Since its inception in 1898, the Colorado Chautauqua has evolved from seasonal tents to platforms to cottages and now to year-round lodging and programming, but its fundamental values remain constant: lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity, and music, oration, education and the arts in an inspiring setting. Today, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of three remaining Chautauquas in the United States, and the only site west of the Mississippi River, in continuous operation, with its original structures intact. It is also home to the Colorado Music Festival.
Colorado Chautauqua Association
900 Baseline Road
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Larry Bleiberg, co-author of The 100 Best Affordable Vacations, a guide published by National Geographic that can make your next trip memorable, claims Chautauquas are “like a theme park for the mind.”
The Chautauqua communities below are members of the Chautauqua Network.