Here is a gorgeous table display done by Kamilla's Flower Boutique in Millerton, NY
This past Sunday was our 2nd Annual Bridal Show here at the Interlaken! We had a beautiful day and a great turn-out. Thank you to all of the wedding professionals, the brides and couples, and our wonderful team for such a successful day.
Here is a gorgeous table display done by Kamilla's Flower Boutique in Millerton, NY
Yiannis from YM Visuals and his extensive display of beautiful wedding photography.
Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates.... YUM!
Sugar Plum Invitations, Piece of Cake, Origami Owl and so many more! Stay tuned for more photos from our awesome event!
Vanessa's Values are now being offered on the Interlaken website! Check back often for last-minute deals and special offers. These are limited packages that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Offers are good only for certain dates.
Our first Vanessa Value offer is the Paw-fect Escape!
Treat your favorite 4-legged friend to a relaxing weekend in Connecticut. Spring has sprung and there are plenty of scents to keep your furry companion happy while you enjoy all Interlaken has to offer.
The Paw-fect package includes Woodside accommodations, bottle of wine and a fruit & cheese plate upon arrival, and 25% off dinner for two at Morgan’s, our renowned farm to table restaurant. Plus we'll waive the Pet fee ($25 per night). Package available Friday April 17th and Saturday April 18th only. $239 plus tax ($274.85 total)
Sorry we've been away... we have been working diligently on creating our NEW WEBSITE!
Do you like it?!
There are some exciting new things happening at the Interlaken as well...
- Our 2nd Annual Bridal Show is THIS Sunday! (Check out our Bridal Show package)
- Basha Cottage is getting a makeover
- New packages and offers are in the making
- Vanessa's Values COMING SOON! (Last minute travel offers and deals)
Stay tuned for news and updates later this week.
I intended to video Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, just minutes away from the Interlaken. But when I got there I was totally speechless.
It is so amazingly beautiful. Can't even imagine the views in season, or with freshly fallen snow.
The views heading to it and from it.
The "Party Barn" is rustic yet elegant. The huge stone fireplace is something else.
I wanted to take it all in, so even got fancy with the Panoramic photo feature on my iphone.
Their solarium: gorgeous. Perfect spot for a cocktail hour?
So many beautiful locations for wedding photos. Actually, everywhere. The breathtaking views are what led to my speechlessness. You have to see it and feel it yourself.
What is Lion's Rock Farm and how does Interlaken relate?
Click here to find out more about it and to see more stunning photos.
The first blog I ever wrote for Interlaken's Lakeside Blog was in July 2010. It was about Corporate Outings. The last blog I ever wrote was about Stephanie and Weddings in 2014. Yes, that is right, my last blog.
What fun I have had telling you about what's happening at Interlaken for the past 4 1/2 years, from Guest Comments to food in Morgan's to Family Reunions to Scrapbook Weekends to DOGS to local events to Harney & Sons to Lime Rock Park to Special Packages to Team Building Events to Wedding Proposals to Weddings to Anniversaries to Girlfriend GetawayCelebrations to canoeing at the Lake to Renovations to new Guestrooms - the blog list goes on and on. If you are so inclined and wish to reminisce the system still has every blog I wrote (perhaps with a future pitctures missing) from that very first day.
It's been fun sharing all things Interlaken with you! There's nothing like having the 'perfect blog moment' - grabbing my camera, taking some pictures and running back to my computer and tapping away about something sweet, something cute, something pretty - and hopefully always something kind of interesting for you to read. I hope you could always tell how enthused I was to write and how much I do love the Interlaken.
So it's a wrap! The Lakeside Blog is not going away, it is just getting a new owner, one whom I hope you love and will enjoy reading. I know I will be tuning in to see what is going on around me. Maybe I'll be a Guest blogger in the future, you never know.
I raise my Harney cup of Tea and say thank you for taking the time to read the Lakeside Blog!
Hopefully when you you really love something (and more importantly, someone) you show it, and I have to tell you: Stephanie Holst-Grubbe really loves weddings, and she has been showing her love of everything WEDDINGS currently and in 2014.
Have you met Steph? This is her. She's nice.
It's only fitting that the person who can make your love official by planning your wedding is the blog topic on Valentine's Day! I asked her to tell me about her busy year in 2014 and here is what she had to say:
"2014 was an extremely successful year! We had our FIRST annual Interlaken Inn Bridal show with a total of 25 local Vendor booths and a response of over 100 brides that registered. The show was a great success and we look forward to hosting our SECOND annual Bridal Show this April!
We created a new and exciting relationship with Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, and have now booked ten events on the farm since we commenced this relationship. We are thrilled to be a preferred onsite caterer of our Farm-to-Table menu at such a stunning location.
We hosted the most weddings in our history at the Interlaken. Actually being an integral part of such an important day in the lives of two people is extraordinary and everyone on our property feels the joy and excitement of being a part of it! We had the pleasure of meeting the close friends and family members of our wedding couples each and every weekend from May through December!
We have also created a strong social media presence on Facebook and Instagram and with a specialized “Steph’s Wedding Blog”! Check us out!
Finally, we have been honored to be featured in Carats and Cake twice in 2014: Adrienne & Andrew and Lindsay and Andrew.
To wrap up the year, we were awarded the badge of “2015 Pick The Knot Best Of Weddings”. For this we are so proud and greatly appreciate all the feedback from our Brides and Grooms and their families on theKnot.com.
We are also looking forward to some extremely exciting features in other publications in 2015….Stay tuned!"
Let's now unite this blog with this video for a happily ever after for Matthew and Tom.
If I say it enough maybe I will start to believe it. Or not. A Guest told me the other day to "embrace" it, so I am trying to do that. Maybe I can embrace it for others:
If you LOVE to ski in it, there are three ski mountains all within 30 minutes of the Interlaken, just take your pick:
Mohawk Mountain - great mountain for families, young ones learning to ski, night skiing available
Ski Butternut - addition to great skiing they offer snow tubing on the weekends and on holidays
Catamount - the mountain where I learned to ski when I did like snow
If you LOVE snowmen, you've got lots of the white stuff right here on the property to build one. You could make an army of snowmen, that is how much snow there is.
Take a break from it! If you LOVE Hot Cocoa, we've got some here and would be happy to get you a cup while you relax by the Lobby Fire.
Little ones with you that love to go sledding? We've got the perfect 'little steep' hill at the Sunnyside house. Just enough to give you a thrill but not too much to walk back up and do it all again. We've got sleds waiting for you on the Sunnyside porch.
A romantic sleigh ride for two. We can arrange that! Sign up for our "Sleigh Ride Package" and let a beautiful horse take you through the snowy countryside while you are snuggled next to your sweetie under a thick cozy blanket. (weather permitting of course)
Get married in it. With the ground blanketed in white and snowflakes falling from the sky, you've got your own winter wonderland. We've got some great Winter Wedding Packages for you to choose from. Getting married in the winter means every year you can celebrate your anniversary by going away somewhere warm :)
Who doesn't love winning?
Although we do not typically offer Chili on our Dinner menu in Morgan's restaurant, we now know that Chef Michael can certainly whip up a winning batch of the hot stuff! Last night as part of the Chili Cook-Off at the SWSA Jumpfest weekend Morgan's restaurant at the Interlaken walked away with the bragging rights for the 2nd year in a row. What a perfect way to heat up a cold night by judging hot chili.
Congrats to Chef Michael!
Come and taste his other fabulous farm-to-table dishes at Morgan's Restaurant - we are open 7 days a week!
Lime Rock Park is offering a new program this winter that embraces the frequent snowy conditions of New England. The new program is called "Winter Autocross" and is available most Fridays and Saturdays through early March to anyone with a valid Driver's License. This program lets you learn from the experts how to handle your car in the slipperiest of conditions but in a safe and fun way. Click here to see some live video and learn more about this new and exciting program!
I only wish to drive in the snow when I absolutely have to, but in this case, I would happily volunteer to do so.
We've teased you with a sample menu for the biggest day of LOVE this month, but I now have my hands on the official dinner menu for Saturday night, February 14th. The menu was prepared especially for all of the Valentine's Day PackageGuests we have arriving that day. Ooops, you say? Have you not made plans yet? No worries! We've got just a few rooms left, but you better call soon before you truly are in trouble!
Butternut and Leek Soup with Lemon Oil
Salad of Baby Lettuces, Buttermilk Dressing, Chives and Radish
Six Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell with Pickled Apple Mignonette
Crispy Duck Confit, Marinated Lentils, Arugula, Celeriac, Pickled Goodeberries
Lover's Antipasto Platter for Two: Poached Shrimp with Blood Orange Glaze, Marinated Mussels with Shallots, Duck Prosciutto with Figs, Beets with Creme Fraiche
Seared Foie Gras, Red Wine Caramel, Compressed Apple, Brioche ($10 supplement)
Organic Pumpkin Ravioli, Winter Squash, Sage, Brown Butter, Parmigiano
Grilled Salmon, Soft Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Leeks, Mushroom Broth
Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin, Whole Grain Mustard, Brussel Sprout-Potato-Bacon Hash
Grilled Beef Short Rib, Butternut Squash Puree, Smoked Potato, Red Pearl Onions
Roased Filet Mignon, Black Truffle-Port Wine Reduction, Potato Puree, Root Vegetables ($5 supplement)
Sharing Desserts: (all desserts are portioned for two Guests)
Chocolate Ganache Torte with Toasted Marshmallow and Graham Cracker Ice Cream
Rose Scented Panna Cotta, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Raspberry Crisp
Local Sprout Creek Farm "Toussaint", Thyme Honey, Hazelnut Spread, Granny Smith Apples
We have quite an extensive wine list and our service staff can pair each entree up with the perfect selection. Don't the desserts look wonderful? Enjoy your dinner with the sound of Scott Heth's trio in the background. Future forecast looks chilly, so it will be the perfect night to get cozy with the one you love!