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The Authentic Tapestry of Vermont 
December 2019
Wishing Everyone Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

A Winter's Hike...
We joined our neighbors at Silver Lake Trail just outside Middlebury... our favorite trail.
Tiny Beaver Lodge...
We discovered this newly built lodge on our way to Montreal... about 15 minutes from the inn.
A Newlywed's First Snow...
All the way from Florida, Lindsey & Daniel made the most of their Vermont honeymoon...
Word of Mouth & Best New Finds...
An Hour's Drive For Our Christmas Tree
As the snow was falling… We found this year’s Christmas tree in Middlebury at Werner Christmas Tree Farm. We combined the trip with the hike above! 
Celebrate the New Year at Dancing Ewe Farm
Join our friends at Dancing Ewe this Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm for their first Give the Gift of Ewe "Shop & Sip!" Then, celebrate the New Year with the always-stellar food and wine of Dancing Ewe, coupled with the enchanting sounds of Leah Woods and her band!
Winter in Vermont begins at Pond Mount Inn
Winter in Vermont is never a hardship for those that know how to make the most of it! We have a complete lineup of incredible winter experiences you'll never forget!
Discover The Convenience of the Perfect Location… 
Pond Mountain Inn... The Gateway to Quebec City & Montreal
We began in Montréal then spent another three days in Quebec City at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. With breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the old fortified city, The Frontenac was well worth the wait. One of the most beautiful, and walkable, cities in the world we felt like historic Europe was in our backyard – and it is… three plus hours to Montréal and another three to QC. 
The Toboggan Run at Le Château Frontenac...
Incredibly exciting, incredibly cold and a little scary… we didn’t do it, but our friends Linda and Dan did a few days later! For $3.50 per ride we should have joined them!
Montréal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings… Last Saturday Night  
My Birthday Weekend was planned around this game. I’ve waited over fifty years to see a Canadiens game in Montreal. Sadly, they lost 2-1… It’s always fabulous to spend time in Montreal. Thanks to Sylvie and Robert for making this possible!     
Zenoli Bakery • Montreal, Quebec... Best Cannoli Winners Last Two Years!
Our concierge sent us to Zenoli for coffee and croissants! We met Carmela; the daughter of one of the owners whom was incredibly gracious as we chatted between arrivals of customers. Our cannoli inquiry led to a free sample… unquestionably, the best cannoli we’ve ever had!! After thirty minutes or so Carmela sent us on our way with a bag of delicious cookies! Thank you Zenoli, Carmela and Robert for making our stay so much nicer! Click on the photo for more.        
We Took The Backroads Home From Quebec City...
The Des Rivieres’ Bridge … Somewhere in Quebec not terribly far from the Canadian border was a great spot to stretch our legs!
Friesians of Majesty… Join us for the quintessential Vermont sleigh ride! 
Friesians of Majesty, in the heart of southern Vermont’s ski resorts is an hour’s ride from Pond Mountain Inn. This picturesque 650 acre farm surrounded by majestic mountains is the perfect backdrop for a unique winter experience. Guests are taken on the farm’s private trails, groomed especially for the sleigh, through forest and snow covered fields. And, there’s a special tour afterward!  
Cocktails ... at Le Château Frontenac Skating Rink (1945)
Or… perhaps a delightful way of bringing in the Winter Solstice – which is exactly what we’re doing with fifteen friends and neighbors! 
Hiking Behind The Inn...

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