Destination guide

Find a mountain escape in Manchester Village

With its breathtaking mountain surroundings, outdoor activities and a full slate of cultural and historic attractions to discover, Manchester Village offers a dreamy Vermont escape in every season. Days here are spent shopping at boutiques on picturesque downtown streets, kayaking and canoeing along scenic rivers and strapping on snowshoes and skis when the winter weather sets in to glide down nearby slopes. Manchester Village vacation rentals place you in the heart of the action, whether you prefer a cute New England cottage within walking distance of galleries and restaurants, or a quiet getaway tucked in the woods with stunning hilly views.

Things to do

Step back in time in Manchester Village

Manchester Village offers a wealth of cultural attractions, from museums and galleries to theatrical performances and festivals. Grab the group and head to Hildene, one of the town's most significant historic sites, where members of the Lincoln family lived throughout the 20th century. More than a dozen historic structures sit on the 400-acre site, including a mansion built by Abraham Lincoln's son in 1905 that you can tour to see relics from the era. Elsewhere on the grounds, you can admire French-style gardens, follow trails through meadows and wetlands and check out the working farm, with goats and orchards.

Activities

Soak up the scenery in Manchester Village

With national forests, mountain ranges and the Appalachian Trail for neighbors, Manchester Village has no shortage of outdoor activities and scenic vistas to enjoy. Start with a sightseeing car ride up the Skyline Drive on nearby Equinox Mountain. Along the 5-mile path to the 3,248-foot summit, you'll catch glimpses of the rivers, valleys and lakes below and discover plenty of scenic spots to stop for a quiet picnic lunch. There are plenty of hiking trails to explore and a viewing center at the top, with historic exhibits about the mountain.

Weather

Year-round attractions in Manchester Village

Manchester Village's 4-season climate means there are all sorts of activities to experience, no matter when you visit. In summer, 70-degree days are ideal for hitting the mountain trails and kayaking along waterways, while snowy winters open nearby ski slopes for sled races, snowshoeing and cozy sleigh rides with loved ones. Fall is a particularly-scenic time in Vermont, as foliage season brings gorgeous shades of red and orange to the maple and birch forests. Visit apple orchards and corn mazes during the day, with evenings spent curled up fireside, with a hot cup of cider in your Manchester Village vacation rental.

Natural features

Explore forests, mountains and more in Manchester Village

Southern Vermont brims with mountains, forests, rivers and streams, and your Manchester Village vacation rental is the perfect hub for all sorts of nature-filled excursions in the picturesque surroundings. Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are close by, meaning miles of hiking trails, wildlife sightings and winter sports are just a quick jaunt away. With the Batten Kill River flowing through town and lots of lakes nearby, there are plenty of spots for fishing and boating, too. State parks at either end of the village are perfect for families, with swimming spots, playgrounds, boat rentals and picnic sites.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Manchester

The nearest airport is in Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), located 26.1 mi (41.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial), which is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Manchester?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 559 vacation rentals near Manchester. From 305 Houses to 47 Cabins, 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.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Manchester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Manchester. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Snow: 933 vacation rentals
  • Southern Vermont College: 503 vacation rentals
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort: 550 vacation rentals
  • Southern Vermont Arts Center: 832 vacation rentals
  • Mount Snow Golf Course: 845 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manchester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Manchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 305 Houses in Manchester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manchester include:

  • Cabins: 47 rentals available
  • Cottages: 47 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 47 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 118 vacation rentals with pool available in Manchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.