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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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.

Comments? Email me: Michelle-at-InterlakenInn.com


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Feb
22
2012

Employee Social Relationship-Building Experience

Guest Blogger today:  Kristy Barto!  Kristy is the Sales Manager for the Interlaken Inn & Resort in Lakeville, CT.

Employee Social Relationship-Building Experience

An intense meeting agenda is planned for your group which is why you need an event that is perhaps less of an event but more of an experience. It is an experience that will lead to team bonding and will form lasting relationships.

In today’s era of texting, tweeting, and Facebook messaging, there is less and less actual face-time amongst employees. Are we losing the ability to form a relationship? We know the foundation of every successful business is built on great relationships. Relationships are built over time involving trust and shared experiences and most definitely not formed through a tweet. We can “like” someone but that doesn’t mean we have a relationship with them.

It costs 1.5 times the average salary to replace an employee, but develop relationships, camaraderie among employees, and employees will be devout to much more than the weekly paycheck. After all, each of us wants to feel valuable and be of value at work, at home and to our friends. Relationships have power and value.

You need ideas of ways to encourage relationships among your team and the perfect opportunity to create a team experience is when you are all together for the off-site board meeting, manager’s meeting or corporate conference.

Here are some ideas which I have seen work at our property:

  • A Lakeside Evening Bonfire- complete with tiki-torches, s’mores and hot cocoa
  • Interlaken’s Radical Race- 2 hours of fun tasks involving a blind wine tasting, chocolate eating and tent building.
  • Executive Lounge & Game Room- Poker, Ping-Pong, Air Hockey, Pool Table, after dinner drinks & snacks – a leisurely way to end your day
  • Wine or Bourbon Tasting Reception- Let our sommelier guide the group in an informal tasting event prior to dinner
  • The Mixer Reception- We provide the ingredients, you provide the creativity to develop the perfect cocktail. 

 

Interlaken Lakeville CT Team Building

As we tumult into the new “Social Era” we all need to stay focused on moving forward but basic fundamentals such as relationship building shouldn’t be tossed to the curb.

 Interlaken Lakeville CT Team Building

 


Feb
18
2012

A Winter Wedding to Warm the Heart

A winter wedding.  I love them!  Today is the perfect day for a gathering of 100 family and friends to celebrate the love of Katie and Mike.  I did my usual venture out to the wedding pavilion where the ceremony is set to happen, and had I not have known where to go, this cute sign would have helped me:

Interlaken Winter Wedding

Our Atrium is set up for the ceremony, complete with evergreen trees topped with snow!

Interlaken Winter Wedding Ceremony Site

Now, this picture is a bonus!  It's not too often I run into the entire bridal and their groomsmen... and they didn't mind one bit gathering to pose for me.  The gowns are gorgeous, the men with their hats - admit this is a great shot!

Interlaken Winter Wedding CT

Another bonus!  I didn't want to get in the way of Katie coming down the stairs to meet her Dad, so I stepped way to the side and zoomed in and caught this shot.  How beautiful!  Off they go out to the Atrium...

Interlaken Winter Wedding CT

The wedding pavilion is all set for their family and friends...

Interlaken Winter Wedding Pavilion

The DJ is ready to rock the room!

Interlaken Winter Wedding Pavilion DJ

The Chefs have prepared Swordfish with fennel stuffing, Chicken stuffed with proscuitto & mozzarella and Filet with shallots, accompanied by baby carrots with chived butter and potato gratin.

Interlaken CT Wedding Table

Another cute idea!

Interlaken Lakeville CT Winter Wedding

Congratulations Katie and Mike!

 


Feb
16
2012

The Convenience of Interlaken Inn

Interlaken may be located in the rural hills of Litchfield Country in the very Northwest Corner of Connecticut, but we are so close to so many things:

Morgan's restaurant - 0 miles

ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary - 0 miles

Hotchkiss Golf Course - .2 miles

Hotchkiss School - .5 miles

Indian Mountain School - 2 miles

Lime Rock Race Track - 2.7 miles

Skip Barber Racing School - 3 miles

Harney and Sons Tea Room - 3.4 miles

Harlem Valley Rail Trail - 3.4 miles

Salisbury School - 6 miles

Tri-Arts Theater - 6.1 miles

Sharon Audubon Center - 8.3 miles

Wassaic Train Station - 13.6 miles

Housatonic Outfitters - 13.9 miles

Mohawk Mountain - 14.3 miles

Infinity Hall - 17.8 miles

Just 15 minutes south of the Berkshires and 2 miles east of the quaint village of Millerton, NY, Interlaken is more convenient than you think.  Let us make your accommodations while you visit any of the above destinations!


Feb
14
2012

Romance any time of the year

Today is the official day of showing that special someone in your life how much you love them.  Why not celebrate love every day?  You can at Interlaken.  Valentine's Day can be alot of work, but simple romance doesn't have to be.

We've created the "Survival List for the Romantic at Heart".  We've listed several ideas for you to choose from and with a few details and small effort on your part, we'll help you look like a thoughtful and romantic superstar!  Here's just one idea...

Arrive back at your Guestroom after a busy day... Upon entering your room, you notice the scent of soft candlelight coming from the bathroom. You hear the sounds of your significant other’s favorite romantic music and notice the bath has been drawn with your honey’s favorite scented bubble bath. The latest copy of your sweet's favorite magazine is laying right next to the booklight and robe.

We've got many more of these sweet and special ideas up our sleeve, so be sure to watch as our list of romantic options grow! 

Show the one you love how special they are any day of the week at Interlaken.


Feb
11
2012

Refresh and Renew at Interlaken, Lakeville, CT

We know how long the winter months can be, and a "refresh and renew"ing of the body is usually necessary to get us through to Spring.  Perhaps you are like me and work on the weekends, so a mid-week getaway is right up your alley.  We've got you covered on both! 

Laura Hess-Hay, owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary, just put together this special "Refresh and Renew" Spa Package for mid-week travelers only.  Perfect for both single Guests and those traveling with another, this package includes just what you need to invigorate yourself!  The true focus of the package is the spa service - and you receive two: an exfoliating, buffing and hydrating facial as well as a classic massage performed by the expert staff at ELLORA Spa. You will have a restful night's sleep in one of our special King accommodations and awake to a veggie egg white omelette (if you choose) in our complimentary continental breakfast room.  Refresh and renew at Interlaken!


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