Welcome to Vermont
COVID-19 Travel Guidelines & Things to Do During Your Visit
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa can't wait to welcome you back.
Vermont Travel Guidelines
Vermont's unique travel guidelines and The Equinox's enhanced Health & Safety protocols ensure you'll have both an enjoyable and safe visit to Vermont.
VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS - NO QUARANTINE
Out of state travelers may attest that they have been vaccinated and at least 14 days have passed since they received their final vaccine dose. For these vaccinated individuals who have completed their COVID-19 vaccine regimen, they may travel to and from Vermont without needing to quarantine. The travel perk kicks in two weeks after Vermonters and out-of-state visitors have received both doses of vaccine.
NON-VACCINATED OUT OF STATE GUESTS
For all other individuals, The State of Vermont has instituted a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont. However, completing this quarantine is simpler than it may sound. If you’re an out-of-state guest, choose one of the following options as you prepare your Burlington itinerary.
No matter what you status or which option you choose, you’ll be asked to complete the State of Vermont’s Certificate of Compliance once you arrive in Burlington.
Then when you're ready to hit the road, read up on everything you'll need to know to visit Vermont safely.
OPTION 1: PRE-ARRIVAL QUARANTINES (SHORTEN WITH TEST IN YOUR HOME)
This is the best option if you plan to drive into Vermont. Guests who arrive in Vermont by car can complete a 14-day quarantine in your home or a 7-day quarantine in your home followed by a negative test in your home state. After you complete the 14-day quarantine OR 7-day and receive a negative test result, you can explore without further restriction.
OPTION 2: POST-ARRIVAL QUARANTINE + TEST AT THE EQUINOX
If you can't quarantine or preferr to fly to Vermont, option 2 is for you. You must quarantine for 7 days in your guest room at a Vermont lodging establishment like The Equinox and then receive a test. After your negative test result, you can venture into Manchester Village and beyond.
Note: you must remain in your quarantine location for the duration of your quarantine, with the exception of traveling to and from a test site. Marsh Tavern To-Go Dining and housekeeping essentials will be delivered outside your guest room. Vacation rentals with kitchens are available.
OPTION 3: 14-DAY POST-ARRIVAL QUARANTINE + NO TEST
If you quarantine for a full 14 days after your arrival without leaving your quarantine location for any reason, and you do not exhibit symptoms, you can continue your visit without taking a test.
At the Equinox
The Equinox is yours for the taking. Whether it's delicious, locally sourced food to enjoy while you're quarantining or experiences you won't encounter elsewhere, you'll find countless ways to make memories.
Explore The Equinox Preserve & Pond. Dine in a Private igloo. Go sledding. Rack up laps in the indoor pool. Or unwind by the Fire Pit or at Spa at The Equinox.
• Health & Safety Protocols •
PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
All guest rooms have been fully cleaned & sanitized prior to your arrival & will be fully cleaned & sanitized after your departure.
To ensure cleanliness, some items have been removed from your room; coffee maker, ice bucket, guest directory, water bottles and glassware, as well as extra pillows and linens. Should you require any of these items to make your stay more comfortable, please contact the Front Desk.
DURING YOUR STAY
For your safety housekeepers will not enter your guest room during your stay.
Please contact Guest Services at the Front Desk by dialing ZERO from your guest room phone. Any additional items you request including towels or toiletries can be picked up at the Front Desk or will be delivered contact-less outside of your guest room door. They are open 24 hours.
• Resort Activities & Amenities •
Spend time together while practicing social distancing. As per required guidelines, we have reduced the capacity of high-traffic areas like the restaurant, spa, tennis, fitness center & pool to protect the health, safety, and resort experience for all. Advanced reservations will be required for these amenities as well as for the Golf Course.
The Equinox Igloo Experience
Get cozy in an outdoor igloo at The Equinox Resort & Spa and enjoy cocktails & apps while cuddled in the snow. Our private igloos on the falcon deck seat up to four people and are complete with a small heater to ward off the chill. Enjoy apps from our exclusive Igloo menu.
HOURS: Fridays & Saturdays
TWO SEATINGS: 5PM & 7:30PM
Yoga & Fitness Classes
Soothe your mind and body in a rejuvenating yoga class or put your fitness to the test in our gym and weight room. The fitness center at The Equinox is open 24 hours a day with a maximum occupancy of three people at a time. Fitness classes are available by reservation, which you'll need to secure at least 2 hours prior to the start of class. Once the warmer weather arrives, all classes are held outdoors, weather permitting, so you'll have plenty of space to keep your distance.
To make a reservation, call (802) 362-7881
Spa at The Equinox
Polish your nails or soothe your muscles at Spa at The Equinox. The salon and spa are open Wednesdays through Sundays to those who have complied with Vermont's Travel Guidelines.
All guests must sign a medical release form prior to treatment. You must also wear a mask for the duration of your spa day.
A favorite since 1769, Marsh Tavern offers classic New England fare.
Breakfast 7:30 - 11am All Day Dining, Sunday - Thursday 12- 9pm & Friday & Saturday 12 - 10pm (Reservations Required) 802.362.7835 for Take Out
Make dinner feel like a special occasion at Chop House, our intimate steakhouse. Open Fridays & Saturdays from 5-10pm. Reservations required.
Equinox Vacation Rentals
The Equinox vacation rentals invite you to think bigger than our traditional hotel rooms and luxury suites. Whether you're resting up for a day of adventure or quarantining until it's safe to explore Manchester Village, you'll have all the space you need to really live while in Vermont.
Vacation rentals feature:
- 3 to 5 bedroom units
- Full size, fully-equipped kitchens
- Full size living rooms
- Access to all resort amenities—without the resort fee
Recommended Area Activities
The Equinox is close to the best of Vermont, from thrilling outdoor adventures and stunning natural landscapes to quiet moments that inspire rest and relaxation. Discover your year-round escape, where you can adventure by day then rest and relax once the sun sets.
The Equinox Preserve
Explore 915 acres of awe-inspiring nature at The Equinox's own nature preserve. The preserve's many trails make it easy to keep your distance while getting up close to Vermont flora and fauna. Depending on the conditions, pick-up snowshoes or a bike at our on-site rental office to traverse the preserve.
Downhill or Cross-Country Skiing
The Equinox is just minutes from some of Vermont's best ski trails. Whether you prefer downhill or cross-country, beginning and experienced skiers alike will love the skiing amidst Vermont's breathtaking scenery. Bromley Mountain is just seven miles away, and Stratton Mountain is 17 miles from the resort.
Land Rover Driving School
Put your driving skills to the test in Land Rover Driving School. This driving course is not for the faint of heart. Skid through muddy tracks as expert instructors guide the way, all within the controlled environment that is the 80-acre Land Rover Course tucked within the scenic Green Mountains.