We are very excited for our new look! Below is a rendering of the new lobby.
Monday, March 21 marked the beginning of our lobby renovation at the Interlaken! Here are some photos of the progress. The construction is schedule to be finished in a few weeks. The redecorating of the first-floor rooms in the Main Inn is also currently in the works.
Staying with us during the renovation? We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause during you stay. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable!
We are very excited for our new look! Below is a rendering of the new lobby.
Questions about the renovation? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year for the past 13 years, a wonderful group of women from western Massachusetts make their way to Interlaken to enjoy a Quilters Retreat. Many come early in the week and quilt in their guest rooms until everyone has arrived. These wonderfully talented women eat with us, take walks to the lake (enjoying the mild winter temperatures during their recent stay) and quilt all weekend long. Some make their quilts without purpose, others for family or friends and some donate their quilts to be auctioned for charity. One thing is for certain: these artisans quilt because they love their craft. We are so honored to have them here at Interlaken!
At a recent visit to Lime Rock Park, we learned that AUDI will be running a defensive driving school in the snow in early February. The track has their own snow gun and has put down a nice base to test the drivers and the vehicles through various maneuvers. We think this is such a great idea and allows drivers to test the vehicles without the threat or worry of vehicle damage or personal injury.
PORSCHE, which has four models with all-wheel drive, will be running a similar program at Lime Rock in the second week of February.
Kudos to these and other dealerships who are teaching their staff and best customers defensive driving skills. While we in northwest Connecticut have been lucky this winter not to have been hit with the snow we received last year, we all realize the benefits of knowing how to drive defensively in winter weather. They are skills worth learning!
One of the Corporate Team Building programs Interlaken offers is called Community Outreach. It offers businesses the opportunity to challenge their employees to brainstorm and use creative thinking to achieve goals together. It also offers businesses to give back to the communities who have helped make them successful and where their employees call "home".
In the fall, two companies, Meridian Corporation and Kaman Corporation, took part in Interlaken's Community Outreach "Bike Build" team building exercise. Interlaken's staff took bicycles apart and each corporate group had to put the bikes back together. They were successful in their efforts and on Christmas Eve, Marshall Miles of Robin Hood Radio in Sharon, CT spoke on air about Corporate Giving programs. We were absolutely delighted that four local families received the children's bikes that the teams from Meridian and Kaman corporations produced a few months ago. Needless to say, the bikes made some local children very very happy on Christmas morning!
Interlaken salutes companies like Meridian and Kaman that value corporate social responsibility to make communities better and stronger.
Morgan’s Restaurant at Interlaken Inn has named John Welch as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director. Most recently the executive chef at Avenue5 in Naples, Florida and Wentworth by the Sea, the AAA Four Star, Four Diamond Marriott hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire, Welch brings more than 22 years of culinary experience to Morgan’s, the acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant at Interlaken Inn.
A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Welch’s prestigious career includes time working at the James Beard Winning Jardinière restaurant in San Francisco under renowned chef Tracy Des Jardins and chef Douglas Keane. He has served as executive chef at Eleven North in Martha’s Vineyard and the AAA Four Diamond Bostonian Millennium Hotel. Welch also worked at the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton in Naples, the largest food and beverage operation for Ritz-Carlton in the United States, where he held several positions, including chef de cuisine of the grill room, banquet chef, and chef tournant for the entire resort. Welch also has experience as sous chef at Castine Inn, one of Food & Wine magazine’s Top 50 restaurants in the country (2002), and executive sous chef under Felino Samson at Bomboa, People magazine’s “sexiest restaurant in Boston.” He was named Lobster Chef of the Year for the state of Maine (2001).
A native of Maine, John Welch is excited to be back in New England after spending a number of years in Florida. “In a very short time, I have been inspired by the gorgeous landscape of Lakeville and surrounding area. I’m looking forward to the change each season will bring to our cuisine at Interlaken.” Chef Welch’s menu will feature various cuts of meats, chops, locally grown vegetables and fresh seafood. His style of cooking is simple and straightforward, allowing the farm-fresh ingredients to shine. “True farm-to-table cuisine is not complicated — it demands meticulous preparation with limited, yet surprising ingredients” says Welch. “Too many ingredients suffocates the dish and defeats the entire philosophy of farm-to-table.” John is excited to share his passion for food with Interlaken guests and local patrons of the restaurant.
Morgan’s serves dinner 7 nights a week and lunch Friday through Sunday.
As many of you know, we have been working on this renovation project for many months now and the end result is simply fabulous (if we do say so ourselves!). From the red cedar exterior to the stunning tiles in the master bath, nothing escaped the critical eye of our designer. Basha Cottage has been transformed into a contemporary and earthy getaway home for a family, four friends or a couple who are looking for a special resort experience.
Basha Cottage sports an eclectic design with pops of bright color, a mix of modern and mid-century elements, vibrant and engaging artwork, lively textiles, and distressed wood floors. The cottage has two bedrooms with king beds and two full baths, a fully equipped modern kitchen with cooking facilities and a dining area with versatile seating for six. The living room is comfortable and cozy with a linear fireplace and flat screen TV. A wall of windows floods the house with natural light and brings the outdoor in. The enclosed screened porch and a wraparound deck with a hot tub is the icing on the cake!
We had our very first Basha guests this weekend — Dr. and Mrs. Lombardo. We were anxious to hear their thoughts and Dr. Lombardo said this: "I stay all over the world in some of the finest places and I feel just as comfortable in this cottage as any of those places. It is just beautiful, chic and elegant, and it even gets the 'YES Network' so I can watch the Yankees. You really did a wonderful job with the renovation!"
Where did the name come from, you ask? Basha Cottage is named after the matriarch of the Reisman family who have owned the Interlaken for 33 years. We hope you will come and experience this very special new addition at Interlaken!
Your Old-Fashioned Summer Begins at Interlaken!
Do you remember the summer days when you were a kid, playing outdoor games without a worry in the world? Interlaken can take you back to your childhood this summer with our SUMMER FUN PACKAGE. In addition to a special rate offer, Interlaken offers our guests unlimited use of on-property recreation: swimming in our pool and lake, croquet, badminton, fishing, nature walks, frisbee, wiffle ball, horseshoes, tennis, kayaking, canoeing...we even have a Campfire complete with s'mores every Sunday and Wednesday!
Learn more at: http://www.interlakeninn.com/summer-fun-package.html
The Interlaken Inn is proud to announce that we have been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving their "Certificate of Excellence" 5 years in a row!
We want to thank all of of wonderful guests who have stayed with us and share their reviews about their stay here at the Interlaken. We couldn't do it without you! And we greatly appreciate your business.
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Finally! Spring has sprung at the Interlaken... and we couldn't be happier! It was a long, cold winter but we are ready for another fantastic summer with our guests.
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!