Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Neighboring Mountain Views

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The Slate Valley Museum in Granville, New York is Well Worth Visiting!

It took almost five years to visit The Slate Valley Museum, but well worth visiting! A small, but
fascinating museum just ten minutes from the inn celebrates a remarkable history and culture of the quarrying community that was established along the New York-Vermont border in the 1800s. Many of the Slate Valley quarries are still in operation today!

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Philadelphia II, a 1776 Gunboat Docked on Lake Champlain

An hour from Burlington is Vergennes, Vermont, the state’s oldest city and home to
the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The Philadelphia II , a 1776 gunboat
replica (the original is in the Smithsonian) is docked on the Lake Champlain
waterfront was especially impressive after listening to a fascinating forty minute
lecture about life on board. We learned what made the area so pivotal to Benedict
Arnold’s fleet during the American Revolution. And, there’s so much more…
shipwrecks, maritime artifacts and interesting exhibits.

Our guests love the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. See the full Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington Day Trip Itinerary





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Visit Shelburne Museum in Burlington, Vermont Filled with American History

Your trip to Shelburne Museum takes you past the Shelburne Museum, which should not be
missed! Words are inadequate to describe this place – filled with American history, art
and design that includes 39 unique structures on 45 acres.

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Consider a Day Trip to Burlington, Vermont

Your destination is Church Street the unofficial center of Burlington. And,
it’s a spectacular drive with noteworthy sights along the way! Burlington is
a great walking town with interesting shops and great restaurants.

See our Day Trip Itinerary that includes Burlington.





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Hiking Haystack Mountain Near Wells, Vermont

A wonderful two hour hike that was rewarded by incredibly majestic
views of the Mettowee Valley and RT 30 south just minutes from Pond
Mountain Inn. Sometimes referred to as the Gibraltar of America with
some of the best panoramic views in Southern Vermont.

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Exploring Lake St. Catherine Vermont

Exploring Lake St. Catherine from the water or simply tour the shore by car offers
breathtaking views of the lake. Early mornings are uniquely tranquil – only
interrupted with the exhilaration of witnessing a soaring bald eagle; we’ll supply the
field glasses!

Touring the lake by car takes about an hour visiting all the inlets – grab lunch at
Wells Country Store and picnic on the beach. Now, find more Experiences & Discoveries!

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Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

Dutch Baby


3 eggs

½ cup flour

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch of nutmeg

4 tablespoons butter (for skillet)

Vermont Maple Syrup and confectioners’ sugar


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s preferable to mix the batter by hand.

Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (make sure it does not burn) add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden then lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake an additional five minutes.

Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with Vermont Maple syrup and confectioners’ sugar.

Another wonderful recipe from Pond Mountain Inn!