Ashley & Ron’s Vermont Barn Wedding

Ashley and Ron had a beautiful summer wedding at the West Mountain Inn and we’re excited to share some gorgeous images photographer Megan Emilia captured for them. Megan described their perfect day to a T: “It was a gorgeous, early summer day, so guests enjoyed walking […]

Summer Dinners in the Garden

For the first time this summer we’ll be serving dinner outside in the garden! We have a brand new summer menu you can enjoy al fresco while you savor the fresh air, sunshine and mountain views here at the West Mountain Inn. You can still […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat mom (and yourselves!) to a scrumptious Mother’s Day Brunch at West Mountain Inn this year! Sit down together on Sunday morning and sing her praises over a stack of pancakes, local Vermont maple syrup and a feast of many other specially prepared dishes. And if […]

Easter Sunday Brunch – April 16th

From crocuses to warmer, longer days – there are many happy signs of Spring here in Vermont. One of our first favorite moments of the season is Easter Brunch here at the Inn. It’s a great time to celebrate with family and friends while you […]

BBQ Band Beer! • May 12th-14th

On the weekend of May 12-14 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, Brunch […]

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Memorial Day Special

Spring into Summer with our Memorial Day Special! A great way to give yourself a relaxing long weekend in Vermont. May 26th-28th, enjoy 3 nights of fun including: • Friday night camp fire with smores • Saturday night wood-fired pizza and sangria in the side […]

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Valentine’s Day Special

We all struggle to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to that special someone in our lives on Valentine’s Day. Jewelry, flowers, chocolates – sure we love them, but as time goes by ultimately it’s shared experiences that we remember and treasure most […]

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Winter Get Away Special

With it’s flashy colors and harvest season festivities, Fall gets all the attention in Vermont. But those of you who have visited from December to February know, winter at the West Mountain Inn is one of our favorite times of the year. The snow covered mountains, the […]

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St. Lucia Weekend

On the second week of December (8th-11th) we celebrate Wes’ Swedish heritage by commemorating St. Lucia. Our three night weekend begins on Thursday evening with Troll Night (yes, this is why we have shelves full of trolls). We begin with a “goolish” but delicious dinner followed […]

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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 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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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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Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays at the Inn and this year we have a special dining and lodging offer for you to come relax and celebrate with us. We enjoy a delicious feast with all the fresh harvest ingredients from our local farms, friends […]

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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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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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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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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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