Kimpton Taconic Hotel
What We Love
- The living room, with complimentary coffee and tea service
- Savoring delicious farm-to-table fare in the hotel's exceptional restaurant
- Manchester, a beautiful Vermont country town with an old-fashioned atmosphere
What To Know
- This brand new property was opened in December 2015
- Bring Fido: dog bowls, beds and other pet-friendly perks are available
- WiFi is free for Kimpton Karma rewards members
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Make yourself at home at Taconic, a welcoming new Kimpton hotel sitting in the Vermont countryside. Traditional architecture, a grand front porch and rustic, earthy tones make this getaway homey both inside and out. You’ll feel just like family once you check in, thanks to thoughtful extras like complimentary coffee and tea in the living room, daily hosted wine hours and a yoga mat in your room – which happens to be a calming oasis in general. The plush furnishings, luxury bedding and cottage-style details create a friendly space and a perfect base.
Even the restaurant, the Copper Grouse, is an inviting spot. Unpretentious American classics are served in a warm and thoughtful tavern that make you and your fellow diners feel like community. And the sense of community extends beyond Taconic, too, with area farms providing ingredients for the restaurant’s rustic menu and kind locals who teach art classes, run shops and lead horse-drawn sleigh rides in the snow. Let the Taconic staff, ever eager to help, point you to the best of each.
Good to know
Please note that a $20 daily resort fee, plus $2 in applicable taxes, includes, but is not limited, to valet and self-parking, morning coffee and tea services, Wi-Fi, use of the 24-hour fitness room, the “Forgot It, We’ve Got It” program and seasonal, limited-availability bikes.
Comforting earth tones, plush bedding, curated local artwork – the guest rooms at Taconic are the perfect reflection of the surrounding Vermont countryside’s style of laid-back luxury. They’re a welcoming, relaxing escape after a day exploring Manchester. Choose from the Deluxe King, with courtyard views, or the Premier Queen/Queen, with mountain views, plus two queen beds.
The Copper Grouse Restaurant & Bar is the soul of Vermont cuisine. Classic regional fare is served in a chic tavern, emphasizing ingredients from local farms. With breakfast, brunch and dinner menus, this rustic eatery lets you enjoy its plates throughout the day, and fried oysters, cheddar-ale soup and cider-brined half chicken are just a taste of the hearty dishes you can expect from the popular gathering spot. American wines, craft-brewed beers and a variety of spirits are also available, for you to end your day with a toast.
Manchester epitomizes Vermont charm. Rustic covered bridges, apple orchards, cow pastures, white steeples – small-town beauty is around every corner, waiting to be admired. A destination for all the seasons, this Vermont escape also offers plenty of activities to keep you busy, like skiing, fly-fishing, golfing, antiquing, kayaking and hiking. Enjoy award-winning live music, browse local art galleries, try a tasting at a craft brewery, or visit a dairy farm. Your stay in this quaint Vermont town will be as laid-back or adventurous as you choose.
How to Get There
Quite a few years ago we stayed at the Village Country Inn which occupied this spot until it closed and fell into disrepair. The Kimpton Taconic approximates the footprint and is really a proud replacement that maintains the charm and feel of that old inn while providing lovely amenities. We had a wonderful weekend stay.
The Kimpton Taconic is a joy in any season. However, the beauty and warmth of a nice wood fire is much appreciated on a cold Autumn day. Our room wasn’t ready so we waited in the main lobby living room in front of a pleasant fire. We were thrilled before we even entered our room. A few glasses of wine also helped.
We chose the Kimpton over other options in Manchester because of its proximity to downtown shops and restaurants, but just outside the main shopping area. The hotel is very clean and well appointed. It is pet friendly so beware there are lots of guests with dogs but we did not find this to be any problem. We chose a king room with a fireplace which was very comfortable. We requested an additional side chair as there was only one place to sit in addition to the bed. There was an evening beer and wine social hour which was a nice touch- although seating was sparse. The lighting in the lobby area in front of the fireplace could be turned down a bit to add to the ambiance. We found the room service menu to be limited as there didn't seem to be much for a late evening snack. Sandwich options would be nice in addition to the one hamburger listed. The personnel were very pleasant and accommodating. Definitely will return- would be great during the foliage season.