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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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!).
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...
"Dashing Through the Snow'
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.
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!
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.
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.
William Kent: his artwork graced our property with his amazing wood sculptures.
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!
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!
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!
- Two - 60-minute massages
- 25% discount on Dinner for Two
- Superb overnight accommodations
- Breakfast for Two
Love is truly in the air at Interlaken this weekend.
Just this morning at our private snowy lakefront, this nice young man in the center proposed to this nice young lady at his side - and she said YES! Champagne for the family is in order, compliments of Interlaken! We love being a part of such special moments. Given they were here as Guests of the wedding last night they are well aware of the services we offer (hint hint) - we would LOVE to welcome them back to unite them in marriage!
Remember the amazing moment when you got engaged? We'd love to hear it and share it! Email us so we can post it on our Romantic Engagement Stories page for all of us hopeless romantics and for those that may need some ideas on how to pop the big question!
Best wishes M & M!
Winter Wedding Wonderland
A dusting of light snow arrived just in time for this evening's winter wedding held in Interlaken's heated pavilion.
The smell of fresh pine and a twinkling of white lights greet Guests for the cocktail hour, immediately putting them in a festive mood.
Evening winter receptions provide the dark backdrop through the pavilion panels, thus emphasizing the candlelit glow, LED spheres and the glimmering Christmas Tree.
The tree was magnificent! The smell was natural perfection. And if you look closely you will see the wedding favors hanging from the branches - fresh maple syrup bottles for each Guest to take home.
We can never forget about the cake display - delicious cupcakes in this case.
A winter wedding in picturesque New England - we'd love to plan it with you. Visit our Winter Wedding page for more details.
Love - ageless and evergreen.
Look at our latest icon on our webpage and in our emails.
Interlaken has one and this is your way to see fun photos of what is happening all month long - instantly.
What are you thankful for?
As many families gather today to celebrate the holiday, I am sure (or at least hopeful!) everyone is thankful for each other.
What size is your family tree?
Big or small, Interlaken welcomes family reunions any time of the year. It's quite exciting for me because in 2014 I will be the one to coordinate all of the reunions for Interlaken. I've already talked with several Guests interested in our property next season, and one is already scheduled for June 2015. For many of the people I've spoken to, they love the setting of our property as they feel it "keeps their family together". No huge amusement parks with characters (although fun) or large cities to get lost in (also fun) but rather an all inclusive resort in the peaceful countryside of Northwest Connecticut.
Sleep well. We have Sealy Plush Posturepedic mattresses in every room that will rest you comfortably after a day spent at the lakefront or hiking on the Appalachian Trail. We have accommodations to fit all sizes of families from those single travelers up to families of eight. We also have rooms that allow pets, so no need to leave your four legged family member at home.
Eat well. Start your day off with a hearty New England breakfast buffet. Order a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal lakeside. Time for an old fashioned BBQ on our patio followed by a bonfire at our private lakefront with s'mores and hot chocolate.
Breathe well. There's nothing like waking up and taking a deep breath of fresh country air every morning. Listen to the birds sing as you take a long walk on a local trail or nearby scenic route.
Play well. Challenge one another to a game of tennis, ping pong, air hockey or pool. Canoe or kayak around the perimeter of the deepest lake in Connecticut. Swim in our outdoor heated pool. Swing your clubs at the Hotchkiss Golf Course right next door. Arrange a wiffle ball game on the Sunnyside lawn. Sign up for one of our Family Team Building activites, such as the Culinary Challenge or Radical Race.
Travel well. Being right at the tip of Northwest Connecticut and less than 1 1/2 hours from the Hartford and Albany Airports, Interlaken is the perfect location for those living in Boston, New York and any part of Connecticut. We are also only a 2 hour ride from mid-town Manhattan.
Gather well. With 30 acres, there are plenty of spots to gather your family. On your Townhouse Suite deck overlooking the Courtyard. In adirondack chairs on the wraparound porch of Sunnyside. In our lounge chairs with the perfect lakefront view. In the Executive Lounge room for wine and cheese, games and cards. In the Vineyard for a special sit down dinner.
Celebrate well. An anniversary? A birthday? We would love to be a part of making whatever it is extra special.
Explore locally. Visit nearby Millerton, NY, voted by Frommer's as "one of the coolest small towns in America" (big honor as there are lots of small towns in America!). Hike the tallest peak in Connecticut at Bear Mountain in Salisbury. Horseback ride in the Litchfield Hills at Lee's Riding Stables. Visit one of the many State parks including beautiful Kent Falls in Kent, CT. Head up to the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires.
Plan well. If you have a family then you are already halfway there! I'd absolutely love to show you our property and find the best accommodations for your entire family. I know every room by heart. I love talking food so we could plan some awesome menus together. I promise that the planning of your family reunion will be a fun experience for both of us. Contact me any time at email@example.com. I look forward to learning about your family tree!
It's not every day that I see this in one of the meeting rooms at Interlaken:
We had the pleasure of having the 2013 - 14 U.S. National Women's Hockey Team stay with us last night. They are in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut to face off with the Salisbury School Boy's Team at the Flood Athletic Center this afternoon. Be sure to click on the link to see some wonderful professional photos of the players in action.
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