Inn at Manchester - Manchester Inn: Southern Vermont Inn, VT

Inn at ManchesterManchester, VT
Tucked away in the breathtaking landscape of the Taconic and Green Mountains, The Inn at Manchester is the right choice when it comes to meeting all of your needs. Whether you’re planning a wedding, romantic interlude, informal business gathering, family reunion or simply looking for a little rest and relaxation, The Inn at Manchester is the ideal setting. Its signature stylish décor combines casual elegance and ultimate comfort. When you’ve exhausted all of your energy out of doors, just kick back at the Inn’s easy-going, inviting new pub designed with you in mind. It’s the perfect place to curl up with a good book, converse with friends, enjoy fine wine or watch your favorite team. The Inn at Manchester is exactly what you want it to be.

 Walk through the door and immediately feel the positive energy, personality and warm embrace guaranteed to exceed your expectations. Spend a couple of minutes with owners, Frank and Julie Hanes, and you’ll feel like their personal guests. Let them help you transform your vacation into exactly what you’re looking for in Vermont’s diversified, cultural haven, Manchester -- where there’s something for everyone year-round. Skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and hiking are just a few outdoor favorites. If you’d rather be indoors, you can visit Manchester’s premier shopping outlets, dine at award-winning restaurants, do a little antiquing or spend your time gallery hopping. The list of exciting possibilities is endless and boredom isn’t an option.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Gardens
  • Historical Features
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Lakes & Mountains
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Romantic
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hay/Sleigh Rides
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tennis


Breakfast time is one of our favorite parts of the day – it’s when in the span of just a few hours all our guests gather in one place and share with us their adventures, those from the day before or those that await the day ahead. On most mornings you’ll find Frank cooking in the kitchen and Julie in the dining room attending to your needs.

Our breakfast menu philosophy is a lot like our approach to everything at the Inn at Manchester: uncomplicated comfort.

So Frank’s menu is a collection of traditional comfort food favorites and hearty farmhouse classics: buttermilk pancakes, various quiches, french toast, omelette and cottage cakes. The selection changes daily with a rotation that gives you the opportunity to enjoy an egg entree one day and a syrup dish the next. If you prefer you can request eggs, prepared any style, on any day. We also offer a different breakfast meat each day: sausage, bacon, and ham. A fresh fruit garnish and toast, (usually made with locally produced Rupert Rising artisan breads) round out the meal. You’ll also find a selection of cereals, bananas, and homemade muffins available in the dining room to suit almost any taste. We proudly offer Vermont’s own, Green Mountain Coffee and selection of gourmet teas.

By the way, don’t be shy if you have an especially robust appetite. Breakfast seconds, and um, even thirds, are never any trouble – just ask. Of course we always do our best to accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions, just tell us what you need.

 We would be happy to offer suggestions or make reservations for you at some of the area restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites:  

Bistro Henry
Open for dinner Tues. – Sun. from 5 PM. Serving classic and updated bistro fare with an emphasis on fresh high quality ingredients and clean simple preparations. Award-winning wine list, full bar, children’s menu, excellent desserts, professional service and a comfortable atmosphere.
Enjoy burritos, enchiladas, burgers and wraps for lunch on one of our outdoor tables. Come for dinner, relax with a snifter of premium tequila while relishing tableside guacamole, rellenos, fajitas, and our homemade desserts. Voted one of the fifty best Hispanic restaurants in USA
Chantecleer Restaurant
Fine gourmet dining. Continental cuisine, including tableside service for such classics as Chateaubriand and Caesar salad. Proper attire (Jackets not required). Chef owned. Credit cards. Rte 7A (3.5 miles north of Manchester) East Dorset.


3967 Main Street
Manchester, VT  05254


(802) 362-1793

Toll Free:

(800) 273-1793

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On four park-like acres The Inn at Manchester has welcomed travelers  since the  1940′s and we look forward to welcoming you.  In season, our classic front porch beckons with comfy seating, perfect for watching the world go by. Or, sneak off to one of the hammocks and rock any residual stresses away.  The outdoor pool is another popular summer relaxation spot and the gardens add soothing splashes of color throughout our grounds.


Meetings Capacity: 200
Meetings Guestrooms: 18
When you’re looking to gather your professional group or club in a quiet, comfortable setting look no further than The Inn at Manchester.
Whether a full retreat or an afternoon meeting, we can offer you comfort, privacy and the underlying hospitality that will help make your next gathering productive, successful and stress-free.  Let us know what you need and we can tailor a package that will meet your needs while providing an exceptionally relaxing atmosphere sure to motivate, reward and rejuvenate your attendees.



Weddings Capacity: 200
Weddings Guestrooms: 18

Romance. Romance. Romance

Inn at Manchester is the perfect location to host your Vermont wedding celebration and make a lifetime of memories. The Inn’s manicured lawns, canopied and surrounded by huge ancient pines and majestic birch trees, make for an ideal backdrop for this most important day in sharing your new life together.

Whether an intimate affair for two or a lavish gala of 200, the Inn at Manchester along with your personal event planner, Janet Dunnington, will make sure your every need is met. Janet will meticulously guide you through every aspect of the planning stages, allowing you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the process. She will match you with top resources and services that will compliment your unique style and personality, and then will assist you to creatively enhance and personalize every detail. She and her professional staff will be behind the scene on your wedding day to coordinate time lines, calm nerves, and create a smooth-flowing, flawless event to remember.




Number of Rooms: 18
Enjoy Manchester, Vermont lodging at its coziest and most inviting when you stay at our historic Manchester B&B Inn and Carriage House. We offer 18 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms, including 5 lovely suites, all with private baths featuring massage shower heads, distinctive toiletries and hairdryers. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, and for your comfort include flat screen TVs, luxurious linens and handmade quilts, reading lamps, full-length mirrors and alarm clocks. Some accommodations include fireplaces, and separate sitting rooms. Rates include full breakfast. Click here to read more about our rooms.