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The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet 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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Family Fun Weekend Coming Up Soon!

Summer is ticking away, but there is still time left to plan that weekend getaway with your family!  Next weekend – August 14th and August 15th – seems like the perfect time as there are so many family based events happening in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut!  In addition to the usual property amenities we have available for families (swimming in the outdoor heated pool and the lake,  canoes and kayaks, tennis, the game room) and the every day local fun such as bicycling on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, miniature golf in Canaan, local movie theaters, farm markets, there are special events happening next weekend that you should consider:

  • Sharon Audubon Festival – Saturday 8/14 and Sunday 8/15 9:30am to 5:30pm.  Interlaken is happy to be a “wood thrush” sponsor for this annual event in Sharon, CT, just 10 minutes from the Interlaken property.  Many events are scheduled each day, with highlights being an Animal Show at 1pm on Saturday, a falconry demo at 3:30pm, and then Sunday Atka the Wolf @ 1pm and then music and comedy with Nancy Tucker @ 3:30pm.  Adults are $7 and kids are $5.  Click here for more information!
  • Family Festival at Music Mountain – Saturday 8/14 from 11am to 4pm.  Enjoy the afternoon with stilt dancers, mimes, , bagpiper, all kinds of music – concession is provided or bring your own picnic!  Free admission, and 10 minutes from the Interlaken property.  Click here for more information!
  • OKLAHOMA!  Everyone has heard of this classical musical, and it’s playing just 10 minutes from the Interlaken property at Tri-Arts Playhouse in Sharon, CT.  Bring your family to see this award winning musical – you will be amazed at the shows the Tri-Arts theater can produce, with many Northwest Connecticut residents taking part in it!  Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th at 8pm and Sunday, August 15th at 5pm.  Click here for tickets and more information!
  • Salisbury Bank’s Millerton community day on Saturday, August 14th from 9am to 1pm.  In addition to “shredding it” (click here for more details on that!) there will be free food, face painting, live WQQQ broadcast, fun and entertainment for all!  Just 5 minutes away in Millerton, NY.

Make reservations for your family fun weekend today – click here to do so!


Goodbye, Memaw!

The day has finally come where Memaw’s long-term stay at the Interlaken has come to an end! She arrived at the end of June and stayed with us for 6 weeks. Why would someone stay at the Interlaken for 6 weeks you might ask? Local business purposes, needing a place to stay while their home being built in the area is complete, writing a book, a film crew producing in the area – many reasons why. In Memaw’s case, she was here to bring her grandson to a local day camp in Amenia, NY. Monday through Friday, Memaw would get up, get her grandson to camp bright and early, and then return to the Inn until it was time to pick him up for the day. Memaw had company with her though – her “granddog” Crystal. I would visit Memaw often and her and Crystal would be just relaxing and reading, or walking the property, but always meeting new friends! Memaw plans to keep in touch with some Guests she met this summer, and Crystal became the Mascot of Woodside, welcoming other dogs, one being the Standard Poodle Fritz. Woodside was the perfect pet friendly accommodation for Memaw since she did have Crystal with her – the fridge and microwave came in handy for her as well! Memaw’s husband came to visit her as well, all the way from Texas, and they explored the Northwest part of Connecticut together, something they’d never done before. Whatever your reason is to stay with us long term, give us a call at 1-800-222-2909 so we can make the arrangements.

As for Memaw – thank you for choosing to stay with us, goodbye, keep in touch, and we will all miss YOU!



Corporate Day Outings at Interlaken!

Now is the perfect time to plan a fun day outing for all of your employees and their families the same way this group did this past Sunday.  They all arrived around Noon and kicked off the day with a traditional Backyard BBQ complete with BBQ chicken, burgers, hot dogs, potatoes, fresh picked sweet corn and yummy strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Afterwards, everyone was able to take advantage of our property amenities, including the outdoor pool, the lakefront, tennis courts, and volleyball.  We also arranged a water balloon relay (kids loved that!), “egg on the spoon” relay and a tug of war.  Mid-afternoon called for another food and beverage break where lemonade and cookies were waiting for all!  If this sounds how you want to treat your staff and their families before the summer ends, then give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager a call today (1-800-222-2909) to let the fun begin!


Are there any dates left this summer for the Lake Cottage?

The answer is YES!

But just one 5 day period – and that is check-in on Monday, August 9th and check-out Friday, August 13th. That gives you 5 days and 4 nights in this cozy cottage situated on Lake Wononpakook with your own private lake frontage. The Interlaken cottage has one King bedroom, a kitchenette, a living area and a bathroom. It also has a screened-in porch with chairs and a wooden swing to admire the lake – bug free! There is also a bonfire pit and a charcoal grill available for your use. You even have your own canoe – what more do you need?! Just time off from work on Monday, August 9th to Friday August 13th to be able to enjoy this special private getaway!


Can I build a raft at Interlaken?

The answer is “you sure can!”

One of our teambuilding program includes a Raft Expedition – sounds challenging, doesn’t it? One may think of an expedition as handling the rapids on a raging river – but the raft expedition at Interlaken actually challenges your creativity to make a raft with “interesting” items and then stay afloat! The pictures below show it best!






A fun time was had by all with this group that stayed with us last week – give Kristy Barto, our Corporate Sales Manager, a call at 1-800-222-2909 or email her at kristy@interlakeninn.com to start planning your corporate outing today!

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