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Experience Vermont at Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Unforgettable Experiences

There's something about a unique activity that transforms travel or an event into an unforgettable experience that people will delight in long after it's over. When you book with us, you can take advantage of our exclusive partnerships to elevate your experience or any occasion that brings you to Manchester Village, Vermont.

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Land Rover Adventures

Land Rover Experience

Roam the stunning Green Mountains, and hone your skills on icy hill climbs, side tilts, and rocky terrain. You won't need the in-room walking stick for this adventure, enjoy the Green Mountains while cruising in a gorgeous Land Rover. Custom tailor an experience for your guests including a to-go lunch or a return lunch on the Green or the Copper Grouse. Driving gloves optional.

Burly Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing

Need a fun way to burn off some steam? Plan an axe-throwing event on our Green! Nothing beats a little friendly competition for your friends or colleagues. After crowning your “Axe Throwing Champ” allow the Taconic to create an amazing spread and bar set up for your hungry and thirsty guests.

Lounge chairs around a firepit under string lights -  Fire Pits


That's hot! Like really hot! Sit back and relax under the stars gathered around your own custom-built firepit. With a wide variety of styles and sizes, Fire.Fire. offers an amazing evening experience for you and your group on our Green paired with custom food and drink offerings. S'mores, of course, are a must!

Glass Blowing

Manchester Hot Glass

Located in Manchester a short drive from the hotel, Manchester Hot Glass offers a unique experience in glass blowing. Learn about the glass making process or even take a turn at the blow tube. Enhance the experience by taking home a glass to fill with a custom cocktail at the Copper Grouse when you return!

Pricing subject to a 16% gratuity, 6% taxable administrative fee and 10% Tax on all food & 11% beverage. Function Room Tax is 10%. All taxes & fees are subject to change.

Food Displays and Buffets are for 90 minutes of service. Chef attendant fees may also apply. Please contact the sales team for additional questions.

Outdoor Activities

Whether its Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer, the Green Mountain State has outdoor activities for you. Try Lye Brook Falls , Lye Brook Falls , The Equinox Preserve , Prospect Rock or the Bromley Mountain Trail , or the famous Long Trail to get moving in the fresh air. The Fall starts apple picking at Mad Tom Ochard and winter brings ski adventures at Bromley or Stratton Mountain.

If you’re ready to depart dry land and spend the day traversing the waters in a kayak or canoe, our friends at Vermont River Runners will help you plan your ideal day on the Battenkill.

Some adventurers prefer to forge their path behind a steering wheel. If this sounds like you, the Land Rover Driving Experience is your opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Land Rover and head off-road for an exciting, challenging drive.

Arts + Culture

From festivals to concerts to shows, sometimes the hardest part is choosing. The Southern Vermont Arts Center offers a world-class arts experience of the arts to Manchester locals and visitors. Situated on 100 acres of pristine forest, you’ll find permanent and rotating gallery exhibitions, workshops and programs for all ages, performing arts, and Vermont’s largest sculpture park. What’s more, most summer weekends you can purchase tickets to live music performances across diverse musical genres, including SVAC’s popular annual “Friday Night Live” concert series. Art galleries nearby include Helmholz Fine Art , Epoch 18 Vermont Artisans Gallery and the Three Pears Gallery in neighboring Dorset.

The Dorset Players or at Weston Playhouse. From community theatre to Broadway’s hits performed by nationally recognized artists, summer is a great time to see a comedy, tragedy or musical in Manchester – often in the same week.

Taste of Vermont

The best starting point for your summer Vermont culinary tour is right here at the Taconic, at our year-round breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant, The Copper Grouse.

You can’t come to Vermont without trying the locally-made artisanal cheese. We’re not sure, but we think it’s a law! One great place to start is in quaint West Pawlet at the memorably named Consider Bardwell Farm. At Bardwell, they produce award-winning handmade cheese from goat and cow milk… from happy animals grazing organic pastures. Their raw milk cheese is antibiotic and hormone free, and of course delicious. Visit Consider Bardwell Farm for tours, cheese making workshops, farm dinners, and – most importantly – to buy some cheese to take home as the tastiest possible souvenir of your Vermont visit.

In our neighboring town of Dorset, the Dorset Farmer’s Market is open year-round on Sundays 10AM – 2PM, operating out of the HN Williams General Store during the summer months.

One of the things visitors love about the food community in Vermont is the array of small local businesses producing unique, delicious products that can be taken home, shipped to friends & family, or of course consumed on the spot. One such local Manchester gem is The Crooked Ram. Just down the street from Taconic, The Crooked Ram is Manchester’s only dedicated craft beer shop. They offer free tastings daily, crowlers (not a typo!) to go, and a wide selection of local, regional, and national craft beer, cider and wine.