Updated: September 11, 2020
With the approach of autumn in the Green Mountains, safety continues to be our highest priority. Relaxation, wellness, tranquility, happiness, adventure and enhanced outdoor activities have always been our specialties, and despite the new challenges presented by Covid-19, we continue to be fully prepared to offer our guests the complete Vermont experience that they have some to love.
Dining at Pond Mountain Inn
Out of respect for CDC regulations and the Vermont Department of Health we continue offering breakfast dining al fresco on the terrace with tables safely distanced. Alternatively, indoor breakfast is served in the main house dining room. Guests are offered separate dining times that eliminate contact between families. We continue to work individually with each guest to determine the ideal dining venue for their needs that includes bringing breakfast to both the Loft and Cottage. Our daily breakfast menus are as robust and creative as ever, featuring the best local and regional ingredients available.
As one of Vermont’s premier boutique inns, Pond Mountain Inn has always maintained the highest level of cleanliness and sanitization. Additional safety protocols include:
- Health and temperature checks before the start of each day.
- Extra vigilant staff hand washing practices.
- Higher-frequency cleaning and disinfection throughout all public areas.
- Selected cleaning agents to reduce viral transmission on surfaces.
- Deep cleaning and disinfection of suites between visits.
We’re Ready for Your Visit!
Previous Update: July
Pond Mountain Inn | Cross State Travel Restrictions
Travelers from counties in New York, New Jersey and New England states having fewer than 400 active cases per million are permitted to stay in Vermont without completing the Vermont Certification of Compliance.
You Are Permitted to Travel to Vermont & Pond Mountain Inn Under the Following Guidelines:
Travel to Vermont is also permitted if the travelers have self-quarantined for the last 14 days prior to traveling nonstop to Vermont, or if the travelers have self-quarantined for the last 7 days prior to traveling nonstop to Vermont and have tested negative for the virus.
A color coded map by county is available from the state of Vermont (please click on the following to link to the map and move your cursor over the county where you live to determine how to proceed) https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel
If you need help navigating the Vermont Official State Website or have questions about travel to Vermont, we would be delighted to help even if your plans do not include Pond Mountain Inn.
Pre-Arrival or Upon Arrival
Guests may be required to complete the Vermont Certification of Compliance.
Safety & Hygiene
The safety and wellbeing of our guests is our top priority at Pond Mountain Inn. We continue to take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous.
Our personal commitment is that we are adhering to all the best evidence-based public health advice. We continue doing everything that we can to ensure your safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.
We also want to assure you that we understand the need for flexibility in planning your travel during this time and we want you to feel confident when booking, modifying or canceling your vacation plans.
Guests that booked directly with Pond Mountain Inn for travel this year please feel free to modify or cancel your reservation without penalty up to and including the day of your visit. We want you to have as much flexibility as possible and will accommodate any changes that make you feel most comfortable.
If your booking was made with an online travel agent or other third-party travel professional, you should contact the booking provider to make amendments. That said, we are happy to help in the unlikely event that you run into difficulties.
Kay & Glenn