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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A Spring Wedding
If you are considering getting married in May, I suggest that you call Brandon Scimeca and make an appointment to take a tour of the property this very instant! I was just strolling through the grounds – the sun is shining, the grass is freshly mowed, the gardens freshly mulched, the foliage couldn’t be more lush and green – it’s simply beautiful! Even though we have a scrapbook of how our property looks at every season, nothing beats standing in the middle of it all to get the true effect! Make your appointment today! And check back as I’ll be posting pictures of the wedding this weekend!
Conservation of Energy – love it!
As you know, if you have been faithfully reading my blogs (thank you very much if you do!), that Interlaken is now certified as a CT Green Hotel, and we are quite proud to be one! Just because we have been certified doesn’t mean we will sit on our laurels and not continue on with making more “green” improvements. A big one we are looking into, with the help of ConServ Inc. out of Tolland, CT will be a new lighting system for every building on property. ConServ works to protect and conserve energy through more efficient lighting solutions, and Interlaken is thrilled to be able to work with this company in helping to protect the environment. Perhaps the bathroom light in your room will come on only when it senses your presence?! Hey, you never know!
The “Prize” Swing at The Interlaken Lakefront
Well, at least it was called that yesterday! It was a perfect Spring day, and I was feeling generous, so I hopped in my car and headed to the lake with a gift certificate in hand. I told myself that if there was a couple sitting in one of the new cedar swings that I would give them a complimentary night’s stay. As fate would have it, there was a couple swinging away, looking out over the water, just enjoying each other’s company and their beautiful surroundings. How surprised and happy they were when I told them it was their lucky day and that their next stay is on us! They were so thankful, and I believe the husband said he was also going to play lotto to see if he got lucky there too! So when you come to stay with us, be sure to swing in our cedar swings at our Lakefront - you never know when it will be your lucky day too!
Lime Rock Track is humming today!
Even though their official opening day happens Memorial Day weekend (this year is the first time for the Grand Am Rolex Daytona Prototypes to visit the track!), there is something happening at the track every weekend. Today, the BMW – Connecticut Chapter is showing us their stuff, as spectators tolerate the major HEAT out there today! Every weekend until the big Opening Day there is something happening, and with only a 6 minute ride from the Interlaken to the track, you won’t have to drive fast to get there in time! We have some availability for the rest of the weekends in May, so check below to find out what event you wish to see, and give us a call to make your reservations today!
VSCCA on the 7th & 8th
SCCA on the 14th & 15th
Audi Quatro on the 21st & 22nd
Grand Am Rolex Daytona Prototypes on the 28th – 31st
Check out Lime Rock Park’s home page for a full schedule and list of events!
It’s just like riding a bicycle…
You know how the saying goes, and this weekend, we have two groups staying with us and bicycling in the Berkshires! One group celebrates their “opening-away weekend” at Interlaken and has done so for many years now, traveling up from Long Island. Now, when I say “bicycling” I am not referring to my definition, which is “just a couple of miles” but biking for miles and miles, leaving Connecticut, heading to the Berkshire Hills, and crossing into New York State, and then of course circling back to Interlaken property. Being that close with nature is amazing, and what a work-out with all of the hilly terrain! Can you imagine what they must eat for all of the energy they will need? Good thing we have great healthy food and lots of it for these groups all weekend! Are you part of a bicycle club and would like to tour your group through this beautiful part of New England? You know who to contact, and that is email@example.com! Don’t forget your helmet and water bottle!
Two “shows” – one weekend at the Interlaken!
OK, so you may think I am jumping the gun a bit, “rushing the season” perhaps, but have you made your plans for July 4th weekend yet? Remember I said that April is the most popular month for people to make their travel plans? I had two calls earlier today regarding the 4th, so I was thinking I should mention it to everyone! When one couple wanted to know “what there is to do in the area” (in addition to all of the great amenities right on property – swimming, boating, EATING! ), I quickly mentioned two “shows”: The Tri-Arts Theatre in Sharon, CT – a wonderful summer stock theatre that produces at least 3 major shows per summer season, along with other events as well. “The Wedding Singer” is the show playing over the 4th of July weekend, with both matinee and evening performances available. Interlaken is proud to be a sponsor of “Divas Do (More) Broadway” show that will run August 28th – 30th. And of course July 4th would not be complete without FIREWORKS – the other “show” component of a perfect Independence weekend! Lime Rock Park, just a few minutes from the Interlaken, hosts a spectactular fireworks show – one sure not to miss! Bring a blanket and some wine and enjoy the party in the sky! Call us today to make your “show” plans!
Everything is in bloom!
And not just the beautiful Spring flowers! We have made so many changes and additions at the Interlaken property already this Spring, and I thought I’d share some of those with you!
One of my favorite additions to our property this season are the new cedar swings located at our beautiful lakefront. Perfectly made for two, I think, with a fabulous view of the deepest lake in Connecticut. Neighboring these wonderful swings very soon will be new chaise lounges, perfectly comfortable for relaxing lakeside for the afternoon while your kids swim in the lake.
Our new 32″ LCD TV’s are in place now in our main building, in Countryside and in our Sunnyside building. Our Townhouse rooms are sporting new fluffy white duvets, while Woodside has become our only pet friendly accommodation available on property. Our new posh pet beds have been well received by all of the pups that have visited us recently!
Onto the wedding and banquet end of things: say good-bye to the white chair covers and say hello to a beautiful gold chair to keep you and your Guests comfortable for the duration of your wedding reception or other celebrated event. These chairs add such a touch of elegance while remaining neutral enough to go with any way you choose to decorate the space. I’ll be blogging about weddings quite often this season, so keep checking back for some great pictures and details of each wonderful event!
ELLORA Spa, Sanctuary and Pilates is moving ahead as scheduled, as they are adding one more massage room and one more facial room as well as a Pilates studio in our Countryside building. Won’t it be great to get away yet still start your day right with a Pilates class?! I’ll fill you in with more details as opening day gets closer!
And let’s end today’s blog with the word “FREE”! Last year I could not reference these two items this way, so here we go:
Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast is available for all mid-week travelers! Stay with us Sunday through Thursday nights and enjoy this breakfast in our lobby Monday through Friday mornings from 6am to 9am. Wolfgang Puck Organic Coffee, whole fruit, yogurt, danish – just enough energy to get your day started!
Complimentary Wi-Fi Service in every room on our entire property. We have improved our wi-fi coverage through the addition of repeaters that have helped us eliminate wi-fi “blind” spots.
So in addition to the beautiful countryside, hiking trails, cultural events, theater productions, and the amazing healthy food created by our Chefs in Morgan’s – there are so many new reasons to come and visit Interlaken this season!
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!
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