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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

5 Things to do at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont

May 15th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

It’s a common refrain that we use, but it’s true: There is no shortage of things to do in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. It’s truly a fantastic 4-season destination, with world-class skiing in the winter, unbeatable opportunities for hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation during the summer, breathtaking fall foliage, and a number of … read full article

10 Reasons our Vermont Bed and Breakfast is a Great Summer Getaway

April 25th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

After many weeks of isolation, summer at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast might be just what you need. It’s been hard to remain closed to our guests over these past months during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s been important.  We can’t wait to welcome our guests back through these doors, to spoil them with delicious … 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

Oatcakes: A Wee Taste of Scotland in your Kitchen

March 2nd, 2020 by srsm

Stirring it up: Baking up a wee taste of Scotland in your kitchen is quick and simple. This recipe for Scottish Oatcakes is inspired by a recipe from the BBC’s Good Food collection of recipes. The end result is somewhat different from store bought Oatcakes or my earlier Oatcake recipe as this includes maple syrup … 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

Swedish Visiting Cake: my variation of a very tasty cake

December 7th, 2019 by srsm

Stirring It Up: Swedish Visiting Cake, quick and simple to make and very ‘moreish’ tasting! Here is my variation. This cake is crispy outside and chewy inside which is similar to the consistency of a coconut macaroon. Makes: One round 9″ (23cm) cake. Oven: 350°F (175°C) Bake: 25-30 min. Ingredients: 8 T (4oz) salted butter … read full article

Winter Holiday Celebrations in Vermont and the Mad River Valley

December 6th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

The time to celebrate the winter holiday season is here and no matter what you celebrate, there is light and joy waiting for you in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. At the heart of every winter holiday is the sense of joy, the desire to relax in a peaceful setting and be surrounded by old friends and … read full article

Winter in Vermont Just Keeps Getting More Magical!

December 3rd, 2019 by srsm

Winter in Vermont, there’s nothing quite like it. Come to the Mad River Valley and experience it for yourself. The sunny days make beautiful shadows in the snow and highlight features which we miss seeing during a snowstorm. On a sunny day animal tracks can be seen throughout fields and forests. Deer and squirrel tracks … read full article