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Carrot Greens Salad

June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

Stirring it up: The first time I got carrots with their tops on from Muddy Boots, our Community Supported Agriculture farms, 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 otherwise why would the Muddy Boots keep them attached to the … read full article

Snore and Soar with Sugarbush Soaring and West Hill House B&B!

May 30th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

So you’ve come to Vermont’s Mad River Valley and you’re looking for the best way to take in its resplendent beauty. How about from the air with Sugarbush Soaring? Now, before we get too much farther into this idea, I think I should point out that “soaring” in this context is not being used as … read full article

Visit the Waitsfield Farmers Market

August 30th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

If you like the idea of locally grown and prepared foods, plus a community-oriented, carnival-like atmosphere, then you’ll love the Waitsfield Farmers Market! Our thanks to Mad River Valley Television for the Video. Farmers markets seem to be on the rise of late and that’s a good thing. Sustainability begins with locally grown and prepared … read full article

Green Mountain Stage Race 2014

August 8th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

The Green Mountain Stage Race will take place August 29 – September 1, 2014, offering, as always, 4 days of exciting and challenging racing in the mountains of Vermont. We are honored to have had many accomplished cyclists stay at West Hill House B&B for the Green Mountain Race and look forward to the event … read full article

Canoeing and Kayaking Mad River Valley

April 28th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

As the weather continues to warm, the foliage begins to green, and the Winooski and Mad rivers begin to swell, thoughts turn to canoeing and kayaking Mad River Valley.

We’re back, again! 2014 running of the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon

September 17th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

The Fourth Annual Mad Marathon and Mad Half are scheduled for July 6th, 2014 in the gorgeous Mad River Valley, located in Central Vermont. Registration is already open. You will be running through this extraordinary rural community on 26.2 miles of country roads, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains, rolling farm lands, quaint villages, … read full article

Vermont’s Mad Marathon

June 23rd, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

The organizers call it “The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” and you aren’t going to hear us disagree! Our bed and breakfast is in the Mad River Valley because this place is truly a year-round natural wonderland. We think the marathon is a wonderful and sustainable way for folks to see this corner of the nation … read full article

The Winooski River

May 22nd, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

Canoeing is increasing in popularity, especially in ecologically-minded states like Vermont. It is both peaceful and physically challenging, a rewarding, aesthetic and ecologically sound recreational activity. The Winooski River is one of Vermont’s many spectacular resources. The second longest river in the state, it flows through mountains and farmland, the state’s capital and the largest … read full article

The Red Chair visits West Hill House B&B

November 2nd, 2012 by srsm

Hi everyone, I’m the Red Chair that has been traveling throughout New England for the past several months. I arrived at West Hill House B&B in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and rain was the order of the day. Fortunately my hosts offered rain boots and an umbrella so I stayed pretty dry. Inside I … read full article

Soaring over the Mad River Valley

October 17th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

Guest Blog by David & Tracy Platt… If you happen to be looking for something to do in Sugarbush, try the Soaring! Had a great time during my visit and a chance to get a few flights in over 2 days.  The folks at Sugarbush Soaring are fantastic and their instructors are excellent.  It’s a … read full article

Stetson Hollow Trail and Falls

August 5th, 2012 by srsm

Today on our Sap-bucket list we highlight the Stetson Hollow Trail and Falls. A perfect activity for a hot summer day in the Mad River Valley, the tree shaded Stetson Hollow trail follows along the Stetson Brook and is an easy 1.2 mile hike.  Take your camera – there is some gorgeous scenery on this … 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

Give The Gift of West Hill House B&B This Christmas

Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at West Hill House B&B.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.