United Methodist House at Chautauqua, a year-round retreat and renewal center
United Methodist House
Welcome . . .
. . . to the United Methodist House, one of the denominational houses at the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state. The House is located at 14 Pratt Avenue on the Chautauqua grounds, just across from the famous Amphitheater.
During the nine-week Chautauqua season, it is a center for worship, fellowship, and learning. The spacious porch, parlors, quiet Chapel and Memorial Garden make an inviting and comfortable place for rest, refreshment and conversation. The resident hostess and host coordinate the many events that take place at the House and welcome weekly guests to their rooms.
What's it like to stay at United Methodist House? “You have to experience it,” says a blogger who spent time at the House one recent summer. Also read the host couple's weekly blog on life at the House and in Chautauqua.
Room reservations for the 2016 season were taken by telephone in October, and all rooms are now booked. A waiting list is maintained in case of occasional cancellations (phone 716-357-4045). Reservations for 2017 will be taken by phone on Monday, October 3, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern time.
During the “off” season — the other 43 weeks of the year — the United Methodist House is available as a retreat and renewal center for individuals, families, and church groups.
Under a new roof this year! There were some serious leaks last winter, and the job couldn't be put off, so it's now complete, but has to be paid for (approximately $28,000). We hope many friends of the House will want to help with the expense. Checks may be payable to the United Methodist House and mailed to PO Box 115, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Please note “New Roof” in the memo line.
UM House newsletters: April 2016 • December 2015 • September 2015 • May 2015