Manchester, VT, USA

Manchester, VT, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 516 vacation rentals near Manchester. From 255 houses to 105 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Manchester for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Everything from great outlets to the great outdoors

Tucked in an idyllic valley between two towering mountain ranges, laid-back Manchester is the picture-perfect image of a classic Vermont town. Dating all the way back to the 1760s, the historic downtown with marble sidewalks is dotted with local shops, galleries, and eateries, making it popular with big city folks looking for a break from urban life. A Manchester vacation rental puts you in the heart of southern Vermont's natural playground, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, and some of the best high-end outlet shopping in the region to boot.

Dust off those credit cards for some retail therapy

Whether you're looking to shop local at the charming bookstores, or find a great deal at the nearby outlets, you're unlikely to leave your Manchester vacation rental empty handed. Once your cards are maxed out, there's plenty of fresh air waiting. Practice your technique (or start fresh) at the famous Orvis Fly Fishing School, or try some horseback riding at Mountain View Ranch. Hike to waterfalls or pop onto the Appalachian Trail for a stretch. In winter, visitors flock to the local ski resorts to enjoy the snow. Apple picking and regular festivals round out the local scene.

Get colonial in 18th-century New England

History buffs will be in heaven at a Manchester vacation rental, with not one but three distinct historic districts to explore. The aptly named Ye Olde Tavern, dating from 1790, is the oldest in the state. Stroll the gardens at Hildene, a Georgian Revival mansion that was the home of Abraham Lincoln's son. The American Museum of Fly Fishing is a local favorite, while art lovers won't want to miss the exhibits and sculpture garden at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Be sure to save time to stroll the Manchester Riverwalk, cruise Skyline Drive, and hike up to Lye Brook Falls.

If you want fall colors, you've come to the right place

In a state known for its fiery foliage, Manchester offers some of the best. An autumn Manchester vacation rental will wrap you in a blanket of reds, oranges, and yellows, particularly in October, when leaf peeping hits its peak. You'll get those typical New England winters, with plenty of snow and below-freezing temps between November and March, with single digits in January and February (pack those booties). Summers are mild, with highs resting pleasantly in the 70s and low 80s during even the warmest months of June to September.

The babbling brooks you read about in fairy tales

Lying between the Green Mountains to the east and the Taconic Range to the west, Manchester is certainly big on scenic views. On the western edge of town, you can't miss Equinox Mountain, the highest peak in the Taconics, which rises to 3,850 feet above sea level. A number of brooks run out from Manchester (Munson, Bromley, and Bourn, just to name a few), but the most popular is Lye Brook, thanks to the fact that it ultimately tumbles over stunning Lye Brook Falls, one of the highest cascades in the state.