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Book Your Lodging for Vermont Fall Foliage Today!

The Vermont fall foliage is nothing short of legendary, attracting visitors worldwide to witness its breathtaking beauty. As the summer warmth fades and the crisp autumn air settles in, the state’s vast forests transform into a vibrant map of reds, oranges, yellows, and purples. This natural spectacle, often called “leaf peeping,” typically peaks in late September to early October, offering a visual feast that captures the essence of New England’s charm.

These fantastic hues are partly due to the stands of sugar maples, birches, and oaks, which contribute to the rich palette of colors that define Vermont’s autumn landscape. The sugar maple, in particular, is renowned for its brilliant red, yellow, and orange hues, which create a stunning contrast against the evergreen pines and firs. This year, experts predict early to mid-October to be the best time to see the most diverse color spectrum. 

Since fall is the most popular time to visit Vermont, it’s best to book your lodging well in advance. Many of the best properties fill up early, including the West Hill House Bed and Breakfast, which happens to be in the perfect central location in the Mad River Valley in Warren, near Waitsfield and Fayston. Our cozy Inn offers the ideal oasis to enjoy the most beautiful Vermont fall foliage with quiet nights by the fire, spacious guest rooms, and unparalleled hospitality from your seasoned Innkeepers. Start planning for fall and book your lodging today! 

Seeing the Vermont Fall Foliage in person is such a bucket list item for many, and staying at our bed and breakfast

Plan to View the Vermont Fall Foliage this Year

While there are so many amazing things to do in Vermont all year long, you can enjoy these activities with one of the most beautiful backdrops during the autumn months. Whether driving through charming small towns, hiking through colorful forests, or simply relaxing with a cup of hot cider, the Vermont fall foliage provides an unforgettable backdrop for a romantic and picturesque getaway.

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

  1. Hike the Long Trail: As a guest at our bed and breakfast, you can easily access some sections of this iconic hiking trail. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border as it crosses Vermont’s highest peaks, so you’ll be immersed in the brilliant colors along the way. 
  2. Mountain Biking Trails: The crisp air and breathtaking views of the changing leaves make every ride a perfect blend of adventure and natural beauty in the Mad River Valley. Mountain biking is quickly becoming one of the most popular activities in the area. 
  3. Kayaking on the Mad River or Winooski River: For a serene and scenic adventure, with the vibrant autumn colors reflecting off the water, kayaking is such a lovely pastime in the fall. The gentle flow and stunning foliage create a picturesque paddling experience.
  4. Glide Above the Trees: One of the most unforgettable things to do in Vermont during the fall is taking a trip with Sugarbush Soaring. Sugarbush Airport, on the east side of the valley, is a well-known glider airport. Guests can book unique tours from on high and soar above the stunning fall foliage. 
  5. Scenic Drives Along Route 100: Often noted as one of the most beautiful scenic byways in the country, Route 100 offers the perfect views and panoramic outlooks to take in these brilliant colors. Ask your innkeepers for more details on the best road trips during your stay. 
  6. Panoramic Views from Sugarbush: While this is the most visited ski resort in Vermont during the winter, there are plenty of things to do during the fall. From scenic lift rides on the main foliage weekends, to golf and hiking, you’ll find a great way to take in the Vermont fall foliage. 
  7. A Day Trip to Montpelier: One of the best day trips from our B&B is to the smallest state capital, full of fantastic things to do in Vermont. Tour the state building, head to the quaint downtown for a stroll, shop, and stop off at one of the local cafes or breweries. 
  8. Farm-to-Table Dining this Fall: Dining in Vermont is a delicious pastime all year, but the bounty of late summer and fall produce is a treat. You’ll want to stop by Cold Hollow Cider Mill to partake in some of the autumn traditions in New England. 
The stunning Vermont Fall Foliage is lovely to see each year, and we can't wait to host you at our Vermont bed and breakfast near Waitsfield

Book Your Lodging Today at our Bed and Breakfast near Waitsfield

Our historic B&B near Waitsfield is lovingly restored and surrounded by beautiful gardens. It offers an intimate and cozy retreat that perfectly complements the magical autumnal landscape. Each of our nine guest rooms is uniquely decorated, providing a blend of classic elegance and modern comfort, ensuring a restful and memorable stay.

Our bed and breakfast near Waitsfield is more than just a place to rest your head; it’s an experience in itself. Guests can start their day with a gourmet breakfast featuring local, seasonal ingredients, setting the tone for a day of exploration and adventure. Our location is ideal for accessing nearby outdoor activities, from hiking and biking through vibrant forests to kayaking on the serene Mad River. After a day of adventure, couples can unwind by the fire pit, enjoy the peace of our gardens, or indulge in a glass of wine on the porch, soaking in the stunning Vermont fall foliage. 

Booking a stay at West Hill House B&B this fall not only promises a luxurious and romantic experience but also ensures proximity to some of Vermont’s best foliage spots. Due to its popularity, especially during the peak foliage season, early booking is highly recommended. Secure your reservation now to guarantee a room, and prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and romance of Vermont’s fall foliage. Make your reservation today! 

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