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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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A sunny afternoon

Lakeville Lake Interlaken Resort CT


Sweet tastes of Summer

So you got engaged.  Congratulations!  Thinking of a summer wedding?  Wonderful time of year!  Let me share with you the menu from today's wedding that takes full advantage of the amazing local tastes  of summer!

Marinated Mozzarella balls wrapped in basil and cherry tomato

Crostini of local triple cream goat cheese with fig jam

Smoked salmon on cucumber round with creme fraiche

Chilled Shrimp Skewer with Avocado and Lime

Proscuitto-wrapped scallop skewer

Chorizo empanadas with red peppers

Baby lamb chops

And that is just at the cocktail hour!

Crab cake with avocado creme and mango salsa

Baby local green salad with strawberries, almonds and local goat cheese

Crispy Red Snapper with Avocado and Local Corn

Roasted Filet Mignon with Roasted Shallots

Ricotta Ravioli with Summer Vegetables and Creamy Pesto Drizzle

And what summertime wedding wouldn't be complete without cake and.... an ice cream bar!  Strawberry, vanilla, coffee and green mint chocolate chip flavors with caramel, chocolate syrup, cookie dough, crushed oreos, whipped cream and sprinkles. 

Contact us today so we can start planning your destination wedding weekend in Connecticut! 


Bulking up

Our fitness room is bulking up!  Check out the dashboard of our newest purchase in our fitness room. 

Interlaken Inn Fitness Room

This treadmill will keep track of every calorie burned and give you a wide variety of work-outs to get the maximum effectiveness.  Our next addition to our fitness room will arrive soon - "Functional Trainer" is all I'm going to say! 

Our fitness room equipment will certainly make you work up a sweat, but if you are looking for a more intense and/or varied work-out, you can have that too.  Interlaken Guests now have access to the North East Athletic Club just a few minutes away from the Interlaken property in Millerton, NY.  We've obtained daily passes to this pretty extensive fitness club that can work every muscle you have, and every muscle you didn't know you had!  Just stop by the front desk to sign up for a daily pass. 


Interlaken Jewelry

"What a hidden gem."

The Inn and its staff exceeded our expectations.

The service, atmosphere, room accommodations were wonderful.

We had a great experience.

We so love receiving comments like this!  This Guest stayed with us this past weekend and attended the wedding festivities. 

Interlaken, my new favorite gemstone.


Sunday is a fun day!

On my way to work this morning and what do I see?  The start of the Harlem Valley Rail Ride I blogged about a few days ago.  Good thing I wasn't driving!

Interlaken Inn Harlem Valley Rail ride

Harlem Valley Rail Ride nearby Interlaken Inn

Interlaken Inn Harlem Valley Rail Ride in Columbia County

As I got closer to the town of Millerton (voted by Frommer's as one of the coolest small towns in the U.S.) and the Eddie Collins field, it was one big nest of bicyclers!  No offense, work, but I wanted to join them in taking a ride through the beautiful valleys of Dutchess County.  After this, we drove on and I saw a PYO sign for Ellsworth Farm for raspberries, blueberries, peaches and plums.  I decided I wanted to go picking too!  Again, no offense, work.  THEN I see a sign for TriArts for the latest show of Altar Boyz, and then another sign for the Canaan Railroad Days.  No offense work, but this is tough competition! 

All of this happening within minutes of the Interlaken property - take a break from your work and come and stay with us for a variety of summer fun!


July Wedding Weekend

A perfect day for anything and everything outdoors in New England today, but particularly wonderful for an outdoor wedding event!  We've got one happening here at Interlaken for 215 Guests, and naturally I was out in the lovely air snapping some photos - lucky me, and lucky them for such beautiful weather!  Congratulations Lindsay and Michael!

Interlaken Inn July Wedding pavilion

Interlaken Wedding 215 Guests Lakeville CT

Interlaken Wedding Summer

Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT Summer weddings lakeside

Interlaken Inn July Wedding Photo Booth


Frankie's vacation at Interlaken

Hello Blog Readers,

My name is Frankie and I stayed at the Interlaken this past week.  Just so you have a furry face with a name, here I am with my loyal owner, getting ready to go inside the pet friendly room in the Sunnyside building.

Interlaken Pet friendly Connecticut

I really enjoyed myself at the Interlaken and miss all the very nice people (including the children I saw) who showered such love and affection on me.  I felt like a King!  The doggie bed and blanket that were in my room upon my arrival were very cozy, and the treats that the staff gave me were so yummy.  Although there were many reasons my owners chose to stay at Interlaken, I overheard them saying that they mainly chose Interlaken because of the accommodations that were available to me.  They really love me.

The Interlaken’s property is pretty big, and we seemed to wander around everywhere.  They have cool metal animals all around the property.  Of course I liked the pouncing dog in the front of the main building the best.  We also took a walk down to the lakefront, and although I just got my paws wet, the water was refreshing and kept me cool.  I felt so relaxed being at Interlaken.  I think my owners liked it too as I heard them say they had a great time and would return if they had the chance.  Paws up to Interlaken!

Loyally yours,


Interlaken pet friendly Connecticut


Harlem Valley Rail Ride 2012

The signs are everywhere in the Northwest Corner, reminding bikers that Sunday, July 22nd is the day to cycle up to 100 miles with lots of support along the way!  I write often about the beautiful Harlem Valley Rail Trail and suggest to Interlaken Guests to bring their bikes (or rent one nearby) and take advantage of the miles of the car-less trail that weaves through the valleys of Dutchess and Columbia Counties in New York.  The views, the fresh air, nature - it's a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon in the great outdoors!  This Sunday, however, biking is taken to the next level!  With routes that include 25 miles up to 100 miles, you'll be supported with both marshalls keeping a watchful eye on you and rest areas that include nutritional energy to keep you pedaling through the amazing routes in Dutchess County.  All of the fun starts in Millerton, NY (another place we recommend our Guests visit) and ends there as well with a festival and a dip in the town pool.  Click here for more details on this upcoming active endeavor!

Bicycle Route in Salisbury CT

P.S. Stay with us Sunday night after your day of biking and we'll upgrade you complimentary to one of our main building king bedded rooms for a very comfortable night's sleep!  If you are so invigorated on Monday, check out these routes for some more cycling fun!


Soap Q & A

Q:  How many bars of soap were created from the 55lbs of soap collected from Interlaken Guestrooms and sent to Clean the World for the first half of 2012?

                         A:  293!

This means 293 bars of soap will be sent to children and families worldwide. 

Thank you, Interlaken Guests, for staying with us, and thank you, Clean the World, for recycling this soap to help those in need.  This is definitely a win-win for all!


Interlaken's Backyard

What is happening in Interlaken's backyard this lovely evening in July?

Family Reunions at Interlaken











Wait, let's get a closer look....

Family Reunion BBQ's at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


Interlaken Family Reunions BBQ's Connecticut Resort

Ahh, a Backyard BBQ!  What a perfect night to be enjoying a feast outside, complete with all the fixins'! 

Salmon steaks, hot dogs, grilled hamburgers, barbecued chicken, relish bar, baked idaho potato bar with condiments, tossed salad of baby greens in vinaigrette, old-fashioned baked beans with bacon, onion and molasses, corn on the cob and you got it, strawberry shortcake for dessert.  YUM! 

Many of our family reunions celebrate their last evening with us by having a traditional BBQ held right here on our patio area and into the courtyard.  This one is for about 30 people and they couldn't have asked for a better summer night to have it.  We  have many dining options for families all of sizes - click here to find out more details about having your family reunion here at Interlaken.  Enjoy!

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