The Orvis Experience
The orvis family history connection
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa offers guests an unforgettable adventure to stay and be a part of the Orvis Fly Fishing and Wingshooting experience. With three beautiful and charming accomodations to immerse yourself in the quintessential New England lifestyle, be a part of the unique outdoors experience waiting for you.
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa has deep ties to the Orvis family, who founded the Orvis Company and their mission to be a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. The Charles Orvis Inn, located just north of the main Equinox Resort hotel, was orginally purchased in 1883 by Charles F. Orvis as his private residence. Right here in Manchester, Vermont, he turned his fishing avocation and love of the nearby Battenkill River into a world renowned business offering superior fly-fishing equipment and excellent customer service and satisfaction.
Today, the Orvis Company is a leader in offering fly fishing and wing shooting instruction. Located minutes away from our resort, whether you are a beginner or experienced, get the most out of the Fly Fishing and Wingshooting School while staying in the heart of where it all started.
Book your Orvis Experience package for the opportunity to stay and plan your next great adventure.
Orvis Fly Fishing School
Learn how to fly fish like a professional from setting up your rod and selecting the perfect fly to catching and then safely releasing your fish. With classes less than a mile away held on the famous Battenkill River and on fully stocked ponds, you are in the perfect place to learn how to cast and catch fish like a professional. Learn more about how you could take advantage of this fly fishing experience from expert instructors.
Orvis Shooting School
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.
Orvis Fly Fishing Experience
Catch this adventurous summer getaway with Orvis Fly Fishing School and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. 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. All experience levels are welcome. The Orvis Four Hour Fly Fishing Experience will be catered towards your level and ability.
- Overnight accommodations
- Orvis Four Hour Fly Fishing Experience for one or two people, once per stay
- Two tickets to American Museum of Fly Fishing
- Farm fresh breakfast served in Chop House ($22 Per Value Per Person Per Day)
Valid seven days a week June 1, 2023 through October 30, 2023. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Advance reservations required. Package must be booked 21 days in advance. Rates are per person, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.
Orvis Wing Shooting Experience
Hit the mark with Orvis Wing Shooting School and The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. Manchester Wing Shooting School, a world-class custom shooting instruction course staffed with professional shotgun shooting instructors ready to help turn novices into skilled shooters, and skilled shooters into experts.
Our Manchester shotgun shooting school and upland hunting school is your opportunity to learn from the best. Each school includes all shells, use of an Orvis gun, eye and ear protection, and custom gun fitting. Based on the English Churchill method, our instinctive approach to shot-gunning offers both the novice and the seasoned veteran a complete shooting system that can be used for upland and waterfowl hunting and sporting clays. The fundamentals of the Orvis system include stance, footwork, gun handling, swing, visual concentration, proper gun mount, and correct fit of the gun stock. Package includes:
- Overnight accommodations
- Orvis Wing Shooting Experience for one or two people, once per stay
- Farm fresh breakfast served in Marsh Tavern for Two ($22 Value Per Person Per Day)
Valid June 1, 2023 through October 30, 2023. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Advance reservations required. Package must be booked 14 days in advance. Rates are per person, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.Please note shooting grounds are closed on Sundays.