The Spencer Hotel

25 Palestine Avenue, Chautauqua, New York 14722
Innkeeper(s): Helen Edgington
  • Introduction

    The Spencer Hotel - Chautauqua, New YorkThe Spencer...more captivating than opening your favorite storybook! The literary-themed, four-season resort in the heart of the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Celebrating a century of hospitality and more with our third season of enrichment workshops. All of our special packages feature one-of-a-kind spa services and world-class meals. Our spacious, comfortable rooms and suites are ideal for families and business events.

    The Spencer begins its second century with improvements to the hotel's physical facility, as well as enrichment programming designed to expand on the Chautauqua experience. We continue to offer guests the modern amenities and conveniences of the 21st century in an extraordinary American setting. The Chautauqua Institution is a United States National Historical District, and we are proud to be a part of it.

    Relax on The PorchOur guest rooms were decorated by local artists to honor the lives and works of famous authors. Each also offers a select library of their books, and musical selections are available that further convey the tone of their lives and times. Hand-painted murals grace many of our walls, floors and ceilings. Guests will also find faux finishes and yards of English lace in addition to custom-made drapes, dust ruffles and lampshades. The parlor and dining room have Strauss crystal, Oriental carpets and beautiful Victorian antiques. An elevator services all four floors. Four floors of porches grace the front of the hotel, and are appointed with Victorian sofas, chairs and rockers which overlook the famous Amphitheater.

    The Spencer offers cozy areas that are perfect for playing a board game, curling up with a good book, or engaging in conversation. During pleasant weather our front porches provide a prime vantage point to take in the essence of Chautauqua. In our Monet Parlor a large television, as well as a movie projector and screen are available for use.

    ParlorWeeklong residential writing, wellness, and specialty retreats offer a Spencer exclusive: five full days and nights of small group contact in the historic setting of our hotel with known professionals in the literary, wellness, and culinary fields. Our program director is in the process of assembling our 2010 Spring Workshop Calendar, which brings even greater variety and depth to off-season educational experiences at the Chautauqua.

    While dining at The Spencer you can accompany your meal with a select wine, and we offer coffee and tea in our Parlor throughout the day and evening.

    Come join us and enjoy an exciting year at The Spencer...

  • Weddings

    Celebrating your marriage? Looking for an elegant spa and resort to renew your vows? Whether you are eloping, celebrating an anniversary or honeymooning; The Spencer is a unique and wondrous destination for intimate weddings.

  • The Spencer Spa has been busy this summer and fall, and we have added to our year-round roster of trained technicians. Your experience includes our custom-made sauna, the all-cotton lushness of our monogrammed bath robes, and a well-designed menu of services, including massage, manicures, pedicures, facials, and hair styling. Guests may also request spa services in privacy of their room or in the fresh air of our second-floor balcony.

    Indulge yourself through the professional pampering services of our licensed massage therapists and salon technicians. Your spa experience can include a tension-melting session in our custom-made sauna and the all-cotton lushness of our monogrammed robes. Our menu includes massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials, and services may be provided in the privacy of your room. Treatments and packages can be customized for individuals and groups, and are also available to day visitors. Call 1 (800) 398-1306 to make your appointment today. Your body, mind, and spirit will be grateful. For specific needs and requests call a reservation specialist at 1 (800) 398-1306 prior to your arrival.

  • Groups & Meetings

    From pampering spa services and exclusive Chautauqua wine tours to catered gourmet dining and golf, there is an array of customized activities perfect for small groups. Premier Health and Wellness weeks and customized Art & Music Seminars are inspiring ways to bond as a group and to grow as individuals. As a full service resort; groups may nurture their health with rejuvenating spa treatments and healing seminars, learn more about the arts with creative hands-on workshops, and participate in group guided tours. Make us your destination, your body and soul will thank you!

    The Spencer Hotel & Spa is the latest resort to host small corporate retreats, family reunions, ladies' getaways, murder mystery events, bridal showers and group events. Our attentive staff will work with your meeting planners to personally ensure that every detail of your special event is meticulously planned. From spa treatments to group meetings, we are prepared with a menu of services that only The Spencer Hotel can provide. Our unique location at the Chautauqua Institution provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies. A small executive retreat is a great way to introduce your staff to a new project or reward them for a job well done! The Spencer provides a welcoming environment for your next family reunion or Murder Mystery. Our pampering amenities offer couples, small groups, and the Girlfriends a relaxing escape.

  • Services and Amenities

    Free Wireless internet.

    Telephones, Cable TV, CD Players, customized selection of books in each room.

    Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.

    Peacock dining room can host small group meetings, seminars, luncheons and dinner theater.

    Relaxing porches and serene surroundings offer a perfect place for inspiration and renewal.

    Access to our new steam sauna.

    Menu of spa treatments and lunch services.

    Large 40" x 90" movie theater screen, and selection of DVD's for presentations and/ or entertainment.

    Healthy snacks and bottled water.

    Tea and coffee breaks.

    Monogrammed bath robes for use during your stay.

    Scrumptious all natural breakfast daily.

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