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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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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.
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.
The Manchester View - Manchester, Vermont's best AAA accommodation
Manchester Center, VT - The Manchester View has held the prestigious "Three Diamond Award" from AAA and "Three Stars" from the Mobil Guide for more than twenty years. Set on 10 acres with luxurious one and two bedroom suites complete with Fireplaces and Two Person Jacuzzies. Just minutes from the Golden Triangle of some of Vermont's best ski resorts; Bromley, Stratton, and Magic Mountain.
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 Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, Vermont
Landgrove, VT - The Landgrove Inn is considered to be "the soul of Vermont" by thousands of visitors worldwide and offers casual country ambience in an authentic 1810 farm house transformed to a full service inn and bed and breakfast. The InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn is a 50'x30' post and beam studio, hosting over 20 art workshops during the year and is also the perfect venue for weddings, retreats, and family reunions.
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.
Race for the Cure - an Annual Event to help support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Manchester, VT - The Komen Race for the Cure series is the largest series of 5k runs in the United States. Each year, the Foundation's Grant Program award project grants and fellowships in basic and clinical research, and grants in the areas of breast cancer education, treatment and screening projects for the medically under-served. It's a feel-good family event with music, food and more. Saturday 7/23/16.
 

 

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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 July


Wilburton Inn Farm to Table Nights 6/8/16 - 9/14/16

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.


Manchester Concerts on the Green 7/12/16 - 8/16/16

The Town Green Concert Series starts on July 12 with Moose Crossing and ends on August 16 with The Don’t Leave Band. Other bands include the Julie Shea Band on July 19, So Far on July 26, John O’Rourke Legato Blues Band on August 2, and The Battenkillers on August 9. 2016 is an exciting year for the Town Green Concert Series. The new post and beam bandstand will be ready for the upcoming concerts, providing an even more festive atmosphere. New this year will be food concessions, including hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and more during the concerts. The Factory Point Town Green is located in scenic downtown Manchester, Vermont on Depot Street (Rt. 11/30), just east of the intersection with Main Street (Route 7A). Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no smoking on the Town Green, and dogs must be leashed at all times.


Magic, Science and Religion 7/27/16 - 7/27/16

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Dartmouth College Professor Ehud Z. Benor to talk about whether distinctions can be drawn between religious and magical ritual. This talk will help us understand the relations between magic, science, and religion when we recognize that calculus was invented in order to establish their unity. 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.


Green Mountain Fair at Manchester 7/28/16 - 7/31/16

Enjoy local entertainment, rides, crafts, and food! Thursday pay one price ride special. Benefitting L.E.A.D Manchester Special Olympics/Vermont


Walk in the Woods 7/30/16 - 7/30/16

Green Mountain Academy welcomes forester Alan Calfee to lead an exploration in the rich northern hardwood forests of the Taconic Mountains in Manchester, Vermont. The walk will focus on tree identification, natural history of the forest, wildlife interactions, as well as some of the current threats to the forest and strategies for their management. Come prepared to walk in the woods and on some moderate slopes. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the trail.


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