Welcome to The Manchester View
Offering the best mountain views in southern Vermont, the Manchester View is a 36-room fine lodging property combining the warmth of New England with friendly service and delightful amenities. Nestled in a tranquil valley between the Green and Taconic Mountains, 'The View,' as we're affectionately known, is a beautifully-colorful landscape of flora in spring and summer, an autumn delight for leaf-peeping in the fall, and a snowy wonderland in winter. Our award-winning hotel features guest rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites appointed with cozy features like working gas and wood-burning fireplaces and deep-soaking spa tubs. The layout of the property allows for "social distancing" with buildings spaced a comfortable distance apart and with most room entrances opening directly to the outside.
Tour beautiful historic Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s Manchester home. Robert, the only child of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to maturity, first visited Manchester as a young man in the summer of 1864 when he came to meet up with his mother and younger brother Tad. Decades later Robert returned to purchase the land where he built his ancestral home in 1905; he and wife Mary called it Hildene...
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Outstanding Getaway Spot!
We love this place!!! Beautiful, spacious, immaculate room with fireplace and fabulous view. Wonderful staff...very friendly and accommodating. Our top of the list "go-to" relaxing and safe place. Great take-out breakfasts as well!
The place is very clean and comfortable, five minutes to shopping outlets, restaurants. Their breakfast is super nice, cause they have freshly made muffin that are warm and soft every morning. Their staffs are very caring, kind, and helpful. Thumbs up !!!
First Timers at Manchester View
Enjoyed a 3-day weekend in the Pearl Buck suite. The suite was spacious, clean, quiet, and in good condition overall, except for one of the window locks. The king bed was comfortable. No safety concerns re Covid. Enjoyed the gas fireplace. The breakfast was basic yet appreciated. Nice & helpful staff.
The Glorious (and COVID-Careful) Manchester View
I've been coming up from NYC to visit Manchester since I was two. Given the restrictions of our current times, we were looking for a place to make a 70th birthday extra special. And the Manchester View was an excellent choice. The staff was "Covid Careful" as it appeared that they were adhering to the cleaning protocols. (masks, sanitizers, distancing) Even beyond that, they kept our room spotless. I don't look for things that are wrong, but I certainly notice when they are right! We could relax.
The view is clearly the best in southern Vermont. I couldn't stop looking out the window and taking pictures as sun's angle and the cloud cover changed. We had a large deck and fireplace which made the room special as well as a Jacuzzi tub. The grounds are landscaped beautifully making for a nice autumnal stroll around the property. The takeout breakfast was carefully done and was an added treat! The front desk staff is available to answer any questions about the area as there is much to see and do!
This is not the first time we've stayed here and won't be the last. it was a week to remember!
The room was immaculate and spacious, the staff was super friendly, the cleaning crew diligent, HUGE bathroom and shower, Jacuzzi tub (nice bonus) very comfy bed, gas fireplace and private deck - all were much better in person than the photos online. We found a "Happy Anniversary" note and box of chocolates left in the room for us - which was a very thoughtful touch. The views of the fall foliage from our deck and windows were gorgeous and the town and area offer a lot to do even during a pandemic. My husband and I were only in town for 2 days to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary - but will certainly return to the Manchester View the next time we visit Vermont.
The Manchester View sits high up on a hill with magnificent sweeping views of the historic Route 7A valley and the Green and Taconic mountain ranges, just a mile and half north of the center of town and two miles south of Dorset Village in southwestern Vermont. 'The View' is close to so many local attractions, dining options, galleries and museums, sports venues, and natural sights that you'll be busy non-stop, or choose to relax in the comfort of your room or suite. Some of Vermont's best ski resorts (and warmer weather adventure parks) — including Bromley, Stratton and Magic Mountains — are just a short drive from the hotel. A visit during any season will be memorable!
Check out our amazing aerial video of the Manchester View.
Travel to the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont where Mother Nature will bring early buds to the trees, crocuses and daffodils peeking out of the earth, and a restoring light out of winter's tunnel. Conditions are great for shopping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, gallery and museum wandering, and antiquing. Now that we've shed our heavier clothing for lighter apparel, visit Manchester to find artisan-made clothing, jewelry, sports and footwear, and so much more! Enjoy Vermont's open spaces and fresh air; soon you can peruse local outdoor farmers' markets. Visit the Manchester and the Mountains region to bid farewell to winter and reawaken your senses in this beautiful area.
No matter what the weather, the Manchester View is ready to welcome you when you arrive for your stay. During the day, take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the mountains. By night, our charming property is illuminated by white post and fairy lights. Check back for our favorite area events as time goes by!
And come to the Green Mountains in southern Vermont anytime for all-year-long attractions and seasonal events in the area, for dining and shopping, and for the majestic scenery. The best place to stay to enjoy the view is the Manchester View, where the name says it all. One of the most awarded hotels in Manchester, the lodge has held the prestigious Three Diamond Award from AAA for many years. It has been lauded in “The Discerning Traveler” newsletter and featured in "Weekending in New England" and "The Yankee Traveler."
To see the beauty of the area in the fall season, view photographer Kevin Armstrong's beautiful video "Autumn in Vermont."