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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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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July
23
2011

We are note friendly

Question for you:  When is the last time that you hand wrote a note to someone, expressing your gratitude?  I'm guessing most will say "it's a been a while".  Now, when is the last time you left a handwritten note for the Manager of a resort you have stayed at?  I'm going to guess all will say "it's been quite a while" - or perhaps never! 

In today's world of texting, emailing, and voicemailing - hand written notes are a rare thing!  Now, not to say there's anything wrong with any of these above ways to communicate (as a matter of fact, we receive many positive comments via email from our Guests, and love it!), but there is something especially touching about a hand written note.  Maybe because it is such a thing of the past, and something that doesn't happen often.  This rarity happened at Interlaken this week:  a Guest just stayed with us in our Lakeside Cottage and enjoyed their time so much that they left the following note at check-out:

Interlaken Resort Note

Now, not only did this Guest write a note, but their DOG wrote a heartfelt note as well!

Interlaken note from Dog!

Now, how cute is this?!  Thank you Caryl, George and Riko!

The Lakeside Cottage is written about quite often on my blog, on our Facebook page, and on Tripadvisor.  For those of you wishing for peacefulness, tranquility, a connection back to nature, a connection back to your family or complete privacy, this is the accommodation for you. 

Interlaken Lakeside Cottage

There are a couple of dates still open this summer and fall. Give us a call - you might love it enough to write a hand written note as well. (although emails are happily accepted too!)


July
21
2011

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


July
20
2011

Sweet sunset

Interlaken Lakefront Sunset

Interlaken Lakefront Sunset

Interlaken Lakefront - it's waiting for you.

 


July
10
2011

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!


July
5
2011

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."


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