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: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com
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Cycling with my Dad!
These are the plans of an 8 year old boy and his Dad, Mom, and older sister this afternoon. They came up for the weekend for some swimming in the pool and kayaking on the lake. They also went to the Goshen Stampede (which the little boy said “was awesome!) After grabbing some Father’s Day brunch here at the Interlaken, they are going to head up north on Route 22 and head to Copake Falls where they will rent bikes at Bash Bish Bicycles right on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The rail trail is so scenic and rural, surrounded by lush greenery with stunning views of valleys and farmland. You can easily ride for miles and miles! Bash Bish Bicycles is open every day but Tuesday, from 9am to 5pm. So no need to load up the bikes, take advantage of Bash Bish rentals and take a two wheel ride through the country with your family!
The perfect June day!
For many things outdoors today – but especially so for the wedding happening at the Interlaken!
Guests will enjoy a glass of wine and passed heirloom brushetta at the cocktail hour on the lawn
The wedding pavilion surrounded by beautiful gardens
Tables ready for serving dinner, one entree choice being Ricotta Ravioli with summer vegetables & cream pesto dressing
Admiring amazing peonies centerpieces from Kamilla's Floral Boutique, Millerton, NY
Savoring the sweet taste from Sweet Williams Bakery, Salisbury, CT
Call or email Brandon Scimeca to book your perfect day!
1-800-222-2909 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Entertainment choices galore near Interlaken!
There’s no need to go to a big city to have a choice of shows - we have a wide selection of show options right around the Interlaken! Let’s start with Tri-Arts at the Sharon Playhouse, a summer stock theater with shows beginning June 24th running through August 29th. The Wedding Singer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Oklahoma are the scheduled shows this season, with a few others in between. (Interlaken is sponsor of Divas do More Broadway from August 27th to August 29th!). You will be amazed at the professionalism and talent that comes from this little theater!
Now, if you are looking for a concert rather than a theatrical production, then Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk CT is your place to go! They have some great shows lined up for this season!
Chamber music more your interest? Check out the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, also in Norfolk, CT. Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT offers both Chamber music (Sunday afternoons @ 3pm) as well as Twilight Jazz and Big Band music offered Saturday evenings at 6:30pm. Make Saturday date night and dance the night away outdoors with the sounds of the big band! For more info click here! And don’t forget about Tanglewood up in the Berkshires, famous for their casual lawn seats and the Boston Symphony Orchestra - well worth the scenic 50 minute trip from Interlaken! So lots of “clicking” in this e-mail, but worth it to find out the perfect show for you and your family! If you know of another place for entertainment, be sure to let me know!
Strawberries are in Season in CT!
As I was eating my Greek yogurt topped with locally picked strawberries for breakfast this morning, I decided that now strawberries are my favorite fruit, surpassing raspberries and blueberries (now mind you I might change back when these fruits are in season!). I do buy strawberries at my local grocery store year round, but nothing compares to the sweetness of a freshly picked berry this time of year. I do love to bake with them also (tonight it’s strawberry rhubarb pie at my house!) – but truly they are so sweet there’s no need to add sugar or anything to them – straight up the best! In strawberry season you will catch me at every local farm market buying quarts of them! OK so now you want to know what do strawberries have to do with the Interlaken? Well, just a short and scenic 15 minute ride from the Interlaken to the Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm in Sharon, CT will get you fresh strawberries for your very own! You can go the freshest way by picking your own, or buying ones already picked and for sale. Ellsworth has many other fruits and vegetables as well as their picking season is just beginning. Ellsworth is open 8am to 6pm 7 days a week. So now you can add this into your “color coded weekend” getaway this weekend of fun things to do! Can’t spend the night with us? Take Dad out for some brunch at Interlaken this Sunday, Father’s Day, and then head over to Ellsworth! Check out more information on Ellsworth Farm.
Color-coded weekend away!
So you just want to get away for the weekend, you and your sweetheart, before the summer begins and school lets out. You want to: stay close to home, have a great meal, walk in the sunshine, see some water, and sleep in a comfortable bed. Well, then, the Interlaken is the place to go to this weekend! The Interlaken is just 3 hours from Boston, MA & Providence, RI, 2 hours from NYC & the eastern Connecticut Shore and less 1 1/2 hours from Albany. If you live in any of these cities or between them, we’ll keep you close to home! OK, next is your great meal: Morgan’s has you set there. Fresh, local ingredients – check out last night’s dinner special: pan-seared sustainable Baramundi with sauteed swiss chard, shrimp and plantain fritters with a sechuan orange reduction. Need I say more? Sunshine: weather.com states partly sunny with high in the low 80’s in Lakeville on Saturday – that works! Water – you know we’ve got you covered there! Lake Wononscopomuc, deepest lake in Connecticut – Interlaken’s private lakefront with cedar swings, new reclining chaises, canoes, kayaks, a paddle boat, and docks for swimming. We also have an outdoor pool, heated nicely up to 80. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a comfortable bed - we have just a handful of Sealy King Posturepedics left this weekend, and these are located in our Sunnyside Victorian building and also our Countryside Tudor style house. Each house is private and offers clean and quiet accommodations. I’ve planned your weekend – all you have to do is call us to make your reservation! 1-800-222-2909!
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