Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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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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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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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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Lake George Dining at The Sagamore Resort

​Look no further… this is our absolute favorite summertime place to have cocktails and dinner, and we always arrive precisely at 5:00 pm to get the best table on the veranda—the views of Lake George and the Adirondacks are beyond spectacular!

This early al fresco dinner on the deck at The Sagamore is always spectacular and was continually repeated last year! A nice breeze off the water made for a very comfortable outdoor dining experience. Make sure to ask for Calvin, our server was gracious, elegant and charmingly funny.

Many of our guests have enjoyed the same extraordinary dining experience at the Sagamore! And, I almost forgot; the lobster ravioli was probably the best I’ve ever had… This landmark hotel & resort with a prestigious history that dates back to the 1880s is secluded on a private 70-acre island just over an hour from Pond Mountain Inn. Along with an inspiring setting in the heart of the Adirondacks, the award-winning dining is alone worth the drive!

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Vermont Top Ten List • Shelburne Museum #1

The most magnificent property in Vermont—this New England village-like setting of historic buildings and landscapes hosts a world-class collection of over 100,000 American artifacts. Often referred to as “New England’s Smithsonian”, it comprises the finest collection of American art, history and design in the United States. The art collection includes Rembrandt, Degas, Monet, Manet and Cassatt. The “Round Barn and foundational stonework is alone worth the visit! The Museum Opens May 15, 2022.

Shelburne Museum Website is Outstanding

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The Shelburne Museum • Inside the Circus Building

Our favorite place to visit in Vermont is the Shelburne Museum, and it’s less than two hours from Pond Mountain Inn. The Shelburne Museum 2022 season begins on May 15. We frequently write about the Shelburne Museum—just spend ten minutes on their website and see why it’s our favorite place in Vermont!!

Inside the Circus Building • Shelburne Museum

Look closely… The Kirk Bros. Circus is a masterpiece of American folk art. This 3,500-piece maliciously hand carved circus was originally conceived as a toy for the maker’s four children stretching over 40 years to complete (1910-1956). The entire three-ring circus is complete with a mesh and canvas tent and electric lights. The photo only captures a portion of the entire circus—you’ll be spellbound when you see this fanciful diorama for the first time!

The Circus Building where the Kirk Bros. Circus is displayed is a guest favorite, and ours too! The horseshoe shaped building was designed to showcase the hand-carved miniature Arnold Circus Parade stretching nearly 518 feet—it’s an endless parade that captures the imagination. The collection also includes 500 circus posters from the 1830s -1960s and antique wooden carousel horses from the same period. They even have a working vintage carousel in front of the building! Simply Magnificent!

Here’s The Shelburne Museum Website

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Photo courtesy of Shelburne Museum

 


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The Clark Art Institute’s Current Exhibition

Hue & Cry: French Printmaking and the Debate Over Colors. The Exhibition Ends March 6, 2022.

Brightly colored prints and posters are synonymous with Paris in the 1890s—a period known as the Belle Époque (beautiful age). Yet, at the time, color in print was an outlier phenomenon. We have plans to visit the exhibition next week!

Here’s the link to The Clark Art Institute: https://www.clarkart.edu/

 

 

 

 


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The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition • Brattleboro, Vermont (This Weekend!)

We are very excited about attending The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition this weekend, February 19 &20, 2022, and it’s their 100th Anniversary! The competition offers spectators an opportunity to experience the Olympic sport of ski jumping  up close in all its breathtaking, heart-stopping glory—complete with distant ringing cow bells make it seem like you’re in Austria for the day! This long-standing, two-day Brattleboro tradition is held on New England’s only Olympic-size, 90-meter hill. And, Friday night they’re having a beautiful fireworks display! Read About Our Day Two Years Ago at the Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition—it’s a fun read!

For More About the Competition Here’s Their Website: https://harrishillskijump.com/

 

 

 

 

 


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The Champagne Salon Inspired by Dom Pérignon

Looking for something a little different that indulges your senses? We offer this suggestion… The new Dom Pérignon Salon, the only one of its kind sanctioned by the legendary champagne house with a choice of indoor or outdoor spaces. Experience all three Dom Pérignon offerings with D’Artagnan’s Ossetra Malossol Caviar. The Blantyre property and exclusive Dom Pérignon experience ia a justified extravagance! This single-destination day trip is only about two hours from Pond Mountain Inn, however why not combine this trip with a visit to The Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts? The Clark is one of the most respected museums in the world.

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