My son and I were looking for a comfortable place to hang out after skiing that was away from the busy resorts... the Pondhouse was the perfect retreat! It truly felt like home away from home. Ellen was a wonderful host and gave us tips on restaurants, where to buy groceries, and directions.
We skied Smugglers' Notch and Stowe, and despite the very cold temps (-20 with wind chill as low as -40) we had a great time. Smugglers' Notch is just a few minutes down the road, while Stowe is about an hour drive, but well worth it.
I highly recommend the Pondhouse if you plan a trip to this area.