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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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!
Wedding Trade Shows
We just returned from our 4th trade show this season, this one being held at the Javits Center in NYC this past weekend. Even though the weather was amazing this first weekend of Spring, it still did not keep attendance down, at least not at the Interlaken wedding booth! We received many inquiries – there’s no doubt we will fill these few remaining dates this season, so now it is time to look for 2011 to get your preferred date! Connecticut is among the few states where civil unions can take place, so consider venturing up to the Northwest Corner of the State to see what we have to offer! Visit our website by clicking here! Thank you to all of those that visited our booth – we hope you will come for a tour soon!
Welcome home, ELLORA!
In just a few short months, ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary will call Interlaken property its new home! For the past couple of years, ELLORA has shared her service space between her Brook Street in Lakeville and the Interlaken – but the talks these past few weeks between Laura Hess-Hay, ELLORA’s owner, and Kevin Bousquet, the General Manager of Interlaken have led to the decision of ELLORA moving entirely onto our property. All of the services currently offered at Brook Street, including her Pilates Studio, will be offered here. We are all very excited about this new venture! Now, have you had a service at the Spa yet? Of the 2 dozen services Laura and her staff did this weekend, all of them were raving about them at check-out today. I heard “They are the best” quite often – now it doesn’t get much better than that, does it?! Watch for new packages that will include even more of their services – I am sure there will be one just for you! Until then, click here to see all of ELLORA’s fabulous offerings! I’ll keep you updated on her move-in progress over the next couple of months!
And who do you know that doesn’t have it?! Interlaken has a real HIGH fever this weekend – we are starting this first weekend of Spring with a BANG, and we love it! And the weather?! One could not ask for a better first day of Spring!
Our first wedding of the Spring season begins in a few short hours, and our wedding pavilion is set and ready to go! Kamilla of Kamilla’s Floral Boutique in Millerton, NY just finished decorating, and our service staff is putting the final touches on the tables. Doesn’t it look wonderful? Sixty Guests, mostly from out of town, will enjoy dancing and dinner, with Sea Bass with cherry tomatoes, basil and shallots as just one of the entree choices this evening.
Also staying and dining with us this weekend is the Hotchkiss School Lacrosse team, who are getting a head start on their season. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”, so why not get started even before the Hotchkiss spring break is over? With Interlaken and Hotchkiss School being right next door to each other, it was certainly an easy arrangement to be made!
And last, but not least of course, is the 3rd annual Style Fabrics quilt gathering in our largest meeting room, Will Rogers. About 2 dozen ladies, equipped with colorful materials and sewing machines, all at their own work stations, are enjoying their craft time – and of course, food time! One woman made me laugh as she said “I come here to quilt, but all I do is eat!” We offer packages that include all three meals per day, as well as two coffee breaks. Many of the ladies also make time in their day to book facials and massages with ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary - and all come back from their treatments relaxed and radiant! More news from ELLORA in the next few days!
Now stop reading this blog and get out there and enjoy the day before it’s over!
Arrangement from Kamilla's Floral Boutique
Set and ready for dining and dancing!
Quilting the weekend away!
The views are breathtaking!
And the view I am referring to is the one from the latest landscape painting of famous artist David Dunlop now hanging in the Interlaken main lobby. This is our second purchase from David, and we find his paintings so exquisite! David captures the Lakeville area perfectly. No wonder he is an Emmy award winning artist! Be sure to admire Mr. Dunlop’s beautiful paintings during your next visit to Interlaken! You can’t miss them!
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