Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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A Part of Vermont’s Landscape Are Treasured One Room School Houses

One Room schoolhouses are treasured here in Vermont and the Hollow Schoolhouse is one of a many that is still a part of our landscape. Built in 1832 it rests at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Summer Home in Manchester, Vermont. The school house is fully restored and provides lessons and tasks for children to experience what it was like in the early days. They are provided with reproduction slates, quill pens for their lessons and during recess play the old time games.

Very few know this interesting story! “Peggy” Lincoln Beckwith (1898-1975), the great-granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln flew her biplane from the meadow behind this one-room school house and kept her plane parked next to the school.

 

Plan your visit, only a half hour from the Bed and Breakfast!

See Our Day Trip Itinerary for Dorset/Manchester for more exciting things to do in these historic towns.

 


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Vermont Day Trips From Pond Mountain Inn – Lake George New York

Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains. The lake extends about 32.2 miles on a north-south axis, has depths over 250’. Take the Sightseeing Cruise aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement, Minne Ha Ha, or the Mohican. Their first steamship started plying the waters in 1817 and travelled to the other end of the lake in about 8 hours, today in less than 3 hours.

Lake George Scenic Drive: Thirty mile drive offering beautiful lake views and a cultural throwback to the great family motels of the 40s, 50s! Follow Route 9 north from the southernmost point of the lake to about Hague, New York.

Get the complete list of the places you can visit on this day trip visit Here.

We have all seven day trip itineraries to choose from Here


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Vermont Day Trips From Pond Mountain Inn To Saratoga Springs New York

Historic Saratoga Springs Race Track was the first organized Thoroughbred horse racing track to open in the United States in 1863 making it the oldest horse racing track, and perhaps the oldest sporting venue in the nation.

Saratoga Springs is one of the Top Ten Summertime Place to visit in the northeast! This historical city is full of fascinating and eclectic shops that are easily enjoyed on foot. Experience the Food Tours, the Saratoga Casino, and the many cultural & historical activities!  Ask to see our top four favorite restaurants!

Get the complete list of the places you can visit on this day trip visit Here.

We have all seven day trip itineraries to choose from Here


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Experience A Pond Mountain Inn Guest Favorite – New Skete Monasteries Cambridge New York

Just forty minutes from Pond Mountain Inn, many of our guests love visiting the New Skete Monasteries at Cambridge, New York. The Monks and Nuns of New Skete is a community of men and women dedicated to monastic life since 1966. Everyone is welcome to visit and pray or simply to have some quiet time for reflection. There are retreats, seminars, tours and events and they also breed & train German Shepherds! And, if nothing else, the Nun’s cheesecake is worth the drive!

See Their Website Here

Check out our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries for more exciting places to visit in our surrounding area!

 


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A Day Of Pure Fun At Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru Vermont

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center at Peru Vermont
On the best day of the winter season we found ourselves cross country skiing – for the first time at the Wild Wings Ski Touring Center at  Peru, Vermont! Patti and Danny, our perennial guests from New Jersey, delighted in sharing this most treasured spot with us. In the photo is Patti readying herself for the gradual descent that often seems much faster!
Fourteen kilometers of beautifully groomed trails some taking you past beaver ponds while others though tall-pines and hardwood forests. Hints of wilderness with each stride offer silent backcountry tranquility.  Get your ski gear on and be ready for a day of fun! About an hour from Pond Mountain Inn!
For more information visit the Wild Wings Ski Touring Center website.

For more exciting things to do see our Peru / Weston • Day Trip: Itinerary

 


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Wildlife In Wells Vermont – Owls

Our Neighbor Just Over The Mountain from Pond Mountain Inn captured this little guy! It is always a treat to see Owls in our area of Wells, Vermont and we have a variety consisting of  the Short-eared Owl, Eastern Screech-owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Long-eared Owl and the Northern Saw-whet Owl.  Fact: Owls adaptation for survival in the winter is amazing! Some begin their nesting season here in February!
Thanks Jim for sharing this photo!


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Vermont Day Trips From Pond Mountain Inn – Vergennes Shelburne and Burlington

Pond Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast Day Trip – Vergennes Shelburne and Burlington Itinerary

Shelburne Museum’s eighty-foot-diameter Round Barn is one of only two dozen built in Vermont. An unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art and design. Visitors will experience the pleasure of discovery and exploration that includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres. “Like nothing you have ever experienced!”

Vergennes is the oldest and smallest city; centrally located between Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and the City of Burlington. Visit the local shops before heading to the Maritime Museum.

Burlington perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene retains its status by “Travel + Leisure as America’s #1 College Town”.

Get the complete list of the places you can visit on this day trip visit Here.

We have all seven day trip itineraries to choose from Here