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Pet of the Week
It's another gorgeous day in New England, so I decided to grab my camera and see what was happening outside.
As I neared the Sunnyside building I noticed a black flash running across the field - several times for that matter. I had to wander over and see what that was all about.
Oh, it was just Bocce playing catch with both his ball and his frisbee. Back and forth, faster and faster each time.
He'll never quit!
What a beautiful boy Bocce is - as you can see. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but Bocce's shiny black coat is wet - he just got done swimming in the lake - and he loved that too. The Interlaken property can keep an active dog like Bocce busy! The large field behind the Sunnyside building for fetch, swimming in the clear waters of Lake Wononscopomuc, walking the Interlaken grounds and hiking at the nearby trails has kept Bocce going since he arrived yesterday. He can also visit the front desk as anytime for a special pup treat! After a long day, Bocce prefers to snuggle in the Interlaken Pet Bed (that we provide for every pet) over his own bed brought from home.
His parents chose our Three Day Getaway package so they could have time to relax as well as explore all of the goodness this local area has to offer. This was their first time going away with Bocce and found our pet friendly property to be more than they expected. I am hoping they'll come and talk to us at our Intermingle tomorrow (every Wednesday at 5pm to 6pm - featured cocktail and hdo's) so we can hear all about what they've done these past few days with us. They certainly picked the perfect week to visit!
Random Acts of Color
So it's one day into the official fall equinox and here is what the Interlaken property looks like.
All is still pretty much green (except those burning bushes!) and then...
BAM! There's a huge pop of color!
The courtyard and wedding pavilion area - pretty much green....
But then look across the property and there is a POP of color once again!
I had to see what the Lakefront was up to, and again, random acts of color are blessing that beautiful spot as well.
The "random" will soon switch to "frequent" so be sure to plan your Fall Foliage trip to Interlaken very soon!
Celebrating 10 years!
Look what Country Quilters have been doing for 10 years at Interlaken!
Why, quilting of course! I have blogged many times about these nice ladies that come up twice a year - Spring and Fall - and how it is always such a pleasure to have them stay with us. This year is particularly special as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary so naturally we had to pour 45 glasses of Champagne and toast to their loyalty. We don't know who is happier - the Interlaken Staff for having them stay with us or the Country Quilters for being here. I am going to go with it is an equally mutual feeling.
"The weekend was indeed a fantastic one! None of us can think of a word that could adequately describe the “wonderfulness” of it all. We have become accustomed to friendly service, excellent meals, accommodating and infinitely helpful staff, but somehow this past weekend we saw all records broken, all across the board. Everyone we encountered at the Inn was that much more friendly, helpful, accommodating and delightful; the meals were more amazing (and who would have thought that was even possible!), with special kudos going to the salmon on Friday night, the chocolate croissants (my personal favoriteJ) and all of the soups and the salads and so much more; the decorating in the dining room for our Witch’s Ball on Saturday night including staff members wearing witch’s hats and Vanessa all decked out in her best witch’s garb (didn’t she look great!?); Winston making a special appearance, trying for an incognito approach in his sunglasses and cap backwards on his head, slouching into the conference room J; Tony, Kevin and Vanessa pitching in to get us set up and rolling on Friday night; Brandon showing Tony how to open the window shades in the Will Rogers Room; all the tasty treats all weekend long to complement the amazing meals; and the biggest surprise of all – the champagne party, a gift of Kevin, and served by Kevin, Brandon, Eric and Vanessa! Wow! Above and beyond, but so welcome and appreciated by all. The ladies were stunned and delighted by your generosity and kindness, and touched that Winston came back to share in the bubbly and wish us a happy 10th. These past 10 years have passed quickly and our time at the Inn with all of you has become very important to so many of our ladies. As long as you’ll have us, we’ll be re-appearing with regularity, twice a year, with our full complement of quilters. Our staff also enjoys our time in the winter when it’s quieter and we can visit with each other. Vanessa was our “go-to” gal and she kept us supplied with everything needed and anticipated our needs so well. She is terrific. “Thank you” seems so small and inadequate for the exceptional hospitality you have shown us, but it’s all we have. On behalf of our staff – Noreen, Nancy, Mary Gay, Jane, Julie and Linda - and all of our grateful ladies, THANK YOU! We love you all."
Thank you Claire, Noreen and the entire group of ladies for so many wonderful weekends!
A Happy Mother of the Bride
"We just wanted to let you know that we were extremely happy that we chose the Interlaken Inn for our children's wedding on September 8, 2014. We had stayed there about ten years ago, and loved everything they had to offer. It's such a beautiful country inn and we always wanted to come back. Our families came up on Saturday and they enjoyed the lake, pool, tennis, game room and the restaurant and we felt that the inn provided a perfect setting for our weekend wedding.
The rooms were very comfortable and we found the staff to be very accommodating to all our needs. My sister needed to change her room and Kevin was extremely friendly and helpful in attending to her needs.
The wedding itself was a wonderful event; one that we will never forget! Of course, Stephanie and Brandon helped make it fabulous and flawless. Everyone is still talking about how good the food was!"
P.S. I do realize this photo is "extra large" but it is just so pretty!
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