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ENTER AS STRANGERS….

   Welcome to "The Hotel That Feels Like An Inn”, The Olympia Lodge.  We are family owned and operated offering warm and friendly Vermont hospitality for over 35 years.  If you are looking for a real Vermont experience, something that you will not find from a chain hotel, give the Olympia a call.

  The Olympia is conveniently located just north of Manchester Center, Vermont. It is  known for its designer outlet stores, and its close proximity to Bromley, Magic. and Stratton ski areas. Manchester and the surrounding area is also known for its many fine restaurants, antique shopping, summer theatre, festivals and country fairs, car shows, horse shows, rivers and lakes for fishing and swimming, and, of course, breath taking scenery during our fall foliage season.

   The Lodge consists of 24 spacious rooms, a dining room and a lounge all located in one building. What sets us apart from the others is our large lounge common area. Come sit by a roaring fire and enjoy a glass of wine or beer from our tavern.  In the mornings enjoy your complimentary home cooked breakfast.
(Dinners are available for small or large groups in our dining room upon request.)
In the summer time enjoy playing tennis on our private court and after take a dip in our sparkling heated swimming pool.
During our winter months enjoy skiing with one of our value ski packages at Bromley or Stratton Mountain, both are just minutes away. (check our deals and packages page.)
If you enjoy ice skating, we are located just one minute away from one of Vermont’s best ice skating rinks. (Riley rink at Hunter Park)

 ….LEAVE AS FRIENDS

Your Innkeepers and Hosts
Trish, Sal &Tom


Inn Tours & Community Potluck Dinner

Saturday December 12  

1pm - 5pm Inn Tours - $15/person. Our inns/lodgings each uniquely decorated for the holiday welcome visitors for the afternoon (13 inns participating!).  Then from 6-9pm, the Community Potluck Dinner is at the Manchester Community Library. $10/person. Bring a dish that feeds 6-10 people. Last Name: A-F: Salads, G-M: Sides & N-Z: Dessert. 802-362-6313. Buy tickets here

 

Manchester Merriment

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November 27- January 1st

Join us from the day after Thanksgiving right up to the New Year as the annual Manchester Merriment unfolds with heartwarming and fun holiday events. This year’s theme is "Home for the Holidays”

Manchester Merriment is a holiday celebration featuring tours of decorated inns, pub crawls with local restaurants offering special pairings, a Lighted Tractor Parade, and the Elf Express Train ride. Six weeks of happy events and festive doings. Some events charge admission.

Tree Lighting Weekend – November 27 and November 28
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 Friday

  • Black Friday Manchester’s shops open the holiday shopping season (some as early as 6:00 a.m.)
  • Dorset Gingerbread Houses – displayed throughout the Dorset community at participating retailers
  • Hildene Welcome Center "Guess the Lincoln Pennies in the Jar” at The Museum Store. In 1863 President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving. At Welcome Center "Guess the Lincoln Pennies in the Jar” Nov. 23 – Dec.6. Prize for closest guesstimate (child and adult). No admission fee or store purchase required to enter.
  • Black Friday Pub Night at Hill Farm Inn from 5-9pm. Join us at the bar or by the fire for microbrews, wines by the glass, specialty cocktails & a selection  of small plates in the spirit of the season.

Saturday

  • Small Business Saturday – independent retailers will participate in the promotion of Small Business Saturday
  • Annual Open House at the Equinox Valley Nursery from 8:30am-5pm. Select your perfect Christmas Tree & Holiday Wreaths. Enjoy Hot Cocoa, Popcorn & S’mores by the fire. Also on Sunday Nov. 29, 9am-4pm.
  • Santa Visit at the Equinox Valley Nursery from 11:30am-2:30pm. Don’t forget the camera to capture a wonderful family photo.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Manchester’s festively decorated Town Green
  • 4:30 p.m. Holiday Cookie Contest. Cookies must be delivered to the Green by 4:30 to be judged (Judges are Kerry Comollo, Connie Blatchford, Frank Hanes).
  •  5:00 p.m. – Carols and singing with Bruce White
  • 5:30 p.m. – Town Illumination and Special Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

Hot Chocolate, Cider and Coffee and cookies will be served

 Tractor Parade Weekend – December 4 and 5
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Friday

  • First Friday Christmas Stroll Retailers staying open until 9:00 p.m. with live music and "treats on the street”
  • "LED Light Up!” Commercial business light up to be judged -Judging until 9:00 p.m.
  • Downtown Pub Crawl –  Ye Olde Tavern, Gringo Jack’s, Thai Basil, Depot 62, Ponce, Al Ducci’s, Mulligan’s, Spiral Press, Christos and Seasons’ offering holiday fare until 10:00 p.m.
  •  Christmas 1912 at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home  December 4 – January 3, Christmas Eve 1912. Festive holiday décor, musicians play carols on Aeolian pipe organ and piano on many weekends

Saturday 

  • 10:00am – 4:00 pm Hooked on the Holidays – celebration at the American Museum of Fly Fishing
  • 6th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade featuring dozens of floats from non-profit organizations and lighted tractors – parade departs the Dorr Farm at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 
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  •  LED Light Up!   Commercial Businesses will enter to be judged for creative illumination of their storefronts! Winner announced during the Tractor Parade.
  • The Museum Store at Hildene Annual open house, "Our Home for the Holidays?” Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, December 6. Admission to Hildene not required for shopping at The Museum Store.

Sunday 

  • 2:00 pm Advent Workshop: Holiday Crafts for Kids at the Arlington Federated Church
  • The Museum Store at Hildene Annual open house, "Our Home for the Holidays?” Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, December 6. Admission to Hildene not required for shopping at The Museum Store.


Inn Tour Weekend – December 11 and 13

Friday December 11


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2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Historic Walking Tours – Manchester’s Historical Society providing free walking tours of Bonnet Street and Main Street, and leaving from the Visitor Welcome Center (Tours on the hour)

9 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. Shop Manchester – Exceptional Opening with Merriment Specials

6:30 – 10:00 p.m Route 11/30 Pub Crawl   –  The Perfect Wife, Ravens Den, Bistro Henry, Garlic John’s, Zoey’s Double Hex and Brasserie L’Ousteau offering holiday pub fare until 10:00 p.m.

 

Saturday – December 12

  • 10:00 – 12:00 p.mHistoric Walking Tours Manchester’s Historical Society providing free walking tours of Bonnet Street and Main Street, and Manchester Village Route 7A leaving from The Equinox Hotel (Tours on the hour)
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  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.mInn Tours – our inns/lodgings each uniquely decorated for the holiday welcome visitors for the afternoon (13 inns participating)
  • 4:00 pm – Tree Lighting in Arlington with Caroling & Holiday Treats, hosted by the Arlington Garden Club
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Community Potluck – Manchester Public Library Savoring community favorites – Roast Beef, Turkey and Stuffing and Seafood Bisque – at an old fashioned Vermont Community Christmas Pot Luck Dinner in Manchester’s beautiful new Community Library.
    Dinner sponsored by Olympia Lodge, The Perfect Wife, Vermont.com – Entertainment for the whole family 

Come for three days of fun. Stay in a participating inn/lodging* and "leave with a tree” from Vermont!  

The Elf Express Weekend – December 19 and 20

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  • Green Mountain Train Rides with Christopher Pop-in-kins.Family entertainment on board from Santa and his elves – 5 rides each day. Tickets available (while they last) online or at the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by The Manchester Lions Club.

Manchester and the Mountains—YOUR Vermont Holiday Begins Here!





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