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  • Wine-ing? Yes, Keep on Wine-ing with Great Vermont Wine

    May 15th, 2017 by srsm

    Wine is not something usually associated with Vermont. Maple syrup and craft beers top the list. Vermont is, however, becoming internationally known for its wine. Within an hour and a bit of West Hill House B&B there are numerous vineyards that welcome visitors and offer tasting opportunities. Two of our favorites are Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Boyden … read full article

    2017 Spring Vermont Open Studio Weekend!

    May 5th, 2017 by corey

    Get an inside look at the creative process of a variety of artists during Vermont Open Studio Weekend, a statewide celebration of the visual arts. May 27-28, 2017. Vermont Open Studio Weekend is a biannual event, held in the spring and fall, in which artists across Vermont open their doors to the public for self-guided … read full article

    Come Explore Vermont’s Amazing And Unique Shelburne Museum!

    April 28th, 2017 by corey

    Vermont’s Shelburne Museum is like no other. The museum, tucked away on 45 rural acres, hosts a unique collection of collections. There are flocks of duck decoys and herds of hand-carved circus animals. The museum collections include French Impressionist paintings, American folk art, … and a crowd of taxidermied heads. One of the largest collections … read full article

    Mud Squares for Mud Season

    April 25th, 2017 by srsm

    Serving it up: Mud season is a gray and rainy time here is the northeast. The snow has melted, the ground is thawing and the rain is coming down. Sometimes a sweet and gooey baked treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a gray and rainy day.  This baked treat fits the bill perfectly, a brownie-like cake base … read full article

    Don’t be Directionally Challenged

    April 22nd, 2017 by srsm

    Mud season is upon us here in rural Vermont. A time when the snow melts, the ground thaws and the rains come. Although the ski season has come to an end many B&B owners like ourselves remain open and welcome guests while we catch up on the B&B ‘honey-do’ list. Mud season is a perfect time to … read full article

    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

    Get Out And About On A Vermont Craft Beer Tour!

    April 14th, 2017 by corey

    Spring has sprung! The time has come To taste great beer And have some fun … on a guided craft beer tour in Vermont’s Mad River Valley! The fine month of May sees the return of the Vermont Bed & Brew package: May 6th & May 20th, 2017. This deal, which should tantalize any craft … read full article

    Hit The Road On A Self-Guided Vermont Waterfalls Tour!

    March 17th, 2017 by corey

    One of the best ways to get acquainted with our picturesque area is on a self-guided Vermont waterfalls driving tour. There are a number here in the Green Mountains, conveniently close to our Mad River Valley B&B. So come on along – the tour’s just beginning! There’s something undeniably attractive about a cascade of water. … 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: What a treat!

    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

    Moon n. an astronomical body. But what’s a Babymoon?

    March 5th, 2017 by srsm

    How many words can you think of that contain the word moon? 10? 25? 50? More? Well done! An internet search finds over 190 words containing the word moon. Here are but a few… Moon: The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth, being Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. Man-in-the-moon: Although there is … read full article