This elegant, romantic 21-room country inn at the foot
of Mount Equinox in Southern Vermont's Manchester Village Historic
District offers luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and a peaceful
village setting convenient to great shopping and diverse four-season
activities. The Inn is located in Southern Vermont, 4.5 hours from New
York/2.5 from Hartford. Discounted seasonal packages are available.
Twenty-one upscale guest rooms and luxury suites in 3
historic buildings feature fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs (some rooms with
Jacuzzi tubs à deux and 2 fireplaces--a Manchester exclusive!), private
porches, antiques and stunning mountain views, staffed by experienced,
hands-on owners (fluent in 4 languages) and an attentive staff.
Walk to the historic Equinox Resort and Spa, a
RockResort, for luxurious spa services and world-class golf at discounted
guest rates. Tennis, hiking, biking and horseback riding at regular guest
rates are also available. Shop at Manchester's designer outlets (1 mile
away). Skiing, theater, restaurants, arts and culture are all nearby.
Guests enjoy a sumptuous three-course breakfast and fine
dining in a romantic setting, featuring contemporary European cuisine
prepared by the Chef/Owner and a first-class wine list.
Open to the public as well as Inn Guests, fine dining at
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant is a memorable experience.
Hailed by both Fodor's and Frommer's, dinner at the Inn is
served in an elegant setting. Contemporary European cuisine is prepared by
Swiss-trained Chef/Owner, Robert Bachofen, and is complemented by a
carefully selected first-class wine list of Californian and French
New Dining Experience -- Fondue Stübli
Fondue Room Looking for something different? We're
offering a unique new dining experience in addition to our usual candlelit
fine dining, featuring exquisite Swiss and European comfort foods.
For an informal evening out in an intimate atmosphere,
enjoy authentic Swiss Cheese Fondues and Racelette in our new "Fondue
Stübli" with cozy fireplace and original 1850 marbled walls.
The huge fieldstone fireplace in the Main Dining Room is
the focal point of our elegant restaurant. Warm yourselves by a romantic,
blazing fire in cold weather. Decorated with rich upholstery, warmly
colored hand-painted walls and hewn beams, broad windows offer views of
lush manicured gardens.
Mountain Skiing & Fun Park - winter downhill skiing and summer fun
* Gleneagles Golf Course at the Equinox Resort - challenging par 71
championship-quality course within walking distance of our Inn; specials
and discounted rates available for Reluctant Panther Guests
* Stratton Mountain - world-class skiing in winter; tennis, golf, biking,
hiking, trail rides and art, music events in summer
* The Vermont Golf Guide - information and links for golfing in Vermont
* Viking Nordic Ski Center - 35 kilometers of wooded trails in
Londonderry; hiking, biking in summer
Music, Arts & Culture
* Frog Hollow - nationally known gallery featuring the
work of juried Vermont artisans
* Hildene Mansion - a historic 24-room Georgian Revival estate of Robert
Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s son, with walking trails and gardens
* Manchester Music Festival - offers concerts of fine chamber music
performed by world-class artists
* Southern Vermont Art Center - ten galleries of classic and contemporary
fine art, hiking trails, a botany trail, sculpture gardens and an
indoor/outdoor café on 407 acres
* Vermont Symphony Orchestra - the oldest state-supported professional
orchestra in the country, offering concerts throughout Vermont, several in
* Warren Kimble Folk Art - home of "America's best-loved contemporary folk
Reluctant Panther Inn &
39 West Road,
Manchester, Vermont 05254-0678. 802-362-2568. 800-822-2331