The 45-acre Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is located just minutes from downtown Waitsfield. Trail rides and treks provide visitors and locals alike with a unique way to tour the Vermont landscape. Hearty Icelandic horses came to North America with the Vikings around 800 AD, and quickly adapted to life in a harsh, icy climate. They more closely resemble carnival ponies than tough, riding horses, but as you cross mountain streams, meander through densely wooded forests, and trot along classic dirt roads, you’ll see that they are indeed well adapted for a trek.
Local wines, a mountain-themed room, and a three-course breakfast, if those three things aren’t enough to make you feel warm inside, the crackling fire will be.
On a cold winter day, as the snow piles up on the eves of the 19th century West Hill House, this Warren, Vermont bed and breakfast buzzes with life. After a day of skiing, enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate and homemade chocolate chip cookies from the kitchen. Sink into the comfortable chairs in one of the three cozy common rooms and you may forget that you aren’t in your own living room. Later on, sample local wines from Vermont’s East Shore Vineyard: Cabernet Franc, Traminette, and Frontenac Rose.