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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

5 Things to do at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont

May 15th, 2020 by Emily Wachsman

It’s a common refrain that we use, but it’s true: There is no shortage of things to do in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. It’s truly a fantastic 4-season destination, with world-class skiing in the winter, unbeatable opportunities for hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation during the summer, breathtaking fall foliage, and a number of … 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

Wildlife Corridors Allow for Safe Routes for Animals

February 21st, 2019 by srsm

Wildlife corridors allow for safe routes for animals, plants and fish. They are a link of wildlife habitat, generally native vegetation, which joins two or more areas of similar wildlife habitat. Vermont’s wildlife requires food, water, shelter and mates to survive and reproduce. Different species travel different distances to meet these basic needs. As they move from one large … read full article

Quiche. Real men do eat quiche and it has happened here!

August 20th, 2018 by srsm

Serving it up: Quiche.  This warm, creamy, egg pie is a winner at breakfast here at West Hill House B&B. Quiche can also be enjoyed for lunch or, dare I say, dinner and is especially tasty cold with a crispy salad on a hot summer day. Makes one 8″ (20cm) pie Oven 375°F  (190°C) Bake … read full article

Enjoy Vermont Dog Sledding Tours In The Mad River Valley

November 17th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

You don’t have to travel all the way to Alaska to have a dog sledding experience. In fact, there are Vermont dog sledding tours available right here in the Mad River Valley! It bears repeating: Vermont’s Mad River Valley is a winter sports-enthusiast’s paradise. Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Ole’s, and the Catamount Trail are just … read full article

Ski Mad River Valley For That Perfect Vermont Winter Vacation

October 26th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

The leaves are turning, the nights growing longer, and the air cooler. That can mean only one thing – it’s almost time to come ski Mad River Valley! If Vermont is a skiers paradise (and it is) then the Mad River Valley is its epicenter. People come from all over to ski Mad River Valley … read full article

Two Wheel Touring – Mountain Biking Vermont’s Mad River Valley

May 29th, 2017 by Peter MacLaren

Vermont’s Mad River Valley is crisscrossed with seemingly endless miles of mountain biking trails and well-maintained roads. If you’ve a passion for getting out on the old velocipede, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more friendly or scenic area to do it in! Vermont has long been a bicycle-friendly state. Exploring trails or traveling from … read full article

Mud Squares for Mud Season

April 25th, 2017 by srsm

Serving it up: Mud season is a gray and rainy time here is the northeast. The snow has melted, the ground is thawing and the rain is coming down. Sometimes a sweet and gooey baked treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a gray and rainy day.  This baked treat fits the bill perfectly, a brownie-like cake base … read full article

Improve Your Skiing Skills During Valley Ski And Ride Week!

November 28th, 2016 by Peter MacLaren

As this tumultuous year comes to a close, all anyone can really say is: it’s time to hit the slopes! Luckily, Sugarbush’s Valley Ski and Ride Week is scheduled for December 19th, 2016, so you can hone your skills for the new year! And we are offering discounted accommodation when you stay at the B&B—read … read full article