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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Happy New Year!
Before the fun begins...
There’s so much activity at the Inn today, and our staff just loves taking care of everyone! I spent some time in the lobby today, and all of the Guests were in such a festive mood, getting ready for the New Year to arrive. I met so many nice people!
We have a wedding happening under our pavilion for about 90 Guests, with the Atrium area set up for the evening ceremony. I met some of those attending at breakfast, and they said it’s sure to be a celebratory evening – and all they have to do is walk back to their Guestroom afterwards, no driving necessary! Our restaurant, Morgan’s, is hosting our annual New Year’s Eve party for about 35 couples with dinner, drinks and dancing to Scott Heth’s trio through Midnight. The menu looks fantastic! We have several parties returning from last year, and some new faces as well this year. One large group of 18, returning from last year, are just a ball of energy as they move from the lobby, to the restaurant, out to the game room, back in for lunch – just laughing and having a good time. This will be the 8th year for one couple visiting us, and this year they brought along a new couple with them, and hopefully they will return each year as well! I just took their picture by the fire in our lobby. We also have some families here skiing and tubing up at Butternut – so they love the few inches of snow that fell this morning. I met some couples visiting their families that live locally, with dinner plans with them for the evening. There’s also one gentleman who plans to propose this evening!
There are so many different things happening here today, and Interlaken is the perfect spot for all of these Guests that are looking to be surrounded by their family and friends. Thank you, everyone, for choosing to ring in 2010 at the Interlaken! Happy New Year to all!
A little R&R in the Country
As I make my annual venture to New York City during the holiday season, I appreciate how easy that Metro North has made the trip for me. I park and catch the train in Wassaic, New York (20 minutes from the Interlaken), and just relax and read for the approximately 2 hour trip. I arrive in Grand Central, and am immediately caught up in the hustle and bustle that the City provides! It is always a great day for me. Now, where am I going with this today? Well, it’s just as easy to reverse this and get OUT of the City for a day and visit the Country! Once you are here, you are set for relaxation: take a walk on the Beaver Pond Trail as you inhale the cool crisp country air, sit by the fire, read a book and sip a cocktail, watch a movie from our complimentary movie library, play a game of ping pong in our hospitality center, indulge in a wonderful spa service, and end the day by enjoying a fantastic dinner in our restaurant, Morgan’s. Fall asleep with quietness of the Country in a Sealy Posturepedic mattress, and wake up the next day, refreshed, with hot coffee and fresh eggs. Hop in the taxi, back to Wassaic Train station, and relax for another couple of hours while the Train takes you back home. What a simple overnight that everyone would certainly appreciate this time of year! Contact us for more details so that you can book your overnight R&R today!
The Little Guild – A Safe Haven
Have you ever visited the Little Guild over in West Cornwall, CT? If you are an animal lover, be careful, as you may just walk away with a new canine or feline friend! Their website has photos and biographies about the pets ready for adoption – they are sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. (http://www.littleguild.org/index.html). All of the abandoned or stray pets of the Northwest Corner come to the Little Guild, where care is given for these poor, helpless animals. These pets deserves the attention and love that this shelter provides them before a new home is found. The Little Guild will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2010, and although we have always been supportive of their mission, we plan to be more involved with them this upcoming year. Still need a Holiday gift? Perhaps a pet from the Little Guild would be the perfect one!
Bar Mitzvah Celebration!
This evening, 135 Guests – family and friends – will join together to celebrate this special occasion! The tables are set and are surrounding the dance floor, where the live band is getting ready to perform. Our pavilion, the host to over 2 dozen weddings each year, is the perfect spot for any type of special event, not just weddings. We’ve had the opportunity to host many bar and bat mitzvahs, and even one time, a “bark” mitzvah! (We are pet friendly, remember?!) In the warm months, the sides of the pavilion are off, but since the pavilion can be heated, we can host any gathering from 100 to 250 people even in the coldest of months. If you have a large upcoming event where you need plenty of room, consider Interlaken. Contact Brandon Scimeca at email@example.com for more details!
INFINITY Music Hall & Bistro
Here is your chance to see a national act in an intimate local setting! Norfolk, Connecticut is only 20 minutes from the Interlaken, and is now the home of the INFINITY Music Hall & Bistro. This recently renovated theater hosts concerts each weekend by many of the best artists of numerous genres. Even though the theater seats 300 people, it is cozy, charming and authentically antique! There is also a bistro on site that serves both lite fare as well as more creative entrees. How convenient is it to have this type of entertainment just a short ride on a nice country road, in a beautiful small town setting, and avoid all of that big city traffic? It’s definitely another reason to visit Interlaken this season! Find out more about the package we offer with INFINITY and view their event calendar .
The Perfect PUP gift!
Not sure what to get your beloved canine this year? Forego the usual chewy bone and squeaky toy, and take your dog away on vacation! We have the perfect “Pet-away” package they will love! It includes your pet friendly accommodation, dinner for two in our restaurant Morgan’s, a welcome basket of wine and cheese for the adults and some special treats for your pup, and breakfast the next day. To make sure your pup has the most peaceful and comfortable night’s rest, we now have a plush dog bed and a cozy quilt just for him. As part of the package, we also give you a 20% coupon for Petpourri, the cute pet shop in Lakeville, CT – a place you can buy your loyal friend a little souvenir! Trust me, if you go with this package as a present for your dog, he’ll be more loyal to you then he already is! Find out more details and book your package on-line at http://www.interlakeninn.com/packages/packages.html#petaway.
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