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The Lakeside Blog springs forth from the creative mind of Michelle Bruck at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.

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VLOG #7: Speechless

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.

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue Interlaken Lakeville CT

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

The "Party Barn" is rustic yet elegant.  The huge stone fireplace is something else.

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

I wanted to take it all in, so even got fancy with the Panoramic photo feature on my iphone.

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Vanue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Their solarium:  gorgeous.  Perfect spot for a cocktail hour?

Lion Rock Farm Sharon CT Wedding Venue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

So many beautiful locations for wedding photos.  Actually, everywhere.

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

The breathtaking views are what led to my speechlessness.  You have to see it and feel it yourself.

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Venue at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

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.


New England Skillet

What a nice way to start your day.  And what a nice way to start your day differently at the Interlaken.

This is our "New England Skillet" Breakfast entree now being served in Morgan's restaurant every Saturday and Sunday at Interlaken. 

It was delicious.  Two fried eggs, potatoes, butternut squash, onion, peppers and kale.  It's healthy too. 

For years we've done our Breakfast Buffet for Guests, complete with scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, fruit, pastries, etc.  We decided to switch it up last weekend by offering yummy served entree options along with continental breakfast items. juice and coffee/Harney tea.  Come try our Hot Lap Special or our Sunrise Delight, all prepared by William (he introduced you to our Penthouse Suite in VLOG #6).  William will continue to change the menu to work with the best flavors of the season.

What a delicious and new way to start your weekend day at Interlaken.


VLOG #6: Lime Rock Park

Did you happen to see the article about Lime Rock Park in the latest issue of Car and Driver?  The Track is featured in the December issue under "Track Clinic: How to Master Lime Rock".  It's a great article - even if you think you know all there is to know about the Track it's worth the read! 

I was able to visit Lime Rock on this gorgeous Fall afternoon and took a video of the Porsches enjoying some Track time.  The mumbling you hear is me trying to talk - why did I bother?!  This video sure beats any photo of Lime Rock I've ever posted.


VLOG #5: William and the Penthouse Suite

Let William take you on a tour of our latest Guestroom addition to the Interlaken, our Penthouse Suite. 


VLOG #4: Fall Wedding at Interlaken

What a gorgeous day in New England for a Fall Wedding!  A video of our wedding pavilion before the Guests arrive is much better than photos!


VLOG #3: Happy Quilters

Sharing emails like this with you make me very happy.  What doesn't make me happy though is at the end of the vlog I say "What more Can I Say?"  How dumb!  There's plenty more I can say, and you can read what I can say below after you've watched the video.

I can say "Thank you so much, Claire, for taking the time to write such a heartfelt note.  It means so much to the entire staff."

I can say "Thank you so much, Claire, for choosing us the first time and continuing to come back every year, twice a year, for over 10 years!"

I can say "Thank you, Quilting Ladies, for always coming in with a smile, ready to have a great weekend doing something you love."

I can say "Thank you, Quilting Ladies, for always being ready to eat!  Between the three meals and two snacks per day, we bombard you with something to eat in what seems like every other hour!"

I can say "Thank you, Quilting Ladies, for bringing creative and happy energy to all of our meeting space all weekend long!"

I am realizing when the video is rolling I become a bit speechless!

If you want to bring your creative group (or even a non-creative group for that matter) to Interlaken, just give me a ring or drop me an email and tell me what you have in mind.  Yes, I am now the one you would be talking with to make arrangements so don't keep me waiting!


VLOG #2: Welcome Penthouse Deck!

When I heard the Penthouse Deck was completed I could barely contain my excitement. 

Penthouse Deck Penthouse Suite Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Although we have had the furniture for the rooftop deck off of our new Penthouse Suite all season long, we were waiting for the Bamboo Panels to be custom made and delivered to us.  They finally were and they were installed this past week along with a new wood deck.  It is raining today so I didn't plan to take photos (I like sunny day photos) but as soon as I saw it I ran to get my camera and phone as I just had to share it with you.  I certainly plan to take more videos of both the Suite itself and this pretty deck that is just the frosting on the cake.  


Lakeside Vlog - Take 1

So here is my first attempt to post a VLOG on the Lakeside BLOG!  Don't get me wrong, I love to write and I love to share photos, but really, after over 4 years of this let me try something a bit different!  You could probably use a change too.  I think you'll get a better feel for the property through video, and I also think you will get a good laugh, so that's worth it in itself. 

So here's my first take.  I already critiqued it:  my head was cut off in the beginning, we showed too much road instead of focusing up on the trees, I jumped from side to side too much, I said a few things that didn't make sense and I wish I said more things (like this is where our wedding couples get married) and why did we park the Interlaken truck right there?!  So now that we've got that out of the way, let's take a look!


Salisbury's Fall Festival is coming!

Another reason to come to Lakeville this upcoming Columbus Day Weekend! 

You don't want to miss the 59th Annual Fall Festival in Salisbury and Lakeville this year.  The weather for the weekend looks dry and with typical Fall temperatures, which, let's admit, is what we want this time of year. Pack your coziest sweater and come visit!  We still have some rooms available this weekend so be sure to give us a call or make your Reservations on our website.

I am simply going to "cut and paste" from the Fall Festival website so you can read about all the special activities happening this weekend:

  • Indulge in a hearty breakfast of freshly-made blueberry pancakes, then wander Main Street for attic treasures, global crafts, and previously-loved books and jewelry in the villages’ churches.
  • Admire the beautiful quilt show.
  • Purchase delicious homemade baked goods and learn how to make bread.  
  • Enjoy  hot dogs, Greek pastries, baked potatoes with toppings, chili and cornbread, mac 'n cheese, and Central American dishes. Look for artisans selling hand-made jewelry, art, and crafts. 
  • Visit the special art exhibit and listen to live music by the Salisbury Band and The Joint Chiefs.
  • Cast your vote in the Scarecrow Contest.
  • Attend the Salisbury Forum and the Bluegrass concert.  
  • Bring the kids!  They'll enjoy magic shows, hay rides, vintage car rides, face painting, games, crafts. 
  • End the weekend at the Beer-Tasting Festival up at the ski jumps with gorgeous autumn views of the Litchfield Hills and Berkshire Mountains. 
  • We hope you'll also visit the two villages' intriguing stores, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Many will be offering sidewalk sales throughout the Festival!

Be sure to check out Interlaken's entry in the Scarecrow contest!


Perfectly Paired Fall Day Trips

So you did it.  You packed an overnight bag and traveled through the slowly-daily-changing-beautiful-pops-of-color countryside right to the front entrance of Interlaken.

You have a full day ahead of you - so now what do you do?

No worries!  All points North, South, East and West of Interlaken will take you right back into that countryside, and these day trip recommendations will include enjoying the fruits of the season & the taste of some local beverages to warm your insides!

Stop at our Front Desk for a map of the area, and then you are on your way!

North:  Windy Hill Farm & Berkshire Mountain Distillery

South: McEnroe Organic Farm & Millbrook Winery

East:  Freund's Farm Market and Bakery & Land of Nod Winery

West:  Ellsworth Hill Berry and Orchard Farm & Haight-Brown Vineyard

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