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The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Kim Dixon

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

Mad River Valley Festival of the Arts

July 26th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Mad River Valley is the geographic center of Vermont. We think that comes with a little responsibility. Maintaining phenomenal hiking and biking trails, having gorgeous scenery through every season, boasting some of the best inns and restaurants around, AND having great options for fly fishing isn’t enough for us. Festival of the Arts For over … read full article

Chilled Fruit Soup – A Cool Idea For Hot Summer Days

July 1st, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Chilled Fruit Soup – A Cool Idea For Hot Summer Days. Chilled fruit soups are simple recipes which can be made in minutes, refrigerated for a least an hour and served as a tasty part of any meal. Makes about 10 half cup servings. Ingredients: 1 qt. (1 l) puréed fruit – … 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

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

Top 5 reasons why Booking Direct is the best choice

April 23rd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

While most of our guests book directly on our website or by calling us, some others book – often accidentally – on sites like Booking . com, Expedia, Hotels . com, Orbitz etc. While these OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) serve a purpose for those who do not have a specific destination in mind and are … 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 Kim Dixon

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

Maple Syrup: Spring in Vermont

March 12th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Spring in Vermont is different than that of many other states. Sure, we see budding green trees and daffodils poking up to say hello, but that snow is still here and has a multitude of parts to play in this season. Spring skiing  (same fun – slightly warmer temperatures) is only part of spring in … read full article

5 Tips for a Successful Company Retreat

February 24th, 2019 by Kim Dixon

Company retreats are a vital tool to create strong working relationships, refresh your team members, and maintain a healthy and happy group of individuals. However, those three things are not always prioritized in our fast-paced society. We understand the pressure to work as hard as possible as fast as possible as often as possible, but … read full article

Wildlife Corridors Allow for Safe Routes for Animals

February 21st, 2019 by srsm

Wildlife corridors allow for safe routes for animals, plants and fish. They are a link of wildlife habitat, generally native vegetation, which joins two or more areas of similar wildlife habitat. Vermont’s wildlife requires food, water, shelter and mates to survive and reproduce. Different species travel different distances to meet these basic needs. As they move from one large … read full article

Sandbakkels are a Norwegian Sugar Cookie Treat- Get Baking!

January 8th, 2019 by srsm

Stirring it up: Sandbakkels are a Norwegian sugar cookie treat which is enjoyed throughout the Scandinavian countries, especially at Christmas. But seriously, who wouldn’t want a sugar cookie at any time of the year! A friend of mine has strong Norwegian roots and when I showed him the photo of my Sandbakkels he exclaimed, “I … read full article