Barn Ext Blog

Barn Doors, Peach Dresses & Matching Pajamas

Haley and Mark had a beautiful celebration at the Inn this summer. From morning with the girls in matching pajamas, to the peach and white rose table flower arrangements…we loved their fresh, creative wedding and design. This classic shot of the bride and groom in front […]


Window Pane Seating Chart

Every couple who gets married at the Inn brings their own creative touches. One of the details we loved about Erin and Austin’s wedding was their window pane seating chart.  Celia Kelly was their photographer and their wedding was recently featured on Vermont Vows. You can lots […]


I Do Barbecue

One of the things that makes weddings at the Inn special is that couples often plan a full weekend affair, from rehearsal dinner to Sunday brunch. The Inn can accommodate up to 60 wedding guests – and we partner we several other local B&B’s – […]


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 […]

Apple Picking

Pick Your Own Apples – The Best Local Orchards

McIntosh, Cortland, Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Jona Gold….so many wonderful varieties of apples, and one of the best ways to spend a fall afternoon is visiting a local “Pick Your Own” orchard. This time of year you can also buy locally grown, freshly picked apples at […]


From Poets to Presidents – Our Top Local Historical Sites

From the Green Mountain Boys to Norman Rockwell…Robert Todd Lincoln to Robert Frost; here in Southern Vermont there’s plenty of fascinating history to explore. If you’ve come to the West Mountain Inn perhaps you’ve stayed in the Grandma Moses Suite, or the Dorothy Canfield Fisher or Booker T. […]


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 […]


5th Avenue in the Mountains

We know when you think of Vermont you imagine green mountains, cows, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, fall foliage, artisan cheeses, craft beer, hiking, cycling and lots of other wholesome, outdoor stuff…but you may not know that the Inn is also near a slightly different […]


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 […]


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 […]