I have found memories of being here at Lake Chautauqua. I was first introduced to the location when I was invited by R.M. to his parents cabin near Bemus Point. Later, Susan and I spent many summers inside the Chautauqua Institute enjoying the topical themes, religious program and music/arts. There was a wonderful PBS special chronicling the history of the Chautauqua movement. We are lucky the original founding location is just six hours away.Susan and I stayed at the Hotel Lenhart that had been servicing visitors to Bemus Point since 1880. Our 200 sq ft. room with a bathroom attached (most rooms must use the common hallway bath) has a simple elegance (two small twins with a dresser) that puts you in mind of an 1900 visitor (no air-conditioning). At breakfast the young college help are dressed in full 1900 attire with their exquisite politeness and respect.
A wonderful conclusion to this Summer!