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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My favorite drink
I always drink when I blog. It comforts me, inspires me.
A nice hot cup of Harney & Sons Earl Grey tea. I love it.The perfect cup of Tea
Interlaken is located in the town where Harney & Sons originated back in 1983. It has been my favorite tea brand for as long as I can remember – and although they have been worldwide for quite some time, I will always remember how excited I got when I was at a very nice resort in Orlando many years ago and they served Harney & Sons tea! Because I was younger at the time, it was hard for me imagine them distributing their tea from Connecticut all the way to Florida! OK, as I said, I was young back then and didn’t get the entire picture! I get it now, and obviously so does Harney: their tea can be found at many gourmet shops and fine dining establishments all over (including Morgan’s restaurant!). Now their wonderful tea shop over in Millerton, NY will have a sister: Harney & Sons is opening a tea house in SOHO this coming Monday, November 13th. 433 Broome Street is the official address – I know I plan to stop in the next time I take a trip to NYC! If you’ve never had Harney Tea, you must come to Morgan’s restaurant at Interlaken so that we can serve you up a nice hot cup!
Getaway with your Girlfriends!
I’ve written about girlfriend getaways before, but why bore you again with my take on it! Read it from a Guest who recently stayed with us:
My family organized a “girls weekend” at Interlaken to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday. We enjoyed the beautiful townhouse and adjoining townhouse room. Our group included a wide range of ages from 2 month old to a teenager, a college student, several shall we say baby boomers and two 82 year olds (mom and mother-in-law). Everyone was able to chill out and experience a relaxing time. Our accomodations were lovely and the staff didn’t mind that we added a few decorations to celebrate the milestone birthday! We had two hot breakfasts over the weekend in the main building which everyone enjoyed and a delicious meal at Morgan’s on Saturday night.
It was a great time to visit the area to enjoy the Fall foliage and take advantage of the crisp mornings to canoe on the lake. I want to personally thank Sue who recommended Freund’s bakery where we ordered a custom birthday cake that was absolutely delicious!
Thank you for a wonderful time and kudos to all the staff for their hospitality and high customer service. We will definitely consider returning to Interlaken in the future!
Best regards, Betty
I wrote back to Betty, thanking her for the nice letter she wrote, and also asked her if she was able to visit the local area – and here’s what she wrote:
Our group enjoyed many outings during our weekend getaway including: tour of Edith Wharton’s estate (the grounds are beautiful – although it may be a tad chilly in February), tour of the Norman Rockwell museum, a trip into Salisbury for the Fall Festival and scarecrow contest and we also drove to Norfolk on Saturday night to see Rhonda Larson at the Infinity Music Hall – very cool place, great acoustics and the Bistro/bar is a fun location to hang out after the show.
Thank you, Betty, for making it easy for all of the girlfriends out there to plan a weekend away! Pick a date and give us a call – we can work with Betty’s options or create new ones – there’s something to interest everyone in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut!
Let's talk Turkey!
I received so many calls today about reserving seats for Thanksgiving at Morgan’s – so I thought HEY! Let me post on my blog “what’s on the traditional menu” on this “let’s be grateful” family holiday! And no worries – if you have already made plans to eat at a family member’s home in this area, we can get you set up with a nice comfortable guestroom to return to with a full belly! Perhaps join us in Morgan’s later for an espresso and one more small piece of pumpkin pie?!
Main Courses and Vegetables
Roasted Turkey with pan gravy
Roasted Pork Loin
Artichoke and Leek Ravioli
Home-style mashed potatoes
Roasted candied sweet potatoes
Traditional country stuffing with chestnuts & sage
Green bean Casserole
Spinach salad with warm bacon dressing
Sky farm mesclun green salad
Artisan breads with sweet butter
Coconut custard pie
Fruit platter & housemade cookies
Seatings are at 1pm and 3:30pm
$29.95 per person, plus tax & gratuities.
$14.95 for children aged 3 – 12 & free for children under 3
Every VOTE counts at Interlaken!
I vote for fresh air…..fill your body with it as you walk to Interlaken’s private lakefront
I vote for a good night’s sleep…..enjoy a nice slumber on a Sealy Posturepedic Plush mattress
I vote for being good to your body….sign up for a Pilates class every Saturday morning with Rachel, right here in our Countryside building
I vote for natural beauty….you can see the beautiful & colorful Litchfield Hills and the Berkshires at the top of Bear Mountain, the Appalachian’s Trail highest peak in Connecticut
I vote for relaxation….arrange for a deep tissue massage at ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary
I vote for Harney & Sons….come have the perfect cup of tea while you read in our lobby
I vote for surprising your girlfriend….with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in your room upon check-in
I vote for surprising your boyfriend…..with a few Sam Adams and a 55″ TV in our gameroom to watch the Patriots on
I vote for laughter….pick a comedy you haven’t seen in years from our complimentary selection of movies on display in our lobby
I vote for an extraordinary dinner…..come see why so many of our Guest’s are talking about Morgan’s restaurant
I vote for spending time with your family…..finally arrange that family reunion you’ve been talking about for years
Interlaken gets my vote!
Saxon's Stay at Interlaken
Saxon, a very handsome Ariedale Terrier, stays at Interlaken quite often. This past weekend he visited us with his parents (celebrating their 20th anniversary) and attended the Little Guild Gala, celebrating their 50th anniversary. If you attended the Gala, then you may have met him as he was tending the AKC Good Canine Citizen Test booth with his owner. Let’s see what Saxon’s weekend was like at Interlaken!
On my drive into work this morning – all 48 minutes of it – I kept seeing the new Interlaken lobby wherever I looked – front yards, back yards, along the road, across the valley – and mostly – the mountains. You are probably wondering, ummm, how could that be? And another thought might be why would I spend time thinking about the lobby on my ride into work? But I couldn’t help it, and let me tell you why: the rich warm colors of this wonderful season are the colors you will find in our new lobby. These warm colors just invite you to pour a hot cup of your favorite beverage (Harney & Son’s Irish Breakfast for me), sit down next to the fireplace, just relax – and read. Take a break from the laptop (although we do have wireless access in our lobby and all Guestrooms) – and read. A paperback, a magazine, a newspaper – whatever you choose – just be sure to put something in your travel bag to read because as you enter our new lobby it will invite you to sit down and relax – and how can one refuse a nice warm invitation?
Thank you, Marie Carhart from Design Nouveau, for making our new lobby such a warm and inviting one!
Thank you, Facebook Fanners!
Just seven short days ago we asked all of our Interlaken Facebook Friends to FAN us as we opened up a new business account to provide you with more photos, more information, and more Facebook fun! We are proud to have over 130 FANS already, with the hopes that these numbers will grow each day. To kick off our new FAN page, Vanessa decided to do some special offers for those in-house Guests this past week – one of them being a little bag of local favorites (fresh apples from Ellsworth Farm being one of the items in that cute little blue bag!) – and the other being a FREE night’s stay! Both offers have currently expired – but please, stay “FANNED” both while at home and especially while you are here because you never know what Vanessa has up her Interlaken Blue Oxford Shirt – chances are it will make you smile and make your stay an even better one!
Come back and CELEBRATE at Interlaken!
I was just talking with Lizzy and Jake who got married here a couple of years ago, and are back this weekend in celebration of their wedding anniversary. What a perfect way to reminisce one of the most wonderful moments in their lives by revisiting the place where it all happened! They also visited Ellsworth Farm today and picked the last of the apple crop, stopped in Millerton for the Fall for Art event, will have a romantic dinner in Morgan’s this evening, and then head to the movies to conclude their night. One celebration happening at Interlaken!
Out on Morgan’s deck we have a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Being married that long requires a very special sit-down luncheon, and they did just that with choice of butternut squash and ginger soup, traditional greek salad with feta, herb crusted salmon with red wine butter sauce, roasted chicken breast with rosemary lemon and grilled rib-eye, red and white wine and of course a champagne toast. What’s so neat about this couple was that just a short 25 years ago they were celerbrating their 25th wedding anniversary here at Interlaken – and here they are 25 years later celebrating with us once again. Two celebrations at Interlaken!
Another couple who stayed with us in May for the first time loved it here so much that they decided to come back tonight and celebrate their wedding anniversary with us. A romantic evening in Morgan’s is planned for them also - the third celebration at Interlaken!
Lastly, one more couple arrives later this evening for the PawPurrazzi Gala happening tomorrow in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Little Guild. They are here to support this wonderful organization, and will also be celebrating 20 years of marriage by extending their stay a couple of nights. The fourth celebration at Interlaken!
What do you have to celebrate? Come celebrate at Interlaken – I’d love to add you to the list!
I'll show you my view if you show me yours.
Lake Wononscopomuc at Interlaken Lakefront
Interlaken is the only resort in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut with private lake frontage.
And on such a gorgeous lake.
How did we get so lucky?
Fan us on FACEBOOK!
We all know how important it is to “stay connected” these days, don’t we? Keep up-to-date with what’s happening now at Interlaken, what just happened at Interlaken and what’s going to happen at Interlaken by following us on Facebook! During your stay at Interlaken, be sure you are a fan of Interlaken so you can be a part of Vanessa’s plans for special offerings, surprises and upgrades. Vanessa is the Queen of the Interlaken Facebook account – and you could be the lucky recipient of one of her many ideas to add some extra fun to your stay with us! And it’s so easy – just click on the symbol below that is ever so popular!
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