Pond Mountain Inn May Newsletter

We’re excited to share our newest adventures – One Day Trip Itineraries ! Our unique itineraries take all the guesswork out of planning each day, yet you'll still stumble upon your own extraordinary discoveries like so many of our guests! 
 
One of our frequent guests remarked, “The drive is as exciting as the destination itself. It’s amazing what you stumble upon along the way!” 

Click on any of the photos below to see our Seven Day Trips & Unique Itineraries !

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Dorset / Manchester • Itinerary One

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home ; Robert Todd Lincoln’s estate is set on 412 acres with spectacular views of the valley and Green Mountains. The gardens are a must see and make sure to spend time at the farm.
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Dorset is quintessential Vermont; this vibrant and historic community is nestled in the hills of southern Vermont. Make sure to have lunch on the “Dorset Green”. Manchester is a historic New England town with charming covered bridges nearby, lush Green Mountains and idyllic scenery with plenty of “things to do”.
Peru / Weston • Itinerary Two
The side view of the Weston Playhouse – don’t miss out on wonderful theatrical and cultural events this summer. Take a look at our 2019 Theatre Season – Dorset Theatre Festival & Weston Playhouse schedule. 
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Begin your day in Peru at The J.J. Hapgood General Store the longest continuously-running general store in the state was famously featured in the 1987 film Baby Boom, staring Diane Keaton and Sam Shepard. Then, on to Weston, another quaint New England village and home to the original Vermont Country Store . Weston should not be missed.
    Woodstock / Quechee • Itinerary Three
An aerial view of the Billings Farm & Museum, f ounded by Laurance and Mary Rockefeller in 1968, was established in 1983 to preserve the historic Billings Farm as well as the character and heritage of rural Vermont.
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The village of Woodstock continues to be recognized by travel magazines as “the prettiest little town in America”. Rich in artisan heritage, historic charm, covered bridges, a thriving community of artists & craftsmen is just a great walking town may be our favorite of all the tours !
Fort Ticonderoga / Middlebury • Itinerary Four

Fort Ticonderoga weapons demonstrations and reenactments are fascinating, but don’t miss the King’s Garden, Fort Tours, Mount Defiance and the Battlefield hiking trail!
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The Town of Ticonderoga is located at the confluence of Lake George and Lake Champlain. A destination that’s rich in 18th century history, Ticonderoga’s significant military role in our nation’s early history.

Middlebury, Vermont; settled just after the Revolutionary War is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to Middlebury College.
Vergennes / Shelburne / Burlington • Itinerary Five

Shelburne Museum’s eighty-foot-diameter Round Barn is one of only two dozen built in Vermont. An unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art and design. Visitors will experience the pleasure of discovery and exploration that includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres. “Like nothing you have ever experienced!”  
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Vergennes is the oldest and smallest city; centrally located between Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains, and the City of Burlington. Visit the local shops before heading to the Maritime Museum. 

Burlington perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene retains its status by "Travel + Leisure as America's #1 College Town".
Saratoga Springs, New York • Itinerary Six

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.
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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!
Lake George, New York • Itinerary Seven

Sightseeing Cruise aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement. 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.  
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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’.

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.
Our Humming Birds Should Be Back Next Week!
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Click on the photo to read about an Extraordinary Hummingbird Rescue at Pond Mountain Inn. 
Summer at Pond Mountain Inn • Wells, Vermont
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We have accomplished much in the off-season wait until you see what we've done!
Thank You John For This Wonderful Spring Photograph!
Hemmings Motor News Cruise-ins • Bennington, Vermont
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Family friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models every Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM beginning May 16 th .  
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Upcoming Activities & Experiences
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The 2019 Theatre Seasons
Combine your stay with us with an unforgettable night out. We go every year!
Check out our one-page combined theater schedule on our website.


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All our best,
Kay and Glenn   

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