The Spencer Hotel and Spa

Unique destination in the Heart of the Chautauqua Institute


Places to Go, Things to See, Anytime

Visit and Discover the Chautauqua Institution's programming of culture and renewal during the nine week summer season! Family reunions, Health and Wellness Retreats, Art and Music Seminars available year-round.

View The Chautauqua Season Calendar (pdf file)

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

There's so much to do and see in Western New York! All attractions are listed on this page. You can also choose to view by these categories:

Lewis Carroll Society


The Lewis Carroll Society was formed in 1969 with the aim of encouraging research into the life and works of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). The Society has members around the world, including many leading libraries and institutions, authors, researchers and many who simply enjoy Carroll's books and want to find out more about the man and his work.


Helicopter Tours


H & L Enterprises of WNY LLC. is offering Helicopter tours of Western New York. Please call or e-mail for more information. Also you can email H & L directly at or visit their website for more information.



The Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Events

Although quieter during the winter months the Chautauqua Institution is beautiful year round. Sightsee the wonderful buildings and homes around the the Institution grounds. Stop by the Chautauqua bookstore in Bestor Plaza for some history of the region and the Chautauqua Institution itself.



The Chautauqua Golf Club:

36 holes in the gentle rolling countryside, next to The Chautauqua Institution in Upstate New York. Lake views, challenging hazards, professional instruction, every amenity.

The finest in golfing tradition since 1896 when golf enthusiasts laid out a course on "links." The first nine-hole course opened in 1914, followed by the completion in 1924 of our original 18-hole course designed by Donald Ross. The Chautauqua Golf Club invites you to the challenge of 36 championship holes. Whether it's the picturesque beauty of the Lake Course or the naturalistic views from the Hill Course, you will definitely be treated to a memorable golf experience.

The Chautauqua Golf Club


hot air ballooning is a magical addition to your Spencer Hotel getaway


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