Welcome Back Vermont Summer Horse Festival

February 24, 2017


It’s summertime in the SHIRES OF VERMONT ( Manchester to Bennington)  and that means the Vermont Summer Festival is back in full swing!  Six weeks of the finest equestrian riders and horses in the US converge on the Frost Farm in East Dorset to compete for weekly prizes and the Grand Champion is crowned on the final weekend.  This year’s show runs from July 3rd through August 13th.  We are located 5 miles from the show so be sure to book soon  .

Our friendly staff is ready to assist you with planning your summer/fall vacation . Our innkeeper program at Manchester Country Club allows our guests to enjoy full golf & tennis privileges at this lovely private course.  We’d be happy to reserve a horseback ride at Mountain View Ranch, or schedule a Falcon fly or even a driving experience with Land Rover Driving School. Want to take an Art class at SVAC or perhaps create a one of a kind glass piece at Manchester Hot Glass we can help you arrange that.

Hildene-the Lincoln Family Home is a lovely place to explore-from the mansion itself , the goat barn, and the beautifully restored Pullman car. As guests of the Casablanca Motel, we offer a discount admission so be sure to stop by the office before you go.

Traveling with you four legged friend?  No worries- just let us know when you call to book…we have select cabins that accommodate our traveling pets.  Please note: BOOKING.COM rooms DO NOT offer pet friendly accommodations. You just have to call us to check availability of a pet friendly cabin.  Be sure to visit the MANCHESTER DOG PARK located on Route 30 N at the Dana Thompson Rec Park.  This park is an off leash, fenced in park with water, seating and a three sections for romp and play.

So much is happening in and around Manchester this year…the ITV Film Festival, the Wine & Food Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Dorset Theater and Weston Playhouse and of course the famous Designer Outlet Store.  Be sure to pick up your “Shires Guide” in the office to see what’s happening.

We are proud to be lodging partners !

Manchester Dog Park


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