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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New Year’s Eve – a reminder!
New Year’s Eve is only 36 days away, so now is certainly the time to make your plans – especially if you wish to join us here at the Interlaken for our very special New Year’s Eve celebration! We are limiting our party to 30 couples, and at this point we have room for only 8 more couples. The package includes a three course dinner, four cocktails, champagne toast at midnight, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two the next morning. The Scott Heth Trio will provide you some music for dancing, and the Chefs are already working on a special a la carte menu that is sure to satisfy your taste buds! Call us anytime at 1-800-222-2909 to make your reservations!
Scrapping the Weekend away!
That is what 40 women are doing at this very moment at the Interlaken! They began their weekend Friday with a welcome reception of wine and cheese, followed by dinner, and then cropped the rest of the night away! Saturday, more of the same – three meals, more wine and cheese – and hours of scrapping and cropping! I love wandering through the conference rooms, looking over each scrapper’s shoulder to see their creativity. I spoke to one woman who was able to finish two 12×12 books this weekend, one being a gift for her Mom for Christmas. The Interlaken property is so conducive for crafting groups, so get yours together and drop Kristy Barto an email at email@example.com to make the arrangements! I would love to blog about your group someday soon!
The Sun and the Wind
In keeping with our “Going Green” Certification, we are now looking into alternate forms of energy from our Mother Earth friends – the sun and the wind. Because the Interlaken has a Southwest exposure from the Sun on our main lodge, we become an ideal property for solar intervention. We are also between two bodies of water, so the prevailing winds in the atmosphere make it ideal for windpower. We have begun to investigate both of these renewable energies as Interlaken continues to reduce its carbon footprint in our quest to become a Connecticut Green Lodging Facility.
Composting has begun!
As promised, we had our composters installed last week, and in just one week, one unit is already full! Fruit skins, vegetable trimmings, egg shells, apple cores, potato peelings – any waste from fruits and vegetables are all added into the composter and mixed with a “starter” as well as fallen leaves and twigs from our property. The unit is mixed every few days, and it will slowly breakdown, and we’ll be able to add more scraps and by Spring, we’ll have 3 full units to put back into our gardens. And then start all over again! Giving back to the earth is the defnition of composting! More to our earth, less to the landfill. Connecticut Green Certification HERE WE COME!
I love Quilting!
That is what I saw on one of our Guest’s license plate holder as I pulled into the Interlaken’s parking lot this morning. We have two dedicated quilting groups staying with us this weekend, and our conference rooms are full of sewing machines, irons, fabric, color, tips, and much creativity! I love when it’s a “quilting weekend” – the gals and guys quilt away, and get fed often! (we just delivered hot jumbo pretzels as their afternoon snack!) We offer special packages for these groups, so they pay one price and everything is included – breakfast, lunch, dinner, two coffee breaks, and overnight accommodations. These Guests are up very early and stay up very late, just quilting away, only to stop for their next meal! I do admit I am a bit jealous – who wouldn’t love to be able to get away for a whole weekend and just do their favorite craft, and eat until their hearts content? Sounds like a great weekend to me! And, I also met a woman who was here with her sister and two daughters – they arrived a day early and made a little reunion out of it as well! So, if you are part of a quilting group, a scrapbooking group, or any crafting group, and would like more information, contact our Sales Manager Kristy Barto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A beautiful accomplishment!
Quilts and Treasures
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