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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For those of you who jump right to reading this blog without looking at anything else on the home page (OK, stop laughing) you've missed some really cool things! We've been rolling the videos around here lately, and having fun showing off the property as well as sharing a new cleaning program we have in place.
First, the Virtual Tour of the Property. This video gives you a perfect and comprehensive tour of the entire Interlaken property including our Guestrooms, our restaurant Morgan's, ELLORA's Spa and Sanctuary, and our property amenities, including our beautiful lakefront. Although we'd prefer if you were actually here walking the grounds, this virtual tour is a great way to become familiar with the property and make the decision to come and stay with us.
The next video is one where we introduce our "Commitment to Clean" to all of you. Although cleanliness has always been on the top of our priority list, we've stepped it up this year with ways to insure the highest level of clean. This video describes our new tool, Hygenia, that allows us to test hard surfaces in each Guestroom to make certain all of the areas our Guests, touch are spotless. The other part of our "Commitment to Clean" is our new bed linens. Each set (300 thread count sheets, 4 pillowcases, and a cozy wonder blanket) are all cleaned and ready for every Guest upon arrival. Gone are the questionable clean duvets and tossed on the floor pillows - our fresh clean look assures a "no worries" night's sleep!
Check out our videos and watch for more to come!
"An apple a day keeps the Doctor away"
It doesn't get more local than this.
This apple tree is located right at our Countryside Building, the Tudor-style house that is adjacent to the Main Building. As you can see, it is full of ripe apples ready for picking! Need a snack? Feel free to pick some.
Looking for more than just one big tree? Visit Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm on Route 4 in Sharon, CT, barely 20 minutes from the Interlaken. Not only do they offer about a dozen apple varieties (my favorite is Gala) for picking, there is just so much more there than that. Corn mazes and hay rides for the entire family, as well as a retail shop where you can decorate your home festively wiith gourds and pumpkins, and also taste the season with fresh apple cider and yummy cider donuts. Let this farm envelope you in all the wonderful fall goodness available right now! Hurry - soon enough we'll be talking Thanksgiving and the Holiday season!
One more reminder: We are offering our Fall Foliage Package this coming weekend... the perfect way to fall in love with the season and the Northwest Hills of Connecticut - an area that is well noted for its breathtaking beauty this time of year!
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What a perfect day for a Fall wedding.
I saw Joann Scasso from Country Gardeners buzzing about and had to head over to see what beauty she created today in our wedding pavillion.
Joann knows alot both about flowers as well as weddings here at Interlaken, having held her own here many years ago. If you've had the pleasure of working with Joann you know her attention to detail and perfectionist nature in everything she touches. Once again she's made our space look amazing!
Fall Foliage Package
Peak Fall Foliage Season in this region is October 3rd to October 15th, so the introduction of our new Fall Foliage Weekend Package couldn't have had better timing. Available the weekend of October 4th to October 6th, the package includes:
- Overnight accommodations for two nights,
- Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to your guestroom
- Three-course dinner for two at Morgan’s Restaurant on the night of your choosing
- Picnic lunch with fern picnic hamper (yours to keep),
- Full Breakfast for two on one morning
It will be the perfect time to witness the amazing beauty that this area is noted for. Even travel writer Stan Wawer at Travelscope Magazine mentions Interlaken as a recommended overnight accommodation in its Fall 2013 edition. (see page 6).
Taste all of the flavors of fall at our restaurant Morgan's. Go apple picking at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT. Admire the colorful valley at Millbrook Vineyards while tasting their wine. Visit breathtaking waterfalls including Kent Falls in Kent, CT or Bash Bish Falls in Copake Falls, NY. Ride through the colorful trees on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Millerton, NY. Visit Salisbury Garden Center in Salisbury, CT for unique gourds and Freund's Farm for homemade apple pies in East Canaan, CT. Just drive. Take your picnic lunch that is included in the package on the road with you and head to Route 7, Route 41, Route 44, Route 4, or Route 22 (NY). Any direction will lead you to beauty. Availability is limited to make your reservation today!
Hiking at Beaver Pond Trail
It was such a pleasure to start my day today taking a 35 minute hike at Beaver Pond Trail. Thank you for your company Pauline!
The most recommended trail to our Guests, I am realizing it's not just because of its location, which is walking distance from the Interlaken. It's so beautiful and scenic and private - I loved every step I took.
A combination of wide and narrow paths (particularly along the water), the trail was perfect for leisurely walking as well as a bit of a heart rate elevator. My new friend Bocce joined us and led the way!
The trails are marked as white. blue, and red, and we walked on the white trail until we took decided to take a right towards Lake Wononpakook (affectionately known as the "back lake") where the trail shifts to red. As you can see the views of this pretty lake were breathtaking.
Bocce took a dip!
This is the same lake that our private cabin sits on - such a peaceful accommodation.
The narrow path follows alongside the lake for quite some distance - all the way to this pretty waterfall.
One last look at that picturesque lake.
If you want to breathe in nature this is the trail to take and, again, walking distance from the Interlaken property.
Stop at the front office to get a map and be on your way!
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