Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Welcome to JH Forge Custom Knife Maker • Pawlet, Vermont

When’s the last time you shucked an oyster? Me, likely never… I cannot help being mindful of the force and dexterity required to open an oyster without sustaining a deep hand laceration requiring multiple surgeries and weeks in a cast. So, no oyster shucking for me! That said, I just had to have this oyster shucker – why, look at it… it’s a work of art, and the prospect of having bushels of oysters and cherrystone clams this summer may have contributed to my decision.
Now, the technical side… this 8″ oyster shucking knife has been thoughtfully developed and indestructibly built to confidently pry-open the most stubborn oyster. The wide thick curved blade with a sturdy pointed tip will ensure mangled-free oyster meat. The five-inch handle is made from black walnut, and we also have a matching black walnut handle bread knife that we also couldn’t live without!
Jim Hurlburt, the owner, not only creates custom knives, but a variety of other tools. Jim is incredibly interesting and has a full machine shop on Route 30 in Pawlet, and a few years ago Jim built a 1930s era 30’ Chris-Craft Mahogany Runabout. I hope we get an invite this summer!
Last – in the photo above the oyster knife in resting on a giant clam shell. I actually ate the raw clam meat from this shell at an outdoor seafood market on the site where Magellan was killed in 1521 – Mactan, Philippines.

 


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Cross Country or Down Hill Skiing – We Have Seven Places To Choose From

You need an intro for this…
Why limit yourself to just one ski mountain?
Skiing Distances from Pond Mountain Inn
Bromley Mountain Ski Resort • 48 Minutes / 29 Miles (Southeast)
Stratton Mountain • 1 Hour / 38 Miles (Southeast)
Okemo Mountain Resort • 1 Hour / 40 Miles (East)
Pico Mountain • 1 Hour / 42 Miles (Northeast)
Killington Resort • 1.1 Hours / 48 Miles (Northeast)
Is cross country skiing more your style?
Cross Country Skiing Southern Vermont
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home • 35 Minutes / 25 Miles (South)
Wild Wing’s Ski Touring Center • 50 Minutes / 34 Miles (Southeast)


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Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition • Brattleboro, Vermont

Saturday & Sunday, February 15-16, 2020
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We had a blast last year – nine of us traveled just over an hour though picturesque historic Vermont towns to witness competitors as young as twelve years old launching themselves more than 300 feet at speeds up to 60 mph! Top jumpers from around the world compete on New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter hill… distant ringing cow bells make it seem like you’re in Austria for the day.
Join us… we’re attending both events over the weekend – speedskating at Lake Placid on either Friday or Saturday and ski jumping on Sunday!
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American Cup Short Track Speedskating • Lake Placid, New York

Photo by Melissa Majchrzak

Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16, 2020 │ Lake Placid Olympic Center
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International Short Track Speedskating is back in Lake Placid for the first time in many years! Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (groups typically between four and six) skate on an oval ice track. The American Cup will consist of 500m, 1000m, 2000m, and 3000m distances with men and women competing. The drive time to Lake Placid is about two hours. Join Us – We’re Definitely  Going!!
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The Crowley Cheese Company Woodstock Vermont – See How This Award Winning Cheese Is Made

Kay and I discovered the Crowley Cheese Company driving to Woodstock, Vermont. We have guests that always make it a point to visit this historic cheese producer. Crowley Cheese dates back to 1824 and its unique qualities are cherished by all. Learn more about what makes this award-winning cheese so special and actually see how the cheese is produced.

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Morning Yogurt Parfait at Pond Mountain Inn

BreakfastMorning Fruit

Begin another beautiful day at Pond Mountain Inn with a delicious Morning Yogurt Parfait – yogurt, granola and fruit are layered in a parfait glass. We only use fresh Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries, organic granola and plain organic yogurt with a hint of dark maple syrup. This is delicious for breakfast, snack, even for a dessert! It looks great in a glass, but can also be made in a bowl. Use your favorite fruit, or whatever is in season.

If you’re still yearning for more fresh fruit, our signature fresh fruit chalice includes all the berries found in our parfait and, Jersey peaches, local cantaloupe, pineapple and a mint leaf from our garden just for color!

See delicious recipes from your host Kay!

 


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The Night Sky at Pond Mountain Inn is Magnificent for Star Gazing

The Night Sky is magnificent for Star Gazing. It’s amazing what can be seen from the property! You won’t see the Pillars of Creation above, but read about what we get to see most nights! And… the left “pillar” is approximately four light years tall!!

Find out more about Star Gazing at Pond Mountain Inn.