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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. 

Hotels in Manchester and Dining in Manchester

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. 

Things to do in Manchester

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.

Manchester Weddings and Conferences in Manchester

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.

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Stratton Mountain Resort | Bondville, VT
Stratton, VT - Stratton Mountain in Vermont offers a wide selection of lodging choices throughout the resort. Hide away in a private and secluded location, or live it up right in the heart of the Village. Choose from lodging options suitable for a romantic weekend, family vacation, or a getaway to the Mountain with friends.
Dutton Berry Farm | Manchester, VT | Newfane, VT | West Brattleboro, VT
Manchester, VT - Whether it's for the fresh farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, Dutton-made fudge, flowers, plants, and many other interesting locally-made products, you’ll enjoy visiting a true Vermont farm experience at The Dutton Berry Farm stands. Three locations include Manchester, Newfane and West Brattleboro, Vermont.
Backroad Discovery Tours
Manchester, VT - Backroad Discovery Tours® is a local, guided tour service based in Manchester, Vermont. Our tours are designed for people who only have a day or two, & wish to see what makes our area so unique. Explore the region's best-kept secrets! We offer Southern Vermont Sampler tours, Revolutionary & Civil War tours, Vermont Fall Foliage tours, Holiday in Vermont tours, Winter Wonderland tours & early spring Vermont Maple Sugaring tours.
Kimpton Taconic Hotel - a premier boutique hotel in southern Vermont
Manchester, VT The Kimpton Taconic Hotel is one of Vermont’s premier boutique hotels with luxury accommodations, combining rustic elegance, intimate ambiance, gracious service, generous amenities and warm hospitality. Enjoy updated regional cuisine at The Copper Grouse Restaurant and Bar.
Gremlin Fine Art Gallery - Manchester, Vermont
Manchester Center, VT - Gremlin Fine Arts Galleries offers a large selection of Vintage Ski posters and Vermont Scenes by local artists. we have the largest selection of original Animation Art and we are the most respected dealer in original Courtroom Art and Political Sketch Art anywhere. We strive to please our clientele constantly by acquiring new artwork from all sources on a daily basis.
Wilburton Inn
Manchester, VT - The Wilburton Inn's grand estate is a wonderful place to explore, to get away to, dine and celebrate life. Enjoy the fabulous location, ambiance and architecture.
RE-MAX Four Seasons
Manchester Center, VT - RE/MAX Four Seasons is part of the #1 real estate franchise. Their dedicated team will bring their knowledge of real estate in Manchester and the surrounding area, combined with RE/MAX's state of the art technology, to help you buy or sell your home.
The Shires of Vermont - So Vermont. So Near.
Bennington, VT - The Shires of Vermont region lies nestled between the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Travel the three scenic byways through villages and towns (including two shire towns - Manchester and Bennington) to experience quintessential Vermont. With forests and fields, mountains and rivers, museums and shopping, it is no wonder The Shires of Vermont are a four season destination for visitors.
 

 

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Quick Facts About Manchester

County: Bennington
Lat / Long: 43.16 N / 73.07 W
Zip Code(s): 05254
(Manchester Center: 05255)
Incorporated: 1900
Population (2010): 749
(Manchester Center: 2,120)
Elevation: 899 feet
Land Area: 3.58 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-362-1313
Nearest Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Ctr (23.3 miles S)
Nearest Airports: Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (29.6 miles N), Albany International Airport (59.4 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak: Rutland (33.7 miles N)
 
Nearest Colleges/Universities: Bennington College (21.0 miles SW), Southern Vermont College (24.8 miles SW), a branch of the Community College of Vermont (33.3 miles N in Rutland and 23.1 miles S in Bennington).
 
Tourist Attractions: Hildene, Northshire Museum & History Center, Orvis Flagship Store, American Fly Fishing Museum, The Battenkill River, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Designer Outlets. Nearby: Dorset Theatre Festival (7.6 miles NW)
 
Birthplace of: Charles Augustus Aiken (1827-1892), clergyman, president of Union College, and professor at Princeton University; Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943), physicist and president of Johns Hopkins University; Myra Bradwell (1831-1894), first American woman to become an attorney.
 

 

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Green Mountains | Dorset (2.6 miles N) | Winhall (2.8 miles E) | Sunderland (2.4 miles SW) | Arlington (2.8 miles SW) | Sandgate (2.4 miles W) | Rupert (3.1 miles NW)

Vermont Events in January


WINTER SAMPLER TOUR 1/5/18 - 2/28/18

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 at the Cafe 1/7/18 - 3/4/18

Astrology Readings at the Spiral Press Cafe, Sunday afternoons throughout the Winter!! Call to sign up for 1/2 hr reading! 802-442-7800


Winter Morning Zentangle® 1/20/18 - 1/20/18

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.


The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II’s Most Decorated Platoon 1/23/18 - 1/23/18

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.


Basket Weaving Workshop: Rustic Woven Tray 1/27/18 - 1/27/18

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.


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