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“Wonderful community on the shore of Lake Erie”

Lakeside Chautauqua
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lakeside
Certificate of Excellence
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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 2 October 2018

Cottages and shops are charming, the Methodist Church has done a great job establishing and nuturing this wonderful combination of vacation and residential living.

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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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"golf cart shuttle"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful community"
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"front porch"
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"vacation spot"
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"donuts"
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"riding bikes"
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"hour pass"
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"all ages"
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"step back in time"
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"marblehead lighthouse"
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"tennis courts"
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 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 of the charm of Lakeside homes. Well done!
A point taken off for an older sales lady who ignored me (i was casually dressed), even though I was carrying a purse with plenty of money inside for her. I bought nothing.
Thought she was having a bad day till I read on here about problems with snootiness. All other sales people in town were very sweet which makes one bad apple stand out. Might be helpful for all to know that they are all competing against some very sweet sales people in your community, that does a wonderful job of showing off/selling its warmth and charm.

Thank jillsbury
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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
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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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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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