House Policies & Amenities

Benedict House

Bonnie Hall

Florence Hall

  • Not ADA accessibleMust be able to climb stairs independently. 
  • IOKDS house hosts on-call. 
  • Smoke alarms and fire escapes according to NY fire code.  Note:  house host must enter thge house to test alarms daily.
  • Check-in Saturday 3-5 p.m.; check-in for all houses is at Benedict House; check-out Saturday by 10 a.m.
  • Chautauqua Institution gate pass required for each day on the Institution grounds for each guest over the age of 12, and under the age of 90:
  • Parking available at the Chautauqua Institution lot with daily/weekly fee:
  • Located in central historic district near free shuttle
  • Free Wifi.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Bed, bath, and kitchen linens provided.
  • Basement laundry facilities available.
  • Maximum occupancy limited to number of beds in room. 
  • Responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed. 
  • No smoking, vaping, pets, illegal drugs/substances, large parties. 
  • Chautauqua quiet hours are from midnight to 7 a.m.
  • No extra charge for house and linen cleaning services between guests.  Cleaning professionally done according to NY Department of Health standards.
  • No extra administrative fee. 
  • Tax free accommodation for state and county bed tax because your room donation goes to IOKDS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Deposit required to secure reservation – 50% of balance.
Total balance due by March 1 or we will consider the deposit a donation, and you will receivea receipt from IOKDS.

Cancellations made prior to April 1 will result in your deposit considered a donation.  After May 1, if you must cancel, your entire room fees will become a donation to IOKDS, and you will receive notification for tax purposes. Travel insurance is recommended.

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