Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Pricing and Lodging


• Registration is $535.00 for SCBWI members and $595.00 for non-members. This includes the entire workshop, plus dinners and lunches from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. (Breakfasts are on your own). 


Want to stay overnight? Cottages on the grounds of Chautauqua Park may be booked for the weekend through Chautauqua’s Lodging Office. Make your reservation directly by calling the lodging office at 303-952-1611. But sure to mention SCBWI Retreat. There is apartment style lodging available starting at $95 per night, as well as two sizes of cottages (efficiency, and two-bedroom) starting from $172 per cottage per night. Please note: There are a limited number of cottages available and this rate is good only through Friday, February 9. If you plan to stay at Chautauqua, book early!
  • All lodging subject to 12.485% accommodations tax.
  • Two night minimum stay required.
  • Chautauqua Park, including all its lodging and venues, is smoke-free.
  • Check-in time:              4:00PM
  • Check-out time:           10:00AM
  • Quiet hours:                 11PM – 8AM Year-round.


Chautauqua Booking, cancellation & final balance due policies for stays of seven (7) or fewer nights:

Deposit requested to confirm:

To confirm a reservation Chautauqua requests 35% of the total lodging amount, or one night’s deposit, whichever is greater, charged to a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.

Cancellation policies:

The deposit is fully refundable on reservations cancelled at least 48 hours prior to arrival. If cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival the full payment is forfeited.

Balance due information:

The balance due is charged to the credit card in the record 48 hours prior to check in.