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FAQ: To Help You Plan Your Stay at West Hill House B&B

April 28th, 2019 by srsm

FAQ: To Help You Plan Your Stay at West Hill House B&B Why should I book directly with West Hill House B&B (westhillbb.com) and not through a booking site such as Expedia or booking . com? Start by doing research to decide upon a B&B. Once you have made your choice, enter the B&B website … read full article

Solar Powered Lodging at West Hill House B&B!

October 12th, 2015 by corey

West Hill House B&B is always working towards a smaller, more environmentally sound footprint and, earlier this year, reached a milestone: we now provide our guests with 100% solar powered lodging! We’re proud to be a part of the Green Mountain State and want to help it not only stay green but get even greener. … read full article

Carrot Greens Salad

June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

Stirring it up: Last week was the first week for our Community Supported Agriculture share for this year and it got me thinking about carrot greens.  Carrot greens are most often thrown away during meal prep but I thought there had to be a use for them. I searched the internet, got some inspiration from a number of websites then opened the fridge and built a salad. I used various … read full article

Have Tesla, Can Travel – to our BEB!

March 20th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

What “range anxiety”? On March 19th we welcomed Matt and his Tesla Model S85D at West Hill House B&B. Matt was making his inaugural trip in what is apparently the first 85D model—all wheel drive—delivered to an owner in Ontario, and perhaps in Canada. Canada you say?  Yes, Matt lives in Toronto and he is heading … read full article

Beds, Electrons & Breakfasts; ready for Tesla!

December 17th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

The Times They Are A-Changin’. Bob Dylan’s words were written over 50 years ago in 1963 and they continue true today. The changes we are talking about here though are not political, but environmental and technical! On December 16th 2014 West Hill House B&B launched a new accommodation category, which we are calling a “BEB”, or Beds, … read full article

Composting is us!

March 9th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

Last week we signed up for a year-round composting service with the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD), as part of our ongoing efforts as a Green Hotel to reduce our environmental impact. While we have tried composting before, it never worked out very well. First of all it was practical only in the summer … read full article

Time to Retire Bottled Water? Yes!

December 8th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

Some facts to ponder: Bottled water costs the eager buyer up to 10,000 as much as tap water. We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks. Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport. Currently, the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each … 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

A breakthrough in LED light bulbs

February 26th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

We are sharing here most of a review we posted on the Amazon web site, as we are just delighted with these amazing LED light bulbs – a real breakthough.  As noted in the review, you can see them in operation in our kitchen. Review of 900 Lumen 9 Watt LED Light Bulbs I have tried many … read full article

A Greener Green Mountain Magazine

February 5th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

Our Vermont,  is the new Green Mountain State’s Greener Magazine, and features articles about people, places, events, food, and local flavor offered in the great state of Vermont. Not only is this a paperless magazine, and you can subscribe for free on line, but they chose a 100% wind powered company to do their hosting. Lucky … read full article

LED Light bulbs – have they arrived?

August 2nd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

LED light bulbs are the promise of the greener future.  We have for some time used LED bulbs outdoors for low intensity flood-lighting and for light strings to mark our front parking lot and highlight our gazebo, but never for mainstream use as real lightbulbs! Well it seems times have changed.  GE is now selling … read full article