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  • 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.

    Thank you Vets – Remembrance Day

    October 18th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    As a special ‘Thank You’ to US and Canadian, retired and active military, West Hill House joins with many other B&Bs across Canada and the US in offering one free night of accommodation for military personnel on November 10, 2011 in either the Garden Room or the Highland Room (occupancy 2 people per room). We are also offering … read full article

    Irene’s Destruction in the Mad River Valley

    August 29th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Well, it has been quite an amazing 24 hours! As with most of you, we were hooked on the weather channel keeping up to date with the progress of Irene. Our trusty garden rain gauge measured 6″ of rain between 8:30 yesterday morning and the same time this morning. We forgot to put the gauge … read full article

    Scottish Country Dance Lessons

    August 9th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Now a fund raiser for the Mad River Valley Community Fund… Moved to Thursday September 8th at the West Hill House Handsome Red Barn Traditional Scottish Country Dancing, which runs the gamut from fast and furious to slow and stately, is the norm at Scottish weddings, family reunions and  modern cèilidhs (pronounced kay-lees). Children learn … read full article

    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

    Scott Joplin lives at West Hill House!

    July 5th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    A Scott Joplin serenade after breakfast – what a treat! Jeanne and John, long time friends from Texas, were making a cross country tour in June and stopped in to visit us. Always traveling with this very small trumpet he has often times surprised folks with a musical interlude. They told the story of being … read full article

    Tea Primer

    April 23rd, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    When we moved to Texas from Canada, two new friends, knowing of our Canadian & Scottish backgrounds, offered us tea – cups with water heated (not to boiling) in the microwave and presented with a tea bag on the side. YIKES! My mission from then on was to teach them to make a good cup of … read full article

    Small Weddings: Budget & Family Friendly

    April 20th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Your wedding should be a very special day which expresses your style and personality, even if you are working with a small wedding budget. Small weddings are the trend these days as couples are opting for a more personal occasion with just family and close friends. Small and intimate weddings provide an opportunity for the … read full article

    Tranquility Base

    April 17th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

        The Thomsons from Ottawa, Canada were recent guests at West Hill House. At breakfast we asked if they had found their room comfortable. Their reply? “Our room was an oasis of tranquility within an oasis of tranquility.”

    We know how to make tea!

    April 15th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Over the past few weeks I have attended two conferences, each providing various meals followed by coffee and tea,  but only if you asked for it. My latest tea challenge came just the other day. I was brought a cup filled with very warm water (not hot enough to have been boiling) and a wooden … read full article

    B&Bs Kick Gas!

    April 10th, 2011 by Peter MacLaren

    Save on Gas. Travel with Friends. Invite another couple or two other couples to join you for a gas-saving get-away at West Hill House Bed and Breakfast.  Make a reservation for 2 or more nights, pay on one credit card, travel here in one vehicle and take advantage of our B&Bs Kick Gas, Gas Saver Special. … read full article