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    July 24th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

    While West Hill House B&B is the #1 rated B&B in the Mad River Valley on Trip Advisor at the time this blog is published, we know you have other excellent choices when you come to visit the beautiful State of Vermont. However be sure you choose wisely, as not all accommodation meets the safety and regulatory standards … read full article

    Chocolate Mint Cookies

    June 16th, 2013 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Who doesn’t like chocolate? And what about chocolate and mint? A yummy combination to be sure. These absolutely delicious chocolate cookies have just a hint of peppermint and pack a mouthful of chocolaty goodness. Makes 36 cookies Oven 350F Bake 5 – 6 minutes Ingredients: 1 c. white sugar 6 T. canola … read full article

    Composting is us!

    March 9th, 2013 by Peter MacLaren

    Last week we signed up for a year-round composting service with the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD), as part of our ongoing efforts as a Green Hotel to reduce our environmental impact. While we have tried composting before, it never worked out very well. First of all it was practical only in the summer … read full article

    Fantastic Pancakes

    February 12th, 2013 by srsm

    Stirring it up: Pancakes…just the name conjures up the sights and smells of a marvelous breakfast. These Ricotta Pancakes are easy to make and will provide you with great taste, fluffy pancakes and enough energy to tackle a day on the slopes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 t. baking powder 1/4 t. baking … read full article

    Time to Retire Bottled Water? Yes!

    December 8th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Some facts to ponder: Bottled water costs the eager buyer up to 10,000 as much as tap water. We are shipping 1 billion water bottles a week around the U.S. in ships, trains, and trucks. Plastic bottles require energy to make and transport. Currently, the amount of oil we use to produce water bottles each … read full article

    Winter Wedding

    November 29th, 2012 by srsm

      With early season snowflakes whirling about them, and the temperature sitting at about 28°F, Ryan and Jeff were married in the meadow at West Hill House B&B. Our favorite Justice of the Peace, Greg Trulson officiated at the wedding making it a very meaningful occasion, as he always does. Following the ceremony,  the newly … read full article

    Celebrate the 254th birthday of Robert Burns

    November 27th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    On January 26th 2013 we will be holding our 5th annual Burns Supper at West Hill House to celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth, on January 25th 1759, of this great Scottish Poet, often referred to as “The Bard”. (Bard is a Scots word for a poet.) A Burns Supper is a significant tradition … read full article

    RoadID – Wear it!

    November 14th, 2012 by srsm

    RoadID. Pro cyclists wear it. Marathon runners wear it. Ironman competitors wear it. And, not that I fall into any of these categories, I wear one too. Whether you are an athlete or not, this comfortable little wrist band is a great way to have ID on you at all times. For years we have watched … 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

    A love story

    October 23rd, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Nicky and Daniel were married at West Hill House on Saturday October 20th. Here is their story, as told by Nicky… Who would have known 24 years ago that on a high school band trip up to Montreal, that my life would be forever changed. As a young girl at age 16, I travelled from … read full article

    September flower show

    September 10th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Yesterday was such a gorgeous fall day that I (Peter) wandered round the garden with my camera. A classic challenge with a garden is keeping color all season long. Our gardener Patty Weston has over the years selected a marvelous variety of species and as you can see from these photos we still have a … read full article

    Priority PC

    August 9th, 2012 by srsm

          OS X Mountain Lion has nothing on PC VI Barn Cat! For those who need clarification on the new coding PC VI,  read: pussy cat 6. While you computer geeks are all smiles and chuckles over the latest big cat – we got a few smiles and chuckles over this big cat who squeezed … read full article