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unique place

I would give 5-stars if not for the cost of everything at Lakeside. It is a unique place, very cute... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Teresa G
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Alamosa, Colorado
Wonderful community on the shore of Lake Erie

Cottages and shops are charming, the Methodist Church has done a great job establishing and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
orbylady
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“art classes”(8 reviews)
“shuffle board”(4 reviews)
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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
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236 Walnut Ave, Lakeside, OH 43440-1498
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+1 419-798-4461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would give 5-stars if not for the cost of everything at Lakeside. It is a unique place, very cute cottages, on Lake Erie, very clean, etc. Fortunately, we were there right after the season ended, so we didn't have to pay the very pricey...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa G
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank orbylady
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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jillsbury
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol R
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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dave M
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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeri M
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank karahs2016
Reviewed 6 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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank timm529
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mntfan5
Reviewed 28 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mindy H
27 September 2018|
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Response from Mominator55 | Reviewed this property |
You can call their association, they will probably be able to help you with information.
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Tiana H
11 August 2018|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
If you want to camp on the water I would go to East Harbor State Park. It is close to Lakeside and camping is on the water.
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Amruta K
11 May 2017|
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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!
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