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.
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What a Mix-up
As we were busy "Intermingling" at 5pm last night, the sun over Lake Wononscopomuc was busy preparing for this beautiful sunset.
Breathtaking, isn't it? Thanks for snapping this, Kristy!
So what's the Mix-up? It's you, our Guests, of course! We have been meeting so many different Guests every week for over 4 months now, and it never gets old. Everyone has an interesting story, regardless of their reason for staying with us. I talked with a nice lady who was on her second week of a three week stay working for the FDIC. This job sends her many places across the country all year long, but she was happy to be in this colorful area this time of year. We look forward to her return on Monday! We also had a couple on a Romantic Getaway celebrating their two year anniversary with us, their first time leaving their 8 month old son. Of course I recommended taking a canoe ride around the lake as well as stroll hand-in-hand at the Beaver Pond Trail. And yes, they both had an apple cider cocktail in their hand to both celebrate as well as to cope without him! The Track guys - playing on the skid pad - there is always a group of guys (an occasional lady too though) that spent the day at the Lime Rock Track and always the response is "We had a great day". Another woman was on a "Road Trip" traveling all the way from Ohio to Rhode Island to visit friends and found us along her way home. She wsa also so impressed with the fall foliage in this area (did you know the Litchfield Hills were named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the most scenic driving destinations in the country?). Another lady was excited to have her husband spend the day at Lime Rock Park so she could explore the lovely town of Millerton (and loving Harney and Sons Pomegranate Orange Iced Tea) for some major antique shopping. Another young man was here visiting Hotchkiss School (we are all ready for Parent's Weekend and can't wait to welcome everyone) and was totally impressed with its college campus-like beauty. Along with festive Apple Cider Cocktails, our fresh cottage dill rolls (that we serve in our restaurant) and other tasty HDO's, this one hour every week is quite an enjoyable one for all! Join us every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm at the Interlaken - see you then!
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For those of you who jump right to reading this blog without looking at anything else on the home page (OK, stop laughing) you've missed some really cool things! We've been rolling the videos around here lately, and having fun showing off the property as well as sharing a new cleaning program we have in place.
First, the Virtual Tour of the Property. This video gives you a perfect and comprehensive tour of the entire Interlaken property including our Guestrooms, our restaurant Morgan's, ELLORA's Spa and Sanctuary, and our property amenities, including our beautiful lakefront. Although we'd prefer if you were actually here walking the grounds, this virtual tour is a great way to become familiar with the property and make the decision to come and stay with us.
The next video is one where we introduce our "Commitment to Clean" to all of you. Although cleanliness has always been on the top of our priority list, we've stepped it up this year with ways to insure the highest level of clean. This video describes our new tool, Hygenia, that allows us to test hard surfaces in each Guestroom to make certain all of the areas our Guests, touch are spotless. The other part of our "Commitment to Clean" is our new bed linens. Each set (300 thread count sheets, 4 pillowcases, and a cozy wonder blanket) are all cleaned and ready for every Guest upon arrival. Gone are the questionable clean duvets and tossed on the floor pillows - our fresh clean look assures a "no worries" night's sleep!
Check out our videos and watch for more to come!
"An apple a day keeps the Doctor away"
It doesn't get more local than this.
This apple tree is located right at our Countryside Building, the Tudor-style house that is adjacent to the Main Building. As you can see, it is full of ripe apples ready for picking! Need a snack? Feel free to pick some.
Looking for more than just one big tree? Visit Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm on Route 4 in Sharon, CT, barely 20 minutes from the Interlaken. Not only do they offer about a dozen apple varieties (my favorite is Gala) for picking, there is just so much more there than that. Corn mazes and hay rides for the entire family, as well as a retail shop where you can decorate your home festively wiith gourds and pumpkins, and also taste the season with fresh apple cider and yummy cider donuts. Let this farm envelope you in all the wonderful fall goodness available right now! Hurry - soon enough we'll be talking Thanksgiving and the Holiday season!
One more reminder: We are offering our Fall Foliage Package this coming weekend... the perfect way to fall in love with the season and the Northwest Hills of Connecticut - an area that is well noted for its breathtaking beauty this time of year!
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What a perfect day for a Fall wedding.
I saw Joann Scasso from Country Gardeners buzzing about and had to head over to see what beauty she created today in our wedding pavillion.
Joann knows alot both about flowers as well as weddings here at Interlaken, having held her own here many years ago. If you've had the pleasure of working with Joann you know her attention to detail and perfectionist nature in everything she touches. Once again she's made our space look amazing!
Fall Foliage Package
Peak Fall Foliage Season in this region is October 3rd to October 15th, so the introduction of our new Fall Foliage Weekend Package couldn't have had better timing. Available the weekend of October 4th to October 6th, the package includes:
- Overnight accommodations for two nights,
- Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne delivered to your guestroom
- Three-course dinner for two at Morgan’s Restaurant on the night of your choosing
- Picnic lunch with fern picnic hamper (yours to keep),
- Full Breakfast for two on one morning
It will be the perfect time to witness the amazing beauty that this area is noted for. Even travel writer Stan Wawer at Travelscope Magazine mentions Interlaken as a recommended overnight accommodation in its Fall 2013 edition. (see page 6).
Taste all of the flavors of fall at our restaurant Morgan's. Go apple picking at Ellsworth Farm in Sharon, CT. Admire the colorful valley at Millbrook Vineyards while tasting their wine. Visit breathtaking waterfalls including Kent Falls in Kent, CT or Bash Bish Falls in Copake Falls, NY. Ride through the colorful trees on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in Millerton, NY. Visit Salisbury Garden Center in Salisbury, CT for unique gourds and Freund's Farm for homemade apple pies in East Canaan, CT. Just drive. Take your picnic lunch that is included in the package on the road with you and head to Route 7, Route 41, Route 44, Route 4, or Route 22 (NY). Any direction will lead you to beauty. Availability is limited to make your reservation today!
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