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Romantic Things To Do in Manchester, VA

Known for its stunning Green Mountains, year-round outdoor activities, and a downtown straight out of a Hallmark movie, Manchester Vermont sets the stage for your ultimate romantic getaway whenever you crave it.

Whether it's the crisp mountain air in the mornings, the sound of a crackling fireplace, or a classic New England-style meal, you'll feel reconnected and alive with these 8 things to do on a couple's weekend in Manchester.

Explore Equinox Preserve & Pond

Relax and unwind with an afternoon spent kayaking, hiking, biking, or lounging at the Equinox Preserve & Pond.

Located in the backyard of the Equinox Golf & Spa Resort, this privately owned park features 11 miles of multi-use maintained trails through piney forests, a sparkling pond, and lawn chairs with views of the Vermont mountainside. Open year-round to all resort guests.


  1. Learn About Equinox Preserve & Pond

Couples Massage at Equinox Spa

Treat your significant other and yourself to a stress-relieving massage at the Equinox Resort Spa. This serene environment provides a variety of mind-body treatments, from a hot-and-cold river rocks massage, to skin-renewing facials using nature-inspired ingredients.

Once you've received your treatment, continue to de-stress with a detoxifying sauna session, or a dip in our outdoor hot tub for some fresh mountain air.

  1. Explore the Equinox Spa

Green Mountain Falconry School

Create new memories with your significant other with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet birds of prey up close and personal, alongside expert falconer Rob Waite.

Located less than a 5-minute drive from the Equinox Resort, you'll spend an hour learning about falcon behavior and practicing commands with these inspiring birds. Tip: Remember your camera for some unbelievable photo opps!

  1. Green Mountain Falconry School

Learn to Fly Fish

Learn to fly fish with your significant other at the famed Orvis Fly Fishing School. Perfect for beginners, you'll learn everything from proper gear, to casting, reeling, and catch-and-release techniques.

Located just down the road from Equinox Golf & Spa Resort, you're for a total treat and will walk away feeling confident to go fly fishing on your own in the future

  1. Orvis Fly Fishing School

Couples Golf

Get some fresh mountain air and views in with a couples golf day at the Equinox Resort 18-hole course. Located beneath the Green Mountains of Vermont, you'll experience both challenging holes and great practice terrain. Not a pro yet? Let our expert PGA instructors guide the way with a couples golf lesson. Open to all resort guests by reserving a tee time.

  1. Explore Our Golf Course

Drinks & Charcuterie at the Falcon Bar

Savor fine wines, single-malt scotches, and local Vermont Cheese in a romantic atmosphere at Equinox Resort's Falcon Bar. Operating within a historic and cozy building, you'll find comfortable seating, mood lighting, and a large outdoor fireplace overlooking the mountains for intimate moments. 

  1. Explore Dining at Equinox Resort

Dinner for Two at The Chop House

Rekindle your romance over a dinner for two at Manchester's historic Chop House. Located within the Equinox Resort, you'll find a tasty selection of quality New York-style steaks, mouth-watering scallops, fresh oysters, and tender lamb chop, alongside perfectly-seasoned sides like garlic mashed potatoes.

Tip: Save room for dessert! The white chocolate mousse is to die for.

  1. The Chop House Information

Ski Stratton or Bromley Mountain

Hit the slopes together with a visit to nearby ski resorts, Stratton or Bromley Mountain. Located less than an hour's drive from Equinox Resort, you'll enjoy exploring the variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain, with gorgeous mountain views. Both ski resorts offer day passes and ski/snowboard lessons for those who want to learn.

  1. Ski Stratton Mountain or Ski Bromley Mountain

Your Romantic Getaway Awaits

Reconnect & Rekindle your love in a historic setting at the Equinox Golf & Spa Resort. Less than 5 minutes from downtown, offering year-round outdoor activities, and fine New England dining, our romantic suites are the perfect place to rest your head.

  1. Explore Suites Now