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Entertainment

Bromley Thrill Zone

Feeling adventurous? Check out Bromley Mountain this summer! During the summer, Bromley offers three different extraordinary adventures that appeal to everyone in the family. The Mountain Park offers slides, trampolines, mini golf, space bikes, giant swings, and more. The Aerial and Sun Flyer Parks offer a range of ziplining, rope, and bridge courses if you’re looking for even more thrills to discover!

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Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Attend a play at the famous Weston Playhouse! This award-winning regional theatre is a multi-stage operation that provides entertainment all summer long. On the Main Stage this season is Pulitzer Prize-winning Oklahoma! and Tony Award winner Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. After Main Stage events, head downstairs for some late night entertainment at the Cabaret. Visit the Walker Farm to see the extraordinary work of The Weston Playhouse’s Young Company, which is composed of members still studying or recently graduated from conservatory and undergraduate programs. Wohler Realty Group is excited sponsor Always…Patsy Cline, coming to the Walker Farm this August.

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Dorset Theatre Festival

Enjoy a performance at Dorset Playhouse. This summer season features four main stage productions and the Pipeline Series of one-night-only presentations. Bring the whole family out to see some of Vermont’s best Off-Broadway plays!

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Manchester Music Festival

Nothing to do Thursday night? We’ve got you covered. Stop by Manchester to attend a classical concert! The Manchester Music Festival welcomes top musicians who headline world famous stages and orchestras for five weeks in the summer. You will find that the selected music spans from classical chamber compositions to more contemporary works. Busy on Thursday? No worries, concerts are also held Saturday night. Enjoy performances by talented up-and-coming young musicians every Sunday.

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Shopping

Manchester Designer Outlets

Over 40 designer outlets and fantastic savings await. Housed in authentically restored Vermont structures – enjoy beautiful views, wonderful food, and the most satisfying shopping experience you’ve ever had.

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Church Street Marketplace

The Church Street Marketplace consists of four blocks of exceptional dining and shopping space in downtown Burlington.

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Northshire Bookstore

Likely the best bookstore in Vermont. Huge selection of titles in virtually every category. Great little cafe attached in the back. A place where you can easily spend a couple of hours. Definitely a must-stop when in Manchester. Pick up a few books and support this great independent bookstore.

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Weston Antique Show

Featuring renowned dealers from across the U.S. with American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry and more.

Show: Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 10am – 5 pm

Gala Preview:  Thursday, October, 3pm – 7:30 pm

$10 includes preview hors d’oeuvres, wine, show and readmission

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Sights & Scenery

Fall Foliage Scenery

Come see the beauty that’s created by having about 60% of Vermont’s trees being maple and take the gondola ride at Stratton Mountain or drive Route 100 and check out all of the colors that this time of year creates in southern Vermont.

Stratton’s Gondola Ride

Take the easy way up and ride the gondola to the top of the highest peak in southern Vermont and enjoy breathtaking scenery that allows you to see four states!

Vermont has 60% maple trees which allows it to be know has having some of the best fall foliage in the world.  Come and experience it.

Fall Gondola Hours (weather permitting)

  • September 30 Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
  • October 1st Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
  • October 2nd through the 6th (Monday – Friday) 12 to 6 pm
  • October 7 and 8th ( Saturday and Sunday) 10 am to 6 pm
  • October 9 Monday 10 am to 4 pm

PLEASE NOTE that the last trip up is at 5:30 pm ( 3:30 pm Sundays) and the last trip down is at 5:50 pm (3:50 pm Sundays)
Cost:

  • $15 for Adults over 18 but under 70
  • $9 for Seniors over 70
  • $9 Juniors (6 to 17)
  • Free for Children under 6
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Hildene

The Lincoln Family Home. His father was born in a log cabin and came from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the century. He built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is the Great American Story.

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Shelburne Museum

The Shelburne Museum is an eccentric and charming landmark in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.

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Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Teaching and Demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland.

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Dorset Quarry

On hot summer days the sight of dozens of families jumping, swimming, and basking in the sun around this massive 60-foot-deep swimming hole makes it one of the most wholesome and picturesque recreational spots in the region.

Personal Services

Private Chef/Catering Services

We have relationships with a number of local chefs who can meet your catering needs. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a party for a 100 people, ask Blue Sky Vacation Rentals to assist.

Massage

Enjoy a luxurious massage in the comfort of your own room with our mobile massage partners.