August 10, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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
Nearest Airport: RUT
Amenities for The Inns at Equinox
- General Information
- 183 Guest Rooms
- 3 Restaurants
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Active & Adventure
- Spa & Wellness
- Spring Getaways
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- Winter Getaways
Reviews for The Inns at Equinox
First and foremost, I want to say that the staff at the Equinox are very nice, kind and courteous, we really appreciated their professionalism and their help. This review should in no way reflect poorly on the staff, who were all top notch. We were not able to book a room at the main hotel for the weekend, so we decided to give the townhouses a try. While understanding fully that the townhouses were separate from the main hotel, not considered part of the "luxury brand", and more moderately (but not low) priced, we expected a simple clean modern room with relatively new furnishings based on the description and photos on the website. While not going into every single detail, based on our experience and the experience of another couple, the rooms had chipping paint, chipped and broken counters in the bathroom, mold on the ceilings of the bathroom, broken tiles, stains on the lampshades and more. These rooms would not meet the most modest of standards for a moderately priced hotel. The queen rooms in particular are tiny, on the ground floor parking lot, do not fit the sink in the bathroom -it's in the room, and are in a state of disrepair. The king rooms offer much more space and a MUCH better view, but are of a similar condition. The bottom line is that these town houses have not been properly maintained and are in need of renovation (particularly the bathrooms). The staff acknowledged the rooms needed to be refurbished and said a renovation was scheduled for next year. It seems misleading to continue to rent out these rooms as "South Beach meets Vermont Country Chic" -- knowing that they do not currently match up with the description provided. I really do not like writing a poor review, and rarely ever do, but I felt this was pretty egregious for the prices they are charging (the going rate on weekends now appears to be about $360/night per the website) and I so wish I had read the reviews beforehand and had made a better choice for our rare weekend away. I do not want others to make the same mistake. Stay in the main hotel if you can, otherwise, until the townhouses are updated, my advice would be to book a room at any of the beautiful inns in the area, most of which are similarly priced to the townhouses. In particular, we visited the Hill Farm Inn, which offered gorgeous views and beautiful rooms (less $$ than the townhouses). We also stopped in to the new Kimpton hotel -- the Taconic -- and it was beautiful with a delicious restaurant and bar (when we asked we found it was only a little more $$ than the townhouses). You give up some of the amenities and offerings by not staying on the Equinox property, but you can always visit the Equinox for a spa treatment, meal or a drink without paying $300+/night to stay in rooms that are currently in such poor condition. I hope the planned renovation addresses the current issues in the townhouses and that the Equinox can offer a solid moderately priced option in the future.
NY23 - New York
My husband and I spent three nights at this beautiful, historic hotel in Manchester, VT. We have been to this area many times, but this was our first stay at the Equinox. We recommend it highly: our room, number 326, was quiet, spacious, with all the amenities you would expect from an upscale hotel. The staff was always professional, cheerful, and extremely helpful; they responded to our requests immediately, and always provided excellent service. The setting is lovely; it is located in the pretty, historic village, and is close to all that is offered in Manchester and Dorset (and there is so much to do!).. The hotel grounds are well-maintained and lovely; there is an attractive outdoor fire-pit area, several casual seating areas inside, and a nice pool/exercise/spa building. The only criticism I had was that the heating/cooling in the room could be quieter.
Sharron K - Boston, Massachusetts
I have traveled to this Inn for business conferences for each of the past four years. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is well kept up. The rooms are unique and it is an interesting and warm place to stay.
Craig G - Montpelier, Vermont
Nice room, very large room fire place ( gas) Kitchen dinner table The Equinox is a great spot fire pit great bar Marsh tavern is a must and the Chop House is the best steak house Also the spa top shelf with great Gym
BPS411 - New York City, New York
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