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The charm has remained intact!

Hadn’t visited Lakeside for many years. Had heard there were many new large homes on the grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great family place

Great place for year round living ‘ the entire summer or for the day. Fall festival Saturday... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carol R
Lakeside, Ohio
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For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakeside Chautauqua is an historic community in Ohio that offers...more
236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1498
+1 419-798-4461
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hadn’t visited Lakeside for many years. Had heard there were many new large homes on the grounds and was anticipating ostentatious eyesores. Apparently a zoning assoc. or similar entity has assured that new structures and remodels must abide by a guideline to maintain the congruity...More

Thank jillsbury
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for year round living ‘ the entire summer or for the day. Fall festival Saturday October 13 is a great family activity

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The downside to our trip was it was super hot and for the afternoon stay we had trouble catching a golf cart shuttle. If they didn't see you standing right at a shuttle stop they had blinders on and didn't notice us trying to way...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lovely old hotel with all old furnishings in a great location. It should still be clean. There were many noticeable cobwebs by the elevator. I stepped on a piece of a necklace and could see the dirt on the floor - pretty...More

Thank Jeri M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It's like stepping back in time. Escape the modern day obsession with technology and get back to the days of riding bikes and fellowship! Wonderful family vacation!

Thank Karah S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to two other Chautauquas, the home in NY, and Bayview in MI, and this one ranks up with both of them. We, enjoyed a lunch in Hotel Lakeside and a stroll down “Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile” and it was indeed beautiful! I just...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This city costs $7.75 for adults for 3 Hours. The city is cute but not many shops. The mini golf is fun.

Thank Mntfan5
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Ok, most of the reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star so I thought I would give my middle of the road opinion with pros and cons. Pros: It's peaceful. It's quiet. Kids are free to roam about the gated community and it is...More

8  Thank DanielM19434
Reviewed July 27, 2018

There is so much to do, and yet it is also as restful and relaxing as you choose. The atmosphere within this vacation community is safe, fun, and very relaxing. This was my second time visiting friends while they were vacationing here. The history is...More

1  Thank Tonya B
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

If you need T-shirt shops, bars, wave pools and amusement rides, this is not the place for you. To riff on a Prince hit, at Lakeside, you party like it’s 1899. The pace is slower here. It’s quaint and a throwback. I have a 6...More

1  Thank rjmccurdy1011
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 attractions in Lakeside
Marblehead Lighthouse
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Tiana H
August 11, 2018|
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Response from nelsons107 | Reviewed this property |
Camping at Lakeside is away from the lake. The camping area (mostly trailers and motorhomes) is above 7th Street at the southern edge of the community boundary, however, it is close to the pool and it's all downhill to... More
Amruta K
May 11, 2017|
Response from Hanna F |
Yes it is dog friendly, but if you're looking to stay within Lakeside, it can be difficult to find a place that is pet friendly. But as far as walking around and hanging out, you're definitely good to go!
Madeline A
May 11, 2017|
Response from Katherine B | Reviewed this property |
No, not everything. Most of the restaurants close. Hair/nail place and some of the restaurants open. Grocery store, etc. And the concerts/entertainment in the auditorium taper off in Sept. But there are some activities... More