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
- 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
Manchester VT. is a great place to visit, and this hotel is a great place to stay while visiting. It is only a few years old, so everything is new and functional. The rooms are large and well equipped. Showers in the rooms are large and the water pressure is excellent.
There is a nice lobby with a large fireplace which constantly is burning wood. It was a pleasant spot to rest and read. Their restaurant is adjacent to the lobby, and is fairly priced with plenty of selections. The bar is well stocked.
There is a large porch with chairs outside, and a patio with a gas fired pit.
In the summer there is a pool to enjoy.
It is an easy walk to the Orvis flagship and Outlet stores, as well as several restaurants, and the Equinox hotel and golf course.
The staff is younger, friendly and quite helpful.
Pets are welcome here and they even place a nice dog bed in your room with food and water bowls. Just let them know in advance if you want to bring your companion.
Rooms are not cheap, especially at peak times. However, you do get what you pay for here, including coffee and tea in the mornings and a complimentary glass of wine in the late afternoon. They even have a few copies of the New York times in the lobby each day.
1. Decor. LOVE THE DECOR! Its the right amount of rustic, charm and luxury. From the lobby, to the outdoor porch, to the “library” and finally the rooms itself - everything was thoughtfully designed and presented. The standard rooms ARE small BUT tastefully done, cozy, clean and comfortable.
2. Service. Everybody (especially Todd and Jenna) was super friendly and eager to please and help. Every interaction I’ve had with various staff throughout the hotel was very pleasant and courteous. I requested for a DVD player and tea kettle to be sent to the room - and they obliged without hesitation. Wine hour between 5-6pm was much appreciated. Had a pleasant conversation with the GM, John.
3. Dog-friendly. THIS IS WHY WE LOVE KIMPTON. Everybody here LOVES dogs, including the people who stay here. The staff treated my dog with the same level of friendliness and courtesy.
All that being said, I have 2 small complaints:
1. $33 daily resort fee (for parking, wifi & gym access) isn’t of much value to guests. I absolutely do NOT mind paying resort fees, as I think sometimes it can provide good value, but not in this case. This is a destination hotel, meaning that every single person who comes here will be driving a car, hence self parking should always be provided, if you want to charge more for valet then i absolutely support that. Basic wifi should always be included in the room rate, if you want to charge more for guests to upgrade to a faster one (e.g. for streaming) then its totally understandable. Lastly, gym access shouldn’t be chargeable, unless amenities such as pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room are provided as well. Just a suggestion to provide more value to guests: daily $15 credit to the Copper Grouse. This will bring more revenue to the restaurant and provide more value to guests so they don’t feel ripped off by the resort fee.
2. Housekeeping service needs to be improved. They do not clean used glasses/mugs (just left it there or took it away and didn’t replace it) and also did not refreshed used toiletries or toilet paper (i had to ask for more to be sent). Ice bucket was not cleaned nor refilled. Bathroom mirror and shower glass wasn’t cleaned/wiped. Toilet bowl wasn’t cleaned. AT ALL DURING OUR 4 DAYS STAY. I’m not sure whether the fact that the all-white housekeeping staff factors into all this but i’ve never been to 5 star hotel where all the things above isn’t cleaned daily.
Would i come back? ABSOLUTELY! Overall we had a great staycation and if given the right rates, would definitely come back!
I don't have a single bad thing to say about this hotel. The service was great. The rooms were so nice and clean, but the highlight by far is the restaurant! You must get the breakfast included! We also had dinner. It's amazing!
Wonderful accommodations, great staff, excellent location, very pet friendly, nice afternoon social hour, superb restaurant. Bar prices are a little high. Many rooms have fireplaces. We would recommend the junior suite with the deep soaking, free standing, tub.
As I say in the title, if you want to travel with your dog, this hotel is for you! The hotel is beautiful and has a warm,cozy feel. Everyone is friendly and the hotel is alive with families and pets. The restaurant is great too. I do agree with others that the “resort fee” is not appropriate. Great experience.