Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Merck Forest Event – Owl Presentation and Hike February 2020

Merck Forest Event – Owl Presentation and Hike. The evening begins with a presentation about the owls found in our region and then the group will hike out to find some of these magnificent raptors. Saturday, February 22 @ 4:00 – 6:00 pm ($5.00) Learn more Here

Merck Forest Farmland Center is a non profit educational organization located at Rupert, Vermont, only 30 minutes from Pond Mountain Inn. Their mission is to inspire and teach others about  natural and working lands sustainability.

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Include a visit to Merck Forest on your Dorset/Manchester Day Trip!


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The Chocolate Barn Shaftsbury Vermont Why Their Confections Are Over The Top Delicious

“Eat Ice Cream for Daily Happiness” says The Chocolate Barn! Not only is their hand dipped Ice Cream delicious but their confections from fudge to truffles are over the top. Click Here to find out why their ice cream is better than all others – there’s a reason! They are about an hour down the road from Pond Mountain Inn and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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Tour President Calvin Coolidge Historic Homestead Plymouth Notch Vermont

Calvin Coolidge was born 1872 across the street from the homestead in a house attached to his fathers general store at Plymouth Notch, Plymouth, VT. The homestead was purchased four years later by Calvin’s father Colonel John Coolidge in which he repaired and added a few additions to this one and a half story farmhouse connected to the barn and was a typical New England style set up with the big house, little house, back house and barn. President Coolidge would live in this house until he went away to college 1887 -1895.

On August 3, 1923 Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated the 30th President of the United States. In the following years he would return to the homestead for vacations. He would reside in Northampton until his sudden death at the age of 60 in 1933. The homestead was willed to his only surviving son, John and at his mothers suggestion he donated the house complete with furnishings to the State of Vermont, who in turn opened it to the public. The appearance today is almost the same as the night of the inauguration. President Coolidge, his wife Grace and their two sons, Calvin Jr and John rest at the Notch Cemetery with four generations of his family.

The tour for this State Historic Site is open daily from May to October 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m… and it’s great to wander around this 19th century village even in the winter! Only a little over an hour from Pond Mountain Inn.

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Include Vermont Roadside Historic Markers To Your Day Trip From Pond Mountain Inn

Unveiled in 1947 the Vermont Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate “things of significance” in Vermont. Over 250 cast-aluminum green markers, crested with the distinctive gold state seal, are placed throughout Vermont to commemorate diverse topics, including the birthplaces and homes of United States presidents and legislators, Red Sox players, and founders of world-famous organizations like Cadillac, Lincoln, Rotary International, and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as homes of famous authors and artists the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Pearl S. Buck, Robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell.

Spot these along the way on your journey with  Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries from Pond Mountain Inn!

 


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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.

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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!

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