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Fall Equinox in Vermont

This October, Vermont’s Equinox Resort joins the Farmers’ Dinner Series in partnerships with Taylor Farms and Vermont Fresh Network.


October is peak leaf-peeping season, but it is also harvest time and where better to experience both than pastoral Vermont. Since 1769, The Equinox in Manchester Village has served as one of the country’s most historically significant resorts. “Serving the Republic since before there was a Republic,” the hotel was a meeting place for the fathers of the American Revolution, hosted American presidents (including Taft, Grant, Harrison and Teddy Roosevelt), and has served as a favorite vacation destination for well-heeled, well-traveled visitors looking to experience the year-round offerings of New England’s most scenic location. The resort recently enjoyed a $20-million dollar refurbishment courtesy of acclaimed designer Geoffrey Bradfield and his celebrated architectural vision that harmonizes country charm with modern sophistication.

The Farmers’ Dinner Series is designed to celebrate the farmer-chef partnerships that are the foundation of the Vermont Fresh Network. Dinner guests will enjoy a short program of farmer anecdotes that will tell the story of your meal as it unfolds and give diners VIP access to the wonderful food sources available in Vermont, in some cases with the food arriving at the table just hours after harvest.

The three-course dinner will be held on Friday, October 29th and highlights the Fall Harvest of Vermont’s farms as well as items from the garden of The Equinox’s own Executive Chef Jeffrey Russell. An optional reception prior to dinner includes a tour of Taylor Farms with a wine and cheese tasting. The dinner is $50 per person and the wine and cheese reception is an additional $10 per person. To book call 802 362 4700. Guests may also choose a weekend getaway for two that includes the dinner and two nights in luxurious accommodations for $579 per couple.

Situated on 1,300 acres of bucolic countryside, The Equinox Resort is nestled between the Green and Taconic Mountain ranges at the base of Mount Equinox. The classic New England scenery creates a beautiful tableau where guests can enjoy an 18-hole golf course, the British School of Falconry, an off-road driving school, field archery, as well as some time out in the 13,000 square foot full-service spa.

Guests can chose from four different Inns to stay at: Dormy House, the Townhouses, the Charles Orvis Inn or 1811 House–the former home of Abraham Lincoln’s granddaughter. The 1811 House is an exquisitely maintained romantic country inn with 13 beautiful guestrooms—offering fireplaces, canopied beds, private porches, authentic antiques and prized artworks. Inn rooms, named for some of Manchester’s most illustrious and colorful figures, are individually decorated featuring stately antique décor, accented by modern comforts like flat screen televisions and wireless internet. Each offers commanding views of Manchester Village and the surrounding inn gardens with soaring mountain views. Cottage Rooms include wood burning fireplaces, fine oriental rugs, and antique décor, lending it authenticity and charm.

The newly renovated Charles Orvis Inn is an elegantly restored 19th century residence adjacent to the Equinox. Featuring nine 1 and 2 bedroom suites, 5 superior king rooms, library and sitting rooms with fireplace, New England porch and deck overlooking the picturesque Village of Manchester.

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