Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Cross Country or Down Hill Skiing – We Have Seven Places To Choose From

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Why limit yourself to just one ski mountain?
Skiing Distances from Pond Mountain Inn
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort • 48 Minutes / 29 Miles (Southeast)
Stratton Mountain • 1 Hour / 38 Miles (Southeast)
Okemo Mountain Resort • 1 Hour / 40 Miles (East)
Pico Mountain • 1 Hour / 42 Miles (Northeast)
Killington Resort • 1.1 Hours / 48 Miles (Northeast)
Is cross country skiing more your style?
Cross Country Skiing Southern Vermont
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home • 35 Minutes / 25 Miles (South)
Wild Wing’s Ski Touring Center • 50 Minutes / 34 Miles (Southeast)


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Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition • Brattleboro, Vermont

Saturday & Sunday, February 15-16, 2020
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We had a blast last year – nine of us traveled just over an hour though picturesque historic Vermont towns to witness competitors as young as twelve years old launching themselves more than 300 feet at speeds up to 60 mph! Top jumpers from around the world compete on New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter hill… distant ringing cow bells make it seem like you’re in Austria for the day.
Join us… we’re attending both events over the weekend – speedskating at Lake Placid on either Friday or Saturday and ski jumping on Sunday!
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American Cup Short Track Speedskating • Lake Placid, New York

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Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16, 2020 │ Lake Placid Olympic Center
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International Short Track Speedskating is back in Lake Placid for the first time in many years! Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (groups typically between four and six) skate on an oval ice track. The American Cup will consist of 500m, 1000m, 2000m, and 3000m distances with men and women competing. The drive time to Lake Placid is about two hours. Join Us – We’re Definitely  Going!!
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The Crowley Cheese Company Woodstock Vermont – See How This Award Winning Cheese Is Made

Kay and I discovered the Crowley Cheese Company driving to Woodstock, Vermont. We have guests that always make it a point to visit this historic cheese producer. Crowley Cheese dates back to 1824 and its unique qualities are cherished by all. Learn more about what makes this award-winning cheese so special and actually see how the cheese is produced.

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Morning Yogurt Parfait at Pond Mountain Inn

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Begin another beautiful day at Pond Mountain Inn with a delicious Morning Yogurt Parfait – yogurt, granola and fruit are layered in a parfait glass. We only use fresh Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries, organic granola and plain organic yogurt with a hint of dark maple syrup. This is delicious for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! It looks great in a glass, but can also be made in a bowl. Use your favorite fruit, or whatever is in season.

If you’re still yearning for more fresh fruit, our signature fresh fruit chalice includes all the berries found in our parfait and, Jersey peaches, local cantaloupe, pineapple and a mint leaf from our garden just for color!

See delicious recipes from your host Kay!

 


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The Night Sky at Pond Mountain Inn is Magnificent for Star Gazing

The Night Sky is magnificent for Star Gazing. It’s amazing what can be seen from the property! You won’t see the Pillars of Creation above, but read about what we get to see most nights! And… the left “pillar” is approximately four light years tall!!

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Vermont Wagyu Ribeye Steak Tasting at Spring Rock Farm

It was 11 in the morning — a bright blue-sky winter day with a schedule packed with unknowing opportunities. How would we know today would become another life-bettering day? A sub-two- hour drive took us along picturesque rivers, open fields, through historic villages to our much-anticipated destination.

Our private farm tour and tasting  at Spring Rock Farm soon gave way to understanding and respect – Vermont Wagyu adheres to classifications and hierarchies as their way of defining excellence. In a large 18th-century Vermont working kitchen we were served two extraordinary cuts of Wagyu beef – both ribeye steaks, one full-blood, the other a crossbreed.

Seasoned modestly with salt & pepper, and grilled to perfection we all slowly savored steaks so delicious that each could easily exceed $150 at a New York City restaurant. We sliced through each piece of Wagyu with less effort than it takes to cut a wedge of soft Camembert. Without getting into the chemistry of beef flavor, it’s nearly impossible to describe the tenderness, slight chew and juiciness of what now has become the best steak we’ve ever tasted. Each steak had consistent well-developed marbling throughout, with an interesting outer-layer of savory fat that most certainly contributed to the overall unique flavor composition. Thank you, Sheila for an incredible experience that we’ll never forget!

A few days later we had another Wagyu steak tasting… the photo above is a full-blood Wagyu Flatiron Steak served bleu or “extra rare” – Also Indescribably Delicious!

Join us for our next private farm tour and tasting in March!

 

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