We have the native Sugar Maples to thank for showing off their Vermont fall colors beginning around this time each year in September. While the peak for this stunning fall foliage is in October, from the turn of the first leaf, you’ll start to see these amazing hues emerge and evolve throughout the Autumn months. The Mad River Vally in Central Vermont is one of the best places to stay to experience these classic Vermont fall colors.
It’s no surprise that the Green Mountain State is a popular destination in the fall to witness this colorful display, and many of the area’s lodging options fill up early. Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast is set in the heart of the Mad River Valley and is the ideal choice for your leaf-spying getaways. Our nine unique guest rooms set the tone for your trip with luxury appointments, a long list of complimentary amenities, and five-star service from our professional Innkeepers, Peter and Susan.
Where to Find the Best Vermont Fall Colors
While it’s hard to avoid the beautiful fall foliage in Vermont, there are a few locations and activities in particular not to miss in the Autumn months. Before heading out, check out the current state of fall colors with this interactive map!
- Scenic drives around the Mad River Valley: While the stunning Vermont fall colors will be all around you on your scenic drive to our Inn, the Mad River Byway is a spectacular 36 miles of rural roads. This route winds through the towns Middlesex, Moretown, Waitsfield, Buels Gore, Fayston, Warren, and Granville, including a few of the historic covered bridges.
- A view on high with Sugarbush Soaring: There’s nothing quite like taking in the vibrant Vermont fall colors than from a glider ride high above the dazzling forest. Head to the Warren-Sugarbush airport, and an experienced pilot will take you on an unforgettable ride.
- A lift ride at Mad River Glen or Sugarbush Resort: Before the first snow and the busy ski season begins, these nearby resorts offer their lifts for scenic trips up the mountain to take in the colorful scenery.
- Take in the vibrant Vermont fall colors by bike: Leisurely rides and downhill mountain biking are both popular pastimes during the Autumn months in Vermont. The Moretown Common Road loop is a gentle five-mile path with some of the best views of the Mad River Valley. Sugarbush Resort also offers miles of mountain biking trails for all skill levels.
- Hike a segment of the Vermont Long Trail: As the oldest trail of its kind in the country, spanning the entire length of the state, scenic outlooks abound along the crests of the Green Mountains and routes weaving through the Mad River Valley. Some of our favorite hikes are offshoots from this massive 272-mile trek; Camel’s Hump State Park is one of those and is home to the 3rd highest peak in Vermont.
Vermont Fall Colors Abound at Our Historic B&B
For those enjoying a stay at West Hill House B&B, you won’t have to go far to experience the stunning Vermont fall colors. The view from our front porch is jaw-dropping in Autumn, with a lovely line of Sugar Maples showing off their golden hues of yellow and orange. Our quiet location set back from the hustle and bustle is the perfect place to reset, stroll our beautiful garden grounds and you’ll feel and hear the rush of fall all around you.
You’ll also be treated to seasonal desserts and breakfast items at our B&B during Autumn. We always try to create the right atmosphere to enjoy these delicious indulgences—from cheesecake bites and freshly baked muffins to our large selection of local wine, beer, and scotch—you’ll have a decadent retreat from morning to night with us in Warren, Vermont.