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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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Apr
10
2012

Lime Rock Racers are Back!

 

Lime Rock Racers stay at Interlaken Inn

Another official sign of Spring at the Interlaken and at Lime Rock Park are the return of the Racers!  The owner of this beautiful Nissan GT-R has been staying at the Inn for over 35 years and visits the track quite often during the racing season, which means he visits Interlaken quite often as well.  We love having you stay with us, Len!  As the racing season gets further under way, there will be more beauties like this gracing our parking lot, so be sure to take a few minutes and check them out!


Apr
7
2012

Spring Dinner Menu in Morgan's

As the local ingredients of Spring become available, the new menu at Morgan's will be updated and changed regularly.  As I was changing the menu on the Morgan's dining webpage, I was trying to decide which one I would choose if I had the fortunate chance to dine in Morgan's.  My chance came true this evening and my choices were down to the following:

Homemade Gnocchi, Wild Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Spring Sweet Peas, Roasted Garlic

or

Block Island Wild Striped Bass with Artichokes, Baby Spinach, Black Olive Tapanade

And the winner is:

Morgan's Restaurant at Interlaken Inn 

Oh my goodness - so delicious, so healthy - just how I want my meals to be.  The artichokes are beyond yummy, the sea bass is tender and so flavorful with the black olive tapanade - I think I made the perfect choice this evening! 

Click here to see the full Spring menu!  Bon Appetit!


Apr
4
2012

Lake Wononscopomuc

Interlaken Inn Lakefront Lakeville CT

Lake Wononscopomuc - also known as "Lakeville Lake" for those of you choose not to pronounce Wononscopomuc. 

Interlaken's lakefront - for Interlaken Guests only.

  • Swing by it
  • Get married by it
  • Canoe on it
  • Swim in it
  • Propose by it
  • Picnic by it
  • Teambuild a raft in it
  • Fish in it
  • Dip your toes in it
  • Play Frisbee by it
  • Renew your vows near it
  • Have a bonfire near it
  • Walk your dog to it

 


Apr
2
2012

Life Discovery Series - additions!

For those of you who've shown interest in our Life Discovery Series as part of the Weekend Getaway Package, we are happy to announce two more dates this season that just may be of interest to you!  Golfers and Scrappers - see what you can learn about in just 90 minutes:

Shirley Breuer - Golf Conditioning - Getting Ready for the Season of your Life   Saturday May 19TH

  • Has your golf game lost it’s zip?
  • Do you notice you’re not as flexible as you used to be and it’s affecting your swing?
  • Do you feel as though you’ve lost some distance in your shots? 
  • Are you having difficulty maintaining your balance when you swing?
  • Are aches and pains changing your swing mechanics?

Come and learn from a Physical Therapist how some simple flexibility, strengthening, and balance exercises can improve your posture, add distance to your drives, take strokes off your game and make you feel like the golfer you know and love! 

Shirley Breuer, MA, RPT, OCS, CSCS, CEAS has been a Physical Therapist for 30 years, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist for 16 years, a golfer for 34 years, utilizes what she teaches and is proud to claim 3 hole in ones!

Teri Meiers - Intro to Digital Scrapbooking    Saturday June 9TH 

Capture memories with your computer instead of papers and pens! Learn how you can design beautiful hardbound photo books on your own computer and how with a click of a button they can be printed, bound and shipped direct to your front door. No technical experience required.  If you can answer email or play solitaire on your computer…you can do digital scrapbooking.   Enjoy a live demonstration of StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0 Software.

Beyond digital scrapbooking…come and check out Teri’s gallery of custom photo gifts, photo cards and invitations, page prints, wall art, calendars and more. See how easy these projects are to design when you have the right software for your computer.  Need Teri to do your design work…just ask.

About Teri: Successful entrepreneur, leader Creative Memories, three time recipient of her company’s most prestigious legendary leader award and top incentive trip earner who has traveled the world with Creative Memories. Let Teri tell her story and understand the new concepts in digital scrapbooking.

We will continue to add to this series through-out the year, and I'll keep you posted on new topics!


Mar
31
2012

Interlaken Inn is Expanding!

For the past several weeks, I've been watching the Interlaken's website expand.  Have you noticed?  Just put your cursor on one of the tabs at the top and watch what happens.  There are so many new drop down pages to choose from, many new packages are being offered, new photos have been added, pages have been redesigned - it's gone mad!  Let me highlight some of the my favorites on our website!

  • Testimonial pages.  When I read something that makes me happy, I want to share it.  When Guests of Interlaken share their positive comments with us, we'll share them with you.  Read what people are saying on the Home, Wedding, Meetings, and Dining tabs.
  • Summer packages.  Right now we are offering certain packages on certain weekends in May and June.  Take advantage of the tremendous savings by booking one today as rooms are limited.
  • Affordable Weddings.  Flexible on your wedding date?  Visit this page as we post certain dates that will give you the perfect wedding at the perfect price!
  • Unique Meeting Venues.  Dare to be different and forego the traditional meeting room.  Book your offsite conference with us and we'll find a unique location conducive to a successful meeting!

Our website will continue to grow in 2012, so be sure to click back often to see the latest!

 


Mar
30
2012

New Spring Services from ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary

Laura Hess-Hay, owner of ELLORA's Spa & Sanctuary, just shared these new massages now available that will surely release any "tech pressures" you may have!

Tech Release:  On the computer all day?  Stiff, achy neck, arms and wrists hurt?  Here is a massage designed just for you!  45 minutes....$125

Tech Neck:  An upper body massage designed to release tired, overworked muscles starting at the back and working to the head.  30 minutes....$85

Tech Hand:  A massage concentrated on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and upper arm with some shoulder work.  30 minutes....$85

Massages are by appointment only, call for yours today.  860-435-1305. 

Check out all of the wonderful services Laura offers - ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary., located right at the Interlaken, just steps away from your Guestroom.


Mar
29
2012

Excellent dinner, lovely breakfast, a perfect room - Interlaken Inn

 I received these comments from a Guest who just stayed with us.  Can anyone see the smile on my face?  Believe me, the entire Interlaken staff is smiling!   

We really enjoyed our stay at the Interlaken Inn.  Although it was too brief, we had an excellent dinner and a lovely breakfast and a perfect room and so appreciated being upgraded to the second floor.   The decor is great and the location is so convenient to Hotchkiss!    We look forward to seeing you in the future, whether or not Nina decides to enroll at Hotchkiss in the fall.   We only live a few hours away, but would welcome the chance to stay with you again when we visit our daughter.   It is very likely that she will, unless she decides to stay at home.   What a wonderful part of the country you are in  -- pure heaven!  I've stayed at hotels near Williams College (countless time) and Exeter and Andover as well as at the very deluxe/fancy Washington Duke Inn (countless times).   Also hotels near UVA and Northwestern University and more than I have time to remember or describe right now.........we have five children and our Hotchkiss candidate is the youngest!   Your hotel is right up at the top in terms of quality and service and value and your restaurant was better than most!  Congratulations.

Thank you so much for a very relaxing and comfortable stay.


Mar
27
2012

Give yourself a Spring break!

Spring at Interlaken Inn

Spring arrived in such wonderfully warm style last week, and got many of us in the Northwest Corner skipping Spring and heading right for Summer!  The sandals were out, coats were off, sunroofs open, flowers blooming - I even had a few Guests ask me if the boats would be available at the lakefront!  I'm all for summer, but would be sad if we missed the rebirth, renewal and regrowth of this amazing season.  With April being the first full month of Spring, why not celebrate all Spring has to offer by spending some time at Interlaken?  Let me share with you some fun things you can do both inside and out in the lovely month of April!

  • Hiking.  My new favorite outdoor activity.  There are an abundance of hiking trails in the Northwest Corner, and with the best hiking website at your fingertips as a reference guide (http://www.berkshirehiking.com/hikes/w_ct.html), you'll be certain to find the best hike for you.  From easy to strenuous on the 2000-mile Appalachian Trail, to climbing to the highest peak in Connecticut at Bear Mountain, or meandering through the Mohawk State Forest, there is something for everyone at any level.
  • Biking.  Love it.  You can bring your bike on the Metro North train and then at the Wassaic Station hop on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail (HVRT) up to Millerton, and then cycle to the Interlaken property (about 4 miles away).  Or, leave your bikes at home and rent from the Bash Bish Bicycle located right near the HVRT.  Either way, HVRT is perfecting for bicycling for a long run (10 miles each way) or for just a little bit with your younger family.
  • Horseback Riding.  Lee's Riding Stables at Windfield Morgan Farm in Litchfield, CT has got you covered 7 days a week for anyone 7 years and older, or pony rides for those younger aspiring equestrians.  With over 100 acres of rolling hills, view the countryside on horseback!
  • Golf.  Yes, there are some courses that are already open, thank you summer!  Hotchkiss Golf Course, located right next door to the Interlaken, is set to officially open on April 15th, but warm weather permitting, will open April 1st (and that is no joke).  The greens are green, the pins are in - time to score that hole in one!
  • Infinity Hall.  A night on the town.  With 21 shows (with one sold out date) beginning with Los Lobos on the 1st and 2011 Grammy nominee Charlie Musselwhite on the 29th, you'll be sure to find a show to entertain you!  Remember to book through Interlaken on the A Night on the Town package - a great value and a great way to spend your night away!
  • Hotchkiss Film Festival.  The first annual film festival held on the weekend of April 20-21, 2012 at the Hotchkiss School, right next door to the Interlaken.  Come show your support to high school filmmakers!  Interlaken is offering a special room rate for all those attending!
  • Sharon Audubon.  Discover at the Visitor Center and by walking one of the many trails that focus on plants, birds, and animals in their natural habitats.  In April, The Egg Event, Spring Break Sessions, and Salamander hunts are scheduled.  A perfect opportunity to open your eyes to nature.
  • Wineries.  Although wineries are open year round for tastings and tours, why not try this special event being held in April at the Millbrook Vineyards and Winery in neighboring Dutchess County, NY:  "Winegrowing Boot Camp Class #1" held on April 14th from 10am to 12noon.  Expand your knowledge, learn something new.  Combine this with our Millbrook Vineyard Tour Package for a fun tasting weekend away in April!
  • Life Discovery Series.  Offered right here at Interlaken the first two Saturdays in April at 11am.  Ninety minute presentations from those with a passion and the knowledge to teach you something new.  Our two topics are "Texas Hold Em" and "Fido, Mind your Manners!".  (and yes, you can bring Fido to this one!)  Our Weekend Getaway in CT package includes the program, but those here for other reasons can also join in for a small fee.


Mar
23
2012

A bonfire for any reason, in any season!

A starry sky, a cool evening, Hot Cocoa and S'mores. A crackling fire is center stage, surrounded by your friends, family and business associates.

What?  Business associates?  Yes, that is what I said!

Bonfires at Interlaken Inn Lakeville, CT 

Nighttime bonfires have been popular for years with our wedding couples.  Planned after the rehearsal dinner (typcially a traditional BBQ), friends and family members follow the luminaries to the bonfire site, typically placed lakeside.  Toasting marshmallows certainly take you back, so not only are you feeling youthful again, but reminiscing is a given!  Lately, many of our family reunions have been doing the same by including the evening bonfire into their family gathering times.  Now, corporate groups can add in this fun element to their meeting as well!

Let me introduce our Campfire Meeting Package - a unique & productive meeting venue at Interlaken.  It's simple, it's fun, and it includes all you need for a successful meeting!

Package includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Unique Outdoor Meeting Space (choose from multiple locations)
  • Full Breakfast
  • Morning Break
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon Break
  • Continuous Beverage Service
  • Four Course Dinner
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Evening Bonfire with S'mores and Hot Cocoa
  • All Service Charges

Visit our Meetings & Reunions webpage for pricing as well as for other unique meeting options!

 

 


Mar
22
2012

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2012

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2012

 

Students and faculty at the Hotchkiss School will be busy this April hosting their first ever Hotchkiss Film Festival the weekend of April 20 - 22, 2012.  As listed on their website:

Welcome to the Hotchkiss Film Festival. The Hotchkiss School, located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, will hold the inaugural festival on the weekend of April 21st to celebrate the wide range of student short films produced ONLY by both middle and high school students. Close to both New York City and Boston, the Hotchkiss area can serve as a great relaxation and fun getaway place for everyone. We will hold the wide-scope festival over a weekend with a community-feel in order to connect the student filmmakers with professionals in the industry. Everyone is welcome.

You heard it from them - everyone is welcome!  To celebrate this special event, Interlaken Inn is extending a 20% discount off our standard room rates to everyone attending.  Interlaken is located right next door to Hotchkiss on Route 112 and with a variety of accommodations to meet all your needs.


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