The Inns at Equinox in Vermont Countryside
With this Getaway, you’ll either stay in 1 of the 20 partially renovated townhouses or townhouse suites. The townhouses have a fresh, contemporary look, thanks to bright splashes of color, stylish light fixtures, and photographs of the surrounding Vermont countryside taken by local artists. With select options, you can start your day with an included breakfast for two.
The nearby resort sits on 1,300 wooded acres abounding with opportunities for both leisurely and active pursuits. In winter, you can snowshoe on groomed trails at Mount Equinox. At the onsite spa, which houses a swimming pool surrounded by loungers and statuary, body treatments unknot muscles with locally sourced products such as maple sugar or wildflowers.
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.
During winter, Manchester is a good base camp for skiing in the surrounding mountains. About a 15-minute drive east of town is Bromley Mountain, which has runs fit for both first-timers and experts. Frommer’s says the “the mountain features long, looping, intermediate runs that are tremendously popular with families and beginners.” Perched on southern Vermont’s highest peak about 20 miles from Manchester is Stratton Mountain Resort, which has 92 assorted trails and a high-speed base-to-summit gondola.