Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Neighboring Mountain Views


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Pond Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast Now Offers “Date Night” – A Truly Unique Dining Experience

Date Night BlogPond Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast is rapidly becoming a highly acclaimed boutique country inn and is the preferred choice in Vermont lodging for weekend retreats – year-round destination focusing on holidays, hosting elegant dinner parties and seasonal attractions. This year, we’re offering Date Night; a four-course farm-to-table candlelit dinner prepared with fresh organic seasonal fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats and poultry served al fresco. Pair these exquisite ingredients with incredible mountain views for a truly unique dining experience.

Your evening begins on the great lawn in comfortable traditional Adirondack chairs while you enjoy delicious summer hors d’oeuvres, smoked salmon and local hand-crafted cheeses. The conversation grows as the daylight wanes, and around 7:30 p.m. dinner is served. One of the specialty meals you can find on the menu is an organic red leaf lettuce salad with homemade sherry vinaigrette followed by large pan-seared sea scallops Provencal, Milanese risotto, sautéed broccoli florets with garlic, fresh summer corn with cream and chive butter. Dish following mouth-watering dish is complete with a decadent chocolate molten cake dessert with freshly whipped cream and garden raspberries.

*Pond Mountain Inn is a “BYOB” – we do not have a liquor license. In addition to your appetite please bring your own wine, beer and spirits – we’ll supply the rest; proper wine glasses, chilled beer glasses, ice, mixers and garnishes! There is no corkage fee or other fees associated with providing you with your favorite fine wine, beer, or small batch spirit. If you wish, please drop off your red or white wine a day earlier so that we can chill the red at 56° and white at 42°. The correct temperature can still be achieved between the hors d’oeuvres course and the main course if distance or convenience is an issue.

Date Night is available between July 30 through October 15, 2015.

Make your reservation at least five days in advance so that we can personalize your menu.

Dinner options range in price from: $75.00 – $150.00 per person.

1955 Sawmill Hill Road, Wells, Vermont 05775

Telephone: 802.325.2829


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Pond Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast Serves The Finest Cup of Coffee

coffeephoto575Our Philosophy at Pond Mountain Inn

One of the defining characteristics of an excellent bed & breakfast is the emphasis on serving the finest cup of coffee available. We serve a non-flavored Viennese Roast in the Main House during breakfast, which is the lightest of T.M. Ward’s Espresso roasts – it’s unusually smooth, delicately strong, with a nice velvety finish. It’s Delicious and we hope that you enjoy it too!

 

History

One of the oldest institutions in Newark, New Jersey is the T.M. Ward Coffee Company; originally opened by Timothy Ward in 1869. Unlike many businesses over its 140 years of continuous existence, Ward’s has remained a locally-based, family-run company that embraces its employees.

The Process

It all begins with using exceptional filtered water – our water is delivered from a 360 foot deep artesian well. By the time the coffee reaches your coffee mug, our water has been filtered twice and has passed through ultraviolet technology.

Our recipe for making great coffee begins with controlling the temperature of the water when it comes in contact with the coffee, which highlights the characteristics of our great coffee – we use both a drip coffee maker and percolator, both brew an outstanding cup of coffee!

The Coffee

We begin with great coffee. We found T.M. Ward, an exceptional local quality roaster that sells freshly roasted beans. We experimented with quarter of a pound of a many different varieties of coffee and selected a non-flavored Viennese Roast as our signature coffee. We actually took the beans out of the bag, smelled them, and smelled the coffee again after we ground them. Even if you like your coffee with milk or cream, we tried a few sips without anything added and tasted it. We considered what we tasted and the aroma as we would with a fine glass of wine. We wanted to make sure that we provide the best coffee possible and I believe we were successful! Our guests will ultimately make the final determination.

We use a standardized scoop of coffee. Most experts say two tablespoons of ground coffee per 8-ounce cup, but coffees differ and tastes differ, but we found that this works for us at the inn. Occasionally, we make more coffee than we can use immediately, we always pour it into a thermos or carafe to keep it warm. We never let coffee sit on a burner or warming device, as this will kill the taste.

We want your morning coffee to be the best cup of coffee that you’ve ever had and we’ll keep trying to exceed your expectation; we even warm your coffee mug before pouring your first cup of coffee! See you in the morning….

Whether you join us for coffee in the Main House or use your single cup serving from our Keurig coffee machines you are guaranteed to have a delicious cup of coffee!

In Room Single Cup Serving Varieties:

  • Bold Justice*: Spanish Espresso, Kenya Colombian, Sumatra Full City.
  • Full City Roast: Dark Roast Colombian.
  • House Blend: Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Brazilian.
  • Silk Signature: Blend: Full City, French Roast.

* What has been most responsible for putting T.M. Ward on the map has to be its Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito “Bold Justice Blend”, a rich blend of Columbian, Java and New Guinea, with a bit of espresso. This was the longtime client’s favorite cup, and Ward’s pushed the product in support of Alito’s 2005-06 run through Senate confirmation. Bold Justice Blend became all the rage amongst the journalist and internet crowds, and to this day, the Trenton native seems to have successfully branded his own personal way of motivating Jersey’s masses.