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.
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Outstanding hotel, staff and grounds. Rooms were very well-appointed, clean, and decorated. We enjoyed the large entry area, the library, and the ever-present dogs! Audubon artwork was plentiful and beautiful.
Had NO complaints whatsoever and stayed as long as we could.
Our IHG membership (yes, Kimpton is now part of that chain) got us a room upgrade to one with a fireplace. An early check-in and late departure were also accommodated - though it was during the off-season. The wife also got a pricey, but nice, in-room massage from an off-site company.
About dining in the area: We visited in during a dead time of year for Manchester - restaurants were closed on Mondays which doesn't leave a lot to do during the day if you aren't into shopping. Some places that were open didn't actually start serving until 4:00pm. Restaurants also suggested you make reservations. This wasn't necessary. We never ate anywhere that was even half full.
We stayed at Kimpton on our first trip to Vermont. The hotel was everything we expected, and more! We loved using the bicycles to check out the area. The wine happy hour was a lovely surprise. Every night we enjoyed relaxing by the patio fire pit. The staff was very helpful. Porch sitting with music was a treat! We are eager for another trip there next fall!
Stayed here again going on our 3rd or 4th time. Room was good, bed comfortable and bathroom clean with good shower. Only concern we had were all the dogs, especially at the social hour. There were a few dog alterations that were not pleasant. Anyone allergic to dogs or fearful of them certainly would give them second thoughts about staying here. We love dogs, but this is too much of a good thing.
We just got back from a quick getaway to this resort for my husband and I's anniversary. We have stayed at 5 Kimptons (one we have visited several times) and we have to say this is by far our favorite. The hotel is stunning and offers a very relaxing atmosphere. Our favorite part of all Kimptons is that we are able to bring our dog, George, with us. The staff treated him like their own and couldn't have been nicer or more attentive. When the GM, John, learned of our anniversary he immediately arranged to have a little gift sent to our room - so thoughtful. Todd at the front desk is also wonderful. The Copper Grouse has an amazing menu. We ended up eating there twice! As far as the location, Manchester is like a storybook and the perfect place for any couple looking to unplug. We will most definitely be back!
...maybe not so much for people. We checked in during a happy hour is sorts, and the lobby was bustling. There were lots of people and upon closer inspection, at least 3 dogs. We learned that the hotel is pet-friendly, as evidenced by the water bowls and biscuits, not to mention a massive Newfoundland lounging in front of the access to the restaurant.
I have nothing against dogs, but admit I do not own one. As we brought our own bags up (there was no offer of help of any kind), we noticed dog hair ran up and down the hallways. Knowing that chances were pretty good that a dog had at some point stayed in my room made it feel less than sanitary. The room itself was well appointed, but extremely small. The staff, if not engaged with each other, seemed disinterested in the business of hospitality. We had booked a few rooms for a family event in town. My sister in law had made cookies that she bagged and gave to the front desk to hand out as members of the family checked in. I was given my room keys and the cookies...with no acknowledgment that they were left by my sister in law. I assumed they came from the hotel and thanked them profusely. The girl accepted the thank you’s and shrugged. When I learned l later they were from my SIL, I was confused. Why didn’t the front desk tell me? After our time there, it was obvious. They didn’t seem to care; about details or 2-legged guests, it seemed. The care and attention given to dogs should be extended to the rest of us. Just saying.