It’s a beautiful day on the lake. Wish you were here!


Did you know that Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hotel Lakeside has been named ‘Best Hotel Room View’ on the 2014 Best of Ohio Reader’s Ballot from Ohio Magazine?

The waterfront hotel, built in 1875, features a beautiful wrap-around porch, showcasing the most dramatic views of Lake Erie and the islands. Many Lakesiders enjoy this peaceful setting to reconnect with friends, relax with a good book or end the day with a sunset. Read More


‘Chautauqua’ represents a community that welcomes all people to gather and participate in lifelong learning opportunities through four pillars: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation.



Established in 1873, Lakeside was among the first communities founded as part of the Chautauqua Movement in North America, a cultural and educational movement that flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Exciting changes are taking place at Lakeside Chautauqua’s hidden treasure on the hill, the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts. This summer, the Rhein Center will introduce online class registration to the Lakeside Chautauqua community.

With the implementation of online registration, the Rhein Center will be able to offer many classes without relying on the lottery system, and make them available for early registration and payment. This will create easier access for students interested in signing up for arts classes and alleviate the long sign-up process on Sunday.

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Staff bloggers: The Rev. Dr. Ned Dewire & Gretchen Colon

Shouting God Songs

Sitting on the dock, facing East, watching the rays of sun shine across the beautiful Lake Erie water. One is able to see a variety of ways God is present in each wave, each soaring seagall, each passing sailboat and each ray of sunshine that strikes the water.

One hymn in particular reminds us of the faithfulness of God through the beauty of nature. Ponder these words as you imagine a sunrise you have experienced on the dock or along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile: Read More