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  • 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

    Sap-bucket list

    June 10th, 2012 by srsm

    What’s on your bucket list? There are so many wonderful places to visit and things to do in Vermont that we have created none other than our own Vermont Sap-Bucket list! In the 6 years we have been in Vermont we have taken the opportunity explore this wonderful Green Mountain state. We’re excited when our … read full article

    Fall In Love with Vermont

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Does adventure mean exploring quiet back roads, hiking beautiful forested trails, jumping into cool river swimming holes, kayaking down splashing rivers or  sailing on pristine lakes? Would you get a thrill out of soaring over the hilltops in a glider? Does the thrill of the hunt mean looking for treasures at antique shops and purchasing … 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

    National Parks Week April 21-29

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    In Vermont we are proud of our woodlands, our mountains and our waterways. In fact, the mission of our Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is to practice and encourage a high quality of stewardship of Vermont’s environment by managing forests for sustainable use and by providing and promoting opportunities for compatible outdoor recreation. This … read full article

    Church Street Burlington

    March 23rd, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    The Church Street Marketplace, Downtown Burlington Vermont’s award-winning open air mall, is a hub of activity where you’ll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder. Church Street is a great place to visit when you come to West Hill House, in … read full article

    Archer Mayor’s Red Herring – a review

    August 22nd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    The problem with Archer Mayor’s detective mystery books, featuring fictitious Vermont detective Joe Gunther, is that once you start them you can’t put them down! Three deaths – one an apparent rape and murder, one an apparent suicide and one an apparent drunk driving accident. Totally unrelated, or are they?  And are any of them … read full article

    Garden Tour

    August 16th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Our gardens were recently featured on the Garden Tour, part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts. For days leading up to the  tour dates our landscape artist Patty Weston and her crew worked diligently to have the gardens looking their best. On each of the past two Sundays we welcomed a bus full of … read full article

    Rock of Ages Quarry & Hope Cemetery in nearby Barre, Vermont

    August 8th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Both of these attractions are well worth a visit when you stay at West Hill House. The 600 ft deep Rock of Ages granite quarry in nearby Barre is a favorite destination for our guests. It is reputed to be the largest such quarry in the world. With the scale of the geological formation it … read full article

    Vermont Symphony and Fireworks at Sugarbush on Canada Day

    July 3rd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    On July 1st Anthony Princiotti conducted the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in the open air at Sugarbush offering “Symphony Royale” with music fit for a king…or a summer evening in Vermont! Handel’s fireworks began the program and Northstar’s fireworks concluded it, in this musical homage to royalty. The noble procession included Scheherazade’s Kalendar Prince, the King and … read full article

    Farmers’ Market-Top Rated

    June 29th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Yankee, in the July/August 2011 magazine, ranked the Waitsfield Farmers’ Market as one of the 5 best Farmers’ Markets in New England. Here’s what they say… Waitsfield Farmers’ Market It seems that the entire population of the Mad River Valley turns out to partake in a boisterous round of festivities: face painting, arts and crafts, … read full article