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Benedict House

  • Located on Chautauqua’s historic brick walk two blocks from Bestor Plaza. Free tram/bus shuttle stop nearby for transportation service around the grounds.
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning with individual room temperature control. 

Not ADA accessibleMust be able to climb stairs to front door and bedroom independently.  No elevator.  No valet service available.

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Bonnie Hall

  • Located on Chautauqua’s historic brick walk one block from Bestor Plaza. Free tram/bus shuttle stop nearby for transportation service around the grounds.
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning with individual room temperature control.

Not ADA accessibleMust be able to climb stairs to front door and bedroom independently.  No elevator.  No valet service available. Suggest small roll suitcase.

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Florence Hall

  • Located in Chautauqua’s central historic district one block from Lake Chautauqua. Free tram/bus shuttle stop nearby for transportation service around the grounds.
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning with individual room temperature control.

Not ADA accessibleMust be able to climb stairs to front door and bedroom independently.  No elevator.  No valet service available. Suggest small roll suitcase.

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House Policies & Ammenities

  • Not ADA accessibleMust be able to climb stairs independently. 
  • Smoke alarms and fire escapes according to NY fire code.
  • Check in Saturday 3-5pm; check out Saturday by 10am.
  • Chautauqua Institution gate pass required for each day on the Institution grounds for each guest over the age of 12. (chq.org)
  • Parking available at the Chautauqua Institution lot with daily fee; (chq.org)
  • Located in central historic district near free shuttle
  • Free Wifi
  • Shared, fully equipped kitchen, porch, and parlor 
  • Bed, bath, and kitchen linens provided
  • Shared basement laundry facilities available.
  • Super house hosts onsite
  • Maximum occupancy limited to number of beds in room. 
  • Alcoholic beverages allowed in public areas between 5-8pm.   
  • No smoking, vaping, pets, illegal drugs/substances, large parties.  Chautauqua night-time quiet hours begin at 11pm.
  • No extra charge for house and linen cleaning services between guests.  Cleaning professionally done according to NY Dept. of Health standards.
  • No extra administrative fee charge. 
  • 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 1st or the deposit will be considered a donation and a receipt issued from The International Order of Kings Daughters and Sons.
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 the IOKDS and you will receive notification for tax purposes. Travel insurance is recommended.

IOKDS Chapel and Fellowship Hall: 

36 Pratt Ave

  • In central Chautauqua 1 block north of Norton Opera Hall and Bratton Theater

    • Contact headquarters@iokds.org or chautauqua-housing-director@iokds.org for suggested donation pricing, security deposit and availability questions.

    Interdenominational Chapel

    • Stairs to main front double-door entrance on Pratt.  No stairs at back entrance across from the Chautauqua Cinema.
    • Air conditioned
    • 22 nine-foot long wooden pews comfortably seat 5-6 persons each
    • Stationary altar
    • Traditional brass altar-ware:  cross, two candelabra (hold 7 candles each) or pair of single altar candlesticks
    • Permanent, large 16×5 white AV wall screen behind and above altar
    • Yamaha Clavinova electronic piano; 25 Praise and Worship Hymnals
    • Marble baptismal font; moveable but heavy
    • Stationary pulpit and moveable lectern
    • Handheld and pulpit microphones

    Fellowship Hall-Host an Event Here!

    • Stairs down to exterior main basement door entrance and basement fire exit entrance.
    • Fire code capacity is 50 persons.
    • Free Wifi
    • 6 Foot whiteboard on portable stand.
    • Five folding round tables seat 6-8 persons each.  
    • Eleven 8-foot rectangular, folding banquet tables seat 8-10 persons each.
    • 46 metal, folding, padded seat chairs
    • Fully equi kitchen with tableware, cookware, large coffee pot, commercial dishwasher, two refrigerators, two ceramic top electric ranges with ovens, 1 freezer   
    • Two separate, one stall restrooms
    • Coat rack at entrance
    • Dehumidifier keeps room cool and dry.
    • Overhead lighting.
    • No pets, smoking, vaping, illegal drugs/substances.  
    • Alcohol may be served in Fellowship Hall according to NY alcohol laws to persons age 21 and over. No alcohol sales allowed.

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