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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.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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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."


July
2
2011

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!


July
1
2011

Weather Forecast for tonight: Dark

Well spoken, George Carlin!  But if you are at Interlaken this weekend with plans to see the Fireworks Spectacular over at Lime Rock Park tomorrow evening, then the sky certainly won't be dark!  Gates open at 6pm for picnicking, and the show in the sky starts at 9pm.  Sorry to our pet friendly Guests as dogs are not allowed.  $15 per carload.  A wonderful evening to relax on a blanket and celebrate the 4th of July! 


June
29
2011

Lighten things up!

On Mondays, that is!  I wanted to let you know of a change in our menu in Morgan's for the rest of the season, and perhaps beyond! 

We are offering a lighter fare for your tastebud enjoyment.  The hours are the same (5pm to 9pm) and the bar is fully stocked and ready to go as usual.  The new menu consists of the following:

Skyfarm Organic Baby Greens with strawberries, feta and strawberry flax vinaigrette

 Morgan's Caesar Salad with romaine, croutons, and herb chicken breast

 Warm Turkey Club with crisp bacon, swiss, tomato, lettuce and horseradish sour cream

 Grafton Gold Cheddar Grilled Cheese with tomato and bacon

 COMFORT FOOD choice! 

This COMFORT FOOD item of our menu will change weekly, but whatever it is it will be sure to comfort you!  Dinners you remember having as a child.  Last week we offered a Roasted Organic Half Chicken with mashed potatoes and haricot vert (aka green beans), and this week we offered Southern Fried Chicken with coleslaw and french fries.  I'm holding out for homemade macaroni and cheese!

Lighten up with us by dining on Monday nights!

 


June
24
2011

School's out - Summer vacation, here I come!

Well, not for me, but certainly for my kids!  As my daughters finish up their last day of school today, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic – back to the days of being their age and having that wonderful feeling of the whole summer ahead of me.  My “Guest friend” Cindy and I were talking about this the other day, remembering that feeling on the very last day of school, and feeling it again by sleeping late many mornings after.  I can only feel that emotion through my children, and I’m happy to live it through them at this point!  As we make lists of what we want to do this summer, I thought I might share how you and your children can enjoy a couple of days of summer at Interlaken!

Although my girls would find the pool and the lake at Interlaken as certainly enough fun, I realize that you may be looking for a bit more than that.  In addition to swimming and boating, we also have tennis courts, a basketball court, a game room, and a DVD library with a large choice of family movies.  All of our rooms have LCD TV’s with a built-in DVD player for your watching pleasure!

If you wish to venture into the local area, let me make some kid friendly recommendations: 

 Miniature golf & batting cages, soft serve.

 Action Wildlife.

 Millbrook Zoo.

 Biking on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.

 Robin’s Candy Store!

 Explore an aerial forest ropes course at Catamount Adventure Park.

 Hiking to Lion's Head (short hike, great views).

 Cosmic bowling at the Cove.

 Bash Bish Falls.

 Horseback Riding through the Litchfield Hills.

If you want more information about any of these activities, just give us a call and we'd be happy to plan a whole day of fun for you and your summer vacationing children!


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