Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Stunning Vermont October Foliage

Hello Everyone From Pond Mountain Inn!

Uncertain times need stimulating ideas. This summer and early fall, our guests have worked al fresco, others practiced outdoor yoga, one couple cooked 100% Vermont organic meals, another foraged for wild edibles, one forty-year-old guest designed her entire wellness program and helped us with ours! Three did our Adventure Wellness, and one dined on the fish they caught, and most everyone hiked over fifteen different trails. One couple is planning to work from home for six weeks at Pond Mountain Inn! The point is; everyone approached their time away from home much differently and were rewarded for thinking creatively.

The foliage is arriving 8-12 days early this year. Normally, peak foliage is around October 15 We’ll likely see the best fall colors late next week.

See the most amazing photographs in our October Newsletter, titled, Gorgeous Vermont Foliage: https://conta.cc/30usDeV

All our very best,

Kay & Glenn


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Fall Means Pumpkin Picking in Vermont See the Locations Near Pond Mountain Inn

Fall pumpkins are simply enchanting – bright orange irregularly shaped pumpkins scattered about the fields, and the excitement of children hunting for the perfect shape and size only to realize it’s too large to carry! We have great pumpkin patches with some less than an hour away from Pond Mountain Inn!

Equinox Valley Nursery and Garden Center – 1158 Main Street, Manchester Center

Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze – 741 Prospect Hill Road, Rutland

Winslow Farms – 506 US Route 7, Pittsford

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Champlain Orchards Shoreham Vermont Are Family Owned And Ecologically Managed

Champlain Orchards in Shoreham is Vermont’s premier orchard. They are one of the oldest continuously operating family owned, ecologically managed orchards that is well worth the drive, just an hour from Pond Mountain Inn. Their method of growing fruit follows a strict and inspected eco-sensitive, minimally-treated and natural method as possible.

Kay and I continually seek out Farm To Table delicious food to prepare for our guests and this is one of our favorite places. We normally spend over an hour roaming about the orchards picking over a bushel of apples. This is truly Vermont’s premier orchard and we treated our guests to this wonderful experience. Afterward, we taste five varieties of hard cider – my favorite was Honeycrisp single varietal cider!

You can pick your own apples with over 110 varieties to choose from. Also, in season right now are fall raspberries, Asian pears, and European plums.

See our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries for other exciting places to experience in our surrounding area.


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Green Mountain Railroad Offers Fall Foliage Train Rides In Beautiful Vermont

All Board on the Green Mountain Flyer … Combining leaf peeping with a two hour Vermont train ride from Chester to Ludlow in vintage windows-open passenger cars is a unique way of seeing the fall colors come alive as you wind through the Green Mountains. Afterward, have lunch and visit all the interesting antique shops that Chester offers.

Get all the details for the awesome train ride Here

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Lake St. Catherine Country Club Offers 18 Hole Golf Course and Dinner With A View – Open to the Public

Just 12 minutes up the road from Pond Mountain Inn, is the Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Poultney, VT. It is open to the public, delightfully inexpensive, and offers a wonderful dining alternative with incredible views!

For Golfers the Country Club has an 18 hole golf course that measures 6200 yards. The nine hole golf Course was created in 1925 and the first 4 holes of the 18 hole course (expansion of the 9 hole course in the mid 1990’s) are the original from the nine hole golf course.

Last year, I had had the pleasure of playing nine holes with our guests, which now has become an annual tradition (postponned this year); bogeyed four, parred one… shot a 51 – Pure Luck! My caddy, Scott, our three-time returning guest once caddied for President Gerald Ford!

Get More information – Lake St. Catherine Country Club

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Discover More About The Worlds Largest Marble Museum Located In Vermont

The Vermont Marble Museum, is the world’s largest marble exhibit with over 100 exhibits! A few of the highlights are; The Hall of Presidents,  On-Site Sculptor and Gallery, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Exhibit and they offer a gift shop. Add this to your Vermont Road Trip! Just under an hour drive from Pond Mountain Inn to Proctor, Vermont

The Museum was chosen for the Yankee Magazine’s Best of Vermont 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards. The museum closes the last week of October for the winter months. The gift shop is open year round.

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Thank You Notable Nuances • Photography by Susan Wilkinson


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Emerald Lake State Park Vermont Offers Camping Swimming and Picnicking

This year, three different families have visited Emerald Lake State Park located in North Dorset and just 30 minutes from Pond Mountain Inn is named for its emerald green waters. The kids loved swimming and hiking… This 992 acre park surrounds the 20 acre Emerald Lake, that offers camping, swimming and a place to relax and enjoy a picnic. Some of the more popular activities are amphibian explorations, night hikes, campfire programs and nature crafts and games.

See our Dorset / Manchester • Day Trip Itinerary for more exciting places to visit!


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We Love This Little Slice Of Vermont Life – Featured in Yankee Magazine – Poorhouse Pies In Underhill, Vermont

Last year Kay and I along with a guest drove two hours from Pond Mountain Inn to serve ourselves at this tiny pie shed, Poorhouse Pies in Underhill, Vermont! But we wanted more, after all they were featured in Yankee Magazine. We walked fifty feet hoping to meet the owners and to see where the pies were made. In the side door of a tiny yellow farmhouse we entered a correspondingly tiny commercial kitchen that was barely enough space to accommodate the owners. Paula and Jamie told us that on holiday weekends they make about 120 pies and always sell out. The three of us bought 6-7 pies and had a pie tasting a few days later! We loved this little slice of Vermont life!

Sightseeing or just wanting to visit exciting places in our surrounding area, check out our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries

 

 

 


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Belted Galloway Beef Cheeseburger – Spring Brook Farm Vermont

 

 

Looks like an ordinary cheeseburger, right!?!? This Belted Galloway Beef Cheeseburger was one of the best burger we’ve ever had at Spring Brook Farm, Reading, Vermont. Two guests who joined Kay and I were unanimously agreed!  Well-marbled with just enough fat content, rich mouthfeel, strong beef flavor, but not gamey, and a near-grill aroma combined with a weighty in-hand presence created a multi-layered sensory experience for the eyes, nose and mouth. Join us as we tour their extraordinary dairy farm where they produce award winning cheese.

An interesting read – 16 Things You Should Know about Belted Galloway Cows!

Where is your next adventure taking you? See Our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries in the surrounding area of our Bed and Breakfast!

 

 

 

 


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Drive-In Movie Theaters in Vermont and Nearby

Nothing offers up more built-in social distancing, more nostalgia or just a pure slice of Americana than the once pervasive drive-in movie theater that’s gaining a resurgence in today’s social distancing climate as America begins opening up again.

There are hundreds of theaters nationwide, more precisely there are perhaps only 305 theaters in the United States with a total of 549 screens, according to the United Drive-in Theater Owner Association.

CNN and The Washington Post have written about this resurgence, and even Food & Wine reports that “Restaurants Are Turning Their Parking Lots into Drive-In Movie Theaters… It’s the perfect socially-distanced outing.”

A Brief History of the Drive-In Movie Theater

In 1933 that Richard Hollingshead opened the first theater Camden, New Jersey. A year passed when Shankweiler built a second in Orefields, Pennsylvania (and, it’s still open today), but it wasn’t until the 1950s that the idea really resonated with rural America.  By 1958, the number of drive-ins peaked at 4,063.

Six Drive-In Movie Theaters Nearby Pond Mountain Inn 

Glen Drive-In Theatre: (since 1958) Queensbury, New York, 518.792.0023

Malta Drive-In Theatre: (since1949) Malta, New York, 518.587.6077

Hathaway’s Twin Drive-In Theater: (since 1948) North Hoosick, New York, 318.374.8346

Bethel Drive-In: Bethel, Vermont, 802.728.3740

Sunset Drive-In: (since 1948) Colchester, Vermont, 802.862.1800

Fairlee Drive-in Theatre: (since 1950) Fairlee, Vermont, 802.333.9192

The Fairlee Drive-In is only 1 of 2 drive-ins in the United States that also runs a motel on the same premises. All 12 motel rooms have a view of the drive-in with a large picture window and a speaker allowing motel guests to watch the movies from their rooms. 

Take a look at the full List of Drive-In Movie Theaters in the United States

https://www.familyvacationcritic.com/drive-in-movie-theaters-for-families/art/

Photo Courtesy of familyvacationcritic.com