2016 Slaid Cleeves House Concert

This summer we were treated to another wonderful house concert through the efforts of Tim and Lori Blix at Cabin Concerts. Over the years they have brought an amazing line up of musicians like Ellis Paul, Richard Shindell and Lori McKenna to our living room stage […]

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Jake & Jackie’s Fall Wedding

Jake and Jackie’s beautiful fall wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes blog and if you go take a look at all their incredible wedding day images by First Mate Photo, you can see why! We love Jackie’s description of how she and Jake chose the […]

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Elopement blog

Elopement Package

Not everyone dreams of a big wedding. In fact, every year we have many wonderful couples who celebrate romantic elopements at the Inn – sometimes with a few close family friends and sometimes just for two. Even if you won’t be planning a 4 course meal […]

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Our Favorite Fall Hikes

With Columbus Day weekend just around the corner, it’s that time of year again where the leaves put on their beautiful, bright colors and Vermont dazzles us with it’s golden autumn show. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the season here at the Inn […]

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Small State, Big Beer

Small State, Big Beer…that’s how the the Vermont Brewer’s Association describes us, and they’re right. The craft beer movement is exploding in Vermont. We have over 40 breweries – the highest number per capita of any other state. From The Alchemist to Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s to […]

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Vermont Lakes and Swimming Holes

There’s nothing better in the summer heat than a day at the lake or long soak in a fresh, cool swimming hole. Luckily we have no shortage of either here in Southern Vermont, so we want to let you in on some of our favorite places […]

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Vermont Farmer’s Markets and Farm Tours

Vermont leads the nation in direct-to-consumer farm sales, with more farmers markets, CSA’s, farm stands and cheese-makers per capita than any other state in the nation. Summer is a great time to get yourself out to a local market and bring home a bounty of farm […]

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kayak blog

Tubing, Canoeing and Kayaking on the Battenkill

photo courtesy of Having the famous Battenkill River just steps from the Inn’s driveway, makes it pretty darn easy to make a beautiful day of tubing, canoeing or kayaking along these glorious waters. Known for it’s incredible trout fishing and abundance of wildlife, the Battenkill […]

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Love Always Wins at the Inn

Vermont  was the first state to introduce civil unions in July 2000, and the first state to introduce same-sex marriage by enacting a statute without being required to do so by a court decision. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Vermont since September 1, […]

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Pomegranate Martini

Our brides and grooms often come up with a signature cocktail for their weddings at the Inn. Here’s a recipe from 2014 we thought was simple, festive and delicious …the Pomegranate Martini:  2 fluid ounces citron vodka 1 fluid ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur 2 fluid ounces pomegranate […]

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May Wedding Special

May 2017 Wedding Special

Are you dreaming of a spring wedding in Vermont? Or are you flexible about your date and looking to keep your wedding budget a little leaner? We have a great wedding special for you! Because we have just a few May weekends open for 2017, […]

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Selfie with an Alpaca Contest

If you’ve visited the Inn you have probably spent some time with our special Guest Ambassadors – the Alpacas! They love visiting with our guests, watching weddings from the barn, being fed snacks of fresh apples, and more importantly for this post…having their pictures taken with […]

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Afternoon Weddings

All-Inclusive Afternoon Weddings Package

You don’t want to elope, but you don’t want a big, complicated wedding that requires huge amounts of planning or expense. How do you create a special, low stress celebration somewhere in the middle? We have the perfect package just for you – Afternoon Weddings with […]

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Jenny & Pat – After the Fall

The soft, muted colors in this photo from Jenny and Pat’s wedding show you how beautiful Vermont is even after the peak of fall has past. This couple chose some beautiful design elements for their wedding and Erin Follansbee captured their day perfectly. See all […]

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Anthony & Todd – A Celebration for Everyone

It’s true that Anthony and Todd’s wouldn’t be the first wedding at the Inn that included some adorable furry friends in the celebration. But these two were definitely among the cutest, especially with their matching green neck ribbons. Corey Hendrickson captured some beautiful images of Anthony […]

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Laura & Trevor – Handmade & Natural

Take a look at Laura and Trevor’s lovely images by Birke Photography HERE. They put so many handmade and natural touches into their wedding from chalkboard menus to brown tag placecards hung with mini wooden clothespins to Laura’s ribbon and flower hair tie. They made […]

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Lovely Light – August Wedding

Katie and Rob’s August wedding was such a peaceful, warm day with beautiful light. You can see how perfect it was in Stacy Hedman’s lovely images. Stacy actually got married at the Inn too, so she knew just how to capture Katie and Rob’s big day […]

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Lindsay & Jordan – Summer Perfection

We shared Lindsay and Jordan’s snowy engagement photos earlier and what a contrast to their beautiful summer wedding day! Ampersand Photography did a great job capturing the feeling and soft colors of their celebration. Take a look at their gallery of images HERE and we […]

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Wedding Barn Romance

Jessie and Mike had a gorgeous celebration at the Inn and Bailly photography couldn’t have done a better job capturing their big day. We love this romantic shot of them in front of our historic reception barn. If you like this, wait till you see […]

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Kelly & Jeffrey – Fall and Family

When Kelly and Jeffrey decided to get married at the Inn, we were thrilled. One of the reason’s this couple was special to us is because Kelly’s mom is our own long time innkeeper and bartender, Linda. The family planned an exquisite, small autumn wedding […]

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Wedding Chics

Take Your Time Wedding

Often our wedding couples have great advice about planning a wedding and today we’re going to share what we think is a real keeper from one of our favorite brides: If I could give advice to future brides it would be to know what you want […]

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2 Wedding Photographers Tie the Knot

Elisabeth and Jonathan are both wedding photographers so when they decided to get married at the West Mountain Inn, we definitely took it as a compliment that they felt our wedding venue was “picture perfect’ for their big day. We loved Elisabeth’s short lace wedding […]

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Elisabeth Rehearsal

Festive Rehearsal Dinner

Elisabeth and Jonathan had a beautiful wedding weekend at the Inn and we wanted to share some of their rehearsal dinner images because these really capture the spirit of everyone getting together to relax before the big day. When friends and family can spend several […]

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Summer Wedding featured on FabYouBliss

Monica & Hayri were married in July and their beautiful wedding images were featured on FabYouBliss‘ wedding blog. An elegant lace gown, adorable flower girls, lemonade served in mason jars, all on a warm summer day – this was a gorgeous wedding and such a wonderful […]

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Fall Wedding Splendor

The rich red, orange and gold colors of Chris and Casey’s wedding are just what couples dream of when they plan a fall celebration in Vermont. There is something so romantic and relaxed about this beautiful landscape we call home, it’s easy to understand why […]

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Rustic Wedding

Rustic Wedding Chic Feature

We love when one of our wedding couples gets to show off their big day in a popular wedding blog, and this feature on Rustic Wedding Chic is truly stunning. The writer says: From the soft colors of the bridesmaid dresses to the bride’s chic wedding […]

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Chris & Jen – Knowing How to Just Relax

Chris and Jen wanted a relaxed, fun wedding celebration and their photos from Angie Starr Photography show that’s exactly what they got. We love these beautiful glass and iron flower containers and the rich colors their florist Nancy Bishop put together. Take a look at […]

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A Snowy Engagement

Often when couples are getting married at the Inn they choose to do an engagement photo session on our grounds. Lindsay and Jordan met up with their photographer from Ampersand on a snowy day and got some romantic winter images. What a great way to […]

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BBQ Special

BBQ Band Beer! • May 13th-14th

On May 13th and 14th we’re planning a fun BBQ Kick Off weekend you won’t want to miss – especially since we have a great deal for you too! This will be 2 beautiful days in Vermont of Music, BBQ, Beer Tasting, Biking, Bird Watching […]

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Mother's Day Special

Mother’s Day Special 2016

This is a pic of the Inn’s owner Amie Emmons with her mom MaryAnn and a dear friend enjoying a spring day out on our grounds. Mom’s everywhere deserve our thanks so for Mother’s Day we’re offering our scrumptious Mother’s Day Brunch and also a […]

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April Special blog

Spring in Vermont! April Special

April is when spring starts to blossom in Vermont. Trees budding, birds chirping and all the world around us begins to come alive in only the way our beautiful Green Mountain State can! This April we’re offering a B&B special so you can get-away, relax and […]

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