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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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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 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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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: 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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The Front Porch at the Yellow Farmhouse Inn

A personalized approach to the hospitality business

April 1, 2019

(promoted content, as seen in The Valley Reporter) Mike and Sandra Anastos, owners of the Yellow Farm­house Inn in Waitsfield, spent…

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Jamieson ‘Insures’ {pun intended} a history tour!

February 7, 2019

Jon Jamieson’s family arrived in the Mad River Valley in 1798.  Yes, 1798!  Watch as multi-generation Mad River Valley-an, Jon,…

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Cabot Creamery Cooperative Celebrates a Century [Now, say that 5 times fast!]

January 24, 2019

Vermont.  What comes to mind?  Rolling green mountains, luscious landscapes, piles of snow (especially this winter!).  Fresh air, pasturing cows,…

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Ride to Ski: Our FREE MRV Bus

January 23, 2019

Get around the Mad River Valley on the GMT Bus, our FREE winter-seasonal bus service, operated by Green Mountain Transit. Daily…

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Valley Shops Are Open For Friday Night FUN!

January 22, 2019

    Après till 8!  Friday, February 22nd, Mad River Valley shops are staying open until 8pm! Get a tour…

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Federal Employees: Ski the Valley for FREE

January 22, 2019

Are you a Federal employee who is currently furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown? Our Mad River…

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Mad Marathon Makes Runner’s World Bucket List!

January 8, 2019

For the 2nd year in a row, our own Mad Marathon was named to Runner’s World’s TEN BUCKET LIST MARATHONS…

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Ride the LOVE Bus!

January 6, 2019

Enjoy a romantic evening out with your sweetheart, and let the LOVE BUS drive! Our FREE Mad River Valley bus…

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Ski the Valley: Sugarbush & Mad River Glen celebrating birthdays this season!

December 5, 2018

The home of two legendary ski areas, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush, Vermont’s Mad River Valley is an epicenter of cool ski-town culture. …

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Clearwater Filtration

A family business keeping water safe.

December 4, 2018

(promoted content, as seen in The Valley Reporter) For more than 38 years, Clear Water Filtration has been offering Vermont, northeastern…

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Holiday Taste of The Valley: Recipes

December 4, 2018

(updated 12/12/2018) Did you participate in Country Christmas’ Taste of the Valley on December 8th?  Find a favorite sweet treat? …

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Sugarbush Festival of Lights & Memory Tree

December 3, 2018

The Sugarbush Festival of Lights is a Mad River Valley holiday tradition!  Businesses and residents in the Mad River Valley…

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Worth driving 1600 miles to The Village Grocery.

November 2, 2018

One guy drove all the way from Oklahoma City to go to the Village Grocery (or, ‘the VG’, as locals…

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Mad River Glen: Eat It If You Can.

October 29, 2018

Mad River Glen’s fish fry menu is almost as iconic as it’s single chair (which, ahem, happens to be the…

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Beer is here! Lawson’s Finest Liquids is Open!

October 25, 2018

Sean and Karen Lawson have announced the official opening of Lawson’s Finest Liquids‘ brewery, taproom, and retail store at 155…

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Finding Joy at Salt & Sand Studios.

September 5, 2018

“We loved that we could have a break from the ‘world’, learn glass blowing and do some yoga – even…

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More than Coffee at Three Mountain Café.

August 24, 2018

When asked what she does in her spare time, Julie Burns, owner of Three Mountain Café, says, “I’m a hooker.…

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Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival: FALL FUN FOR ALL!

August 23, 2018

It’s almost here!  The Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival is September 14-16.  We are picking out our party outfits, and…

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