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THE LAKESIDE BLOG

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.

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


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Jan
22
2012

Have you met Jade yet?

Jade Brazil Breakfast Interlaken Inn Lakeville CT

If you have visited us mid-week and have wandered into our Vineyard room to get your day started with our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, then you have met Jade.  Jade is the ever-smiling, ever-friendly young lady visiting us from Brazil that seems to get everyone’s day started on the right foot.  “Would you like an omelette?” is always Jade’s question to you after her cheery “Good Morning!”  Fresh eggs, fresh veggies, chopped meat – Jade will make it exactly how you want it.  Here are what some Guests are saying about Jade and our mid-week complimentary continental breakfast:

  • The Brazilian girl in the dining room was fantastic. So cheerful and kind 
  • We very much enjoyed our dinner, as well as the breakfast the day we left
  • Breakfast was fantastic each morning
  • Breakfast server was delightful
  • Breakfasts were WONDERFUL – thank you for offering such healthy items and having such attentive wait-staff
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the morning breakfast "specials," the homemade doughnuts and the ham nests!
  • Good breakfast, too!
  • Say hello to Jade, from Brazil.  She was so gracious, polite and a pleasure to see each morning when I came to get my morning coffee


Jan
19
2012

Hot off the SPA press!

 

Here are two new services that the ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary at Interlaken are now offering:

FOR EVERYONE - Harmony Massage.  Combines flowing strokes with a concentration on acupressure points following Chinese meridian lines also working in our Swedish Massage..a nice combination of Eastern & Western styles..

FOR MEN - Men's Maintenance Treatment.  A facial with exfoliating, steam ,massage, and mask with a scalp massage.

Have you had a service at ELLORA yet?  Here’s a recent comment from a very happy customer:  The masseuse was fantastic, fabulous & truly one of the best we have ever had!!!!!!  (I did not add all of those question marks, the Guest wrote them that way!)

 Laura, the owner of ELLORA Spa & Sanctuary, is also putting together some special packages for Valentine’s Day – check back for updates!

 

 


Jan
17
2012

CARPET!

I would never have thought I would be saying that I like this particular scent, but in this particular case I am loving it.  The scent is of freshly laid carpet, and the freshly laid carpet is right here in our main lobby, with plans in February to cover the second floor as well.  Deep colors of rust and brown compliment the furnishings perfectly!

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Jan
13
2012

Come craft with me!

If you are a faithful blog reader then you know you have learned a little bit about me these past, oh my, about 2 1/2 years now?  Shall I quiz you now?

My favorite drink?  My favorite hobby?  My favorite color?  My favorite food?

I know many of you who do read my blog, but for those of you I don’t know I would love to meet you!  So, I have been toying with the idea of hosting a crafting weekend here at Interlaken!  It can benefit both of us:  you could get you away from it all doing your favorite hobby while I get the chance to meet and thank my faithful blog followers!  Now, my favorite hobby is scrapbooking, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrapbook to be a part of my crafting weekend – eight foot tables will be provided so you can do your favorite thing.  You can knit, quilt, stamp, paint, cross stitch, sew – the choice is yours.  I will provide my favorite food and drink of course, so if you don’t know what they are already you’ll find out then!  Like I said, I am just toying with this idea and haven’t even put a package together yet, but would absolutely love to know if any of you would be interested, so feel free to email me at michelle@interlakenninn.com.  I would plan this fun event in the colder months (late 2012, early 2013) because (if you read then you know) I love to be outdoors when the weather is warm!  I hope to hear from you soon!


Jan
11
2012

Skiing - finally!

Butternut Ski & Stay Package image

It took a while to get the white stuff around here, but the mountains are all now all set and so are we with our new ski packages we are offering for 2012!

Mohawk Mountain Ski & Stay

Ski & Stay - nearby!  This overnight package with Mohawk Mountain includes ALL of the essentials for a ski getaway at a great rate. 

Interlaken Inn is located just 15 minutes from Mohawk Mountain, and offers 85 gorgeous guestrooms and Townhouses.  On-site Morgan's Restaurant (with lounge & fireplace!) and Ellora Spa, plus game room and more.

This package is available any day! 

Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations at Interlaken Inn,
  • Two All-Mountain lift tickets at Mohawk Mountain
  • Ski rental packages for two people (either ski or snowboard)
  • Group lessons (if needed or wanted!)
  • Two vouchers valid for either lunch or dinner at Mohawk's base lodge or Pine Lodge (when open)

Ski & Stay at Butternut Package

About Buternut Basin - Quality snow coverage with miles of brilliant corduroy are why you come to Ski Butternut. They take pride in delivering just that and a quality experience day in and day out. The Mountain features: 22 DOWNHILL SKI TRAILS, 110 SKIABLE ACRES spread across a mountain that encompasses more than 430 acres. 10 SKI LIFTS (3 Quads, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 4 Carpets and a Poma), 350 member Instructional & Coaching staff - Many certified Professionals, 100% Snowmaking coverage, their own Ski & Snowboard Shop plus an 8-Lane TUBING CENTER. Come and experience BIG mountain skiing!

Package includes:

  • Overnight deluxe accommodations at Interlaken Inn,
  • Two full area lift tickets at Butternut Basin in nearby Great Barrington,
  • Continental Breakfast for Two,
  • 25% discount voucher for dinner at Morgan's Restaurant (valid for two people).

*You must stay any night from Sunday through Thursday night, and ski any day Monday through Friday.

Both packages are excellent values for all of you ski lovers!  Both mountains are within 30 minutes of Interlaken and provide many different levels of skiing as well as different options.  For example, Mohawk (who is celebrating their 65th season of SNOW MUCH FUN) offers night skiing while Butternut offers snow tubing.  Check out their websites to find out which mountain is best for you and your family!  Pick a package and hit the slopes!


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