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Where to Find the Best Vermont Sightseeing This Year

For many, a trip to Vermont is a dream vacation, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan areas and a chance to be surrounded by a scenic beauty like none other. There are plenty of options for Vermont sightseeing, including the iconic covered bridges, stunning farmlands, and forested mountains. Each season offers its unique draw, from the majestic fall colors in autumn, fantastic winter snowfall, beautiful spring blooms, and temperate summers for outdoor adventures. 

One of the best areas for Vermont sightseeing is in the middle of the state in the Mad River Valley near Warren, VT. This centralized and charming village is the perfect place to make your homebase as you head out to explore all the best things to do all year long. A few of the most popular attractions are Sugarbush Ski Resort, the Ben and Jerry’s factory, and our state’s capital, Montpelier—just to name a few!

Before you start filling out your itinerary, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and one of the best places to stay in Vermont is our bed and breakfast in Warren near Waitsfield. Not only will you be surrounded by the quintessential scenery of our beautiful state, but you’ll be welcomed by our warm hospitality and cozy accommodations. There’s no better way to begin your Vermont sightseeing journey than by checking into the West Hill House B&B. Get your vacation on the calendar and book your lodging today! 

Vermont Sightseeing is such a treat! Here's am iconic Vermont covered bridge

Vermont Sightseeing: Best Things to Do and See in Vermont this Year

A few classic scenes always come to mind when we talk about Vermont sightseeing: covered bridges, sweeping farmlands with rustic barns, maple syrup farms, historic churches, and charming small villages, three of which being Warren, Fayston, and Waitsfield. The Mad River Valley in central Vermont has all of these things and more. 

Here are the top things to see and do while Vermont sightseeing this year: 

  1. Historic Vermont Covered Bridges Tour: These iconic structures symbolize the state’s rural charm and historical significance. Scattered throughout the Mad River Valley and across the state, these bridges serve as functional crossings and invite visitors to step back in time. Find details for our covered bridges tour here.
  2. Our Favorite Vermont Waterfalls: The diverse landscape of the Mad River Valley and the Green Mountains offers those looking to immerse themselves in nature a fantastic tour of stunning waterfalls, streams, and rivers. 
  3. Day Trip to Montpelier: Don’t be surprised that the smallest state capital in the country has some big attractions! Check out the golden-domed state house, stroll the charming downtown streets with cafes and local shops, and enjoy the designated park areas. 
  4. A Stop at the Ben and Jerry’s Factory: One of the most popular Vermont sightseeing activities is heading to the Ben and Jerry’s factory where this famous ice cream brand started. Pop in for a tour, explore the Flavor Graveyard, and get a scoop. 
  5. Farm Tours and Sugaring Season: Our area is known for its fantastic collection of farms for produce, dairy products, and maple syrup. Many of these unique hidden gems are open for tours, delicious tastings, and have farm stores for purchases. Spring marks the beginning of the sugaring season!
  6. Sugarbush Ski Resort: Just five minutes from the front door of our bed and breakfast in Vermont is one of the best ski resorts in New England. They offer four seasons of fun, from skiing and winter sports to fall foliage lift rides and award-winning golf courses in the warmer months. 
  7. Tour Shelburne Farms: This is a fantastic location for Vermont sightseeing to see the picturesque landscape beside Lake Champlain, tour a working farm, and enjoy the walking trails.
  8. Vermont Sightseeing on Foot or Bike: Hiking and biking are two of the most popular things to do in Vermont! As a guest at our bed and breakfast in Vermont, you’ll be in the ideal location to head out on foot or two-wheels. Here are some of our favorite hikes nearby, and feel free to ask your knowledgeable innkeepers for insider tips. 
Vermont Sightseeing is the best when you have our bed and breakfast as your home base

One of the Best Places to Stay in Vermont: Our Cozy Bed and Breakfast near Waitsfield

For those seeking a restful and relaxing getaway, when you choose our bed and breakfast in Vermont as your home away from home, you won’t have far to go to enjoy some of the best Vermont sightseeing. Our cozy nine-room inn is set back in the picturesque countryside of the Mad River Valley near Waitsfield, with a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions, all within a short scenic drive. Our beautiful garden grounds offer the perfect setting for romantic getaways, friend’s trips, and solo retreats. 

Our nine guest rooms are all one-of-a-kind, each with its own theme with hints of European charm and elegant touches. All are equipped with the finest linens, robes, towels, en suite bathrooms with luxurious amenities, and so much more. Curl up by the “wood-stove” gas fireplace with a good book; relax with your sweetheart and put on your favorite movie; join us in one of the shared rooms for a game of pool, a scotch tasting, or board games. This is the retreat you’ve been craving! 

In the mornings, it gets even better with our daily breakfast service of homemade treats—sweet and savory recipes that delight all the senses. It’s the best way to start your day before exploring all of the best hikes, scenic drives, and things to do in the Mad River Valley. Start planning your next getaway and book your lodging at our charming bed and breakfast in Vermont today! 

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