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3567 Main St.

Manchester Village, VT 05254

Toll-Free: 802-362-4700

Resort Info & Amenities

Authentic Luxury

Four Seasons Resort

SCENIC BEAUTY

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Nestled in the Green Mountain National Forest in Manchester, Vermont, The Equinox has played host to American Revolutionaries, U.S. presidents and generations of vacationing families. We’re a four-season resort and playground for outdoor adventurers, offering a diversity of activities for every inclination. When it’s time to relax, comfortable accommodations with contemporary amenities provide the perfect place to unwind and recharge.

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS

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  • 195 guest rooms and suites, ranging from Vermont rustic to modern luxury
  • 5 unique dining experiences, including dinner at a cozy steakhouse, drinks at a historic tavern and lunch overlooking the golf course
  • Spa and fitness center with group classes
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor adventures: hiking, boating, fly fishing, falconry, off-roading, clay shooting, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sleighing
  • 1896 Adirondack Boat House on 14-acre pond
  • Falcon Deck fire pit with views of Mt. Equinox
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The Equinox Story

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A Living Legend, Still Evolving

The Equinox stands as an icon of life in New England over the past two centuries. Steeped in history, The Equinox has been a hotbed for American Revolutionaries, hosted presidents and served guests in one fashion or another since 1769.

REVOLUTIONARY BEGINNINGS

Originally known as the Marsh Tavern, it was here that the local Council of Safety held its first meetings and where Ethan Allen’s younger brother, Ira, proposed confiscating the property of Tories to raise money for the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolution. Coincidentally, Marsh House was the first property to be expropriated after its owner, William Marsh, declared his allegiance to the British. 

Not long after, Thaddeus Munson purchased Marsh Tavern and operated it as Thaddeus Munson’s New Inn. The Inn changed hands multiple times after that, becoming Widow Black’s Inn, Vanderlip’s Hotel, the Taconic and the Orvis Hotel. Owner Martin Vanderlip added fluted columns to the front of the inn in 1839. Those columns still stand today and have become a trademark of The Equinox.

The 200-room Equinox House, predecessor to The Equinox of today, was established in 1853. The north wing of the inn was the original Orvis family homestead, and its fireplace continues to warm our guests in Chop House restaurant.

PRESIDENTIAL CONNECTIONS

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During its long history, The Equinox has hosted an array of distinguished guests, including Presidents William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt—who gave a campaign speech on the front lawn—and Benjamin Harrison, as well as Vice President James S. Sherman.

President Abraham Lincoln's wife visited the Equinox with her two sons during the summer of 1864. She enjoyed her summer so much, she made reservations to visit again the following year with the president. A special suite was constructed in anticipation of the Lincolns’ visit, but the president was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, loved the area so much he built his summer estate, Hildene, just down the road.

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ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

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The 17 structures that form The Equinox showcase six distinct architectural styles and a visual history of construction in the U.S. Though shuttered in 1972, The Equinox experienced a renaissance in the 1980s, reopening as a resort hotel and conference center. The Equinox’s restoration came after years of study, controversy and debate about how to revive the structure without losing the unique qualities that made it a landmark designated as a National Historic Place.

During the restoration, workers uncovered a few of the resort’s secrets, including a previously unknown passageway between two wings, and the old hotel scale, still in working order. It’s hard for us to imagine today, but guests used to weigh themselves after a visit to the resort to show proof they’d gained weight during their stay. You can try that for yourself by stepping on that same scale in our spa.

TIMELESS HOSPITALITY

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We’re proud of our connections to U.S. history and the histories of the families that have visited us going back generations. The Equinox has grown into a year-round destination for outdoor explorers, culinary adventurers, culture seekers and history buffs, with accommodations that run from Vermont rustic to pure luxury. Our one-of-a-kind activities and amenities keep our guests coming back, year after year, and we look forward to introducing new generations to our storied traditions.

If only these walls could talk!

Resort Amenities

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We Offer a Wide Array of Amenities for our Guests

Please See Current Amenity & Service Updates:

SPA, TENNIS & FITNESS CENTER UPDATES

  • Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day. 
  • Hot tub, Steam Room & Sauna will remain closed due to state mandates.

Pool is open from 8am – 8pm.  7 days a week.   Reservations are required.

  • There will be a limit to the number of people permitted in the pool with a 5 person limit per single reservation.
  • Reservations will be granted each hour on the hour with last reservation aken at 7pm. 
  • Pool usage will be in 45 minute time increments. 
  • Locker room facilities are not currently available. 
  • Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 to make a reservation. 

Tennis – Courts are open from 8am – 8pm.  7 days a week.  Reservations are required.

  • There will be a limit to the number of people permitted on the tennis courts -Singles play only.
  • Reservations will be granted each hour on the half hour with last reservation at 6:30pm. 
  • There are no Equipment Rentals at this time. 
  • Court usage will be in 60-minute time increments.
  • Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 to make a reservation.

Fitness Classes –  Reservations are required 2 Hours prior to the start of class.

  • There will be a limit to the number of people permitted in each class. 
  • Weather permitting, all classes will be attempted outside.
  • Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 to make a reservation.

GOLF
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). 

  • 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.

Equinox Resort Fee Inclusions: $39 per night.

At The Equinox, we want our guests to enjoy a quintessential Vermont getaway experience unlike any other. In order to help you to focus on your Vermont escape, we provide services & offerings that are truly unique to our property. To make it easy to explore the amazing local attractions and activities nearby, we offer complimentary individual shuttle service throughout Manchester. The Equinox also offers unlimited Valet-Parking with in & out privileges, as well as Self-Parking.

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Enjoy the Following Equinox Amenties. Our Resort Fee Inclusions: $39 per night.

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Activities

  •  24 Hour Access to the Equinox Fitness Center
  • Daily Fitness & Yoga Classes
  • Unlimited Equinox Spa Access including sauna, steam room, well-appointed men’s & women’s locker rooms & the relaxation room.
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Unlimited use of golf putting green practice area,
  • Tennis court usage for daily play
  • Daily Guided Hikes and access to 850 acres of private hiking trails at the Equinox Preservation Trust.
  • Access to resort bikes for in town or trail riding.
  • Sleds for winter fun.
  • Croquet
  • Children’s lawn bowling
  • Fishing pond
  • Weekly on-site history tours
  • Fire pits

Pampering

  • Morning coffee & tea station
  • Daily Epicurean Moment in the Grand Lobby serving house made apple cider donut holes 9am
  • Bottled waters in guest rooms
  • Daily newspapers

Business & Technology

  • Wireless Internet access in guest rooms, meeting & public spaces
  • 24-Hour Business Center access

Concierge

Our Chef Concierge, is a destination expert, proudly certified by Les Clefs d’Or. Receive personalized service and recommendations for making the most of your time in Manchester, Vermont from our expertly trained team seven days a week, 8 AM – 8 PM. 

concierge@equinoxresort.com

Spa at the Equinox

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Indulge in one of our signature facials, massages, and body treatments to help restore your body and mind. The spa also features men’s and women’s steam baths and saunas, plus a fitness club.

You’re invited to relax in our 75-foot year-round heated indoor pool, heated to a warm 85 degrees each day. The pool offers striking mountain views, adult-only lap swim each morning and complimentary pool aerobics classes.

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The Golf Club

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Golf Course

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

Discover unique and inspired food and beverage options to satisfy every palate at our five dining venues.

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Recreational Schools & Activities

Discover a new favorite pastime during your stay with us, such as falconry, off-road driving, fly-fishing and more. With both summer and winter activities, there’s something to try year-round at The Equinox.

 

Parking

  • Valet parking services are included in our resort fee.
  • Self-parking is complimentary.

Spa at The Equinox

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Relax & Unwind

IMPORTANT - UPDATED SPA, POOL, TENNIS & FITNESS INFORMATION & PROCEDURES

Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day. Hot tub, Steam Room & Sauna will remain closed due to state mandates.

Pool – Our indoor pool is open.  Hours of operation will be 8am – 8pm.  7 days a week.   There will be a limit to the number of people permitted in the pool.  There is a 5 person limit per single reservation. Reservations will be granted each hour on the hour.  Last reservation will be taken at 7pm.  Pool usage will be in 45 minute time increments.  Reservations for pool usage is required.  Locker room facilities are not currently available.  Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 during operating hours to make a reservation. Locker rooms are not available at this time.

Tennis – Our tennis courts are open.  Hours of operation will be 8am – 8pm.  7 days a week.   There will be a limit to the number of people permitted on the tennis courts.  Singles play ONLY.  Reservations will be granted each hour on the half hour.  Last reservation will be taken at 6:30pm.  There are no Equipment Rentals at this time.  Court usage will be in 60-minute time increments.  Reservations for tennis court privilege is required.  Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 during operating hours to make a reservation.

Fitness Classes – Fitness Classes have resumed.  There will be a limit to the number of people permitted in each class.  Weather permitting, all classes will be attempted outside.  Reservations for Fitness Classes is required at least 2 hours prior to each class.  Please call Fitness Center direct at (802) 362-7881 during operating hours to make a reservation.

Luxury Resort Spa Experience

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Relax and refresh your mind, body and spirit at the Spa at The Equinox. Our luxury resort spa features local products and incorporates elements of Vermont’s natural beauty to create a healing, revitalizing atmosphere and strong sense of place. Enjoy an invigorating maple scrub, a soothing massage with warm essential oils or a four-hour customized experience for full body relaxation.

In addition to our signature services, the Spa at The Equinox offers a year-round heated indoor pool and a fitness club with group classes and the latest equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle during your visit to Manchester.

Menu of Services

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Spa treatment options range from a quick manicure or facial to multi-hour signature packages.

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Fitness Club Classes

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Group Yoga

Our 24-hour fitness center includes cardio machines, free weights, a sauna, steam room and personal lockers, as well as a number of group classes in our movement studio. Classes are taught by professionals and available to guests age 16 or older. Access to the fitness center and movement studio is complimentary, though a $15 fee is required for yoga classes.

Fitness Classes

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Aqua Zumba

Event Location:  The Pool

Start Date:  7/18/2020

End  Date:  8/15/2020

Days of the Week:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Start Time:  11:00 AM

End Time:  12:00 PM

 

Mat Pilates

Event Location:  Spa at The Equinox

Start Date:  7/19/2020

End  Date:  8/06/2020

Days of the Week:  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Start Time:  09:45 AM

End Time:  10:45 AM

 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Event Location:  Spa at The Equinox

Start Date:  7/25/2020

End  Date:  8/15/2020

Days of the Week:  Monday, Friday and Sunday

Start Time:  08:00 AM

End Time:  09:00 AM

 

Core Yoga

Event Location:  Spa at The Equinox

Start Date:  7/25/2020

End  Date:  8/15/2020

Days of the Week:  Saturday

Start Time:  08:00 AM

End Time:  09:00 AM

 

Guided Hike of The Equinox Preserve with Rick LaDue, Forest and Trails Steward

Event Location:  The Equinox Preserve

Start Date:  08/01/2020

End  Date:  09/05/2020

Days of the Week:  Saturday

Start Time:  08:00 AM

End Time:  10:00 AM

Event Discription:  

Join Rick LaDue, Forest and Trails Steward for the Equinox Preservation Trust, for a guided hike on the 914 acre Equinox Preserve.  Hike to Robin’s Lookout followed by a visit to the Equinox Pond.  Along the way we will explore the cultural history of the Preserve Lands and the natural history of the northern hardwood forests.This hike features a 500 foot elevation gain and would be considered a moderately strenuous hike.  Dress for the weather with comfortable shoes, and bring along a water bottle, questions and your sense of adventure!
Reservations required:  Please call 802-362-7400 by 6pm day prior to hike ** Please note social physical distancing guidelines will be followed.

 

Core Yoga

Event Location:  Spa at The Equinox

Start Date:  08/06/2020

End  Date:  08/13/2020

Days of the Week:  Thursday

Start Time:  05:15 PM

End Time:  06:15 PM

 

Yin Yoga

Event Location:  Spa at The Equinox

Start Date:  08/08/2020

End  Date:  08/08/2020

Days of the Week:  Thursday and Saturday

Start Time:  05:15 PM

End Time:  06:15 PM

 

Aqua Aerobics

Event Location:  The Pool

Start Date:  08/15/2020

End  Date:  

Days of the Week:  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Start Time:  11:00 AM

End Time:  12:00 PM

Spa Treatments

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Find Tranquility

Find your moment of tranquility and relaxation among our menu of spa services, which includes massages, facials and signature body therapies. Please note that guests must be 16 or older to receive spa treatments.

Massage

Swedish Massage
Gentle massage using long Swedish effleurage strokes
50 minutes $135 | 80 minutes $185

Equinox Therapeutic Massage
Custom full-body massage using strong, firm strokes
50 minutes $135 | 80 minutes $185

Mother Earth
Prenatal massage, specially designed for the mother to be
50 minutes $140

River Stones
Massage that incorporates hot and cold basalt river rocks
80 minutes $190

Aromatherapy Massage
Specialized gentle massage technique using blended essential oils
50 minutes $145 | 80 minutes $195

Tension Tamer
Neck, shoulder and back massage designed to relieve tension and stress
50 minutes $135 | With hot stones: 50 minutes $145

Facials

Equinox Custom Facial
Refreshing and customized facial to purify, nourish and hydrate skin
75 minutes $188

Mountain Man
Specially designed for men using products uniquely suited for a man's skin
75 minutes $188

Rosacea Facial
Calms redness, irritation and rosacea so skin appears more vibrant and hydrated
75 minutes $188

Therapeutic Anti-Aging Facial
Restores elasticity to improve skin tone, moisturizes to quench skin’s thirst and rejuvenates dull, tired skin
75 minutes $208

Vitamin C Facial
Incorporates the power of antioxidants with a pure vitamin C compound to address the effects of oxidation and promote collagen synthesis for smoother, firmer looking skin
75 minutes $208

Vermont Glow
The perfect lunchtime treatment, featuring a mask and peel by famed dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross
50 minutes $128

Dr. Dennis Gross 5th Avenue Facial
Signature Alpha Beta® Professional Peel delivers smoother, more flawless skin and restores a youthful glow with just one treatment; facial includes anti-aging, imperfection-fighting light therapy treatment
75 minutes $230

Body Treatments

Body Exfoliation
Brings skin to a radiant glow with a pure sea salt, maple or citrus scrub
50 minutes $140

Mother Earth Wrap
Cooling, soothing gel wrap is recommended for pregnant women to help relax, hydrate and nourish the skin
50 minutes $175

Signature Treatments

The Spirit of Vermont
Reflects the calming energy of Vermont with the ultimate combination of massage, reflexology and Reiki
100 minutes $210

Skin Rejuvenation
Gentle exfoliation followed by a soothing massage with warm blended essential oils
100 minutes $235

White Clay Mask
Mineral clay applied to the skin to rebalance and purify
100 minutes $235

Wellness

Abhyanga Massage
Massage with warm Ayurveda oil to help increase circulation and promote general wellness
80 minutes $205

Reflexology
Precise pressure applied to areas on the feet corresponding to specific organs and structures of the body, resulting in a feeling of overall well-being
50 minutes $135

Reiki
An ancient Japanese technique using non-invasive gentle touch and specific hand patterns to allow energy to flow, promoting balance, energy and mental clarity; this is not a massage
50 minutes $135

Shiatsu
Form of Japanese bodywork using moderate-to-firm pressure to stimulate and restore balance to the body and promote vitality; wear comfortable clothing
50 minutes $135 | 80 minutes $180

Hands and Feet

Top Coat
Nails are shaped, cuticles are conditioned, hands and arms are massaged and dipped in warm wax, followed by application of your favorite polish
50 minutes $70

Express Manicure
Provides effective results quickly; nails are shaped, cuticles are conditioned and polish is applied
25 minutes $40

Ballet Toes
Cleansing foot soak, gentle exfoliation, nails and cuticles attended to, then heels and feet are wrapped in warm paraffin followed by a massage and application of polish
50 minutes $85

Sole Comfort
Pedicure designed for feet that have gone that extra mile, with a focus on softening calluses with a vigorous scrub, moisturizing feet with an ultra-hydrating lotion and buffing nails to perfection (polish is optional)
50 minutes $90

Shellac Manicure
Manicure incorporating your favorite color of shellac polish
50 minutes $70

Spa Packages

  • Mother-To-Be Package
    • Mother Earth prenatal massage
    • Express manicure
    • 50-minute pedicure
    • Gift to take with you
    • Approximately 3 hours $275
  • Equinox Signature Package
    • Exfoliation
    • The Spirit of Vermont treatment
    • Sole Comfort pedicure
    • Gift to take with you
    • Approximately 4 hours $445
  • Mountain Serenity Package
    • Exfoliation
    • 80-minute Swedish or Therapeutic massage
    • Equinox Custom Facial
    • Gift to go
    • Approximately 4 hours $500

 

For more information, please contact the Concierge at 802.362.4700 or Spa front desk at 802.362.7881.

To book your appointment, visit our Spa reservations page.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you miss your appointment or cancel/reschedule within 24 hours, a fee is assessed at the full value of the missed appointment.