Open weekends through Oct. 12
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Coffee & Cream
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 12; reopens May 2020

Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Open weekends through Oct. 12

The Fine Print Bookstore
Open weekends through Dec. 8; reopens May 2020
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Heritage Hall Museum Gift Shop
Open for the Lighthouse Festival, Oct. 12; by appointment any other day; reopens May 2020

Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast
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Lakeside’s very own Sloopy’s Sports Café and Lago Coastal Café have been chosen as the ‘Best of Lake Erie’ in Lake Erie Living’s September/October 2019 issue.

The magazine’s special edition includes both editors’ and readers’ picks of the best dining, shopping, lodging and attractions in Ohio, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Recognized for their famous Hibachi Pizza, Sloopy’s earned the ‘Best Pizza Flavor.” After the pizza was created in 2012 for a Columbus-based contest, which it went on to win, as well as several other contests, the owners decided to add the unique creation to their menu.

In addition, Lago was named ‘Best Modern Fusion.’ The new restaurant, which opened earlier this summer, has a loaded menu of modern cuisine, including California Chicken Sliders that have become a Lakesider favorite!

Congratulations to Sloopy’s and Lago! For a full list of winners, check out the September/October 2019 issue currently on stands.

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member

Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

“Lakeside is significant to the nation as the largest and most intact Camp Meeting/Chautauqua ground remaining in the U.S., which is still functioning according to its original organizational plan. It is also one of the longest continuously operated such resorts in the country, having formally opened in 1873. Lakeside is a rare survivor of two of America’s foremost 19th century cultural movements, which were established at Lakeside by nationally prominent religious/cultural leaders. Additionally, the range of architecture, from simple frame cottages to the massive 3,000-seat auditorium, is an excellent representation of both indigenous and unique ‘camp meeting’ forms.” Read More

Guest Blogger: Malini Swank-Lakes and Lattes blog

When you think of an old-fashioned summer, what comes to mind? For me, it conjures up images of reading on the porch of a lake house, swimming in the lake, riding your bike to grab an ice cream cone, or fishing off the dock. But in today’s busy, always connected world, does that kind of summer still exist?

Confession: I’m a sucker for the movie Dirty Dancing.

In fact, my husband and I choreographed part of the sequence from “Time of Your Life” to dance together at our wedding. And I’m the girl who googles things like “does the resort from Dirty Dancing actually exist?” I’ll save you the time and inform you that yes, it does exist, and it’s actually called Mountain Lake Lodge – but it’ll always be “Kellerman’s” to me.

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Guest Blogger: Tieka Ellis, Selective Potential blog

To start off our first full day in Lakeside, Ohio… we tried to fit in as much as we possibly could! It was such a fun day. I’d relive it over again if I could! So we woke up at our hotel at Fountain Inn and walked over to The Patio because we heard rave reviews of their homemade doughnuts and had to try them! So we ordered a small breakfast and each had a warm cinnamon sugar doughnut, which was so good! After that, we grabbed coffees (soy chai for me, please!) at Coffee & Cream and decided to walk around a bit to take in some of the sights. Their little “downtown” area is so cute. So many places to shop — gift stores, book stores, art shops. Plus, I loved just walking around looking at all of the cute cottages and landscaping! Everything was just so picturesque.

This trip was sponsored by Lakeside Chautauqua. All opinions are my own!

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