Inn at a Glance: The Inns at Equinox
With this Getaway, you’ll stay in one of the partially renovated townhouses or the historic 1811 House at Equinox Resort in rural Vermont. The townhouses have a fresh, contemporary look, thanks to bright splashes of color, stylish light fixtures, and photographs of the surrounding countryside taken by local artists.
- Take in the fresh air on the hiking and biking trails that run throughout the resort’s 1,300 wooded acres.
- Get pampered with body treatments at the onsite spa, which has its own elegant pool. Your stay includes a $20 voucher toward a massage.
- Tee off on the resort’s 18-hole, par 71 golf course; your stay includes a $20 golf voucher.
- Dining options: There are five onsite restaurants, including Chop House, which serves up juicy steaks in a hunter’s-lodge atmosphere.
Manchester, Vermont: Fashionable Resort Village with Upscale Shopping in Green Mountains
Slate-gray roofs studded with dormer windows distinguish Manchester’s colonial buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s an air of old-fashioned New England throughout the surrounding area, an idyllic rural landscape where you’ll find old covered bridges and stone wall labyrinths. The town is also nestled between the Green and Taconic Mountains, making it popular for outdoorsy activities.
One of the area’s most-popular destinations is Manchester Center. It has tree-lined sidewalks and a multitude of designer outlet shops, fine-antique shops, and independent bookstores. There are several charming restaurants in town, too, many serving locally sourced, sustainable dishes.