Manchester is a quaint town at the base of Mount Equinox and near Bromley, Stratton Mountain and Okemo mountains. Enjoy prime skiing, outdoor sports, golf, top ranked Spas & Resorts, restaurants, lakes (swimming) and shopping.
Take a stroll down Three Maple Drive, or take the Pew Forest Tail not even a quarter mile from the house and start enjoying the outdoors. This area really has something for everyone. Even the one person in the family who is happy to sit by the fire and read a book.
Manchester is known for Designer Outlet Shopping but the town has far more to offer. There is the riley rink center for ice skating, the Hildene house for a step back in history and worth a visit in the summer for it's beautiful gardens and vistas and in the winter for the holiday decorations, the Orvis store for the outdoorsman in the family and a great park for the kids. There are a number of events taking place thruoghout the year. A good website is :http://visitmanchestervt.com
The dining in Manchester and the surrounding area is excellent. Some of our favorites are The Perfect Wife (casual upstairs, fine dining down stairs), Ye Olde Tavern, The Reluctant Panther (fine dining), The Spiral Press Cafe (breakfast/lunch) and the Barrow House. There are SO many restaurants both new and old to try and there are many towns to visit. It's always fun to explore and find something new.
Manchester is approximately thirty minutes from Stratton Mountain Resort and about 15 minutes from Bromley ( a great family resort!) It is a beautiful setting if you just want to go for a drive and take in the scenery. If you do, take a ride to Weston to the VT Country store and on the way stop at Taylor farm. They make delicious cheese and if you have kids they will love to see all the animals running around.
There are so many things to do and I would recommend doing a little research before you go. As much as there is to do, one of my favorite things is being outside with the kids, sitting around the fire looking for shooting stars and counting satellites, watching the game in the living room, sitting in the kitchen with family and enjoying a glass of wine or getting a card game going in the dining room. Creating Memories. That's what it's all about.