You haven't experienced Vermont's bed-and-breakfasts until you've bedded - and breakfasted - in storied Manchester.
History-rich Manchester, VT., isn't too shabby a place to spend a ski weekend. Centrally located—10 minutes from Bromley and 20 from Stratton—Manchester's inns are truly luxurious, and each comes with its own story. (Case in point: The Equinox Hotel would have been Lincoln's summer White House but for that incident at Ford's Theatre.) Over the past few decades, the town's been besieged by an influx of outlet stores (including some high-end entries like Armani and Anichini), but the dining and cultural scene has never been better. Here's where to stay for a bit of Green Mountain lore.
Exactly 100 years ago, renowned hotelier Joseph Stickney opened the Mount Washington Hotel at the base of what is now Bretton Woods Ski Resort with a simple, elegant goal: provide mountain lovers with a spectacularly grand vacation experience.