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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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Hockey Heros

It's not every day that I see this in one of the meeting rooms at Interlaken:

USA Hockey Trials

We had the pleasure of having the 2013 - 14 U.S. National Women's Hockey Team stay with us last night.  They are in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut to face off with the Salisbury School Boy's Team at the Flood Athletic Center this afternoon.  Be sure to click on the link to see some wonderful professional photos of the players in action.

USA hockey in Lakeville CT Interlaken Inn


Baby, It's Cold Outside

The temperatures have dropped now, so yes, it's cold enough for snow - at least these past couple of days in Lakeville.  In fact, our first "snow" of the season covered the property yesterday morning:  a nice pretty dusting just to remind us that the season is approaching and to be prepared for some fun winter activities!

First snow at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

First snow at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Given the chill in the outside air, it was only appropriate to have Tom and Heidi from our closest ski mountain - Mohawk Mountain -  join us for our Intermingle this evening.  With a hot toddy in hand and the fireplace crackling behind us, we talked about the quickly approaching ski season at this mountain just 20 minutes from Interlaken.  Tom said Mohawk is the perfect mountain to teach your children to ski because of its convenient size and family friendly environment.  With 25 trails and 7 lifts all set in a scenic state forest in Cornwall, CT, Mohawk offers lessons for all ages, rentals and even night skiing.  Skiiers, don't get too excited just yet: their opening day is optimistically scheduled for the first weekend after Thanksgiving - with a more realistic opening day for the second weekend in December.  If the cold temperatures like this stick around, you can start making your plans to stay at Interlaken and ski at Mohawk Mountain with your family!



We are Comfortable


Comfortable:  providing physical ease and relaxation. 

Very comfortable bed

The rooms were very comfortable

Beds comfortable and rooms well maintained

The beds were very comfortable


I thought the bed was great

The rooms were very comfortable

Our accommodations were really cozy


The room was very clean and comfortable

Comfortable sleep at Interlaken Inn CT

Other recent Guests also went on to say:

My room was beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, well-lighted, and spacious. Just right in every way. I slept really well both nights, due to the quiet, the lack of intrusive lights, and the wonderful mattress.

Clean and crisp the rooms

The room was nice and I must say very clean

The rooms were exceptionally clean

If you are in the mood for a comfortable night's sleep in a clean room, come stay at Interlaken.



Familiar Faces

Here they are again, Deb and Pam.

Quilting retreat Interlaken Inn CT

It's like clock work - the first weekend in November we can count on seeing happy faces like this for the annual "Quilts and Treasures" retreat here at Interlaken.  There are 45 women here this weekend, all have their own quilting station and plenty of big tables to spread their work out on.  It looks like such fun!

Quilting Retreat Interlaken Inn Lakeville ct

This year these ladies are working on a very special quilt for their son/nephew and his new bride - a "Wedding Signature Quilt".  This was new to me so naturally I had to take a closer look.

Quliting Retreat at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

They are just starting to create this special masterpiece:  At the wedding each Guest signed a piece of fabric with their love, good wishes, great advice - and some of the smaller Guests drew pictures to the special couple.  Now the ladies get to put it altogether for this priceless quilt that will last a lifetime!

We can get your group, whatever their creativity may be and whatever size group, set for an annual weekend at Interlaken too!  Just contact Kristy Barto at kristy-at-interlakeninn.com for more details. 


The New Year

The New Year will be starting in just 60 days - have you made your plans yet?  Not that I am asking you to jump over Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, or Christmas - but let's "begin with the end in mind" this the holiday season!  It's easy to book the New Year's Eve Hotel Package:

What:              New Year's Eve Celebration

When:             Tuesday, December 31st

Where:            Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT

Who:               You, our Guests, both repeat and new!  

How to have a good time:               

  • Raw bar with clams, oysters, shrimp
  • Extraordinary dinner buffet (Menu) for two, plus antipasto and salad stations
  • Full premium open bar all night
  • Dancing till midnight & beyond
  • Midnight balloon drop and champagne toast
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day

Please call us anytime at 1-800-222-2909 to make your reservation.  We'd love to ring in 2014 with you!


A beaming Bride and Groom

I love to taking pictures of the weddings here at Interlaken (as you probably know if you are a regular blog reader.)  The pretty ceremony at the lakefront, the reception area under the pavilion, the amazing flower arrangements, the cake, and any other special touches the wedding couple has chosen.  This time, however, I am proud to actually show photos with people in them!!  And happy ones at that. 

Fall wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT Columbus Day

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Garelick, united in marriage over Columbus Day Weekend. 

 Fall wedding at Interlaken Lakeville CT

We were honored to be the chosen venue to take care of their family and friends for their once-in-a-lifetime event.  I am going to venture to say they were pleased with their choice too as witnessed in the bride's review on weddingwire.com:

"My husband and I got married here on 10/13/13. We had the most amazing time ever, largely in part to the event coordinators Stephanie and Brandon. They were extremely helpful throughout the process and made everything stress-free. On the day of the event everything went seamlessly. It is a truly beautiful property and the people there make it even more perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for your wedding or event. The food is also fantastic!"

Fall wedding at Interlaken lakeville CT

Thank you, Jen, for sharing some photos.  We look forward to seeing many more! 

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