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.
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Woof, Woof! The PawPurrazzi Gala event is almost here!
Raj was adopted from The Little Guild 2 years ago by Laura Hess-Hay, owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary. Raj goes everywhere with Laura - he is the most sweetest little dog ever! To quote Laura: "He saved my life".
Just one week away in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Little Guild in West Cornwall, CT being held here at the Interlaken property! It’s going to be a big event, and it should be – 50 years of taking care of homeless dogs and cats deserves a huge celebration! The staff at The Little Guild have been working very hard in preparation of this event, and it promises to deliver alot of fun for you and your pet. The day starts at 11am on Sunday, October 24th with “Yappy Hour” – a trip to the lake for food and friendly canine competition. The afternoon will consist of an Interlaken brunch, vendors, auction items, “high tea” with Harney and Sons – and much more! Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advance by visiting The Little Guild website (click here). Come and support this wonderful organization and enjoy an afternoon out with your beloved pooch! If you would like to make an overnight of it, we have put together a special package – just click here for more details.
Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU to the Little Guild – Interlaken Inn is proud to sponsor this event with you!
Let a dog save your life – adopt from The Little Guild today!
Fans of Morgan's – time to vote!
For all of you who write to me, telling me how wonderful your dinner experience was in Morgan’s at Interlaken, and for all of those you tell our front desk staff at check-out how amazing your dinner experience was in Morgan’s – now is the time to spread the word and let all of Connecticut know! It’s time for the 33rd annual Reader Restaurant Survey hosted by Connecticut Magazine, and time to let the secret out about Morgan’s. There are many categories of restaurants to choose from, and given the comments I’ve received from you it seems like “Best Hidden Gem” is the category that suits Morgan’s perfectly! It’s very easy to cast your ballot – you just need a minimum of your 5 favorite restaurants in 5 different categories – and with so many great restaurants in Connecticut it will be easy to commend your favorites! So start thinking food and vote today! Haven’t tried Morgan’s yet? There is still time – come and experience us within the next two weeks and you will still have time to vote by November 1st. Oh, and did I mention that when you enter you have a chance to win some great prizes? Being rewarded to give your opinion on food – sounds like a great deal! Click here to cast your vote now!
A Jack-o-lantern Welcome
So yesterday the Interlaken staff enjoyed a bountiful Harvest lunch complete with pumpkin and butternut squash soup, stuffed turkey breasts, mashed potatoes, root vegetables, mini butternut squashes stuffed with crabmeat, homemade cranberry and of course freshly made pumpkin pies! Delicious! Anyway, that gave everyone good energy to grab a huge pumpkin (from Salisbury Garden Center) and grab a huge knife and start carving! Some of us still carve each year (thanks to little ones) and there were others who haven’t carved since they were little – so it was fun to see everyone be a kid again!
Now these great Jack-o-Lanterns are displayed on the Interlaken’s front entrance and are waiting to say hello to you! You are seeing some here, but you know you have to see them all lit up at night! Come for an overnight, or come for dinner at Morgan’s, or come for coffee and dessert after a movie – any reason to visit us when it’s dark and the jack-o-lanterns are lit!
Ten Ten Ten!
I know you all agree that today’s date is cool, so it’s only fitting that I blog 10 reasons to visit Interlaken in this tenth month of 2010!
Take a 10 mile drive through the Litchfield Hills to admire the beautiful foliage, top voted by Yankee magazine!
Try the Fried Domestic Calamari with chipolte-lime aioli & salsa verde in Morgan’s for $10!
Five times 10 years equals the number of years the Little Guild has helped homeless pets! Come celebrate and support on October 24th at the PawPurrazi Gala at Interlaken!
Hike 10 miles on the challenging and scenic Appalachian Trail!
Celebrate your 10 year wedding anniversary in one of our Honeymoon Suites with a private hot tub!
Have 10 fingers perfectly manicured at ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary!
Read the last 10 chapters of your book in a cedar swing at our peaceful lakefront!
Sample African Autumn tea at Harney and Son’s Tea Room in Millerton, NY, less than 10 minutes from the Interlaken property!
Choose from 10 varieties of apples at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon CT: Honeycrisp, Macoun, Cortland, Empire, Red Delicious, Mutsu, Northern Spy, Idared, Gala, and Macintosh.
You plus 9 friends equals the perfect 10 for a girlfriend’s getaway in one of our Townhouse Suites and adjoining room!
A Celebrity Pup!
You must click here to see a very handsome Dachshund on an Interlaken kayak gracing the New York Daily News!
If you read my blog then you know I wander around often taking lots of pictures! If you want your pet to be photographed at Interlaken and then posted on my blog, or Facebook, or our webpage, or perhaps even in a well known publication such as the NY Daily News, then come and stay with us and I’ll have my camera ready!
Yes, it's true!
The SUN is shining again in New England! And actually the forecast looks perfect for this upcoming and busy holiday weekend here at Interlaken and in the Northwest Corner. Friday is sunny, high of 70 and then Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day mainly sunny and in the 60′s. Perfect fall weather to slip on a cozy sweater and head to Salisbury’s Fall Festival starting this Friday. There will be music, tag sales, book sales, baked goods, crafts, sidewalk sales, the scarecrow display, the beer tasting at Satre Hill, the chili contest, the Bearcat 5K race, and so much more! The best part of it is you will be outside in the wonderful weather for all of these fun events! While you are there, let us know of the fun you are having via Facebook or Twitter!
Can you feel the HEAT?
I certainly could when I tasted the first preparations of the vegetarian chili made by Interlaken Chef’s Nick and Kody last night! They were just bringing the ingredients together and I happened to be walking through the kitchen, so lucky me, I was able to try it and give my opinion. It started with a “yum, what’s that flavor?” to “oh my, this has got some heat!” All good, though, as chili should have a kick to it. Wait until Chef Shawn adds his suggestions to it – that is a man who knows hot! They aren’t preparing this chili for Morgan’s, but they are creating it for the annual Chili Cook-Off Contest being held this Sunday, October 10th at Noon on the Green in Salisbury, CT. Sponsored by Noble Horizons, all proceeds of the Chili Contest will benefit Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) Junior Olympic Ski Jump Competition. This is just one event that is happening this weekend at Salisbury’s annual Fall Festival! Be sure to stop by the Green at Noon on Sunday and place your vote by 1:30pm! And remember: Morgan’s at Interlaken!
Look Who's Talking!
Interlaken Guests are talking, that’s who!
“Everything was lovely, thank you”
“Thank you, very nice”
“Everything was great, thanks”
“Wonderful TV’s to watch the games on”
“Cookies were delicious, thank you!”
“Wedding was wonderful”
“Everything was very nice”
“Everyone put the wedding together with panache”
Come stay at Interlaken so you can talk to us too!
A HUGE sigh of Relief….
has been heard across New England by every couple (and their family and friends) who are getting married today! Lakeville’s forecast for today is a high of 62, sunny and – this is the important part – O% chance of precipitation! The sky couldn’t be bluer and the colors on the trees are just so intense in contrast to that blue sky. I woke up extra early today just so I could get in a walk through the woods before my day began at Interlaken, and am so glad I did. Even though the rain was pretty intense these past couple of days, there are still plenty of green leaves on the trees, and my walking path was covered with golds, yellows, oranges and reds. The sun was peaking through the trees, the air was crisp – I couldn’t think of a better way to start my day! I hope everyone takes the time to appreciate this amazing weather here in this part of New England this weekend!
My last canoe ride
The other day I took my last canoe ride out onto Lake Wononscopomuc – for this season anyway! Even though the day was cloudy at Interlaken, it was still warm, and the lake was as peaceful, tranquil, quiet and beautiful as always. The trees were dotted with color, with the peak season still yet to come! The canoes and kayaks will be available for our Guests at our private lakefront until about mid-October, so if you are visiting in the next few weeks be sure to get your last canoe ride in for this season as well!
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