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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Perfect Picnic Lakefront Lunch!
Did you know that April is the most popular month for people to make their travel plans for the upcoming season? Have you made your travel plans yet? Now is the time! One couple decided to make their plans in April for April! They arrived last night, had a wonderful dinner in Morgan’s, and now at this very moment, are enjoying a picnic lunch at our lakefront as part of the Instant Romance Package. This couple from Queens, NY, happens to have the entire lakefront to themselves – they picked the perfect time to visit our property! Be spontaneous like this couple – watch Spring bloom at Interlaken! Check out our website for all of our Spring packages!
Starstruck at Interlaken Inn!
I was talking to the Guest that stayed in our Honeymoon Suite last night, and he was overwhelmed with last night’s sky. As he was relaxing in the new hot tub (from Softub) on his privately enclosed deck, he could not believe how many stars filled the sky! Being from NYC, he said he never sees that many stars at any one time because of the buildings being inview. I live in the country, and can see stars every night they are out, but fail to appreciate them the way this Guest did last night. From now on, I’ll be sure to look out my window each night and admire every starry sky! When is the last time you just sat, relaxed and watched the beautiful night sky? That long? I think our Honeymoon Suite hot tub is calling your name! Call us to make a reservation at 1-800-222-2909!
JDRF – making a difference
Each year, the Reisman family and the Interlaken Inn generously support many fine charities throughout our local region. One of the charities that we focus our main support efforts on is the Juvenile Diabetes Resarch Foundation (JDRF). This organization has helped so many young children and teens deal with the emotional shock of newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. Along with the many research opportunities this organization provides, it also provides care and guidance to school nurses and one of my favorites “The Bag of Hope”. The Bag of Hope program provides parents and children with information, accu-chek monitors, even a little stuffed toybear. They provide this free of charge. Interlaken employees have been involved in many of the walks in and around Litchfield County, and have contributed to various fund drives in our local community. Please visit their website and maybe you will be able to help some of these children deal with this unfair disorder. Maybe they will touch your heart as they’ve touched ours. Click here for more information!
Make special time for Mom!
Attention all daughters: In just one short month it will be time to honor Mom, and I want to help you out right now with the perfect gift: the Mother/Daughter Spa Getaway Package at the Interlaken! Whisk Mom away for an overnight and you can:
- Relax her (and yourself) with a massage with ELLORA Spa
- Cleanse her with some complimentary facial products from ELLORA Spa
- Calm her (and yourself) with a wine tasting at a local vineyard
- Satisfy her (and your) palate with an amazing freshly prepared dinner in Morgan’s restaurant
- Slumber her in the coziest of beds, Sealy Posturepedics
- Refresh her with an early morning continental breakfast followed by a walk to our serene lakefront
Show her you LOVE her! Enjoy some time away together and get pampered at the same time! This package is perfect, and is being offered Mother’s Day weekend (other dates are also available). Visit Interlaken with Mom! Click here for more information on this great package or to make a reservation! Show Mom YOU know best!
Your own private lakefront
Interlaken's Lake Cottage. Photo Courtesy of Eric Limon
It’s serene, it’s beautiful, it’s breathtaking. And it’s all yours when you rent our secluded lake cottage on the shores of Lake Wononpakook. Lake Wonon-what you say?! We refer to it as our “back” lake, but really, this lake is just as pretty as our front lake and deserves just as much attention. Our property is nestled between this lake and Lake Wononscopomuc (another “say what”?!), and this is the only accommodation right on the lake. The cottage opens for the season on May 1st, but I snuck down there last week to check on it and I confess, stayed a bit longer than I should have. I didn’t even go into the cottage, being outside sitting at the shore was enough for me. I always thought it would be the perfect spot to write a book. Not that I am looking to write a book, but maybe you are! It’s a little hideaway that I encourage you to check out! If the lake isn’t enough for you, remember that you still have access to all of the amenities at the main property just a short drive away. Weekly rentals are most popular. Click here for more information!
Kent Film Festival
Now celebrating its 5th year, the Kent Film Festival is the place to be to learn and be entertained by the filmmaking industry in Kent, CT, just a scenic 30 minute drive from Interlaken. You don’t have to limit yourself to just a weekend away as the festival is a four day event beginning April 22nd through April 25th. Learn about documentaries, feature and short films, attend workshops, and even have the opportunity to meet some upcoming directors and filmmakers. If you have always wanted to visit Kent, now may be the time to do it. Show your ticket to the stores and restaurants as many offer discounts to those attending the festival. And be sure to stop and see the beautiful Kent Falls! We have rooms available that weekend, so be sure to call us now to make your reservations.
The start of a new season always brings a refresh to our already amazing dinner menu in Morgan’s restaurant. The local farms start to produce spring vegetables, of which our new dinner menu has plenty of! How about you start your meal with a Spring Sweet Pea Soup with Lemony Creme Fraiche? Follow it with my favorite – the Superfood Plate, completely vegetarian: Flaxseed Encrusted Portabella, Quinoa-Hemp-Tofu-Spinach Pilaf with a Goji Berry-Spirulina Coulis and an Arugula Salad with a Goji Vinaigrette. How many more Superfoods could that entree possibly offer?! And here I thought the Wild Salmon Superfood plate could not be outdone! Meat lovers, don’t despair – try the Filet Mignon with Spring Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms and Thyme Reduction, or the Organic Roasted Half Chicken with Variety of Spring Vegetables and Herb Butter. And then to dessert, my favorite part of any meal: a refreshing Lemon chiffon mousse cake with marinated strawberries. What will you make for dinner tonight? How about reservations! Call us at 1-800-222-2909!
Out with the old, in with the NEW!
LCD TV’s are on their way! Choose to stay in Sunnyside, Countryside, or on the 1st floor in the Main Building and you will be watching your favorite show on a new 32″ flat screen TV. The TV’s will also have a DVD unit, so bring your favorite movie along as well, or watch a movie you haven’t seen from our complimentary movie library. But don’t stay up too late – you don’t want to miss our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast now offered Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 9am! If you’d rather enjoy breakfast in bed, a room service menu will also be available from 7am to 10am. More exciting changes coming to Interlaken – keep reading my blog or better yet, come visit and see for yourself!
A REAL Spring Deal!
Now is the time to getaway and see Spring start coming to life! Many schools have Spring break in the next several weeks, so surprise your kids and take them away for a true nature 3 day vacation! There are plenty of hiking trails (including the Appalachian Trail) close by to the Interlaken where one can see the first hand signs of this amazing season. The buds on trees, blooming forsythia bushes, crocuses popping up, and have you heard the Peepers peeping yet?
Welcome back, Porsche Drivers!
Along with the pansies at the front entrance is another tell-tale sign of Spring when the regional chapters of Porsche and BMW return to the Lime Rock Race Track. It certainly was a cool morning this morning for the 2010 initiation, but I am sure they didn’t mind the cooler temps of the Spring given the long winter! New this year at Interlaken is our Skip Barber/Racers’ Lounge up in the Penthouse featuring a 55″ plasma TV. Racers will be able to enjoy a very casual atmosphere while enjoying complimentary snacks and the chance to meet all of the other driving enthusiasts – all on top of the Interlaken’s highest point – the Interlaken’s Penthouse Roof. Drive to Interlaken and Lime Rock Race Track this season!
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