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Manchester, Vermont



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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. Manchester Village offers a tranquil old-world atmosphere, and Manchester Center is a shopper's paradise.

Hotels in Manchester and Dining in Manchester

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.

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. 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.

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 settings to choose from, all surrounded by the Green Mountains, you'll find the perfect location to host your events in Manchester Vermont.

Manchester Real Estate

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.

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Manchester, VT - Southern Vermont's source for many of your home heating, decorating and comfort needs. Friends of the Sun is the place to visit for a complete selection of wood, gas, and pellet stoves, fireplaces, and inserts. We also offer the complete line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, Ekornes Leather indoor furniture, and Retractable Awnings.
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 15 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.
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.
TACONIC, a Kimpton Hotel - a premier boutique hotel in southern Vermont
Manchester, VT TACONIC, a Kimpton 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.
 

 

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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


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: No Man's Land 1/21/17 - 1/21/17

National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world presents No Man's Land, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s comic classic. One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair becomes increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. 3:00 pm, Tickets are $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 students. Tickets are available online at bbatickets.com., Burr and Burton Academy – Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester VT. For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.


Bridge Class: Winning with Good Defense 1/23/17 - 1/23/17

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Elizabeth von Riesenfelder, an American Contract Bridge League accredited teacher, to lead this bridge class on winning with good defense. In duplicate bridge, good defense can earn you top scores. Success depends on a cooperative effort; leads, signals and discards all carry meaningful messages to your partner. Learn the many ways of defensive carding communication that gives suit preference, count on your holdings, and signals clues to partner what to lead. Registration is $75 for the four-session course, which will meet Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.


The Phenomenon and Experience of Fear 1/24/17 - 1/24/17

Green Mountain Academy is pleased to welcome Melanie Curtis, a Life Coach and Professional Skydiver. Spend an evening talking strategy and steps to identify and overcome fear. This workshop will give you a step-by-step approach for the next time fear, big or small, tries to take the figurative wheel inside you in any situation. There is zero requirement to actively participate but the opportunity is open to those who would like to share and coach real-time for the benefit of themselves and the group. 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 our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.


Cuba Past and Present: A First-Hand Account of a Complex and Cordial Country 1/26/17 - 1/26/17

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Arnold and Elayne Clift to talk about their recent two-week trip to Cuba. During their visit, Arnold and Elayne spoke with people from all walks of life, took copious photographs, and witnessed Castro’s funeral procession as they traveled from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, site of the Revolution, and Castro’s final resting place. 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 our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.


A Brief History of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 1/31/17 - 1/31/17

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Eugene A. Rowland, retired from General Electric Corporate Research & Development, to trace the development of vehicles from the early days of the automobile (around 1900) to the present day, focusing on major technical advances achieved through both government and industry-sponsored R&D programs. The talk will conclude with some forecasts of likely future developments. 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 our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.


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