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The Midwest Birding Symposium 2009, September 17-20, 2009 in Lakeside, OH

Food and Lodging at the Midwest Birding Symposium

The MBS meal plan covers the cost of lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast will be served by many hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts both within and outside of Lakeside, and therefore is not covered within the meal plan. See details below.

All MBS attendees will need to make their own arrangements for lodging. All options are described below.

Traveling by air?

The nearest airport is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Continental Airlines offers discounts off published fares of 2% to 15% or Zone fares. Or, you can save up to 3% by booking your own reservations on Continental's website.

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Lodging Option 1: Lakeside

Hotel Lakeside

Each room in this turn-of-the-previous-century hotel has been decorated with great and loving care by the Friends of Hotel Lakeside. Period décor and exquisite antique furnishings make every room a delight.

Room options include:

  • Heritage Suites
  • Peninsula Rooms
  • Chautauqua Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Traditions Rooms
  • Economy and Basic Rooms

Please contact Steve Koenig for all lodging arrangements. (Make sure to ask for special Midwest Birding Symposium hotel rates).


E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 419-798-4461 ext. 343, or Toll-free: 1-866-952-5374
Fax: 419-798-5033

Steve Koenig, General Manager
Hotel Lakeside-Fountain Inn
236 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, Ohio 43440

Fountain Inn

Enjoy the retro look and feel of Lakeside's Fountain Inn. This accommodation offers a clean and decent place to stay at very reasonable rates. The inn sleeps more than 100 guests comfortably, whether the sun is shining or the snow is knee-deep.

Room options include:

  • Heritage Suites
  • Chautauqua Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Traditions Rooms

Please contact Steve Koenig for all lodging arrangements. (Make sure to ask for special Midwest Birding Symposium hotel rates).


E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 419-798-4461 ext. 343, or Toll-free: 1-866-952-5374
Fax: 419-798-5033

Steve Koenig, General Manager
Hotel Lakeside-Fountain Inn
236 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, Ohio 43440

Group Housing and Cottage Rental

In addition to hotels, Lakeside also offers cabins, cottages, campground facilities, and other accommodations for MBS attendees. Visit Lakeside's website for further information.

Please contact Steve Koenig for all lodging arrangements:

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 419-798-4461 ext. 343, or Toll-free: 1-866-952-5374
Fax: 419-798-5033

Steve Koenig, General Manager
Hotel Lakeside-Fountain Inn
236 Walnut Avenue
Lakeside, Ohio 43440

Lodging Option 2: Bed & Breakfasts

MBS attendees may also arrange to stay at one of several Bed and Breakfasts at Lakeside. Descriptions and reservation information can be found on Lakeside's web site.

Lodging Option 3: Hotels Around Lakeside

MBS attendees can also make reservations at a hotel near Lakeside. We have provided a list of hotels in .pdf format, including reservation contact information. Please contact Lake Erie Shores and Islands with any questions: 1-800-441-1271.

MBS Meal Plan

Friday Lunch

Turkey & Swiss croissant sandwiches, potato salad, fruit, pickle, cookie
*(Vegetarian sandwich option available)

Friday Dinner

BBQ Cookout with smokers & all the trimmings - potato salad, coleslaw, etc.
*(Vegetarian dishes offered also)

Saturday Lunch

American sub sandwiches, chips, pickle, fruit, cookie
*(Vegetarian Subs offered)

Saturday Dinner

Buffet dinner including the following: grilled chicken breast, meatless baked mostaccioli, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie & cake for dessert