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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until I am covered in color!
Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville, CT.
Get married next to me. Take a canoe ride on me. Sit by me and read a book. Picnic next to me. Come visit me!
Take advantage of our Fall Foliage package this coming weekend - you will fall in love with this area!
It is an absolutely gorgeous day in New England. Perfect. Perfect to visit the farm markets, go for a hike, explore a vineyard, take a bike ride, go for a walk, get married (Congratulations Eric and Donna!), take a canoe ride, play tennis, go apple picking, buy some mums, go for a drive and admire the colorful mountains, explore a corn maze, the list of fall fun goes on and on.... the winter will be long and cold so now is the time to get outside and enjoy this amazing weather!
The property is looking good!
Look at that sky - AMAZING!
Now this Guest has the right idea! I didn't list "take a nap in the sunshine" as something to do, but how lovely does that look?
Getting married and thinking of a fall wedding? Here is what you can expect!
Cocktail hour is usually held right here, weather permitting of course (and it is certainly permitting this weekend)
One last look before I head inside...
So think about coming up to New England for a visit! We've even created a Fall Foliage Package to make it easier for you - we include some assistance with your gas to get here and include some assistance to taste the harvest of fall in our dining room. Come and join us - we'd love to have you share in this wonderful season with us!
A Culinary Challenge
If you are looking to take your key employees somewhere for them to "get to know each better", build better communication and have some fun along the way, Interlaken is the perfect place to accomplish just that!
A couple of weeks ago, a Senior Management Team from an electronics company in Connecticut came to us for this very reason, and walked away a "stronger, more cohesive unit". In addition to their dinner, a bonfire and a Radical Race, the team also took part in the Culinary Challenge. Given it involves food, you know I was there snapping some photos!
The Culinary Challenge is very similar to the many reality shows on TV but rather than just watching those shows you and your group are actually the ones performing in it! Your group is divided into teams, you are given directions and the "secret" ingredient from our Executive Chef and then the time pressure begins! The group must work together making a dish using that secret ingredient and our pantry items - the items are judged on presentation, use of ingredients, taste, timeliness, among other things.
For this group, the secret ingredients were Maine Diver Scallops and Sunchokes (the root of a sunflower - ever had one, let alone heard of one?) A dessert also needed to be prepared, and looking at these photos again I am wondering why I was not a judge! Each team was judged accordingly and a winner was chosen!
The planner that arranged this trip for this group made some wonderful comments about their team building time with us:
The food was outstanding! I work in Human Resources so I am aware that no matter what you do you cannot please everyone. This is not the case at Interlaken. You can please everyone with the food! There was nothing but rave reviews after each meal.
The bon fire was key to our team building experience. This was such a well done…event. It is not often that you can consider a bon fire an event but at Interlaken it really is. When I walked out of the front door and saw the torches leading the way to the fire my jaw dropped. That is just another finishing touch that I will think of as the Interlaken touch going forward. Our managers from Asia who were attending had Smores for the first time and they loved it.
The team building events were hilarious. The ping pong ball challenge was by far the hardest and most embarrassing but very fun. The culinary challenge was a great time too. It’s not too many Executive Chefs who will take time out of their schedule to play games with guests. This was great.
The entire trip was a success. Thank you so much for helping our team become a stronger more cohesive unit. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We have so many options to build your team into a better unit - contact Kristy Barto at email@example.com for more details!
Seven day forecast
Seven days of this!
Sunshine! Puffy clouds! Blue Sky! Warm days, cool nights!
The forecast for this coming Columbus Day weekend could not be better! If you haven't made plans to take advantage of this long weekend, now is the time! We still have rooms available for Friday night and Sunday night - and if you wanted to stay a full three nights (Fri/Sat/Sun) our lakeside cottage is still available. (Now wouldn't that accommodation make for the perfect little getaway weekend?!)
Imagine taking a hike on the Appalachian Trail and viewing the wonderful colors the season is starting to give us. Or rent a bike and take a ride through the golden-colored trees over at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Pick some apples over at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT. Take your kids to the 56th annual Fall Festival over in Salisbury, CT and vote for your favorite Scarecrow. Visit our private lakefront and take an evening canoe ride around the perimeter, then join us in Morgan's for dinner while you listen to the sounds of Scott Heth.
The weekend is going to be perfect - don't let it pass you by!
No longer a mess!
Remember a few weeks ago I posted the "What a mess" blog, along with this photograph?
Well, the mess is cleaned up and it's now time to introduce our new "plum" themed prototype bathroom!
The other one is just as nice - rich "spice" colors complete that look! Please ask to stay in Room 140 (King bed) if you want to see the plum option, or Room 139 (two Queen beds) if you want to check out the spice bathroom.
One look will be chosen and the rest of our second floor main building will be renovated this winter. This isn't the only renovation happening, check back often for more updates!
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