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Our Perfect Winter Honeymoon: Vermont 2024

Great place for a honeymoon!

West Hill House B&B is phenomenal! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and enjoyed our long stay in the Allen Suite (bed was very comfortable and we got complimentary water bottles!) Our room was refreshed every day.

Honeymoon breakfast, pancakes.
Tantalizing, golden, fresh-made pancakes was another honeymoon breakfast.

The owners, Peter and Susan, welcomed us to the B&B as soon as we arrived and made it feel like home.We loved the homemade breakfasts every morning. Our favorite breakfast was the ‘Eggs John Paul’ (not quite Benedict!) and we enjoyed the morning conversations with Peter, Susan and the other guests.

This B&B is located near a ski resort which is perfect for skiers! My husband and I are not skiers but there was still plenty to do!

We took a glass blowing class and made paperweights which we broth home! (see above) The paperweight making does not involve us in the glass-blowing technique but was still very fun and interesting to learn about hot glass!  We got to choose the colors we wanted to have in our paperweights.

We took the glass class at Salt and Sand Studios and Spencer was our instructor. He was great instructor and went in depth about the equipment in the shop and the tools we used to create the paperweights. He is right with you the whole time when working with the glass so there is no need to worry about messing up! He even took some time to show us some glass blowing since we didn’t get to use that technique during our process.  His studio was less than 10 minutes away from West Hill House B&B.

Perfect honeymoon experience at Luke Iannuzzi Pottery
A perfect honeymoon experience at Luke Iannuzzi Pottery.
(photo courtesy of Luke Iannuzzi pottery)

We also took a pottery class with Luke Iannuzzi. We did the introduction to the wheel and how to work with the clay. Luke was a great instructor as well and very encouraging andpatient. We got to create and work with a couple balls of clay to get in the hang of how to shape it into cups, bowls or vases. We didn’t get to take anything home with us but he does have a little display of goods for sale and we purchased a chip and dip bowl! This class was very relaxing and fun! His studio was also less than 10 minutes away from the West Hill House B&B.

We also got to check out the Warren Store. They have a little deli area where we got “The Family” sandwich and it was huge! And they have a small boutique upstairs (pricey).

Waitsfield VT has a small museum of industrial design, The Madsonian Museum and some small shops to check out as well!

If you’re willing to drive a little bit we also went to Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury VT. They have a decent size shop and offer cider and cider donuts! Very good! The Cabot Cheese Outlet store is also in the area and good to check out.

Another cheese place we went to was VonTrapp Farmstead store in Waitsfield, VT. It’s a very small store and we got the Savage cheese. Also very good!

We also drove to Burlington VT, a beautiful 1 hour drive,  and walked around Church Street Market Place to check out the local boutiques and shops!

Game cube
The American Game Table one of many game options.

If you don’t want to travel, Peter and Susan have games and interesting books to look at! We had multiple game nights. They also have a pretty big movie library to choose from (400 DVDs) that we also enjoyed.

During our stay there we were also fortunate enough to get some snow and took advantage of it and went sledding! The golf course (1 minute walk from B&B) was a good spot to do some sledding!

Peter and Susan were very helpful with their other recommendations for things to do and places to eat! Their hospitality was top notch!! They were even able to get us reservations at Mad River Massage on our last day of our Honeymoon!

This was a very relaxing stay and would definitely come back!


Justine and Andrew spent 9 days at West Hill House B&B for their perfect winter honeymoon. It was delightful to have them here! Justine was kind enough to allow us use her review as a guest blog. Many thanks for the wonderful review of your time here at West Hill House B&B and of your explorations in and around the Mad River Valley in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. 


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