Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Dramatic Mountain Views


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Breathtaking Views Fishing and Hiking at Lake Dunmore Vermont

Hiking is a wonderful Social Distancing Activity, and like the spring blooms, Vermont is opening up again…

Lake Dunmore is a freshwater lake about an hour from Pond Mountain Inn and spans the towns of Salisbury and Leicester, Vermont. With a surface area of 985 acres, it is over 3 miles long and up to 1 mile wide. Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is part of the Green Mountain National Forest has excellent hiking trails with breathtaking views of the lake.

Fishing has been enjoyed at Lake Dunmore for many years and the lake provides cold and warm water varieties, lake trout, salmon, pike, rock bass and more. More information about  fishing Lake Dunmore Here

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Take A Tour Of The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga

Our guests hit the Revolutionary War trifecta last week; Benningtonm, Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga! However, “Fort Ticonderoga was clearly the highlight of their vacation. From the Reenactments, to the King’s Garden, The Fort and the views over Lake Champlain are simply indescribable.”  Less than one hour from Pound Mountain Inn this is one incredible experience!

Take a Tour of The King’s Garden! See our Fort Ticonderoga and Middlebury • Day Trip: Itinerary

 

Thank you Perri, Joe and Christian for the beautiful King’s Garden photo.

 


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The Treasures You Find Along The Way With A Pond Mountain Inn Day Trip

It’s amazing what you stumble upon along the way! Seldom that one finds vintage gas pumps like these appearing somewhat operational… Heading into Bennington on Route 7A.

Its incredible when taking a day trip in Vermont the treasures you find along the way! See Our Inspiring Day Trips & Unique Itineraries that start at Pond Mountain Inn bed and breakfast.

 


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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 for Vergennes, Shelburne and Burlington.


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The Mettawee River Known For Fly Fishing Rapids and Kayaking

Just down the road from Pond Mountain Inn is a tributary of Lake Champlain, the Mettawee River… the water is the most amazing color green that the camera barely captures.  The river begins in the Green Mountains near Wells, Vermont and flows for sixteen miles into eastern New York and passes the town of Granville, NY. It is known for great fly fishing, rapids and kayaking.

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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.

Let Us Plan Your Next Adventure! Our day trip unique itineraries take all the guesswork out of planning each day, and offer you extraordinary discoveries!

 


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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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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.

See more events and presentations Here

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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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!