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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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A wedding hunt

I was doing my daily walk around the property, camera in hand, hoping to meet some Guests enjoying the property.  I love seeing families at the pool (cold drinks anyone?) and people sitting on their patio with their dogs.  In addition to meeting a family all the way from Denmark (visiting us in between their trip in NYC and Boston) and a group of ladies (who have known each other since they were 12!) here on a girlfriends getaway - I saw this:

Interlaken Wedding Scavenger Hunt

Pretty, right?  But besides it being pretty, I noticed the horse sculpture was holding something.  The horse usually does not hold anything... So I got closer:

Interlaken Wedding Scavenger

Not close enough:

Interlaken Scavenger Hunt

OK, this is when I realized it was part of the Scavenger Hunt that the Bride and Groom created for their Wedding Guests!  A little extra fun to challenge friends and family to see how well they truly know about the happy couple, and also to make sure Guests are discovering all aspects of the Interlaken property!  As clues were collected by each Guest, they would fill in the crossword puzzle at the farewell brunch on Sunday, and a gift to the winner was awarded!  Very cute, I just love these neat ideas!

Interlaken Wedding Pavilion

It was a perfect day for a wedding and a perfect weekend to make it a destination one!

Interlaken Wedding Pavilion - cocktail hour 

Cocktail hour


Sweet sunset

Interlaken Lakefront Sunset

Interlaken Lakefront Sunset

Interlaken Lakefront - it's waiting for you.



L O V E is in the Interlaken Air!

Last night there was a proposal in Morgan's restaurant.  How romantic is that?  They had an 8:30pm dinner reservation, and when they were done with their entrees, a dessert menu was presented to the bride-to-be with one, sweet item on the menu: 

Diamond Engagement Chocolate Cake

*comes with a real diamond ring

I wondered if she ordered it....YES of course she did!  So the staff brought over two glasses of champagne and then gave the couple some private time. 

Right now as I type this, they are out on a canoe at the Interlaken's lakefront...   

Interlaken Lakefront Engagement

I hope this couple realizes that Interlaken is a wedding destination property...

Congratulations to you both!  Thank you for letting Interlaken be a part of such a special moment in your lives!


Perfect Summer Getaway

Your own lake.

Interlaken Lakeside Cabin

Complete Privacy.

Interlaken Lakeside cabin

Your own boat.

Interlaken Lakeside Cabin

Your own view.

Interlaken Lakeside Cabin

Secluded from the main property, this is a truly peaceful getaway. Drive down the long driveway through the woods to find our private lakeside cottage. You will find all that you need for a weekend or week long stay.

This cottage includes a king size bed, full size refrigerator and microwave, living room with sleeper-sofa, private bath, and a screened-in porch with a wonderful swing.  There is also a small fire pit at the water's edge, perfect for making a bonfire at night and roasting marshmallows.

Don't forget, you still have full access to the main property to enjoy our outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, our restaurant, and spa services.

We have some last minute availabilty for this cabin at the end of July through Mid-August.  Give us a call at 1-800-222-2909 if you are able to escape for a weekend or week long getaway!!   

I have met some wonderful Guests this season that have stayed at the lake cabin and have fallen in love with it! (we immediately have something in common...)  Thank you, Danielle Graham, for taking and for sharing such wonderful photos!  You truly captured the beauty of this lovely, private and tranquil accommodation at Interlaken!  I am so glad you and Fredy spent your 20 year anniversary with us, and hope we'll be a part of your yearly celebration!  See what Danielle had to say about her experience at the Lakeside Cottage on our Facebook page!  Here's another recent comment shared with me about the lakeside cottage:

"My husband and I had the most relaxing stay and are in love with the Cabin.  Would love to take my two boys up with us. This place is amazing and having all the needs we need, and was so happy to see smores makings. Thank you again - our ten year anniversary was amazing."


Proper Property Use

I just walked around the property on this lovely warm day and was happy to see the property being used just as it should be!

Interlaken Courtyard Pool

Center stage of course is the pool.  Not that you would know it as it's hidden amongst the greenery!

Interlaken Courtyard Pool

But it's there, and in use by many.  Some basking in the sun, some relaxing under the umbrellas.  Some splashing, some diving, some jumping.  Some at the vending machine, and others enjoying some ice cold Coronas with lime, Rum and Coke, and Grey Goose vodka with a splash of cranberry.  Many ways to get refreshed on this nice warm day. 

Three young men playing basketball.  A woman walking her beautiful Golden Retriever.  A dad and his daughter tossing a ball in the lawn.  The bride and groom getting married tomorrow enjoying a picnic in the courtyard under a big shady maple tree.  A couple just arriving from NYC relaxing on the porch of Sunnyside.  A couple walking down to the lakefront.  A man outside our newly renovated Woodside pet friendly prototype room, petting his dog resting on his lap.  A woman heading over to ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary for a one hour full body massage.  Kids playing pool and ping pong in the Game room.  A family reunion catching up with each other over drinks at the bar.  And I saw all this within my 10 minute walk!

So many ways to properly use the Interlaken property!

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