Directions & Parking Arrangements at West Hill House B&B
Below, we have posted detailed and up-to-date driving directions to our Warren, Vermont B&B. We live here and know the roads well—please read through our recommended directions and don’t let your GPS or mapping website lead you astray! From I89 use VT exits 9 or 10 only (not 3 or 5). Click the image on the right to open the directions in PDF format to print or save on your iPhone or iPad etc. (*How do I do this?) Keep in mind that you may not have phone coverage while you are traveling. Call us if you’d like to arrive by Amtrack to Waterbury or private plane to Sugarbush-Warren airport.
Our address is 1496 West Hill Road, Warren, Vermont 05674. The Town of Warren is located in the middle of Vermont. We are 24 miles (39km) south of the state capital Montpelier and 45 miles (72km) southeast—one hour by rental car—of the nearest commercial airport (BTV) in the state’s largest town of Burlington.
The Mad River flows through the town with Route 100 in its valley. The Northfield Ridge is to the east and the Green Mountains create the western boundary.
Closure updates: Please note that the bridge on Route 100 just south of Waitsfield at American Flatbread will be CLOSED to all traffic for a period of no more than 35 days, beginning on June 15th. During this time follow the detour signs up Route 17 to German Flats Road—it will add only a couple of minutes to your drive.
While not part of any of our recommended routes below, the Lincoln Gap Road is now open for the summer.
The best way to get here from almost anywhere (except for SW Vermont and upstate NY—see below for those), including all commercial airports such as Burlington (BTV), Montreal (YUL), Boston (BOS) and Manchester (MHT), is to drive to Vermont Exit 9 (Middlesex, VT) or 10 (Waterbury, VT) on Interstate 89 and take Route 100B or Route 100 respectively towards Waitsfield and Warren. (We strongly caution against taking any other exits from the highway—using the exits we recommend will not take any longer and it will save you from getting lost or taking inappropriate routes over steep passes or gravel roads!) After you pass through Waitsfield, watch out for a CITGO gas station about three miles (about 5km) south on your right, followed by a bridge over the Mad River, which you will cross. Just over the crest of the hill, turn right onto the Sugarbush Access Road and drive for 3 miles (about 5km) to the intersection at the Sugarbush base where you will see the parking lot exit sign in front of you. Turn left onto Inferno Road and drive one mile (1.6km), then just past a 35 mph speed limit sign turn right onto West Hill Road and you will see the B&B in front of you. Once you arrive please follow the parking directions below.
If you are coming from SW Vermont and upstate NY, head to Rutland VT then take Route 4 East to Route 100 North. (Note that your GPS will probably suggest you take VT Route 7 North from Rutland—not a good idea in winter as you will then have to cross one of the high passes to get to the B&B.) Continue on 100 past the turn off to Warren and in one mile you will see West Hill Road on your left. In warm weather just follow it taking the left turn at each of the three forks you will come to and you will be here! (Don’t be intimidated by the “Snow Tires required” sign in summer!) As West Hill Road is step and windy, and a gravel surface at the top, in winter and spring we recommend you drive about 2 miles further to the Sugarbush Access Road on your left then drive for another 3 miles (about 5km) to the intersection at the Sugarbush base where you will see the parking lot exit sign in front of you. Turn left onto Inferno Road and drive one mile (1.6km), then just past a 35 mph speed limit sign turn right onto West Hill Road and you will see the B&B in front of you. Either way, once you arrive please follow the parking directions below. Route 100 is a beautiful drive in daylight, but it is windy and goes through several small towns with reduced speed limits so take care after dark—and watch out for animals.
If you are coming from Ontario or Quebec, note that the Nexus lane at Highgate Springs (at the north end of I89) is now usually open 3:30pm to 6pm on Fridays, and northbound into Canada the Nexus lane is usually open 7/24. If you are coming from the Ottawa area the new Route 30 southern bypass of Montreal completely avoids the traffic. Watch for the signs as you approach Montreal on Route 40. The toll on the new bridge is $2.00 by cash or credit card.
Please do not stop on the roadway, even to load or unload, and please note the following guidance for parking:
- For all rooms, except the Paris Suite and Garden Room, please park in front of our red barn diagonally. Come across to the B&B and ring the door bell to let us know you have arrived; then, come on in. If there is no space in front of the barn, continue past the front of the B&B to the south side, and use the parking area on the right of the road.
- For the Garden Room, drive past the front of the B&B to the south side, use the parking area on the right of the road, parallel parking facing the house, then come to the door under the portico up the flagstone walkway. Ring the door bell at your private entrance to the room.
- For the Paris Suite drive up West Hill Extension on the right (north) side of the B&B about 100 ft, turn left into the Paris Suite’s private parking spot, then use the steps up to the deck. Ring the door bell at your private entrance to the suite.
Please leave any wet or muddy footwear on the mats just inside the door—we suggest you bring a pair of indoor shoes to wear in the B&B. Should you find that you’ll be later than about 9 pm, we’d appreciate a call and we’ll leave a note on the front door directing you to your room. We’ll give you a proper welcome in the morning!
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