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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Bar Mitzvah Celebration!
This evening, 135 Guests – family and friends – will join together to celebrate this special occasion! The tables are set and are surrounding the dance floor, where the live band is getting ready to perform. Our pavilion, the host to over 2 dozen weddings each year, is the perfect spot for any type of special event, not just weddings. We’ve had the opportunity to host many bar and bat mitzvahs, and even one time, a “bark” mitzvah! (We are pet friendly, remember?!) In the warm months, the sides of the pavilion are off, but since the pavilion can be heated, we can host any gathering from 100 to 250 people even in the coldest of months. If you have a large upcoming event where you need plenty of room, consider Interlaken. Contact Brandon Scimeca at email@example.com for more details!
INFINITY Music Hall & Bistro
Here is your chance to see a national act in an intimate local setting! Norfolk, Connecticut is only 20 minutes from the Interlaken, and is now the home of the INFINITY Music Hall & Bistro. This recently renovated theater hosts concerts each weekend by many of the best artists of numerous genres. Even though the theater seats 300 people, it is cozy, charming and authentically antique! There is also a bistro on site that serves both lite fare as well as more creative entrees. How convenient is it to have this type of entertainment just a short ride on a nice country road, in a beautiful small town setting, and avoid all of that big city traffic? It’s definitely another reason to visit Interlaken this season! Find out more about the package we offer with INFINITY and view their event calendar .
The Perfect PUP gift!
Not sure what to get your beloved canine this year? Forego the usual chewy bone and squeaky toy, and take your dog away on vacation! We have the perfect “Pet-away” package they will love! It includes your pet friendly accommodation, dinner for two in our restaurant Morgan’s, a welcome basket of wine and cheese for the adults and some special treats for your pup, and breakfast the next day. To make sure your pup has the most peaceful and comfortable night’s rest, we now have a plush dog bed and a cozy quilt just for him. As part of the package, we also give you a 20% coupon for Petpourri, the cute pet shop in Lakeville, CT – a place you can buy your loyal friend a little souvenir! Trust me, if you go with this package as a present for your dog, he’ll be more loyal to you then he already is! Find out more details and book your package on-line at http://www.interlakeninn.com/packages/packages.html#petaway.
New Year’s Eve – a reminder!
New Year’s Eve is only 36 days away, so now is certainly the time to make your plans – especially if you wish to join us here at the Interlaken for our very special New Year’s Eve celebration! We are limiting our party to 30 couples, and at this point we have room for only 8 more couples. The package includes a three course dinner, four cocktails, champagne toast at midnight, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two the next morning. The Scott Heth Trio will provide you some music for dancing, and the Chefs are already working on a special a la carte menu that is sure to satisfy your taste buds! Call us anytime at 1-800-222-2909 to make your reservations!
Scrapping the Weekend away!
That is what 40 women are doing at this very moment at the Interlaken! They began their weekend Friday with a welcome reception of wine and cheese, followed by dinner, and then cropped the rest of the night away! Saturday, more of the same – three meals, more wine and cheese – and hours of scrapping and cropping! I love wandering through the conference rooms, looking over each scrapper’s shoulder to see their creativity. I spoke to one woman who was able to finish two 12×12 books this weekend, one being a gift for her Mom for Christmas. The Interlaken property is so conducive for crafting groups, so get yours together and drop Kristy Barto an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make the arrangements! I would love to blog about your group someday soon!
The Sun and the Wind
In keeping with our “Going Green” Certification, we are now looking into alternate forms of energy from our Mother Earth friends – the sun and the wind. Because the Interlaken has a Southwest exposure from the Sun on our main lodge, we become an ideal property for solar intervention. We are also between two bodies of water, so the prevailing winds in the atmosphere make it ideal for windpower. We have begun to investigate both of these renewable energies as Interlaken continues to reduce its carbon footprint in our quest to become a Connecticut Green Lodging Facility.
Composting has begun!
As promised, we had our composters installed last week, and in just one week, one unit is already full! Fruit skins, vegetable trimmings, egg shells, apple cores, potato peelings – any waste from fruits and vegetables are all added into the composter and mixed with a “starter” as well as fallen leaves and twigs from our property. The unit is mixed every few days, and it will slowly breakdown, and we’ll be able to add more scraps and by Spring, we’ll have 3 full units to put back into our gardens. And then start all over again! Giving back to the earth is the defnition of composting! More to our earth, less to the landfill. Connecticut Green Certification HERE WE COME!
I love Quilting!
That is what I saw on one of our Guest’s license plate holder as I pulled into the Interlaken’s parking lot this morning. We have two dedicated quilting groups staying with us this weekend, and our conference rooms are full of sewing machines, irons, fabric, color, tips, and much creativity! I love when it’s a “quilting weekend” – the gals and guys quilt away, and get fed often! (we just delivered hot jumbo pretzels as their afternoon snack!) We offer special packages for these groups, so they pay one price and everything is included – breakfast, lunch, dinner, two coffee breaks, and overnight accommodations. These Guests are up very early and stay up very late, just quilting away, only to stop for their next meal! I do admit I am a bit jealous – who wouldn’t love to be able to get away for a whole weekend and just do their favorite craft, and eat until their hearts content? Sounds like a great weekend to me! And, I also met a woman who was here with her sister and two daughters – they arrived a day early and made a little reunion out of it as well! So, if you are part of a quilting group, a scrapbooking group, or any crafting group, and would like more information, contact our Sales Manager Kristy Barto at email@example.com.
A beautiful accomplishment!
Quilts and Treasures
One size fits ALL!
What I am referring to here is a Gift Certificate for the Interlaken for the holidays! It’s the perfect gift for that person in your family that has everything. And we all can think of someone like that! You can finally send your parents away for an overnight, and better yet, make it for one of our packages. Yesterday I talked about our Millbrook Wine package, but we also have many other packages available as well, and all can be used for gift certificate purchases. How about a sleigh ride through the Northwest Hills? It is one of our most popular winter packages. The best thing about a gift certificate is that they can use it anytime they want – after a freshly fallen snow, they can make reservations for the Sleigh Ride package, how ideal is that? And you don’t have to go anywhere, we’ll send the gift certificate right to you in plenty of time. Think about it, and call us anytime! 1-800-222-2909.
Wine before dinner?
Absolutely, and why not? Sample several wines at the Millbrook Vineyard and Winery in Millbrook, NY as part of our “Millbrook Vineyard Tasting and Tour” package, now offered 7 days a week until May 1st (holidays excluded). The package includes tickets and six glasses of wine at the winery, a three-course dinner for two at our restaurant, Morgan’s, two complimentary cocktails (perhaps a glass of wine?), overnight accommodations and breakfast for two the next day. The value of this package is incredible! The Guests who have visited the vineyard come back raving about it. If you have never visited a winery before, now is the time! Check out the vineyard at http://millbrookwine.com/index.php and specifics of our package.
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