Welcome to the Shires of Vermont! From Manchester to Bennington, with several towns included; the ‘Shires of Vermont’ offers everything you could ever want in Vermont. Beautiful lakes and streams, mountain top vistas, the arts and theater, farm to table-chef owned restaurants, unique Vermont boutique stores and Designer Outlets, along with fishing, hunting, hiking, biking and every conceivable outdoor sport you can imagine. Did you know you can golf on a Robert Trent Jones course , fly a falcon, test your driving skills with a Land Rover, tie a fly and fly fish with the folks at the Orvis headquarters, and even take a ‘shot’ at wingshooting! And that’s just during the spring, summer and fall! Manchester sits in the heart of the Southern Green Mountains where the famed “Golden Triangle” of mountains-Stratton, Magic and Bromley offer opportunities of every conceivable winter sport (except curling which is offered close by!)
This fall has some wonderful new events to plan- Inaugural Wine & Food Festival, Garlic Fest, Southern Vermont Arts & Craft Festival, the ITV Film Festival and so much more happening here in the Shires. We even have several brewery’s and award winning cheeses here to sample and take back home with you.
Linda and Diane are ready to assist you with planning your fall vacation . The leaves will begin their changing and that means tourist from all over the world will be descending on our beautiful state. For the past two years, Manchester has ranked #2 for Foliage !
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..So be sure to pick up a Shires of Vermont Guide to stay in the ‘know’