Manchester, Vermont

A New England Fall Destination

I just got back from another trip to the Equinox in Manchester, Vermont and loved it just as much the second time as I did the first! (see my travel recap from last time here) This time Christina and I decided pretty last minute we wanted to escape CT for a few days + check out the fall foliage a little further north. Since I had been to the Equinox before, it was an easy decision to head there – a quick 2.5 hour drive from us in Connecticut and we were transported to a bustling little Vermont town that’s perfect for a few days away!

To be honest, we spent most of our time on the actual property this go around. We took tons of pretty fall photos on property, explored their historic Equinox Pond, ate at a few of the restaurants, and enjoyed the spa. We ventured into town one afternoon to check out the Orvis store (um hello, beautiful!), grab a quick lunch, and just take a drive.. but found ourselves wanting to stay close to the resort.

Manchester, Vermont has tons to do – from great food to the outlet shopping to the outdoor activities and more in between. But the Equinox is also the perfect spot to cozy up + check out for a few days. One of my favorite parts about the Equinox is that it’s spacious with tons of little nooks or areas you can sit in. The property has several fireplaces on location, with seating areas you can cozy up next to. They also have a coffee/tea bar out every morning until about noon/1 – so necessary when you’re far north with cooler mornings.

And can we talk about the views? You get a stunning view of the Equinox Mountain in the background – which is so peaceful and beautiful this time of year with the foliage rolling right up to the top.

The history of this hotel dates back to the 1700’s – countless generations have come through the halls of this inn turned resort. Many of the people that stay at the Equinox are people that return year after year, or have family traditions/memories at the resort. My second trip to the Equinox for sure did not disappoint – and I know it won’t be my last.. I would love to bring my family here someday!


  1. Darianne said:

    I have been looking up places to go on a weekend trip to Vermont. It’s so beautiful. I am in love with all the photos I’ve seen of people’s trips to the state. The foliage is so dreamy. The hotel you stayed at is beautiful. A hotel that is both historical and beautiful is a plus. I loved this post! x

    Darianne |

  2. Merritt Beck said:

    So pretty! I need to visit Vermont next fall!

    xx, Merritt



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