The Spencer Hotel and Spa

Unique destination in the Heart of the Chautauqua Institute

two twins, porch, E.F. Benson room E.F. Benson bedroom, The Spencer Hotel

E.F. Benson, Room 110

Escape to Rissom a summer resort where the English went for their vacation. A beautiful watercolor mural depicts life at Rissom at the turn of the century where where all cares are set aside.

Edward Frederick Benson was born July 24, 1867 at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father was Headmaster. He was the fifth of six children born to Mary Sidgwick Benson and Edward White Benson. E. F. Benson is perhaps best known today for his delightful series of books featuring Emmeline Lucas (Lucia) and her social rival, Elizabeth Mapp. Published in the 1930's, the stories are set primarily in Rye (called Tilling) after beginning in Broadway in the Cotswolds (called Riseholme). The books portray the rivalries, plots and melodramas of small town life and are rich in descriptions of settings immediately recognisable to anyone who has walked the streets of Rye. More information on Edward Frederick Benson

ROOM FEATURES: Two twin beds, neo angled shower, direct porch access from room.

Full week stays during the 9 week Chautauqua Season include breakfast every day and dinner five nights (Monday through Friday) each week.


The Spencer can also assist guests in arranging travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may cause a guest to cancel their reservation.


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Spa Treatments at The Spencer Hotel

Spa Services at the Spencer Hotel

We offer many wonderful treatments to renew your spirit. Select from massage, manicures, pedicures, sauna time, & more. Add a service to your stay or visit our spa or packages pages to choose one of our prepared special spa getaways.

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