Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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There’s Something Special About This Beaver Pond and Lodge

During our recent trip to Waitsfield for yak meat we discovered this beaver lodge standing nearly seven feet tall! But, that’s not the entire story… the most interesting part of our discovery was the shallow beaver-engineered pond – just look at the lower left corner of the photo. This large family of beavers constructed an entire ecosystem to live and raise their pups! We’re always stumbling upon something fascinating!

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What’s a Cape Cod Lighter?

Beneath the fireplace grate you’ll see a short rod with a ceramic ball attached to a rod. That’s the Cape Cod Lighter! However, there’s more… very popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries these lighters are ingenious requiring no kindling whatsoever to build a fire. The porous unglazed ceramic ball positioned at the end of the rod, which soaks in a pitcher of lamp oil or whale oil, if you can still find it, until you’re ready… light the torchlike rod and place the rod in the fireplace, under the wood, and within 2-3 minutes you see an unimaginable controlled conflagration. It’s magic!

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Get Back to Nature and Enjoy the Fresh Air!

Staying fit, strong and active during the winter can be a challenge, especially for energetic outdoor enthusiasts. Not to worry; fortunately, the cold weather also opens up countless options for winter-specific activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The health benefits of snowshoeing are making it an increasingly popular winter sport that just makes for a healthier and happier winter!

Get your health time outdoors in the fresh air and away from people. Snowshoeing is a wonderful aerobic activity that improves your cardiovascular and muscle fitness, and you can burn from 420-1000 calories per hour. It’s a great low-impact winter activity! And, you can snowshoe here at Pond Mountain Inn.

 


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A Day in Lake Placid

We spent the day at the 2023 Winter World University Games—11-Day International Competition in Lake Placid… a beautiful winter village within the Adirondack State Park. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum exhibits and artifacts were fascinating. Here’s a brief compilation of our day… Just over two hours from Pond Mountain Inn.

Lake Placid Olympic Center

Tribute to the 1980 Miracle on Ice

Switzerland Speedskater Practicing

Czech Republic vs. Norway (Norway won 8-6)

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Incredible Breakfast Diversity

The morning begins with fresh seasonal fruit— an assortment of five types of melon and berries. “Elegant, Local and Delicious.” is how our guests describe the morning’s first course.  From exotic fruit, Asian mangos, to locally grown berries, fall apples from Champlain Orchards, to the best and freshest melon found in surrounding markets. We serve mostly local, organic fruit provided by family farmers…

Fresh Georgia Peaches—Local Blackberries and Blueberries, and that’s our mint leaf…

Raspberries and Blackberries from Champlain Orchards.

Philippine Mango or the Manila Mango are the Sweetest Variety.

Sometimes, it’s just about the morning view… and, those are Rainier cherries.

In late-spring, summer, and early fall, our legendary gourmet farm-to-table breakfasts are served al fresco surrounded by perennial gardens, early sheep pastures and lush undisturbed distant mountain views, “It’s just magical here, and one of the prettiest outside dining spots in Vermont!”

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Dashing Through the Snow

 

Another outdoor winter experience… let two Friesian Horses take you on an unbelievable horse-drawn sleigh ride through some of the most beautiful fields of snow on private trails in Vermont. This picturesque farm is the perfect setting to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience in Vermont’s winter wonderland. See all of Pond Mountain Inn’s Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries.

Friesians of Majesty 

 


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Lake Placid Bobsled Experience

Join us and experience the most thrilling minute of your life! Find out what it’s like to be an Olympic bobsledder… I’m definitely doing this and I hope Kay will too! Afterward, we’ll retire to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame or just take in the winter beauty of Lake Placid. Cost, $125.


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French-Style Omelettes at Pond Mountain Inn

Dakin Farm Big Link Smoked Sausage and Shredded Pan-Fried Potatoes with Seasonal Garnish.

Today’s Omelette Interior has Chestnut, Lion’s Mane and Oyster Mushrooms.

Our signature French crêpe-like omelettes may be the best farm-to-table omelette you’ve ever had. We only use freshly harvested mushrooms from a local farmer, while all our omelette ingredients are locally sourced. See our menu to read why our guests return year-after-year for Chef Kay’s omelettes, and all our exquisite collection of breakfast dishes.

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Wild Wings Ski Touring Center • Peru, Vermont

That’s Patti in the clearing at the top of the trail. This was our first day cross-country skiing, two years ago, and the day was magnificent—blue skies, sunny and 32°.

Our other guests loved Wild Wings—Rachel and Jesse, both beginners took to the trails beautifully. They’re smart, they watched YouTube videos before they arrived. Wild Wings is a family friendly Nordic ski touring center that offers some of the best cross-country skiing in Southern Vermont.

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Breakfast Sushi… at Pond Mountain Inn

Our guests loved Kay’s new breakfast delicacy… Wild Alaska Smoked Salmon filled with a light and fluffy spinach and red onion scrambled egg… See our breakfast menu, one of the finest in New England! Pond Mountain Inn Breakfast Menu.