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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Car Show at Interlaken?
So it's not an official Car Show at Interlaken, but it's not every day that the parking lot at Interlaken looks like this:
It may not be sunny yet at Interlaken yet, but these cars sure brighten the morning!
Every June we welcome back the Aston Martin Owner's Club (AMOC) to Interlaken and Lime Rock Park. We've got the very vintage to the very latest models gracing our lot, and one is just as beautiful as the next. I enjoyed walking through them this morning, snapping some photos and talking to some owners, who are always happy to talk about their "baby".
Besides admiring their beauty, one has to admire their sound. I heard every one of them leave the lot today, the deep grumble, the slight shaking of the building. I think I will have to get some audio on my blog... I hope every member of the club is enjoying their stay with us!
I've seen many car clubs stay at Interlaken over the years, including the Ferrari Club, VSCCA, Porsche Club, and Audi NE Quattro Club. In fact, coming up in early July is the "Steam Car Club" USA car tour event titled "We're All Here Because We're Not There". It is always so neat to see one of these cars on the road, but to have a parking lot full of them? Yes, that sounds like a car show at Interlaken! Stop by the week of July 6th to July 11th to admire these unique vehicles, or check back to the blog for some great photos.
It is with a very sad heart that I hold my morning cup of Harney Irish Breakfast Tea and think of Mr. John Harney.
The memorial services for the creator and Master Tea Blender of Harney & Sons are being held today. This entire local community is feeling his loss, this wonderful man who was "larger than life". With always a twinkle in his eye and a contagious laugh, Mr. Harney was just pure kindness.
You can read more about Mr. Harney's life here.
Happy One Year Anniversary Intermingle!
The lovely month of June marks the one year anniversary of our "Intermingle" hour, held every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm at Interlaken. This 60 minutes of "Meet and Greet" allows us to welcome our in-house Guests and local business staff members to our property for a tasty cocktail and yummy hdo's, all complimentary. Many times this past year we would meet right in our restaurant, Morgan's, but now with the warmer weather finally here will we switch up our location and mingle in all areas of this 30 acre property. To celebrate our one year anniversary this evening we couldn't have picked a better location than our peaceful and private lakefront. Wes made the specialty cocktail of "Coconut Lime Fizz" and Chef Scimeca offered some interesting hdo's, one including octopus. Yes, octopus! We welcomed several Guests planning to spend some time at Lime Rock Park, along with familiar faces from Vibrant Health, an online superfood and nutritional supplement store located in Canaan, CT. I was even able to reminisce with a sweet young woman from that company who got married here almost 7 years ago at this very lakefront! It's always exciting for us each week to meet new 'friends' and catch up with old ones too.
I'd like to thank "V" for not only taking these photos and sending them to me for posting, but for being a very loyal fan of Interlaken for so many years. It's close to 20, isn't it? It started with your interest in racing at Lime Rock and now we've become your relaxing pet friendly destination. It's always a pleasure to have you stay with us!
Wes is ready to pour you a Coconut Lime Fizz!
A little treat before you head home for dinner, or better yet, stop at Morgan's for a bite!
My favorite location at Interlaken, and Basil's too!
Last Minute Travel Deals
Does your luggage live next to your front door? Are you the type that can pack for an overnight getaway in 5 minutes? If so, then our Last Minute Travel Deals page is one you need to visit often!
If your job (or lack thereof) allows you to get away at a moment's notice, then Interlaken is the place to keep in mind this summer season. There's no need to pack anything fancy - we are a casual resort surrounded by nature. We encourage comfortable clothes for time spent at our pretty and private lakefront out on a canoe, walking the grounds and admiring the gardens, playing tennis, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool, and enjoying a delicious meal in our farm-to-table restaurant, Morgan's. Visiting the local area is also a casual event, like biking, hiking, boating and visiting a beautiful waterfall. Being casual at Interlaken means relaxation, and everyone could use that this summer. Special offers change often, so click here to see our latest Last Minute Travel Deal!
Kristy Barto, Corporate Sales Manager here at Interlaken, has got something on her mind. Take it away Kris!
The Sunnyside House at Interlaken Inn
Guests often ask during tours what accommodations are my favorite which is a fair question since Interlaken offers 16 unique room types in 5 different buildings.
My answer: The Sunnyside House. I am in love with the charm and elegance this 124 year old house offers perched on a knoll amidst the 30 acres of Interlaken grounds. The guest rooms received a facelift (soft renovation) two years ago and the design team gave it a polished look while keeping to the Victorian style. There are 4 different room types in the house, including one that is pet-friendly at ground-level with it’s own outside private entrance convenient to our dog walk path. The high ceilings, natural light and vintage furnishings combine to create the perfect atmosphere.
My affinity for Sunnyside is two-fold. Not only do I love staying in the house as a guest, but it is the perfect meeting destination. There are twelve guest rooms in the house, and the 12th room we transform into a private boardroom suitable for up to 14 attendees. The private living room is perfect for one on one conversation outside the meeting as well as after-hour socialization. The gorgeous wrap-around porch offers Adirondack chairs and side tables enabling the group to step outside for fresh air anytime. Over the years Sunnyside has hosted many different meeting groups including National Grid, Barden Corporation, Fiksu, Senco Brands and O,R & L Commercial. The common thread of feedback from each group is always the exclusivity of having the house to themselves and the uniqueness each guest room has to offer.
The next time you are considering a leisure getaway or planning a corporate meeting, I hope you will think about Sunnyside. I invite you to take a look at our Sunnyside Accommodations webpage as well as our Meetings webpage. If you would like to schedule a time to tour the property, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Email me directly at Kristy@interlakeninn.com with any questions you may have.
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