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    April 23rd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    When we moved to Texas from Canada, two new friends, knowing of our Canadian & Scottish backgrounds, offered us tea – cups with water heated (not to boiling) in the microwave and presented with a tea bag on the side. YIKES! My mission from then on was to teach them to make a good cup of … read full article

    Small Weddings: Budget & Family Friendly

    April 20th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Your wedding should be a very special day which expresses your style and personality, even if you are working with a small wedding budget. Small weddings are the trend these days as couples are opting for a more personal occasion with just family and close friends. Small and intimate weddings provide an opportunity for the … read full article

    Tranquility Base

    April 17th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

        The Thomsons from Ottawa, Canada were recent guests at West Hill House. At breakfast we asked if they had found their room comfortable. Their reply? “Our room was an oasis of tranquility within an oasis of tranquility.”

    We know how to make tea!

    April 15th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Over the past few weeks I have attended two conferences, each providing various meals followed by coffee and tea,  but only if you asked for it. My latest tea challenge came just the other day. I was brought a cup filled with very warm water (not hot enough to have been boiling) and a wooden … read full article

    West Hill House is a top ten B&B – again!

    October 8th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    We are delighted to announce that once again for 2010-11 West Hill House B&B has been selected as one of the top 10 B&Bs in New England by BedandBreakfast.com. We are one of only four B&Bs in Vermont to be recognized in their 2010-11 awards in various categories, and we have won this award in … read full article

    The Perfect Summer Day

    July 3rd, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Today is stunningly beautiful. Blue sky, a few wispy clouds, a nice gentle breeze and about 79’F.  This morning before I started breakfast for our guests I took a few minutes to sit on the front porch with a cup of tea. I  gazed over the beautiful orange lilies and enjoyed the song birds,  the … read full article

    Guest soap: Landfill or Healthy Alternative?

    May 12th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    ‘Clean the World’ has developed a process to sterilize soap, killing transmittable pathogens, and making soap ready to be used again then sends it along with appropriate education materials, to impoverished countries worldwide, and to domestic homeless shelters. West Hill House B&B is a proud partner in this endeavor.

    Girlfriends’ Getaway Special

    March 23rd, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    No meals to cook, no dishes to wash, no beds to make, no housework to do!! Our Girlfriends’ Getaway means you do the relaxing and we do the work. Come browse our artisans’ shops, be pampered with an “in house” massage, check out the local sites, catch up on your current craft project, or relax … read full article

    West Hill House is now a member of the Diamond Collection

    March 20th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    West Hill House has joined the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. Launched in October, 2009, the Diamond Collection was introduced to help travelers streamline their search for the country’s best inns. To qualify and maintain membership in the Diamond Collection, B&Bs and inns must … read full article

    Even more snow!

    February 24th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Did I mention that we got some snow? How about this?!!!

    Ski Vermont!

    January 13th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    We have two great ski deals this season. Ski it if you can! New for 2010 – when you stay during the week for 2 or more nights you can enjoy a Mad River Glen ski pass for $30 per day. (2 tickets per room max.) Plus, if Mad River Glen is closed for any … read full article


    January 10th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    In addition to telling almost everything we can think about regarding West Hill House and the surrounding area, our website also has some useful links to other travel information. Check these out for information on other B&Bs around the US and Canada that we can personally recommend, and for information about Scotland. Almost every guest … read full article