Discover a selection of 496 vacation rentals in Manchester Center, VT that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $143 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Manchester Center. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Mountain views in Manchester Center

Vacationers flock to see the stunning vistas of Manchester Center, where rivers flow and mountain peaks rise in the forests of southern Vermont. The charming town is small, but offers all sorts of amenities, from family-friendly attractions and golf courses to a full range of shopping opportunities, both in local boutiques and large centers, with retail stores, outlets and eateries. With skiing and sledding in winter and canoeing and hiking in summer, outdoor adventures are in full supply here, too, as are Manchester Center vacation rentals, which come in the form of cozy cottages with fireplaces and large estates with spectacular views.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Manchester Center

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Manchester Center a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Stratton Mountain Resort (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Mount Snow (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Golf Club at Equinox (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Bromley Mountain Ski Resort (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Stratton Mountain Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Jamaica State Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)

Open-air activities in Manchester Center

Manchester Center brims with open-air activities, from scenic walking paths on the Batten Kill River and hiking trails on nearby Equinox Mountain to a full range of snow sports. The town is a gateway to a couple of ski resorts, which open their slopes in winter for snowshoe hiking, sleigh rides and Alpine and Nordic skiing, with lessons available for young and old. In summer, the resorts offer all sorts of family-friendly adventures, with waterslides, climbing walls, mini golf, zip lines and more. Chairlifts also run throughout the year, so you can take sightseeing rides to view the landscape in summer greens, winter whites and fall oranges and reds.


Year-round fun in Manchester Center

Manchester Center is ideal for year-round vacations, with the changing weather bringing new experiences as the snow falls and melts. Summer afternoons warm into the 70s and are perfect for hiking along forested trails and up mountains, or kayaking the many rivers and lakes under the beaming sun. In fall, the changing leaves bring foliage chasers for scenic drives alongside the Appalachian Trail that runs near here. Chilly winters call for cozy evenings by the fireplace of your Manchester Center vacation rental. Brace yourself for frosty fun as the snows descend on the mountains and local ski resorts open for sledding and sleigh rides.

Natural features

Enjoy the great outdoors in Manchester Center

Surrounded by national forests, mountain peaks and the famous Appalachian Trail, Manchester Center brims with natural beauty and plentiful spots for outdoor adventures. The popular Lye Brook Falls Trail departs from here, a nearly 5-mile round-trip trek through the wilderness to one of the tallest waterfalls in the state. You'll also find family-friendly parks near your Manchester Center vacation rental, including Emerald Lake State Park north of town and Lake Shaftsbury State Park to the south. Both offer sandy swimming beaches, canoe and kayak access, play areas for kids and places to fish, hike or spread out for a picnic.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Manchester Center

Fly into Albany Intl. Airport (ALB), the closest airport, located 48.4 mi (77.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional), which is 24.9 mi (40 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Manchester Center?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Manchester Center that's perfect for you. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 55 miles from the center of Manchester Center, you'll want to keep coming back to "Cabin - Cozy Loft For Two With Hot Tub". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including a barbecue grill and air conditioning.
  • Another top choice is "Savage Hart Farm Is A Small Sheep Farm With Guest Accommodations", which is around 50 miles from Manchester Center. Offering 1 bedroom, free toiletries and nearby birdwatching activities, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Manchester Center vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Manchester Center?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Manchester Center delivers big adventure. Power down your devices and switch your focus to nature at one of these pocket-sized stays:

  • Experience a simpler way of living at "Cheerful Tiny Home Cabin Near Hiking". Amenities at this tiny house in Townshend include heating and off-street parking options.
  • "Cozy Lakeside Tiny Home, Near Skiing" in Whitingham is another excellent option. Cookware, dishware and utensils and a phone will make your getaway here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Manchester Center?

Select your favorite log cabin from the many in or around Manchester Center and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, tasty tipple in hand, reclining in front of a glowing fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Cozy Family - Friendly Log Cabin With 25ft Interior Fireplace + Modern Amenities": This great vacation home is a perfect base for having fun outdoors. Mountain biking and ice skating are some activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Private And Artistic Log Cabin": Spend your much needed break taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this property. When it's time to get active, parasailing and snowboarding will get your heart rate going.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Manchester Center?

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and around Manchester Center and make the most of all the incredible things to do close by:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Vermont Hillside Cottage With Great View", which is around 20 miles to the northeast of Manchester Center. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you on the go here. Do some fishing and sledding or simply explore the sights of Emerald Lake State Park and Silver Lake State Park.
  • "Grafton Village Haven" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 20 miles east of Manchester Center, use it as a base to try some hiking and biking or skiing. Jackson Gore Ski Resort at Okemo and South American Ski Lift should also be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Manchester Center?

Typically small in size, easy on the hip pocket and conveniently located, it's hard not to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these options and experience the energy of Manchester Center up close:

  • Make "Grafton Village Haven" your home for a week or more. This quality property features amenities including a fridge and a pool.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Romantic Private Vermont Cottage", which offers conveniences including air conditioning and a TV.

There are many sights around Manchester Center to add to your agenda. Satisfy your inner culture vulture with a visit to Mad River Glass Gallery and T.W. Wood Art Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Manchester Center?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Manchester Center. Chill out for a few days in a condo, a cozy cottage or a spacious home. Whatever type of rental you're chasing, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorite options:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Manchester Center, "Charming Vermont Home On 7 Acres W" is an ideal base for a mini break. While you're about, be sure to visit well-known attractions like The Governor's House and Noyes House Museum.
  • "Vermont Hillside Cottage With Great View" is another fabulous option. We recommend adding Tea at the Governor's House and Ryder Brook Golf Course to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Manchester Center?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetie off for a few days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Manchester Center:

  • Around 1 mile from Manchester Center, "Historic Renovated Barn At Boorn Brook Farm" is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and massage services are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Charming Vermont Home On 7 Acres W" is another option that'll woo you. It's about 4 miles from Manchester Center and has beauty services and winery tours.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Manchester Center?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it memorable? These mansions for rent in or near Manchester Center will easily fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Approximately 20 miles to the south of Manchester Center is "Victorian Mansion's Jim - Dandy Suite W". As well as its striking design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as a porch and free WiFi.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a week at "Lakeside Victorian Mansion With Hot Tub". It's located around 25 miles to the south of Manchester Center and comes with a fireplace, a garden and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Manchester Center?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Manchester Center where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including ski-in/ski-out facilities and a sauna make "True Ski In/ski Out 3 Bedroom End Unit Directly On Mount Snow" a standout. This generous property has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the center of Manchester Center, it's around 16 miles away to the southeast.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "Mt. Snow Area Private Estate On 100 Acres W" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 25 miles to the southeast of Manchester Center, as many as 21 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 10 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a sauna are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Manchester Center?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Manchester Center and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Palmer House Resort - Deluxe King Bed 3". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a fridge and a garden.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "Palmer House Resort - Deluxe Two Double Beds 4". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of daily housekeeping services and coffee and tea making facilities.

Manchester Center has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 50 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Manchester Center vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.