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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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nov
4
2009

“Do you believe me now?”

If I wrote “Hey, Jimmy Wayne just stayed at the Interlaken for a couple of days and had a great time” – you would probably say “yeah, right”.  Well we have pictures to prove it!  Click on http://ping.fm/p/dk15l to read about his trip to Northwest Connecticut and his stay at Interlaken.  He was here visiting Darryl Hall who lives nearby, and of course sang “Sara Smile”, which is the latest song from Jimmy.  You’ll have more fun reading the above link, so go ahead and click – and be sure to scroll through the pictures!  And if you are a fan of Mr. Wayne’s, be sure to ask for the “Jimmy Wayne Suite” when you stay at Interlaken!


nov
3
2009

The “Story of Stuff”

Do you have 20 minutes to spare?  If so, type in www.storyofstuff.com.  Download and watch the video!  Two years ago, the gentleman who helped in creating the video stayed here at the Interlaken, and ever since then, we refer to the “story of stuff” quite often.  It talks about production and consumption patterns, and it will certainly make you stop and think about the world we live in, and how simple changes we make can affect the environment we live in.


nov
2
2009

Another step in GOING GREEN!

I always look forward to our Green meetings – we review how things are working we already have in place, and of course, focus on new ideas to help us continue to get certification from the State of Connecticut as a Green property.  The biggest topic this meeting was Composting – what it is, what’s involved and what we have to do to begin this task.  We already purchased 3 units, and we hope this will handle the activity from our Kitchen.  If you think about how much waste there is from prepping food that could be given back to the earth rather than dumped in a landfill. For example,  the preparation of just one fruit platter – the skin from melons, the tops of strawberries, the stems from grapes, the skin from pineapples – all of these “scraps” can be put in a composter and turned into organic material that can be added to soil or used as a medium to grow plants.  Since our kitchen produces so many “scraps” like this (since we primarily use fresh and local ingredients in all of our dishes) our composters will certainly have alot of activity!  There are so many “dos and donts” of composting and our staff is committed to learning all about them.   We plan to have our composters up and running in the next couple of weeks.


oct
29
2009

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!


oct
28
2009

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!


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