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Lakeside Chautauqua

236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1498
+1 419-798-4461
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Best family vacation place

You cannot beat this little community for a family vacation. This is the second year that our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barb H
Peaceful, Spiritual Community

Lakeside Chautauqua is a peaceful destination to relax, sit back and enjoy nature. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorrie C
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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 an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is also a year-round destination for groups of all sizes.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1498
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"miniature golf"
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"art classes"
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"been coming here for years"
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"historic hotel"
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"labor day"
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"beautiful community"
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"front porch"
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"vacation spot"
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"donuts"
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"tennis courts"
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"step back in time"
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"marblehead lighthouse"
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"movie theater"
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"small fee"
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"fourth generation"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You cannot beat this little community for a family vacation. This is the second year that our family rented a lovely cottage there. The classes, entertainment, atmosphere of this town where you can just let your children run around and be safe with other great...More

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lakeside Chautauqua is a peaceful destination to relax, sit back and enjoy nature. It's a spiritually oriented community with activities for all ages. You can spend a weekend getaway or an extended vacation in either one of the two hotels or in a rental cottage....More

Thank Lorrie C
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Lakeside is a magical place where time seems to stand still. I look forward to visiting each summer and enjoying the great lectures, fantastic musical performances and fellowship with family and friends.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I saw reviews about taking down the wall.....that is what makes Lakeside a safe place to take your kids. There is much to do for little money and they can roam freely. The gatefee pays for all the entertainment and upkeep. We have been going...More

2  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lakeside professes to be a Christian community with open arms for all Gods children... all you need is a fat wallet to get inside that pearly gate.

2  Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Lakeside, Ohio Is the perfect place for families. My family has been going there for 92 years… this will be my 64th summer! Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Lakeside offers free shuffleboard, tennis courts, a spray park and baby pool right by the...More

2  Thank Jan34683
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Interesting experience. This is an institution that promotes acceptance and love of fellow man. Regardless of race, color or creed. Oddly it is populated by pudgy white folks who surround them selves with a fence, gate, and high fees ! The once great Methodist camp...More

8  Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Lakeside on Lake Erie is a Chautauqua located between Port Clinton and Marblehead Ohio. Between June and Labor Day there is a gate fee of about $25 per person, per day with lower fees for shorter visits. The fee pays for all the recreational, entertainment...More

1  Thank TrippinTogether
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Such a great place to be with all the crap going on in the world. It's a safe place for Kids out playing being kids. Beautiful lake views. You can play basketball, shuffleboard or even put put.

2  Thank Thedevelopingimage
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have been going to Lakeside for over 25 years. The best way to describe it is as if you were stepping back into the 1930's when people would sit on their porch and enjoy reading a book or talking to anyone that came down...More

1  Thank rlspinner
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Amruta K
12 May 2017|
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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!
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Madeline A
11 May 2017|
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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
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Spurdue1
12 January 2017|
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Response from Switzl | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to visit the Lakeside Chautauqua website. Click the Accomodations tab, and check out the houses available for rent through the two Real Estate offices located in town. Lots of options in every price range... More
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