With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Give the gift of happiness this holiday season, and take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas…

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 accounting@lakesideohio.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 skoenig@lakesideohio.com. 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






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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

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