Conversations

Famous for its blend of natural beauty, history, and small town charm, Manchester is home to some of New England’s most coveted opportunities to sip, shop, savor, and stay. We make it a point to chat with local movers and shakers; the shopkeepers, innkeepers, chefs, and artists who create these fabulous experiences. Find out what they love most about Manchester and the mountains!

The Vermont Difference

Navigating brick and mortar retail today is no small feat. Meet MVT shopkeeper Melissa Weeks and find out how she keeps it real for herself and her customers.

Where Two Trails Meet

For thirty years, The Mountain Goat's been outfitting hikers for backcountry adventures and adventure travel. This year, they secured a special designation for Manchester.

Kimpton’s Taconic

Manchester's newest boutique hotel is a vogue interpretation of a grand Vermont inn and, the first Kimpton experience in the region. Join us for a talk and tour.

Adventure Into Fly Fishing

Next door to the Orvis flagship store, the most prestigious collection of fly fishing ephemera in the world. Plus, upcoming special events for anglers and non-anglers alike!

The Play’s the Thing

One of Vermont's most charming villages is just ten minutes from Manchester. And home to a remarkable summer theatre producing new works with a fresh perspective.

Manchester’s Sweetest Side

If there's one local biz that's been keeping things sweet in MVT, it's Mother Myrick's. A slice of their signature Lemon LuLu cake is like a slice of sunshine...

Airbnb Gone Luxe

Traveling is easy when you find the comforts of home. Join us for a visit to Joanie Burns' Tucked In, a luxurious Airbnb rental just steps from downtown Manchester.

A Steak and a Brew

Ed St. Onge swore he'd never own his own restaurant but MVT changed his mind. Today, with wife Nancy, he owns and runs Raven's Den, a popular fast casual steakhouse.

A Native Celebration

A visit to Manchester's Long Ago and Far Away is a journey of discovery. Meet the proprietors, Grant and Betsy Turner, and learn about the artists they represent.

A Family Inn in the Mountains

With bed & breakfast packages, cottage rentals, a lovely campus, regular events, and a fabulous family of innkeepers, this country inn is an MVT classic.

Big Art, Big Vision

From outdoor exhibits to museum collections, this town is for art lovers. Join us for a visit to Manchester's newest indie gallery and meet the lady behind it all.

Express Yourself

Kate Franklin's Wine & Painting Classes are not your average evening out. There's food and drink, but also a canvas, and paints, and friendly, expert instruction!