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350 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1465
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Stayed here 3 nights with friends. Economically priced. The rooms are quite small. Community bathrooms in the hallway with a few exceptions. Breakfast was the same each morning. Very clean and the location on 4th and Walnut was excellent. Management personnel was cordial and polite. No coffee or cold drinks were available throughout the day and the amenities were quite limited. It is a basic bed and breakfast with not too much to brag about. Our stay here again is questionable; although for the price, it was nice.
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We have been going to Idlewyld for over 10 years. Dan and Joan are the best host and hostess in the world. It all stars with one of Dan's wonderful breakfast in a room that is surrounded by Joan's paintings. Like most places in Lakeside the rooms are small, but functional and well decorated. Most of the time we spend outside or on the porch. It is easy to make friends with the other guests or just kick back and read a book. You can easily hear the music from the Hoover Auditorium across the street. Dan and Joan will help you with any questions about this unique community. Make sure you book early in the year because rooms are filled up fast especially on certain weekends.
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This is our location we use for our out of town guests and staff to stay when we have events in Lakeside. We love the staff and the service. The breakfast is always great. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We highly suggest staying here.
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Staying at Idlewyld is like being at your grandma's place! Cozyand friendly, the smell of warm pumpkin pancakes or apple cake in the air! The owners are always happy to see you, they may join you on the porch to listen to the music coming from Hoover Auditorium across the street at night. It's like stepping back in time to rest and enjoy life at a slower pace. Bring the family during summer! We like the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Just rocking on the delightful porch in Amish rockers is such a treat! The rooms are all a bit different and beautifully decorated.
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The Idlewyld is a 140 year old heritage property lovingly maintained and run by a wonderful couple. Hand made quilts, cross stitch work, and incredible breakfasts will great you every day. The hosts are a wealth of knowledge in this community they have called their summer home for many a year. The location in Lakeside right next to the auditorium with its nightly music events (they even have a full symphony orchestra!), is also only short block walk from main street and two blocks from the Pavillion and lake Erie! Beautiful sunsets at your doorstop; friendly people and local artisan shops make this a wonderfully quiet and relaxing spot. Three restaurants and a few coffee shops round out a quaint little village. Lots of water sports are available as is the village standard of shuffleboard! Rooms are smallish but do have A/C - some have pvt bath. Doors, simply, are not locked anywhere! *** to note though (and this is mentioned to some extent, on their website) the Idlewyld is within a Methodist, gated, and private community. This means a daily fee per person and car ($106 US for two people, 1 car for two nights) upon arrival at the main gate. This is separate from the B&b's rate! Furthermore, being a Chautauqa community - there is no alcohol to be bought, nor consumed even in the restaurants!
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