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Welcome! West Hill House B&B: Back Inn Business July 1, 2020

June 16th, 2020 by srsm

Welcome! West Hill House B&B will be back ‘inn’ business soon and is accepting reservations for visits after July 1, 2020. 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 … 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

Maple Syrup: Spring in Vermont

March 12th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

Spring in Vermont is different than that of many other states. Sure, we see budding green trees and daffodils poking up to say hello, but that snow is still here and has a multitude of parts to play in this season. Spring skiing  (same fun – slightly warmer temperatures) is only part of spring in … read full article

Want Outstanding Craft Beer? Come Visit Vermont!

December 10th, 2018 by srsm

Want outstanding craft beer? Come visit Vermont! Vermont has outstanding craft beer and brewers as well as creative people undertaking diverse, creative activities. Jewelers, musicians, wood workers, potters, farmers, glassblowers, writers, fashion designers, the list goes on. The website for the Secretary of State for Vermont provides some interesting background on the production of alcohol … read full article

Dining Diversity

November 27th, 2018 by Peter MacLaren

Locally Owned and Sourced While the food in the Mad River Valley is delicious, it’s more than the flavor and diversity of options that make the restaurants around here unique. Locally owned and sourced restaurants mean you’re supporting small business and enjoying food and ingredients from the very place you are visiting! Vermont, in general, has a … read full article