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  • Sunny Day Road Trip: Discovering Vermont Artisans

    April 16th, 2017 by srsm

    A beautiful, warm and sunny mid-April day just begs to be enjoyed so, having no overnight guest to attend to, we set out to enjoy the afternoon and view the works of area artisans. Our afternoon outing started in Middlebury, about 45 minutes from the B&B, where we stopped at the Vermont Coffee Company for coffee and … read full article

    Stars at Night are Big & Bright, Deep In the Mad River Valley

    March 14th, 2017 by srsm

    In the Mad River Valley the 20 mile stretch of winding road from Moretown to Warren in darkest winter is studded with brightly lit stars of all shapes and sizes. Standing anywhere from 3 to 15 feet in height and beckoning to visitors and locals alike, they can be found on residential lawns and hanging from the front … read full article

    Biscotti made with Espresso & Chocolate Chips

    March 11th, 2017 by srsm

    Serving it up: Biscotti, crunchy and crispy, nothing is a better pick-me-up with a hot beverage. From a google search we learn that though modern biscotti are associated with the Tuscan region of Italy, this popular Italian cookie traces its origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin for twice, … read full article

    Maple Syrup? Pancakes? Vermont’s Got It!

    February 5th, 2017 by srsm

    Maple syrup and Vermont go together like, well, maple syrup and pancakes! Forty years are required to grow a sugar maple tree large enough to tap. A tree ten inches (25 cm) in diameter is considered minimum trappable size for one tap. A grove of sugar maples is called a sugar bush or sometimes a … read full article

    Is It Lake Champlain Bridge or Crown Point Bridge?

    January 21st, 2017 by srsm

    A covered bridge is what most folks picture when they think of a bridge in Vermont, however, Vermont is home to newer, unique bridges which employed advanced technology during the construction process. The original Champlain Bridge, commonly referred to as The Crown Point Bridge, was the was a major route connecting Vermont and New York at Chimney Point, Vermont and Crown Point, … read full article

    Ski it! Enjoy it! Participate in winter activities

    January 9th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

    As we look out the windows at West Hill House B&B during the winter months, we are thankful for the beautiful snowfalls, the ski areas and the great outdoor activities the local mountains and surrounding area offer. While one man may not be able to move a mountain he surely can shape what happens on a mountain. … read full article

    Calling All B&B First timers…

    May 17th, 2016 by Peter MacLaren

    We all know you always remember your first time and West Hill House B&B is out to be the place for “B&B virgins” to try their first B&B getaway. All B&B first-timers are invited to enter the “B&B Virgins” contest to evolve to becoming an inn-convert.  All you have to do is tell us why you’ve … read full article

    Welcome! So many ways to be friendly

    April 16th, 2016 by srsm

    It’s summer vacation time and no matter where your  travels may take you, it is nice to be given a warm welcome upon arrival at your destination. Fredericksburg Texas, now there’s a town that knows how to welcome folks! Some years ago, I went on a girls-weekend to A Place In Time B&B in Fredericksburg, TX. We … read full article

    Lorne Sausage is great for breakfast

    March 6th, 2016 by srsm

    Serving it up  Lorne Sausage, also known as Square Sausage, Flat Sausage or Slice Sausage, is a traditional Scottish  food made with beef and pork. It is said to have originated in Lorne, Argyll in Scotland. If you are in Scotland and ask for a full Scottish Breakfast you will see Lorne Sausage on your plate. … read full article

    Cats -Three Cheers Fur our General Manager

    February 2nd, 2016 by srsm

    Hello all, I’m Smoky, I usually help greet you when you arrive at the B&B and I am introduced to you as The General Manager. When our humans bought West Hill House B&B nearly 10 year ago now, they knew that it was a house just calling out for a cat to complete the home-like feel of the … read full article

    Carrot Greens Salad

    June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Last week was the first week for our Community Supported Agriculture share for this year and 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. I searched the internet, got some inspiration from a number of websites then opened the fridge and built a salad. I used various … read full article