Historic Inn in Vermont Countryside
With this deal, you'll either stay in the 1811 House or one of the 30 newly renovated townhouses. The 1811 House dates back to the 1770s and was once the home of one of Abraham Lincoln's granddaughters. Guest rooms here use antique furniture to reflect the Federal-style decor of its original state. 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.
The resort sits on 1,300 wooded acres abounding with opportunities for both leisurely and active pursuits. Right onsite is the Golf Club at Equinox, which was named in Golfweek's 2013 list of the Best Courses You Can Play. With this deal, you'll get a $20 voucher to use toward green fees on the course. Summertime activities also include boating and fishing on Emerald Lake, hiking up Mount Equinox, and playing tennis on one of three courts. You'll also get a $20 voucher for a massage at the onsite spa, which houses a swimming pool surrounded by loungers and statuary. Body treatments unknot muscles with locally sourced products like maple sugar or wildflowers.
Manchester, Vermont: Quaint Town near Prime Outdoor Recreation
Slate-gray roofs studded with dormer windows crown the antique shops and outlet stores of tiny Manchester, which boasts a number of colonial buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of the charming restaurants you’ll find nearby dish out local, sustainable eats. The Green Mountain National Forest surrounds the village, which is nestled between the Green and Taconic Mountains. About a 15-minute drive east, Bromley Mountain offers a zipline, chairlift tour, climbing wall, and miniature golf, as well as other activities for the whole family.