The Vermont Summer Festival: The Horse Show Comes to Town!

The Wilburton Inn has a long history as a supporter of the Vermont Summer Festival. Ever since the festival first arrived in Manchester, the Wilburton Inn has had the pleasure of hosting Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show judges, contestants and families.  

Wilburton Inn lodging gets the blue ribbon with Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show riders.

Wilburton Inn lodging gets the blue ribbon with Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show riders.

Last summer, all 200 participants of the Vermont Summer Festival joined us for an Earth Sky Time Farm night dinner!

Some of the reasons Vermont Summer Festival horse show families love staying at the Wilburton Inn is because in addition to bed & breakfast guest rooms, we offer 8 different large vacation rental homes in Manchester. Riders and their families can enjoy cooking and relaxing in the homes after a big day in the ring - and of course they can do the laundry! Click here to see all the different houses we offer for groups of every size.

Family members who aren't spending the day in the ring, can relax by the Wilburton Inn's tennis court and swimming pool.

Best of all, it seems that horse lovers are also dog lovers! And they know that at the Wilburton Inn and Manchester Vermont Vacation are pet friendly rental homes. Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Jetson, loves when other dogs come to stay!

We wish all our Vermont Summer Festival guests best of luck this year at the horse show! We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Vermont!


So many things to do in Manchester!

What a busy weekend!

It's another beautiful August day with bright blue skies and green trees. Today is the antique car race up Equinox Mountain. We wish our guest Andy Greenberg a great race. This is his Aston Martin that he drives up from New York City for the big race. Nice wheels, Andy!

Andy's Astin Martin

Today is the sidewalk sales in Manchester. You can save on all the great shops at like Coach, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren at Manchester Designer Outlets, plus Orvis, and our favorite independent boutique, The Gold Trout, 

This is the final weekend of the 6 week Vermont Festival Horse Show. We have loved hosting so many riders who have stayed with us for many weeks. We think you all take the blue ribbon.

Vermont Festival Horse Show

Today was a town wide tag sale in Arlington Vermont. Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington for the later part of his career and it is a charming small town with lots of great treasures and antiques.

Tonight is the August Moon Dance at the Southern Vermont Art Center to benefit the Israel Congregation of Manchester.

This weekend we are delighted to welcome back two Wilburton Alumnae brides and grooms who are here celebrating their 7th and 11th anniversaries with their families. We are also hosting a sustainability conference in one of our homes and two family reunions. 

We want to welcome back the Lundberg family who have been guests at the inn for many years for their family reunion. This year includes weddings for two of their children -- so it's great that they can relax before the wedding planning begins.

Have a great weekend!

family reunions at the wilburton

Have a great weekend!