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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

20 in 20: Maple-Almond Cookies are Easy

April 9th, 2020 by srsm

20 in 20. Make 20 cookies in 20 minutes. Maple-Almond Cookies are the perfect cookie to bake in the early spring each year. The sugaring season is over for West Hill Sugar Orchard, just down the road from us here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. All the buckets are off the trees and … 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

It’s Winter Magic in the Mad River Valley of Vermont!

November 6th, 2019 by srsm

It’s winter magic!  Close your eyes and imagine the silence of a wintry day with snowflakes gently drifting around you as you walk through newly fallen snow. Here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, “it’s a marshmallow world in the winter when the snow comes to cover the trees”. The evergreen branches will be … 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

Hiking Vermont: Mad River Magic

June 5th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

When you picture a Vermont vacation, I’m sure you picture gorgeous mountain views, fun hiking and walking trails, small country shops, and delicious homemade maple treats. If not, we recommend you add those things to the list because it’s some of the best that Vermont has to offer. Let’s focus on hiking and walking trails, … 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

Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread

April 19th, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cornbread. Love cornbread and need to eat gluten free?  This cornbread recipe is easy and made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. The recipe can be halved and still produce an excellent result. Enjoyed by our guests. It’s keeper! Makes: one 9 x 9 inch pan (25cm … read full article

The Seasons of Vermont: What to Do When

April 8th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

With the changing seasons in Vermont, it can often feel like an entirely different state. The views transform from icy, greyscale paintings to explosions of warm color to rich, lush green forests. The seasons are as unique in sights as they are in activities, with skiing, apple picking, hiking, shopping, sugaring, camping, all trading off with … read full article