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Manchester, Vermont

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Perhaps more than any other community in Vermont, Manchester has seen a lot of changes in the past few years. It has long been, and continues to be, a popular summer retreat, featuring numerous golf courses and the nearby Dorset & Weston Playhouses. Attractions like the American Museum of Fly-Fishing and Hildene (the estate of President Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln) give visitors a lot to do in milder weather, and the Manchester Music Festival inspire the nearby Green Mountains to harmonic echoes during the months of July and August. The nearby mountains of Stratton and Bromley not only provide for summer amusements, but also feature a full slate of winter fun like skiing.

All of this has bred a strong collection of grand resorts (ex. the colonnaded Equinox Hotel), restaurants and a tremendous shopping opportunity (one would almost venture to call it a shopping Mecca).

 

Lodging:

1811 House - Built in the 1770's, the house has operated as an inn since 1811 except for a period when it was the private residence of Mary Lincoln Isham, the granddaughter of President Lincoln. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Aspen Motel - Offers a variety of lodging options, including the "Mendham", "The Birches" (a quaint two bedroom home away from home with fireplace) and more.

The Barnstead Inn - 14 wonderful rooms, spacious, yet cozy - each with private bath, air conditioning, cable television, individual thermostats, courtesy coffee, and firm comfortable beds... all tucked into a New England hay barn built in the 1830s.

The Battenkill Inn - The classic 1840 farmhouse has high ceilings and marble fireplaces. Ten distinctive guest rooms and one suite, each with a private bath, are decorated with fine antiques. Three guest rooms and the suite have working fireplaces, and several open onto porches looking out over the meadow to the Battenkill River and Green Mountains.

Brittany Inn Motel - The Brittany Inn Motel has 12 individually decorated rooms with a cozy atmosphere.

Casablanca Motel - Quiet and Scenic, moderately priced 12 unit all seasons, our motel features color cable TV, refrigerators, individually controlled heat and air conditioning in each room; heated pool, picnic areas and outside grills on lovely grounds with beautiful mountain views.

The Chalet Motel - The Chalet Motel features 43 large, comfortable rooms with the finest modern facilities and abundant New England charm.

The Equinox - Step inside The Equinox for breathtaking views of Mount Equinox from the elegant two story lobby, a perfect place to meet friends family and business associates.

The FourWinds Country Motel - The motel offers peace and quiet plus magnificent views of the surrounding Green Mountains.

The Inn at Manchester - The Inn is situated on four lovely acres of lawns and gardens and a meandering brook.

The Inn at Ormsby Hill - Imagine stylish decor of the highest quality: a canopy bed, a glowing fireplace, a private Jacuzzi for two. It is a potion for tranquility, your own personal retreat.

The Inn at Willow Pond - The INN at Willow Pond, Manchester Vermont's premier lodging and dining establishment. A Vermont four season resort, conference center, and executive retreat situated on 20 scenic acres with panoramic mountain views.

Manchester Vermont Motel - With friendly hospitality and homey, comfortable rooms. A variety of accommodations allows you a choice for what best meets your family's vacation needs.

Manchester View - Set on ten acres, there are 36 rooms with magnificent views from individual balconies or decks, spread out among six buildings.

North Shire Motel - Each of our fourteen spacious chalet-style rooms are complete with cathedral ceilings and sliding glass doors that afford unobstructed views of the Equinox Valley.

Olympia Motor Lodge - The Olympia Lodge is nestled in a valley, surrounded by two majestic mountain ranges.

Palmer House Resort - Includes a number of on-site amenities, including a 9 hole par 3 golf course, trout pond, tennis courts and more.

The Reluctant Panther - Built nearly 150 years ago as the home of a wealthy blacksmith, today The Reluctant Panther offers a collection of exquisitely refurbished fireplace guest rooms and double Jacuzzi suites, some featuring two original fireplaces.

Silas Griffith Inn - The hand-carved cherry woodwork, shiny birch floors, embossed tin ceilings, and stained glass windows are reminders of a bygone era of discriminating tastes and social graces!

The Stamford Motel - Placed well back from the highway, the motel commands magnificant views of Mt. Equinox and the Manchester valley. Beautiful old birches, stately pines, colorful annual and perennial gardens also abound.

Village Country Inn - They have a number of different types of rooms for different rates, including Meal Plan rates in conjunction with their restaurant.

Weathervane Motel - Our six acres of ground are graced with a lovely heated pool, putting green, and numerous lounging areas under stately shade trees.

Wilburton Inn - Welcome to the Wilburton Inn, Manchester Village Vermont's 20 acre grand Victorian estate.

 

Restaurants:

Bistro Henry - Drawing on nearly 20 years experience (including 1 1/2 years living and eating in France) Henry has put together a Meditterranean Bistro menu, elevating the classics to the more modern style of the 90's.

The Black Swan - Located in an elegant 1834 house, The Black Swan features chef Richard Whisenhunt (formerly of Ondine's of Sausalito, Le Cirque, of New York City, and The Homestead of Greenwich, CT).

The Equinox - Features a number of dining options, including The Marsh Tavern, The Colonnade and the Dormy Grill.

Flat Road Diner - The ambience we have created at the Flat Road Diner is serving good, home cooked food accompanied by good service to both the locals and out-of-towners at a fair price. (802)362-8126.

The Inn at Willow Pond - Serving Northern Italian Cuisine in our restored 1770's Colonial Farmhouse. Homemade breads and desserts. Fine Italian Wines.

Laney's Restaurant - Our open kitchen features a Vermont wood-fired brick oven and offers an assortment of delicious specialties --from barbecued ribs, chicken, steaks, and seafood to our homemade breads and desserts.

Moose Crossing - An American Cafe serving lunch and dinner (catering also available).

The Perfect Wife - Whether you are a lifetime local or visiting from afar, I am sure you will relish the inspired flavors of my freestyle cuisine while basking in the elegance of our cobblestone walls and greenhouse garden room.

The Reluctant Panther - A blazing fire in the huge fieldstone fireplace is the focal point of the elegant restaurant - but equally wonderful are the tables in the Greenhouse.

Sirloin Saloon - You will receive only fresh, choice Western beef which is aged in our coolers for three to four weeks before it is cut daily by our expert cutters. Your seafood is prepared in the simple, incomparable tradition of New England cookery.

Village Country Inn - Featuring Angel's Restaurant, "Inspired New England Cuisine."

Wilburton Inn - Our table is set with gleaming silver, crystal glasses, and lovely fresh flowers. We use prime ingredients and all baking is done at the Wilburton Inn.

Ye Olde Tavern - We take pride in serving you the freshest poultry, veal, steaks, seafood, and vegetarian fare.

Zoey's Double Hex Restaurant - The setting is upbeat and fun and with our own back yard we're very children-friendly too!

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