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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Romance at Interlaken
While leaving the property today to run an errand, I saw a couple, holding hands, walking down the colorful road to our beautiful lakefront. I recognized them as the couple I met at dinner in our restaurant last night. What’s more romantic than a table for two right in the front of the fireplace, with someone bringing you food and drink?! And not just ordinary food and drink, but “exceptional” food and drink! That is what they told me: “the Food is exceptional”. I’ve been saying this for years, so it’s no surprise to me, but it always make me smile when I continue to hear it from our Customers! They planned to end their evening in their room watching a DVD from our complimentary selection of DVD’s we offer in our lobby. ”The Notebook” – what could be more romantic than that movie?
This couple was taking advantage of our most popular package, the Romantic Interlude. For just $179 plus tax, it includes your overnight accommodations, a 2 for 1 dinner entree, 2 cocktails, 2 movie tickets and breakfast for 2 the next morning. It is an exceptional value! This couple decided on our most romantic accommodation and upgraded to our Sunnyside building. Knowing this couple, I am sure after their walk to the lake that they are now sitting on the wraparound porch with some hot cocoa! It’s a gorgeous day here in the Northwest Corner!
Anyway, keep the romance alive with your significant other – pick a date and give us a call and request the Romantic Interlude package – you won’t be sorry!
Maplebrook School Parents’ Weekend
Beginning tomorrow, parents of Maplebrook Students will gather at the school to visit their children and enjoy many activities planned for the weekend. One of the premier activities is their annual fundraiser held here at the Interlaken on Friday, October 30th – their Silent/Live auction dinner. In addition to it raising thousands of dollars for the Maplebrook School, it is also a wonderful social gathering for faculty, students and parents.
Maplebrook School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students with learning differences and/or attention deficit disorder. Founded in 1945, the school has grown to be one of the most prominent one of its kind. The school is located in Amenia, NY, only a 15 minute drive from the Interlaken.
I hope the auction this Friday is a great success!
Prime Time House Hero Awards
Let me tell you about the event that brought us to Litchfield the other night. Prime Time House in Torrington, CT was hosting their annual HERO awards and the General Manager of Interlaken, Kevin Bousquet, was nominated by a member that is employed at Interlaken. In case you are not familiar with Prime Time House, they are a human services agency that provides community-based rehabilitation services to those that suffer from mental illness. “The single mission of Prime Time House is to help the Northwest Corner’s mentally ill adults find pathways back to health, independence and productivity no matter how long it takes or how difficult it is”. Eleven people were nominated, including State Senator Andrew Roraback and State Representative Roberta Willis. It was determined by all of the “heroes” that night that the members of Prime Time are the real heroes in all of this. It’s truly an amazing program and Interlaken is happy to support it by employing several members of Prime Time House, all of which are now part of our Interlaken family and serving you, our Guests. To learn more about Prime Time, visit their website at http://www.primetimehouse.org/.
Dining in the Litchfield Hills
As more and more traveler’s visit the Litchfield Hills, we are discovering the area is plentiful with wonderful restaurants. Time and time again, Customers have come back to me in the lobby and raved about the food in Morgan’s and offered me a suggestion of another place that they found delightful. We understand that, although our food is incredible, that Guests like to go out and experience other venues. Visiting small towns and quaint villages is what New England is all about! I was on the receiving end of this when I had to visit an event down in Litchfield County. We decided to try the restaurant at the Litchfield Inn. We chose to sit in the Tavern area, and were offered the tavern menu as well as a prix fixe menu. The food was very good – the beer battered cod was 95% cod and 5% batter, just how I like it. The osso bucco melted in your mouth. It was a slow night, so the Chef was able to come and visit – we thought this was very thoughtful and unexpected. In this day and age when everyone seems to be busy with other things, this man wanted to come and meet his Customers. This restaurant does have the characteristics of being brand new, still trying to overcome some of the early growing pains, but we are sure that this could be a restaurant that you would want to add to your “dine around” in the very near future.
I know that isn’t a word, but it’s the best one that describes how our Atrium Pavilion looks for today’s wedding! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Set for 127 Guests, JoAnn, the owner of Country Gardener’s in Millerton, New York, topped our white base cloths with an iridescent crush cloth (it looks like velour) in mixtures of moss, red, orange and copper. The centerpieces are all rich shades of roses – red, orange, yellow, with some sprigs of berries, some branches holding a votive candle. Imagine how beautiful this will be as the lights are dimmed and evening approaches! The napkins are trimmed with the same moss iridiscent crush with a sprig of bay berries. In addition to the wedding cake – which is carrot by the way – they are having an assortment of pies for dessert. On the way out, Guests will take a candied apple along with them. This couple has truly taken advantage of the colors and the flavors of fall! I’ve been promised photos of which I’ll be certain to share. Have you booked your fall wedding yet? Contact Brandon Scimeca at email@example.com for available dates!
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