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It’s Winter Magic in the Mad River Valley of Vermont!

November 6th, 2019 by srsm

It’s winter magic!  Close your eyes and imagine the silence of a wintry day with snowflakes gently drifting around you as you walk through newly fallen snow. Here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont, “it’s a marshmallow world in the winter when the snow comes to cover the trees”. The evergreen branches will be … read full article

Stick Season in Vermont

November 6th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

November has another nickname around here and we call it Stick Season. Once the last of the leaves shake themselves from the trees, pushed to the ground by wind or rain or just the passing of time, the bare trees create a different sort of landscape and we only see it for a short time … read full article

Fall in Vermont: The Magic of New England

October 8th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

Vermont fall foliage captures imaginations every season as romantic comedies depict couples strolling down streets, hand in hand. Quaint little towns dotted with carved pumpkins, serving fresh apple cider, and hosting harvest festivals are the epitome of fall romance and seasonal fun. Vermont fall has a special sort of magic, one that is connected to … read full article

A Great Adventure began by Accepting a Friendly Wager!

September 25th, 2019 by srsm

A great adventure began by accepting a friendly wager!  That’s exactly what happened to Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, a physician and car enthusiast from Burlington, Vermont! In 1903 Dr. H. Nelson Jackson of Burlington, Vermont was visiting in San Francisco, California when he overheard someone say he bet no one could drive one of ‘those … read full article

Green Hotel in a Green State: Sustainable Accommodations

September 9th, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

West Hill House B&B is known for many things. From our cozy rooms to classic architecture, to outstanding hospitality to friendly house cats – we hope that our dedication to environmental sustainability remains at the top of your list when you think of us. Here are some of the things we are doing to continue … read full article

Irish Soda Bread: Apparently It’s Not Irish in Origin

September 3rd, 2019 by srsm

Irish Soda Bread: Apparently it’s not Irish in origin. Stirring It Up: With apologies to my Scottish husband, I give you the recipe for Irish Soda Bread which has been enjoyed by many guests here at West Hill House B&B. This recipe just a few minutes to put together and only 30 minutes to bake. Best … read full article

Tiny House Fest 2019

August 28th, 2019 by srsm

It’s fair to say that when Laura Ingalls lived in the Little House in the Big Woods, she could never have imagined that today, more than 150 years later, we would be talking about a Tiny House in the Big Woods! That, however, is exactly what the Mad River Valley will be talking about come … read full article

The Magic of Vermont

August 2nd, 2019 by Peter MacLaren

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 Peter MacLaren

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. I’ve updated this recipe as some of the … 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

What is happening during the COVID-19 crisis? We have updated all of our processes to do our best to keep you, and ourselves, as safe as we can during the current crisis, while still providing  as close to our normal renowned hospitality as possible. Please read all about it in our Back-Inn-Business blog post. Why … 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.