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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

Your Guide to Skiing at Mad River Glen

February 24th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

If you haven’t yet heard of the Mad River Glen Ski area in Vermont, it’s high time you pay this charming gem a visit. Mad River Glen is the last remaining shareholder-owned ski area in the country and is a true delight for skiers. It’s located in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains. Moreover, it’s just minutes … 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

10 Things to do in Vermont in Winter

January 20th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

Are you looking for a delightful winter destination that far outshines the rest? Then you need to head to Vermont. We have the perfect list of fun things to do in Vermont in Winter, and it all starts right here at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Warren, Vermont. Our Inn is located near two … 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

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