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Maple Syrup? Pancakes? Vermont’s Got It!

February 5th, 2017 by srsm

Maple syrup and Vermont go together like, well, maple syrup and pancakes! Forty years are required to grow a sugar maple tree large enough to tap. A tree ten inches (25 cm) in diameter is considered minimum trappable size for one tap. A grove of sugar maples is called a sugar bush or sometimes a … read full article

Ski it! Enjoy it! Participate in winter activities

January 9th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

As we look out the windows at West Hill House B&B during the winter months, we are thankful for the beautiful snowfalls, the ski areas and the great outdoor activities the local mountains and surrounding area offer. While one man may not be able to move a mountain he surely can shape what happens on a mountain. … 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

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

SKIING ENTHUSIASTS – save the date!

December 20th, 2013 by srsm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25  MAD RIVER GLEN 7 – 9 PM Did you know that over 120 ski areas throughout Vermont have closed, from the 1930’s through the 2000’s? From local, town operated rope tows, to major resorts with high speed quads, these areas all played an important role in the development of skiing in the state. Join ski historian … read full article

The Red Chair visits West Hill House B&B

November 2nd, 2012 by srsm

Hi everyone, I’m the Red Chair that has been traveling throughout New England for the past several months. I arrived at West Hill House B&B in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and rain was the order of the day. Fortunately my hosts offered rain boots and an umbrella so I stayed pretty dry. Inside I … 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.

A Greener Green Mountain Magazine

February 5th, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

Our Vermont,  is the new Green Mountain State’s Greener Magazine, and features articles about people, places, events, food, and local flavor offered in the great state of Vermont. Not only is this a paperless magazine, and you can subscribe for free on line, but they chose a 100% wind powered company to do their hosting. Lucky … read full article

White Christmas in Vermont

November 28th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

Picture yourself doing your Christmas shopping and enjoying Christmas music in the quiet serenity of the green mountains of Vermont. Saturday, December 3 marks the 13th annual Country Christmas Open House in the Mad River Valley. Over 30 local shops and services are offering special discounts which will make your pocketbook happy and may offer … read full article

Skiing in Vermont – time to act!

November 6th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

Imagine a Christmas Card snow scene, a house surrounded by snow on a quiet country lane, a quintessential red barn, snowshoes, sleigh rides, shushing down the slopes or gliding on trails through the trees on your skis… Then comfortable beds, Jacuzzi tubs, steam showers, amazing breakfasts, and of course a cat or two curled up in front … read full article