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The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet 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.

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Color my world

Interlaken Lake Wononscopomuc

Picture these pretty trees speckled with color in just a few short weeks... how gorgeous will that be?  So many trees are already showing signs of gold and yellow and red, so by as early as next weekend the lakefront should be stunning - how about you take advantage of the special Romance package we are offering then and see this beautiful countryside for yourself?  Or come mid-week and take advantage of our new Fall Foliage package.  Either way, picnic lunch in it, wine taste in it, canoe in it, kayak in it, hike in it, bike in it, walk in it, apple pick in it, corn maze in it - just be out in it!


Get STAK-ed!

I could look at anyone's wedding photos, couldn't you?  Check out this slideshow from Sarah and Bill's wedding posted by Steven and Tak of STAK, frequent photographers to the Interlaken property for wedding events.

Sarah and Bill's July 2011 Wedding


What a mess!

A mess, though, that is welcome when it comes to getting a new look!  Two bathrooms on our second floor in our Main Building are getting just that - a new look.  The tub, the vanity, wallpaper - all of it has been removed to reveal a clean slate (well, that light still has to come down....) for construction to start in a few days. 

Interlaken Main Building Bathroom Renovation

One will be a "plum" theme and the other will be a "spice" theme.  Mosaic wall tile, a tiled shower unit (bye bye tub) - I won't give it all away right now!  Check back in late next week for photos of the brand new look!



WOW, what an absolutely gorgeous day today in Northwestern Connecticut.  I was fortunate enough to spend time outdoors in it, and I am here to report all the wonderful things happening at Interlaken today.

Number 1:  W E D D I N G ! I love a wedding anytime of the year, but you know (or maybe you don't) fall weddings are my particular favorite - even without the color change yet there is just that crispness in the air and that blue sky is just so much deeper.  I love it!  The ceremony site was still at our lakefront but was held between the birch trees - take a look! 

Interlaken Lakefront CT - birch trees

Interlaken Lakefront CT - birch trees

Now, not that you could tell from this picture, but the owner's pontoon boat needed to be moved out of the way for pictures of course!  So, someone had to do this dirty work, so off Kevin (the Innkeeper) and I went, out onto the lake on this beautiful day.  How lucky am I?  Just as lucky as all those Interlaken Guests enjoying the lakefront themselves - swimming, canoeing, kayaking, just resting by the water enjoying the wonderful breeze.  I took several shots of the lake, but will only post a few:

Interlaken Lake - CT

Interlaken Lake CT

Interlaken Lakefront Ceremony - CT

So after the ceremony is over, we head back in (sad face) but then as we are walking back up to the property I see this beauty!  Tux is his name.

Interlaken pet friendly - lakefront pose

Back at the property (almost indoors, prolonging that as long as possible) I take a few pictures of the wedding pavilion where all of the wedding Guests will soon be enjoying their evening with wonderful food and fun dancing!

Interlaken September Wedding Pavilion

Interlaken Wedding pavilion - September

As I sit at my desk (listening to the music during the cocktail hour happening now in the courtyard) I decide to check in with Ann, staying here with her family and her dog in our newly renovated Sunnyside pet friendly room.  She is enjoying this lovely weather as well, and was just heading out to the pool.  She is looking forward to her dinner in Morgan's restaurant this evening, and plans to visit Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT for some apple picking and early harvest fun!

Seems like everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend at Interlaken!


I cannot wait...

I cannot wait… to see the lakefront trees turn color, and encourage our Guests to take a canoe ride around the perimeter to admire its beauty. 

I cannot wait… to tell Guests about how close the Appalachian Trail is to the Interlaken property, where views of the vibrant trees and mountains will take their breath away. 

I cannot wait… to tell Guests to put on a hoodie, rent a bike, and ride through the vibrant countryside on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail over in Millerton, NY. 

I cannot wait… to tell Guests about what is fresh for picking besides apples over at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT. 

I cannot wait... to share the first version of the Morgan’s fall dinner menu, full of vegetables and ingredients of the autumn season. 

I cannot wait… to hear the Hotchkiss Football Team playing their first game, surrounded by both new and returning Hotchkiss families. 

I cannot wait… to see Emily and the crew from Salisbury Garden Center converting our summer gardens into rich wonderful colors of the season.

I cannot wait… to tell Guests about the many local farm markets, including Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT – just brimming with colorful mums and rich baked goods.

I cannot wait… to share with Guests the new renovations that will begin in just a few short weeks.

I cannot wait… to post pictures from each fall wedding here this season.

I cannot wait… to see a couple holding hands, walking down to the lakefront under a deep blue sky with a picnic basket in one hand and hot apple cider in the other.

I cannot wait… to see all of our Guests, for whatever their reason for staying at the Interlaken, enjoying all that the wonderful fall season has to offer!

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