Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator


The Lakeside Chautauqua community is full of many accommodations for guests. Lakeside’s six bed & breakfasts are no exception. Each offers guests something different, from a room or a suite to a full kitchen, but all offer one thing in common – a front porch.

1.)    Evening Song Bed & Breakfast – Enjoy turnoff the century charm, combined with all the comforts that make a vacation outstanding. Evening Song cottage offers guests central air, a full breakfast and beautifully appointed private baths. Take in the evenings on the spacious, enclosed front porch.

2.)    Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast – The Idlewyld offers guests a cottage atmosphere with 14 different and beautifully decorated bedrooms. There is also a common gathering room and dining area. The Idlewyld has a large wrap-around porch with Amish rockers.

3.)    Keystone Guest House – Keystone Guest House offers four comfortable suites to choose from, each includes a full kitchen. Come and enjoy the large enclosed front porch that keeps you in touch with the heart of Lakeside.

4.)    Lakeside Women’s Club/Green Gables – This guest house offers accommodations for women and a meeting room capable of holding 50 guests. Located near Central Park and the Lakeside Business District, this lodging option allows guests quick access to several activities that offers.

5.)    Maxwell’s Hospitality House – Maxwell’s Hospitality House is a Victorian home with several guest rooms and two efficiency apartments. This option offers an escape from the summer heat, with air conditioning, and is in a prime location – directly across from Hoover Auditorium. Guests are welcome to the complimentary coffee and to take in all the action of the Downtown Business District from the wrap-around front porch.

6.)    Rainbow Guest House & Tea Room – Rainbow Guest House & Tea Room is a charming, comfortable century home with guest rooms. Walk-ins are always welcome. Located across from Central Park, this option allows guests to simply walk out the door and enjoy the Lakeside experience.

Now it’s your turn to join The Front Porch conversation. Have you or your family stayed in one of the bed & breakfasts? Why is it special to your family? Do you enjoy sitting on the front porch and watching Lakeside go by? Tell us in the comments below.