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.
Comments? Email me at Michelle@InterlakenInn.com
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Millbrook Wine Package = June Wedding?
es, that is right – and let me tell you about it! Back in February, a couple named Kimberley & Chris stayed at the Interlaken after making a reservation using our on-line system for the Millbrook Vineyard Tasting & Tour Package. Included in this package is dinner for two, so while dining in Morgan’s, our Food & Beverage Director and Wedding Coordinator, Brandon Scimeca, struck up a conversation with them. The conversation had many topics, but finally came down to available Spring wedding dates. With onlythe first weekend in June open, Kimberley and Chris decided to have their intimate ceremony with us lakeside followed by dinner and dancing in our Vineyard room (how appropriate given they were on the “Vineyard” package!). So Congratulations Kim & Chris on your special day this past Saturday!
Book a package with us today and you never know – one of our available October wedding dates just might be perfect for you! As the saying goes – you’ll find it when you are not looking! Click here for more informaton!
Welcome to our International Students!
Since 1947, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) has been in pursuit of its mission, “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.” For the past 10 years, Interlaken has hosted several International students each year. Students are able to learn about the hospitality industry as well as experiencing life in the United States. The students usually arrive to us by the end of May, just in time for our busy summer season, and stay right through October. This year we are welcoming students from the countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Moldova. Four of the students are returning to us after spending time with us in previous years - they love the work environment and the beautiful hills of the Berkshires! Many make plans to see some sights in the Northeast, including trips to New York City, Boston and Niagara Falls. Please be sure to say hello to our new (and returning!) International friends!
Congratulations Maplebrook students!
Along with Interlaken having a very busy weekend, Maplebrook School in Amenia, NY has a jam-packed one as well! We are welcoming all parents and friends to the Interlaken this weekend to celebrate many events – including the prom this evening, the Golf Tournament tomorrow and then Commencement on Sunday. I met one young lady in the lobby who was so excited to “wear her pretty pink dress” to the prom – she also said she wants to come back to the Interlaken to get married here one day! I love seeing how relationships are formed over all of these years and that their memories are good ones that make them want to return. The annual Golf Tournament is being held tomorrow where all monies raised benefit the Jane Fernandez Scholarship Fund. Lastly, and certainly not least, are Commencement excercises on Sunday. Congratulations to all graduates for all of your hard work!
We are a huge supporter of Maplebrook School as we host their annual auction every October as well as a conference each February. We also love when we can provide employment opportunities for the students, as we have done so with Riley and Bill, just to name a few. They are proud to get some experience and we are proud to have them part of our culinary team!
What can I do at the Lake today?
On a day like this, a multitude of fun things can be done at Interlaken’s lakefront!
1. Swim out to the dock
3. Read a book in our new chaise loungers with a Harney & Sons Iced Tea at your side
4. Kayak around the perimeter of the lake and admire the beautiful homes
5. Swing with your sweetheart on one of our Cedar Swing
6. Canoe out to the middle of the lake and just relax
7. Have a picnic
8. Let your kids play in the sand
9. Take a nap
10. Swim to the other side!
Perfect Day for a Wedding!
If that is what you were thinking, you are exactly right – and Allison & Brian are here at the Interlaken doing just that – getting married while 200 of their family members and friends take part in the celebration! They are signing the Ketubah as I write this, and then the ceremony at the lakefront will begin, and the reception immediately following in our wedding pavilion. They could not have asked for or received more perfect weather than this!
Flowers done by Kamilla's in Millerton, NY
Ready for the cocktail hour in Interlaken's Courtyard
A view looking into the pavillion
Celebrate July 4th with Interlaken!
OK, so maybe you missed out on getting away this holiday weekend, but we all know that July 4th is right around the corner and now is the time to make your plans at the Interlaken! We still have rooms available, but call early to get your preferred accommodation! Relax at Sunnyside on the wraparound porch with a Harney and Sons Iced Tea and a good book. Play a game of catch with your granddaughter in our Courtyard area. Take a swim in our outdoor heated pool. Take a canoe out on Lake Wononscopomuc, the deepest lake in Connecticut. Go for a walk on the Appalachian Trail. Taste some wine at Millbrook Vineyards. Challenge your son to tennis! Play 9 holes next door at the Hothckiss Golf Course. See a concert at Infiniti Hall. Enjoy a deep tissue massage from ELLORA. Stop at Morgan’s for dinner and treat your tastebuds to an amazing dinner. Rent our Honeymoon Suite and take an evening dip in the hot tub and listen to the peepers. And don’t miss the fireworks at Lime Rock Park!
Three of our neighboring private schools – Hotchkiss School, Salisbury School and Berkshire School - all have commencement ceremonies tomorrow, so we’d like to wish all of the students and families a big Congratulations! Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that you first visited us for that oh-so-important interview? And now here it is, four years later, with many visits to the Interlaken and the beautiful Litchfield Hills behind you! Many students fall in love with this area and make many return trips back to visit this special place, so we hope to see all of you again in the near future! Thank you to all of those who have stayed at the Interlaken – it was completely our pleasure to serve you!
Team Community Out-Reach Challenge
Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager, has just introduced the Team Community Out-Reach Challenge, another addition to the many Team Building programs that Interlaken offers. This one definitely gives backs! Read more from Kristy:
“The Team Community Out-Reach Challenge activity has been designed to be included as part of our unique team building activities (ie. Radical Race, Team Olympics, Raft Excursion or Culinary Challenge). As part of the team building activity you choose, teams will earn (through points and/or completion of tasks) the products that will be included in a donation to an organization in your community. This challenge is customized to suit your company’s desires to donate to an organization that you identify or Interlaken staff can provide you with options of organizations in need. The goal of Team Community Out-Reach is to create a sense of camaraderie within your group, provide unified accomplishment and service to an organization which will make a difference and to have fun!”
The Interlaken is the perfect place to host your team building activities – come build a raft at our lakefront and give back to your favorite organization all at the same time! To find out about this brand new concept, contact Kristy at email@example.com! For more team building information, click here!
Our new deluxe continental breakfast available in the lobby now included in your stay beginning next month! Available from 6am to 9am Monday through Friday, you can enjoy a fresh cup of organic coffee brewed in our new Wolfgang Puck Coffee machine, along with hot and cold cereal, whole fruit, organic yogurt, bagels, and orange juice. Take it with you, or relax in the lobby if you’d like. If I were you, I would take my breakfast and enjoy it by our beautiful lake (when it’s warmer, of course!) If you still prefer a hot meal, we will offer a breakfast room service menu as well, available seven days a week to all buildings. We just added value to your stay, so come visit us mid-week next month and beyond! Visiting us on a weekend? Morgan’s restaurant will be open for breakfast and ready for service as usual!
A Wedding Guest’s View
Another gorgeous day in Northwest Connecticut! Naturally, I had to wander outside to see what was happening and there was the Interlaken Wedding Pavilion looking as pretty as ever! The gardens surrounding it are simply beautiful, getting more lush and colorful every day. Now that we have our virtual tour set-up on our website, I have to get creative with some shots that you may not see. I decided to go under the pavilion, sit at a table, and start clicking. Here’s what I saw:
I walked in here....
and admired the garden view!
The perfect cocktail reception site
The Iris's in full bloom!
So grab up to 225 of your family and friends and show them the view from under the Wedding Pavilion at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville CT!
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