Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua


Bird-Werner and Shaw House Newly Renovated Porches


Welcome to the Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua (ECOC). We are a community of religious inclusion and compassion, providing hospitality and affordable accommodations and promoting dialogue, fellowship, and growth.

As a non-profit organization, we offer low-cost housing to individuals and families of all faiths during the 9-week season at Chautauqua Institution. Our three buildings, which have a total of 48 rooms and two apartments, are located within steps of the Amphitheater in the heart of Chautauqua. While sharing the kitchens and porches, guests can enjoy affordable meals, lively discussions, and opportunities to form lifelong friendships.

2024 Updates

The ECOC is fully booked for Weeks 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for those weeks, please email We welcome your reservation requests for Weeks 1, 3, 4, and 5. See Room Reservation Information link below on how to do that.

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