Pond Mountain Inn

A Vermont Bed and Breakfast Complete with Neighboring Mountain Views

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The Romance of the Vermont Road Trip

Driving Woodstock’s Ottauquechee River… take a spontaneous trip to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Exactly like nothing else…. When it comes to travel, prominent landmarks aren’t always the impetus for a trip. For some, the destination is determined by the property – thankfully we have both!

See the Pond Mountain Inn Day Trip Itinerary Three • Woodstock / Quechee, Vermont






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How Far Would You Travel For a Great Cheeseburger?

honey-pie-lunchAnswer…. 43 miles! I’m always up for a ride to Honeypie – a wonderful “classic hamburger joint” in Jamaica, Vermont just past the entrance to Stratton Mountain. The ride is half the fun, whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, a ride through the Mettowee Valley then up through the Green Mountains is a ride than never disappoints!

Inside this nostalgic nicely renovated 1960s era gas station we are greeted by incredibly polite, hip, young people eager to get us started…. This is great fast food; quality ingredients, locally sourced, sustainable and they grind their own burger meat daily – you can actually taste the difference! The French fries are hand-cut, fresh with a clean delicate taste. The chocolate milkshake I had was like no other; incredibly flavorful, thick and delicious – the next time we visit I will ask what makes their milkshakes so outstanding.

We have taken friends and guests to this wonderful dining experience – always order the double-cheese burger and shake! It’s the best cheeseburger and milkshake I’ve ever had, but next time we’ll order their homemade sausages and lobster roll! http://www.eatathoneypie.com


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The Elf Express – A Classic Vermont Christmas Train Ride


Manchester, Vermont: last weekend in the midst of a Vermont snow squall we enjoyed the fourth annual Elf Express on a vintage train taking passengers on a delightful one-hour excursion through the Green Mountains complete with hot coco, cookies with song and dance by the “Elves” of Burr and Burton Academy. The train ride took us from Manchester to Arlington – an approximate twenty mile roundtrip journey we spent in a 1940s era train car. We just love Vermont!