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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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.

See More Winter Activities at Pond Moutnain Inn.

 


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White Face Mountain • Stowe • Sugarbush • Killington • Mount Snow • Stratton

At Pond Mountain Inn, we always said, “Why Limit Yourself to Just One Ski Mountain?” We also said, “We’re Perfectly Situated to Ski all the Mountains.” That’s Dmitriy, snowboarding down our driveway a few years back…  a devout Ranger fan and all-around great guy, Dmitriy stayed with us for the better part of three weeks, and skied all six mountains!

See our Winter Packages… https://www.pondmountaininn.com/winter-package

 

 


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A Breed Apart—The Stonewood Farm Turkey

Stonewood Farm • Orwell, Vermont

The most delicious turkeys come from Stonewood Farm, that’s why we buy our Thanksgiving turkey here every year. And, the owners are absolutely fabulous! Stonewood Farm raises over 34,000 turkeys annually on over eight hundred acres. Kay posed for this photo while we were serenaded by no fewer than 8,000 turkeys – absolutely hilarious! We’ve been to our fair share of Vermont farms over the last six years and with only one other exception this was cleanest farm we’ve ever visited!

Before moving to Vermont our turkeys always came from Jaindl Farms located in Pennsylvania—these are the turkeys that grace the Thanksgiving Holiday table at the White House. Of course, they’re delicious, but we love our Stonewood Farm turkeys, and may be the best in New England!

We’re always doing something interesting at Pond Mountain Inn!  

https://stonewoodfarm.com/

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Autumn at Pond Mountain Inn

Fall may be the best time of the year at Pond Mountain Inn. Warm days, crisp nights, colorful foliage— all giftwrapped in a perfect package…. watching the leaves transition from bright reds into yellows and oranges – nature’s palette unfolds before your very eyes. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Walking the pumpkin patches and rambling through apple orchards while inhaling that crisp clean Vermont mountain air is why we all wait for autumn.


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Breakfast Al Fresco In The Vermont Outdoors At Pond Mountain Inn

In the summer months, our legendary gourmet farm-to-table breakfasts are served al fresco at the Main House terrace under the rough-sawn timber frame pergola 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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Beautiful Spot for a Relaxing Getaway

We are always delighted and thankful when guests leave reviews, and occasionally we’ll post them here on our blog…

We wanted a place that was close to our home in case our children needed us while we were away. The pictures and write up just spoke to us! But don’t let that fool you; those don’t do the place justice! A beautiful, open floor plan apartment with plenty of room for us to spread out. The views were beautiful out of the large picture windows. The kitchen was well-equipped. The morning breakfast was top notch, and rivaled any star chef we have eaten from! But better than all of that was Glenn and Kay as hosts. They are truly made for this lifestyle! They love people and it shows in the quality and pride they take throughout their home and your experience. We came as guests, but left as friends! We would highly recommend for your next getaway! (Also Found on Vrbo)

Please take a look at our website: Pond Mountain Inn—our newsletters are a wonderful ten-minute lunch experience, but wait until you see our menu!

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Our Two Latest Reviews

This Little Guy is Enjoying Lemon Cottage Cheese Soufflé Pancakes Al Fresco…

This is the first time we decided to publish any of our 225 five-star reviews. We truly have ‘the best guests’, and we’re always very thankful each and every time that our guests take the time to put their experiences into words. And, with bed and breakfast travel, there is always some level of uncertainty that the place you’ve booked accurately matches the photos and description. At Pond Mountain Inn, we provide tremendous insight into our property with an abundance of photographs, newsletters, day trip itineraries, wellness and blogs that not only portray our inn accurately, but provide valuable insight into the incredible range of experiences found here in Vermont.       

Fantastic Stay!

We absolutely loved this property and the owners! The property is just as described. We stayed in the cottage. It was immaculate upon arrival. I can’t say enough good things about our hosts Glenn & Kaye. They were an absolute delight. They made us feel so welcome! And Kaye’s cooking was exceptional! She made the best breakfast for us each morning. By the time we left I felt like we were leaving friends. This was a great rental! If you love nature, like your solitude, require immaculate lodging and enjoy having a delicious breakfast each morning with two wonderful people, this is the place to be! Thank you, Glenn and Kaye! I hope our paths cross again some time! It was so nice meeting you☺️

7/13/2021 at 5:03 AM (Vrbo)

New Review for Pond Mountain Inn

“Beautiful Inn on picturesque Pond Mountain with stunning views!” We just returned from a 2.5 week stay at gorgeous Pond Mountain Inn, and had just a wonderful time! This was our seventh visit over the past six years and this visit may have been the best yet! We enjoyed exceptional service, absolutely fabulous breakfasts al fresco using all local farm-to-table ingredients, spectacular views, many very fun day-trips, and incredibly restful nights with a sky full of stars! Kay and Glenn, the Innkeepers, are a special couple who make our stays something to look forward to each year! We will be back in the fall, and again twice (or more?!) next year!! Cannot recommend Pond Mountain Inn strongly enough!!

7/13/2021 / Scott P. (Yelp)

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, and have a great summer!