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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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Miss Connecticut

Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey

All of us here at Interlaken are wishing the best to Miss Connecticut, Kaitlyn Tarpey, at the Miss America Pageant this evening.  In addition to representing our wonderful Nutmeg State so beautifully, she also happens to be the niece of one of our long-time staff members.  Best of luck, Kaitlyn! 

Cute facts about Connecticut relating to Interlaken and its neighbors:

  • Interlaken has private lake frontage on the deepest lake in Connecticut, Lake Wononscopomuc
  • We are 10 minutes away from the highest peak in Connecticut - Bear Mountain in Salisbury (yes, you can hike to it!)
  • Lakeville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • We are right next door to the prestigious Hotchkiss School and near several other prominent private schools
  • New England's oldest Methodist congregation is in Lakeville
  • Lime Rock Park is the only active road course left in the State


Chef Scimeca is yelling at Guests!

He is at it again!  He did this a few months ago and it just didn't seem right.  Why is he yellling?

Culinary Challenge Interlaken CT

This is what was happening the last time he yelled. 

They don't look like they are doing anything wrong - just using fresh ingredients to make the most creative dish in the group.  They are challenging their culinary skills - and Brandon is helping them by yelling at them.  Why?

As part of the Culinary Challenge at Interlaken, being creative has a time limit, and Brandon does his part by reminding everyone of how much time they have left to slice, dice, sautee, and display.  2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS he bellows!  It's fun to watch everyone move just a little faster - this is where the team building comes into play.  Occasionally one person becomes the leader and starts to bellow (like Brandon) but usually you see everyone on the team contributing and working together like a well oiled machine.  30 SECONDS!  Today's featured ingredient is lobster.  DING!  TIMES UP!  Now Brandon has the fortune of trying the dishes from each team and judging based on flavor, presentation, timeliness and use of ingredients.  It really is not only so fun to watch, but participating is a blast!  "The Culinary Challenge was enjoyable for all, even those who had done it before."

Bring your team together - either corporate group or your family - as the Culinary Challenge is a good fit for all.  Contact Kristy Barto for more details (kristy@interlakeninn.com) and check our website for more details!



Raise your glass

Interlaken Cocktail Wedding hour CT

Wedged between family afternoon wiffle ball games and a wedding reception for 150 people lies the cocktail hour. 

Complete with passed HDO's such as Crisp Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli, Citrus Marinated Shrimp Cocktail, Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushroom, Spiced Tandoori Lamb Skewer, Figs wrapped with Prosciutto and Mascarpone and Peking Duck Wontons with Scallion - and a full open bar.  Held casually on our back lawn, surrounded by tiki torches, lush greenery and signs of fall - the cocktail hour is the perfect beginning for the wonderful evening yet to come.


One final ride

Canoes at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

There are just a few more weeks to unwind and relax at our peaceful and beautiful lakefront. 

Interlaken Resort - lakefront canoes kayaks CT

No extra charges for the use of our canoes or kayaks.

Come stay with us.  Our lake would love to have you visit.


What's blooming

One lingering tropical bloom graces the Interlaken's garden. 

Interlaken Inn Gardens by Salisbury Garden Center CT


Pet of the Week

Pet friendly Interlaken Resort Lakeville CT

Little Miss Eva has returned!  Although I'll be honest and admit this photo was taken last year she is still just as sweet and beautiful as ever.  Thank you, Ingrid, for returning to visit us once again and bringing along your sweet girl with you!  We love our pet Guests and love being a pet friendly property!


Guest Cheer

I return from vacation and what do I hear?  Many feedback emails full of Guest Cheer!

"It could not have been nicer.  This is the first time we visited Interlaken and we know it won't be the last!  Your hotel is beautiful and we ate in your dining room both nights; the food was delicious.  The room was clean and your staff were very hospitable.  Thank you for a wonderful experience."

"Beautiful place. We had a great time."

"This was our third year taking our grandchildren. We continue to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and diverse activities."

"We had a good time as always"

"We had a wonderful stay at your hotel.  We were there for a wedding which was beautiful.  Our room was great and we enjoyed everything the hotel had to offer."

"We had a wonderful time at the Interlaken.  Everyone was friendly and very helpful.  The accommodations were great."

"Thank you for a lovely visit to the Inn and resort.  It was well handled, everything was clean and nice and the food at the wedding reception of Bret and Jess's wedding was great.  The area is beautiful and I would return again sometime."

And then this one posted on Tripadvisor from a happy bride and groom:

"We hosted our wedding at the Interlaken Inn in August 2013 and it was the best decision we made! We were put up in the bridal suite, with a private patio and hot-tub. The hotel was perfect, with plenty of activities for our guests to have an amazing weekend. We had a BBQ on Friday night, followed by a lakeside bonfire. On Saturday, our guests enjoyed the canoes, tennis, nearby hiking, basketball, pool, volleyball and other lawn games on the grounds. The lake is an idyllic spot for the ceremony and the tented reception area is perfect for the reception. On Sunday, we hosted a brunch with more delicious food served up. The onsite wedding coordinator, Stephanie, is a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The head-chef Brandon runs a great show as well. Many thanks for helping to make our wedding weekend perfect. Our guests all commented on how much they liked the Interlaken!"


What's New

After a long summer of working in the flower beds and tending the vegetable garden, what a way to relax and rejuvenate your aching body and sun exposed skin with ELLORA's Spa & Sanctuary newest package:  "Lap of Luxury".  The title itself speaks wonders, doesn't it?  This package is ELLORA's most deluxe yet with 2 massages, 1 facial and a 15 minute scalp or foot massage.  Laura Hess-Hay, owner of ELLORA, claims this package is the best ever!  Treat yourself or a special someone to some major pampering to get ready for the busy fall and holiday season.


What's Local

Pan Seared Pork Loin over Chinese Rice & Red Scallions.

Order this special tonight in Morgan's and these "cute little scallions" will be in your dish.

Morgan's restaurant Interlaken Inn farm to table

Morgan's restaurant is open 7 days per week.


Q & A: Morgan's Skylight Deck

Morgan's Skylight Deck at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Question: Where can I hold a private 25th anniversary celebration dinner for my brother and his wife?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  My group would like to do the Culinary Challenge.  What room will that be  held in?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  Where do you serve the full breakfast buffet on the weekends?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  What room can we have my sister's baby shower for 50 people?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  My corporate group would like a private lunch.  What room would that be served in?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  Where do you have a bird's eye view of the courtyard and grounds of Interlaken?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Question:  What room has rays of sun shining in it?

Answer:  Morgan's Skylight Deck

Interlaken Morgan's skylight deck

Question:  Where could your next function be held?

Let Morgan's Skylight Deck be your answer! 

If you have any private dining functions in mind please keep Morgan's Skylight Deck in mind! 

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