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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

The Lakeside Blog is happily written by Michelle Bousquet 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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july
4
2010

A Happy Guest!

Hello!

My name is Crystal and I am the “Guest” Blogger today! I am staying in the Woodside accommodation for a few weeks with my Grandma. She is taking very good care of me. I love it here. My room has a big bed and even a little couch that I like to lay on. There’s a refrigerator in the room where my Grandma keeps my food. She also has some biscuits for me, but she keeps these up on the desk. I tried to reach them, but I can’t. My Grandma takes me for walks all over the Interlaken property. It’s really big, but I have a lot of energy. My favorite place to stop along the way is at the front desk – they always give me treats there! I don’t like to swim, but there is a lake and I’ve seen other dogs swimming in it. This holiday weekend the Woodside building is full of dogs! I love it! I have made new friends – Fritz is a big black beautiful poodle who also likes staying at the Interlaken. Some of my new dog friends are sleeping on a very posh pet bed that Interlaken provides – request one for yourself! There aren’t many hotels that allow dogs, but Interlaken does and I am happy. When I am happy, my owners are happy! Like I said, I’ll be here a few more weeks, so if you want to come and stay in the Woodside house, just call up Interlaken and make a reservation. You can also go to their website and book a room there. Sometimes I find it hard to type with my paws and all. Anyway, I hope to meet you soon!

“Ruffly” yours,

Crystal


july
3
2010

Celebrating Good Food!

As I was driving in this morning, I had plans to continue to blog about activities in July – the theme I’ve had all week. And the more activities I look for, the more I find out how busy the Northwest Corner and the Berkshires is this month! It’s truly a wonderful time to visit. And the weather we’ve had these past several days couldn’t have been better! Anyway, I’ll continue on with that tomorrow, as something happened when I arrived at work: I read the Interlaken’s FACEBOOK page (Follow us please!) and just had to “copy and paste” it into my blog today. Here’s what I read:

Raw Energy Soup: A salad of raw vegetables, fruits and herbs pureed into a smooth delicious soup. Chef Shaun garnished the green goodness with flax seeds and hemp oil. Light and clean tasting! There is a little bit of a zing to it from the pepper…Very filling!

My first reponse was “are you serious”? I mean how good and healthy does that sound?! If you have been reading my blog (thank you very much by the way!) then you know I love food, especially food that is raw and healthy. You must come and try one of the amazing dishes that our Culinary-trained Chefs create and offer each night. Thursday evening I was fortunate enough to try the dinner special – are you ready? Wild Red Snapper with Southwest black bean and corn salad with blackberry anise glaze and scallions. I usually don’t eat and talk with my mouth full, but in this case I did: I kept saying “oh my gosh this is so good” over and over again. The Chefs are updating the dinner menu again to include the latest offerings of fruits and vegetables of the summer season.

So celebrate the holiday, celebrate a birthday, an anniversary – or in this case, just celebrate amazing food! Dinner reservations are recommended, so give us a call at 1-800-222-2909 and come celebrate! Morgan’s is open every night from 5:30pm to 9pm. After you have experienced an amazing meal, please tell me all about it – I’d love to hear!


july
2
2010

Canaan Railroad Days are coming in July!

This year the big event takes place on Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 18th right in the heart of Canaan, CT, just 15 minutes away from the Interlaken.  Businesses and organizations in Canaan all become part of this event, with fun activities for all ages happening on a daily basis.  The “days” kick off with the Commerford Carnival Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th – always a big hit with the kids. Now is the time to satisfy that fried dough craving!   The first weekend also hosts dog adoptions on Saturday the 10th and 11th.  This year you can  ”Ride the Berkshire Limited” – take the Housatonic RR up to Great Barrington, MA – the train departs every few hours and is offered July 10th, 11th & 18th.  Fireworks, treasure hunt, gold panning, car shows, craft fairs – if you wish to visit Canaan, CT this is certainly the time to come!  We can get you and your family settled with comfortable accommodations here at the Interlaken, and then a short drive away will allow you and your family all of these fun things. Click here for a full event schedule of Canaan Railroad Days! Click here to view our accommodations and availability!


july
1
2010

July Food & Drink!

Have you made your fresh berry pie for the holiday this weekend? You can’t beat a freshly baked pie with freshly baked berries – blueberries and raspberries (along with strawberries) are now ready for picking at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT, just 10 minutes from the Interlaken property.  If your schedule doesn’t allow for picking, they have pints and quarts available for purchase.   Ellsworth Farm will continue to have new fruits and vegetables available for picking, so be sure to check their website often to keep updated on what the latest is! Their hours are daily 8am to 6pm.

Now onto drink:  let’s finally get that question answered on “what wine will work best with this pork dish”!  Millbrook Vineyards in Lakeville, CT is hosting a “Food and Wine Pairing Seminar” on Saturday, July 10th from 6pm to 8pm.  They will feature both their wines and other wines from around the world and will pair it up with the perfect food plate.  Reservations are required, so be sure to visit their website for more details!


jun
30
2010

What’s your speed?

Even though the track can be the host of an amazing fireworks show (presented by the Salisbury Rotary Club), it’s probably best and more appropriately known for it’s car racing! This coming weekend, July 2nd and 3rd, is the Nascar Doubleheader Race. The Nascar Whelen Modified tour is teaming up with K&N Pro Series, and the SCCA Trans Am Racing series will also provide some exciting racing! If this race weekend isn’t enough, mark your calendars for the famous ALMS series happening on July 23rd and 24th – Lime Rock claims these prototypes and GT cars are “wicked fast” and also use “green” technology – which is quite interesting! (Interlaken likes “green things” – we are a Connecticut Certified Green Property) Click here to be led to the Lime Rock park website for more details!

If simply driving to a cute New England town is more your speed, then visit the Green in Sharon, CT for a taste of Sharon this weekend! A cocktail reception with tastes of old recipes from Sharon will be held Friday evening, and then on Saturday from 10am to 4pm is the open house – bring a picnic (take a “to go” lunch from Morgan’s – talk about tasty food!) and enjoy some free fun – the weather is supposed to be warm and sunny! The Green is located right in the heart of Sharon!

Leisurely shopping for fresh, local fruits and vegetables is more your style? Check out the many Farmer’s Markets available every Saturday morning, including the one in Millerton between Main Street and Century Boulevard. Vendors showcase their goods from 9am to 1pm – and it’s more than just locally grown fruit and veggies – fish, wine, pasta, honey, heritage breed beef, pork and chicken, fruit pies, soup – and much more! Click here for more details!

Check back tomorrow for more July activities!


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