The Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont, is a luxury getaway offering a wide range of vacation activities. You can take a falconry lesson, learn off-road driving techniques, relax at the spa, and go fishing for trout at the Orvis Fly Fishing School. The resort is one of our top picks for best weekend getaways on the East Coast.
The Equinox has a spa and fitness center which offers water aerobics, Pilates, and yoga classes as well as personal trainers.
The 80-acre Off-Road Driving School at the Equinox offers courses for all skill levels. Junior Off Road driving lessons are available from May through October, on weekends and during holidays.
The historic Manchester Village is home to numerous shops and outlet stores where you can shop and save on your favorite brands during the weekend.
Golf at the Equinox
Gleneagles Golf Course is located just across the street from the main resort building. The course, which dates back to 1927 was restored by Rees Jones in the 90s. The Equinox golf course is named after its famous sister resort in Scotland, the Gleneagles.
Rooms & Suites
The Equinox Resort has 183 guest rooms, suites and townhouse accommodations. The townhouses have fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens, great for family vacations. If you are planning a romantic weekend getaway, ask for one of the historic suites in the main building, furnished in classical style. The historic rooms and suites sell out during fall foliage weekends in October, Memorial Day, Easter and other holidays, so it's a good idea to book early.
Where to Eat
Enjoy a formal meal at the Colonnade, or visit Marsh Tavern for a more casual setting. For best views, dine outside at the Dormy Grill on the deck of the Gleneagles Golf Course clubhouse which is open during the warmer season.
VacationIdea.com Vacation Tip
Remember to book your tee times and spa treatments when making your room reservation to make sure that you get what you want, especially during the busy summer weekends and fall foliage weeks.
The Equinox is located about four hours by car from New York City and Boston, making it an ideal weekend getaway. You can also fly to Albany Airport, 1.5 hours from the hotel.
Doubles start from $279.50, depending on when you go.