The Inns at Equinox in Manchester Village, Vermont
Situated on 1,300 acres, between the Green and Taconic Mountains in Vermont, find the world class and historic Inns at Equinox in Manchester Village. At home in the peaceful fresh mountain air, towering trees, and crystal-clear water of the nearby Equinox springs, this pristine property brings together an appreciation for the beauty of mother nature with an expertise in modern luxury and accommodations. Whether you choose to experience some of the best luxury outlet shopping in the country, luxuriate in a massage, facial or body treatment, or take advantage of the 75 foot heated swimming pool, fitness center and relaxation rooms, or head to the surrounding wilderness full of outdoor activities, your time in this picturesque place will leave you relaxed, energized and well looked after.
The Charles Orvis Inn at The Equinox offers business and leisure travelers an upscale country retreat with private, personalized service. The elegantly restored, 19th-century residence of Orvis Company Founder, Charles Orvis, has nine luxurious one-and two-bedroom suites with marble baths, full cherry-paneled kitchens, and gracious living and dining areas.
Enjoy dinner at the historic Marsh Tavern which has been a favorite meeting place for visitors since 1769. It is renowned for its hearty New England breakfast, delicious lunch, and the finest regional cuisine for dinner. The spa at the Equinox, places an emphasis on the restorative and life giving powers of water and nature in its selection of massages and body treatments. Release the tension and stress that modern life causes with a deep tissue massage, or add hot basalt river rocks to align into your inner balance. While many of the activities at The Equinox change with the seasons, the chance to enjoy the great outdoors in a traditional, elegant setting is a constant pleasure. Outdoor activities offered include cross-country skiing, championship golf at Gleneagles Golf Course, falconry, and fly fishing with instruction from the renowned Orvis Shooting and Fly Fishing school.
Location of The Inns at Equinox
3567 Main Street, Route 7A, 05254, Manchester Village, Vermont
Nearest Airport: RUT
Amenities for The Inns at Equinox
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- 183 Guest Rooms
- 3 Restaurants
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
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- Air Conditioning
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- Spa & Wellness
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Reviews for The Inns at Equinox
We stayed a weekend at The Inns at Equinox with my husband couple of weeks ago. Overall we were quite disappointed with the whole experience and it started from check in. I should have read( which I normally do, but didn't this time) before staying here. We came on Friday night and the check in was at the main Equinox building which is gorgeous. The concierge was very nice. We checked in and he handed us a key. No, not one of those plastic cards, a real metal key and directed us to 1811 building accross the street. "Ok" I though to myself, "Let's give this a try". So we drive up to the building and I guess it's name came from the year it was built in because 1811 it looked. So I though we had to be at the wrong place, this does not look like the modern pictures of the room we had booked. But we proceeded inside. It was somewhat dark and very quiet and 19th century decor made it it look like one of the haunted museums, not a luxury hotel. There's no staff there at all. So finally up the sqeeky stairs we found our room. And the whole time I kept thinking we're in the wrong place. While the room was clean it looked like Paul Reviere would want to pend a night there not a modern couple. While some people may be into this kind of stuff not us. We need modern amenities (especially since that's what we paid for). So we went back to the front desk and politely requested another room. Again the concierge was very nice and understanding and this time handed us another key, plastic one this time. So we ended up staying in the building to the left and behind the main Equinox building. While it was modern, it was certainly not a luxurious room by any means. Each townhome has 3 units (rooms) there. The soundproofing is awful. We could hear our neighbors all the time. And if they had few people talking then you can hear conversations clearly. So not my privacy, and not my quiet time if you are trying to get some. The room itself was very small. Just enough space to walk around the queen size bed. Decent size closet though, so all our winter coats and other things fit great. And at last it was modern. The bed however was very uncomfortable, I woke up with back pain every morning. The bathroom was small, and even worse the quality of something I'd expect from Econo lodge (although even they have better bathrooms than that by now) not the Inn that is luxury. The only positive thing about this all was great service and ability to use main building amenities. With that said we woul not stay here again. Definitely not worth the money. Unless they deside to update their bathrooms and soundproof their walls better.
KrisKa1306 - Southport, Connecticut
Since the Equinox claims to be a "luxury" hotel, I expected the same out of our Townhouse King Suite located just behind the main house of the hotel. It was disappointing, at best. Although the room was large, the finishings in the kitchen and bathroom were dated and dirty. (See attached photos of bathroom) The shower was impossibly small and extremely difficult to maneuver within. My only viable solution was to literally step outside of the shower to shave my legs, not a welcome prospect on a chilly Fall morning. In addition, the floor tiles were cracked and disturbingly dirty. There was a tiny sink space which left little room for toiletries. I was able to find additional towels within the vanity that were strewn about within the space. It truly gave me the "heebie jeebies" to shower and use this space. I can not imagine that any management staff would be accepting of this poor level of cleanliness and convenience in this hotel. There was a large cobweb hanging over our queen sized bed, not king sized as the room description leads you to believe. The kitchen sink was dirty and the cabinets can best be described as depressed and outdated. But, my husband and young son and I decided to stay since we had traveled four hours from NY and had no other reservations. Unfortunately, upon arriving home after our stay, we realized that we had left two bags of new clothing that we had purchased at the outlets in our locked hotel room when we checked out. The key cards to our room were left inside on the counter making the room inaccessible to anyone except hotel staff. I immediately called the hotel to inquire about the location of our bags and was given a series of voicemails on which I left several messages. After two days and five (yes, five) phone calls, we were told that our items were not found in the room. I know exactly where they were in the room, and when I told this to the staff member on the phone and insisted that the housekeeper must have seen them, I was told that the housekeeper that cleaned our room after we left had left early that day and was presently unreachable by phone. We checked out on a Monday and the hotel was very sparsely occupied and our room had not been rented out to other guests. It was only hotel staff who had entered our room after our departure. I was appalled by the lack of concern as well as the cavalier attitude which I encountered by the staff when telling them of our situation. There was no attempt by management staff to attempt to rectify this situation in any way, nor was there any show of concern for our missing items. I am beyond disappointed in this hotel. I could not ever recommend it.
mike-and-dawn-2008 - long island, ny
We stayed in a Townhouse suite room for a Girls' Weekend. (3 people in this room.) The suite room is on the second floor - note there is no elevator so you will need to climb a good flight of stairs to access the room. (We were with others and they were unable to do the flight of stairs and had to change from a suite room to a standard king room - king size rooms are on the first floor.) We were very happy with the space of the suite. After a flight of stairs, the suite opens up to a good size sitting room with a 3 person sofa, club chair, gas fireplace, tv and dining room table with 4 chairs, kitchen with breakfast bar & 3 bar stools. There is also a small bedroom which features a "king size bed" the bed didn't seem like a king size - maybe a queen and 1/4 size bed, built in dresser, one nite table, closet & tv - the lamp looked like it was an 80s throwback & the other bedside lamp was from Ikea. The bedroom was on the small size but was fine and the other living space more than made up for it. The bathroom included a shower stall - no tub, single sink & toilet. There were only 2 sets of towels, no extra toilet paper, one small bottle of shampoo, conditioner & lotion, no shower caps. However, staff accommodated the request for extra towels and other items needed for the room. The kitchen is ill equipped. There wasn't even a wine opener! The frying pans were all scratched up and looked like they were from the 80s - well the entire room looked like it was early 80s! Townhouses are located behind the main hotel & are not connected to the main hotel - but a quick less than 5 minute walk to the main hotel - but you will need to brave the elements. This is also the same for the spa - it is not connected to the main hotel. The main problem with the room is that it SERIOUSLY needs a major overhaul AND updating! Which we found out will occur in 2017 which will probably make this reasonably priced option of staying here less reasonably priced in the future! We spent a few hours at the spa - we took the pool aerobics class - free of charge and a Pilate's class - $15 charge. Both were good. The pool area is a good size - I think there are 5 lanes. The hot tub was enjoyed - note it is located outside - so you get a good chill walking from the pool door to the hot tub & after exiting the hot tub. Classic VT to have outdoor hot tub so I wasn't personally bothered by it. I was disappointed by the size of the ladies locker room, the steam, sauna, shower/toilet area & relaxation room. It was a Saturday afternoon so it was quite busy with hotel guests and also locals can join the spa as members as well. The locker area was small and most of the guests were right next to or on top of each other. The steam room and sauna fit 6 people at best & that is with 3 people sitting on each row of seats with 2 rows in each room. The relaxation room was again small with 4 club chairs near a gas fireplace, a row of bench/window seating and 2 club chairs on the far wall. The relaxation room offered water, tea & apples. Other spas I have been to offer some other food options like the Bliss Spa offers cheese & crackers & cookies. The spa was fine but not overly luxurious - remember the spa is part of a 4 diamond (I believe) hotel. The spa offers an in dining option. So we took advantage of this option - very expensive & the food was on the chintzy side. i.e. for $22 for the lobster roll - the lobster salad barely filled the roll - more roll than lobster meat. The prime rib sandwich - same thing more roll than meat - $18 for a small slice of prime rib!! Really!!! We ordered 2 chicken pot pies, lobster roll, prime rib sandwich and a salad with service charges etc it was $122. And on top of that the only place to eat your food is at the pool on a lounge chair (there is one small round table that accommodates 2 persons). Really??? Eating a $120 lunch on lounge chairs by the chlorinated pool! I feel for the size of the hotel - the hotel is made up of the Orvis Inn, the main hotel & the Townhouses - and hotel guests are sharing the spa space with local members, that the spa area needs to be expanded. No one wants to spend $400-$600 a nite, go to the spa to relax and feel like you are in a sardine can. The Equinox could easily expand the locker room, steam, sauna, shower area, relaxation room and provide for a dining space, etc) There is plenty of acreage behind the hotel! We also had Sunday brunch at the Colonade. Although the buffet was very expensive it was $23 per person!!! plus plus & did not include any alcohol, the buffet food was overall good. Finally the hotel offers shuttle service - this is a great option as the shuttle will bring you to town & to local restaurants. No designated drivers needed or getting your car out of valet!
Kristine P - New York City, New York
We stayed at The Inns at Equinox (NOT the Orvis House) over Columbus Day weekend and the following week. During the holiday weekend our son visited from college in New Hampshire and the pull-out sleep sofa was very comfortable for him (and he is TALL). The rooms are spacious on the upper floor (e.g. a "townhouse suite") and met all our basic needs...including 2 large screen television sets, small kitchen and comfortable working table for my son to do some homework. Most important, the staff is MOST accommodating - from making the sleep sofa while we were having dinner to providing almost anything we needed. My only strong recommendation is that the galley kitchen and single small bathroom be renovated - and soon. The cabinets, porcelain and other fixtures must be at least 30 years old. And while they are well maintained and quite clean, they are very dated compared to the rest of the room and The Equinox main facility. All that being said, if you have a small family, this easily and comfortably will meet your needs.
Lisa S - Princeton, New Jersey
We booked a queen bed townhouse through Expedia and just checked into the room. The photos on the website are misleading and the room is basically the size of a box. The king sized rooms are better in that they are at least the size of an actual room but in general the townhouses are not great and much less so given that they cost 350 dollars a night for the queen sized room! Definitely not worth anything close to that.
purviharlalka - London, United Kingdom