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.
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Some updates at Interlaken!
I was just walking the property (yes, bundled up, it’s cold out there!) and wanted to share with you some changes taking place this week at Interlaken! The bathroom areas in Woodside have been updated – ladies, you will appreciate our new incandescent lighting as well as the larger mirrors. In the Main Building, we are totally re-vamping our handicapped accessible room, and we are finishing up a replacement of all the windows in the Townhouse section of the property. Our new ATM in its beautiful mahogany case will arrive on Thursday, and our enhanced property surveillance system will be completed by the end of the week as well. There are more renovations to come this winter season, I’ll update you as we move forward!
The next holiday...
I know, the season just ended, and we all need a break – so who wants to think about the next holiday now, right? We all know January will fly by, and you will be scrambling to make plans early February, and everything will be sold out. So really, now is the time to make your Valentine’s Day plans, then you can relax and not have to think about it again. Our New Year’s party was a fun time, and Valentine’s Day will be just the same. Our package is an all-inclusive one: overnight accommodations, a romantic dinner for two in Morgan’s, dancing with Scott Heth’s trio, and breakfast for two the next morning. We will also provide your lady with a red rose as well. Since Valentine’s falls on Sunday, we will be celebrating the holiday on Saturday, the 13th. Come a day early or stay a day late for just $139 plus tax! Give us a call, make your plans, and we’ll see you in February!
Happy New Year!
Before the fun begins...
There’s so much activity at the Inn today, and our staff just loves taking care of everyone! I spent some time in the lobby today, and all of the Guests were in such a festive mood, getting ready for the New Year to arrive. I met so many nice people!
We have a wedding happening under our pavilion for about 90 Guests, with the Atrium area set up for the evening ceremony. I met some of those attending at breakfast, and they said it’s sure to be a celebratory evening – and all they have to do is walk back to their Guestroom afterwards, no driving necessary! Our restaurant, Morgan’s, is hosting our annual New Year’s Eve party for about 35 couples with dinner, drinks and dancing to Scott Heth’s trio through Midnight. The menu looks fantastic! We have several parties returning from last year, and some new faces as well this year. One large group of 18, returning from last year, are just a ball of energy as they move from the lobby, to the restaurant, out to the game room, back in for lunch – just laughing and having a good time. This will be the 8th year for one couple visiting us, and this year they brought along a new couple with them, and hopefully they will return each year as well! I just took their picture by the fire in our lobby. We also have some families here skiing and tubing up at Butternut – so they love the few inches of snow that fell this morning. I met some couples visiting their families that live locally, with dinner plans with them for the evening. There’s also one gentleman who plans to propose this evening!
There are so many different things happening here today, and Interlaken is the perfect spot for all of these Guests that are looking to be surrounded by their family and friends. Thank you, everyone, for choosing to ring in 2010 at the Interlaken! Happy New Year to all!
A little R&R in the Country
As I make my annual venture to New York City during the holiday season, I appreciate how easy that Metro North has made the trip for me. I park and catch the train in Wassaic, New York (20 minutes from the Interlaken), and just relax and read for the approximately 2 hour trip. I arrive in Grand Central, and am immediately caught up in the hustle and bustle that the City provides! It is always a great day for me. Now, where am I going with this today? Well, it’s just as easy to reverse this and get OUT of the City for a day and visit the Country! Once you are here, you are set for relaxation: take a walk on the Beaver Pond Trail as you inhale the cool crisp country air, sit by the fire, read a book and sip a cocktail, watch a movie from our complimentary movie library, play a game of ping pong in our hospitality center, indulge in a wonderful spa service, and end the day by enjoying a fantastic dinner in our restaurant, Morgan’s. Fall asleep with quietness of the Country in a Sealy Posturepedic mattress, and wake up the next day, refreshed, with hot coffee and fresh eggs. Hop in the taxi, back to Wassaic Train station, and relax for another couple of hours while the Train takes you back home. What a simple overnight that everyone would certainly appreciate this time of year! Contact us for more details so that you can book your overnight R&R today!
The Little Guild – A Safe Haven
Have you ever visited the Little Guild over in West Cornwall, CT? If you are an animal lover, be careful, as you may just walk away with a new canine or feline friend! Their website has photos and biographies about the pets ready for adoption – they are sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. (http://www.littleguild.org/index.html). All of the abandoned or stray pets of the Northwest Corner come to the Little Guild, where care is given for these poor, helpless animals. These pets deserves the attention and love that this shelter provides them before a new home is found. The Little Guild will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in 2010, and although we have always been supportive of their mission, we plan to be more involved with them this upcoming year. Still need a Holiday gift? Perhaps a pet from the Little Guild would be the perfect one!
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