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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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April
16
2013

Updating our Vineyard

Did you know there is a Vineyard at Interlaken?  OK, maybe not as in "a plantation of grape-bearing vines" but rather a generously sized banquet room that we call The Vineyard and that serves many purposes, including the location of the complimentary mid-week continental breakfast, an indoor wedding ceremony site, and many private dining functions.  For those of you that have seen the room do know there isn't anything "Vineyard-like" about it, so how did it get its name anyway?  For those Guests that have been coming to Interlaken for over 25 years you'll remember the plastic "Anthony's Vineyard" sign with the big arrow, the orange and purple decor and grapes hanging on the walls and in the trees.  I looked to see if I had any photos of this to share but no luck.  What I can do is share the latest photos of this newly decorated room that has westward views of Lake Wononscopomuc peaking through the trees.  Now mind you this picture doesn't do the new look justice - you must see the interesting wallpaper in person.  This room is primarily used for our continental breakfast and we promise to get your day started in a bright happy room with bright sunny service! 

Our mid-week deluxe complimentary breakfast is available from 6:30am to 9:30am.

Vineyard room at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Vineyard view Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


April
14
2013

Hello Bathroom...

Four short weeks ago we said bye-bye to our 1st floor bathrooms and now we can say a happy hello to our new look!

Renovations at Interlaken Lakeville CT


Apr
3
2013

The benefits of Spring

In addition to the obvious signs of Spring - warmer temperatures, light at 7:30pm, the wonderfully welcome pops up color from the crocus and other spring flowers - comes the opening of the Lime Rock Race Track, just minutes from the Interlaken on the other side of Route 112.  We've gotten many calls from Guests this week looking to get back in the hot seat again, feeling the exhilaration of handling their sweet car around the 1.5 mile long track.  It's so nice to hear from Lenny, Rick, Stephen, Bob, Jim and many other long-time Interlaken Guests, as well as to introduce new race fans to our property and to the "incredibly historic yet modern" race track just minutes away.  In addition to car club events and big race weekends, the Track is also host to other special events, such as the "Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook at Lime Rock Park" benefit happening on Saturday, April 13th from 10am to 6pm.  Over 2,000 cars, bikes and trucks will be on display and will benefit the victims and first responders of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy. 

Lime Rock Park Sandy Hook Benefit April 13th


Mar
23
2013

The dock is back!

Lake dock at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Here it is, newly constructed and just waiting to be placed in its proper home at Interlaken's lakefront for the summer season.  This new dock will make several of our repeat Guests very happy this summer as I know they missed having a dock to swim to last season.  I promised them all the return of one this season and here it is.  Now we just need warmer weather to officially arrive!

Thank you Adam!


Mar
19
2013

Resist me

You know you can't.

Morgan's Restaurant at Interlaken Inn

I may look like just an ordinary roll, but I compare with no other.  Although I was introduced into Morgan's several months ago, I've been tweaked by the Chefs to ultimate perfection.  I am moist and delicious and the ideal start to your wonderful dinner in Morgan's.  Just one bite and you'll agree (just like the sign says).  Don't even try to resist me.


Mar
14
2013

Bye Bye Bathroom...

Here's your last look at our 1st floor main building Guestroom bathrooms!

Renovations at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT 

I am always thrilled about renovations at Interlaken, but this one is truly a very long anticipated one.  Last year we completed our second floor Guestroom bathroom renovations and they turned out spectacular!  (it's ok for me to brag about this, right?!)  Although everyone praised the new look, a couple of our Guests did mention a disappointment:  lack of a bathtub.  I remember this specifically as I met a couple last summer who, although they appreciated the complimentary upgrade to the second floor, the wife was looking forward to relaxing in a nice hot bath.  This first floor project will upgrade to a very similar look as the second floor, but all of the bathtubs will remain intact.  I am looking forward to the couple's return this summer so she can still have her hot bath but be surrounded by warm earthtones of the granite countertops, rich vanities and soothing artwork.

The renovations began this morning and all rooms will be complete in just a couple of weeks.


Mar
6
2013

Love is in the Fall Air

Brandon just told me he booked another wedding for this September (surprised to hear there was even a date available to book!), so naturally I had to reach out for some great fall wedding shots to remind you (and myself) of the touches of color that will be back with us in just 6 short months.  Engaged and looking for the perfect wedding venue?  Email us at weddings@interlakeinn.com so we can check to see if your preferred date is still available! 

Photos by Kelly Prizel.

Lakeside Wedding Destination Interlaken Inn CT

Wedding Weekend at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Wedding Weekend Destination at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Wedding weekend destination at Interlaken Inn CT

Lakeside wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Lakeside Wedding at Interlaken Inn in Lakeville CT

Lakeside ceremony at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Lakeside Wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


Mar
3
2013

Paradise at Interlaken

 

Scrapbooking Weekend in CT at Interlaken Inn

Scrapbooking weekend in CT at Interlaken Inn

I may not be using the word 'paradise' properly here for many of you, but for true scrapbookers this weekend is certainly paradise!  An entire weekend away from the hustle and bustle, the routine, the chores - to escape to the country and do nothing but scrapbook all weekend long.  Well, many of the ladies do make time for this massage chair and, of course, cocktails too, but essentially the weekend is spent preserving memories in a fun and creative way.  It's no secret that I am a scrapbooker myself and am always quite envious of the ladies (50 this time!) that are able to take part in such a fun weekend.  I wander through the meeting rooms to gather some ideas and make promises to myself to scrapbook more regularly.  We all know how it goes, though, so to have weekends available like this is such a wonderful option!  If your routine keeps you from your favorite hobby, join Kim from Creative Memories the last weekend in February 2014 and escape to scrapbooking paradise.  Call us for more details!

Scrapbooking Weekend at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


Feb
28
2013

A radical race

Have you participated in a radical race at Interlaken, or ever for that matter?  Do you know what a radical race is?  Have you met Kristy Barto?  Do you know who Kristy Barto is?  If your answers are no, click on this video so your answers can now be yes!  Even if you know about the race we offer at Interlaken and know Kristy, our Corporate Sales Manager and Team Builder Extraordinaire, it's still a great little video to show you just how fun the races are!

A Radical Race at Interlaken Inn

 


Feb
27
2013

A Quilting thank you

Winston told me he had something very special to show me, so up I went to see what it was.  A fresh blueberry muffin perhaps?  Trust me, it was way better, and I don't say that much when food is involved!  Two ladies from the Southhampton Quilting group made Winston a quilt as a sign of appreciation for all of his kindness he showed welcoming them back every year for their annual quilting retreat.  How thoughtful was that?  The quilt was absolutely beautiful.  The work that went into it, the wonderful earth tone colors with pops of turquoise - it was simply exquisite.  Now I know the quilting ladies were always nice pleasant ladies, but now we can add generous into that as well.  Needless to say, Winston was overwhelmed by this token of appreciation.  Speaking of nice quilting ladies, here are some wonderful comments they posted on Tripadvisor about their retreats at Interlaken: 

  • I was also part of the Quilting weekend on Feb. 21 through 24.We have been doing this for many years. As usual, the food was incredible and the selection of different foods was great. The rooms are always clean and all the people working there are very pleasant and accomodating. Looking forward to going back next year.
  • A group of us have attended a quilt getaway weekend at the Interlaken Inn for several years during February. The staff have always been courteous and accommodating. Several of us come a day or two early for a little extra pampering. I stupidly left my Kindle behind, but it was found and is being shipped to me. Looking forward to next year's getaway, minus the snow!
  • I recently returned from a quilting weekend at the Interlaken Inn. The retreat was held Feb 8-10 but since there were blizzard warnings for Friday the Inn said that we could come a night early(Thurs) for a very reduced rate. Most of the women opted to come early. When I checked in I was given a 25% coupon for dinner that night and a free Continental breakfast the next AM. The staff was courteous, efficient and hospitable. On Saturday after the storm the staff cleaned the snow off our cars and moved them to a spot that had been plowed. I have stayed at the Interlaken Inn many times and always found the Inn to be accomodating but this time went above and beyond that.
  • We stayed at the Inn from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon and the management went out of their way to make sure that our stay was totally enjoyable. The staff was very attentive to our needs. Although there was a blizzard on Friday, we were warm and cozy and the staff was very accommodating in clearing the snow off of our cars and making sure that our departure was easily accomplished.


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