Make Arrangements: Food and Lodging

General Information

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. The cost is $60 for the full weekend (lunch and dinner both Friday and Saturday) or $35 for a single day (lunch and dinner either Friday or Saturday). See details below.

All MBS attendees will need to make their own arrangements for lodging. All options are described below. Here is the contact info for all the MBS lodging options detailed below:

Lakeside Reservations for Midwest Birding Symposium

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 419-798-4461 ext 230, or 1-866-952-5374
Fax: 419-798-5033
Mail: 236 Walnut Ave
Lakeside, OH 43440

Register online (use special event code MBS2013) »

Lodging Options

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
  • Basic Rooms

Register online or call 1-866-952-5374 »

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

Register online or call 1-866-952-5374 »

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.

Bed and 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.

Hotels Around Lakeside

MBS attendees can also make reservations at a hotel near Lakeside. Use the contact information at the top of this page to learn more.

MBS Meal Plan

Friday Lunch

  • Croissants & wraps (ham, turkey, egg salad, hummus)
  • Condiments, lettuce, tomato
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Lemonade, water (coffee station available all day)

Friday Dinner

  • Burgers, veggie burgers, brats, buns
  • Cole slaw
  • Potato salad
  • Veggie tray & dip
  • Dessert
  • Lemonade, water (coffee station available all day)

Saturday Lunch

  • Taco bar (can make taco salad or tacos)
  • Beef, black beans & rice
  • Soft and hard shell tacos
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Tomatoes, salsa, onions, lettuce, black olives
  • Brownies
  • Lemonade, water (coffee station available all day)

Saturday Dinner

  • Grilled chicken
  • Pasta primavera (vegetarians)
  • Red-skinned potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Salad
  • Dessert
  • Lemonade, water (coffee station available all day)