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Lakeside Chautauqua
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lakeside
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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 them down. They also would pick up people and not always travel the same loop. I had to walk the 7 blocks in the heat to retrieve our car and go back to the hotel to pick up my sweat drenched family. The up side was the atmosphere, restaurants , shops and slice of Americana that this place offers. We weren't there long enough to search out the last day of summer events but will on a return trip. Its a good place for your soul.

Thank Dave M
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"miniature golf"
in 10 reviews
"art classes"
in 8 reviews
"been coming here for years"
in 5 reviews
"historic hotel"
in 3 reviews
"labor day"
in 6 reviews
"daily admission"
in 2 reviews
"golf cart shuttle"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful community"
in 2 reviews
"front porch"
in 4 reviews
"vacation spot"
in 2 reviews
"donuts"
in 5 reviews
"riding bikes"
in 2 reviews
"hour pass"
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"all ages"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"marblehead lighthouse"
in 5 reviews
"tennis courts"
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 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 sure no one swept. The spiders on the wall were ridiculous. I love Lakeside but will try a different hotel next year.

Thank Jeri M
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Reviewed 11 August 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!

1  Thank Karah S
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Reviewed 7 August 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 wish entrance fees for casual visitors like we were could be a bit more reasonable. But, I very much enjoyed the cottage architecture and getting a peek into this historic and ongoing community.

Thank timm529
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Reviewed 4 August 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
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