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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Family reunions at Interlaken
The Interlaken property has been the host of family reunions for many years now, but this year is “the year of reunions” as we have 30% more booked than in any other year in my tenure at Interlaken. That’s incredible! I think there are many reasons our property is the perfect setting for them, one being location. Now, location “first” meaning – 2 hours north of NYC and 2 hours west of Boston – a wonderful halfway meeting point, and “second” location being that we are in the beautiful foothills of the Berkshire mountains. Even though the area is full of arts and culture and hiking and beauty, once here, many families choose just to stay here the entire weekend. From kayaking on the lake (canoeing too!), swimming in the pool, a softball game behind Sunnyside, a pool game in our hospitality center, an evening bonfire complete with cocoa and s’mores – would there be any other reason to leave the property?! The property is truly set up for activities that just bring and keep the family together. How about playing catch with the nephew you haven’t seen in years in our Courtyard? Or sitting on Sunnyside porch, sipping Harney and Sons Iced Tea, catching up with your Great Aunt? Get the family together and start picking some dates, and then contact our Sales Manager Kristy Barto to make the arrangements – she’d be happy to create a package just for you! Email her at email@example.com or click here for more details!
The Full Monty – right here in CT!
At check-out this morning, a couple was raving about the performance they saw last night at the Warner Theater. Being from NYC themselves, I asked them how it compared to Broadway shows, and they said it was excellent, and completely unexpected! They loved just driving on country roads through Northwest Connecticut to the theater, located 40 minutes away in Torrington, CT. The theater has undergone a major revitalization and according to this couple, is extremely elegant. I have yet to go there myself, but will definitely get there this season! The Full Monty runs the weekend of Valentine’s Day, and other upcoming shows include Doubt and Charlotte’s Web. So now you can add this theater in, and along with Infinity Hall, as your entertainment options when staying with us! Check out www.artsnwct.org for a full listing of events in the area.
For the past 84 years, ski jumping has been held at the Satre Hill over in Salisbury, CT, just about 5 minutes away from the Interlaken. It’s amazing to think that the Eastern National Ski Jumping Championships are held right here in this quaint Connecticut village! And it’s so much more than the ski jumps – it is an entire weekend of fun for the entire family! There’s a chili cookoff on Friday night, the jumps on Saturday at 1pm, an Ice carving competition, the Snow Ball Dance on Saturday evening, and then more jumping on Sunday. I love to watch the ski jumping at the Winter Olympics on TV, but to see the ski jumps in person is so awesome! The weather is predicted to be sunny with a high around 30 each day, with a slight chance of snow showers on Saturday – so dress warmly! We still have rooms available this weekend, so come and stay with us and make a weekend of it! Visit www.interlakeninn.com to make a reservation, and for more information about Jumpfest 2010, click here!
Tea for Two – with Harney and Sons!
Or shall I say Tea for Three? I have been drinking tea since I was eight. I remember sitting at my grandmother’s big kitchen table every Sunday afternoon with her and my mom, sipping tea out of dainty fine bone china teacups. I have been a huge tea drinker ever since, and nowadays, I love my tea with just a smidge of milk, and no sugar whatsoever. Everywhere I go I have tea, and there are plenty of tea brands out there – but I haven’t found one that beats my very favorite – Harney and Sons. Their company began in Salisbury, CT many years ago, and recently their headquarters moved across the border to Millerton, NY. They have a tea tasting room over in Millerton as well, and certainly a place for all tea lovers to visit. We are proud to serve Harney and Sons tea (both hot and iced) in our restaurant, as well as in our lobby each morning. When you visit us (www.interlakeninn.com) be sure to save some time to visit their tea tasting room, just 5 minutes away – find a gift of tea for yourself, or that tea lover on your list. You will not be disappointed!
P.S. Be sure to try their new line of bottled Organic iced teas – they are fabulous!
Birthday wishes to Norman Rockwell!
Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA
Who doesn’t love that famous picture posted as the GOOGLE DOODLE today? “Little Spooners” by Norman Rockwell, the famous Saturday Evening Post artist, is just one of many paintings you can learn about at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We even provide admission tickets to this great museum in our Sleigh Ride package (click here for more details). The museum is a 40 minute scenic ride, and one of the most popular and recommended places to visit when in the Berkshires. Enjoy!
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