Welcome to The Front Porch

Welcome to The Front Porch, the official blog of Lakeside Chautauqua!

Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to Ohio’s Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit.

Lakeside is a year-round destination, although our summer Chautauqua program draws families from across the world to participate in a variety of spiritual experiences, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits.

More than 900 Victorian cottages line the quaint streets of our waterfront community. Most have a cozy front porch, perfect for relaxing, reading, drinking iced tea, playing card games and especially for welcoming conversation.

So, welcome to our Front Porch! This blog will feature Lakeside stories, travel tips, how-to articles, snapshots, guests’ experiences and interviews with staff.

To create the conversation, share your thoughts and pictures, or tell us why your family returns to Lakeside each year. Your stories make our conversation authentic and true, allowing others to learn and grow. So, let your creativity and imagination run wild.

We only ask that you respect everyone’s thoughts in your comments and feedback – be polite and considerate. Also, please understand that this is a moderated blog, and comments will be reviewed.

We look forward to our Front Porch conversations with you.

One thought on “Welcome to The Front Porch”

  1. My family and I are really looking forward to our time at Lakeside later this month! We’ve been coming there for over 50 years. We love everything about Lakeside. I have just one question: Is the front porch of the Hotel Lakeside off-limits to those who are not staying at the hotel? The reason I ask is because we were summarily “thrown out” a couple of years ago. There were only 2 of us adults and we were not causing a scene, making noise, etc. – simply relaxing in rocking chairs, and there was plenty of room for others to be accommodated. Neither was there a special event taking place. Although we are cottage renters, my late father loved to sit there and watch the beautiful sunsets. We loved visiting the porch and relaxing for a little while, but now it seems we may not. Please advise. Thank you!

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