Staff blogger: Dakota Harkins, Director of Education & Heritage Programming Famed aviator Amelia Earhart is easily one of the most recognizable performers to have graced Lakeside’s Central...
Author: Loretta Wilken, Master Gardener Cheery spring blooming bulb plants will soon be peppering the garden beds in Lakeside. They’re always a welcomed sight and a teaser...
Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, Lakeside Chautauqua The year was 1633. The place was Oberammergau, Germany. Europe was in the midst of...
Lakeside prides itself on embracing history and tradition in each of the Chautauqua pillars of Religion, Education, Cultural Arts and Recreation. As we move through Women’s History...
Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, Lakeside Chautauqua The Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. ...
Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi, Marketing & Public Relations Manager Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Dakota Harkins will be transitioning from her role as the Lakeside Heritage...
Will you help us reach new heights this fiscal year by giving a gift to the area of Lakeside you love most? By supporting your favorite place...
Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce a new culinary partnership with Ward Catering. “During our search for a...
Calling All Lakeside Lovers! Mike and Jaime Swallow’s love for Lakeside grows every year. It has inspired them to renew their vows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand...
A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer at Lakeside. This year is poised to be another outstanding season, with...
Welcome to the official blog of Lakeside Chautauqua. More than 900 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. We look forward to our front porch conversations with you.
1. Lakeside Gift Cards
Lakeside offers Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even Season Passes! Gift Cards are available to purchase in values of any amount. For details, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or email@example.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 13.
2. Hotel Gift Certificates
Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn gift certificates are available for next year. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For details, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 13. Read More
We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners!
Most Creative Design Overall
“Pumpkin Power and Light” by Heather Doughty
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
Open through mid-November; reopens May 2020 Read More
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 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