Our family and other family friends have been going to the Equinox for the New Year's Eve celebration for the past 5 years. It is a great place to enjoy family time and celebrate the holidays. There are events scheduled for the kids - a magic show, movies at night, bingo, hot chocolate and cookies at tea time every day, and a party with a DJ just for them on New Year's Eve. For the adults, there is a formal New Year's Eve party, the Spa, exercise classes, an outdoor hot tub, a big bonfire with champagne on New Year's Eve and a warm sitting area with a roaring fire. But what impresses me the most about the Equinox during this week is the generous attitude and extra effort they make to ensure this is a pleasant experience for everyone in the family.
The Hotel is old, but I believe it has incredible character and that the rooms and public areas have been kept up very well. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. And the staff is always available to help address any needs if you have them. The pool, spa and exercise areas are never crowded and they are kept impeccably. In addition, the hotel is situated on such a pretty New England street right in front of Equinox Mountain. If you are outdoorsy, like us, this is a great plus. The kids can sled right behind the hotel (with sleds provided for free by the hotel) on an awesome hill and my husband and I can strap on our snowshoes and hike any number of trails up and around the mountain. The hotel also provides free shuttles to 2 of the ski resorts in the area.
At night, after a satisfying dinner, either in the pub or in Manchester, we all reconvene in the library for drinks and a rowdy game of cards. To our family and friends it is a beautiful winter weekend and a great way to ring in the New Year and spend it all together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inns at Equinox offer a traditional way to experience the charm of southern Vermont with access to all of the amenities of the Equinox Resort. The 1811 House, which is the former home of Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter, is an excellently maintained romantic country inn offering soaring mountain views and a glimpse into history. Retreat to one of 13 unique guestrooms, which delight guests with graceful details, such as canopied beds, private porches, authentic antiques, and prized artwork. The 1811 House is open seasonally, Memorial Day weekend through the end of October. The Inns thirty newly renovated townhouses have a fresh new look. Designed by sought-after interior designer Mitchell Gold for the Bob Williams Collection, this new decor includes new sofas, furnishings, light fixtures, reclaimed floor wood for side tables and area photos from local photographers. A 75-yard stroll from the resort brings you to The Dormy House, situated just off of the first tee box of our golf course. Two distinct suites offer comfortable sleeping and dining quarters with the feel of an upscale Vermont country home. A private patio is equipped with outdoor furniture for an impromptu barbecue. ... more less
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