What is a Cottager?
Welcome to the Colorado Chautauqua Cottager website, we’re glad you’re here. For nearly 125 years the Cottagers have served as the collective voice of regular visitors, and permanent residents of Colorado’s historic park. A Cottager may own a cottage in the park or have a family member or friend who does. A Cottager may also be a regular visitor who has rented a cottage from CCA for at least seven consecutive days on at least two occasions in the last five years, is at least 18 years old, and has paid annual dues. What all Cottagers have in common is a love of community and a love of this beautiful space.
It is no secret that our weather is becoming hotter and drier, and that the winds are more intense and long-lasting. Boulder County has been hit hard by wildfires in 2022, and it is critical that everyone does their part in fire mitigation efforts. The Cottagers are encouraged to participate actively in curtailing any fire risk, and to follow Boulder County guidelines.
Events & News
A primary focus of the Cottagers is to foster community and fellowship among the residents, lodgers, and visitors to the Colorado Chautauqua. We have a number of traditional activities during the summer season, such as our 4th of July picnic, and tennis tournament. Based on current circumstances and needs we may also organize activities such as fire mitigation workshops and volunteer work, contributing to a new Cottager cookbook, or outreach to the local community.
There are many opportunities to gather and meet your neighbors and friends. The Arnold Sunday School will meet on three Sundays during the month of July 2022; join us for a non-denominational Christian service and fun gathering afterwards! Or sign up to help with the important work of making our beautiful community safer from the constant threat of wildfires. If you are an avid tennis player, hone your skills at our tennis tournament, or help organize our CCA Staff Appreciation Day!
In the Loop
A Cottagers July 4th Weekend, 2022 Covid raised its’ ugly head once again and altered the start to a much anticipated 4th of July weekend. Due to a few Cottagers testing positive (Please...
The Boulder Fire Department has requested that all Chautauqua cottagers have reflective signage on the back of the cottages for easy identification of units in the event of an active...
The CCA will hold a Firewise weekend in July! Saturday, July 23 will be a Firewise Workday, while July 24 will be a Firewise Education Day.
The CCA will open a new café in the space between the General Store and the Restaurant. The grand opening is now scheduled for July 3rd!