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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bruck at the Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT. She writes about what there is to do at Interlaken and why you should come stay with us, fun local events, great places to visit and cool things to do – in and around Lakeville & Salisbury Connecticut.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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Mar
13
2014

Intimate Occasions

It's true that "Good Things Come in Small Packages", so we've created some package options for those couples that have a want or a need for a smaller wedding celebration or vow renewal.  The same quality of fresh food, warm efficient service, and close attention to detail, just on a smaller scale.

Although our venue is known for its wedding destination reputation, we have areas on property that tend to be more intimate, and we've got packages created around those special areas.  Our first offering, for example, is at our Sunnyside house, a beautiful Victorian House set atop a hill overlooking the 30 acres of Interlaken.  This house offers twelve Guestrooms, and private wraparound porch and perhaps most of all, a wonderful winding staircase for any bride to descend from.

Intimate Wedding at Sunnyside Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

How about a Sunday Brunch Wedding, or Lakeside Champagne Wedding?  Our lakefront is the perfect backdrop for gatherings of all sizes, even just for two.

Vow Renwal at Interlaken Lakeville CT

We've created some options for you, but if you have something else in mind, please do let us know.  It's your day and should be just how you want it.  Contact Brandon Scimeca to start planning your perfect occasion.

 


Mar
8
2014

Suite Scrapbookers

What is going on behind this closed door?

Scrapbook retreat at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Ta-da!

Interlaken Inn Scrapbook retreat Lakeville CT

It's a wonderful group of ladies all gathered in the coziness of one of our Townhouse Suites for a weekend of scrapbooking!  And this.

Scrapbook retreat Connecticut Interlaken Inn

I couldn't visit empty handed!

This scrapbooking group of ladies visit us twice every year, twice a year, to make certain they preserve all of their memories on colorful paper or digitally on their laptops.  This Spring their gathering was a bit more intimate than usual, held right in one of our two-bedroom Townhouse Suites.  As you can see a long table was brought in and clothed so each lady had the perfect amount of room to scrap (well, can we ever have enough room?!)  Turn the music up!  Walk around in your socks!  Wander upstairs to take a nap so you can stay up all night!  Stroll into the full kitchen, boil some tea and get a snack!  Turn on the TV!  Have all the comforts of home but without the chores or distractions - just a full weekend devoted to scrapbooking!  Hmmm, count me in!

Our two bedroom Suites are perfect for about 6 adults and can accommodate any crafting group - quilting, sewing, crotcheting, needlepoint, stamping, spinning... if your supplies are mobile then we've got the room for you!  Although we encourage dining in our restaurant for all of your meals, each Suite does have a full kitchen, just in case you have a Chef in the group.  Gather your closest crafting buddies and come stay in one of our two bedroom Suites this Spring - we'd love to welcome you soon! 


Mar
6
2014

A Sweet Suite

You heard it hear first.  Our new Penthouse Suite is coming soon!

Penthouse Suite at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Although many Guests would see the Penthouse sign in our main building and assume it was a Guestroom, it was in fact a small meeting room for many years, perfect gatherings for groups of 20 or less, and cozy intimate dinner gatherings, such as this from Thanksgiving 2012: 

Penthouse at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

We then added a large screen TV and called it our "Skip Barber Racer's Lounge" where race fans could relax and meet up with other lime rock visitors.  With a few years of talk about making it into a premier Guestroom at Interlaken, demolition began in early 2014 and the room is approaching completion and is set to be ready for sale in late March.  I hope all goes according to plan as I am quite anxious to see this beauty set atop our main building roof with distant views of Lake Wononscopomuc, perhaps enjoyed from the rooftop hot tub?!  Want some more details that are in the works?  OK, click here!  I won't tease you any further, you'll just have to wait and see how it all comes together.

So you heard it here first and you'll see it here first as I'll be sure to post photos at its unveiling in a few short weeks.  We love improving our spaces!


Mar
1
2014

National Craft Month!

What a great way to kick off National Craft Month with the arrival of our Scrapbook ladies this weekend!  There are so many familiar faces in this group, all bringing more paper supplies than they do luggage!  The creative spirit is alive as one wanders through the two meeting rooms - and so does the smell of Peanut Butter!  Yes, it's also National Peanut Butter Day and we had to acknowledge that with our ladies with some warm peanut butter cookies and a wide selection of Reese's candies.  Not part of the scrapbook group?  No worries - celebrate with our Peanut Butter Semi-freddo special this evening in Morgan's restaurant!

Scrapbook Retreat at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

The crafting month celebration does not stop here!  Next weekend we will welcome back an intimate group of scrapbookers to a Townhouse Suite, and then two more Quilting groups will be joining us later this month.  Have a craft group that needs a place that has lots of space for everyone, has lots of good food and snacks, and a happy staff to take care of their every need?  We are your place!  Contact Kristy Barto (kristy-at-interlakeninn.com) for more information on booking your crafting retreat!


Feb
27
2014

Spring Tease!

Boy, Mother Nature sure gave us a dose of Spring this past weekend, didn't she?  I could hear the birds chirping, see the green leaves, smell the lilacs, taste fresh asparagus, and touch an earthworm...  OK, everything but the earthworm... but really the 45+ degree temperatures in this area for 3 days has got all of us here in Northwestern Connecticut clamoring for more!  We know this is coming and is worth the wait:

Spring at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring Lakefront Ceremony Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring Wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Spring Wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


Feb
26
2014

It's Your Lucky Day!

You don't have to be Irish to take advantage of this fun package we've created to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!  Not only does our St. Patrick's Day Package include the option of a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, but the price of the package is "as rare as hen's teeth"!  Also included is a "pint of Gat" (aka Guinness) for each of you, as well a breakfast that will start your "top of the mornin'" perfectly!  The package is available on Saturday, March 15th as well as Monday, March 17th.  Wear your green and come have a "whale of a time" at Interlaken!


Feb
22
2014

National Margarita Day!

Double the celebration!

Margarita's at Morgan's Restaurant at Interlaken Lakeville CT

We are raising our glasses to celebrate National Margarita Day today! 

In addition to the classic Margarita, we are offering this yummy Blackberry one as well.  

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!  Visit us in Morgan's restaurant to honor this wonderful tequila, triple sec, and lime cocktail tonight!

 


Feb
18
2014

Morgan's Restaurant - Berkshire Style

 

Look what's on the menu:

Housemade Pumpkin Gnocchi, Winter Squash, Walnut Pesto, Parmigiano

Look what you can make at home:

Housemade Pumpkin Gnocchi, Winter Squash, Walnut Pesto, Parmigiano

You are not seeing double.  Well, you are, but you are supposed to!

In this week's Berkshire Style, an online resource in and around the Berkshires, Chef Scimeca shares his special potato gnocchi recipe.  Although we'd still love to serve this dish to you, you now have the choice of staying home and creating it yourself.  Click here for Brandon's special recipe!

Are you curious about other wonderful dishes created by Chef Scimeca and the other Chefs at Morgan's?  View our  latest dinner menu here - we are open 7 days a week and reservations are happily accepted!  Don't forget to follow Morgan's on Instagram as well!


Feb
15
2014

Love is in the Air

This is really cute. 

Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package Lakeville CT

We turned our Continental Room into a movie theater on this very special weekend, so when I peeked in to see what was going on, I saw this.  It is pretty dark, but look at the top of the photo and hopefully you can see the outline of it.  (I didn't want my flash to go off and disturb their moment!) 

A couple relaxing by the fire, watching a romantic comedy, the lady twirling her red rose given to her as part of our Valentine's Day Package, the couple just relaxing while the snow was falling outside.  No worries at all, just rest easy and we'll see you for your dinner reservation where a special lover's menu awaits!

And these are really sweet.

Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package CT

Each Guest on our Valentine's Day Package today will have a few of these waiting for them in their Guestroom, along with other appropriate little goodies to celebrate the holiday, such as Harney & Sons Valentine's Tea.

One Guest will walk away with more than this little basket, however, and that is with a new diamond engagement ring!  It happened with rose petals sprinkled in the snow, and the couple is just ecstatic.  I, of course, had to call them and congratulate them and let me just say that my waterproof mascara was put to the test - their love story was just so amazingly sweet and I was thrilled he shared it with me.  Although we are well known as a Wedding Destination property, it seems like we are becoming a proposal property too! 

Love is totally in the air at Interlaken! 

 


Feb
13
2014

Recycling is Rewarding!

Isn't it rewarding to know that you, our Guests, contributed to the Recycling efforts here at Interlaken to have the Salisbury/Sharon Transfer station be named #1 in the State of Connecticut for the highest ratio of recycling per population?  I'd say so.  Proper disposal of plastic, newspapers, boxes, etc. into our in-room blue bins as well as recycling receptacles about the property certainly make a difference and we thank you!

 

 

We've been a Connecticut Certified Green Property for almost 2 years now and continue to work towards making a difference for the future of our environment.

 


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