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An Afternoon of Fun in Shelburne Vermont This Summer

April 15th, 2021 by Emily Wachsman

Outdoor aficionados flock to the Mad River Valley of central Vermont year-round to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. There’s plenty to do while you’re here, of course, including visiting the wonderful town of Shelburne, Vermont. This charming town is home to the renowned Shelburne Farm and the incredible Shelburne Museum. The journey to Shelburne … read full article

Vermont- 100 Fantastic Covered Bridges: One Story

April 11th, 2021 by srsm

Covered bridges, there’s just something about a covered bridge. Is it the charm, a reminder of an earlier way of life, the architecture? Perhaps all of these and surely more. Whether long, short, painted, unpainted one span or two, windows or solid walls, there is something almost romantic about these structures. These amazing bridges are … read full article

Things to do in the Mad River Valley This Year

March 10th, 2021 by Emily Wachsman

The Mad River Valley is an exceptional destination to visit in Vermont at pretty much any time of year.  In the winter, it’s a fantastic destination for skiing, with Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen just minutes away.  Come spring and summer, a plethora of outdoor activities opens up for adventurers of all types. By … read full article

Fall in Vermont! Getting Your 5 Senses Worth: Dazzle Your Senses

September 3rd, 2020 by srsm

The age-old expression, “my 2 cents worth”, is often heard, however here in the Mad River Valley you can get your 5 senses worth! It’s Fall in Vermont! SEE the fall colors. How would you describe Vermont in the fall? Whatever the description of fall in Vermont, it will most certainly include the changing colors … read full article

Welcome! West Hill House B&B: Back Inn Business

June 16th, 2020 by srsm

Welcome! While you will find the same warm welcome and smile, under our face masks, things will have a bit of a different look and feel. Our promise to you: We have always been committed to providing our guests with a clean and safe environment. We promise to work harder than ever to do our … read full article

8 Great Vermont Covered Bridges to See This summer

April 20th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

When we mention getting away to Vermont, what do you picture? For many, the vibrant colors of fall foliage instantly spring to mind, and for others, its quaint covered bridges. Vermont covered bridges are, without a doubt, an iconic symbol of days gone by. These historic structures have withstood the test of time, some still … read full article

Mad River Valley, Vermont: 20 Favorite Things to Love

February 4th, 2020 by srsm

The answer’s easy! First on the list is that the Mad River Valley is a diverse and welcoming community which has provided the opportunity for residents to build on their talents and for visitors to relax and leave the stress of a busy life behind. With so much variety it’s easy to name 20 favorite … read full article

Tiny House Fest 2019

August 28th, 2019 by srsm

It’s fair to say that when Laura Ingalls lived in the Little House in the Big Woods, she could never have imagined that today, more than 150 years later, we would be talking about a Tiny House in the Big Woods! That, however, is exactly what the Mad River Valley will be talking about come … read full article

Mad River Valley Craft Fair Labor Day Weekend

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

49th Annual Mad River Craft Fair: Come to Kenyon’s Field in Waitsfield, Saturday & Sunday, August 31 and September 1, 10 am – 5 pm, rain or shine. 110 juried artists, four bands, delicious food court (including craft cocktails and local beer), and door prizes! A great day to browse handmade items and meet the artists.  You will … read full article

The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

Vermont is a place that awakens your soul. It invites you to dive headfirst into a culture of sugar making, flannel-wearing, local love and support. Where does all that deep Vermont love come from? Well, Vermont only has 600,000 residents and an average town size of about 2,000 people. If we don’t shout about the … read full article

Vermont Fly Fishing: The Silver Trout!

June 19th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

The Mad River Valley is welcoming a new business to the community that specializes in Vermont Fly Fishing products and excursions. The Silver Trout is owned by Stuart Hayden, a lifelong fly fisherman. His mission is to provide premium fly fishing accessories for other fisherman to enjoy.  Through his own experience and extensive research, Stu … read full article

Enjoy a Vermont Puzzle – and win $25

June 3rd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

“The Mad River Valley is known for skiing, but what else is there to do?” For clues to your Vermont adventure print and complete this crossword; you can do all these activities, see all these places, do all these things, and more here in the Mad River Valley. We suggest you print it out, fill … read full article

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