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  • 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

    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

    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 the Columbia Inn … read full article

    A Traveling Chair?

    October 24th, 2012 by srsm

    Yes, a Red Chair is traveling throughout New England and having a great time visiting B&Bs, historic sites, museums, gardens and beaches.   Keep your eyes open, it may be coming to a B&B near you!

    Excuse me….

    September 4th, 2012 by srsm

        On the go from one place to another at the B&B, I always take a quick look around to see that everything is as it should be.  But today I seem to have an supervisor relaxing in an unusual spot! “Excuse me, but what exactly do you think you are doing up there?” … read full article

    A 4th of July to Remember

    June 16th, 2012 by srsm

    Our Sap-bucket list is overflowing with activities for one super week of 4th of July celebrations for all tastes and interests! The 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Air Show on June 30 will bring excitement to the Sugarbush Airport in Warren with vintage planes, stunt flying by both planes and gliders, glider rides, classic motorcycles, food and fun … read full article

    Picnic by the pond

    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    A basket filled with Vermont cider, cheeses, crackers, home made cookies and other goodies brings smiles to Grace and Charlie who welcomed the warm spring weather with a picnic by our pond. Spring has indeed sprung in the Mad River Valley. Signs of the season are all around us; chipmunks are sunning themselves on the rocks, … read full article

    Relaxation Plus!

    March 16th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Cat nap Winter gives way to an early spring Mountainside snow melts in the warm sun The ground begins to thaw as we enter mud season Crocuses, tulips, and irises poke their heads through the soil Inside West Hill House B&B Smoky demos cat yoga and enjoys a relaxing nap. Come join Smoky and Snowball, … read full article

    Ski boots galore!

    March 6th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    After a busy day at Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, guests’ boots rest by the fireside while their humans enjoy their steam showers and jacuzzis.

    Snow in quantity!

    February 25th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Come play in the snow! We finally got some significant snow so now it’s time to book your Sugarbush or Mad River Glen ski vacation. In the past 24 hours we have received 12″ of snow, most of it coming since about 11 AM  on Saturday. Today’s guests report that the mountains are in superb shape … read full article

    Summer Weddings

    August 6th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Prince William and Katherine did it in London. Prince Albert and Charlene did it in Monaco. And you too can do it …it’s not too late to have a summer 2011 wedding at West Hill House! Whether an elopement with just the two of you or  a small wedding with yourselves and an intimate group … read full article