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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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Goodbye, Memaw!

The day has finally come where Memaw’s long-term stay at the Interlaken has come to an end! She arrived at the end of June and stayed with us for 6 weeks. Why would someone stay at the Interlaken for 6 weeks you might ask? Local business purposes, needing a place to stay while their home being built in the area is complete, writing a book, a film crew producing in the area – many reasons why. In Memaw’s case, she was here to bring her grandson to a local day camp in Amenia, NY. Monday through Friday, Memaw would get up, get her grandson to camp bright and early, and then return to the Inn until it was time to pick him up for the day. Memaw had company with her though – her “granddog” Crystal. I would visit Memaw often and her and Crystal would be just relaxing and reading, or walking the property, but always meeting new friends! Memaw plans to keep in touch with some Guests she met this summer, and Crystal became the Mascot of Woodside, welcoming other dogs, one being the Standard Poodle Fritz. Woodside was the perfect pet friendly accommodation for Memaw since she did have Crystal with her – the fridge and microwave came in handy for her as well! Memaw’s husband came to visit her as well, all the way from Texas, and they explored the Northwest part of Connecticut together, something they’d never done before. Whatever your reason is to stay with us long term, give us a call at 1-800-222-2909 so we can make the arrangements.

As for Memaw – thank you for choosing to stay with us, goodbye, keep in touch, and we will all miss YOU!



Corporate Day Outings at Interlaken!

Now is the perfect time to plan a fun day outing for all of your employees and their families the same way this group did this past Sunday.  They all arrived around Noon and kicked off the day with a traditional Backyard BBQ complete with BBQ chicken, burgers, hot dogs, potatoes, fresh picked sweet corn and yummy strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Afterwards, everyone was able to take advantage of our property amenities, including the outdoor pool, the lakefront, tennis courts, and volleyball.  We also arranged a water balloon relay (kids loved that!), “egg on the spoon” relay and a tug of war.  Mid-afternoon called for another food and beverage break where lemonade and cookies were waiting for all!  If this sounds how you want to treat your staff and their families before the summer ends, then give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager a call today (1-800-222-2909) to let the fun begin!


Are there any dates left this summer for the Lake Cottage?

The answer is YES!

But just one 5 day period – and that is check-in on Monday, August 9th and check-out Friday, August 13th. That gives you 5 days and 4 nights in this cozy cottage situated on Lake Wononpakook with your own private lake frontage. The Interlaken cottage has one King bedroom, a kitchenette, a living area and a bathroom. It also has a screened-in porch with chairs and a wooden swing to admire the lake – bug free! There is also a bonfire pit and a charcoal grill available for your use. You even have your own canoe – what more do you need?! Just time off from work on Monday, August 9th to Friday August 13th to be able to enjoy this special private getaway!


Can I build a raft at Interlaken?

The answer is “you sure can!”

One of our teambuilding program includes a Raft Expedition – sounds challenging, doesn’t it? One may think of an expedition as handling the rapids on a raging river – but the raft expedition at Interlaken actually challenges your creativity to make a raft with “interesting” items and then stay afloat! The pictures below show it best!






A fun time was had by all with this group that stayed with us last week – give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager, a call at 1-800-222-2909 or email her at kristy@interlakeninn.com to start planning your corporate outing today!


How many Wedding Guests can the Interlaken accommodate?

A very popular question amongst our engaged couples looking at our property for their wedding celebration!

The answer is up to 250.

WOW you might say, but depending upon the set-up the dance floor, whether you have a band or a DJ, a head table or a sweetheart table, our wedding pavilion can hold upwards of 250 Guests. Typically, our wedding counts range from 150 to 200 Guests, and this would be utilizing the standard set-up of the pavilion that most couples love. Tables can be arranged on the bricks under the pavilion as well as up on the deck area, and all tables are surrounded by lush greenery and glorious blooms this time of year. For those choosing a wedding in the cooler months, the sides of the tent would be up and heat would be available if necessary. Come see our pavilion to see if it’s perfect for you! Contact Brandon Scimeca to make an appointment!


How deep is the pool?

A great question and one often asked by parents of small children!

The answer is 3 feet graduating to 9 feet.

The pool at the Interlaken is set right in the middle of our courtyard area behind our main building.  Many of our rooms have distant views of the pool, but it is also well hidden behind beautiful gardens.  There are many chaise lounges (for lounging of course) and umbrellas to keep the sun away, and we just received another order of pool towels so they are abundant as well.  The pool itself is crystal clear and heated to a temperature of 80 degrees.  The 3 feet on the shallow end is perfect for the younger crowd, while those that want to dive and cannonball in have the deep end available. The pool opens at 8am and closes when the sun sets.  Everyone needs to take a dip on these hot summer days!



How many can the Townhouse Suites sleep?

The answer is SIX.

The Townhouse Suites are the Interlaken’s only 2 level units that have a full kitchen, dining room, and living area on the first floor.  The living area also has a fireplace and a sofa sleeper that opens up to a full-sized bed.  There is also a half bath and laundry facilities on this level.  Off the living room is a deck that sits upon the courtyard with distant views of the pool and our pavilion/garden area.  As you move to the second level, you have a loft bedroom that has 2 double beds and then a full bathroom as well.  Please keep in mind that while in the loft bedroom you can look down below at the living area, so the sleeping arrangement there is not private.  If you would prefer a private bedroom, you can purchase the adjoining Townhouse room and receive even more sleeping space.  The adjoining room has 2 double beds and a full bath.  The deck area from this room connects with the deck area from the Suite for more outdoor sitting.  The Townhouse units were meant to be sold in this fashion, so purchasing the Suite and the adjoining Room is preferred.  When the Suite and Room are both purchased, pets are allowed as well (a $100 fee does apply), so that is an extra bonus!   These units are ideal for families traveling together that are looking for some gathering space after the kids are put to bed.  There are still some dates available in the next 6 weeks in our  Townhouse area, so make your reservation on-line by clicking here or call us at 1-800-222-2909!


Isn’t it a beautiful day for a wedding?

I know, it is not like a typical question a Guest would ask about the Interlaken property, but it is still a question and keeps with my theme of Question/Answer this week!

The answer is clearly YES! It’s a wonderful day for a summer wedding – the sun is shining, it is warm (as July should be!), puffy clouds, nice breeze – and the pavilion is set perfectly for the Guests soon to arrive! So today’s answer is YES and my description are the following photos:

The Courtyard - cocktail hour locationAtrium Pavilion ready for 125 Guests

Unique display for Place Cards!

What an amazing wedding cake! Question: are those BEES? Answer: YES! Cake from The Pastry Garden, Poughkeepsie, NY

Pavilion set for 125 Guests


Do any of your rooms have views of the Lake?

Aaaaah, good question! Interlaken is situated between two lakes, and the only accommodation that you can see one of the lakes (Lake Won0npakook) from is our Lakeside cottage. Actually, “seeing” it from the cottage doesn’t do it justice - you are actually “on” the lake. The cottage not only gives you private lake frontage, but also your own canoe, your own dock and small beach area (with a small bonfire pit), and chairs for admiring that beautiful lake! The road leading to the cottage is a long and winding one, but once there, it opens up to this cute cottage that has a kitchenette, living area, bathroom, a King-sized bedroom and a screened in porch, complete with a wooden swing – again, for admiring the peaceful water. Click here for more information on this private getaway location! The cottage is typically rented on a weekly basis, so be sure to check now to reserve your preferred travel dates!

The rest of the accommodations at the main property do not have views of the lake, but with just a short walk across Route 112, you will be at the “sparkling water” of Lake Wononscopomuc!


Can you fish in the lake?

This is a common question we hear at the Interlaken, so I thought I’d answer it today! As a matter of fact, the next several blogs will be a Question/Answer session.

The answer to today’s question is: Yes!

Lake Wononscopomuc is excellent for fishing! I asked the Resident Fisherman, Ryan, his experiences of fishing at this, the deepest lake in Connecticut, and this was his response. The lake is full of trout, bass, and perch, and the best times to fish are before sunrise and before sunset. If the fish you catch are big enough, they can certainly become a meal for the family! A cute fact about fishing and Lake Wononscopomuc is it holds the State Record for the largest lake trout caught at 29 pounds and 13 ounces in 1918. Now that’s a big fish! We can’t guarantee you’ll find trout that big when you visit, but hey, you never know! You can also fish at our back lake (Lake Wononpakook)as well where Ryan says the perch are even better then the front lake! You can access the back lake from our property if you rent the lake cottage or via the Indian Mountain Road. You will need a CT license to fish, and Ryan suggests the easiest way to get one is to visit www.ct.gov and purchase it there. Grab your poles and we’ll see you soon!

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