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Mad River Valley Craft Fair Labor Day Weekend

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

49th Annual Mad River Craft Fair: Come to Kenyon’s Field in Waitsfield, Saturday & Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 10 am – 5 pm, rain or shine. 110 juried artists, four bands, delicious food court (including craft cocktails and local beer), and door prizes! A great day to browse handmade items and meet the artists.  You will … read full article

The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Vermont is a place that awakens your soul. It invites you to dive headfirst into a culture of sugar making, flannel-wearing, local love and support. Where does all that deep Vermont love come from? Well, Vermont only has 600,000 residents and an average town size of about 2,000 people. If we don’t shout about the … read full article

Mad River Valley Festival of the Arts

July 26th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Mad River Valley is the geographic center of Vermont. We think that comes with a little responsibility. Maintaining phenomenal hiking and biking trails, having gorgeous scenery through every season, boasting some of the best inns and restaurants around, AND having great options for fly fishing isn’t enough for us. Festival of the Arts For over … read full article

Chilled Fruit Soup – A Cool Idea For Hot Summer Days

July 1st, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Chilled Fruit Soup – A Cool Idea For Hot Summer Days. Chilled fruit soups are simple recipes which can be made in minutes, refrigerated for a least an hour and served as a tasty part of any meal. Makes about 10 half cup servings. Ingredients: 1 qt. (1 l) puréed fruit – … read full article

Vermont Fly Fishing: The Silver Trout!

June 19th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

The Mad River Valley is welcoming a new business to the community that specializes in Vermont Fly Fishing products and excursions. The Silver Trout is owned by Stuart Hayden, a lifelong fly fisherman. His mission is to provide premium fly fishing accessories for other fisherman to enjoy.  Through his own experience and extensive research, Stu … read full article

Hiking Vermont: Mad River Magic

June 5th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

When you picture a Vermont vacation, I’m sure you picture gorgeous mountain views, fun hiking and walking trails, small country shops, and delicious homemade maple treats. If not, we recommend you add those things to the list because it’s some of the best that Vermont has to offer. Let’s focus on hiking and walking trails, … read full article

Enjoy a Vermont Puzzle – and win $25

June 3rd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

“The Mad River Valley is known for skiing, but what else is there to do?” For clues to your Vermont adventure print and complete this crossword; you can do all these activities, see all these places, do all these things, and more here in the Mad River Valley. We suggest you print it out, fill … read full article

FAQ: To Help You Plan Your Stay at West Hill House B&B

April 28th, 2019 by srsm

FAQ: To Help You Plan Your Stay at West Hill House B&B Why should I book directly with West Hill House B&B (westhillbb.com) and not through a booking site such as Expedia or booking . com? Start by doing research to decide upon a B&B. Once you have made your choice, enter the B&B website … read full article

Vermont | A Mountain Biker’s Paradise

April 26th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Mountain Biking; a sport, an activity, a workout, an adventure. Mountain Biking offers an opportunity to explore nature on your own terms, challenge yourself physically, and have a ton of fun while you do both. The Mad River Riders have put together what they call, “one of Vermont’s sweetest multi-use trail networks” boasting over 45 … read full article

Top 5 reasons why Booking Direct is the best choice

April 23rd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

While most of our guests book directly on our website or by calling us, some others book – often accidentally – on sites like Booking . com, Expedia, Hotels . com, Orbitz etc. While these OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) serve a purpose for those who do not have a specific destination in mind and are … read full article

Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread

April 19th, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread. Love cornbread and need to eat gluten free?  This cornbread recipe is easy and made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. The recipe can be halved and still produce an excellent result. Enjoyed by our guests. It’s keeper! Makes: one 9 x 9 inch pan (25cm … read full article

The Seasons of Vermont: What to Do When

April 8th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

With the changing seasons in Vermont, it can often feel like an entirely different state. The views transform from icy, greyscale paintings to explosions of warm color to rich, lush green forests. The seasons are as unique in sights as they are in activities, with skiing, apple picking, hiking, shopping, sugaring, camping, all trading off with … read full article