Manchester, Vermont is an energetic New England town embraced by the towering flanks of Mount Equinox and settled along the broad Batten Kill river valley between the Green and Taconic mountain ranges. A favored summer retreat for over 150 years, it now boasts year-round attractions, from recreational to the arts, amidst its peaceful rural ambience.
Five major ski resorts are within a 45-minute drive. Golf courses, cross-country and snowshoe, hiking and biking trails and byways, and world-famous trout fishing take recreationists into the depth of its spectacular natural attributes. Music, theater and art centers draw from far and wide. An array of lodging, dining, and shopping bring on all the creature comforts. Now, as long ago, clear air and unspoiled landscapes beckon visitors from around the globe to find respite all year-round in this vibrant town nestled beneath the mountains of southern Vermont.
The community of Manchester has re-dedicated itself to providing some of the best cycling and mountain biking in New England. Explore www.bikemanchestervt.com to connect with comprehensive route maps for rides ranging from family-friendly to challenging mountain climbs, bike-friendly inns and services, events and competitions in the greater Manchester area. Local cycling enthusiasts invite you to share the bounty of biking experiences that abound here.
The Village of Ludlow is a classic Vermont setting, featuring an array of shops, restaurants, attractions, church bazaars, summer lawn concerts, country fairs and community suppers that can be enjoyed by guests and residents alike. Located in the southwestern part of Rutland county, it is bounded by Plymouth in the north, Cavendish and Chester in the east, Andover and Weston in the south, and Mt. Holley in the west.
The village of Ludlow, nestled just northeast of the Green Mountain National Forest, was well developed before anyone thought of skiing on Ludlow Mountain. It has retained its New England charm with wonderful examples of earlier architectural styles.
While the old dry goods, general merchandise stores and old mills have long been forgotten, Ludlow over the centuries has seen the old stove, hardware and furniture store replaced with hotels, inns, restaurants and a booming ski industry. Aside from this it is surrounded by an industrious and thrifty farming community. Altogether, Ludlow Vermont a lively and charming place.
The Stratton Village is a bustling hub with world-class shops, local crafts, and casual and fine dining all within steps of your front door. The Village is Vermont through-and-through: rustic yet refined, a small town with a worldly view. Pop into the village for an afternoon of shopping, or simply take a stroll after a romantic nightcap. Environmentally, Stratton continuously finds a balance between fun and accountability. While enjoying this mountain home, they maintain a deep respect for the power and diversity of their surroundings and all that share it with them.
Stratton Mountain and Intrawest are associated with quality providers, and provide top-quality services to their customers at any one of their resorts. Intrawest has a network of premier resorts ranging from the tops of towering mountains to championship golf courses and pristine beaches.