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 and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens in spring and summer, autumn colors 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.
Tour beautiful historic Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s Manchester home. Robert was the only child of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to maturity. He first visited Manchester as a young man in the summer of 1864 when he came to the Equinox Hotel to meet his mother and his brother Tad. Abraham Lincoln had not visited with his wife and children, and didn't live to see Hildene, nor did his wife. Decades later Robert returned to purchase hundreds of acres of land upon which to build what he would call his ancestral home. Built in 1905, Robert and his wife Mary, called their stately new home Hildene.
Start your day or end it after a strenuous day of shopping or seasonal outdoor activities with a one-hour massage, in the privacy of your room, by one of our local therapists. With ample advanced notice, we will arrange a massage for one, a couples massage, or massages for a Girlfriends Retreat.
Our Stay was Magnificent
The room was spectacular! Clean with a wonderful fire! And Lori was so accommodating with great insight of the area! We cannot wait to come back and bring friends to stay as well! Such an awesome town
"We stayed for a night - 2 adults, 2 kids - room was large, super clean, very comfortable - the wood burning fireplace was a big hit! Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Staff was friendly and the grounds were well kept (even with all the ice they got while we were there!). Just outside of town, quiet and relaxing - we would definitely return!"
"Very nice hotel. With a beautiful setting and view. First choice in Manchester, been staying for 20 years. Rooms are clean and feel more like home than hotel. Located in edge of town so very quiet. Give it a try."
A Nice Place
"Lovely rooms. Had some small issues, but they were addressed immediately and to my satisfaction! Wood burning fireplace all set up and ready to go each day was nice! Breakfast was good. Surrounded by mountains made for a definite feeling of being in Vermont. Staff was very pleasant. I will definitely be going back!"
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 summer 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.
There are plenty of great things to do in the Manchester and the Mountains region this winter. Take a sleigh ride or snow-shoe through the snow, go downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and ice skating at the rink. Check back often for our favorite area events! Included will be winter sports and activities for everyone, plus Snowcross, Vertical Challenge and Komen Snowshoe, as well as Valentine's and St. Patrick's events. Then, before spring arrives, you'll definitely want to come for Maple Open House Weekend!
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 view. 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 over 35 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."