Spend the afternoon relaxing by the lake

Enjoy our beautiful scenic gardens


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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A bonfire for any reason, in any season!

A starry sky, a cool evening, Hot Cocoa and S'mores. A crackling fire is center stage, surrounded by your friends, family and business associates.

What?  Business associates?  Yes, that is what I said!

Bonfires at Interlaken Inn Lakeville, CT 

Nighttime bonfires have been popular for years with our wedding couples.  Planned after the rehearsal dinner (typcially a traditional BBQ), friends and family members follow the luminaries to the bonfire site, typically placed lakeside.  Toasting marshmallows certainly take you back, so not only are you feeling youthful again, but reminiscing is a given!  Lately, many of our family reunions have been doing the same by including the evening bonfire into their family gathering times.  Now, corporate groups can add in this fun element to their meeting as well!

Let me introduce our Campfire Meeting Package - a unique & productive meeting venue at Interlaken.  It's simple, it's fun, and it includes all you need for a successful meeting!

Package includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Unique Outdoor Meeting Space (choose from multiple locations)
  • Full Breakfast
  • Morning Break
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon Break
  • Continuous Beverage Service
  • Four Course Dinner
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Evening Bonfire with S'mores and Hot Cocoa
  • All Service Charges

Visit our Meetings & Reunions webpage for pricing as well as for other unique meeting options!




Hotchkiss Film Festival 2012

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2012


Students and faculty at the Hotchkiss School will be busy this April hosting their first ever Hotchkiss Film Festival the weekend of April 20 - 22, 2012.  As listed on their website:

Welcome to the Hotchkiss Film Festival. The Hotchkiss School, located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, will hold the inaugural festival on the weekend of April 21st to celebrate the wide range of student short films produced ONLY by both middle and high school students. Close to both New York City and Boston, the Hotchkiss area can serve as a great relaxation and fun getaway place for everyone. We will hold the wide-scope festival over a weekend with a community-feel in order to connect the student filmmakers with professionals in the industry. Everyone is welcome.

You heard it from them - everyone is welcome!  To celebrate this special event, Interlaken Inn is extending a 20% discount off our standard room rates to everyone attending.  Interlaken is located right next door to Hotchkiss on Route 112 and with a variety of accommodations to meet all your needs.


Winter Wedding WOW


Winter Wedding Lakeville, CT

That is what I said when I saw this picture. 

BSC Photo Studio captured this snowy magical moment at Interlaken perfectly!  Remember the blog with the photos called "A Winter Wedding to Warm the Heart"?  Well this photo certainly warms my heart and I can't wait to see the rest!  The photographer gave us this sneak peek but more will be on the way and we'll have them posted on our winter wedding webpage soon. 


Spa Parties at Interlaken

Who doesn't love a party?  Check out the latest offering from ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary!

Spa Parties by our therapists!


Everyone likes a party and special occasions. Gather your friends and have a spa day with us in our relaxing lounge decorated beautifully just for you to enjoy where you will be served the food and drink of your choice. Food price separate.. Perfect for your Wedding Party, Girls Day or Night Out, Birthdays, Bat Mitzvahs, and Teen Parties.

Option #1. Simple Celebration. 2 - 25 minute services per person. $125 per person includes tip. Choice of an Express Massage, Classic Manicure, Refresher Facial, or Mini Pedicure

Option #2. Grand Gala Celebration 2 - 45 minute services per person. $200 per person includes tip. Choice of Express Massage, Refresher Facial, Pedicure, or Rainbow Therapy (4 person minimum per party required. No substitutions please.)

Gather your friends and give ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary a call today! 


Sharon Audubon MapleFest, Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Sharon Audubon MapleFest  Few foreigners realize that March is typically New England’s 5th season- “Mud Season”! However, it is also our “sweetest season” which we owe completely to the abundance of Sugar Maple trees in our region. The sap flows due to the crisp nights and warmer days.

“The mild weather caused the season to start earlier and hasn’t produced the quantity of sap we would like because of the lack of freezing nights and 40-45 degree days,” said Scott Heth, Director of the Sharon Audubon in an interview earlier today. But the Sugar Maples definitely haven’t let us down completely- the sap is still flowing!

Heth also said that they typically produce about 60 gallons of maple syrup annually and the oldest Sugar Maple at the Sharon Audubon is approximately 250 years old!

Interested in the process? It is truly amazing and a lot of work- it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to get just 1 gallon of the delicious sweet syrup we like to drizzle over, well, just about anything from mom’s buttermilk waffles to making savory root vegetables!

Sharon Audubon MapleFest 2012

The Sharon Audubon MapleFest takes place this Saturday, March 17th from 10am-4pm. Tour guides will lead you through the trails where you can see first hand the collection process from start to finish. The sugar house is definitely my favorite part of the tour where they boil down the sap over a wood fire stove and let you taste the finished product! The sticky, steamy, sweet air will leave you anxious to purchase your very own bottles of maple syrup from the Audubon’s gift shop. And yes, Scott admits to tasting the finished product himself regularly, after all, someone has to be in charge of quality control! Be prepared to have breakfast for dinner Saturday night!

Our neighbor, The Sharon Audubon, is located at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road in Sharon, CT 06069 just 8 miles from the Interlaken Inn.

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