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Memorial Day Adventures

May 18, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

Vermont Open Studio WeekendStart summer off with a relaxing weekend in the Mad River Valley with 3 nights of accommodation and a barbecue dinner included, and several optional activities to choose from. To make it easy we will do the planning for you, but you must book by Monday May 24th so that we can make all the arrangements. Check out the full details on our Memorial Day Package page.

Activities you can include:

  • Open Studio Weekend: The Mad River Valley has many artists who work a wide variety of crafts and their studios are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished work of art. Over Memorial Day weekend it is Open Studio Weekend in Vermont and there will be many studios close by for you to visit and enjoy at no charge.
  • Soaring above the Valley: One of the most beautiful soaring sites in the United States is nestled in the Mad River Valley here in Warren. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to take to the skies over the Valley. The cost is about $135 per person for a 20 minute visit to the heavens, or about $180 for 30 minutes. Soaring is available every day, weather permitting.
  • Kayaking on the Mad River: You will head out after breakfast from West Hill House and our friends at Clearwater Sports will give you the opportunity to see the Mad River Valley from the water! No prior experience is required. The cost is $80 per person and is available Saturday and Sunday.
  • A round of Golf at Sugarbush: We’re right beside one of the fairways and less than a mile from the club house of the Sugarbush Resort Robert Trent Jones, Sr. championship golf course. A round of golf for 2 people, including a cart is just $150 on Saturday or Sunday and $100 on Monday.
  • Check out the full details on our Memorial Day Package page.

    Fall Foliage

    November 7, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Bring on the leaves!
    Bring on the leaves!
    Leak raving - 09

    Off to the compost!

    What better way to celebrate autumn than to frolic in fall foliage! With huge maple trees surrounding the B&B we get our fair share of leaves on the ground. Many thanks to the couples who took us up on our “Leak Raving” special and joined us in getting our lawns and gardens ready for winter. All our autumn leaves were raked and deposited in the compost and none too soon!

    Yesterday morning we awoke to just enough snow on the ground to remind us that the wonderful winter days are just around the corner. It’s not to early to start thinking about reserving a room with us for your winter vacation. Relaxation starts at West Hill House in the Mad River Valley in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

    Spring Flowers

    May 11, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Mini TulipsThe gardens at West Hill House are starting to show the colors of spring! We are always amazed at this time of year when our beautiful gardens start to emerge from their winter sleep.  The buds are on the old apple trees, the leaves unfurl on the maples,  the flowers are blooming,  and the chipmunks which scurry over and around the boulders in the garden are driving our adorable indoor cats, Smoky and Snowball, absolutely nuts! The crocuses were the first to brave the early spring poking their blooms through the snowy blanket which still lay on the ground. These  gorgeous miniature tulips were the next flowers, spied by a guest one bright sunny morning, and flashes of yellow daffodils can be seen scattered throughout the gardens.

    Our landscape artist, Patty,  and her crew keep our extensive B&B  gardens in tip top form for our guests to enjoy. Whether you are an avid gardener, like Patty, or just love the look of beautiful flowers, as I do,  our  peaceful gardens are decked out nature’s palette and await your arrival. Spring has sprung in the Green Mountains of Vermont!

    We’re the new kids on the blog!

    May 11, 2009 by Peter MacLaren


    Welcome! Come in and have a seat.

    Curl up in a comfy chair.

    Hello world! Bonjour tout le monde! We’re the new kids on the blog! We’re West Hill House Bed and Breakfast in the Mad River Valley of Vermont.

    Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains, the Mad River Valley is home to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski resorts and, most importantly we think, home to our classic Vermont Bed and Breakfast, West Hill House.

    Through our blog we’ll share with you what’s happening in our small corner of the world. All our B&B news as well as information on what’s going on in the area summer, winter, spring and fall, will be right here at your fingertips. So welcome to our living room. Come on in and  make yourself comfortable. You’re always welcome!

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