Spend the afternoon relaxing by the lake

Enjoy our beautiful scenic gardens


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: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com

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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

2. Fish

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

CUP Cake!


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!


Congratulations Graduates!

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 kristy@interlakeninn.com! For more team building information, click here!


Coming soon...

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....

Sat down....

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!


The Interlaken Courtyard – pretty!

So every morning that I walk in, I admire the courtyard area that is behind the main building and includes the pool and wedding pavilion.  And every morning I say the same thing: “how beautiful”!  It is absolutely the most perfect Spring day out there today, warm and sunny, bright blue sky.  I decided to grab the camera and go back out (as if I needed an excuse to wander out there again!) and do my usual walk in to the building and share with you what I see every morning.  I hope to see many of the Guests taking advantage of these beautiful grounds and the gorgeous weather planned for this weekend!

Walking down the brick path....

Here's where I stop and admire....

Here's when I say "How pretty"!

One last look at the wedding pavilion and Atrium before I head inside!


Waiting for your arrival!

You enjoyed our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast earlier this morning, followed by your facial at ELLORA Spa – now you  have THIS to look foward to!

Interlaken’s private lakefront on Lake Wononscopomuc

Hotchkiss School Sailing Team


Pictures say a thousand words!

As promised, pictures of the wedding happening at the Interlaken this afternoon!  The Bride & Groom couldn’t have received a more beautiful Spring May day!


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