Come to the Wilburton to discover the great outdoors. Beyond biking, jogging, and exploring our own 30 acre private estate, Manchester offers an abundance of outside activities for every season.

In Summer, we offer golfing packages with Equinox Golf Course and Manchester Country Club. Enjoy the Apline Slide and Zip Line at Bromley Mountain's Adventure Zone. Rent kayaks, canoes, and inner tubes to raft down the Battenkill River through. Rent bikes too!  Discover hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, enjoy family hikes, and back-country horseback riding at Mountain View Ranch. We also highly recommend exploring the area with our friends from Back Road Discovery ToursIn the Winter enjoy skiing at Stratton and Bromley mountains, cross country slopes, pristine lakes, biking trails, and wonderful hiking. 


Cultural Events

The greater Manchester area is a center of entertainment and education. In addition to the Museum of the Creative Process, located on the grounds of the Wilburton, Southern Vermont features the Hildene Estate, the Fly Fishing Museum, The Southern Vermont Art Center, The Bennington Museum, and the Brattelboro Museum. Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, Oldcastle, and Williamstown Theaters feature acclaimed drama, while the Village Picture Show presents nightly cinema. 


Manchester is famous for it's high end outlet shopping. Manchester offers an array of designer and boutique outlet shopping. From the Orvis Flagship Store to the Northshire Bookstore, Banana Republic, Polo, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, and Coach, Manchester is a shopping mecca. 



Manchester is a haven for healing and healers. The Equinox Spa offers wonderful wellness treatments and classes, as do our friends at Heart of the Village Yoga