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Welcome! West Hill House B&B: Back Inn Business July 1, 2020

June 16th, 2020 by srsm

Welcome! West Hill House B&B will be back ‘inn’ business soon and is accepting reservations for visits after July 1, 2020. While you will find the same warm welcome and smile, under our face masks, things will have a bit of a different look and feel. Our promise to you: We have always been committed … read full article

20 in 20: Maple-Almond Cookies are Easy

April 9th, 2020 by srsm

20 in 20. Make 20 cookies in 20 minutes. Maple-Almond Cookies are the perfect cookie to bake in the early spring each year. The sugaring season is over for West Hill Sugar Orchard, just down the road from us here in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. All the buckets are off the trees and … 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

Explore the Mad River Valley on a Vermont Snowshoe Tour!

December 16th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

It should come as no surprise that the Mad River Valley is a Vermont snowshoe tour destination. The pristine beauty of our valley’s snowy vistas is only improved when viewed from atop a pair of good snowshoes. Vermont’s Mad River Valley is known for its winter sports enthusiasm. Some of the state’s best ski resorts … read full article

Take The High Road With Sugarbush Soaring!

August 28th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

Get a new perspective on Vermont’s Mad River Valley; one from high above with an exciting glider adventure from Sugarbush Soaring! There are lots of different ways to experience the Mad River Valley. Hiking, biking, driving, skiing, and horseback riding are all common pastimes here and great ways to see the area. Another, less common … 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

Visit Rock Of Ages Granite Quarry

April 25th, 2016 by Peter MacLaren

Rock Of Ages Granite Quarry, in Graniteville, VT (where else?) has been harvesting granite from Vermont soil since the late 1800’s – and providing tours of their operations since the 1920’s! Rock Of Ages Granite Quarry has been selling Medium and Dark Barre granite from Graniteville since time out of mind. Granite sourced from these … read full article

Along the Vermont Cheese Trail

March 14th, 2016 by Peter MacLaren

The Vermont Cheese Trail stretches from New York to New Hampshire, from Rhode Island to Quebec, and all points in between. Curd lovers visiting Vermont’s Mad River Valley can get in on the fun, too! The farm-to-table movement may be one of the most exciting (and delicious) dining trends we’ve seen in a long time. … read full article

Attend the 17th Annual Country Christmas Open House!

November 13th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

The 17th annual Country Christmas Open House, held in the Mad River Valley’s Waitsfield and Warren, Vermont, December 5th & 6th 2015, is a great opportunity to celebrate the season with several festive activities, get some shopping done, and maybe even be immortalized on canvas! The Mad River Valley really knows how to put on … read full article

Fall Mad River Valley Lodging Specials

September 25th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

Spring has sprung and summer is a goner but that just means it’s time for Vermont fall foliage and harvest festivals! Our Mad River Valley lodging specials for fall help take advantage of one of the best times of the year to visit Vermont! If you’re a fan of fall foliage, now – mid September … read full article

Meet The Mad River Rocket Sled

March 14th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

Born in Warren, Vermont, the Mad River Rocket Sled has gone from humble beginnings to becoming the foundation of a popular, new winter sport: back-country sledding. The allure of the great outdoors – no matter the season – can be particularly hard to ignore when you live somewhere as beautiful and appealing as Vermont’s Mad … read full article

Maple No Mistake: It’s Sugaring Festival Time

February 28th, 2015 by Peter MacLaren

It may be hard to believe right now but, soon, warm days and cool nights will start the flow of sugar maple sap and it’ll be sugaring time in the Mad River Valley – not only that but Sugaring Festival time!