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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet 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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Aug
22
2013

Girlfriend's Getaway

Remember this group of ladies visiting us last year?

Girlfriend's Getaway Package Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Although they all live within 10 minutes of each other, it is important for them to still make the annual Girlfriend's Getaway weekend, and we were so pleased they chose to come to Interlaken once again.  What a fun bunch of gals!  Last year they stayed in our main building, but this year they chose a Townhouse Suite with adjoining bedroom and found the space very cozy.  Although some of the ladies went to Millerton (can't miss Harney and Sons Tea Room) some just lounged around at the lake and pool.  As they headed back home they were going to stop at the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery for a tour and tasting, and some lunch at Vineyard Grille and Cafe.  We hope "94 Moms" return in 2014!

I was fortunate enough to meet another group of ladies that get together every year as well, with this being their 5th year of coming to Interlaken.   This nice group of seven ladies are all friends from college, and find Interlaken to be a convenient location for everyone to get to.  They, too, made sure they visited Harney and Sons Tea Room and they were fortunate enough to meet Mr. Harney himself.  They had a blast tasting teas and having lunch in the Millerton Tea Room )tea lovers check out their cute menu.)  Next year will be their 50th anniversary from graduating from college so it will certainly be a special time for all.  They have already booked for 2014 and we look forward to their return.

Now, Girlfriend Getaway Packages are not just for groups of Girlfriends.  I met a wonderful Mom and her daughter at our "Intermingle" this week (you know, our weekly cocktail party with complimentary HDO's and special cocktail every Wednesday) also on the Girlfriend's Getaway Package for a couple of nights.  The Mom said "we aren't Mother and daughter while we are away, but girlfriends".  (Moms, how cute is that?!) This was their first time visiting Interlaken, so naturallly I had to tell them about all the fun things they could do right here (canoe ride around the lake is a must) and in the area (bike riding on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Millerton).  I hope we will again be their choice next time they are looking for a getaway!


Aug
20
2013

Morning, Noon and Night

Interlaken's private lakefront. 

Morning.

Interlaken private lakefront at sunrise

Noon.

Lakefront at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT\

Night.

Interlaken Inn Private Lakefront Lakeville CT

It's beautiful any time of the day.  Here's what our Guests have to say about our lakefront:

"We couldn't have found a better environment to chill out and relax while our dog was having crazy fun in the waters of your stupendous lake"

"The waterfront is a treasure. So beautiful.  We loved the ease of using your kayaks and canoes"

"Enjoyed just sitting by the lake"

"My children really enjoyed the lake and the kayaks"

"The beach and boats were really a special treat"

"The nice walk to the lake with the comfortable seating and boats you provided for your guests"

"We really enjoyed the access to the lake and the bon fire at night"

"We love the lake"

There is still time to enjoy the lakefront yourself.  Call us to make reservations to enjoy it before the season ends!

 


Aug
17
2013

The color is coming...

We've been having some cool nights these past few days in Northwest Connecticut, and to be quite honest, it has been the perfect tease to the wonderful season just around the corner!  Although every season is special in this part of Connecticut, Fall is truly the most beautiful and bountiful.  The National Geographic Traveler states that the Litchfield Hills are one of the top leaf peeping destinations in the Country, and Interlaken is proud to be nestled here, as well as just South of the Berkshires.  Drive Route 7 North or Route 7 South and you won't be disappointed!  Be sure to bring your camera.

Autumn at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Falling leaves

Fall at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Gourds galore!

Fall weddings in Connecticut Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Fall wedding

Hotchkiss School next door to Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Hotchkiss School Football games!

Fall Lakefront at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

A walk to the lakefront

Fall foliage in Northwest CT Lakeville CT Interlaken Inn lakefront

Beautiful colors

Interlaken Inn Fall Wedding Lakeville CT

Take a relaxing and scenic canoe ride around the lake

To be able to see all of the beauty both right here at Interlaken as well as in the surrounding area, come stay with us on our Three Day Getaway package available Sunday through Thursday nights.  The best value package we offer!


Aug
12
2013

The 1980's

The 80's - the decade of MTV, Pac-Man, leg warmers, E.T., Brat Pack films, perms and mullets - and this sign:

Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT 1985

Many of our longtime Guests will remember this sign.  I remember it driving by here as a teenager as well.  I have met so many Guests this summer that having been coming here for 25 - 30 years, so I thought seeing this would certainly remind them of the mid-80's.  I am always interested in old photos or hearing how Interlaken was "back in the day" so please do share with me if you have the memories!


Aug
10
2013

What's Blooming

Salisbury Gardens at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Oh, the beautiful Hydrangea, my favorite. 

What an amazing flower, and one that the Interlaken property has blooming all over, including our wedding pavilion garden.  With about 70 species of this wonderful shrub (and tree), hydrangeas can be white, pink, purple and blue.  We have primarily the white ones here, and plenty of them.  As you take a leisurely walk around the property and down to the private lakefront you will see these beautiful shrubs everywhere.


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