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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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Escape this Winter

Meet Britt the Bear.

Just ask Britt the Bear what she wants to do all winter and she'll say she wants to "sleep" all winter long.

When I go away on vacation I plan my days to the fullest - always wanting to see and do everything.  When I chat with Guests while making reservations I always share all the fun things there are to do at the property and in the local area.  What if, even just once this winter, you decided to go away and do the complete opposite?

Relax.  Rest.  Sleep.  Just do nothing but enjoy each other's company.  This is where our new "Winter Hibernation Getaway" Package comes in. 

No alarm clocks, no schedules, no time restraints.  Complete relaxation.  We'll make sure the temperature in your Guestroom is the perfect warmth for you.  We'll make sure your meals are delivered when you are hungry.  We'll make sure no one disturbs you.  Just shut your eyes and relax.  We'll make sure your time away is truly dormant this winter at Interlaken.

One night away is all you need to revive yourself after the busy holiday season.  The Winter Hibernation Getaway package includes everything you need to make doing nothing a complete success.  Escape to Interlaken in Northwest Connecticut soon!


Spa-tacular Deal!

This is too good to be true! 
But trust me, it is the truth. 
Call for the perfect gift today from Interlaken and ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary!

Interlaken Spa Package Gift Certificate 
Complete package - Just $250

Take advantage of this special 'gift certificate' offer,
available for purchase through Christmas Eve.  

A romantic and enjoyable overnight getaway, this package includes the essentials for a relaxing visit to the Interlaken. It's the perfect gift for just about anyone!

The Spa Package includes:
  • Two - 60-minute massages
  • 25% discount on Dinner for Two
  • Superb overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast for Two
This special $250 Spa Package includes taxes and service charges, and is available Sunday through Friday nights (no Saturday nights) through April 30th, subject to availability at the inn.  Thereafter (or on Saturday nights through April 30) the $250 value may be applied to any other package or overnight stay.

Bonus offer - Purchase this gift certificate now and receive a $50 Dining Voucher with each gift certificate purchase. Keep this bonus certificate - or give it to a friend!  Bonus $50 Dining Voucher expires April 30, 2014, and may not be redeemed in combination with any other gift certificate.

Call us to order - and we'll email you the certificate (to print at home) or we'll drop the certificate in a Priority Mail envelope to you.    



Lakefront Proposal

Love is truly in the air at Interlaken this weekend.

Wedding proposal at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Just this morning at our private snowy lakefront, this nice young man in the center proposed to this nice young lady at his side - and she said YES!  Champagne for the family is in order, compliments of Interlaken!  We love being a part of such special moments.  Given they were here as Guests of the wedding last night they are well aware of the services we offer (hint hint) - we would LOVE to welcome them back to unite them in marriage!

Remember the amazing moment when you got engaged?  We'd love to hear it and share it!  Email us so we can post it on our Romantic Engagement Stories page for all of us hopeless romantics and for those that may need some ideas on how to pop the big question!

Best wishes M & M!


Winter Wedding Wonderland

A dusting of light snow arrived just in time for this evening's winter wedding held in Interlaken's heated pavilion.

Winter Wedding in Connecticut Interlaken Inn

The smell of fresh pine and a twinkling of white lights greet Guests for the cocktail hour, immediately putting them in a festive mood.

Winter wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Evening winter receptions provide the dark backdrop through the pavilion panels, thus emphasizing the candlelit glow, LED spheres and the glimmering Christmas Tree.

Winter wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Interlaken CT Winter wedding pavilion CT

The tree was magnificent!  The smell was natural perfection.  And if you look closely you will see the wedding favors hanging from the branches - fresh maple syrup bottles for each Guest to take home.

Winter wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

We can never forget about the cake display - delicious cupcakes in this case.

A winter wedding in picturesque New England - we'd love to plan it with you.  Visit our Winter Wedding page  for more details.

Love - ageless and evergreen.


Instantly Cute


Look at our latest icon on our webpage and in our emails.

Instagram Interlaken Lakeville CT


Interlaken has one and this is your way to see fun photos of what is happening all month long - instantly. 


What are you thankful for?

As many families gather today to celebrate the holiday, I am sure (or at least hopeful!) everyone is thankful for each other. 

Family Reunions at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

What size is your family tree? 

Big or small, Interlaken welcomes family reunions any time of the year.  It's quite exciting for me because in 2014 I will be the one to coordinate all of the reunions for Interlaken.  I've already talked with several Guests interested in our property next season, and one is already scheduled for June 2015.  For many of the people I've spoken to, they love the setting of our property as they feel it "keeps their family together".  No huge amusement parks with characters (although fun) or large cities to get lost in (also fun) but rather an all inclusive resort in the peaceful countryside of Northwest Connecticut. 

Sleep well.  We have Sealy Plush Posturepedic mattresses in every room that will rest you comfortably after a day spent at the lakefront or hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  We have accommodations to fit all sizes of families from those single travelers up to families of eight.  We also have rooms that allow pets, so no need to leave your four legged family member at home.

Eat well.  Start your day off with a hearty New England breakfast buffet.  Order a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal lakeside.  Time for an old fashioned BBQ on our patio followed by a bonfire at our private lakefront with s'mores and hot chocolate.  

Breathe well.  There's nothing like waking up and taking a deep breath of fresh country air every morning.  Listen to the birds sing as you take a long walk on a local trail or nearby scenic route.

Play well.  Challenge one another to a game of tennis, ping pong, air hockey or pool.  Canoe or kayak around the perimeter of the deepest lake in Connecticut.  Swim in our outdoor heated pool.  Swing your clubs at the Hotchkiss Golf Course right next door. Arrange a wiffle ball game on the Sunnyside lawn.  Sign up for one of our Family Team Building activites, such as the Culinary Challenge or Radical Race.

Travel well.  Being right at the tip of Northwest Connecticut and less than 1 1/2 hours from the Hartford and Albany Airports, Interlaken is the perfect location for those living in Boston, New York and any part of Connecticut.  We are also only a 2 hour ride from mid-town Manhattan.

Gather well.  With 30 acres, there are plenty of spots to gather your family.  On your Townhouse Suite deck overlooking the Courtyard.  In adirondack chairs on the wraparound porch of Sunnyside.  In our lounge chairs with the perfect lakefront view.  In the Executive Lounge room for wine and cheese, games and cards.  In the Vineyard for a special sit down dinner.

Celebrate well.  An anniversary?  A birthday?  We would love to be a part of making whatever it is extra special.

Explore locally.  Visit nearby Millerton, NY, voted by Frommer's as "one of the coolest small towns in America"  (big honor as there are lots of small towns in America!).  Hike the tallest peak in Connecticut at Bear Mountain in Salisbury.  Horseback ride in the Litchfield Hills at Lee's Riding Stables.  Visit one of the many State parks including beautiful Kent Falls in Kent, CT.  Head up to the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires.

Plan well.  If you have a family then you are already halfway there!  I'd absolutely love to show you our property and find the best accommodations for your entire family.  I know every room by heart.  I love talking food so we could plan some awesome menus together.  I promise that the planning of your family reunion will be a fun experience for both of us.  Contact me any time at michelle@interlakeninn.com.  I look forward to learning about your family tree!

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