Manchester Village

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa served every morning
  • Complimentary wine hour with nibbles every evening
  • The hotel's wraparound porch and fire pit offer guests a scenic place to relax 
  • About a three- to four-hour drive from Boston and New York City for a short weekend getaway

"Delivers a warm, welcoming and authentic taste of New England" -- Forbes
99%
Enjoyed This
(174 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful hotel and very pet friendly."
Robert
14. Jun 2018
Peabody, MA, USA

Map & Directions

If flying, Albany International Airport (ALB) is approximately 90 minutes away and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is two hours and 30 minutes from the hotel. If coming from New York, Boston or Montreal, the drive is less than four hours. Parking is free on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Still garnering buzz as the Kimpton brand's first Vermont property, the Taconic Hotel -- which opened in December 2015 -- offers quintessential New England charm on four acres in scenic Manchester. Named after the neighboring Taconic Mountain range, the property is rated the No. 1 hotel in Manchester on TripAdvisor and offers a great base from which to take in the "old-world, old-money elegance" (Frommer's) of this picturesque southern Vermont town.

Lauded by the Boston Globe as "a modern take on the grand inns of the early 20th century," the property boasts a main inn complete with a wraparound porch and a fire pit, along with three private cottages, a fitness center, an outdoor seasonal heated pool (opens mid-May through October) and the on-site Copper Grouse restaurant "that's so good it attracts as many locals as guests" (NY Daily News). 

The restaurant "celebrates the culinary treasures of Vermont" (Boston Globe) with dishes like cheddar ale soup, cider-brined chicken and maple creme brulee. Order room service, sit out on the restaurant's porch or sip local brews at the bar, lauded by Men's Journal as one of the 20 Best Hotel Bars in America.

Cozy rooms pull design inspiration from the natural surrounds, with soothing earth tones and pops of plaid. Outdoor enthusiasts will especially appreciate the in-room yoga mats and hand-crafted wooden walking sticks. Be sure to pick up a trek map at the front desk, which leads guests to "secret swimming holes, hidden waterfalls and off-the-beaten-track snowshoe trails" (Boston Globe).

The usual Kimpton perks also await on site, with free coffee and tea served in the mornings and a nightly wine hour with complimentary nibbles dished out to guests in the evenings. Enjoy your wine in the hotel's cozy library, which works in partnership with Manchester's local book store to display and highlight the best new reads. 

For further exploring afield, the Lincoln Family Home, Lye Brook Falls and the Manchester Designer Outlets are all within a 10-minute drive. 

From the press:
  • "Vermont's newest luxury hotel" -- Town & Country Magazine 
  • "Inspired by New England's grand Victorian inns" -- Vogue 
  • "No. 1 of 15 Hotels in Manchester" -- TripAdvisor
  • "The Copper Grouse offers a real sense of place that also tastes great, and has a welcoming cozy feel, an open-exhibition kitchen, and a long list of craft beer and specialty cocktails, many featuring Vermont made spirits" -- Forbes
  • "Aims to bridge the gap between the grand inns of Vermont's past and today's boutique lodging" -- The Boston Globe

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 16 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available. Rooms cannot accommodate an extra bed, roll-a-way bed or cot.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$20 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes: valet & self parking, morning coffee & tea services, Wi-Fi, "Forgot It, We Got It" program, outdoor heated pool, and bicycles (seasonal and limited availability).

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The outdoor pool is open seasonally and weather permitting.

Advance reservations are highly recommended for dining at The Copper Grouse. Please contact 802-362-0176 or talktous@taconichotel.com to make a reservation prior to check-in.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

99%
Enjoyed This
(174 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Taconic Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and very pet friendly.
Robert 14. Jun 2018 Peabody, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was magnificent, and the room was wonderful, comfortable, clean, with a refrigerator. It is pet friendly, which is of utmost importance, as I could bring him and hike at Merck Farm. I can't wait to book were again.
Other Comments
The staff was wonderful. My dog has been well trained, and I enjoyed being able to bring him there, and accompany me throughout the hotel. The coffee and tea station, as well as the wine hour was a very nice perk. The room was delightful, clean and comfortable. Can't wait to book again. Thank you so much!
Sheila 14. Jun 2018 Boston, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful atmosphere... beautifully decorated. Nice service. Nice wine hour. Loved the rocking chairs!
Richelle 03. Jun 2018 Easton, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
All employees very pleasant and helpful. Great location. Front porch. Quiet at night.
Christine 03. Jun 2018 Kingston, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service from all staff.
Other Comments
Rooms are nicely furnished but a bit small, great location in Manchester, close to wonderful restaurants and outdoor activities
Rachel 02. Jun 2018 East Lyme, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ambience and restaurant
Margaret 13. Jun 2018 Chaplin, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were uniformly friendly, gracious, and helpful. The room has many unexpected amenities, such as a large umbrella, a yoga mat, a flashlight, a magnifying mirror, plus lights that are bright enough to read by (thank you!) but can be dimmed if desired. We would have liked a tub, but the shower was large and had good water pressure and temperature. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant and both were outstanding, though a little pricey. We very much enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return.
Other Comments
There was a mixup between Travelzoo and the hotel on our arrival date, and the hotel apologized with a bottle of wine and chocolates in our room—nice touch. The Travelzoo deal was a great value for this hotel.
Robin 11. May 2018 Groton, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic bar!
Other Comments
Wish you could check out foam roller, jump rope and stretching bands for work out room. Otherwise it was perfect!
Cheryl 14. May 2018 Brooklyn, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, outstanding cleanliness, staff professionalism, courteousness of entire staff
Other Comments
Made to feel so welcome from our entry to final day. Meals were excellent. Facility stunning.
John 26. May 2018 Shrewsbury, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The restaurant, the Copper Grouse, was a nice place to relax. We had beautiful weather and were able to enjoy drinks on the patio.
Christa 19. May 2018 Plymouth, MA, USA

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