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Green Mountain Falconry School

#1 of 4 Classes & Workshops in Manchester Features Animals
3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-379-2043
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"One of the MOST AMAZING experiences EVER!!!

Our daughter is a student in Troy, NY. We were looking for something to do over her family weekend... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2016
928Chris
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Amazon time with family and birds!

My daughter had a lesson scheduled yesterday, bad weather came in, our lesson was canceled. Bob... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2016
Lisa F
,
Auburn, Massachusetts
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“hawk walk” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
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+1 802-379-2043
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our daughter is a student in Troy, NY. We were looking for something to do over her family weekend and 15 th birthday. We never could imagined what an extraordinary 3 hours we would have. Words cannot possibly describe these magnificent creatures and Rob's talent...More

2  Thank 928Chris
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thank you all so much for visiting and making my day so special! When you combine a marvelous, fun and enthusiastic family with fabulous hawks, great weather and a beautiful setting, I don't have much of a job to do! I hope you will return...More

Reviewed October 23, 2016

My daughter had a lesson scheduled yesterday, bad weather came in, our lesson was canceled. Bob managed to get Dianna in to help, and we were able to get our lesson in today. The whole experience was informative and insightful. We learned about the birds,...More

Thank Lisa F
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thank you, Lisa, for your kind remarks. I'm so pleased that we were able to fit you in and also that we could introduce a young adult to these great birds and, as you put it, how we can co-exist. That it might be one...More

Reviewed October 9, 2016

If you appreciate wildlife of any type you will love this experience. I had the pleasure of spending a couple hours with Rob and two of his well-trained and amazing Harris Hawks. This is an experience you will never forget. You'll be inspired to see...More

Thank MANTRA W
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

That is so kind - thank you for your review. One of the best aspects of my job is demonstrating how rapidly a hawk can learn and how that ability would increase the chance of survival for a wild bird. I'm so pleased you clearly...More

Reviewed October 6, 2016

My wife and I spent a remarkable two hours with Rob and two Harris Hawks. The educational introduction was fascinating. Rob is a true expert who can covey large amounts of information in a relaxed, entertaining and friendly manner. Within 45 seconds, of my taking...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Christopher - I really appreciate it! Sometimes, it is hard to believe that these trained hawks are still wild animals. But when they respond in a split second and in such an instinctive way, there is little doubt. Having a front-row...More

Reviewed October 4, 2016

On Sunday, we had, what would amount to, a memorable and exhilarating experience. I knew that this lesson was tailored made for my husband. You can imagine my disappointment when an email exchange with falconer, Rob Waite,stated that he was booked. Two days later, he...More

1  Thank Mary F
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review, Mary. I was so pleased that the cancellation worked out for your schedule and gave me the opportunity to meet you both and experience your obvious enthusiasm for these marvelous birds. Thanks also for...More

Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A recent visit to the Green Mountain Falconry School truly was an extraordinary experience! If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to take the introductory lesson and the hawk walk, please don't hesitate. You'll learn fascinating information about hawks and falconry while you...More

1  Thank Linda S
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, Linda - I really do appreciate it and I'm sure others will, too. It takes more than a little nerve to "take the plunge" and book a lesson not knowing anything about what...More

Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience ! This was my third time and it is something that never gets old! So happy more of my family got to do this! Shout out to Rob!

Thank Pattypatter
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

That's great to hear - thank you. And so pleased your family got to do it....not to mention your coming back for a third time. You'll soon be one of our "Frequent Fliers"! Hope to see you again and soon. Rob

Reviewed September 6, 2016

I did both the Falconry lesson and walk. Rob was full of enthusiasm about his special relationship with his birds of prey. Rob's love of this sport truely shines through. I learned a tremendous amount of information about the Harris Hawk. Beautiful birds so much...More

Thank Holly1420
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Being considered, "A bucket list experience" is a real thrill - thanks for saying so, Holly. I had great fun showing you the hawks and seeing your obvious enthusiasm for them. It's also great to know you learned lots - that's what we're here for,...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016

We arrived for our morning falconry lesson. Not much to add to everyone's positive reviews. The Hawks are gorgeous and majestic and their feathers are so soft! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to handle a hawk. Rob has done all the work...More

2  Thank onelastplace
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

Thank you! "Informative and enjoyable" are the two most important objectives of our programs, so I really do appreciate your review that says you found it to be just that. And of course, I also liked your advice...."Do it!"!! Thanks again. Rob

Reviewed July 26, 2016

Well this is a very unique experience, unlike any I have had in the world. For sure you should book the Hawk Walk which allows you to really see these birds up close and in extended flight. The birds are quite safe, even though they...More

1  Thank WorldTravelRod
Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear that it exceeded your expectations, Rod. Given the amount of traveling you have done and the number of unusual experiences you must have enjoyed, it is even more meaningful. Thank you so much for coming and for sharing your experience...More

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jrando3052
Are you open tomorrow sat nov 12 for two guests, we are staying at the equinox for the weekend
November 11, 2016|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we have now closed for the season. We reopen May 1st., so I hope you will be able to make a return visit and include a lesson at Green Mountain Falconry School. Thanks for your interest and sorry not to meet you... More
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patriciamadams
My husband and i will be in the are in a couple of weeks and I am researching things to do in the Manchester area.Where do i find the cost for taking a class with you? I am hoping our 32 yr old son will come up from MA to join us for a day - I believe he would love to do this as well as my husband.
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
Go to Green Mountain Falconry School website. The cost of the various programs that you can attend are listed there. And what each program consistent of. Note that they close Oct 31. When my wife and I decided to go, we... More
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Larry D
can you visit just to observe?
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi Larry - All of our bookings are private, hands-on experiences and so we don't accept observers. But each participant can bring along a free spectator to learn and take photographs. Hope this helps and that you decide to... More
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