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    May 21st, 2012 by Peter MacLaren

    Green is in – especially here in Vermont. Among other things, here at West Hill House we use “green” light bulbs, we have solar panels to preheat our hot water, we have rooms with individually adjustable temperature controls, we drive a hybrid car and, we use reusable bags for our shopping. Every conference that we have … 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

    Sugarbush – Mad River Glen

    October 27th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    OK everyone… IT’S SNOWING HERE TODAY!  Time to think about getting those skis tuned up and making those ski holiday reservations. Vermont photographer, “Snowflake” Bentley, was the first person to photograph snowflakes. Check out the website dedicated to his works. Also check out our skiing specials.

    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

    LED Light bulbs – have they arrived?

    August 2nd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    LED light bulbs are the promise of the greener future.  We have for some time used LED bulbs outdoors for low intensity flood-lighting and for light strings to mark our front parking lot and highlight our gazebo, but never for mainstream use as real lightbulbs! Well it seems times have changed.  GE is now selling … read full article

    Find us on Facebook!

    January 28th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    While we post regularly to our blog here, you can also follow us on our Facebookpage. Often we duplicate postings but usually there is more on Facebook than here on the blog. For example we just posted a photo album from our Burns Supper, held for the first time in our newly renovated Handsome Red … read full article

    Une visite de France

    January 13th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Three cousins visiting from France delighted us with this guest blog about their visit to the Mad River Valley. Nous disons, “Merci, Fanny, Audrey, et Valerie pour votre visite.” Nous avons passé quelques jours au West Hill House chez Susan et Peter en août 2010. Et quel séjour au coeur des Green Mountains, dans le … read full article

    We’re Engaged!

    January 3rd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Look who just got engaged at West Hill House. Kathryn and Peter visited us in the spring and came back during the Christmas holidays for some R & R – Relaxation and a Ring! “Your bed and breakfast is so relaxing and enjoyable and I’m so glad that we were able to have it as … read full article

    Welcome Home Vermont Guard!

    December 22nd, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    The West Hill House and 17 other Vermont Select Registry Inns are offering complimentary stays for any Vermont Guard member at one of the participating Inns. These outstanding citizen soldiers have made tremendous sacrifices for us. Thank you Vermont Guard! If you are a Vermont Guard member call us or any of the Vermont Select … read full article

    Small Wedding Ideas

    December 4th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    Wedding planning means attending to a myriad details: choosing invitations, the perfect dress, bridesmaids dresses, rings, honeymoon location, guest list, venue, caterer, menu … the list is long and may seem overwhelming. TV programs feature big budget destination weddings with all the trimmings- beautiful beaches, glitzy hotel ball rooms, lavish country clubs.  With the tight … 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

    West Hill House is a top ten B&B – again!

    October 8th, 2010 by Peter MacLaren

    We are delighted to announce that once again for 2010-11 West Hill House B&B has been selected as one of the top 10 B&Bs in New England by BedandBreakfast.com. We are one of only four B&Bs in Vermont to be recognized in their 2010-11 awards in various categories, and we have won this award in … read full article