Lakeside Chautauqua is now offering a low rate, starting at $99, on overnight stays at the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn.

The discounted rate is valid from Sunday-Thursday for Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn ‘Traditions Rooms.’ Select ‘Family’ and ‘Chautauqua Rooms’ are also available at a discounted rate.

Quantities are limited and rates are subject to availability. Book your room by Sunday, July 20 to take advantage of this special offer.

Please note that the offer does not include applicable taxes or Daily Chautauqua Passes to enter the grounds of Lakeside.

Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. When making your reservation, use the promotional code: SUMMER2014.

Reservations may also be made by phone at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230, if assistance is required. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator


Within the gates of Lakeside, there are 8 dining opportunities to choose from. Options from home-cooked meals to award winning pizza to boxed lunches perfect for picnics to fine dining by the water, Lakeside offers a little bit of everything.

Next time you’re walking around the Lakeside Business District, take in all your options and let your taste buds do the choosing. Read More

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern


Lewis - LWBS TestimonalBob Lewis’ interest in wooden boats began when he was a young boy. He cherishes childhood memories of spending time on his father’s 1957, 16 ft. Penn Yan wooden boat.

In 2010, Bob and his wife, Susan, were in the process of restoring a 1959, 16.5 ft. Lyman Runabout when they first attended the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show.

“We wanted to see the boats and talk with other boat enthusiasts about restoration and ask advice,” said Susan. “Everyone was very willing to share.”

With recommendations in mind and months of hard work, Bob and Susan launched their fully restored wooden boat for the first time in Lake Mosquito, in Ohio, on Sept. 5, 2010. Read More

Whether you’re planning to spend just a few hours or an entire day at the beach, we complied a list of the Top 10 Best Snacks to Pack for the Beach. Check out what made it to our top list:

Best Beach Snacks

What are your favorite snacks to pack for a day at the beach? We love hearing your thoughts on The Front Porch, so share with us in the comments below.

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern

The Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark on the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds. Built in 1909, the Pavilion has been a symbol of Lakeside for more than 100 years. Although the building has gone through many phases, the Pavilion has always been an integral part of the Lakeside community.

We sat down with the Director of Operations for the Lakeside Heritage Society, Gretchen S. Curtis, to talk about this Lakeside icon. She shared the history of the Pavilion and uncovered some fun facts that were hidden in the Archives.

Here are 5 Things you didn’t know about the Pavilion: Read More