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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Building your Team at Interlaken
Before I write anything, let me show you the pictures first. What fun do you think is going on here?
It's a Photo Safari!
The Photo Safari is just one of our many team building options we offer at Interlaken. Not just for corporate groups, our team building activities are a wonderful and productive way to bring together groups of people to accomplish a specific task. But what is the ultimate goal? "To have fun"!
The Photo Safari is where the group is divided into teams, and each team is given a digital camera along with a list of items they must find about the property. Some clues include:
- Find the cow on property, take a photo of two of your mates milking the cow
- Entire team in the dark with light shining on their faces
- Everyone’s hand on a white birch tree
- Team playing “duck, duck, goose” on lawn with Interlaken Inn sign in background
Now, the fun doesn't stop there! The real challenge lies when the group heads back to the meeting room and all photos are placed on an LCD projector and each photo is "judged" to see if it qualifies for points. For example, even though one of the groups were all around the white birch tree, one team member did not have her hand on it, so that photo did not receive the points. This is where there are some grumblings in the crowd, so remember it's all about the details! The team with the most points wins!
Just one of many Team Building options available at Interlaken!
Welcome CT Challenge!
Bike riding through scenic Northwest Connecticut to support Cancer Survivors - sounds like a 'win-win', doesn't it?
The Interlaken once again is honored to welcome the many cyclists arriving here to support the CT Challenge, a 2-Day Ride beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 25th. Cyclists will ride about 80 miles of gorgeous countryside down to Fairfield, CT. The event continues on Saturday where over 1000 riders will depart on Day 2 of the Challenge from Fairfield to Westport, CT.
Funds raised support survivorship programs and events at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship and at hospitals around the State who are members of the CT Challenge Survivorship Network, in addition to groundbreaking research that will benefit cancer survivors everywhere.
The Connecticut Challenge empowers cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs and research. In 2012, programs funded by the CT Challenge impacted the lives of over 54,000 cancer survivors.
360 degree views
I was fortunate enough to take a boat out onto Lake Wononscopomuc this afternoon, and thought I'd share my beautiful and relaxing views with you.
Completely surrounded by beauty.
No matter where you look, this is what you'll see. As you approach the perimeter of the deepest lake in Connecticut you will also see some amazing homes (both year round and summer), the always busy Lakeville Town Grove, jumping fish, the mighty Hotchkiss school on the hill, a very small 'island', and some seagulls. You'll also see the Interlaken's lakefront which looks like this:
There are other places to stay when visiting this part of Connecticut and up into the Berkshires, but why miss out on this wonderful amenity? It's a must do while visiting Interlaken.
Only 6 more weeks of summer! Come and relax.
"Where is that?"
I love when Guests share photos with me, especially pretty ones like this:
This Guest attended a wedding at Interlaken in June. Kathy writes:
"The Wedding setting overlooking the Lake was spectacular. My daughter took a fabulous picture of the setting and everyone that sees it asks "Where is that?" and cannot believe it is right here in CT!!"
Yes, right here in Lakeville, CT. I think it's even prettier in person.
Do you have a photo from a wedding you recently attended at Interlaken? Please do send it to me and I'd be happy to post it!
If you would like a photo like this to be in your own memory book, visit our Wedding page for more details on how to get married by the lake at Interlaken.
Day 5: Wedding Set-up
I know, you are thinking, “Michelle, how is that new”? "You are always blogging about weddings at Interlaken"! Well, this set-up is new. In all my years of admiring weddings under the pavilion at Interlaken I’ve never seen this particular one.
The "new" is the long table that created a wonderful "frame" along the edges of the pavilion. Very pleasing to the eye!
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