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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

    Stetson Hollow Trail and Falls

    August 5th, 2012 by srsm

    Today on our Sap-bucket list we highlight the Stetson Hollow Trail and Falls. A perfect activity for a hot summer day in the Mad River Valley, the tree shaded Stetson Hollow trail follows along the Stetson Brook and is an easy 1.2 mile hike.  Take your camera – there is some gorgeous scenery on this … read full article

    Guest blog: 30th Anniversary Celebration

    December 4th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    From guest Susie: My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary with a 3 week New England vacation in October. It had always been my dream to see the fall foliage and experience the charm of New England and we were not disappointed. We saw many beautiful areas but when people ask me what was … read full article

    Guest Blog: Fall Foliage Photographic Opportunities

    October 17th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    From guest Ruth Wanless: “West Hill House is a charming Vermont Inn set in the picturesque mountains of Vermont. I came to photograph the fall foliage and was not disappointed. The inn was surrounded in wonderful color and was near to attractions such as Moss Glen Falls, Kent Pond and the quaint villages of Warren … read full article

    The Perfect Summer Day

    July 3rd, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Today is stunningly beautiful. Blue sky, a few wispy clouds, a nice gentle breeze and about 79’F.  This morning before I started breakfast for our guests I took a few minutes to sit on the front porch with a cup of tea. I  gazed over the beautiful orange lilies and enjoyed the song birds,  the … read full article

    Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tour

    March 18th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    West Hill House is teaming with Clearwater Sports to offer an invigorating snowshoe tour through a beautiful Beech, Hemlock and Maple forest to learn what a real Sugarbush is (no not the ski area). What a great combination of snowshoeing and maple sugaring! You will be guided from the beginning of the sugaring operation at … read full article

    Dear Deer

    November 28th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Deer visit our garden.

    Fall Foliage

    November 7th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Getting all the leaves raked up before the snow comes is sometimes a race against time.

    Green Mountains

    May 28th, 2009 by Peter MacLaren

    Rain brings many shades of green to the Green Mountains of Vermont