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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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Familiar Faces

Quilting Retreat at Interlaken CT

I suppose if I started blogging about 'familiar faces' I'd be blogging every minute of the day as Interlaken has a very very large group of repeat visitors!  In this case, these are two nice women I met last year at the Quilts & Treasures Retreat and who are back again this weekend for more "sweet" fun (the theme of this year's gathering).  They are just so happy to be here and do their favorite hobby all weekend long.  In fact, they come a day early to get a head start!  I love wandering around the room and seeing the beautiuful masterpieces everyone creates.  Deb and Pam, it was great seeing you ladies and I am already looking forward to next year!

Quilts & Treasures weekend at Interlaken Inn

Quilts & Treasures at Interlaken Inn 2012


Love is Sweet

Love is sweet, I totally agree. 

Interlaken Inn Fall Wedding Weekend Destination

Do you know what else is sweet?  The bride getting married today.  Her picture is at the end of this blog, and if you are a faithful blog reader (like she is) then you know it's very infrequent that I post a photo of the bride on her special day - definitely fate happening today with my faithful blog reader.

Although some of her friends and family members couldn't make it to the festivities because of Hurricane Sandy, they'll be here in spirit for sure.  This blog is for them today - a first look at some of the special touches Megan and her soon-to-be husband (actually husband given it's 5pm now!) have created for the day.

Interlaken Fall Wedding Weekend CT

As you pull up to the main entrance, wedding attendees will know they are in the right place!

Interlaken Fall Wedding CT

The cute sign that will welcome everyone into the wedding pavilion after the lakeside ceremony and the cocktail hour in the Vineyard room.

Interlaken Fall Wedding Destination CT


Interlaken CT wedding destination weekend


CT Interlaken Wedding destination


Connecticut Interlaken Wedding Destination


Connecticut Wedding Destination hotel

An eight foot table of pies! And right next to it is the "Love is Sweet" table , full of candy.  I told you the bride was sweet!  I would be hanging between these two tables all night...

Connecticut Wedding Destination Interlaken

Here she is!  Gorgeous.  You should see this dress up close.  What you can see up close though is her bouquet:

Connecticut Wedding Destination Interlaken

A picture of her Dad and her Grandmother - the perfect way to have those loved ones close at hand.

Even though your special day is here, Megan, I do hope you'll continue to stay connected to Interlaken with me!  And you know I'll be waiting patiently for professional photos from you. 

Congratulations Mrs. Aceto!  I hope your day is just as you hoped it would be.


"Homemade" Proof


A simple trip to the kitchen to grab a cup of Harney & Sons Earl Grey tea (my usual afternoon selection) turns into a major desire for:

"Homemade Butternut Ravioli, Brown Butter, Sage, Pecans, Parmigiano Reggiano"

Morgans Restaurant in Lakeville, CT

Chef Blake took over the prep table as he laid out the fresh pasta, filled each section with a generous dollop of pureed butternut squash, and then made several perfectly shaped raviolis.  Fresh from our kitchen to your plate in Morgan's restaurant - and just one of the many in-season selections featured on our nightly dinner menu.   When you get the desire to taste flavorful dish, just come on over.


A Safe New Year

Where do you want to wake up on January 1st, 2013?  In just 60 days from today - let it be Interlaken!  We'd love to have you join us for our annual New Year's Eve celebration - great food, premium drinks, dancing, snacks - and then just a short walk back to your Guestroom for a comfortable night's sleep.  Drive home only after you have energized with our full buffet breakfast on Tuesday morning.  Our overnight package is a safe and super fun way to ring in the New Year, so start making your plans today!

New Year's Eve Hotel Package

Hotel package new years eve

Interlaken Inn's all-inclusive New Year's Eve package. The celebration is complete with dinner, dancing and overnight  stay. Enjoy a fantastic dinner, plus exotic desserts and premium open bar all night…

Then - the incredible sounds of Scott Heth and company, with dancing till the New Year arrives and beyond. 

The New Year's Eve Hotel Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Complete evening of dining for two (menu) 
  • Premium open-bar all night
  • Scott Heth & Company - the region's premiere 5-Piece dance band
  • Midnight countdown, balloons and snacks
  • Breakfast for two the next morning,

The complete overnight package rates start at $179.00 per person (based on double-occupancy, plus tax and service charge) and includes a complete New England Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. (Package price with tax and service charges included is $213.45 per person)

The complete overnight package rates start at $289.00 per person (based on single-occupancy, plus tax and service charge) and includes a complete New England Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. (Package price with tax and service charges included is $345.29)


November Wedding Poem

To the bride getting married this Saturday:


Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Hurricane Sandy is gone,

What's left for you?

Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT Fall tree

Let me tell you!

Fall trees are red,

The sky is blue,

This red tree, pumpkins and mums

Will all be here for you!

Interlaken Inn October 2012 courtyard

Interlaken Inn Fall wedding CT

 A partly sunny and cool day is forecasted for your special day.  See you soon!


Bandit's Vacation

Meet Bandit, the latest pooch to have visited Interlaken for a mini vacation. 

Well, maybe I shouldn't call it 'mini' as Bandit sure was able to do alot with his Mom and Dad in a short period of time, as evidenced by these cute photos.


He was able to pose by one of the many sculptures from Denis Curtiss...

Interlaken Inn pet friendly resort

He was able to discover a beautiful waterfall with his Mom right adjacent to the Interlaken property...

Interlaken Pet friendly property in Northwest CT

And he was able to play catch behind the Sunnyside building with his Dad.

Interlaken Pet friendly hotel in Connecticut

I am sure this Tibetan Terrier did other fun things around the Inn as well, and will explore the area further since Bandit's Mom's email said: 

"We will definitely come back!" 

We look forward to your return soon!


Short and Sweet

Love your Inn! Have already recommended your Inn to friends and family.  Looking forward to visiting you again.

A few simple words can certainly make someone's day.  Have you made someone's day today?  Another Guest made my day:

We Loved our stay at the Interlaken Inn. Everyone was very friendly, our room was so comfortable and our stay was Fabulous.  Thank you.

and then there's this one:

Dinner and breakfast were, without question, amazing and perhaps the best meals available in the area. The service was terrific, and the waitstaff made our meals very enjoyable. 

and this:

Your Inn is fantastic!  We had an amazing dinner and breakfast!  The staff was extremely friendly and helped us with any of our needs.  We are planning to visit the Interlaken in the future!  Great Job!

and let's end the day with this one:

Whenever I am in that area I love staying at the Interlaken Inn - it has a cozy atmosphere and I feel like I am with Family.


Saturday sweetness

Wedding destination at Interlaken Inn CT

I wandered out to visit the wedding pavilion (as I do almost every wedding) and I have to say this was a first for me to see.  How cute is this?  "Orange you glad she said YES" - love it! 

Interlaken Wedding Favors


Fall into Sunnyside

I was talking to a Guest the other day and assisted him in planning a visit to Interlaken later this month.  He does have some business to attend to but thought it would be nice to surprise his wife with a little romance as well.  I love surprises!  Since his wife loves the Victorian-styled look, I selected my favorite room in the Sunnyside building for him, private with lots of sun exposure.  Along with seating on the wrapround porch we have adirondack chairs nestled for two in a more private setting as well.  Cocktails for two for sure!

Sunnyside building at Interlaken Inn

Paul, here's a view as you head from your Guestroom - a nice leisurely stroll to the main building and restaurant area.

Sunnyside Building View of the property Interlaken Inn

Make business pleasure by choosing unique and very private accommodations like Sunnyside. 


Holiday Packages

Romantic Escape, Night on the Town, Wine tasting, Petaway - these are just a few of the standard packages that Interlaken offers on a year round basis.  We have just added two new holiday choices to our package family for the upcoming season - read on to find out what is inside our package!

Holiday Shopping at Local Shops

Make this holiday season more enjoyable for everyone (including you)!  Interlaken Inn is the perfect place to enjoy the company of friends and family, and take advantage of the many area activities and local artisan shops!

‘Tis the season for giving and Interlaken is offering a reduced standard room rate this holiday shopping season to entice you and yours to visit New England and discover our quaint nearby towns. Simply mention the code “Gift Wrap” when making your hotel reservation and bring a new, unwrapped toy which will be donated to our local Salvation Army for the “Angel Tree Program”.

Interlaken Holiday Shopping Package includes:

  • $189 plus tax Room Rate Sunday through Thursday or $219 Friday & Saturday (standard guest room- ask about upgrades)
  • Our Gift to You- A $25 Interlaken Gift Card (valid between January 1st and April 30th, 2013)
  • 25% off in Morgan’s Restaurant at Interlaken
  • A “Holiday Shopping Pass” (present at local participating shops for discounts)
  • Area Map of Shops given at check-in
  • Homemade Cookies and Hot Cocoa at 4pm daily

The Holiday Shopping Package is available November 30th through December 23rd, 2012


New England Holiday Escape Weekend Package

A special weekend package designed for those who have always wanted a traditional New England holiday experience! We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our home with you. Enjoy decorating holiday cookies, live music, quaint towns and the famous Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

New England Holiday Escape Package includes:

  • Overnight Standard Accommodations (upgrades available for additional fee)
  • 25% off in Morgan’s Restaurant (all meals and drinks)
  • Our Gift to You- A $25 Interlaken Gift Card (valid between January 1st and April 30th, 2013)
  • Full New England Breakfast Buffet (each morning)
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating on Saturday from 3pm-5pm
  • The North Pole (Interlaken) Wrapping Station (we provide scissors, tape, hot cocoa, cookies and a paper cutter)
  • Live Music Nightly in Morgan’s Restaurant
  • Tickets to Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge
  • Wreath Decorating with Floral Designer from Salisbury Lawn & Garden at Interlaken (additional fee, reservations required)
  • Directions to Local Christmas Tree Farm for Cut Your Own Experience

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