The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont

3567 Main Street | Manchester, VT 05254  [SEE MAP]Manchester, VT  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

British history buffs will appreciate resort's Old World charm and activities like falconry and shooting
Staff received mixed reviews from former visitors

Built in 1769, this property was a popular hunting hub for British loyalists. Now, the Marriott-owned Equinox resort pampers guests with modern comforts while still preserving some of its Old World charm. You can still take lessons in shooting and falconry, plus enjoy such activities as mountain biking, tennis and golf. Most travelers compliment the small but plush rooms and suites (there are 195 total between the property's two main buildings). Many cite peace and quiet as a reason for a return visit, but some note that with the older building comes thin walls. Upscale amenities, such as 400-thread-count linens, flat-screen TVs and down pillows, made up for any extra noise, though. And if you're a Marriott Bonvoy program member, you can receive extra perks like complimentary stays by choosing to stay here. Recent visitors praised the fine dining at the resort's four restaurants, but several were less than impressed with the service staff.

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Location
Manchester, VT
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort, 195 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Modern, Historic
Best For
Couples, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

Rankings

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Travel + Leisure

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The resort's main draw is the extracurricular activities like falconry, fly fishing, off-road Land Rover driving, ... and one of the top 75 golf courses in the country according to Golf Digest.

Fodor's

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As you arrive between two-story-tall Doric columns, bellhops uniformed in jodhpurs and argyle knee socks take your luggage.

Oyster.com

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Dating back to 1769 when it first opened as a lodging house, the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa is a historic property set on 1,300 acres of spectacular grounds with the Green Mountains as a backdrop.

AAA

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Anchored in the village center is this stately 1790 resort featuring luxury appointments in a blend of modern and classic style. The Spa at Equinox is a perfect spot to unwind and decompress.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 118 have reviewed the The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 118 reviews 3.5 (based on 118 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites are divided between two of the resort's 17 buildings, each with its own style. All guest rooms feature neutral hues, dark wood furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the surrounding area. Amenities include large wall mirrors, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, plush bedding and marble bathrooms. Suites come with separate living rooms with sofa beds. Most suites also have kitchens, fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs.
  • Daily $35 resort fee includes internet access, in-room bottled water and local phone calls
  • Charles Orvis Inn's Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite has vaulted ceilings with skylights

Standard room size220-300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The historic Equinox was originally built in 1769 and has been restored many times since to keep it up-to-date. Located in Manchester Village, Vermont, the property has a rich history that includes visits from four former American presidents. The resort is also surrounded by the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest, which offers a variety of outdoor activities.
  • Approximately 62 miles northeast of Albany International Airport
  • Outlet shopping mall sits about a mile away
  • Closest Amtrak station is 34 miles north of property
  • Daily resort fee includes valet and self-parking and area shuttle service
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

There are four restaurants at The Equinox: The Chop House, Marsh Tavern, The Colonnade and Dormy Grill. The Chop House is a steakhouse that is only open for dinner, while Marsh Tavern is located in the oldest building on the property and serves lunch and dinner daily. The Colonnade specializes in breakfast and offers seasonal holiday buffets, and Dormy Grill is available seasonally at the golf course.
  • Falcon Bar has a fire pit and serves a variety of cheeses and chocolates alongside wines and scotches
  • Reservations can be made online in advance for Marsh Tavern

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

The Equinox sits near a variety of kid-friendly facilities, including a snow tube park, ski and snowshoe trails, mountaing bike paths, an adventure park and an ice rink. Back on-site, older kids can participate in fly fishing, shooting or falconry lessons offered by the property's schools.
  • Concierge can provide families with a list of local childcare providers
  • Indoor lap pool available
  • Children 12 and younger stay for free in parents' rooms
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The fitness center at The Equinox is housed within the property's spa and features a variety of cardio and strength-training machines. A movement studio with yoga classes is also available on-site. And at the 75-foot pool, guests can swim laps or participate in complimentary water aerobics classes.
  • Use of fitness center, tennis courts and resort bicycles, plus access to Equinox Preservation Trust's hiking trails covered by daily resort fee
  • Several ski areas sit nearby, and paddleboats and canoes can be rented off-site at Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury
  • Yoga classes cost $15 per person
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The 18,500-square-foot meeting and event space at The Equinox includes rooms that can accommodate between 14 and 350 guests. The largest of the property's seven meeting rooms is the Rockwell Ballroom, which features chandeliers and can be divided into three smaller venues. Offered meeting amenities include audiovisual equipment, catering services and a business center with computers and a copy machine.
  • Team-building activities can be arranged through conference coordinator
  • Daily resort fee covers Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Largest outdoor space is the 4,000-square-foot Taconic Tent

Number of meeting rooms7

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Golf

The on-site Golf Club at The Equinox is a par-71 course set with 6,423-yards of fairways, bunkers and greens. The course was built in 1926 by Walter Travis and renovated in 1991 by Rees Jones. In addition to the club's course, golfers have access to a pro shop and grill.
  • Tee times can be booked with room
  • Golf lessons available for an additional fee
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

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