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  • Pileated Woodpecker: Our New Neighbor Works Hard!

    April 8th, 2018 by srsm

    Here in Vermont wildlife abounds. We have our fair share of four- legged creatures however what is surprising is that there are also 381 species of birds that have been recorded in Vermont.  Seemingly everything from the Ruby-throated Hummingbird to the Pileated Woodpecker and  the Black Capped Chickadee to the Bald Eagle. Many of these birds can … read full article

    Get Out! Mountain Biking and Hiking Mad River Valley

    March 30th, 2018 by corey

    Spring is here … at least in date, if not in spirit. Soon (we promise) we’ll be past all this cold weather and can get to biking and hiking Mad River Valley! Here at West Hill House B&B, in Warren, VT, we love the great outdoors. Call us biased but we think Vermont’s Green Mountains … read full article

    Sweet and Sticky – Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018!

    February 19th, 2018 by corey

    Come celebrate maple sugaring time in the Mad River Valley during Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018! You’ll visit local sugarhouses, see the process, and enjoy samples of fresh made, pure, Vermont maple syrup. March 24th and 25th, 2018. Maple syrup is made from the sap of sugar maples and a grove of sugar maples … read full article

    The 2018 Sugarbush Castlerock Extreme Challenge!

    February 9th, 2018 by corey

    As spring approaches, we feel compelled to point out that, even under the best of circumstances, there is only so much time left to hit the slopes. Luckily, our Mad River Valley B&B has Sugarbush Resort for a next-door neighbor. That convenience spells easy access to great skiing and special events like the upcoming Castlerock … read full article

    Experience A Cross-Country Paradise – Ski Mad River Valley!

    December 29th, 2017 by corey

    On the hunt for Vermont’s best cross-country skiing? Come ski Mad River Valley! Vermont’s Mad River Valley is home to a variety of excellent cross-country skiing options, from famed resorts and ski areas to the legendary Catamount Trail. We were even voted “Best Ski Town in the East” by Outside Magazine! Last post we talked … read full article

    Scottish Oatcakes: A tradition in Scottish homes

    October 25th, 2017 by srsm

    Stirring it up:   Scottish Oatcakes are made with oats but the result isn’t a traditional cake! This recipe can be mixed and baked in about 30 minutes. The result is a crisp and cracker-like Oatcake to be eaten with cheese, butter, jam or meat. Makes ~32 Oven 375°F (190°C) Bake 15 to 20 minutes … read full article

    Enjoy A Romantic Mad River Valley Hiking Getaway!

    July 28th, 2017 by corey

    There’s nothing quite like a romantic getaway that includes the great outdoors and now is the perfect time to explore Mad River Valley hiking trails. Let West Hill House B&B’s lodging specials – and our special area – help make your romantic summer hiking getaway the best it can be! We here at West Hill … read full article

    Get Crafty at the 2015 Mad River Valley Craft Fair!

    August 21st, 2015 by corey

    Attention fans of spectacle, entertainment, and hand-made, one-of-a-kind goods: the 45th annual Mad River Valley Craft Fair is just weeks away – Labor Day Weekend, September 5th and 6th, 2015! Too often the term “craft fair” conjures up visions of yarn and noodles glued to construction paper, lumpy clay ashtrays, and uneven, hairy macrame plant … read full article

    Mad Marathon 2015 – The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon

    June 12th, 2015 by corey

    It’s Mad Marathon time once again – that time of year when Vermont’s Mad River Valley is filled with the happy sound of running shoes on dirt and pavement, labored breathing, and the sweet scent of concentrated exertion. Actually, as of this writing, the 5th annual Mad Marathon is exactly a month off – July … read full article

    Mad River Valley Snowshoeing Tours

    November 16th, 2014 by corey

    With all our recent talk about skiing, you might think that’s the only popular winter sport around here but au contraire, mon frere! Mad River Valley snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity! Snowshoeing has existed for time out of mind and, like skiing, evolved into a leisure-time sport out of a need for traversing … read full article

    Snowshoeing Mad River Valley

    December 20th, 2013 by corey

    There’s nothing wrong with skiing, sledding, or taking the car out for a literal spin on the ice (okay – maybe there is something wrong with that last, there) but sometimes you may find yourself craving something a little slower and more nature-intimate in your outdoor, wintertime activities – in that instance, may we recommend … read full article