Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington.
Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town.
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your visit to Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. Stay in town and walk to dining and shopping; choose out of town for mountain vistas and pastoral surroundings. Restaurants in Manchester offer extensive choices from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants.
Manchester offers a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts & culture, and is a popular four-season tourist destination for Vermont vacations.
The area offers exquisite Vermont fall foliage and hosts a number of Fall Festivals. Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and a stay would not be complete without a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln family home.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain. Manchester shopping is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike.
If you're planning an event in Vermont, Manchester has a lot to offer. The town's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Manchester VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Manchester conferences of various sizes. With a variety of venues from which to choose, all surrounded by the magnificent Green Mountains, Manchester can be the perfect location to host your event.
Discover the cheer, nostalgia & allure of Vermont backroads during the winter season. Visit; the oldest marble quarry in the U.S., quintessential VT villages, an international woodworking facility/kitchen store, Vermont’s finest artisans’ gallery, sweeping mountain/valley vistas. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase local VT products. Other stops will depend on weather/road conditions. Learn the fascinating history, fun facts & other places to visit in the area. Travel in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle with local guide. (4 passenger SUV is used for small groups). Advance Reservations Necessary.
Astrology Readings at the Spiral Press Cafe, Sunday afternoons throughout the Winter!! Call to sign up for 1/2 hr reading! 802-442-7800
Green Mountain Academy presents a four-week Zentangle® course. The first class will take place on Saturday January 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Equinox Village with Certified Zentangle® Instructor Jane MacKugler. Come learn Zentangle®, the art of producing non-representational line drawings with a pen and pencil while quieting your mind. The first class will introduce you, or refresh your memory, to Zentangle®. The other classes we will explore some more by switching things up. We will play with white on black, be creative with Dingbats and Dangles, and try out the new Transzending process. The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Registration is $75 for the four-session course, which will meet Saturdays January 20, 27, February 3, 10. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes author Alex Kershaw to talk about The Battle of the Bulge. On December 16, 1944, eighteen men of a small intelligence platoon found themselves directly in the path of Hitler’s Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they successfully repulsed three large German assaults before running out of ammunition and being interned in wretched German POW camps. Yet miraculously all returned home, to be honored as the most decorated platoon of World War II. This talk brings to life a little-known story of heroism, survival and the tenacity of the human spirit. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Joy Stewart to lead this basket-weaving workshop. Participants will learn basic basket weaving techniques while crafting a multi-purpose tray. From collecting mail to serving homemade bread, this is a great addition to any home. A perfect basket for beginners, this tray measures 7 x 14 x 2 inches. Preregistration is required and costs $45, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.