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: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com
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Were they going on vacation?
As I was driving in this morning, I got behind a car that was driven by a man – and sitting next to the man was his most loyal companion: his dog. The dog was very big (unless the car was small?) so I could see every time he turned his head. He would look out the right side – was he admiring the colorful trees? Then he’d look over at his Master – what was that dog thinking? Then he turned aroud and looked back at me – was I following too closely? It really was such a cute sight to watch. And then I started to wonder: where were they going, anyway?
When is the last time you went on vacation with your pup? It is hard to find hotels that accept pets, but Interlaken does, and does so happily. Twenty-four of our Guest rooms are pet friendly, with accommodations that have one queen bed, two double beds, or suites that can sleep up to six people - with plenty of room for your dog. With 30 acres to play on, our property is the perfect place for your dog to get plenty of exercise. You can take a walk to either one of our lakefronts, play ball in the courtyard, toss a frisbee in the large field behind our Sunnyside house – your dog will be giving you a big “paws up” for all the fun you will have! We even have a package based around your dog called the PUPS package – check it out!
P.S. Be sure to bring your canine friend to the front desk for a little treat upon check-in!
CHAIRish the ARTS program
Have you driven through the towns in the Northwest Corner and noticed unique chairs decorating some organizations and businesses? We are happy to support this amazing event, so let me tell you about the program.
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council launched this tour in August where local artists decorated chairs of all shapes and sizes that are now on display at participating local businesses. The proceeds from the event will be divided amongst organizations to provide scholarships to those students interested in the Arts. Everyone is invited to take a tour of the chairs displayed, then will be eligible for prizes at the auction on October 17th at Mohawk Ski Lodge in Cornwall, CT. Learn more about the program at www.chairishthearts.org.
Another sign of fall around the Interlaken property - the emotional departure of our International students from various countries all over the world. Students are entitled to work in America for their summer recess as long as they have yet to graduate. Interlaken has hosted students from Bulgaria, Romania, Argentina, Brazil, Macedonia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Hungary, Russia, and Sweden. Over the years we have learned so much from our International friends, and hopefully we have taught them a few things about American hospitality that they can bring back to their country. Three of our students are in their last year of educating themselves in European studies and economics. It would be wonderful to see one or all of them help to improve the crisis of the economy in today’s world.
My daily stroll
It’s quieter than usual this Sunday morning. It’s just after a shower, and the aroma of the wet leaves in the air - I know you know that smell – a flock of geese flying overhead, and then just pure silence. As I get closer to our lakefront, I stop to admire one little sailboat. What a peaceful morning. It’s so peaceful even the bunny didn’t move as I walked by. Fall foliage is just starting to show its touches of color – I am glad I brought my sweater as there is a chill in the air. We do have some great midweek packages to offer at the Interlaken so that you too can come and take advantage of this wonderful serenity.
Today’s fall wedding at Interlaken Inn
Again, a perfect crisp fall day at the Interlaken. The gardens surrounding the pavilion look gorgeous! For the cocktail hour, the Guests will be mingling outside in the courtyard amongst colorful mums, fall cabbage, and a new (to me anyway!) interesting dark purply plant called Millet. Inside the pavilion area, tables are set beautifully to accommodate 170 Guests (our maximum is 225). The centerpieces are amazing: tall, clear cylinders with a huge cluster of hydrangeas, pink gerber daisies, and purple statice, all grown and picked from the Bride’s Grandmother’s garden. Each chair is covered with a white cloth and a bright turqouise organza ribbon is tied on each one. We purposefully do our base cloths and chairs in white so that the bride and groom can accent with any color they wish. I only wish I had my camera so that I could show you how pretty this looks!
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