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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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A Happy Guest

Even though it is 14 degrees outside, my heart is warm inside:

We really enjoyed our stay last weekend as part of your Jump-Fest package.

From the moment Winston checked us in at the front desk we felt special and cared for. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Morgan Room and then settled in to our very pleasant room.  Later headed out to the Jump Fest under the lights, (per the comp tickets) attended the Chili-Cook Off ( which Interlaken Inn won hands down), and cheered on the Human Dogsled race and enjoyed Beer at the Beer Booth. That was a fabulous evening!

Sat morning we loved the the Buffet Breakfast, checked out and headed back to the JumpFest, another terrific experience, caught the ice carving in town, as well as a stop at Salisbury Bread. So delicious.! Managed to catch a bite at the Woodland and then headed back to the Interlaken for the Bourbon Tasting. That was the perfect touch to a great 1 day mini-get-away.! (Wish we would have had time for the free snow shoe rental)

Thanks so much, we loved Everything!



Chili Champs!

We are feeling the heat in our kitchen here at Interlaken today as Chef Jay and the kitchen crew are the proud winners of the SWSA Jumpfest Chili Cook Off contest last night!  With Chef Jay putting all the special ingredients together and with the input of Chef Matt and Chef Will, the creation was enough to take the winning spot over nine other entries.  Congratulations Kitchen Team!  I could have taken a picture of the happy Chefs with their victorious pot of chili, but we've got something even better - a chance for you to heat up your insides with some yourself!  Next Saturday, February 15th, we'll be featuring it as a special on our lunch menu.  Come and try it yourself between 11:30am and 2pm along with other special cocktails being served that day.

The 88th annual SWSA Jumpfest this weekend not only brought smiles to our kitchen today but also to Chef Scimeca as he, along with Lauren of Hillrock Estate Distillery are hosting a bourbon tasting and Chef Demonstration today as well.  Announcements were made at the Fest throughout the day so we've got quite the turn-out in Morgan's as we speak!

And that is not all that is happening this weekend at the Inn - we've got such a flurry of activity!  We are getting ready to host a special party this evening for a 10-year wedding vow renewal, we've got some ladies here for a Girlfriend's Getaway Package, we've got a couple enjoying some quiet time on our Winter Hibernation Package, a family skiing at Mohawk Mountain on our Mohawk Mountain Ski Package, a couple here for a menu tasting in preparation of their summer wedding at Interlaken, another couple touring the property for their possible fall wedding for in 2015, a Guest calling from Hawaii to book his reservation for his Family Reunion in May, another Guest calling to make reservations for his wife for a Spa service at ELLORA's next weekend for Valentine's Day - I could go on and on!  There are so many reasons to visit Interlaken - come join us!


Recipe for Romance at Interlaken

We've got the ingredients this year to make it the most special Valentine's Day yet!


Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package CT

We are in the mood for love here at Interlaken this year, so choose our Valentine's Day Package and celebrate Saturday, February 15th with us.  In addition to your clean and comfortable Guestroom, a romantic three course dinner for two (try our Lovers Antipasto Platter for Two: Oysters on the half shell with champagne sorbet), a cocktail for each of you, a red rose for her, couples dancing to the sounds of Scott Heth's trio, and then a sweet breakfast for two complete with heart-shaped pancakes - we've got a dozen more reasons to make the night even more extraordinary: 

  • Rose Petal Turn Down - while you’re out to a lovely dinner our room attendants expertly freshen up you guest room and turn down the room for the evenings slumber, concluding with a romantic trail of rose petals across the bed.  $30
  • Drawn bath / shower – Treat your sweetheart to a drawn hot bath with candles and the Interlaken’s signature lavender, vanilla milk bath blend. This is sure to relax and delight the senses.  $25
  • Chocolate covered Strawberries.  $19
  • Tea for Two and Two for Tea - Afternoon tea and Cookies delivered to you guest room.  $15
  • Private Cooking Class - Prepare a delicious meal with your special ‘someone’ under the guidance of Interlaken’s Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca. You’ll create a memorable lunch or dinner with Chef Scimeca while sipping wine and learning new cooking techniques “just for the two of you”.  $299 per couple, plus tax & service charge
  • Milk House Chocolates – Locally crafted chocolates, made fresh with Thorncrest Farm’s milk, butter and cream. Absolutely divine! 10 piece Sampler  $30, Cabernet Sauvignon Dark Chocolate Truffles $50
  • Chefs Tasting menu (Friday or Sunday)  $85 per person, plus tax & service charge
  • A Dozen Red Roses with vase  $75
  • Romantic Bouquet of flowers in vase  $50
  • In-room manicure and pedicure, with rose oil & petals  $35 / $55
  • Fresh Fruit and Local artisan cheeses  $19
  • Choose from Interlaken’s wine cellar of champagnes, red & white wines – Complete list here.

Did you have something else in mind, perhaps something so very personalized that you need a bit more assistance?  No worries, we can make it happen.   Call or email Vanessa or Ryan who would be happy to be your romantic concierge for the weekend: Vanessa@interlakeninn.com or Ryan@interlakeninn.com.

Come early Saturday!  If your room is ready we'd be happy to get you settled right away, but in the meantime you can relax in our restaurant where Eric will be offering some unique "love potion" cocktails and special lunch items.  We'll have the most popular love songs playing in the background while you share a yummy fondue plate with the one you love.

Let the romance begin even earlier and come on Friday night!  Make it a full weekend showing your loved one just how special they are.


Interlaken Inn Valentine's Package Lakeville CT


Attention Fingers & Toes

You read it here first: 

Coming very soon will be a new service at ELLORA Spa at Interlaken: 

Manicures and Pedicures will be available in 2014! 

ELLORA Spa Manicure/Pedicure Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


This is the perfect service available right on property for bridal parties, girlfriend getaways, mothers & daughters, your special lady - even yourself!  It's so new I don't even have specific details to give you but do know it's coming and check back here and the ELLORA Spa page for its debut.  Until then, keep in mind the many other wonderful services offered by ELLORA Spa, such as the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage or the Ayurvedic Facial.  Make an afternoon of it with a service and a special spa lunch. 

ELLORA Spa is available by appointment only, so be sure to make your reservation today by calling 860-435-1305.



88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest


Save the date! 

In just one month from now this local community and many visitors will be enjoying the 88th Annual SWSA Jumpfest.  Festivities go all weekend long, and this year Morgan's at Interlaken is uniquely involved by hosting a Bourbon Flight Tasting and Cooking with Bourbon food demonstration on Saturday, February 8th at 4pm.  Also, be sure to check out Interlaken's website for special package offerings!


SWSA Jumpfest 2014 Interlaken CT



Our Table is Open!

We've made it even more convenient to dine at Morgan's Restaurant:  Morgan's is now available on Open Table, the easiest way to check availability for your preferred time and make the reservation via your iphone, tablet, android, laptop or desktop computer.  After you choose the date and time, all you then need to do is choose what amazing dish will be yours to enjoy that night.  Using the freshest of ingredients, our Chefs are sure to make you say "the food at Morgan's was delicious" or "the food was amazing!!!" (thank you recent Guests!).

Morgan's Salmon Dish at Interlaken Inn CT

Click here for out latest menu to start the decision process today!  (oh and save room for some fabulous desserts such as the Ganache Torte...

Morgan's dessert Lakeville CT



"Dashing Through the Snow'

Interlaken Inn Sleigh ride in CT Loon Meadow Farm

Northwest Connecticut certainly does, so now is the time to take advantage of our Sleigh Ride Package.

How romantic would it be to come to the Litchfield Hills, at the foothills of the Berkshires, and wander through the countryside via horse and sleigh over freshly fallen snow?  This is a sure way to enjoy winter's beauty with someone you love.  If this weekend isn't an option for you, keep us in mind and call us anytime for the latest snow report!


Happy New Year!

Before we happily welcome in 2014 (with lots of goodness planned at Interlaken by the way), it is only appropriate to look back at the top events of 2013.  No worries, I won't make you go back into the Blog Archives and read each blog, I'll do a nice recap right here for you.

What was New:

This category is a long one! 

We were happy to show off our first floor renovated bathrooms, still equipped with a bathtub for those that like to take a relaxing bath.

Interlaken Main Building Bathroom renovation 2013

The Vineyard room where we host our mid-week complimentary deluxe continental breakfast as well as farewell wedding brunches, family reunion dinners, bridal showers, social retreats, corporate meetings, wedding ceremonies - a room for any event!

The Vineyard room at Interlaken Inn

Both our wedding couples and ELLORA Spa goers were happy with the contstruction of separate entrances into the Atrium building.  The foyer for the Atrium was decorated beautifully for each wedding event this season.

Atrium Foyer at Interlaken Inn Renovations

This one is big:  Our total Commitment to Clean!  With a video introducing our new program, we purchased all new 300 thread count linens for every Guest bed on property and vowed to you that everything on the bed, including the cozy wonder blanket is fresh upon your arrival.  You'll never have to worry of when was the last time the duvet was washed or if the pillow was tossed on the floor. 

Interlaken Inn "Commitment to Clean" 2013

William Kent:  his artwork graced our property with his amazing wood sculptures.

Artist William Kent featured at Interlaken Inn 2013

Our Intermingle Hour every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm - we enjoyed meeting our Guests and local business staff members each week over a seasonal cocktail and freshly prepared hdo's.  My favorite location?  See below.  Every Wednesday - come and say hello!

Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT Lake Wononscopomuc


We also introduced many new packages in 2013, including the "Birthday Bliss Spa Package", "Tasting Menu Getaway" and the "Winter Hibernation Package".  Also check out "Last Minute Travel Deals in CT" - the best place to check often for the best deals offered at Interlaken!

2013 was a great year and 2014 will be just as great, if not better! 




Escape this Winter

Meet Britt the Bear.

Just ask Britt the Bear what she wants to do all winter and she'll say she wants to "sleep" all winter long.

When I go away on vacation I plan my days to the fullest - always wanting to see and do everything.  When I chat with Guests while making reservations I always share all the fun things there are to do at the property and in the local area.  What if, even just once this winter, you decided to go away and do the complete opposite?

Relax.  Rest.  Sleep.  Just do nothing but enjoy each other's company.  This is where our new "Winter Hibernation Getaway" Package comes in. 

No alarm clocks, no schedules, no time restraints.  Complete relaxation.  We'll make sure the temperature in your Guestroom is the perfect warmth for you.  We'll make sure your meals are delivered when you are hungry.  We'll make sure no one disturbs you.  Just shut your eyes and relax.  We'll make sure your time away is truly dormant this winter at Interlaken.

One night away is all you need to revive yourself after the busy holiday season.  The Winter Hibernation Getaway package includes everything you need to make doing nothing a complete success.  Escape to Interlaken in Northwest Connecticut soon!


Spa-tacular Deal!

This is too good to be true! 
But trust me, it is the truth. 
Call for the perfect gift today from Interlaken and ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary!

Interlaken Spa Package Gift Certificate 
Complete package - Just $250

Take advantage of this special 'gift certificate' offer,
available for purchase through Christmas Eve.  

A romantic and enjoyable overnight getaway, this package includes the essentials for a relaxing visit to the Interlaken. It's the perfect gift for just about anyone!

The Spa Package includes:
  • Two - 60-minute massages
  • 25% discount on Dinner for Two
  • Superb overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast for Two
This special $250 Spa Package includes taxes and service charges, and is available Sunday through Friday nights (no Saturday nights) through April 30th, subject to availability at the inn.  Thereafter (or on Saturday nights through April 30) the $250 value may be applied to any other package or overnight stay.

Bonus offer - Purchase this gift certificate now and receive a $50 Dining Voucher with each gift certificate purchase. Keep this bonus certificate - or give it to a friend!  Bonus $50 Dining Voucher expires April 30, 2014, and may not be redeemed in combination with any other gift certificate.

Call us to order - and we'll email you the certificate (to print at home) or we'll drop the certificate in a Priority Mail envelope to you.    


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