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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 at Michelle@InterlakenInn.com


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Feb
2
2012

Groundhog Phil says WINTER for CT?

I truly think all of us New Englanders are ready and waiting for it, so thank you Mr. Groundhog Phil for confirming six more weeks of winter!  But define winter please:  Cold temps and lots of snow?  Medium temps and freezing rain?  Mild temps and no precipitation at all?  It's funny how one can now add that last definition in as that is what we've had so far!  But really - the local ski resorts are ready and Interlaken is waiting!  We want you to take advantage of our discounted ski packages and hit the slopes!  We also want you to take your sweetheart on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful Connecticut countryside - snow is needed please, Mr. Groundhog!  Now mind you snow is not 100% necessary for a weekend getaway at Interlaken as we do have many packages that don't require it - enjoy wine tasting, a romantic dinner and a movie, a couples massage, a night on the town - check out all of our packages to find the perfect weather permitting one for you! 


Feb
1
2012

An Intimate Winter Wedding Destination

Although Interlaken can host your special day accommodating up to 220 Guests, there are also many of you looking for a more intimate affair.  Interlaken can still be your destination choice!  Gather up to 20 of your closest family members, bring them to Interlaken, exchange your vows as the snow falls, and then have them toast your love with champagne over a three course dinner near the fire in Morgan's restaurant.  You can keep it as simple as this, or you can include overnight accommodations as well to make a weekend of it.  We will work with you to make the smallest of affairs as special as the grandest of affairs!  Click here for more details.


Jan
28
2012

D E M O L I T I O N

Yes, it is happening here at the Inn - the second floor bathrooms in our main building are history, gone, out of here!  I walked through the "construction zone" today and through the dust you can see the just the basic structure of these bathrooms, anxiously awaiting the new granite-tiled shower units, granite-topped wood vanities, glass mosaic tiled walls - all done in warm beige tones.  In two more weeks the renovation will be complete, quickly followed by a newly carpeted second floor hallway. The second floor will be hot, hot, hot!  I hope you love the new look as much as I am excited to tell you about it!  Oh, and no worries if you have plans to stay with us in the next couple of weeks - all of our outer buildings are all set for your arrival!


Jan
25
2012

Life Discovery Series

Isn’t it fun knowing about new things before the rest of the Interlaken world finds out about them?  Keep reading to find out just another reason to visit us!

We are introducing the “Life Discovery Series”, a 90 minute class to be held Saturdays with a different topic each week to give you the chance to learn something new.  Always wanted to try Quilting?  Claire can get you started with the basics.  Love tea?  Learn the difference between black, white and green from one of the Harney family members.  Do you wish your dog had better manners?  Virginia will give you some obedience techniques.  These are just a few examples of the programs we will be hosting in just one month from today!  If you plan on visiting the Interlaken for a little overnight getaway, check out the soon-to-be posted “Life Discovery Series” calendar and pick your date accordingly.  Friday and Saturday night packages will also be available that will include admission to the class, so be sure to watch our package page for that as well.  Our first weekend is February 25th – come join us as Brandon Scimeca teaches you how to cook Vegan!


Jan
22
2012

Have you met Jade yet?

Jade Brazil Breakfast Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

If you have visited us mid-week and have wandered into our Vineyard room to get your day started with our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, then you have met Jade.  Jade is the ever-smiling, ever-friendly young lady visiting us from Brazil that seems to get everyone’s day started on the right foot.  “Would you like an omelette?” is always Jade’s question to you after her cheery “Good Morning!”  Fresh eggs, fresh veggies, chopped meat – Jade will make it exactly how you want it.  Here are what some Guests are saying about Jade and our mid-week complimentary continental breakfast:

  • The Brazilian girl in the dining room was fantastic. So cheerful and kind 
  • We very much enjoyed our dinner, as well as the breakfast the day we left
  • Breakfast was fantastic each morning
  • Breakfast server was delightful
  • Breakfasts were WONDERFUL – thank you for offering such healthy items and having such attentive wait-staff
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the morning breakfast "specials," the homemade doughnuts and the ham nests!
  • Good breakfast, too!
  • Say hello to Jade, from Brazil.  She was so gracious, polite and a pleasure to see each morning when I came to get my morning coffee


Jan
19
2012

Hot off the SPA press!

 

Here are two new services that the ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary at Interlaken are now offering:

FOR EVERYONE - Harmony Massage.  Combines flowing strokes with a concentration on acupressure points following Chinese meridian lines also working in our Swedish Massage..a nice combination of Eastern & Western styles..

FOR MEN - Men's Maintenance Treatment.  A facial with exfoliating, steam ,massage, and mask with a scalp massage.

Have you had a service at ELLORA yet?  Here’s a recent comment from a very happy customer:  The masseuse was fantastic, fabulous & truly one of the best we have ever had!!!!!!  (I did not add all of those question marks, the Guest wrote them that way!)

 Laura, the owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary, is also putting together some special packages for Valentine’s Day – check back for updates!

 

 


Jan
17
2012

CARPET!

I would never have thought I would be saying that I like this particular scent, but in this particular case I am loving it.  The scent is of freshly laid carpet, and the freshly laid carpet is right here in our main lobby, with plans in February to cover the second floor as well.  Deep colors of rust and brown compliment the furnishings perfectly!

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Jan
13
2012

Come craft with me!

If you are a faithful blog reader then you know you have learned a little bit about me these past, oh my, about 2 1/2 years now?  Shall I quiz you now?

My favorite drink?  My favorite hobby?  My favorite color?  My favorite food?

I know many of you who do read my blog, but for those of you I don’t know I would love to meet you!  So, I have been toying with the idea of hosting a crafting weekend here at Interlaken!  It can benefit both of us:  you could get you away from it all doing your favorite hobby while I get the chance to meet and thank my faithful blog followers!  Now, my favorite hobby is scrapbooking, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrapbook to be a part of my crafting weekend – eight foot tables will be provided so you can do your favorite thing.  You can knit, quilt, stamp, paint, cross stitch, sew – the choice is yours.  I will provide my favorite food and drink of course, so if you don’t know what they are already you’ll find out then!  Like I said, I am just toying with this idea and haven’t even put a package together yet, but would absolutely love to know if any of you would be interested, so feel free to email me at michelle@interlakenninn.com.  I would plan this fun event in the colder months (late 2012, early 2013) because (if you read then you know) I love to be outdoors when the weather is warm!  I hope to hear from you soon!


Jan
11
2012

Skiing - finally!

Butternut Ski & Stay Package image

It took a while to get the white stuff around here, but the mountains are all now all set and so are we with our new ski packages we are offering for 2012!

Mohawk Mountain Ski & Stay

Ski & Stay - nearby!  This overnight package with Mohawk Mountain includes ALL of the essentials for a ski getaway at a great rate. 

Interlaken Inn is located just 15 minutes from Mohawk Mountain, and offers 85 gorgeous guestrooms and Townhouses.  On-site Morgan's Restaurant (with lounge & fireplace!) and Ellora Spa, plus game room and more.

This package is available any day! 

Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations at Interlaken Inn,
  • Two All-Mountain lift tickets at Mohawk Mountain
  • Ski rental packages for two people (either ski or snowboard)
  • Group lessons (if needed or wanted!)
  • Two vouchers valid for either lunch or dinner at Mohawk's base lodge or Pine Lodge (when open)

Ski & Stay at Butternut Package

About Buternut Basin - Quality snow coverage with miles of brilliant corduroy are why you come to Ski Butternut. They take pride in delivering just that and a quality experience day in and day out. The Mountain features: 22 DOWNHILL SKI TRAILS, 110 SKIABLE ACRES spread across a mountain that encompasses more than 430 acres. 10 SKI LIFTS (3 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 4 Carpets and a Poma), 350 member Instructional & Coaching staff - Many certified Professionals, 100% Snowmaking coverage, their own Ski & Snowboard Shop plus an 8-Lane TUBING CENTER. Come and experience BIG mountain skiing!

Package includes:

  • Overnight deluxe accommodations at Interlaken Inn,
  • Two full area lift tickets at Butternut Basin in nearby Great Barrington,
  • Continental Breakfast for Two,
  • 25% discount voucher for dinner at Morgan's Restaurant (valid for two people).

*You must stay any night from Sunday through Thursday night, and ski any day Monday through Friday.

Both packages are excellent values for all of you ski lovers!  Both mountains are within 30 minutes of Interlaken and provide many different levels of skiing as well as different options.  For example, Mohawk (who is celebrating their 65th season of SNOW MUCH FUN) offers night skiing while Butternut offers snow tubing.  Check out their websites to find out which mountain is best for you and your family!  Pick a package and hit the slopes!


Jan
7
2012

Take a chance on us

You want to stay close to home, but escape for a weekend of romance.  You want a distraction free location in the country.  You want friendly and attentive staff to take care of your needs.  You want an exceptional spa service.  You want an amazing dinner you know your wife is going to love.  Try Interlaken.  Book one of our packages – like the Spa Retreat Package – and you will not be disappointed.

 


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