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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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Saxon's Stay at Interlaken

Saxon, a very handsome Ariedale Terrier, stays at Interlaken quite often.  This past weekend he visited us with his parents (celebrating their 20th anniversary) and attended the Little Guild Gala, celebrating their 50th anniversary.  If you attended the Gala, then you may have met him as he was tending the AKC Good Canine Citizen Test booth with his owner.  Let’s see what Saxon’s weekend was like at Interlaken!


An Invitation

On my drive into work this morning – all 48 minutes of it – I kept seeing the new Interlaken lobby wherever I looked – front yards, back yards, along the road, across the valley – and mostly – the mountains.  You are probably wondering, ummm, how could that be?  And another thought might be why would I spend time thinking about the lobby on my ride into work?  But I couldn’t help it, and let me tell you why:  the rich warm colors of this wonderful season are the colors you will find in our new lobby.  These warm colors just invite you to pour a hot cup of your favorite beverage (Harney & Son’s Irish Breakfast for me), sit down next to the fireplace, just relax – and read.  Take a break from the laptop (although we do have wireless access in our lobby and all Guestrooms) – and read.  A paperback, a magazine, a newspaper – whatever you choose – just be sure to put something in your travel bag to read because as you enter our new lobby it will invite you to sit down and relax – and how can one refuse a nice warm invitation? 

Thank you, Marie Carhart from Design Nouveau, for making our new lobby such a warm and inviting one!


Thank you, Facebook Fanners!

Just seven short days ago we asked all of our Interlaken Facebook Friends to FAN us as we opened up a new business account to provide you with more photos, more information, and more Facebook fun!  We are proud to have over 130 FANS already, with the hopes that these numbers will grow each day.  To kick off our new FAN page, Vanessa decided to do some special offers for those in-house Guests this past week – one of them being a little bag of local favorites (fresh apples from Ellsworth Farm being one of the items in that cute little blue bag!) – and the other being a FREE night’s stay!  Both offers have currently expired – but please, stay “FANNED” both while at home and especially while you are here because you never know what Vanessa has up her Interlaken Blue Oxford Shirt – chances are it will make you smile and make your stay an even better one!


Come back and CELEBRATE at Interlaken!

I was just talking with Lizzy and Jake who got married here a couple of years ago, and are back this weekend in celebration of their wedding anniversary.  What a perfect way to reminisce one of the most wonderful moments in their lives by revisiting the place where it all happened!  They also visited Ellsworth Farm today and picked the last of the apple crop, stopped in Millerton for the Fall for Art event, will have a romantic dinner in Morgan’s this evening, and then head to the movies to conclude their night.  One celebration happening at Interlaken!

Out on Morgan’s deck we have a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.  Being married that long requires a very special sit-down luncheon, and they did just that with choice of butternut squash and ginger soup, traditional greek salad with feta, herb crusted salmon with red wine butter sauce, roasted chicken breast with rosemary lemon and grilled rib-eye, red and white wine and of course a champagne toast.  What’s so neat about this couple was that just a short 25 years ago they were celerbrating their 25th wedding anniversary here at Interlaken – and here they are 25 years later celebrating with us once again.  Two celebrations at Interlaken!

Another couple who stayed with us in May for the first time loved it here so much that they decided to come back tonight and celebrate their wedding anniversary with us.  A romantic evening in Morgan’s is planned for them also - the third celebration at Interlaken!

Lastly, one more couple arrives later this evening for the PawPurrazzi Gala happening tomorrow in celebration of the 50th anniversary of  The Little Guild.  They are here to support this wonderful organization, and will also be celebrating 20 years of marriage by extending their stay a couple of nights.  The fourth celebration at Interlaken!

What do you have to celebrate?  Come celebrate at Interlaken – I’d love to add you to the list!


I'll show you my view if you show me yours.

Lake Wononscopomuc at Interlaken Lakefront


 How pretty. 

Interlaken is the only resort in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut with private lake frontage. 

And on such a gorgeous lake. 

How did we get so lucky?


Fan us on FACEBOOK!

We all know how important it is to “stay connected” these days, don’t we?  Keep up-to-date with what’s happening now at Interlaken, what just happened at Interlaken and what’s going to happen at Interlaken by following us on Facebook!  During your stay at Interlaken, be sure you are a fan of Interlaken so you can be a part of Vanessa’s plans for special offerings, surprises and upgrades.  Vanessa is the Queen of the Interlaken Facebook account – and you could be the lucky recipient of one of her many ideas to add some extra fun to your stay with us!  And it’s so easy – just click on the symbol below that is ever so popular!


Woof, Woof! The PawPurrazzi Gala event is almost here!

Raj was adopted from The Little Guild 2 years ago by Laura Hess-Hay, owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary. Raj goes everywhere with Laura - he is the most sweetest little dog ever! To quote Laura: "He saved my life".

Just one week away in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Little Guild in West Cornwall, CT being held here at the Interlaken property!  It’s going to be a big event, and it should be – 50 years of taking care of homeless dogs and cats deserves a huge celebration!  The staff at The Little Guild have been working very hard in preparation of this event, and it promises to deliver alot of fun for you and your pet.  The day starts at 11am on Sunday, October 24th with “Yappy Hour” – a trip to the lake for food and friendly canine competition.  The afternoon will consist of an Interlaken brunch, vendors, auction items, “high tea” with Harney and Sons – and much more!  Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advance by visiting The Little Guild website (click here).  Come and support this wonderful organization and enjoy an afternoon out with your beloved pooch!  If you would like to make an overnight of it, we have put together a special package – just click here for more details.  

Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU to the Little Guild – Interlaken Inn is proud to sponsor this event with you!

Let a dog save your life – adopt from The Little Guild today!



Fans of Morgan's – time to vote!

For all of you who write to me, telling me how wonderful your dinner experience was in Morgan’s at Interlaken, and for all of those you tell our front desk staff at check-out how amazing your dinner experience was in Morgan’s – now is the time to spread the word and let all of Connecticut know!  It’s time for the 33rd annual Reader Restaurant Survey hosted by Connecticut Magazine, and time to let the secret out about Morgan’s.  There are many categories of restaurants to choose from, and given the comments I’ve received from you it seems like “Best Hidden Gem” is the category that suits Morgan’s perfectly!  It’s very easy to cast your ballot – you just need a minimum of your 5 favorite restaurants in 5 different categories – and with so many great restaurants in Connecticut it will be easy to commend your favorites!  So start thinking food and vote today!  Haven’t tried Morgan’s yet?  There is still time – come and experience us within the next two weeks and you will still have time to vote by November 1st.  Oh, and did I mention that when you enter you have a chance to win some great prizes?  Being rewarded to give your opinion on food – sounds like a great deal!  Click here to cast your vote now! 


A Jack-o-lantern Welcome

So yesterday the Interlaken staff enjoyed a bountiful Harvest lunch complete with pumpkin and butternut squash soup, stuffed turkey breasts, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, mini butternut squashes stuffed with crabmeat, homemade cranberry and of course freshly made pumpkin pies!  Delicious!  Anyway, that gave everyone good energy to grab a huge pumpkin (from Salisbury Garden Center) and grab a huge knife and start carving!  Some of us still carve each year (thanks to little ones) and there were others who haven’t carved since they were little – so it was fun to see everyone be a kid again!

Now these great Jack-o-Lanterns are displayed on the Interlaken’s front entrance and are waiting to say hello to you!  You are seeing some here, but you know you have to see them all lit up at night!  Come for an overnight, or come for dinner at Morgan’s, or come for coffee and dessert after a movie – any reason to visit us when it’s dark and the jack-o-lanterns are lit!



Ten Ten Ten!

I know you all agree that today’s date is cool, so it’s only fitting that I blog 10 reasons to visit Interlaken in this tenth month of 2010!

  • Take a 10 mile drive through the Litchfield Hills to admire the beautiful foliage, top voted by Yankee magazine!

  • Try the Fried Domestic Calamari with chipolte-lime aioli & salsa verde in Morgan’s for $10!

  • Five times 10 years equals the number of years the Little Guild has helped homeless pets!  Come celebrate and support on October 24th at the PawPurrazi Gala at Interlaken!

  • Hike 10 miles on the challenging and scenic Appalachian Trail!

  • Celebrate your 10 year wedding anniversary in one of our Honeymoon Suites with a private hot tub!

  • Have 10 fingers perfectly manicured at ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary!

  • Read the last 10 chapters of your book in a cedar swing at our peaceful lakefront!

  • Sample African Autumn tea at Harney and Son’s Tea Room in Millerton, NY, less than 10 minutes from the Interlaken property!

  • Choose from 10 varieties of apples at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon CT: Honeycrisp, Macoun, Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Idared, Gala, and Macintosh.

  • You plus 9 friends equals the perfect 10 for a girlfriend’s getaway in one of our Townhouse Suites and adjoining room!

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