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3567 Main St.

Manchester Village, VT 05254

Toll-Free: 802-362-4700

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Four Seasons of Fun

A Quintessential Vermont Getaway

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The Equinox is home to the best of Vermont, from thrilling outdoor adventures and stunning natural landscapes to quiet moments that inspire rest and relaxation. We’re proud to have hosted one generation after another at our storied property, and we strive to offer unique activities that keep families and couples occupied for the week or just the weekend.

We’re a year-round playground for lovers of the outdoors, and there’s something to entice and engage just about everyone. World-class recreational activities take you from the gently rolling hills of our golf course to steep mountain trails. Or put you behind the wheel of a Land Rover as you navigate challenging off-road terrain. Or place you on the receiving end of a trained hawk. And when your busy day is done, you can relax on the massage table or in our heated pool before having a memorable dinner in a historic setting.

Summer Activities

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Lush greenery, balmy days and blue skies collaborate to create the perfect backdrop for your summer adventures.

Explore. Discover. Play. 

What could be better than summer in Vermont? Balmy days turn into cool evenings at The Equinox, perfectly nestled in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains. Our summertime activities offer something fun for everyone in the family to enjoy, from heart-pounding off-road driving lessons to serene hikes in the woods. 

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THE GOLF CLUB AT THE EQUINOX

Experience our challenging par-71, 6423-yard golf course set among the picturesque Green Mountains. Guests may make tee times upon confirming hotel reservations. Lessons and rental clubs are available.

 

EQUINOX GOLF CLUB - SAFETY GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

The health and safety of our staff and guests is our most important business priority and we've adapted a variety of our operating procedures to comply with guidelines and recommendations from the Vermont Golf Association, State of Vermont and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will reopen in several phases. Please see the following current guidelines:

  • Reservations/Tee-Times Required -  Walk-on players will not be accepted.
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm & Weekends:  8 am – 5 pm
  • Reservations may be made up to seven (7) days in advance.
  • Pro Shop will be available with a maximum of 2 guests at a time to allow for proper distancing. 
  • Sandwiches, snacks, beer & non-alchoholic beverages available for guests to purchase from the Golf Pro Shop.
  • For reservations, visit PlayEquinox.com or Call 802-362-7870.

We will continue to closely monitoring guidance from the State of Vermont and CDC, and will evolve our protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our employees and guests. Be well and we look forward to seeing you on the course!

 

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Pursue your passion for the game at The Golf Club at Equinox, located in beautiful Manchester Village, Vermont. This scenic 1927 Walter Travis design will test a player's ability to hit a variety of shots to well manicured, undulating greens. Enjoy the crisp air and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains at this Par 71, 6,423 yard Vermont gem of a course

 

WORLD CLASS COURSE

Along with our stunning course, The Golf Club at Equinox offers golf instruction, membership packages and stay-and-play options. Our world-class facility has been named one of the "Top 75 courses in the U.S." by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 3 Golf Courses in Vermont" by Golfweek.

Summer Activities - Golf

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Book a Tee Time

The Golf Club at Equinox Resort will reopen on Wednesday, May 13 with modified services. The health and safety of our staff and guests is our most important business priority and we've adapted a variety of our operating procedures to comply with guidelines and recommendations from the Vermont Golf Association, State of Vermont and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will reopen in several phases beginning with the following:

  • Reservations/Tee-Times Required -  Walk-on players will not be accepted.
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Weekends:  8 am – 5 pm
  • Reservations may be made up to seven (7) days in advance.
  • Golf Club facilities will not be available at this time including the rest rooms and pro shop.
  • Light concessions will be available for purchase including snacks, bottled drinks, golf balls and cigars.

For reservations, visit PlayEquinox.com or Call 802-362-7870.

 

We will continue to closely monitoring guidance from the State of Vermont and CDC, and will evolve our protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our employees and guests. Be well and we look forward to seeing you on the course! 

Golf Course in the Fall

Summer Activities - Golf Rates

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Golf Course

Peak Rates
MAY 25 TO OCTOBER 8

  • Weekday Rates
    • $79-$119 Monday through Thursday
    • $99-$149 Friday through Sunday
  • Twilight Rates (after 3pm)
    • $59-$89 Monday through Thursday
    • $69-$99 Friday through Sunday
  • Super Twilight Rates (after 5pm)
    • $49-$59 Monday through Thursday
    • $59-$69 Friday through Sunday
  • Family Golf Rates (after 4pm)
    • $119 Monday through Thursday 
    • $129 Friday through Sunday

 

Non-Peak Rates
OPEN OF SEASON UNTIL MAY 24 AND OCTOBER 9 TO CLOSE OF SEASON

  • Weekday Rates
    • $59-$89 Monday through Thursday
    • $89-$109 Friday through Sunday
  • Twilight Rates (after 2pm)
    • $39-$59 Monday through Thursday
    • $59-$79 Friday through Sunday
  • Family Golf Rates (after 4pm)
    • $109 Monday through Thursday
    • $119 Friday through Sunday

For pricing on specific dates, please visit our booking engine. For personal assistance booking your tee time, please call our golf shop at 802.362.7870.

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Golf Instruction

The Professional Staff at The Golf Club At Equinox is available for golf instruction.  Choose from a  60minute lesson or an on  course playing lesson,  which are available in either individual or group settings. To schedule a lesson and improve your golf game, call the golf shop at 802.362.7870.

Professional Staff:

  • Head Golf Professional, Joan McDonald, LPGA
  • Assistant Golf Professional, Steve Grzyb

Lesson Rates:

  • 1 hour lesson $125
  • On course playing lesson $250

Call the golf shop for lesson rates for 2 or more golfers.

Contact Joan McDonald to schedule a lesson 802-362-7870 or email jmcdonald@equinoxresort.com

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TENNIS CLUB AT THE EQUINOX

Grab a friend and play a tennis match on one of our three plexi-cushion courts. Racquet rentals and tennis balls are available. Clinics, group and private lessons are also offered.

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GREEN MOUNTAIN FALCONRY SCHOOL

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to handle a trained hawk and learn about the art of falconry from master falconer Rob White. Guests of all ages are welcome; individuals must be 12 years of age or older to handle birds.

Get up close and personal with powerful raptors at Green Mountain Falconry School, which operates May 1 through October 31 at beautiful Boorn Brook Farm. Founded by master falconer Rob Waite, the school introduces visitors to the ancient field sport of falconry, raptor conservation, the falconers’ world and the birds themselves.

From introductory lessons and Hawk Walks to handling and flying a trained Harris hawk, programs are private bookings, hands-on and appropriate for individuals and groups of all ages. Budding bird-handlers must be 12 years of age or older.

To book your unforgettable experience, please visit the concierge or call 800.362.4747. Will Re-Open October 2020.

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Summer Activities - Land Rover Driving Experience

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LAND ROVER DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Learn the techniques of off-road driving in all conditions through the beautiful Green Mountains. Participants go through several challenges on different types of terrain based on their skill level. Book your experience on-line.

Land Rover Experience Driving School - Adventure on Four Wheels

Whether this is your first time off road or you have plenty of experience away from the pavement, a lesson with Land Rover Experience Driving School at The Equinox increases your knowledge and technical ability behind the wheel. Lessons cover the basics of expedition-style driving and mastering off-road obstacles such as steep ascents and descents, side-tilts, log and water crossings, rock crawls, and boulders. And, yes, it’s as fun as it sounds.

Summer Activities - Orvis Fly Fishing School

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ORVIS FLY FISHING SCHOOL

Pick up a fly rod and let our instructors show you how to set up, select your fly, tie knots and more on our fully stocked casting ponds and the Battenkill River. Trips of two to four hours with up to two people are available.

Learn how to cast like a seasoned angler, from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. Classes are held on the famed Battenkill River and on fully stocked casting ponds, so you’re sure to catch a big one. And since classes are limited to one or two people, you enjoy a lot of personal attention.

The Orvis Company was founded in Manchester, Vermont in 1856, and in the decades since has become synonymous with adventures in the great outdoors. Guests at The Equinox can enjoy lessons in fly fishing and shooting with Orvis’ trained instructors right here in the Green Mountains. Whether you’re a beginner who’s never cast a line or aimed a gun, or someone with years of experience, these schools can help you improve your technique.

Please contact the concierge for additional information.

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Summer Activities - Orvis Shooting School

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Orvis Shooting School

ORVIS SHOOTING SCHOOL

Beginning and experienced shooters alike can learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. Our complete shooting system is applicable to upland hunting, waterfowling and sporting clays.

No matter how experienced you might be handling a gun, you’ll learn new techniques with instruction based on the English Churchill method. This instinctive approach to shotgunning can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting as well as sporting clays. Classes include instruction on stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount and correct fit of the gun stock, plus a chance to learn from the best.

Summer Activities - Boating

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BOATING

Rent paddleboats and canoes at the beautiful Emerald Lake and Lake Shaftsbury. Or, try a leisurely canoe ride down the Battenkill River.

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Summer Activities - Bromley's Sun Mountain Adventure Park

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BROMLEY’S SUN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK

Bring the whole family for classic summertime fun including New England’s longest zipline, Vermont’s longest water-slide raft ride, America’s longest triple-track Alpine slide, climbing walls, mini-golf and much more. Open weekends from late-May through mid-October.

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HIKING

Explore the trails of scenic Mt. Equinox, located within walking distance of the resort. The famous Appalachian and Long trails are also just four miles away. Nearby Merck Forest offers 2,900 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and streams.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Enjoy a one-hour scenic trail ride through the Green Mountains, just a 25-minute drive from our resort. Individual horseback riding is available by appointment.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Tour Manchester Village on a bicycle from our golf club or take a trek through the Equinox Preserve. 

WALKING & JOGGING

Request a map from our concierge to guide you on walking and jogging routes around historic Manchester Village. 

Please contact the concierge for additional information on any of these activities.

Preservation Trust

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900 Acres of Awe-Inspiring Nature

Positioned on the eastern side of Mt. Equinox, the Equinox Preserve and Pond are part of 914 acres of protected land. Open to the public year-round, the area includes 11 miles of maintained trials ranging from an easy pond loop to a steeper climb up to the summit.

Trails are clearly marked. Take the easy-going Flatlanders Pass to the Pond Loop. Try Robin’s Lookout off the Red Gate Trail for a sweet view of the Battenkill Valley. Or, if you’re up for a long haul, hike the Blue Summit Trail all the way to the top. You can pick up a map at the kiosk near the trailhead or from our concierge.

Bring your four-legged best friend with you as trails are pet-friendly. Just remember to leash your dog. Mountain bikers are welcome, too, but asked to avoid single-track trails such as Snicket and Trout Lily. Nature enthusiasts appreciate the diversity of the preserve as it changes with the rise in elevation. In spring, keep your eyes peeled for pretty blooming ephemerals. In summer, enjoy the thick canopy of northern hardwoods. In foliage, head for the overlooks and come prepared to capture captivating views with your camera.

Directions

From Route 7A in Manchester Village, follow West Union Street to the dedicated trail parking lot. If the lot is full, consider finding a spot behind BBA, along the street in front of the school or in the rear parking lot of our hotel where maps are available for your day in the preserve.

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Winter Activities

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A Wonderland of Adventure

Enjoy an enchanting winter getaway by discovering a new activity or enjoying an old favorite. From skiing to ice skating to off-roading, winter activities around The Equinox are endless.

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DOWNHILL SKIING

Beginning and experienced skiers alike can take advantage of our resort’s proximity to Vermont’s best trails. Bromley Mountain is just seven miles away, and Stratton Mountain is 17 miles from the resort.

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Explore a variety of trails that wind through beautiful Vermont scenery. Trails are appropriate for cross country skiers of all abilities.

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Winter Activities - Land Rover Driving Experience

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Land Rover in the Snow

Learn the techniques of off-road driving in all conditions through the beautiful Green Mountains. Participants go through several challenges on different types of terrain based on their skill level. Book your experience online.

Additional Winter Activities

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SLEIGHING AND DOGSLEDDING

Manchester and the surrounding areas offer several unique and unforgettable sleigh ride experiences. You can even enjoy the exuberance of dogsledding your way across the snow.

ICE SKATING

Strap on a pair of blades at the Olympic-sized Riley Rink, just a few minutes from the resort. Rentals are available.

SNOWSHOEING

Many scenic trails are available for exploring in the winter, and we have the maps to get you there.

TUBING

Try a classic thrilling winter pastime at one of the local mountains. Simply hop on a tube and enjoy the ride, then get up and do it all over again.

SNOWMOBILING

There are miles and miles of snowmobile trails throughout the area providing access to the beautiful backcountry and breathtaking vistas.

 

Please contact the concierge for additional information on any of these activities.

Resort Activities - The Golf Club at The Equinox

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Experience our challenging par-71, 6,423-yard golf course set among the picturesque Green Mountains. Guests may make tee times upon confirming hotel reservations. Lessons available.

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Resort Activities - Tennis Club at The Equinox

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Grab a friend and play a tennis match on one of our three plexi-cushion courts. Racquet rentals and tennis balls are available. Clinics, group and private lessons are also offered.

Resort Activities - Spa at The Equinox

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You’re invited to relax and refresh your mind, body and spirit at our luxury resort spa. Our treatments feature indigenous products to create a healing and revitalizing experience that’s very Vermont.

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Resort Activities - Fitness Club

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Our fitness center boasts the latest cardio equipment, free weights, sauna, steam room and group classes. The center is open 24 hours a day, so there’s no need to skip your regular workout routine!