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Plan Now for the Best Fall in Vermont in 2023

As the bright green leaves change to the gold, red, and orange hues of autumn, there’s an otherworldly feeling that takes over in the Mad River Valley. There’s nothing quite more magical than experiencing fall in Vermont—and everyone should at least once in their lives. There are so many amazing things to do in Vermont all year long, but the striking fall foliage makes these activities even more festive. Before long, you’ll be craving that cup of steaming apple cider, curling up by a fire, and relishing the sights and sounds of autumn. 

Although we are still savoring the joys of summer in the Mad River Valley, we can’t help but anticipate the breathtaking burst of colors that autumn brings. Look no further if you’re hunting for prime locations to witness the fall foliage! Vermont has consistently been recognized as one of the top destinations for leaf-peeping, especially in the Central area, home to our historic Vermont bed and breakfast. 

West Hill House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for your fall getaways. Our rural escape, located in the charming village of Warren, VT, is all about relaxation, comfort, and immersing yourself in the beauty of fall in Vermont. Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast offers nine uniquely decorated guest rooms, each of which is appointed with a fine array of amenities. Each morning of your stay, you’ll be treated to a spectacular breakfast made from scratch right here in the kitchen. Start planning for fall now, as we often fill up even before one leaf begins to change. Book your room today! 

Fall in Vermont, view of the striking fall colors in Vermont near our bed and breakfast

Experience the Beauty of Fall in Vermont this Year

Planning ahead is important to make the most of your time during the fall in Vermont. You’ll find a host of outdoor activities to enjoy in the gorgeous fall weather, including hiking and scenic drives with the beautiful autumn foliage as a backdrop. We also have insider information on other ways to celebrate the season. In Vermont, we take pride in our fall festivities and invite you to experience the very best of it with us.

Here are the top things to do this fall in Vermont: 

  1. Hiking at Sugarbush Resort: While Sugarbush is known for its world-class skiing, the fall in Vermont brings a beautiful adventure to the mountain. You can take in the hues on foot on one of the many hiking trails, but a scenic lift ride is where you’ll find some of the best views of the foliage. There’s also a segment of the Long Trail just behind our B&B, and you’ll see some fantastic Vermont fall colors there too. 
  2. Sugarbush Soaring: While you’ll find great views hiking in the mountains, they get even better when you head up to the skies with Sugarbush Soaring for an adventure you won’t soon forget. Quietly soar above in a glider with the colorful autumnal hues of the Mad River Valley below is beyond breathtaking. 
  3. Tour the Covered Bridges of Vermont: One of the most classic scenes during fall in Vermont is approaching a historic covered bridge with a wash of fall color as a backdrop. The winding backroads and small highways are perfect for scenic drives. Head out on the Mad River Scenic Byway, and you’ll get an eyeful of these striking Vermont fall colors. As a guest at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, ask us about our curated covered bridge tour
  4. Head to Cold Hollow Cider Mill: We anticipate the opening each year of this historic cider mill and fall hub of activity. You’ll taste fresh pressed non-alcoholic and hard cider varieties, enjoy tasty cider donuts, find Vermont treats, and they even have a fantastic restaurant on-site for lunch. 
  5. Explore the Waitsfield Farmers Market: The autumn brings a whole new array of options to this local farmers market. As our state is dedicated to supporting small businesses and farms, there’s such a lovely selection here of produce, goods, and arts & crafts. 
  6. Discover the Vermont Cheese Trail: Another classic activity along backroads with striking fall foliage lining the roadways is heading out to a few stops on the famed cheese trail. These local dairy farms create fun experiences and fantastic tasting opportunities. 
  7. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Creamery: Fall weather still calls for an ice cream cone, and it’s a beautiful drive to this famous creamery for facility tours, treats, and a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic brand.
  8. Day Trip to Montpelier: One of the best things to do this fall in Vermont is just a 45-minute scenic drive from our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, the smallest capital of the US is perfect for a day trip. You’ll find some of the best things to do in Vermont here, from charming shops to tasty restaurants and tours of the State House to informative museums.
Fall in Vermont is even more cozy at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast

The Best Fall Getaways at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast

While there are so many fantastic places to glimpse the Vermont fall colors all over the Mad River Valley, as a guest at our charming Vermont Bed and Breakfast, you can witness these beautiful hues from the windows of your cozy guest room—and from all angles on our pastoral property. You’ll want to plan at least one day of downtime at our Inn and explore the nearby villages of Warren and Waitsfield, VT. You’ll find some of the best events this fall in Vermont in these charming small towns!

During your stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, we aim to pamper and make every guest feel like family. We have a great selection of add-on packages and enhancements to make your stay even more memorable. We also offer concierge service throughout your stay, and we are happy to help you make plans and reservations before and during your stay with us. As local experts, we have so many recommendations based on your personal interests! 

After your adventures exploring fall in Vermont, we’ll be happy to welcome you back to the Inn each afternoon for a happy hour with beer, wine, and a taste of Scotland at our one-of-a-kind Quaich Single Malt Scotch bar. Better yet, there’s no need to worry about breakfast the following day, as we’ll prepare a wholesome and flavorful meal with seasonal ingredients. We can’t wait to host you. Book your room at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast today!

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