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.
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Make it a Date Night!
Let’s face it – the holiday season can get pretty hectic. There’s so much going on in just a few short weeks - cookie swaps, shopping, holiday parties, decorating, friends coming from out of town – and the list goes on and on. Certainly the hustle and bustle of the season can put a dent in the time alone that you usually spend with your special someone. As crazy as life can get, it’s important to make and have quality time with the one you love, even if you need to schedule it in! Probably the most traditional and simplest of dates would be dinner and a movie, so Interlaken created the new Date Night package. Our package goes a bit beyond the dinner in Morgan’s and a movie at the Moviehouse in Millerton, NY because it also includes an overnight room and breakfast for each of you, so you get even more quality time away from the holiday frenzy! I would love to upgrade you complimentary to one of our Townhouse Suite units, so when making your reservation tell us you read about it in my blog and you’ll be enjoying some late night quiet time in front of the fireplace as well! Click here for more information about this new Date Night package!
Ringing in the New Year
The ball will be dropping before you know it! Now is the time to get your plans settled before it’s too late! The Guest count for Interlaken’s New Year’s Eve party in our Vineyard room is almost completely sold out, just a few seats left.
But never FEAR, you can still ring in the New YEAR with us!
Because there has been such an interest in celebrating at Interlaken, we have decided to open up Morgan’s restaurant to allow more Guests to join in on the fun. You can enjoy a quieter, more intimate setting there, where we will have a piano player providing the perfect ambience while dinner is served to you. When it’s time to get up and boogie (do people still use that word anymore?!), you can wander right into the Vineyard room and dance to the sounds of Scott Heth and friends right through until Midnight.
Interlaken has been hosting New Year’s celebrations for years now, so you can feel confident that you’ll enjoy our party, love our food, and appreciate the short walk back to your Guestroom, where a plush Sealy Posturepedic awaits you! Give us a call at 1-800-222-2909 now to make a reservation – or click here for more information about our New Year’s package!
"O Christmas Tree"
One of my favorite holiday pastimes is getting the Christmas Tree. Growing up, we always had a real tree – we would typically visit a farm and cut it down ourselves, or occasionally we would get a pre-cut one. Either way, the tree always made the house smell so wonderfully as soon as it went up on Christmas Eve and all that week through New Year’s. I have kept the tradition of the freshly cut tree each year with my family, but have sinced lengthened the time it is up by getting it the first weekend in December (tomorrow as a matter of fact!). Lucky me, almost four weeks of that amazing balsam smell!! I much prefer finding and cutting the perfect tree each year. If you feel the same, read on for some suggestions of farms all within 30 minutes of the Interlaken property. If you are staying with us, we’d be happy to get you some hot cocoa upon your return with your perfectly fresh cut tree!
Seekonk Tree Farm, located at 32 Seekonk Road in Great Barrington, MA. A scenic ride up through the Berkshires, just off Route 71. A wide selection of trees (cut your own and pre-cut) as well as wreaths, roping, etc. A favorite of many Interlaken employees!
Angevine Farm at 40 Angevine Road in Warren, CT. Through the woods and into the Litchfield Hills you go to visit this lovely Christmas Tree Farm! Visits from Santa, a Christmas Barn full of festive handmade gifts, garland, wreaths. etc.
Evergreen Farms at 407 North Tower Road in Millbrook, NY. Naturally farmed Christmas Trees for an old fashioned Christmas! Located in Dutchess County, NY, the farm is full of Douglas Fir, Balsam Fir and Spruce trees for you to select from. Sue from Interlaken remembers visiting this farm when she was little with her family!
Interlaken remodels Main Lobby
"It's Better than a Cruise"
Interlaken is – according to Harriet, who booked Interlaken today for her family gathering next June. There are five celebrations in her family in 2011 – a 50th birthday, a high school graduation, a 75th birthday, an 80th birthday, and a 55th wedding anniversary – major milestones all in need of a wonderful celebration! Really, they could have chosen anywhere (a cruise being one of them as she said) but Harriet thought of Interlaken and felt we would be the perfect spot to spend quality time with her family. She has been staying at Interlaken on and off over the past 25 years (the first time being a day at Lime Rock Park), and thought it would only be appropriate for all of the many outdoor and cultural activities in the local area for her family to do together. They have booked several rooms in the Sunnyside Victorian House, and look forward to some family time both in the lobby area of the building and outside on the wraparound porch. Onsite, Harriet, her daughter Karen and the rest of their family intend to swim in the pool, play basketball, play tennis (on our brand new courts!), volleyball, have a softball game in the Sunnyside field, arrange Spa appointments at ELLORA, and have celebratory meals in Morgan’s Restaurant. They will also spend much time at our lakefront, where they will go kayaking, canoeing and do more swimming – and of course, enjoy a picnic lunch lakeside one of the days! Offsite, they intend to hike (Bash Bish Falls, the Appalachian Trail, Monument Mountain, Sunset Rock), bike ride (Harlem Valley Rail Trail), and see some shows (Infinity Hall, Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, Tri-Arts, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Edith Wharton House). It’s certainly a jam-packed 5 nights, 6 days of fresh, clean country air in the relaxed environment found just South of the Berkshire Hills!
You certainly can’t do all of this on a cruise, Harriet is quite right about that.
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