Whether you’re visiting Southern Vermont in the winter, spring, summer or autumn, The Manchester View has attractions and activities for all seasons.

During the summer, swim in the Dorset Quarry, take a guided Backroads Discovery Tour or paddle an innertube down the Battenkill or visit Emerald Lake State Park to experience the crystal waters by the sandy beach. If you do not want to venture far, our heated pool is right outside your door! As the leaves begin to fall, visit Taylor Farms in Londonderry, where the famous Smoked Gouda is made. Or check out the Merck Forest and Farmland Center, a 60-acre organic livestock farm offering seasonal events, programs and miles of hiking trails. When snow blankets the area, you’ll have your choice of world-class ski resorts, including Bromley, Stratton or Magic Mountain. After a day on the slopes, there’s no better way to relax than by dropping into a chair by your roaring fireplace and enjoying a good book from The Northshire Bookstore.

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Land Rover Driving Experience

Land Rover Driving Experience

The new Land Rover Experience Driving School is open year round and features off-road driving instruction in all conditions. Experience numerous challenges on the 80-acre purpose-built course with extensive trails. Here you will learn techniques on ascents, descents, side tilts and rocky terrain. The degree of difficulty is matched to the driver’s skill, and more advanced drivers are invited to explore our expansive trails through the stunning Green Mountains.

(802) 362-0687

Backroad Discovery


Backroad Discovery Tours® is a local, guided tour service based in Manchester, Vermont. The tours are designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, and who wish to explore the region's best-kept secrets! You will discover Vermont's history, beauty, local lore, and fun facts. Experience the real Vermont! Backroad Discovery excursions offer wonderful insight into what makes Vermont the perfect, "State of Mind!"

Located at 21 Bonnet St., Manchester, VT

Coca-Cola Tube Park at Stratton Mountain

Snow Tubing

Located in Stratton's Sun Bowl, the Coca-Cola Tube Park features four lanes of lift-serviced snow tubing, warming hut with light refreshments and fire pit. Play by day or under the lights at night!

Located at 43 VT Route 30, Bondville, VT

Equinox Valley Nursery

Equinox Valley Nursery

Pick your own pumpkins and enjoy cider donuts at the Equinox Valley Nursery during the autumn season or visit in the Spring and summer for bursts of color.

Located at 1158 Main St., Manchester, VT

Equinox Golf Course

Equinox Golf

Located at 108 Union St., Manchester Village, VT.  

The Equinox Golf Course is a scenic 1927 Walter Travis design.  It will test a player's ability to hit shots to well-manicured, undulating greens.  Enjoy the crisp Vermont air and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains at this Par 71, 6.423 yard gem of a course.

Bromley Ski and Summer Adventure Park

Bromley Mountain at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Bromley Mountain, a family friendly ski resort, features 178 skiable acres, 47 trails and award-winning ski programs for kids of all ages. In the summer the Mountain comes alive with the all-fun Adventure Park featuring the Alpine Slide and Sun Mountain Flyer!

Located at 3984 Rte. 11, Peru, VT.

So VT Arts Center

Southern Vermont Arts Center at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Located in a historic mansion on the slopes of Mount Equinox, SVAC, a 407-acre estate is one of New England’s premier visual and performing arts centers. Stroll through the art galleries or have lunch in the Sculpture Garden. During the evening, enjoy one of the many concerts or special events held throughout the year. The Center is also known for its many art classes and the botany trail.

Located at at 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester Village, VT, off West Rd.


Hildene at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Visit Historic Hildene, the summer estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, who was the only surviving child of President Abraham Lincoln. Built in 1905, this beautiful mansion is open for tours year-round. Walking trails wind through the beautiful grounds and gardens. In June, the peonies are spectacular! Visit the goats at the onsite farm, and board the fully-restored Pullman train car. There are many special programs and events throughout the year.

Located at 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester Village, VT.

Equinox Pond

Equinox Pond

The Equinox Preserve consists of over 914 acres on the slopes of Mt Equinox in Manchester, VT.  There are many trails to hike of all levels from flatlanders to the hardest, and the Equinox Pond is the ultimate goal as it is a pleasant walk around.

Located on West Union St., Manchester Village, VT

Mountain View Ranch Horseback Riding


The Mountain View Ranch is located on an amazing piece of southern Vermont in a breath-taking spot. It is set in a valley literally surrounded by mountains, making the horseback riding scenery truly spectacular and the Ranch atmosphere quiet and serene.

Located at 502 Easy St., Danby, VT.

Riley Rink

Riley Rink

Riley Rink is a premier, non profit civic center that hosts sports, events & exhibitions providing quality athletic, cultural and social programming for children, teens, adults and families.

Located at 410 Hunter Park Rd., Manchester Center, VT.

American Museum of Fly Fishing

The American Museum of Fly Fishing

Explore the history, heritage and traditions of fly fishing from its origins in the early 16th century to the present day. The American Museum of Fly Fishing is home to the largest collection of fly fishing memorabilia in the world.

Located at 4070 Main St., Manchester Center, VT.

Hildene Cross Country Skiing


Cross country skiing at the Nordic Center at Hildene offers approximately 12 miles of walking trails.  They offer ski and snowshoe rentals for children and adults.  Our ski season typically runs from mid-December to mid-March weather permitting.

Location is 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester Village, VT.  Description:

3 Pears Gallery

3 Pears Gallery

Find fine art and gifts in the lovely 3 Pears Gallery.

Located at 41 Church St., Dorset, VT

Dorset Farmers' Market

Farmers Markets

Visit the Dorset Farmers' Market for fresh produce, creative crafts and to soak up some local flavor.

Every Sunday from 10am-2pm

Located at HN Williams in May through mid-October & JK Adams mid-October through April, both on Route 30, Dorset, VT

Helmholz Art Gallery

Helmholz Art Gallery

Fine art at its best in at the Helmholz Gallery.

Located at 442 Depot St., Manchester, VT

Manchester Designer Outlets

Manchester Designer Outlets at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

MDO, Manchester’s premier shopping destination, features fantastic savings at over 40 designer outlets housed in charming, historic New England-style buildings.

Located in Manchester Center, VT.

Weston Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store - Weston

For more than 60 years, the VT Country Store, a family-owned general store, has been stocked with high-quality goods, clothing, housewares and health and beauty products from around Vermont and around the world.

Located at 657 Main St., Weston VT

Taylor Farm


 Located at 825 Rte. 11, Londonderry, VT.  

Taylor Farm is a 180-year-old working dairy farm nestled in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont.  In  summer, enjoy hay rides and tours; autumn is for pumpkin picking; in winter come for a sleigh ride; and spring brings baby animals!

Tilting at Windmills Art Gallery

Tilting at Windmills Art Gallery

One of New England's largest fine art galleries, Tilting at Windmills features a broad selection of work by important regional, national, and international artists.

Located at 24 Highland Ave., Manchester Center, VT

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack makes pure VT Maple Syrup and has an assortment of hand picked products from Vermont made with all natural ingredients that will satisfy everyone.

Located at 7 Sugar Shack Lane, Arlington, VT

Manchester Hot Glass

Manchester Hot Glass

Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery in Manchester, Vermont. Check out our popular Glassblowing 101 class and learn the craft yourself!

Located at 79 Elm St., Manchester Center, VT

Northshire Bookstore

Northshire Bookstore

Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore. It is one of the largest bookstores in New England. The store was voted Best Bookstore in the country by Publishers Weekly magazine and Best of New England by Yankee magazine. Come see why so many people rave about this full-service, old world but up-to-date store. Many gifts as well as books and a whole floor devoted to Children!

Located at 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, VT

Epoch 18 VT Artisans Gallery

Epoch 18 Artisans Gallery

Epoch is a top quality artisan coop that features some extremely talented professionals, each highly rated in their field. A delightful collection of arts, crafts, furniture, photography, pictures, etc. that are a feast for the eye, whether you are a serious shopper or simply admiring fine crafts.

Located at 4927 Main St., Manchester Center, VT

Emerald Lake State Park

Emerald Lake State Park at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Visit Emerald Lake State Park and swim in the crystal waters by the sandy beach, rent a kayak or paddle boat or enjoy a picnic by the water.

Located at 65 Emerald Lake Ln., East Dorset, VT.

Calvin Coolidge Museum

Calvin Coolidge Museum

Located in the tiny community of Plymouth Notch in the beautiful hill country of Vermont, the house where he took the oath of office was also Calvin Coolidge’s boyhood home.  See Coolidge’s old homestead where he continued to visit his family.  He never lost his fondness for Vermont and its people.

Located at 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth Notch, VT

Lake St. Catherine

Lake St. Catherine

Lake St. Catherine State Park consists of 117 acres. The park has well-developed picnic and swimming areas. There is a snack bar concession with canoes, kayaks, rowboats and pedal boat rentals. Boating and fishing are popular on the lake.

Located at 3034 VT Route 30, Poultney, VT

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

Robert Frost Stone House Museum at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Not far from Robert Frost’s gravesite, Stone House served as this famous poet’s home from 1920 to 1929. Tour the museum where Frost composed much of New Hampshire, his Pulitzer Prize-winning volume that includes "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Located at 121 Rte. 7A, Shaftsbury, VT.

Lake Bomoseen

Lake Bomoseen

The 3,576-acre park is located in the Taconic Mountains on the shores of Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely within Vermont’s borders.  Several hiking trails provide great hiking and wildlife-viewing opportunities. Boating, fishing and swimming are popular in Lake Bomoseen.

Located at 22 Cedar Mountain Rd., Castleton, VT

Lyebrook Falls

Lyebrook Falls

This is a great waterfall, easily one of Vermont's finest! The Lyebrook Trail is completely straightforward with 2.3 miles to the falls, gaining about 800-900 feet in elevation, then losing about 200' to the falls. The climb is very steady and only mildly steep in a couple of places. At the falls there is little to do other than look at the falls. There is an unprotected overlook near the base of the falls, and a short rough path leading to the rocky streambed. The view alone is worth the effort.

Located off Glen Rd. in Manchester Center, VT

Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum engages and transforms our visitors and our community by connecting them to our region’s diverse arts, rich history, and culture of innovation.

Located at 75 Main St., Bennington, VT.

Billings Farm

Billings Farm

Billings Farm, one of the finest operating dairy farms in America, is a museum of Vermont's rural past.  Come explore!

Located at 69 Old River Rd., Woodstock, VT



The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee State Park, features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, 4 exhibit spaces, 2 classrooms, and ¾ miles of interpretive nature trails.

Located at 6565 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, VT

Shelburne Museum


Located at 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT.

Located in Vermont's scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is chockfull of art, design and Americana.  Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated onto the Museum grounds.

Manchester Country Club Golf and Tennis

Manchester Country Club

Located at 229 Beech St., Manchester Center, VT.

The Manchester Country Club is located on some of the most beautiful countryside in Southern Vermont.  Founded in 1967, the course was originally designed by Geoffrey Cornish of Amherst, Massachusetts.  Mr. Cornish is a golf course architect of excellent reputation.  A total back nine renovation was completed in 2003 by Geoffrey Cornish and Steve Durkee, and resulted in a course that has quickly been recognized as one of the finest in New England.

Mass Moca

MassMoca at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA) showcases works by many of today’s most important modern artists. Live performances are also staged in genres, including popular music, contemporary dance, alternative cabaret, outdoor silent films with live music, documentaries and avant-garde theater.

Mass Moca is located at 87 Marshall St., North Adams, MA

Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

The highest peak in Vermont, Stratton Mountain offers 97 trails over 600 acres of terrain. Eleven lifts include a summit gondola and four high-speed, six-passenger chairs. The Mountain offers summer and Fall activities including special events, concerts, gondola rides and an 18-hole golf course.

Located at 43 VT Route 30, Bondville, VT

Appalachian Long Trail

App Trail

The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont running the length of the state.  It is the oldest long-distance trail in the U.S.

Village Picture Shows Cinema

Village Picture Shows Cinema at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Known as a staple in southern Vermont, Village Picture Shows Cinema is a restored, historic movie theater showing first run Hollywood pictures and independent films.

Located at 263 Depot St., Manchester Center, VT.

Queechee Gorge and Village

Queechee Gorge

Located at Rte. 4, Queechee, VT.  

Queechee Gorge, known as "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon," is one of New England's most popular natural wonders.  Visit the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, and enjoy fishing and canoeing the river, hiking trails, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Shop and eat at Queechee Village!

Killington Ski and Summer Adventure Center

Killington Ski

Ski and play Killington!

Located at 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT.  

Consider Bardwell Farm


Located at 1333 Rte. 153, West Pawlet, VT.  

Spanning the rolling hills of Vermont's Champlain Valley and easternmost Washington County, New York, 300-acre Consider Bardwell Farm was the first cheese-making co-op in Vermont, founded in 1864 by Consider Stebbins Bardwell himself.  A century later, they're  revitalizing the tradition with goat milk from their herd of Oberhaslis and cow milk from their two neighbor farms.  CBF's  cheeses are made by hand in small batches from whole, fresh milk.

Magic Ski Mountain and Tube Park

Magic Mountain at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Located in southern Vermont, Magic Mountain offers some of New England’s finest downhill skiing, riding and tubing terrain in a charming, New England-style atmosphere.

Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Merck Forest and Farmland Center at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Encompassing a 62-acre farm and a 3,100-acre forest, the Merck Forest and Farmland Center is an agricultural education facility offering seasonal workshops, apprenticeships, programs and recreational opportunities. Plus, there are 30 miles of trails.

Located at 3270 Rte. 315, Rupert, VT.

Stratton Golf Course

Stratton Golf

Located at 5 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain, VT.  

Stratton's Golfcourse, a 27-hole layout, creates a challenging and scenic experience. Host to six LPGA tour events, this Geoffrey Cornish designed course is one to take on and enjoy. 

Equinox Skyline Drive

Equinox Skyline Drive

Located at 6369 Skyline Dr., Sunderland, VT.  

There's no better way to enjoy the splendor of the Green Mountain State and the surrounding areas of New England than from the summit of Mount Equinox and the Skyline Drive!  At 3,848 feet above sea level, the summit offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and Taconic mountain ranges. Several paved parking areas provide spectacular views, but most outstanding is the Skyline Drive itself as you drive along the crest of the mountain on your way to the summit.   Pack a picnic and head on up!

Tater Hill Golf Course


Located at 6802 Popple Dungeon Rd., Windham, VT.  

Tater Hill Golf Club is a historic, engaging championship course in the heart of southern Vermont.   Birch-lined fairways, stone walls, scenic mountain vistas and breathtaking flower gardens serve as the dramatic backdrop for the par 71, 18-hole, 6,380 yard course layout. 

Dorset Theater

Dorset Theater at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Located in a beautifully restored barn-like playhouse built in 1929, the Dorset Theater stages a diverse range of musicals and dramatic productions throughout the year. Enjoy world-class performances and award winning dramas during the summer. Relax before the performance with a plate of tapas and a glass of wine or beer in the gallery café.

Weston Playhouse

Weston Playhouse at The Manchester View Hotel, Manchster, USA

Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company, Weston Playhouse showcases Broadway plays and musicals. Enjoy dinner and the after-theatre cabaret!

Williamstown Theatre

Williamstown Theater

Visit Williamstown Theater for world-class productions.

Location is 1000 Main St., Williamstown, MA.  

Marble House Project

Marble House

Located at 1161 Dorset West Rd., VT.

The Marble House Project hosts over 55 artists in a season.  Resident artists present their work to the public every Tuesday night from May through October.  In addition, MHP also hosts workshops, lectures and special events. 

Wild Wings Cross Country Ski and Yoga

Wild Wings

Wild Wings Ski and Yoga is the perfect place to stretch your wings! 

Location is 246 Styles Ln., Peru, VT.

Okemo Ski Mountain and Summer Adventure Zone


Okemo Ski and Summer Adventure for lots of fun!

Location is 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT.  

Saratoga Racetrack

Saratoga Racetrack

Experience the excitement of horse racing at Saratoga Racetrack,  America's oldest continuous racing tradition.

Located in Saratoga Springs, NY

Rockingham Vermont Country Store

vermont country store

For more than 60 years, the VT Country Store, a family-owned general store, has been stocked with high-quality goods, clothing, housewares and health and beauty products from around Vermont and around the world.

Located at 1292 Rockingham Rd., Rockingham, VT

West River Farmers' Market

West River Farmers' Market Londonerry VT

Visit the West River Farmers' Market for fresh produce, creative crafts and to soak up some local flavor.

Every Saturday from 9am-1pm (May 23 through October 10)

Located at Routes 11 & 100, Londonderry, VT

Manchester Farmers' Market

Farmers Markets

Visit the Manchester Farmers' Market for fresh produce, creative crafts and to soak up some local flavor.

Every Thursday from 3-6pm (May 26 through October 6)

Located at Adams Park on Route 7A in Manchester Center, VT

Dorset Quarry

Dorset Quarry

The Dorset Quarry is a beautiful old marble quarry filled with fresh, clean water.   There are many cliffs to jump from.  It's been a very popular and well-known local swimming place.  There are a few, very interesting sculptures carved into the marble.

Located on Rte. 30., Dorset, VT. 

The Manchester View

The Manchester View Hotel