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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 the Columbia Inn … 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

    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

    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