Pond Mountain Inn, formally Mountain View Bed and Breakfast, is under new ownership and is undergoing a noteworthy renovation in the Main House. In keeping with the tradition and character of this exact replica of a 1800s Eyebrow Cape, we are inspired to enhance the architectural features of this quintessential New England Home. In addition to the main residence, the Loft Apartment Suite and the Garden Cottage will also undergo respectful upgrades. Undertaking this renovation will enable us to meet our clients’ highest standards. This renovation confirms our commitment to providing extraordinary service and accommodation not normally found outside Dorset or Manchester.
Pond Mountain Inn is transitioning from a seasonal property to a year-round destination focusing on holidays, hosting elegant dinner parties and seasonal attractions. This area is known to have a festival going on most weekends in the summer, but we also have several apple orchards and wineries, fantastic trails for cross country skiing and hills for tubing, as well as farms, indoor farmer's markets, golf and nature outings – enjoy the many area offerings throughout the year, or just come for the solitude.
Please look forward to changes in our website – new photo gallery, new experiences and new offerings.
Our plans are to formally open May 1, 2014, but we are taking limited reservations now. Please note we are fully booked through March 15th.
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS / AN ARTIST’S REREAT
Pond Mountain Inn is exploring Artist Residency Programs that we hope to implement later this year. We are contemplating several distinct types of residency programs – lasting up to one month or longer and expect the artist to interact with the public by offering fee-based classes, or presenting in some other fashion (which can even include allowing the public to watch you work in our on-site studio).
Modified Artist Colony allowing up to 2-3 artists the solitude to work without distraction and would request a modest stipend to offset actual expenses. Some artists would be allowed to come for free in exchange for a representative sample of work to be included in the Inn’s permanent collection. All works given to Pond Mountain Inn would be offered to the public on your behalf. In the event of a sale the artist would be required to replace the artwork with a comparable piece. We hope to build a sense of community as residents share dinners and breakfasts together. We would host artists for lengths of time ranging from two weeks to one month.
Retreat Programs require no work samples only a simple application. These retreats serve artists on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee. These programs tend to last for shorter amounts of time, such as a week or two and would require a modest representative sample of work to be included in the Inn’s permanent collection.
We would be pleased to hear your thoughts about our inaugural Artist Residency Programs. We welcome your guidance and perspective.