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  • Winter Wedding

    November 29th, 2012 by srsm

      With early season snowflakes whirling about them, and the temperature sitting at about 28°F, Ryan and Jeff were married in the meadow at West Hill House B&B. Our favorite Justice of the Peace, Greg Trulson officiated at the wedding making it a very meaningful occasion, as he always does. Following the ceremony,  the newly … read full article

    Celebrate the 254th birthday of Robert Burns

    November 27th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    On January 26th 2013 we will be holding our 5th annual Burns Supper at West Hill House to celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth, on January 25th 1759, of this great Scottish Poet, often referred to as “The Bard”. (Bard is a Scots word for a poet.) A Burns Supper is a significant tradition … read full article

    Bird Seed Granola

    August 25th, 2012 by srsm

    Stirring it up! This past week breakfasts were gluten, soy, lactose and pork free. Wanting to increase my repertoire for such recipes, I searched the internet for something new and different. As often happens I got ideas but no recipe was exactly what I wanted or indeed, what I had in the pantry. So… here’s … read full article

    Vermont Cheese Tour

    July 30th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Guests Laurent and Julia created this list of some of the excellent Vermont Cheese makers–and they visited many of them as you will see from their comments!  If you like cheese you may want to follow in their footsteps. See also the Vermont Cheese Trail which is the source of the map on the right – … read full article

    Happy 4th of July!

    July 4th, 2012 by srsm

    Happy 4th everyone! The Sugarbush area 4th of July celebrations got off to a great start on June 30 with the 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Air Show featuring vintage plane and glider aerial acrobatics. This morning the focus is on the 64th annual Warren 4th of July parade with its collection of quirky floats … read full article

    Soft Ginger Cookies

    June 29th, 2012 by srsm

    Stirring it up! While cleaning rooms the other day I clicked on the TV and found The Barefoot Contessa featuring a batch of the Ultimate Ginger Cookie. They looked absolutely scrumptious so after finishing the rooms I cleaned up and headed off to the kitchen to cook up a batch for our weekend guests. Unfortunately I … read full article

    A 4th of July to Remember

    June 16th, 2012 by srsm

    Our Sap-bucket list is overflowing with activities for one super week of 4th of July celebrations for all tastes and interests! The 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Air Show on June 30 will bring excitement to the Sugarbush Airport in Warren with vintage planes, stunt flying by both planes and gliders, glider rides, classic motorcycles, food and fun … read full article

    Farmer’s Market

    June 15th, 2012 by srsm

    A must on our Sap-bucket list is our local Farmers’ Market which is held every Saturday morning from now until October 20th–rain or shine–on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield. Local farmers bring a vast array of items including seedling plants, freshly harvested vegetables and fruits, cheeses, local meats, maple syrup, honey, eggs, jams and fresh … read full article

    Healthy ‘Green’ Shopping Bags

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Green is in – especially here in Vermont. Among other things, here at West Hill House we use “green” light bulbs, we have solar panels to preheat our hot water, we have rooms with individually adjustable temperature controls, we drive a hybrid car and, we use reusable bags for our shopping. Every conference that we have … read full article

    Picnic by the pond

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    A basket filled with Vermont cider, cheeses, crackers, home made cookies and other goodies brings smiles to Grace and Charlie who welcomed the warm spring weather with a picnic by our pond. Spring has indeed sprung in the Mad River Valley. Signs of the season are all around us; chipmunks are sunning themselves on the rocks, … read full article

    A Gem of a Restaurant

    March 28th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Today Peter and I (Susan) had a marvelous lunch at MINT, a local vegetarian restaurant in Waitsfield. In the wake of  tropical storm Irene, which flooded the restaurant with 5 feet of muddy water, MINT has been reborn through the hard work of  it’s owners Savitri and Iliyan. The restaurant now boasts a new layout, … read full article

    Valentine’s Day – Romance is in the snow!

    January 31st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    A picture postcard Valentine’s Day package awaits you… A snow covered landscape, a beautiful room with a double Jacuzzi tub in its ensuite bathroom, a sleigh ride to whisk you through the snow, and a delicious dinner at The Common Man restaurant. We have two all inclusive packages: The Logan Suite for any 3 nights … read full article