taking me along on your adventure. I enjoyed it to the fullest. Happy Tuesday, my friend!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed all the homes and the colorful flowers! It’s truly a one of a kind place!
      Thank you so much for the visit and have a beautiful Tuesday dear one!

    1. It’s going very well Chris, thank you. And yes these homes are quite beautiful. Thank you for the visit. Happy Tuesday!

  3. I was scheduled to visit my brother and his wife at their condo on the Chatauqua grounds where they spend every summer. Lockdowns cancelled my flight and Chatauqua cancelled their season. So disappointing not to get to visit with them. Your pictures are gorgeous. I’m sure you enjoyed your day.

  4. My mother-in-heart would love the green cottage with bright pink accents – her absolute favorite color combination!! Hugs to you Nancy for sharing some of the beauty that Chatauqua offers through your photo-story!😊

  5. This is fantastic Nancy. Idid indeed follow the link you provided. Never heard of this and no doubt I would love everything about it. I could easily spend a few weeks there taking classes, and watching the day go by.

    Tom Hanks? That is super cool. Should have taken that lecture. lol. Ill be he is down to earth.

    Love the paths and trail you caught on camera the most. The home reminded me a little of the small streets in South Carolina.

    Thanks for sharing so this can go on the someday list. Donna

    1. It’s a beautiful place. It is a place for educational, spiritual and arts appreciation. It’s not a far drive. Beamus Point is close by and there are restaurants etc. on the Lake. But inside the Institute is the focal point. I believe in the fall there is free admission to go in and enjoy the area. Something for you to look into.

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