I look outside and I now see GREEN.....
Following the wicked wet rain of the past several days, these birds seemed to be celebrating the spring sun’s colossal counter-punch. So - welcome Spring - we're happy to see you again!
All four seasons in Vermont are glorious in their own right and Vermonter's are used to sharing every season with thousands of visitors from around the world. There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of this state: take a scenic drive along our picturesque back roads, visit our quaint towns, shop in our unique country stores, chat with our friendly villagers, hike or bicycle our mountain trails. But whatever your preferences may be and no matter which road you travel, you will witness year-round spectacular scenery!
Andrew Pearce Bowls
May 25-28 - Memorial Day Weekend Grand Tent Sale - 10am-5pm
Taftsville, VT - Route 4 - located 5 minutes from the Inn at Clearwater Pond
Shop Seconds, One-of-a-Kinds, discounted items, and more!
Watch our burl sculptor Chris Ponte work on his latest creation.
FARMHOUSE POTTERY GRAND TENT SALE
Shop seconds, sale and discounted items under the tent, watch the potters at the wheel in the workshop, and peruse our flagship store.
Join us Friday evening from 4-7PM for a special opening reception, complete with cocktails and cheese.
DATES & TIMES
Friday 4-7 PM
Saturday-Monday 10 AM-5 PM
1837 West Woodstock Rd
Woodstock, VT 05091
GMHA - GREEN MOUNTAIN HORSE ASSOCIATION - MEMORIAL DAY PLEASURE RIDE
MAY 26 and 27
Join us for the traditional opening weekend of our off-road trails!
The ride will begin Friday with a Trailer Ride adventure. We will meet in the morning and trailer over together.
Saturday and Sunday depart from and return to the GMHA grounds. Each day will feature a different marked trail with short and long mileage options.
There are single-day, no frills and all-inclusive options that include stabling and a special dinner on Saturday night.
The Wild Side of Mt. Tom
This year’s Trailer Ride on Friday, May 25th, will have us taking a different look at Mt. Tom and the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. We will be exploring the historic King Farm property, conserved by the Vermont Land Trust, which adjoins the Park to the South. This perspective offers a new set of trails and views, while we still get to ride around the Pogue and top of the mountain. Join us!
Sheep Shearing and Herding
Billings Farm and Museum - Woodstock, VT - Memorial Day Weekend
Watch the spring shearing of the farm’s ewes and demonstrations of Border Collies herding sheep in the farm fields. Hands-on wool activities.
The 26th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon - The Best 13.1 Miles in New England
Sunday, June 3, 2018 • Woodstock, VT • Hurry, Hurry - we have 1 room left - book now
The Covered Bridges Half Marathon was first run in 1992. Race founder David Chioffi and a group of community members got together to create a half marathon along some of the best running routes around Woodstock, Vermont. The course they designed was unique because of the four covered bridges along the route. The popularity of the race continued to rise to the present cap of 2,300 runners. The on-line registration fills quickly each year, usually within a few minutes from the time that it “goes live." Runners, spectators and volunteers enjoy the scenic, pastoral beauty of rural Vermont. Beginning at the Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret, a quaint, picturesque village just north of nearby Woodstock, the race takes runners south on a point-to-point course past vibrant meadows and lush, open farmlands. Racers pass Billings Farm, then onto River Road into Woodstock Village. They cross Middle Bridge, then follow the scenic Ottaquechee River as it winds itself past the Taftsville Covered Bridge and the Quechee Club. The course continues into Quechee Village and passes the Quechee Covered Bridge and the beautiful waterfall by Simon Pearce Glassblowing and Restaurant. Runners continue to follow the Ottaquechee past the tranquil Dewey Pond and end at the finish line at the Quechee Polo Field. Runners experience an overall elevation change of about 200 feet, as the race starts at 740 feet above sea level and gradually declines throughout the race toward the finish, including a mild hill around mile 5 and a steep hill around the 8-mile marker. If you’re thinking of signing up for the event online, don’t dawdle — every year, the race fills up quickly, sometimes within just minutes of the registration opening online. The course for the race is USATF-certified.
Race Weather & Climate
Set in the hilly south-central portion of the state about 10 miles from the border with New Hampshire, the town of Woodstock sees some of its best weather of the year in the month of June, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 29 degrees (in 1973) and as high as 95 degrees (in 2003).
On race day (June 3), the average low is 49ºF and the average high is 75ºF.
The Inn at Clearwater Pond is located only 3 miles from the finish line at Dewey's Pond and The Quechee Polo Field. Whether you're a runner or spectator, come and enjoy superb accommodations at our Quechee B&B. We have 1 room left for the 2018 race! 802-295-0606 and don't forget to register for the Pasta Supper!
Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival - Father's Day Weekend - June 15, 16, 17, 2018 - Quechee, Vermont
Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England. Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities Euro Bungee, a Rock Climbing wall, bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!
The Inn at Clearwater Pond backs up to the Quechee Gorge. All balloon pilots navigate towards the gorge. And when air currents co-operate, they fly over and descend into the gorge - truly a spectacular flight! We are located only 1-1/2 miles from the festival grounds. Come and enjoy this colorful and fun weekend with us. Give us a call to reserve your room or if you have any questions - 802-295-0606
VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR
This summer the VSO celebrates the gifts of nature through music with Guest Conductor Sarah Hicks. Experience musically-depicted majestic rivers, verdant fields, gardens in bloom, and the clear night sky, along with an extraterrestrial visitor reminding us to keep our sense of wonder at the bounty that surrounds us! Enjoy pyrotechnics not just during the concert finale, but also courtesy of naturally-gifted 22-year-old violin virtuoso Rubén Rengel, fresh from his recent 1st place award at the prestigious Sphinx Competition. The program features pieces by Saint-Sens, Strauss, John Williams and more.
Tickets and More Information: www.pentanglearts.org/event/vso-summer2018
DATE: JULY 1ST TIME: 7:30 TO 9:30
SUICIDE SIX SKI AREA - SOUTH POMFRET, VT
Plan to picnic on the grounds before the concert. Two local markets can prepare a picnic dinner for you. Let us know your preferences and we can help out.
(the Inn at Clearwater Pond is located only 10 miles from this great event - give us a call for tickets or more information - 802-295-0606)
LOBSTERS ON THE GREEN - WOODSTOCK, VT - JULY 7TH - 5 TO 8 PM
The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Woodstock Rotary Club for the annual "Lobsters on The Green". There will be live music, cash bar, lobster or chicken dinner dinner served with corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon and more.
CONTACT THE INN AT CLEARWATER POND FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS - 802-295-0606
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