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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

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

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

Carrot Greens Salad

June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

Stirring it up: The first time I got carrots with their tops on from Muddy Boots, our Community Supported Agriculture farms, 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 otherwise why would the Muddy Boots keep them attached to the … read full article

Let sleeping cats lie!

May 24th, 2015 by srsm

I’m Snowball, CPO, that’s Chief Purr Officer, I’m in charge of Purrs and Snuggles here at West Hill House B&B. You’ll meet my brother, Smoky, another day, but today is my day to shine. First a little history about us. My brother and I were born on the Turner’s farm, Simplicity Farm, just a bit north of where we live today. Our … read full article

Skiing at its best

December 20th, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

Have you been reading “Top 10” lists over the last few weeks? If so you will have you see lists of almost everything under the sun, Top 10 Ugliest Cars, Top 10 Best Places to Live, Top 10 Best Companies to Work For, Top 10 Best Universities, and who knows, maybe even a list for the Top 10 … read full article

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 15th, 2014 by srsm

Dreaming of a White Christmas but live where there isn’t any snow? Stop dreaming and come live your dream. Come to Vermont! The movie White Christmas is indeed a classic and a must see Christmas movie in our family and perhaps yours too. The holidays are not complete without a visit, via DVD, to the Columbia Inn in … read full article

Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies

November 24th, 2014 by srsm

Stirring it up: These peanut butter cookies could be called by any number of names: I Can’t Believe It! Magic!, Too Simple To Be True!, the list could go on and you are welcome to make up your own name for these delicious, miraculously quick cookies. Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies will have to do for now. Perfect to … read full article

Your 12-13-14 Wedding Special

June 24th, 2014 by srsm

Only one special package is being offered for a wedding with just the two of you on the special date of 12-13-14 (for the numerically challenged that’s December 13, 2014).  It has now been booked! However our normal wedding and elopement packages are available for other dates. All of the following are included: An excellent … read full article

Fresh from the Farm

May 6th, 2014 by srsm

If you live in or near a farming community you have doubtless heard of CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, which enables consumers to purchase local, seasonal produce direct from the farmer. Farmers and consumers both benefit from the CSA scenario. Farmers have time to market their food before the start of their long days in the … read full article

A Delicious Bite: 2 Chocolate Mint Cookies filled with Frosting

June 16th, 2013 by srsm

Stirring it up: Do you like chocolate? What about chocolate and mint? A yummy combination to be sure. These absolutely delicious chocolate cookies have just a hint of this versatile herb flavour and packs a mouthful of chocolaty goodness. Makes 36 cookies Oven 350F Bake 5 – 6 minutes Ingredients: 1 c. white sugar 6 … 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.