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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Lake Cottage Hideaway
One of my very favorite accommodations at the Interlaken is opening for the season next week - the Lakeside Cottage.
You check in at the main property just like all other Guests. You are given a key card - and then directions to leave the property. No worries - we send you just past a couple of driveways and then you take your left. This left takes you on a dirt road through shady trees for about a 1/4 mile. Then, your destination is ahead. The sky opens up and you have a beautiful view of the lake with this sweet little cottage nestled right against it. Private. Secluded. Your secret hideaway!
This peaceful setting will force you to relax and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature.
Canoe. Kayak. Swim. Fish. Nap. Enjoy private time with your family. And at anytime you can drive (or walk) back to the main property to dine with us and take advantage of all our property amenities.
Those that have stayed in the cabin love it just as much as I do. Here's what one Guest wrote on Tripadvisor last year:
"One of the best places I have ever stayed at"
We stayed in the Lakeside Cottage. The cottage was immaculate, peaceful and ideal for a getaway. Interlaken provides everything you need, down to the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars for S'mores on the bbq that they provided the charcoal and lighter fluid for. I didn't have to think about except relaxing and enjoying time with my fiance. And they are pet-friendly too. The price was great for the service and attention that we got. I will be back at least 2 - 3 times every year. Room Tip: Lakeside cottage. private, romantic, immaculately clean.
There are still some great dates available in May and June, so click here for more details!
This is the Earth at Interlaken.
Every day is Earth Day!
As Earth Day approaches this weekend, Interlaken is already celebrating. In fact, we celebrate all year long! Being one of the first hotels in the State of Connecticut to become a Certified Green Lodging Property (and the only one in the Northwest Corner), Interlaken Inn Staff is proud to work in an earth friendly environment!
- Recycle bins are in each Guestroom, as well as large recycling units around the property
- Installation of an ozone machine in our laundry room to guarantee that our towels and sheets achieve the whitest and safest clean technology without throwing harsh chemicals into the earth
- Use of an in-room House TV Channel describing our amenities and the local area (no paper use)
- Our Chefs continue to add food scraps (such as from fruits and veggies) to our composting bins. The organic matter is then used in the raised herb beds that will grace your plate in Morgan's restaurant
- New plantings from Salisbury Garden Center are low maintenance, hardy and of native varieties. The gardens around the property are populated with grasses and perenniels, and annuals that require significant water and fertilizer are limited
- The amenities in our Guestrooms come in Biodegradable bottles
- Use of green cleaning products in all Guestrooms and public areas
- All rooms have 2.0 GPM (gallons per minute) aerators on bathroom sink faucets
- Purchase at least 20% of food from local farmers (in season) for Morgan's, such as Skyfarms greens and lettuce, Fleisher organic meats, fruits and veggies from Mr. Church, among many others
- Automatic light sensor shut-offs for meeting rooms and office space
- Participation in the Clean the World program, where remaining soap bars from Guestrooms are collected, recycled and redistributed to poverish countries around the globe.
We will continue on with our mission for 2012 and send a big thank you to all Interlaken Guests who also support the preservation of our natural resources!
Truly an Interlaken "Guest" Blogger
Taste of Spring - again!
I may be pushing the new Spring menu a bit much, but really, each time I try a new dish I just have to share with you just how amazing it is! Here is today's creation - sorry it is blurry!
Grilled Organic Salmon, Marinated Leeks and Cucumbers, Garden Chervil, Yogurt Sauce
So let me start by saying I don't even like salmon, but let me tell you how much I love this dish. The salmon melted in my mouth, so tender. The leeks and cucumbers were the perfect compliment, dipped in the yogurt sauce. I felt so clean and healthy after this meal - I felt like going for a run!
It sure makes a difference when the right people take the time to create a dish using the right products. You can always count on the Chef's in Morgan's to do so!
A new tasty treat in Morgan's Restaurant
The Chef's in Morgan's restaurant are at it again, making delicious changes on the menu. Now, this one isn't actually on the menu, but it is something you will enjoy when you order one of the many fresh and creative entrees: Cottage Cheese Dill Rolls. Everyone loves to snack on a little something before the meal comes, and these little guys are the perfect item. So light, so delicious, so buttery - trust me, you will love them! I ate them so quickly I didn't even have time to stop and take a picture. Dine in Morgan's and you can taste them for yourself!
Lime Rock Racers are Back!
Another official sign of Spring at the Interlaken and at Lime Rock Park are the return of the Racers! The owner of this beautiful Nissan GT-R has been staying at the Inn for over 35 years and visits the track quite often during the racing season, which means he visits Interlaken quite often as well. We love having you stay with us, Len! As the racing season gets further under way, there will be more beauties like this gracing our parking lot, so be sure to take a few minutes and check them out!
Spring Dinner Menu in Morgan's
As the local ingredients of Spring become available, the new menu at Morgan's will be updated and changed regularly. As I was changing the menu on the Morgan's dining webpage, I was trying to decide which one I would choose if I had the fortunate chance to dine in Morgan's. My chance came true this evening and my choices were down to the following:
Homemade Gnocchi, Wild Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Spring Sweet Peas, Roasted Garlic
Block Island Wild Striped Bass with Artichokes, Baby Spinach, Black Olive Tapanade
And the winner is:
Oh my goodness - so delicious, so healthy - just how I want my meals to be. The artichokes are beyond yummy, the sea bass is tender and so flavorful with the black olive tapanade - I think I made the perfect choice this evening!
Click here to see the full Spring menu! Bon Appetit!
Lake Wononscopomuc - also known as "Lakeville Lake" for those of you choose not to pronounce Wononscopomuc.
Interlaken's lakefront - for Interlaken Guests only.
- Swing by it
- Get married by it
- Canoe on it
- Swim in it
- Propose by it
- Picnic by it
- Teambuild a raft in it
- Fish in it
- Dip your toes in it
- Play Frisbee by it
- Renew your vows near it
- Have a bonfire near it
- Walk your dog to it
Life Discovery Series - additions!
For those of you who've shown interest in our Life Discovery Series as part of the Weekend Getaway Package, we are happy to announce two more dates this season that just may be of interest to you! Golfers and Scrappers - see what you can learn about in just 90 minutes:
Shirley Breuer - Golf Conditioning - Getting Ready for the Season of your Life Saturday May 19TH
- Has your golf game lost it’s zip?
- Do you notice you’re not as flexible as you used to be and it’s affecting your swing?
- Do you feel as though you’ve lost some distance in your shots?
- Are you having difficulty maintaining your balance when you swing?
- Are aches and pains changing your swing mechanics?
Come and learn from a Physical Therapist how some simple flexibility, strengthening, and balance exercises can improve your posture, add distance to your drives, take strokes off your game and make you feel like the golfer you know and love!
Shirley Breuer, MA, RPT, OCS, CSCS, CEAS has been a Physical Therapist for 30 years, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist for 16 years, a golfer for 34 years, utilizes what she teaches and is proud to claim 3 hole in ones!
Teri Meiers - Intro to Digital Scrapbooking Saturday June 9TH
Capture memories with your computer instead of papers and pens! Learn how you can design beautiful hardbound photo books on your own computer and how with a click of a button they can be printed, bound and shipped direct to your front door. No technical experience required. If you can answer email or play solitaire on your computer…you can do digital scrapbooking. Enjoy a live demonstration of StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0 Software.
Beyond digital scrapbooking…come and check out Teri’s gallery of custom photo gifts, photo cards and invitations, page prints, wall art, calendars and more. See how easy these projects are to design when you have the right software for your computer. Need Teri to do your design work…just ask.
About Teri: Successful entrepreneur, leader Creative Memories, three time recipient of her company’s most prestigious legendary leader award and top incentive trip earner who has traveled the world with Creative Memories. Let Teri tell her story and understand the new concepts in digital scrapbooking.
We will continue to add to this series through-out the year, and I'll keep you posted on new topics!
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