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. Don't forget to keep checking back with us as we will keep you updated on our foliage progression. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page for our daily foliage updates!
Inn at Clearwater Pond - Miles Away From Ordinary
Why stay with us?
We have the best Quechee/Woodstock Location!
Our property is the only area accommodation that backs up to the spectacular Quechee Gorge. At 165 feet, it's Vermont's deepest Gorge!
We're located only 1.4 miles from one of the most sought-after and popular restaurants in New England - Simon Pearce!
The entire Inn and all guests rooms are professionally decorated
We offer a beautiful, private and romantic cottage
Can't beat our backyard views of the hillsides from across the Gorge
Once a working farm, this place has history - 200 years, to be exact!
With seven acres of land, we are the only local B&B with a backyard large enough to accommodate three hot-air balloons as they inflate for their lift-off. Guests love to watch these massive balloons as they soar over and then drop down into the Gorge. Often, they will land here, as well
Private massages in the comfort of your room, suite or cottage
Our breakfasts, which are ample and delicious, are served daily in our beautifully decorated dining room - or - feel free to dine outdoors and enjoy our beautiful views
Fully equipped workout room
Covered front and back porches for relaxation
A pond-side stone patio with clay chiminea for even more relaxation and warm atmosphere
Pet and child friendly in certain rooms
A true country feel, yet restaurants, shopping, attractions, Woodstock, VT and New Hampshire are only 10 minutes away
Our most personal service for each and every guest...
because here in this bit of paradise, our primary goal is to make sure that each and everyone of our guests - past, present and future - enjoy an unforgettable visit. We believe this personal service begins when inquiries and reservations are first made. Online booking services appear to be convenient but don't allow us, as your future innkeepers, to make sure you are reserving the accommodation best suited to your needs. And they don't allow us to fully describe just how special the inn and grounds are. Therefore, we do hope you will consider booking directly with us. You may reserve on our website, email or call us directly at 802-295-0606. 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.
From the Inn at Clearwater Pond, to all our past, present and future guests, we hope you will be able to experience the true beauty of Vermont and we look forward to your visit!
*fyi - our property is located 1 mile past the Quechee Gorge Bridge and to the right
FALL FOLIAGE REPORT FOR OCTOBER 16, 2019
Color Update From Quechee and the Quechee Gorge: It's a beautiful day in Quechee today - plenty of sunshine and a bright blue sky. The hillsides from across the Quechee Gorge are blazing with colors of yellows and oranges and areas of bright reds scattered here and there. Our autumn foliage is hanging in there, making this the perfect time to visit our area of Vermont. A fine Vermont foliage season continues, with veteran observers noting the extended, gradual nature of this year’s show of color. The highest elevations and hardwood ridges have moved beyond peak, but brilliant foliage remains in down-slope valleys and protected forest coves and benches throughout the state. While bare branches are beginning to appear, the trees are still showcasing a surprisingly high volume of leaves.
Best Bets: Hike the Quechee Gorge or Mt. Tom. Drive South on Route 100, which is considered the prettiest and most scenic road in Vermont. We will map out our favorite driving trip for you. The Champlain and Connecticut River Valleys have plenty of green and the promise of even more color ahead as they reach peak.
This transition point in the foliage season is especially notable as red, orange, and yellow leaves cover the ground but also persist in the canopy above, creating a colorful mosaic to hike through. As the scene shifts from overhead to below your feet or bike tires, it’s a nice time to see into the woods and discover the stone walls and cellar holes of the past. A reminder that generations of Vermonters have worked the land closely and intelligently, allowing us to enjoy and benefit from the landscape we know today.
Did You Know?????
Vermont is one of the most heavily forested states in the country and has the highest proportion of maple trees. Vermont is 75 percent forested with 4.46 million acres of forest.
The red maple is a favorite among foliage seekers, as is the sugar maple. Other trees that put on a nice show during the fall include ash trees, as well as birch, cherry, aspens, tamaracks, sumacs, and red oak.
This is why Vermonters like to say we have the world’s best foliage. For New York, Maine and New Hampshire, it's really a race for second place. But between our high diversity of forest types, species, and composition mixes, as well as our sweet soils, our weather and all the different vantage points to see foliage, we have a credible claim to the WORLD'S BEST FOLIAGE!
© 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