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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Millbrook Wine Package = June Wedding?
es, that is right – and let me tell you about it! Back in February, a couple named Kimberley & Chris stayed at the Interlaken after making a reservation using our on-line system for the Millbrook Vineyard Tasting & Tour Package. Included in this package is dinner for two, so while dining in Morgan’s, our Food & Beverage Director and Wedding Coordinator, Brandon Scimeca, struck up a conversation with them. The conversation had many topics, but finally came down to available Spring wedding dates. With onlythe first weekend in June open, Kimberley and Chris decided to have their intimate ceremony with us lakeside followed by dinner and dancing in our Vineyard room (how appropriate given they were on the “Vineyard” package!). So Congratulations Kim & Chris on your special day this past Saturday!
Book a package with us today and you never know – one of our available October wedding dates just might be perfect for you! As the saying goes – you’ll find it when you are not looking! Click here for more informaton!
Welcome to our International Students!
Since 1947, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) has been in pursuit of its mission, “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.” For the past 10 years, Interlaken has hosted several International students each year. Students are able to learn about the hospitality industry as well as experiencing life in the United States. The students usually arrive to us by the end of May, just in time for our busy summer season, and stay right through October. This year we are welcoming students from the countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Moldova. Four of the students are returning to us after spending time with us in previous years - they love the work environment and the beautiful hills of the Berkshires! Many make plans to see some sights in the Northeast, including trips to New York City, Boston and Niagara Falls. Please be sure to say hello to our new (and returning!) International friends!
Congratulations Maplebrook students!
Along with Interlaken having a very busy weekend, Maplebrook School in Amenia, NY has a jam-packed one as well! We are welcoming all parents and friends to the Interlaken this weekend to celebrate many events – including the prom this evening, the Golf Tournament tomorrow and then Commencement on Sunday. I met one young lady in the lobby who was so excited to “wear her pretty pink dress” to the prom – she also said she wants to come back to the Interlaken to get married here one day! I love seeing how relationships are formed over all of these years and that their memories are good ones that make them want to return. The annual Golf Tournament is being held tomorrow where all monies raised benefit the Jane Fernandez Scholarship Fund. Lastly, and certainly not least, are Commencement excercises on Sunday. Congratulations to all graduates for all of your hard work!
We are a huge supporter of Maplebrook School as we host their annual auction every October as well as a conference each February. We also love when we can provide employment opportunities for the students, as we have done so with Riley and Bill, just to name a few. They are proud to get some experience and we are proud to have them part of our culinary team!
What can I do at the Lake today?
On a day like this, a multitude of fun things can be done at Interlaken’s lakefront!
1. Swim out to the dock
3. Read a book in our new chaise loungers with a Harney & Sons Iced Tea at your side
4. Kayak around the perimeter of the lake and admire the beautiful homes
5. Swing with your sweetheart on one of our Cedar Swing
6. Canoe out to the middle of the lake and just relax
7. Have a picnic
8. Let your kids play in the sand
9. Take a nap
10. Swim to the other side!
Perfect Day for a Wedding!
If that is what you were thinking, you are exactly right – and Allison & Brian are here at the Interlaken doing just that – getting married while 200 of their family members and friends take part in the celebration! They are signing the Ketubah as I write this, and then the ceremony at the lakefront will begin, and the reception immediately following in our wedding pavilion. They could not have asked for or received more perfect weather than this!
Flowers done by Kamilla's in Millerton, NY
Ready for the cocktail hour in Interlaken's Courtyard
A view looking into the pavillion
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