This year marked our 2nd annual trip to Manchester to stay at the Equinox Resort and reunite with Caitlin (@cmcoving) and Nichole (@nicholciotti). Manchester is such a cute town and we love staying at the Equinox! There are no major airports in Vermont so we flew into the Albany, NY airport and drove to Manchester. Last year we flew from Hartford, CT but I think the Albany airport has a nicer scenic view while driving and easier to get in/out of.
Manchester is only an 1.5 hour drive to Woodstock, 2.5 hour drive to Stowe, or 2 hour drive to New Hampshire or New York. The fall foliage starts turning color first in the north and then makes it’s way down south. So if you miss color in the northern parts of New England, just keep driving south and you should find some areas where the color is just peaking! We caught some beautiful color right by the Equinox this year but was just passed the peak in Woodstock. While we were driving back (south) to Albany however, we some spectacular color!
The Equinox is not only a beautiful hotel full of history, but it’s the perfect place for a fall getaway. Both Caitlin and my sister bring their dogs with them on our Vermont trips, so we love how the Equinox is pet-friendly. At this time, you can bring one dog up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $125 or two dogs for $175. There are plenty of walking areas around the hotel and after your morning walk you can grab some complimentary coffee and tea and warm up by the fireplace.
One of our favorite hang out spots at the hotel is their outside fireplace. Everyone grabs a glass or wine and we all get to unwind and catch up under the beautiful night sky. The temperatures can vary every year in Vermont (last year was much warmer than this year) so make you pack enough layers! I brought this Ralph Lauren coat with me and it kept me soooo warm! It’s so soft and it also comes in three other colors, including cream which looks so gorgeous! I think they came out with the cream color after I bought this one so I think I might have to pick up another one for winter 🙂
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