Welcome to the Inn at Clearwater Pond
ROMANCE, BEAUTY and a bit of ADVENTURE, just for the fun of it!
You've discovered our hidden gem. Just down the road from Woodstock, Vermont is our bit of paradise! We are close to the village and the well-known Simon Pearce Restaurant and Glass-blowing — but we're nestled in the country. Our views of the hillsides across the Quechee Gorge are stunning!
Inn at Clearwater Pond - Miles Away From Ordinary
Those hot, sultry days of summer mean that August has arrived. Many people also refer to these days as the "Dog Days of Summer". It's interesting that the meaning behind "dog days of summer" has nothing to do with summer at all - or dogs, for that matter...
The words "dog days of summer" might conjure up images of canines panting in the heat, but the origin of the phrase actually has to do with the stars.
The phrase does have to do with a dog and a very old dog at that.
Historians say the phrase dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who would keep track of the seasons by looking up at the sky. The star Sirius was known as the "dog star" because it made up the nose of a constellation shaped like a dog.
When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the beginning of the very hottest days of the year. The Romans referred to this period as "dies caniculares" or "days of the dog star," which was eventually translated as just "dog days." People also used to believe that the "dog days" were the part of the year when dogs, driven to distraction by the heat, were most likely to "go mad"...
And another twist on a description of summer comes from legendary singer/songwriter Eddie Cochran - "Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues." I'm guessing that Eddie Cochran never visited Vermont, especially the Quechee/Woodstock area.
Besides being an outdoor enthusiast's Mecca, with numerous restaurant and retail events, the Upper Valley is teeming with so many things to do each day that it presents the pleasant dilemma of what to choose every day!
Locally, activities abound - outdoor concerts, fairs, festivals, farmers' markets, equestrian events, journeys to find that perfect brew, places to pitch a tent, family reunions, weddings...
On another note; one small but special request - please consider booking directly with us versus an online booking service. You may reserve on our website, email or call us directly at 802-295-0606 so that we can continue to provide you with our most personal service. And be sure to visit our Specials Page for any current discounts we may be featuring. Also, check out our What's Happening Here and There Page for local events. Please email or give us a call with any questions.
© Copyright Inn at Clearwater Pond | Physical Address: 984 Quechee-Hartland Road, Quechee, VT | Mailing Address: 984 Quechee Hartland Road, White River Junction, VT 05001 | Several photographs courtesy of Shawn Braley Photography and Alex Montano