Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Neighboring Mountain Views

Antiquing in Vermont

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nantucket-basket_1Antiques are ubiquitous in New England – Chester & Bennington, Vermont are among two of the top ten antiques towns in New England, says New England Today Travel. Both are about an hour from Pond Mountain Inn! Additionally, The Vermont Antique Mall in Quechee Gorge and the Drury House in Weston, Vermont are perennial favorites. Details of each are on our website – Things to Do.

One of our favorite pastimes is antiquing, which is how the inn is filled with so many interesting things; a less sophisticated way of saying Objets d’art. One of our recent finds was this Nantucket Lightship Basket Purse – vintage yes, antique no. I fell in love with Nantucket Baskets on the island in the mid-1980s and vowed one day to own one, but not necessarily a purse! These baskets are steeped in New England history, which is, perhaps, why I found them so fascinating. These baskets date back to the early 1800s – it is widely thought the finest examples were made between 1870–1890.

Driving the back roads of Vermont is the best way of stumbling upon interesting things – we always find ourselves heading somewhere only to stop a few times along the way. This happened recently where I had to have a Vintage Maple Sap Bucket that dated back to the 1950s. Of course, it had to be accompanied by a 1930s cast iron tap… silly, perhaps, but just great fun!

 

 

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Pond Mountain Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast located on a serene country lane nestled on the slopes of Pond Mountain. Breakfast is served in our sun-drenched dining room with breathtaking views of neighboring Northeast Mountain – elevation 2100 feet! ​You will be treated as our personal guests, as you experience the quiet comforts of our quintessential New England property. At Pond Mountain Inn, you'll discover the true meaning of "Welcome home!"

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