Vermont Journal

from the B&B and around Vermont

Where to Find the Best Shopping in Vermont

While Vermont is known for its stunning nature scapes and outdoor recreation, for those who yearn for retail therapy during their vacations, you’ll find excellent shopping in Vermont for anything from gifts and souvenirs to larger purchases, including works of art and furniture. Supporting small local businesses is such a great way to connect with an area and explore new things on a trip. Additionally, many of the best local shops are women-owned and operated, and we love frequently seeing what’s in stock at these gems.

One of our favorite places for shopping in Vermont’s Mad River Valley during your stay is the Mad River Taste Place,  a speciality grocery store offering a curated collection of Vermont products selected to educate and delight. You’ll find one of the best selections of Vermont cheeses, maple syrup, charcuterie, and gift ideas. It’s a place where you’ll find just as many locals as you will visitors, because the choices are thoughtful and seasonal. 

Another fantastic way to support the local businesses in Vermont is by choosing a small, boutique property as your lodging, and our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, West Hill House B&B is just one of those locations. Owners and Innkeepers Susan and Peter are hospitality professionals with a passion for service. Over the years, they’ve hosted thousands of guests from around the world, offering the most delicious homecooked meals, comfortable accommodations, and luxurious amenities. Check out our upcoming availability and book your room today! 

Where to Find the Best Vermont Antique Stores/More of the Best Shopping in Vermont

The Best Shopping in Vermont for Retail Therapy

Shopping in Vermont is a cathartic and relaxing addition to any getaway. On many of these stops in Warren and Waitsfield, you’ll connect with local shop owners, artists, and makers, genuinely getting to know the people who make our New England state a fantastic vacation destination.

  1. Salt and Sand Studios: Yoga Studio, Glass Blowing School (802) 583-2559: This shop inspires people to create, connect, and create joy through yoga and glass blowing. They offer group classes, private study, workshops, and unique finds if you’re shopping in Vermont for something memorable.
  2. Mad River Taste Place (802) 496-3165: The Mad River Taste Place is a specialty grocery store featuring a curated collection of local Vermont products and other culinary delights thoughtfully selected to educate and delight.
  3. Product Think Tank (802) 498-3266: Local Apparel Designer clothing shop and studio. Using a “Farm to Table” mindset, we source from smaller family-owned factories in democracies using natural fibers and trims.
  4. Luke Ianuzzi Pottery (802) 839-9650: A full-service pottery studio in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains featuring custom designs for your home or business. Work directly with the potter to bring your ideas to life.
  5. Vee’s Flowers & Garden Shop (802) 496-3334: With over 25 years of experience with plants, Vee handpicks almost every plant and fresh-cut flower. Vee’s Flowers and Garden Shop offers an array of arrangements.
  6. Artisans’ Gallery (802) 496-6256: The Artisans’ Gallery is owned and operated by three partners working with 150+ Vermont artists in Historic Waitsfield. We sell a handpicked selection of eclectic, lively, personalized quality pieces. Founded in 1995, the gallery truly reflects the collaborative nature of local creatives.
  7. The Collection (802) 496-6055: If you’re shopping in Vermont for Distinctive accents for your garden and home, this is an excellent shop for greeting cards, home and outdoor décor, specialty toys, and gifts.
  8. Rider’s Outpost by Outdoor Gear Exchange (802) 540-9201: The Rider’s Outpost is excited to offer a wide range of bicycle tune-up packages to meet your individual needs best. Ranging from simple fixes to major overhauls
  9. Clearwater Sports (802) 496-2708: This is Vermont’s source for outdoor clothing, gear, and guided adventures. For 48 years we have been Central Vermont’s four-season source for outdoor clothing, gear and guided adventures.
  10. Addison West (802) 528-7980: This beautiful boutique has a curated collection of home goods, lighting, furniture, kitchen, cards, gifts, candles, vintage items, and a stunning array of Vermont-made merchandise.
  11. Inklings Children’s Book (802) 496-7280: Shopping in Vermont for kids? This bookstore is perfect for providing a playground for imagination and the magic of books.
  12. The Mad Rover (802) 496-2500‬ Perfect stop for lifestyle clothing, a whole collection of Vermont apparel, sunglasses, and supplies – from underwear to hydration to blankets.
  13. Moosewalk Studios and Gallery (802) 583-2224: Moosewalk Studios and Gallery is an intimate gallery set in stunning gardens on the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest. The gallery features Gary Eckhart’s award-winning watercolors and Roarke Sharlow’s fine art photography.
  14. All Things Bright and Beautiful on Bridge St in Waitsfield (802) 496-3997: Rooms filled with traditional European glass Christmas ornaments — all mouth-blown and hand-painted (just like your grandparents’ glass). Also, you’ll find a wonderful collection of stuffed animals and puppets. Gaelic McTigue’s studio is in the center of it all. You might find her painting or designing her one-of-a-kind Santas (made from recycled wood) or working on her current offerings of hand-painted Christmas ornaments.
  15. Whippletree Designs Waitsfield ‭(802) 496-9694‬: Custom embroidery as well as pre-embroidered clothing, carrier bags, t-shirts, baby onesies, and more. Also available is a collection of Mad River Valley and Vermont souvenirs, including magnets, hats, sweatshirts, Vermont-made cookie cutters, and more.
Where to Find the Best Vermont Antique Stores/More of the Best Shopping in Vermont

Stay at our Lovely Vermont Bed and Breakfast

From the minute you pull up the quiet driveway at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle. Time moves a bit slower here, which is precisely what you want when trying to sneak away from it all for a romantic getaway, couple’s trip, or relaxing solo retreat. As you walk through our historic doors, you’ll feel welcomed and right at home. Our guests often leave feeling more like family than paying customers. 

Whether you’re heading out to explore the great outdoors, hiking, biking, or skiing, or you’re heading off to experience the best farms, attractions, and shopping in Vermont, our lovely guest accommodations will be awaiting your return. Our nine cozy guest rooms offer the perfect reprieve from any of your daytime plans. Join us in the “Commons,” our shared spaces at the Inn, for pool, games, adult beverages, and roaring fires—perfect for curling up with your favorite vacation read. 

In the mornings, you’ll love joining us for a home-cooked and thoughtfully prepared breakfast. Susan has decades of experience in the kitchen, and she delights guests each morning (and throughout the day with baked treats) with sweet and savory recipes. Always paired with hot coffee or tea, and best enjoyed with a friendly conversation with other guests or your Innkeepers. We can’t wait to host you at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast! Book your lodging today! 

Scroll to Top

Give The Gift of West Hill House This Holiday Season

Give your loved one an extraordinary gift of a stay at our inn.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.