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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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Jan
22
2011

What are you doing on this frigid January day?

  • Interlaken has a bride in our lobby, ready to walk down the aisle to the love of her life 
  • Interlaken has a family that just got back from skiing at Catamount – we’ve got hot cocoa all ready for them!
  • Interlaken has a couple that is leaving shortly to see the show at Infinity Hall
  • Interlaken has dinner reservations clustered near the 7pm time, about when Scott Heth begins to play the piano
  • Interlaken has a couple doing a menu tasting for their wedding here in June for 165 Guests
  • Interlaken has Scrapbookers in house!  About 20 ladies in the WRR laughing, cropping, eating, creating memories…
  • Interlaken has 107 Guests ready to enjoy a wonderful meal and great dancing under our wedding pavilion
  • Interlaken has a woman celebrating her 50th birthday today
  • Interlaken has a Mom and Dad visiting their son over at Indian Mountain School
  • Interlaken has movie tickets to give to a couple here on the Romantic Interlude package
  • Interlaken has a single woman traveler enjoying her special amenity bag
  • Interlaken has a woman who just had a facial at ELLORA Spa
  • Interlaken has an amazing dinner special in Morgan’s tonight!
  • Interlaken has a staff ready to take care of you on this cold January day – and any day of the year!


Jan
20
2011

"Beyond our Expectations"

I love hearing these words, and especially when I hear them from Interlaken Guests!  It’s certainly not the first time these words have been written to me via our Guest Feedback campaign, but certainly worth mentioning again.

The Clarkes stayed with us last week and dined in Morgan’s and this was their comment: 

“We also ate dinner in Morgan’s and found the food delicious, actually Beyond our Expectations“. 

Naturally I had to look to see what they had that they found so delicious!  They started their meal with Crispy Shrimp Tempura with Blood Orange-Red Curry Glaze with Coconut-Kaffir Sauce, and then each had the Morgan Burger.  You are probably thinking, really, how can a burger stand out as being so delicious?  I’d say try one yourself!   The Morgan Burger is a locally raised organic burger - top it with any of the following:  caramelized onions, bacon, Grafton cheddar, Great Hill blue cheese, Swiss or Grueyure.  If our burgers are this delicious, you can only imagine how wonderful the other creative entrees are on our menu.  Check out last night’s special:  Wild Atlantic Sea Bass, quinoa-chantrelle mushroom pilaf, cherry tomato-salad & chive oil.  I am already so hungry and it’s not even 10am!! 

It’s supposed to be quite chilly this coming weekend – why not warm up by our fireplace and experience Morgan’s for yourself?  It may just be “Beyond your Expectations” too!


Jan
15
2011

It's a nice day for a White Wedding…

Inside this pavilion that is surrounded by snow….

Is a toasty warm reception area….

Ready for a great meal and lots of dancing….

Ready for a great meal and lots of dancing….

Just pick out your seat…..

And let your Guests celebrate in your wedded bliss!


Jan
12
2011

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

As if Mother Nature needs any encouragement at this point!  Interlaken Resort and Northwestern Connecticut welcomed another 25 inches of the freshly fallen white stuff today – just in time for the upcoming holiday weekend!  We’ve gotten alot of calls today inquiring about rooms for this weekend, and although Saturday is a bit limited we still have availability for Friday and Sunday night – don’t forget about that long weekend!  Take advantage of it and sneak away for the night!  And don’t worry – even if you aren’t a winter sports kind of person, there are other things going on in the area.  How about a movie?  True Grit, Black Swan and You Don’t Get to 500 million Friends without making a Few Enemies are all playing over at the Moviehouse in Millerton, NY.  Be sure to visit the Harney & Sons Tea Room – it’s right down the street!  How about a show?  Marshall Crenshaw on Friday, Eight to the Bar – CD release party for the Romper Room on Saturday and Vienna Teng with Matt  White on Sunday – all this weekend at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT.  How about a romantic dinner?   Reserve a table right in front of the fireplace in Morgan’s, and choose a delicious  meal from our winter menu – Braised shortribs in rioja wine, shallots, tomato, rosemary with pappardelle pasta, and carrot-parsnip cake withorange maple buttercream, cinnamon whipped cream and gingerbread wafer for dessert.  How about a massage?  ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary can relax your muscles with one of their ancient stone massages.  How about a vineyard tour?  Our Millbrook Vineyard Tour package includes dinner for two, two glasses of wine, a tour of the Millbrook Vineyard and breakfast for two.  All this, a wedding, a quilting group, skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing – what a fun winter holiday weekend planned at Interlaken!!


Jan
8
2011

We are here to please!

Service Acts of Interlaken employee kindness!!  (just in the past week, mind you!)

  • An overseas guest obviously not used to or prepared for snow was trying to clean snow off of his rental car with a handkerchief.  Our maintenance man plowing the parking lot took note of this, stopped and let the man borrow his scraper and helped him remove the snow from his vehicle.
  • Winston noticed a young child sent out to clean off the family car. He was without gloves/mittens and trying very hard to keep his hands warm.  Winston went to the front door and called him to come and borrow his gloves.  He ran and took Winston’s gloves and when he was finished returned them to Winston with the biggest smile and thank you that he has ever received.
  • From a New Year’s Eve Guest:  I’m not sure who it was, exactly, but a gentleman offered to bring a snack plate to our room after we left the bar early in the evening of New Year’s eve… what a nice touch! It was much appreciated, and very gracious!
  • A couple just arrived on a Romantic Interlude package, in between lunch serving hours of many restaurants – but not at Interlaken!  Brandon just delivered a warm turkey club and some hot coffee to their room. 
  • Kathy sent hot cocoa and warm cookies to a family that returned from skiing at Butternut all day.  The next day she receives the cutest crayon-written thank you note from the kids.
  • Some couples were gathering in the lobby before our New Year’s Eve celebration, drinking champagne from plastic glasses.  Kathy noticed, brought them some real champagne glasses from our restaurant along with some cheese and crackers.  These couples have decided to return next year because of what Kathy did for them.

Let’s see if we can do something nice for you!  Click here to visit our website so you can see all that Interlaken and this wonderful snowy area of Northwestern Connecticut have to offer you!


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