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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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Familiar Faces

Here they are again, Deb and Pam.

Quilting retreat Interlaken Inn CT

It's like clock work - the first weekend in November we can count on seeing happy faces like this for the annual "Quilts and Treasures" retreat here at Interlaken.  There are 45 women here this weekend, all have their own quilting station and plenty of big tables to spread their work out on.  It looks like such fun!

Quilting Retreat Interlaken Inn Lakeville ct

This year these ladies are working on a very special quilt for their son/nephew and his new bride - a "Wedding Signature Quilt".  This was new to me so naturally I had to take a closer look.

Quliting Retreat at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

They are just starting to create this special masterpiece:  At the wedding each Guest signed a piece of fabric with their love, good wishes, great advice - and some of the smaller Guests drew pictures to the special couple.  Now the ladies get to put it altogether for this priceless quilt that will last a lifetime!

We can get your group, whatever their creativity may be and whatever size group, set for an annual weekend at Interlaken too!  Just contact Kristy Barto at kristy-at-interlakeninn.com for more details. 


The New Year

The New Year will be starting in just 60 days - have you made your plans yet?  Not that I am asking you to jump over Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, or Christmas - but let's "begin with the end in mind" this the holiday season!  It's easy to book the New Year's Eve Hotel Package:

What:              New Year's Eve Celebration

When:             Tuesday, December 31st

Where:            Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT

Who:               You, our Guests, both repeat and new!  

How to have a good time:               

  • Raw bar with clams, oysters, shrimp
  • Extraordinary dinner buffet (Menu) for two, plus antipasto and salad stations
  • Full premium open bar all night
  • Dancing till midnight & beyond
  • Midnight balloon drop and champagne toast
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast buffet on New Year's Day

Please call us anytime at 1-800-222-2909 to make your reservation.  We'd love to ring in 2014 with you!


A beaming Bride and Groom

I love to taking pictures of the weddings here at Interlaken (as you probably know if you are a regular blog reader.)  The pretty ceremony at the lakefront, the reception area under the pavilion, the amazing flower arrangements, the cake, and any other special touches the wedding couple has chosen.  This time, however, I am proud to actually show photos with people in them!!  And happy ones at that. 

Fall wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT Columbus Day

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Garelick, united in marriage over Columbus Day Weekend. 

 Fall wedding at Interlaken Lakeville CT

We were honored to be the chosen venue to take care of their family and friends for their once-in-a-lifetime event.  I am going to venture to say they were pleased with their choice too as witnessed in the bride's review on weddingwire.com:

"My husband and I got married here on 10/13/13. We had the most amazing time ever, largely in part to the event coordinators Stephanie and Brandon. They were extremely helpful throughout the process and made everything stress-free. On the day of the event everything went seamlessly. It is a truly beautiful property and the people there make it even more perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend this place for your wedding or event. The food is also fantastic!"

Fall wedding at Interlaken lakeville CT

Thank you, Jen, for sharing some photos.  We look forward to seeing many more! 


Morgan's on Instagram

This is what Ruby Beet and Coconut soup looks like.

Morgan's Restaurant Interlaken Inn CT

While many local restaurants are serving the typical butternut squash (and there is nothing wrong with that!), here at Morgan's Restaurant we are offering this bright and creative soup to start your evening meal.  It's delicious along with our cottage dill rolls.

Did you know you can see more inviting dishes on Instagram?  Yes, Morgan's is now on Instagram - a great way to see what's cooking fast! 



A Private Party

Normally every weekend we have a combination of Track visitors, Wedding Guests, School parents, Romantic Couples, Retreat Participants, and Families.  This weekend, however, "everybody knows your name".  A property-wide wedding is taking place and the festivities began early Friday and will go right until Noon on Sunday. 

Friday began with canoeing on the back lake to the Mary Peters Memorial Park.  A Food Truck arrived for the Rehearsal dinner with brick oven pizzas (and more) for all Guests to enjoy while the air was filled with jazz music.  A bonfire with dark and milk chocolate for s'mores (complimented with Octoberfest) by the lakefront concluded the first day of their special weekend.

Today arrives and the sky is blue, the temperature is comfortable and the colors at the lake are perfect for their lakeside ceremony.  This time of year is just so beautiful. 

October wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Although you can take a leisurely walk to the ceremony site, this adorable limo trolley was available for all Guests to enjoy.

October wedding at Interlaken Inn Trolley

The Bride is planning to arrive at the ceremony in this Old Time Checker Cab (which was in the movie "When Harry Met Sally" among many others).

October wedding at Interlaken Inn CT

Let the party begin under the wedding pavilion!  There's a photo booth inside to capture every moment.

October Fall Wedding at Interlaken Inn CT

Truly where "Everybody knows your name" - first names only that is!

October wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Set for 190 Guests, our staff was ready to provide each Guest with a Kale Salad with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing and Zucchini Carpaccio, Pinenuts, Lemon Oil & Basil as the first courses.  Guest could then choose either Black Cod with Soy Butter Sauce & Green Onion and Sesame Seed Garnish, Filet Grass Fed Beef with Mushrooms & Thyme, Portobello Mushroom stuffed with Quinoa, Spinach, Pinenuts & Red Pepper Sauce or Chickpea Stew with Red Peppes, Zucchini, Coconut Milk, Brown Rice and Harissa.  All to be accompanied by root vegetables and green beans with lemon zest and roasted garlic.

October Fall Wedding Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

October Fall Wedding at Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

In addition to this amazing cake above, this table below will soon become a pie bar.  Yes, many fresh pies all baked by Freund's Farm Market and Bakery.  Every flavor imaginable is represented and available ala mode with fresh whipped cream and toppings as well.  As if this isn't enough, there will be dark chocolate covered strawberries and a cookie tray at each table.

October Fall Wedding Interlaken Inn CT

Flowers by Country Gardeners.

The party will continue in Morgan's with late night snacks such as vegetarian tacos and guacamole and chips, and plenty of Corona.

The special weekend will be concluded with a Sunday Brunch for all Guests with a bagel bar, an oatmeal bar, New York bagels, an omelet station, hashbrowns and pancakes.

If you'd like to book your "private party", contact Brandon at dining@interlakeninn.com.


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