In The Area

 Arlington, once the capitol of Vermont, offers visitors a bit of history and gorgeous scenery- including covered bridges and some easy ambling about the villiage. It's tree-lined main street is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. The artist lived in Arlington during the years he created those nostalgic covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Sitting right on that historic main street is the classic Greek Revival Arlington Inn, built in 1847 as the private home of Martin Chester Deming. This Villiage Estate first opened it's doors to welcome guests in the 1920's. A quiet villiage, Arlington is between Manchester and Bennington and convinient to the diversions that each season has to offer. Walk to swimming and fishing on the Battenkill River, one of the most famous fly-fishing rivers in America. Nearby you can enjoy shopping, theater, museums,golfing, antiquing, hiking, canoeing, biking, horseback riding, snowboarding, cross-country and downhill skiing.


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The Arlington Recreation Park is 1/4 mile out our front door and features a 9 hole par 3 golf course, a one mile walking trail along the Battenkil river, spring fed swimming pond, playground, tennis courts and picnic areas.
   










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Art Centers & Historic Sites

 

Park McCullough House
This 1865, Second Empire “summer cottage,” is one of the finest Victorian mansions in New England. Home to two Vermont Governors, its 35 rooms retain many original furnishings.Grounds include scale-model playhouse, carriage barn with carriages, gardens and glasshouse grapery. 802-442-5441

 



Hildene
(Robert Todd Lincoln Estate)
Abraham Lincoln's descendants lived until 1975 in this 24-room Georgian Revival Mansion in the scenic Village of Manchester. The interior of the home has been preserved intact with original furnishings and personal family effects. Tours Daily -  9:30-4:30. 802-362-1788

Robert Frost Stone House Museum
Home of the American Poet in the 1920's.

Southern Vermont Art Center
Art exhibitions, performing arts, classes, outdoor sculpture garden, botany trail. Tues, 10-8:30 pm; Wed.-Sat, 10-5pm; Sun 12-5 pm. 802-362-1405

Elizabeth Wilson Museum
800-piece permanent collection; traveling exhibits from national museums. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Bennington Center for the Arts
World class art exhibits in 4 galleries; permanent collection of wildlife art. 802-442-7158

Bennington Museum The Art of Grandma Moses & Bennington Pottery Gallery. 9-5pm. 802-447-1571

American Museum of Fly Fishing
Featuring the largest of fly fishing paraphernalia in the world.

Tilting at Windmill Gallery
A broad selection of work by national, regional & international artists.

 

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Shopping

Manchester Designer Outlets
Take a Drive just 8 miles north for some of the best designer outlets.

Northshire Bookstore
New, used and rare books, products, children's books, specialty gifts, music and collectible vinyl. 802-362-2200

Handmade in Vermont
One of Vermont's premier showcases for area artists and craftspeople. (802)-446-2400

Bennington Potters
An amazing selection of Vermont Gifts & Country Kitchen Accessories. (802) 447-7531

Country House Antiques & Gifts
Vermont country shop offering antiques, gift, home and garden accessories, folk art and Vermont-made products. Wallingford, VT

 

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Antique Centers

Explore one of the many antique centers the area has to offer.
The treasures are just waiting to be found!


» East Arlington Antiques

» Past & Present
» Brewster's Antiques
» Carriage Trade
» Equinox Antiques
» Chocolate Barn
» Tall Pines

 

Village Peddler & Bearatoriam
Mouthwatering chocolates, fudge, truffles and butter crunch made fresh in our candy kitchen.Once an old wagon shed, this historic building in East Arlington now houses an array of Vermont specialty foods such as maple syrup and maple candy; cheddar cheese and crackers homemade preserves and jelly; honey; and sugar free candy. Old Mill Rd, East Arlington, VT. 1.800.AH.FUDGE

 

Vermont Country Store
A beautiful 45 minute drive into Weston on Route 100. Monday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed Sundays / 1-802-824-3184

 

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Trail, Wagon & Sleigh Rides

Mountain View Ranch
Enjoy the amazing scenery of Southern Vermont from horseback. We have riding to fit every need: including trail rides, lessons, sleigh rides and summer riding camps. (check out our packages!) Danby. (802) 293-5837

Horses for Hire

Horses for Hire is the oldest operating stable in the Manchester and the Mountains Area. Located in beautiful Peru, VT, Deb is able to offer a wide selection of wooded trails and back country roads to explore through Vermont's Green Mountains. (on Diers Road, Route 30, 1½ mile south of Stratton Mountain Road). (802) 297-1468

Pfister's

Come and spend some time on the mountain in the quiet serenity of a summer day. Offering wagon and carriage rides, leaving on the hour. Groups of 2 to 24. Londonderry. For rates and appointments call Karl Pfister at (802) 824-4663

 


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"Thank you for making our Vermont get-away so special. The attention to detail from the champagne and chocolates to the comfy white robes brought the experience from ordinary to extraordinary!* We hope to return someday and will definately stay here."

Linda & Frank
"*not to mention the fireplace & jacuzzi - wow!"
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Day Spas

Green Mountain Oasis
We are thrilled to have you join us, whether here for the day or an hour. We hope that our commitment to excellence exceeds your expectations. 532 Main St, Bennington. 802-447-2900

Green Door Day Spa

Here in the beautiful Green Mountains of Manchester, Vermont, you'll find a serenely soothing environment to enjoy your favorite beauty service. Manchester 362-1528

Avanyu Spa

at The Equinox -Absolute rejuvenation in the midst featuring a state-of-the-art Fitness Center and nourishing treatments with local flavor. Manchester Village 802-362-4700

 

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"Thank you for making our Vermont get-away so special. The attention to detail from the champagne and chocolates to the comfy white robes brought the experience from ordinary to extraordinary!* We hope to return someday and will definately stay here."

Linda & Frank
"*not to mention the fireplace & jacuzzi - wow!"
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Hiking

Explore the High Country of the Green Mountain National Forest while Hiking the Long Trail. There are several day hikes available in the area, see front desk for the list & trail maps.
Green Mountain National Forest Trail Maps - We have these in a book at the front desk to browse through and have taken several of the hikes ourselves.

 

Stratton Gondola Ride

The top of the mountain is only a leisurely ride away. The Stratton Gondola will take you to the top of southern Vermont's highest peak for a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Bask in the glory of the mountains during the changing seasons from the summit of southern Vermont's highest peak.


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"We live just 30 minutes away but wanted to get away for a lovely, quiet, romantic evening. The awesome accommodations, fabulous fireplace and jacuzzi, superb staff and fine food were just what we needed. We have been by this lovely Inn several times and now can say that we stayed here and loved it! Thank You!"

Jill & Tom
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Places to Visit

Equinox Skyline Drive
(Mid May - Late Oct) A Toll Road that takes you from the base of Mt. Equinox to the summit, 3835 feet above sea level. On a clear day you can see five mountain ranges and a peak in Canada. Hiking Trails & Picnic Areas. 362-1115.

Alpaca Farm Alpacas of Maple Lane
Just 15 minutes from the Inn & Visitors always Welcome! Phyllis & Steve Decker, 85 Keyes Lane · Shushan, NY (518) 854-9509

French Hollow Alpacas

Stunning Alpacas and state of the art facilities
305 French Hollow Rd, Bondville, VT (802) 2979353

Merck Forest

Merck Forest is a special place. Its windy, mountaintop farm, and quiet forest trails provide a beautiful and peaceful respite to the students and visitors who come here to relax and to learn.
Rupert, 802-394-7836

North River Winery

201 VT Rte. 112 River Road, Jacksonville, 800-585-7779.
Open every day, 10-5, year-round with free wine tastings.
Mad Tom OrchardTasting rooms in Bennington, just 14 miles south and in Manchester, 8 miles north.

Mad Tom Orchard
(In Season)

Apples are ready for picking at the orchard. Open daily 9:00 to 5:30 - closed Mondays - but will be open on Columbus Day Oct 13. Located on Mad Tom Road in East Dorset, 2.5 miles from the East Dorset General Store.

 


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Playhouse Theaters and Music

Dorset Playhouse
The Playhouse has housed over 70 years of theatre since it was built in the early 1920's of pre-Revolutionary timbers from local barns. The now greatly expanded and improved facility serves both the Dorset Players and the Dorset Theatre Festival. 802-824-5288

Manchester Music Festival

Classical music performances in the Manchester, Vermont area.

Weston Playhouse

Vermont's oldest professional theatre company presents a 6 show season of Broadway favorite plays and musicals. 802-824-5288

Old Castle Theatre

Now enjoying its 25th season, Old Castle has emerged as one of New England's finest theatres. Since 1972, it has gained a reputation for consistently excellent presentations of a wide variety of plays. Bennington. 802-447-0564

Paramount Theatre

Built in 1913 and recently restored, the fully accessible Paramount Theatre serves central and southern Vermont as a performing arts facility. Rutland, 802-775-0903

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Guest Testimonials
"Thank you for making our Vermont get-away so special. The attention to detail from the champagne and chocolates to the comfy white robes brought the experience from ordinary to extraordinary!* We hope to return someday and will definately stay here."

Linda & Frank
"*not to mention the fireplace & jacuzzi - wow!"
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Adventures

Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival
June. Cambridge, NY (just 20 minutes from the Inn)

Bromley Mountain

Just 14 miles from us!! Offering Alpine Slide, Climbing Wall, Trampoline Thing, Space Bike, Deval Carts, Miniature Golf, Water Slide and much more. (802) 824-5522

Backroad Discovery
Experience and Discover True Vermont. You'll get up close & personal with abandoned marble quarries, working farms, quaint one-of-a kind hamlets, historic places, local artisans, an alpaca plantation & much more. "Editor's Pick" for the Yankee Travelers Guide to New England." For details call 802-362-4997 or us.

Fly Fishing Guide Bob Young
Catch native trout in some of the state's most pristine countryside. (802) 375-9313


Orvis Fly Fishing School
Three day fly fishing course teaches all about trout fishing. Beginners thru advanced. 802-362-3622.

Fishing & Hunting License



Battenkill Valley Outdoors

Canoes, Kayaks, Tubing, Bike Rentals and more
Route 313 just miles from the Inn. 518-677-3311


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Guest Testimonials
"My parents brought me here for my sweet 16 birthday twenty-six years ago. My memories are still vivid. The grandeur and charm of the Arlington Inn are unforgetable! Now 26 years later, my wonderful & romantic husband surprised me for my birthday with a visit to this beautiful inn! Dinner was exquisite. Breakfast was delicious & generous! The Sylvester's Study room was cozy and homey. We enjoyed our time here very much!"

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Golf & Tennis

Mount Anthony Country Club
The fairways are fairly narrow with most being tree lined. There is one pond that comes into play on two holes, and there are sand bunkers scattered throughout the design with only one being a fairway bunker. The greens vary in size, with most being predominantly flat and slow. (802) 447-7079,

The Golf Club at Equinox

The Course is a recipient of Golf magazine's prestigious Silver Medal Award and is rated one of the top 75 golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest. Call 800-362-4747 or 362-3223

Manchester Country Club
Manchester Country Club is a private club for those who appreciate the beauty of Vermont, a fair but challenging golf course, a calendar full of both golfing and social events and tennis on our two new clay tennis courts. Pro Shop    802-362-2233

Stratton Mountain
Stratton's 27 hole Championship golf course is one of those rare places where everything comes together perfectly. There are three separate 9-hole courses, each with its own set of characteristics and challenges. Gondola Rides, Concerts and more. 1-800-Stratton.

Okemo Mountain

The 6,400-yard long, par-70 golf course is Vermont's first Heathland-style course and is unlike any other resort course in New England. It's truly golf in its purest form. Okemo Mountain Resort is conveniently located in South/Central Vermont in the village of Ludlow on Route 103. (802) 228-4041

Arlington Park & Recreations

9 Hole Course along the Battenkill River. Greens fee is by donation at start of course. Historic Rte 7A, Arlington

Practice Tee

Driving Range. 330 yard driving facility, all grass tees, sand trap, 3 excellent PGA pros for lessons can really improve your game. Call 802-362-3100.

Tennis

Equinox Indoor Tennis Center
is open for the season. Private and group lessons. Court rental by the hour & outside guests are welcome. 802-362-7785

Arlington Recreation Park
offers 2 courts outside and is located just a 1/4 mile away.


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Winter Activities

Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing

 

Cross Country Skiing


Snowmobiling

 

Ice Skating

Riley Rink
Southern Vermont's largest indoor facility, 35,000 square foot multi-purpose olympic size indoor skating rink.

Arlington Rec Park

Bring your own skates and walk to the Rec Park for free ice skating. Small outdoor area just a short distance from the Inn.

 


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Real Estate & Links

Guest Testimonials
"This was a first time visit to the Inn and it was a very memorable experience. The room & accommodations were comfortable & cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace. Our meals here outstanding!! Fantastic flavoring & portions were plentiful. The pork dish is one I will remember for some time. Delicious. We were here for the sleigh ride package & our ride was also a special memory. The horses were beautiful and the scenery breathtaking. If we decide to return to the area, we will definitely return to the inn. Thank you for everything! "

Susan & Richard
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