• 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of Lakeside? Take a look at our list...

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, Lakesiders!

    Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the...

  • Business Hours for 2018-2019 Off-Season

    Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019 Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast Open weekends through Oct. 13...

  • A Royal Visit to Lakeside

    Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over...

  • The Shade Tree: 25 Years of Business and Loyalty

    Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped...

  • Mere observation brings renewal

    Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh I’m sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a determined sugar maple tree, perhaps its verdant growth encouraged by the view I’m...

  • Sunday Spotlight: 2018 Advancement & Communications Intern

    Name: Mallory Glenn Hometown: Bowling Green, OH College: University of Mount Union Major/Minor: Writing/Communications and Sociology How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside...

  • Choose Radiant Windows and Radiant Remodeling

    Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern Are you looking to renovate your home? If so, look no further than Radiant Windows and Radiant Remodeling based...

  • Sunday Spotlight: 2018 Recreation Intern

    Name: Kristopher Glover Hometown: Chicago, IL College: Xavier University Major: Sports Management How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I got a...

  • Preacher of the Week: Bishop Sally Dyck

    Bishop Sally Dyck will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 29-Aug. 2. This week is supported by the Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment. She...

With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of Lakeside? Take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas…

Lakeside Gift Cards

This year, Lakeside introduced Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even Season Passes! Gift Cards are available to purchase in values of any amount. For more information, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or accounting@lakesideohio.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 10.

Hotel Gift Certificates
Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn gift certificates are available for next year. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For more information, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or skoenig@lakesideohio.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 10.

Honor a Loved One
A gift in honor of a loved one is a special way to pay tribute to their love of Lakeside. The gift can celebrate milestones – the birth of a child, wedding or anniversary – or remember a loved one. When making a tribute gift, make note of the loved one being honored or remembered. The person being honored, or the family contact of the person being remembered, will receive a hand-written note. For more information, contact Alana Tarry at (419) 798-5396 or atarry@lakesideohio.com. Read More

Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the excitement of the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival with its annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest!

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
            Pumpkin Drop-Off – 9:30-11 a.m.
            Awards Presentation – 1-1:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover Auditorium Porch
Who: You! Read More

Coffee & Cream
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019

Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Open weekends through Oct. 13

Heritage Hall Museum Gift Shop
Open for the Lighthouse Festival, Oct. 13; by appointment any other day; reopens May 2019

Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast
Open through mid-November; reopens May 2019

Joseph Wise Fine Clocks
Open daily through October and weekends through December; reopens May 2019
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Keystone Guest House
Open weekends through October; reopens May 2019 Read More

Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider


Photo by Brenda Knipp

It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over Lake Erie. Southbound monarch butterflies, travelers they are called, the last generation of the 2018 broods, were headed out of Canada on a course for Mexico. They had caught the strong winds of a Nor’easter, heedless of weather reports calling for wind gusts of 40 knots. They were clueless of the stalled remnants of Hurricane Gordon, spilling the last of his coastal waters on a three-day binge in Ottawa County, Ohio.

The travelers made landfall, exhausted and spent from fighting the storm. They landed on any purchase to which they could cling. Reports started coming across social media with photos to verify. Hundreds upon hundreds of monarchs were stacking up on vegetation from Whiskey Island off Cleveland’s shore, all along the lakefront to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on the western edge of our county on both Sept. 9 and 10.

By grace and fortune, wings landed in Lakeside as well. On Sept. 10, monarchs gathered en masse near the pavilion, a mere stone’s throw from the Angel Garden. It was a fitting temporary resting spot for the monarchs on course to arrive in Mexico the first week of November, in time for the local celebration of Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead (or All Souls’ Day).  Tradition has it, monarchs are the souls of the ones who have passed during the year, returning to their loved ones. Read More

Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped taffy.

This season marked the 25th year that The Shade Tree has been in business. As a celebration, The Shade Tree offered customers a variety of deals centered around ’25,’ with one of those deals being a chance to win a $25 gift card.

While $25 may seem like it could go quick at a souvenir shop, Becky Price, the owner of The Shade Tree, always strives to keep her prices modest and fair.

“I keep in mind that people have to pay a gate fee and rent cottages and pay for gas to get here,” said Price. “There are a lot of expenses that go along with vacationing, so I work hard to ensure that the items I’m selling are priced reasonably.”

The items in The Shade Tree are not only affordable, but practical and unique.

“The Shade Tree is stocked with custom-designed items to keep our inventory unique,” said Price. “The Shade Tree doesn’t overlap with other stores in Lakeside.” Read More