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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.

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All in a day's work

I was chatting with a Guest who is coming to visit her 12 year old son who is at a local camp this summer near Interlaken.  After taking her reservation for next weekend, she wanted some ideas of what they could do for fun for the weekend.  So on and on I went with all the details and towards the end of the conversation she said "Well, I'd better get going as I have to get ready to go out" and I said "And I better get back to work".  OK, so after I said that I had to laugh - "better get back to work"?  I was working!  That is how fun my job can be, lucky me.

So where am I going with this?  Oh yes, the FUN!  I am not going to list an amusement park (although they are fun).  When you stay at Interlaken with your family, it's all about the great outdoors, both right at the Interlaken and in the surrounding countryside.  Canoeing or kayaking on the lake, biking the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, hiking the Appalachian Trail, Horseback riding, picnicking near a waterfall (or at our lakeside), picking blueberries, flying through the trees at Catamount's Adventure Park, golfing at Hotchkiss Golf Course, visiting local Farm Markets (such as Freund's Farm), swimming in the lake, playing tennis - the list goes on.  What's my favorite fun thing to do?  (I bet you are all so surprised....)

Interlaken Canoeing Lakeville CT


What's cooking, Chef Karen?

It's always a loaded question when I ask one of our Chef's what the specials are for the evening.  I know as soon as they tell me from the soup right through to the dessert I will be hungry and wanting to make a reservation!  Yesterday was no exception.  As soon as I heard the soup of the day, I was doomed. 

Soup:  Homemade Black Bean

Appetizer: Brandade, a french recipe:  Salted Cod, Milk, Potatoes, Garlic Cream

Entree: Local organic Grilled Veal Chop, Wild Rice and Fresh Mushrooms

Dessert:  Tiramisu (made the authentic Italian way)

Karen went on to say she also made Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee and a Blueberry Tart.  Sounds like Karen had a busy afternoon! 

Have I shared this beauty with you yet?

Morgan's Restaurant - Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

Double Chocolate Ganache Torte with Hazelnut Praline Ice Cream 

This blog could be a mile long - I could talk all day about food, especially food that is made with the freshest local ingredients.  Try Morgan's Restaurant - and save room for dessert!


Playful Pooch

I believe our newly landscaped Main Building is now complete!

Interlaken Resort in Litchfield County

A moose.  A horse.  A rooster.  A llama.  A cat.  And now this canine!  You can find all these animals and more at the Interlaken, thanks to Sculptor Denis Curtiss of Kent, CT.   Denis is a Representational Sculptor working in bronze and steel, creating these amazing life-sized pieces.  His metal sculptures are incredible and are often the focal point of photos with Guests visiting Interlaken.  As you wander the property you'll be sure to meet up with them all!  This guy announces to all we are a fun place for a vacation - come and play with us!  


The View from 302

I owed you a photo from the Countryside building, remember?  (Enjoy the View, June 27th)

Interlaken Inn - Room Views Countryside

Here it is, Room 302.  The only room in the eight king-bedded room house that has a screened in porch.  Actually, the only one in the building with a porch for that matter!  Quiet and peaceful.  A good book and a Harney Iced Tea is all you need!


Goin' Fishing

I never expected this cuteness as I wandered down to check on the lakefront this morning.  This dog was unbelievably adorable - he was truly goin' fishing.

Pet friendly hotel Interlaken Lakeville CT

Pet friendly hotel in Lakeville CT Interlaken

Dog friendly hotel Interlaken CT

Dog Friendly hotel in Lakeville CT Interlaken

I do not know if he caught anything but given his determination I can only bet he did.  So many pups here this weekend!  Vacation with your dog at pet friendly Interlaken this summer!

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