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
Spring takes it’s own sweet time here in Vermont and sometimes it’s a flyover season and we’re right into summer. But when spring finally does appear, there is nothing like it. Fresh cool air, rushing streams and all things brown turn to sweet shades of green. Tree leaves unfold. There is glistening, fresh dew on cut grass and I spot the first hummingbird at my feeder. I now realize how much I've missed it all. And I must mention spring flowers - crocuses, daffodils, forsythia, irises, lilacs, apple blossoms and of course, the dandelion......It’s the time to remove the carpet of winter dirt and grime, hang up the skis and pull down the bikes and get some furniture out on the front porch.
I love the smell of deliciously fresh air that quickly fills the house as I open the windows and doors for the first time in many months. As I step outside, the sweet fragrance of flowers quickly spurs my sense of smell. And then there's the smell of fresh cut grass and rain and the earthy odor of wetness, damp dirt and things growing. The sights and smells of springtime are wonderful; but for me, it's the sounds that I find most pleasing. The chirping, twittering and chattering of birds, the mating call of peepers that have chosen my pond as their summer home and the honking of geese as they fly overhead.
May also brings us May Day, National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Day, First of Ramadan and Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, Armed Forces Day, Victoria Day in Canada and Memorial Day. May is a gift from the heavens to be enjoyed by all our senses.
This past weekend and much to the delight of my guests (and myself) a hot-air balloon ascended from my backyard, gracefully soared above my trees and then drifted silently across the Gorge...always such an impressive sight. And in case you're thinking balloons fly only in warm months, our balloon pilot does fly year round. With tree leaves just beginning to bud, a spring flight provides a great way to view wildlife.
There are many reasons to visit Vermont and I can't list them all...but here are a few:
World's Best Cheddar - Vermont has more cheesemakers per capita than any other state
Good Beer - Vermont has more microbreweries per capita than any other state
Views - Our views go on forever
No Billboards Allowed!
Because it's "Moonlight in Vermont"
World-class Photo Opportunities - Vermont has more than 100 covered bridges
It's In The Trees - Three-quarters of Vermont is forested. The other quarter is just as beautiful!
Don't believe us? Come to Vermont and see for yourself...
Simply drive our back roads and you will quickly discover that each corner has its own beauty..and, at times, backed by a cerulean sky or a dusty purple bank of clouds or a massive rising moon.
And here in my bit of paradise, my primary goal is to provide each and everyone of my guests - past, present and future - with my most personal service. I believe this service begins when inquiries and reservations are first made. Online booking services appear to be convenient but don't allow me, as your future innkeeper, to make sure you are reserving the accommodation best suited to your needs. And they don't allow me to fully describe just how special my inn and grounds are. Therefore, I do hope you will consider booking directly with me. You may reserve on my website, email or call me directly at 802-295-0606. And be sure to visit my Specials Page for any current discounts I may be featuring. Also, check out my What's Happening Here and There Page for local events.
from all of us at the Inn at Clearwater Pond, to all our past, present and future guests, we hope you will be able to experience the beauty of a Vermont spring and we look forward to your visit!
*fyi - our property is located past the bridge and to the right
© 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