Just a 30 minute drive from Pond Mountain Inn, this General Store sign in Benson, Vermont just makes us laugh each time we drive past… so we finally stopped to snap a quick photo. Not quite a Norman Rockwell painting nor is on any country store A-list, but it exemplifies Vermont life and the village culture that not only exists today, but still thrives in many of the 251 towns and villages.
Looking for something a little different that indulges your senses? We offer this suggestion… The new Dom Pérignon Salon, the only one of its kind sanctioned by the legendary champagne house with a choice of indoor or outdoor spaces. Experience all three Dom Pérignon offerings with D’Artagnan’s Ossetra Malossol Caviar. The Blantyre property and exclusive Dom Pérignon experience ia a justified extravagance! This single-destination day trip is only about two hours from Pond Mountain Inn, however why not combine this trip with a visit to The Clark Museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts? The Clark is one of the most respected museums in the world.
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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! We were here last week… we had an amazing brunch on Broadway at Max London’s and make sure to you visit Mrs. London’s Bakery next door!! Also, across the street is Darling Doughnuts… ask for Glenn and tell him Pond Mountain Inn sent you!!
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Another Social Distancing Activity… There are so many outdoor activities found in Saratoga!
Kay and I have spent time in Saratoga previously for the races but the highlight of this day trip was hiking along Geyser Creek Trail located in Saratoga Spa State Park – an easy walk featuring two signature springs; Island Spouter and Orenda Spring. An hour from Pond Mountain inn, Saratoga offers many interesting and fun places to experience!
Learn about our last visit to Saratoga that includes more about the Saratoga Racetrack!
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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!
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Thank you Perri, Joe and Christian for the beautiful King’s Garden photo.
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.
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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.
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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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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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“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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