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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Morning, Noon and Night
Interlaken's private lakefront.
It's beautiful any time of the day. Here's what our Guests have to say about our lakefront:
"We couldn't have found a better environment to chill out and relax while our dog was having crazy fun in the waters of your stupendous lake"
"The waterfront is a treasure. So beautiful. We loved the ease of using your kayaks and canoes"
"Enjoyed just sitting by the lake"
"My children really enjoyed the lake and the kayaks"
"The beach and boats were really a special treat"
"The nice walk to the lake with the comfortable seating and boats you provided for your guests"
"We really enjoyed the access to the lake and the bon fire at night"
"We love the lake"
There is still time to enjoy the lakefront yourself. Call us to make reservations to enjoy it before the season ends!
The color is coming...
We've been having some cool nights these past few days in Northwest Connecticut, and to be quite honest, it has been the perfect tease to the wonderful season just around the corner! Although every season is special in this part of Connecticut, Fall is truly the most beautiful and bountiful. The National Geographic Traveler states that the Litchfield Hills are one of the top leaf peeping destinations in the Country, and Interlaken is proud to be nestled here, as well as just South of the Berkshires. Drive Route 7 North or Route 7 South and you won't be disappointed! Be sure to bring your camera.
Hotchkiss School Football games!
A walk to the lakefront
Take a relaxing and scenic canoe ride around the lake
To be able to see all of the beauty both right here at Interlaken as well as in the surrounding area, come stay with us on our Three Day Getaway package available Sunday through Thursday nights. The best value package we offer!
The 80's - the decade of MTV, Pac-Man, leg warmers, E.T., Brat Pack films, perms and mullets - and this sign:
Many of our longtime Guests will remember this sign. I remember it driving by here as a teenager as well. I have met so many Guests this summer that having been coming here for 25 - 30 years, so I thought seeing this would certainly remind them of the mid-80's. I am always interested in old photos or hearing how Interlaken was "back in the day" so please do share with me if you have the memories!
Oh, the beautiful Hydrangea, my favorite.
What an amazing flower, and one that the Interlaken property has blooming all over, including our wedding pavilion garden. With about 70 species of this wonderful shrub (and tree), hydrangeas can be white, pink, purple and blue. We have primarily the white ones here, and plenty of them. As you take a leisurely walk around the property and down to the private lakefront you will see these beautiful shrubs everywhere.
"Can't wait to go back"
Fresh from the Interlaken's Tripadvisor Review page:
I met college friends - we've been getting together for over 40 years - for 2 days and nights at the Interlaken Inn. Everything about our stay there was spectacularly satisfying, highlighted throughout by the extraordinary staff, whose warmth, hospitality, and attention to detail left a lasting impression. And the place is so beautiful, in its natural state, as lovely a setting as could be imagined, with unique landscaping details everywhere, clearly given high priority and lots of attention. The food, all of it, was delicious, with high grade service and presentation, Breakfast was a treat, with a wide range of offerings, really good coffee. I skipped lunch and looked forward very much to dinners, which made us all very happy. There's a big pool with water at an ideal temperature. From check-in to our reluctant departure - everything was handled graciously with a high degree of professionalism and competence. We are all very glad we came here and unanimously eager to return next summer. Room Tip: We all stayed in "Sunnyside", a gorgeously restored Victorian house with a wraparound porch. My room was spacious and comfortable, great bed, big TV with excellent selection, nicely appointed, comfortable porch furniture just outside the room, a stunning setting.
Mr. Hughes, thank you so much for posting this wonderful review about your experience at Interlaken! I was walking the property today and had to venture up Sunnyside steps and snap this photo of where you spent some of your good times at Interlaken.
It's ready and waiting for you in 2014!
Although we have quite a selection of special packages to offer our Guests, we found room to squeeze in one more, and this one involves food, and lots of it. (this is my kind of package)
We sort of teased you with part of the package by offering you just our Chef's Tasting Menu as an add-on amenity to your stay with us. This consists of an exclusive six course Chef's 'farm to table' tasting menu for dinner in Morgan's Restaurant. On your day of arrival Chef Scimeca will customize a private menu based on the bounty of the Berkshires, and there is plenty of fresh bounty in the Berkshires! Chef Scimeca is a very talented and creative Chef, so to leave the choices to him are a very safe and rewarding bet. He will come to your table and ask you if there are any allergies or specific foods not to use, and then you leave the rest up to him. You will feel like royalty as course after course is delivered right to you, each one being a surprise and an enjoyment to taste as his creative skills are effectively at work. One couple loved it so much the first night that they signed up for it again the next night! So the good news is you can take advantage of this wonderful Chef's tasting dinner with our new "Tasting Menu Getaway" Package. This special package is currently being offered Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings so you can now take advantage of this delight mid-week. Does the food taste better mid-week?! You'll have to find out!
Fresh from the Scimeca garden this morning right onto our dinner appetizer selections tonight:
Shaved Local Golden Zucchini Carpaccio, Pinenuts, Lemon Oil, Coarse Sea Salt
Away on Vacation
While I snuck away to the Connecticut Shore for a few days, look what was happening at Interlaken! Lots of fun and games!
Basil is back at the Interlaken, once again lounging at our private lakefront.
What more could a dog ask for?
(besides treats from Winston)
Reunite your Family
Many reasons to visit Interlaken, as you all know. This blog I am going to focus on keeping the family bond tight.
I've had the pleasure this summer to work with some Guests that chose Interlaken for their family reunion and let me tell you, I am so glad they did. The property is the perfect setting to accommodate families of all shapes and sizes, and the local area has a wide variety of activities to keep young and old happy as well. Some families come and never leave the property thanks to our outdoor heated pool and private lakefront area with canoes, kayaks, and swimming, as well as tennis courts, basketball court, gameroom, and last but not least, our food. Others love all this as well as the nearby golf courses, quaint towns for shopping, the numerous walking and hiking trails, the race track, the summer stock theaters, the music, the wineries - and just the beauty that surrounds us.
Many families like to host a special BBQ on at least one of their nights here with us, and this is the typical setting for that traditional gathering, complete with red and white checked cloths. If Mother Nature is in agreement we hold it right out on our lawn in the early evening as the sun dips over the main building. We have a Chef grilling the hot dogs, hamburgers and juicy flank steaks, just filling the air for miles of that wonderful BBQ scent.
Here's a sample of just one of the many BBQ themes we offer, the Four Star BBQ:
Juicy Grilled Flat-Iron Steaks
& Kosher Hot Dogs
Relish Bar with all the Fixin's
Baked Idaho Potato Bar with Condiments
Tossed Salad of Baby Greens in Vinaigrette
Old-Fashioned Baked Beans with Bacon, Onion, Molasses
Corn on the Cob -- locally grown in season (spring & summer) or
Grilled Vegetable Platter (fall & winter)
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake (spring & summer) or
Hudson Valley Apple Crisp (fall & winter)
Coffee/ Tea/ Soda Service
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