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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A Day Trip to the Berkshires!
This past weekend at the Interlaken sure was a busy one. Most of our Guests took advantage of the gorgeous weather and relaxed at the lake and swam in the pool. The tennis courts were booked, ELLORA took many spa services, the restaurant was full for dinner each night while Guests tried entrees from the new summer menu. And the dogs! We had so many Guests traveling with their pets this weekend. Since many Guests were here for 3 days, many wanted to take a “day trip” – so we pulled out our Berkshires map and highlighted the routes up to Great Barrington and points beyond. Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Theater are just a few of the items to put on the “to do” list. In fact, Tanglewood’s Opening night for the Boston Symphony Orchestra is this Friday, July 9th at 8:30pm.
Click here for a full schedule! Park along Main Street in Great Barrington and browse through the many shops and boutiques. Add some scenic hiking to your list and you are all set! Come back in the early evening to be freshen up for your dinner in Morgan’s – your turn to try the new summer menu!
Baby, it’s HOT outside!
When it’s this hot, what can one do besides staying inside planted near a blasting A/C? If you are staying at the Interlaken, there’s many fun things to do to beat this heat! Let’s start with the obvious – take a swim in our outdoor heated pool! Starting with 3 feet in the shallow end, the bright blue water is certain to cool you off! There are plenty of chaise lounges and umbrellas to keep the hot sun away. The next option is swimming in the lake at our private lakefront area. Canoes, kayaks, a paddle boat, docks for swimming, chairs for resting (yes, there are plenty of areas in the shade!) – the lake is perfect for the hot hazy days of summer. If that blasting A/C is truly what you crave, then you know movie theaters are always a good option! The Moviehouse in Millerton, NY, just 6 minutes away from the Interlaken, has the latest shows and is offering matinees all this week beginning at 1pm. Toy Story 3, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Grown-ups are the featured choices. Another cool place to visit is the bowling alley up in Great Barrington, Mass – about 30 minutes from Interlaken. How about guys against the girls? We played there yesterday and the girls ruled both games! Head back to the Interlaken, have some dinner in Morgan’s, and then off to our game room (air-conditioned of course!) – choose pool, air hockey or ping pong, or play a game of cards at our poker tables. There are so many fun and inexpensive ways to stay cool at Interlaken this summer!
A Happy Guest!
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!
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!
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!
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