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Giving Tuesday MRV Style

November 30, 2020

The 2020 Holiday Season is certainly different than in years past. It’s a good time to take stock and be…

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Shopping in the Mad River Valley Vermont

Holiday Shopping

November 23, 2020

The holiday shopping season is a bit different this year, that’s for sure!  One silver linings of these crazy times…

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MRV Star Kits On Sale Now

November 22, 2020

Order Your Star Kit Now! Over the past 15 years or so beautifully lit stars have become a ubiquitous feature…

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Give the Gift of Experiences

November 18, 2020

With this uncertain holiday giving season upon us it’s a great time to think of ways to give meaningful gifts.…

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Memory Tree

November 17, 2020

The Mad River Valley Memory Tree has long been a highlight to the annual illumination of the valley. Each year…

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It’s Time to Light up the MRV!

November 17, 2020

Every holiday season, the Mad River Valley comes to life with a spectacle of illumination that is quintessential Vermont. While it…

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View the Foliage Like a Pro

September 28, 2020

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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VermonTouring – Scenic Drives in the MRV & Beyond

September 23, 2020

When Mad River Valley locals head out to explore and experience other parts of Vermont you might hear them say…

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Inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award Presented

September 10, 2020

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the creation and recipient of the inaugural Win Smith Be Better Award…

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Beverage Making in the MRV – Brewers, Distillers and More

September 7, 2020

Vermont’s craft breweries have become a major driver of visitors to the state and the Mad River Valley has been…

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Shop the Mad River Valley

August 26, 2020

Shopping is always a popular activity here in the Mad River Valley and the best part about the experience is…

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Web Cams in the MRV

July 8, 2020

If you can only be in the MRV in spirit, please know that you can keep an eye on things…

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Village Square Restaurants Embrace Challenge

July 7, 2020

In this brave new world of social distancing the MRV’s restaurant community has risen to the challenge in so many…

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The Arts Are Alive and Well in The MRV

July 6, 2020

While the summer of 2020 has been unlike any other, there are still many ways to appreciate and participate in…

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Summer in the MRV

June 17, 2020

The summer of 2020 is certainly not shaping up to be a typical one here in the MRV. Travel restrictions,…

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Virtual Happenings in The Valley

March 20, 2020

In a time when most of us feel isolated, many businesses have taken to “being virtual”.  Here is a list…

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Help MRV Businesses Now!

March 18, 2020

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Mad River Valley’s businesses when they need it most. How you can help businesses…

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Dining in The MRV

March 17, 2020

The Mad River Valley’s restaurants and eateries have been generous, gracious, diligent and creative as our community navigates these unusual…

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MRV Responds to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Greetings MRV residents, visitors and folks with a connection to our community,   The on-going pandemic is serious business and…

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American Flatbread Deeply Organic

March 9, 2020

This time of year while most of us are looking forward to spring skiing with images of warm days, soft…

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Leap of Kindness Day

February 23, 2020

So what will you do with the extra day we all get this Leap Year, on Saturday, February 29, 2020?…

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Mountain View Inn – A MRV Institution

February 17, 2020

Fred & Susan Spencer have owned Mountain View Inn since 1978!  That is a huge accomplishment in an industry that…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the MRV Way

February 11, 2020

Love is clearly in the air here in the Mad River Valley.  If you are scrambling for a way to…

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A Leap of Faith at Solace Bed & Breakfast

February 10, 2020

“Leaps of faith and change are scary, and the path doesn’t always go in the direction you think it will. …

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Hostel Tevere has New Owner

January 27, 2020

When you meet Ryan Donnelly, you will notice a slight twang in his voice!  Ryan is not from around here,…

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Above & Beyond at Tucker Hill Inn

January 20, 2020

Patty and Kevin Begin, Owners of The Tucker Hill Inn work really hard to create an experience for their guests…

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Rural Food Court Sprouts at Village Square

January 16, 2020

If a few years back you would have told any MRV local that the Village Square (AKA  the Mehuron’s shopping…

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Bridges Resort Open to All

January 7, 2020

There is simply nothing better after a nice day of skiing than to get in a hot tub to soak…

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Best Places to Warm Up by the Fire in the MRV

December 26, 2019

Sometimes the best thing to do on a cold, winter day is to cuddle up next to a roaring fire.…

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Pie Sunday at The Swanson Inn

December 20, 2019

On most Sunday afternoons the parking lots of our local inns tend to be emptying out as visitors head home…

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Give the Gift of Giving

December 1, 2019

The holiday season is a great opportunity to give meaningful gifts that come back to support amazing local organizations that…

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Experiences are the Perfect Gift

November 25, 2019

These days many folks don’t want “things” as gifts. Instead they value experiences more. The MRV has so many great…

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Mad River Valley Real Estate

Mad River Real Estate – It’s All About The Community

November 5, 2019

Mad River Real Estate is  certainly a premier agency here in the MRV. They are professional, knowledgeable and experienced. The…

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The “Almost World Famous” Warren Store

October 24, 2019

Valley visitors simply love the Warren Store! A recent social media post is typical; “One of my favorite places in…

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Country Christmas Events

October 11, 2019

Country Christmas is how the Mad River Valley celebrates the holidays. The Mad River Valley Chamber works in collaboration with the business…

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Mad River Valley Memory Tree

2nd Annual Mad River Valley Memory Tree 2019

October 10, 2019

The Mad River Valley Memory Tree stands as a bright and beautiful symbol of those we remember, honor, and celebrate this…

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October 4, 2019

This summer saw the arrival of a new chef (and his family) at The Pitcher Inn. Chef Jacob Ennis comes…

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MRV Barns & Bridges Festival This Weekend!

September 19, 2019

This Weekend!  The 2nd Annual Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival— September 20, 21 & 22.  This foliage kick-off Festival is…

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How the Pros View Foliage

September 17, 2019

With our dirt roads, mountain vistas, rolling farmland and sinewy river the Mad River Valley offers an ideal backdrop for…

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Green Mountain Photo Show

September 9, 2019

It’s hard to believe fall is upon us and so is the annual Green Mountain Photo Show. From amateur photographers…

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July 15, 2019

Waitsfield Telecom and Valley Arts are pleased to present the annual Great Vermont Plein Air Festival, an eagerly anticipated yearly…

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A Family Affair!

July 8, 2019

  Water runs in their blood, but not the way you might think!  Jen Fleckenstein and her brother Steve Parker…

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Mad River Taste Week

June 28, 2019

MAD RIVER TASTE WEEK An annual summer event featuring farm tours, tastings, pairings, dinners and more The Mad River Food…

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American Flatbread: A Place Like No Other

June 3, 2019

      American Flatbread. A long-time Mad River Valley icon, it’s practically a right-of-passage in Vermont. Why, you ask? …

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Peter & Susan at West Hill House B&B

West Hill House B&B: You’ll Want to Stay Forever

May 13, 2019

“Such a lovely experience. Such a lovely place. All because of such lovely people.” “There truly isn’t anything not to…

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend behind Buffalo Bill’s Retreat

May 6, 2019

To locals, Bill White goes by ‘Buffalo Bill’ or ‘Barbeque Bill’, and also some names not fit for publishing!  One…

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Mad River Eye Care: Seeing the Way to Stardom

April 29, 2019

The Mad River Valley has a new rock star!  And, while he used to play the bass in a punk…

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CBD Events

CBD Events: Extra Special Care for Your Wedding

April 22, 2019

According to, among the top 10 most stressful events in life is planning a wedding.  Maybe that’s because we’re…

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Mad River Valley Reality: Ski the Valley

Skiing the Valley: 3 Mountains in 1 Day!

April 15, 2019

Where do you have 3 epic ski mountains all within a 5-minute drive from each other?  Right here in the…

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Sugarbush is still open!

April 14, 2019

It’s spring skiing at Sugarbush!  Sugarbush plans to remain open daily through Sunday, April 28th and then reopen for a…

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