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Arrival and Departure information, check in and check out times
Lakeside Linen Supply
Lakeside Linen Supply delivers fresh, hotel-quality rental linens directly to your vacation home or cottage. Ultra-soft microfiber sheets, luxurious 100% cotton towels, bath mats, crib sheets, colorful beach towels and kitchen towels – waiting for you when you arrive. When it’s time to go, simply pack everything into the provided laundry bag and leave outside the door. Easy, convenient, online ordering.
Where is the nearest post office?
The address of the local post office is 1306 W. Main St., Marblehead, Ohio 43440. Postage stamps in bundles of five are also available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.
2019 Important Gate Information
Gate Hours Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (June 15-September 2), the gate hours are as follows: • Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours • South Gate & Welcome Center: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. • East & West Second Street Gates: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates, and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate. The shuttle will continue its route from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. In order to control traffic, Lakeside is asking those who already have a Daily, Friday, Saturday, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass, and don’t need to purchase a pass, to use the East or West Second Street Gates when possible.
Barcodes & Ticket Scanning
A unique barcode and number will be printed on each Chautauqua Pass (even Season Chautauqua Passes). Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer, every guest (adult, youth, child, season pass holder and employee) will be required to hand their Chautauqua Pass to the Gate Attendant to have their barcoded pass scanned when entering and exiting the gates.
Will Call
Lakeside will hold prepaid passes at the Welcome Center (near the Route 163/South Gate Parking Lot) for pick up when you arrive to Lakeside. Will Call is short for "Will call for," which is another way of saying "will come and get." There is no drive up window at the Welcome Center. Short-term parking spaces are located outside the building. Please use the stairs or the wheelchair accessible ramp to get to the Welcome Center. Once inside, pick up your passes from the attendant at the desk. Will Call hours are 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. If arriving after Will Call hours, your passes can be picked up at the Fifth Street Gate entrance off North Shore Blvd.
Hotel Lakeside & The Fountain Inn Check-In & Check-out Times
Check-in any time after 3 p.m. Check-out is any time before 11 a.m.
What does my Chautauqua Pass pay for?
A Chautauqua Pass provides admission to the grounds and activities, including Hoover Auditorium live entertainment, the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, educational seminars, children and youth programs, swimming off the dock, and parks and picnic areas, among numerous other activities. For the full list of Chautauqua Pass benefits, visit www.lakesideohio.com/passes/details
Safety Rules to Follow in Lakeside Chautauqua
Lakeside is a “Slow-Go” community. Move slowly and use caution at all times. Bicycles must obey all traffic signs, including stop signs, stopping at crosswalks and one-way street signs. This is a State of Ohio Law. Golf carts and cars must also obey traffic signs. Pedestrians must cross at crosswalks when provided. No bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, hover boards or golf carts are permitted on the lakefront path or the nature/walking trail. No skateboards, rollerblades or hover boards are permitted in the Lakeside Business District. Bicyclists of all ages should wear helmets when riding. Bicycles and golf carts must use lights when driving after dark. Alert all pedestrians of your presence when attempting to pass them in the dark. Encourage all children and families to participate in the Bicycle Rodeo & Safety Inspection Program. This is offered to youth ages 4-12. During the summer season, please refer to the weekly Lakesider newspaper for day and time. Always give pedestrians the right of way. Lakeside strongly encourages the wearing of seat belts when operating a golf cart. Never hold another passenger on your lap when riding in a golf cart. Use extreme caution in high traffic areas and intersections.
How does parking work?
A Daily Auto Pass is required to park at Lakeside over Memorial Day weekend and during the Chautauqua summer season. There are three options for daily Auto Passes: To park on the grounds, the cost is $12 per day; to park in the South Gate Parking Lot, the cost is $6 per day, and to park at Danbury High School, 9451 E. Harbor Road, the cost is $1.50 per day and is available until Sept. 3. For more information on these options, visit www.lakesideohio.com/parking.
Lakeside Information Center Hours (Weather Permitting)
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.
Area Taxi Services
A+ Steinys Cab (419) 734-9480. After Hours Taxi (419) 732-6151. Linda’s Taxi (419) 734-0995.
Hotel Lakeside & The Fountain ATM Service
A Huntington Bank ATM is located inside the Third Street entrance of the Fountain Inn, located at 225 Maple Avenue.
Golf Cart & Bicycle Rentals
Sypherd Cycles & Rental Center, located at 182 W. Sycamore Avenue, offers golf cart and bicycle rentals for guests. It is open daily throughout the summer season and by appointment in the off-season. For more information, visit www.sypherdcycles.com or contact (419) 798-4124.
Hoover Ticket Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mon. - Tues. & Thurs. - Sat., 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Select Wednesdays and 2 -4 p.m. Sunday.
Quiet Hours
11 p.m. - 8 a.m. Monday - Friday, 11:30 p.m. - 8 a.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday.
Shuttles
7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. The Mack Mobile is also available for guests with limited mobility. Call (419) 341 - 8247.
Hotel Lakeside & The Fountain Complimentary Amenities
Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the hotel front desk. A limited quantity of Pack ‘n Play and rollaway beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis with advance notice and at no additional charge. Some toiletry items are available at the front desk. Guests may purchase forgotten toiletry/sundry items from The Shade Tree, located at 210 Walnut Avenue, or Erie Food Market, located just outside the Fifth Street Gate.
Credit Cards Accepted at Hotel Lakeside & The Fountain Inn
MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards are accepted by Lakeside Chautauqua. Please note that some shops and restaurants on the grounds only accept cash.
Limousine Services
Richie’s Limo (419) 734-5466. Mon Ami Limo (419) 797-0903.
Restaurants/Grocery in Port Clinton/Catawba Isalnd
Bassett’s Market, 3994 E. Harbor Road, (419) 734-6506, 6.2 miles. Walmart, 2826 E. Harbor Road, (419) 732-3369, 7 miles.
What is the tobacco policy?
Tobacco is not permitted in Lakeside. For the health and wellness of guests and residents, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, with the exception of privately-owned properties.
Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters, Skates & Hoverboards
Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters, Skates & Hoverboards are prohibited along the lakefront path, nature/walking trail, within the parks, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway on Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets, as well as the Business District between Maple and Central Avenues from Fourth Street to the lakefront.
Why is the ground shaking?
A few days a week during the summer, between 10 a.m-3 p.m., LaFarge Quarry in Marblehead blasts the rock. These blasts cause a loud boom and an earthquake-like rumble in Lakeside.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes, at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, 236 Walnut Ave. The phone number is (419) 798-4461, ext. 244.
Where can I find Wi-Fi?
Near Hoover Auditorium and the Pavilion. Coffee & Cream, the Lakeside Laundromat, Bluebird Café and the Lakeside Women’s Club provide Wi-Fi for patrons. It is also available at the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn for overnight guests only. Wesley Lodge, South Auditorium, Wo-Ho-Mis, Campground and the Lakeside Dorm have Wi-Fi for those who rent or live in the facilities.
How do I get around Lakeside?
A complimentary golf cart shuttle service is available from 6:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. during the summer season. The shuttle stops at the Welcome Center, the Shuffleboard Courts, Hotel Lakeside, Fountain Inn, Hoover Auditorium, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, Chautauqua Park, and the Fifth Street and Second Street Gates. There’s no need to call for a shuttle, just go to one of the stops and look for a golf cart with an orange flag. The Mack Mobile is available for guests with limited mobility, 7a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (419) 341-8247.
Does Lakeside offer free passes?
Complimentary Church Passes, Faith for Living Hour Passes, Laundromat Passes, Orchestra Hall Movie Passes and Shopping/Dining Passes are available at the gates. To view details and restrictions for each pass, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule at www.lakesideohio.com/passes/admission-fee-schedule
Where can I buy Season Chautauqua Passes?
The Hoover Ticket Office, 115 W. Third St., is where you can purchase Season Chautauqua Passes.
Where are the public restrooms?
Public restrooms are located at the Pavilion, Central Park at the Shuffleboard Courts, the Welcome Center, Hoover Auditorium, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, Fountain Inn Lobby and the Hotel Lakeside Lobby.
Severe Weather Shelters
Bettinger Park and Pavilion restrooms, below the Pavilion, Wo-Ho-Mis and Wesley Lodge.
Is there access to a copier and fax machine?
These resources are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, 236 Walnut Ave., for a fee.
Recycling and trash
curbside Tuesday and Friday at 7 a.m. Recyclables, including glass and plastic bottles, metal cans, paper and newspapers may also be taken to the green receptacle at the South Gate Parking Lot.
Substance Abuse is not tolerated on Lakeside's grounds.
Those found under the influence or in the possession of prohibited items are subject to complete prosecution.
TAKE CAUTION: RED-WINGED BLACK BIRDS
Now is their nesting time, and the males are very protective of their territory. They will dive-bomb you if they think you are too close to one of their nests (even though you may have no idea where the birds’ nests are located). Please be aware of these feathered friends around Lakeside. If suddenly dive-bombed, leave the area immediately. The red-winged blackbird is one of the most common birds in Lakeside Chautauqua. The birds are similar in size to the robin. The male is glossy black overall with red “shoulders” edged with yellow feathers. Males are also slightly larger than females. The female is brownish overall and lacks any red color. Red-winged blackbirds are polygamous. Males will defend territories in which as many as 15 females establish nesting areas. Most male territories contain about five females.
Pet Policy
Pets are to be on a leash or confined to the owners’ premises at all times. Owners must clean up after their animals. Several “Mutt Mitt” dispensers are located throughout the grounds.

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