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 Village offers a tranquil old-world atmosphere, and Manchester Center is a shopper's paradise.
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your vacation in Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. In-town lodging gives you the opportunity to stay among all the fascinating features of this one-of-a-kind Vermont town. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Manchester, from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy your stay in beautiful Manchester, Vermont.
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. In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including the Southwestern Vermont town of Manchester.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain, and the Manchester Designer Outlets along with many locally owned businesses offer plenty of things to do in Manchester all year. Manchester Shopping is a favorite past time 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 settings to choose from, all surrounded by the Green Mountains, you'll find the perfect location to host your events in Manchester Vermont.
If you can't get enough of the Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Manchester VT real estate may be just what you're looking for. The town has a reputation as a safe place to live, with quality schools, and Manchester has some of the most beautiful real estate in Vermont. Also, Manchester condos and summer rentals give flexible options to visitors and seasonal vacationers.
USA Today featured Manchester in 2010 as "Much more than outlets and skiing." Manchester encompasses all the great things you love about Vermont while the contemporary characteristics of the downtown area show Vermont in a new light. Whether you're visiting for a day or a week, or planning to live in Vermont, Manchester has a little something for everyone.
Our weekly summer Farm Night is a joyful celebration that features a local, organic vegetarian feast grown and prepared by our very own Earth Sky Time Community Farm. Specialty garden cocktails, local beer and spirits and live music make these summer events a highlight for our guests and the entire Manchester VT community.
Pack your passport in your picnic basket and join the VSO for a whirlwind tour of eleven countries, five continents--and beyond. From the Great Wall to a gypsy encampment to a hacienda to the far reaches of the universe, our music will transport you! The travelogue concludes with the 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks.
The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band. That isn’t their slogan by mistake. EagleMania has dedicated itself to faithfully reproducing the sound of The Eagles for the past three years. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. Their show consists of all of the Eagles greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of many of the individual members such as Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. Tickets can be purchased at Northshire Bookstore, Sam's Wood Fire Pizza, Gourmet Deli or online.
Please join The Dorset Equine Rescue on Sunday July 10th at 5:30 pm for their 3rd annual Barnyard Ball! This year it will be held at The Inn at Manchester in their beautiful new event barn. There will be a live band, mechanical bull rides, silent auction, door prizes and great food! Wear your best boots and maybe your cowboy hat and come on out and have some fun!
Green Mountain Academy will host a genuine debate based loosely on the format used since 1823 by the Oxford Union of Oxford University in England. The debate will take place on Tuesday July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library. The debaters are Derek Boothby and Peter Radford, and the moderator is Steven Sinding. One speaker will propose the motion and another oppose it. Members of the audience will then be invited to make short statements for or against the motion. After concluding remarks by the two speakers, there will be a vote by show of hands. Registration for the talk is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.