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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. 

  1. Book the Orvis Fly Fishing Experience
  2. Book the Orvis Shooting Experience

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. 

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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. 

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