Brontes, Room 405

Follow the river into the woods where the Brontes had played as children. This suite is full of surprises!

The bleak, lonely moors of Yorkshire in England were the setting for two great novels of the 19th century. These were Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ and Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’. Readers today are still enthralled by their tragic, romantic stories and by the sense of brooding mystery that shrouds the tales. The family moved to Haworth in Yorkshire in 1820. Soon after, Mrs. Bronte and the two eldest children died, leaving the father to care for the remaining three girls and a boy. Charlotte, the eldest, was born in 1816. Emily was born in 1818 and Anne in 1820. Their brother Branwell was born in 1817. Left to themselves, the children wrote and told stories and walked over the desolate moors. By 1847, Charlotte had written ‘The Professor’; Emily, ‘Wuthering Heights’; and Anne, ‘Agnes Grey’.’Jane Eyre’ was immediately successful; the other two did not fare so well. Critics were hostile to ‘Wuthering Heights’, but it gradually came to be considered one of the finest novels in the English language. Charlotte published ‘Shirley’ in 1849, and ‘Villette’ in 1853. She was acclaimed by London literary society, especially by William Makepeace Thackeray.


  •  King bed
  • Private bathroom with neo-angled shower
  • Kitchen Area with microwave, sink, and mini fridge
  • Original sink and faucets
  • Monogrammed bathrobes
  • Warm bathrobes available upon request
  • Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout room and common areas
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Roku
  • CD Player
  • Ice bucket with 2 wine glasses
  • Corkscrew opener
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wake-up service
  • Daily housekeeping service (Year-Round)
  • 24-hour access to complimentary drinks- hot chocolate, hot tea, and coffee
  • Access to our public library for our guests only. Check out each book is necessary at front desk
  • Located on the 4th floor
  • Free off-street parking (Sept. 1st- June 20th)

The Spencer Hotel & Spa is the #1 rated Chautauqua, NY hotel on TripAdvisor, and the best place to stay for those visiting to enjoy the Chautauqua Institution’s year-round programming. Imagine hearing your favorite speaker or the symphony play while relaxing in comfortable chairs on our porches overlooking the Amphitheater. Our guests enjoy the perfect location and modern conveniences within a whimsical literary-themed setting that encourages relaxation and renewal, including:

  • The only building on campus with a full-service elevator
  • The only hotel on campus with central air conditioning
  • Central location allowing only our guests the ability to hear everything in the Amphitheater from our porches
  • For those who love the lake our location provides a 1 block walk
  • On-site restorative cedar sauna
  • 3 Course hot home cooked breakfast served daily is included in the room
  • Use of parlor with fireplace, easy chairs, loveseats, and projector
  • 4 stories of porches with tables and chairs for all

You may sit on ANY porch at any time! Your place on the porch is waiting!

Occupancy: This room accommodates 3 people (additional $25 per person after 2)

Bed Sizes: King bed

 *Please note, during Chautauqua Summer Season (last Saturday in June through the last Saturday in August) rooms are rented by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. We are open year-round and welcome 2-nights during the rest of the year.

Full week stays during the 9-week Chautauqua Season includes breakfast every day. The Spencer can also assist guests in arranging travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may cause a guest to cancel their reservation.