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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.

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"Organic and Homey"

These were the two words that a Guest used to describe the Interlaken property at our Intermingle this week.  I like those words alot and have never heard them used together in a sentence regarding Interlaken.  I really like this Intermingle hour each week!

It was great meeting this couple this week, and not just because they were complimentary of the Interlaken.  They were just super fun, down-to-earth people escaping for an overnight getaway while their kids were away at camp.  They particurlarly loved our Woodside pet friendly accommodations for their big "doodle" dogs - one being "golden" and ther other being "labra".  Gypsy and Everest are their names and I hope to meet them in the lobby tomorrow so I can give them a little treat - and perhaps they can be my pet of the week!  We happened to mentioned that our private lakeside cabin is also pet friendly and they were both extremely interested in that option later this summer.  Are you familiar with our lakeside cabin?  It is a one bedroom cabin on our "back" lake with complete privacy and your own lake frontage.  There are a few dates in August and also some in September that are still available, so if a quiet and restful vacation are in order soon be sure to look into this very unique accommodation. 


Talking Tea

As you may know I love to talk about tea, especially Harney and Sons tea, so you can imagine my delight at our "Intermingle"  this evening when Mr. John Harney himself walked in.  "Master Tea Blender" is what he is and Master Tea Blending" is what his family business does.  Harney and Sons tea company was created 30 years right here in Salisbury, CT and is now headquarted in Millerton, NY.  I always recommend to our Guests that if they are tea lovers (or likers even) it is a must do!Although I didn't approach Mr. Harney right away I eventually made my way to him and said "Hello Mr. Harney.  I love your tea. I start my day with English Breakfast (me too he said) and in the afternoon enjoy Earl Grey (he said he has been choosing Sencha and I said I would make the switch for the summer myself).  So if you've always wondered which tea Mr. Harney himself prefers over the hundreds of tea offerings they have, here it is.  Be sure to visit his shop in Millerton or SOHO and of course on-line at Harney and Sons Fine Teas

Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT serves Harney Tea

It was another nice turn-out for our weekly cocktail hour of getting to know Guests and local business people.  I also want to say "It was nice meeting you Nancy!" 

Come join us next week when we meet in the Executive Lounge at 5pm to 6pm.


The grand entrance

Ahh, the grand entrance.  Everyone is waiting at the shores of Lake Wononscopomuc for the bride so the ceremony can begin.  Will she arrive in a vintage car?  A limo?  A horse and carriage? Perhaps a canoe?  She can arrive in many ways, but today she will arrive sweetly and simply by foot. 

I couldn't resist taking this shot of the bride with her best friends heading to the lakefront ceremony today. 

Wedding in July at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT


What's Local

Local vegetables at Morgan's restaurant Lakeville CT

Freshly picked this morning and freshly placed on your dinner plate this evening. 

How many restaurants can say that?

We can, and we are proud of it.  Chef Brandon picked these amazing vegetables from his garden bright and early this morning, and with each pick thinking of how he will prepare them this evening in Morgan's Restaurant. 

Fresh vegetables at Morgan's at Interlaken Lakeville CT

These aren't just your usual red beets, these are naturally striped red beets.  They look like those little peppermint candies, but much prettier, tastier, and healthier for you. 

You'll have to come into Morgan's for dinner tonight to see how Chef Brandon prepared them, garnished with the halibut perhaps? 


Intermingle with song

This week's cocktail hour was held where it was nice and cool - in Morgan's restaurant.  With fresh strawberry sangrias prepared by Wes and scallop appetizers from our Chefs, the crowd was entertained by the cast of Monty Python's Spamalot playing now through July 7th at the TriArts Theater in Sharon, CT.  What a talented group of young people! 

Spamalot cast from Triartsat Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Here they are featured in the Compass section of this week's Lakeville Journal.  Although they did not come dressed like this, their amazing voices filled our restaurant with amusing entertainment and laughs.  If you haven't caught a show at TriArts I highly recommend it, you would not believe what talent lies in that summer stock theater!  "Doubt: A Parable" comes next followed by "They're Playing Our song" with many other shows planned right through August.  Just 10 minutes from Interlaken!


Pet of the Week

This is actually a FUTURE pet of the week!

 pet friendly at Interlaken Inn CT

Remember this handsome and agile guy from last summer?  He'll be visiting us again this summer, along with his brother and the newest addition to their family, their little sister who is just 6 weeks old at the moment.  I saw photos of her when she was just one hour old and you can only imagine how cute she was.  Woofles met Interlaken last summer while he was in the area for the Hudson Valley Dockdogs event in Millerton, NY.  He and his brother had super fun in our lake for a few days, and I can't wait to meet the newest addition to their family this summer! 

We are pet friendly and love it!



Interlaken's Intermingle

Another fantastic turn-out for our "Meet and Greet" - newly named "Intermingle" - this evening from 5pm to 6pm!  So many Guests and local business owners came over to our Executive Lounge for some Frozen Strawberry Margaritas and an assortment of hdo's.  The hot topic among most was the 100th anniversary of the Aston Martin and the many events at Lime Rock Track this week.  I met a wonderful family from Vancouver British Columbia visiting us for the week while their sons are at camp at neighboring Hotchkiss School.  Like me, they have fallen in love with this area and hope to frequent it more often, and are even considering purchasing a home on the lake.  For their last full day with us I suggested that they and their 10 year old daughter do some zip lining at the Catamount Adventure Park and then head up for some ice cream in Great Barrington, MA, a great place to spend a few hours.  Route 41 is such a beautiful ride and they sure would appreciate the area even more after that adventure.  I am confident that we'll see them again at Interlaken!

I also had the pleasure of seeing Emily and Eric from Salisbury Garden Center.  Emily is the Queen of our gardens here at Interlaken, so along with her crew they keep our grounds looking beautiful.  I heard a few compliments about the gardens from our Guests so it was great to have Emily on hand to personally accept the accolades!

Please join us next week (hopefully at our pool if it isn't too humid) at 5pm for some intermingling - we all would love for the chance to meet you!


What's local

"Kale pretending to be Seaweed".  How cute is that?

If you are a blog reader than you know I am a big fan of kale, so kale doesn't have to pretend to be anything but kale to be highly rated in my book!  But in the appetizer dish of "Sashimi of King Salmon, White Soy, Lime Pickled Cucumber, Kale Pretending To Be Seaweed" kale can pretend to be seaweed at any time.  This lovely Heirloom Red Russian variety comes straight to us from Chubby Bunny Farm in Falls Village, CT.  This kale is also used in my most favorite appetizer in Morgan's and that is the Local Honeycrisp Apple and Heirloom Kale Salad, Pecorino Vinaigrette, Black Olive Crunch.  If you need a reminder of how good kale is for you, please look back at my blog from June 1st!




What's new

Welcome into our Atrium building in a new way!  Previous to this renovation there was one door that led into our Atrium building that is home to the Atrium wedding/conference room, ELLORA Spa and Sanctuary, fitness room, the gameroom and library.  That is one small door for the entrance to alot of things!  So, another door and foyer area was built on the right that leads you directly into the Atrium area.  Wedding guests - this is your door!  If you have services at ELLORA Spa or would like to just visit her gift shop then choose the door on the left.  Here's our new look from start to finish!

Wedding pavilion entrance renovation Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Renovation to Wedding entrance Interlaken Inn CT

Renovations at Intlerlaken Inn Lakeville CT




National Flip Flop Day

Happy Flip Flop Day!

Outdoor heated pool at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Happy summer and Happy longest day of the year!  Although we've certainly had summer-like weather many days this year, summer is officially here and it is hot, so do come and stay with us so you can cool off by dipping your toes in our outdoor heated pool....



Outdoor heated pool at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Outdoor heated pool Interlaken Inn

or flip your flops down to our private lakefront on Lake Wononscopomuc....

Lakefront at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Interlaken Lakefront Lakeville CT



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