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Give Winter a Hug: Embrace Winter 2024!

Give Winter a Hug

hug; embrace; receive willingly; adopt

A Vermont winter is enchanting. With the snow falling and weather chilly, it’s time to love this season of year and give winter a hug, an embrace, and to hold close the memory of a wonderful season. West Hill House B&B is a ‘green hotel’ located in the Mad River Valley in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont, offers guests authentic Vermont hospitality and the perfect place to start embracing winter.

West Hill House B&B gives winter a hug
The perfect place to give winter a hug.

The B&B History
Originally a small, family home and working farm, the property was owned by generations of the Allen family up to 1939. Several owners later, in the 1960’s, it became a B&B and today it is a comfortable and inviting 9 room bed and breakfast. Located in the heart of the Mad River Valley, the B&B is close to mountains, shops, dining, and spots for quiet relaxation.

Your Room
Arriving at West Hill House B&B you will be greeted by owners Peter and Susan who have been the owner/innkeepers since 2006. Your en suite room of choice will welcome you with the lights on and the gas fireplace or “wood” stove radiating warmth throughout the room. Each room is individually decorated, it is more than just a place for you to lay your head, it is a haven of comfort and relaxation.

coffee mug and cookies
Cookie and a hot drink, a perfect combo.

Keeping you Fueled
Wake up to the smell of fresh, hot coffee. It’s hard to give winter a hug without a delicious home made breakfast  featuring locally sourced ingredients, and your dietary restrictions are being taken into account. During the day, special treats are always available under the cloche on the dining room table. Tigger, the friendly B&B tabby cat loves food hence the cloche, so keep an eye on your treats!

For evening dining at area restaurants you will find everything from casual to fine dining with many of the creative chefs having curated tasty menus featuring local produce, drink and meat.

Vermont Winter Getaway
Jump for joy, give winter a hug!

A Winter Paradise
As you awake, the hustle and bustle of your every-day-life is forgotten as you awake to the soft morning light filtering through the windows and shines on the snow laden trees right outside your window. What a beautiful sight! It’s so quiet you think you can hear the snowflakes falling! The rest of the day is open to multiple opportunities to give winter a hug.

Outdoor enthusiasts take note
Whether novice or advanced, the Mad River Valley offers a plethora of opportunities to embrace the season and give winter a hug – they are all within minutes of the B&B.

Just one mile away is Sugarbush Resort offering a variety of green, blue and black runs as well as all mountain services.  Mount Ellen at Sugarbush also offers all the mountain services and has a well groomed terrain park. Mad River Glen is not to be missed. It is a skiers only mountain providing well marked green, blue and black trails as well as some of the most challenging skiing in New England.

For the backwoods skiers who are keen to give winter a hug and are a bit more intrepid, the B&B is on the Catamount Trail the trans-Vermont back woods ski trail.

Catamount Trail and more cross country ski trails near our Vermont Bed and Breakfast
Give winter a hug on skis.

Cross-country skiers who wish to give winter a hug all-be-it at a bit of a slower pace, Blueberry Lake has 30k of groomed trails and Olé Cross Country ski area also has many groomed trails for skiing and snowshoeing and they are just a few miles away.

And of course there are local shops which both sell and tune ski equipment.

Wherever you choose to give winter a hug on skis, board or snowshoes, you will be gifted with some of the most beautiful mountain views in the east so be sure to take some photos.

Indoor enthusiasts, we’ve got you covered
The many local owned and local artisan shops are decorated for winter. You’ll often be greeted by the owner ready to introduce you to their offerings. In the Mad River Valley  you will find shops featuring food, fashions, toys, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, furniture, outdoor clothing,  hardware stores, art galleries, massage spas, books, and more,  each one here to help you give winter a hug in your own special way, shopping!

Being snug is also giving winter a hug
Relax by the fire, giving winter a hug indoors!

You may prefer to give winter a hug and embracing the season by looking out the window at the beautiful, ever changing scenery. Whether during the day, or after a day on the slopes, enjoy relaxing by the living room fire with a beverage and a sweet treat,  a good read or perhaps visiting with others who are here to give winter a hug.

Vermont Hospitality
Peter and Susan extend a warm Vermont welcome to all their guests making them feel like special friends rather than visitors. It is their hope that they go above and beyond your expectations to make your stay memorable.

Give winter a hug
Embrace the winter season, receive willingly the sun, snow, wind and chilly weather, (and sometimes a little rain) and adopt wintering all its splendor. It will bring a glow to your day and sweet memories for the future.


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