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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Interlaken has got C O L O R !
And here's proof! Thank you Salisbury Garden Center for bringing beautiful color to our front entrance!
It's so BREEZY at Interlaken!
And I am not referring to a weather condition!
Breezy is an 8 month old Cock-a-Chon - combine a Cocker Spaniel with a Bichon Frise and wah-lah! You have cute Cock-a-Chon. Breezy has a beautiful white coat with a few patches of tan, big brown eyes and the sweetest puppy breath ever - he was full of kisses for everyone!
Super adorable, right?! And super smart too, because Breezy chose to stay at Interlaken and loved his first visit with us! Of course he chose the new and improved king-bedded room in the Victorian-styled Sunnyside building as his pet friendly accommodation. He loved his private entrance, how he could just prop himself up and look outside to see if he could spot another dog, perhaps staying over in the Woodside accommodation....
And his adoring owners loved watching him do this!
Time to bring your pet to Interlaken! We've got a total of nine pet friendly rooms - eight in Woodside with one Queen bed and one in Sunnyside with one king bed. A posh pet bed is provided for your favorite canine, along with plenty of property for walking and playing with your dog, including a nice leisurely walk to the lakefront. Winston is known to spoil pups with plenty of treats, so be sure to bring him/her in upon arrival.
If you aren't sure Interlaken is right for your pet, we have pet references! Please contact Crystal ("A Happy Guest" July 2010 blog), Saxon ("Saxon's stay at Interlaken" October 2010 blog) or Flirt (I am such a FLIRT! February 2011 blog)!
Colorful & Creative Country Quilters!
I love ‘em!
I love driving to work on these special weekends, knowing the meeting rooms are full of colorful fabrics, patterns, sewing machines, irons, batting, needles, & threads…
I love arriving to work and seeing the familiar & happy faces (this is my favorite part - always a big smile & hug from Claire!)….
I love seeing them all head upstairs to Morgan’s, knowing they will be receiving a tasty meal to overly satisfy their taste buds and give them the energy they need to get them quilting late into the night…
I love wandering between the tables and admiring their work, finding out what quilt is being made and why, and who will be the lucky one to receive it…
I love that Country Quilters loves us too!
Emailed to Kristy Barto, Corporate Sales Manager:
Another hearty “thank you” to you and Kevin and all of the gracious, friendly and efficient staff of the Interlaken Inn. It is always such a joy to spend time with all of you and this weekend was no exception. The food continues to draw rave reviews (well, except for the “nut” ladyJ), but it was truly exceptional. Everyone appreciated the menu on Saturday evening for our 50s theme of Domestic Divas and the salmon on Friday night was “lip smacking good”, as someone said. Then there was the beet salad, the stuffed mushrooms, the great soups,…
We are most grateful for all of the extra efforts you expend on our behalf and almost all of our 8 new participants have already signed up for the fall which is a good sign. They loved everything about the Inn, the staff and our event and I thank you for your part in enticing them to return. We already have 33 deposits for the fall and hope to finish with a total of 50 ladies, which would be good for the fall session. I’ll keep you posted on our progress because I know the fall is a busy season for the Inn.
Again, thank you so much, have a most enjoyable summer and we’ll look forward to seeing you in October.
It's going to happen at Interlaken
I just know it is going to happen, one of these days. Maybe not this week (as more SNOW is predicted for Friday - please let that be an April Fool's joke), but it is going to happen at Interlaken. Very soon.
The brown grass will turn green, the naked tree branches will be full of leaves, the flowers will be in full bloom.
The sun will be bright, the sky will be blue, the air will be warm.
The pool will be full of crystal clear water, ready for the perfect swim.
There will be a bride and her bridesmaids, walking to the lakefront for a lakeside ceremony.
Someone will be enjoying their private lakefront area on Lake Wononkapook while staying in our cozy lakeside cottage.
The swings at the lakefront will have Guests celebrating their 20 year wedding anniversary swaying on them.
The wedding pavilion will be hosting an evening reception for a happy couple and their Guests, complete with its sides off, surrounded by lush green gardens.
There will be a corporate group experiencing raft building, one of our many team building exercises.
The new tennis courts will have an early morning match played by a couple on the Millbrook Vineyard Package.
Their will be a dog swimming in the lake.
I know that all this will happen at Interlaken very soon!
Niagara Falls. Disney Trip. Discovery Cove. Pets. Kids. Christmas. Dance recital.
These are just some of of the topics being scrapped right now by the SCRAPAWAY group of ladies that are visiting Interlaken this weekend. If you are a blog reader then you know I spend some of my day walking through the meeting room, gathering ideas, being impressed, and wishing I scrapped more every time one of these groups are in house! This is our third scrapbooking group in this month, and although this may a small group of ladies this weekend that doesn't mean they aren't full of creative ideas! One woman was kind enough to show me the Cricut machine (love it, the perfect way to get those small little letters you need), and the Sizzix machine was also there for all to use! There are bins full of "leftover" products that everyone is sharing and each lady has a huge table to spread out all of their products. There was coffee and tea and a platter of assorted cookies... if only there was one more table for ME! One of these days....
Give Kristy Barto a call soon so you can set aside the meeting space and overnight rooms for your scrapbooking event at Interlaken!
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