Archive for the ‘Manchester Vermont’ Category

WOW – Women’s Outdoor Weekend

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Women-Outdoor-Weekend-Logo2(3)

Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce is getting creative and serious about endorsing the diverse activities in our area. The first annual Women’s Outdoor Weekend, May 15-17, is a shout out to women of all ages. You don’t have to be an athlete, or an outdoors woman to participate. Just come with your sense of adventure, and be prepared for luxurious lodging, fine dining, and Land Rover shuttle service to your chosen activities.

Activities include fly fishing, clay target shooting, Land Rover driving training, and hiking. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights you will stay at our inn, The Barrows House, or the Reluctant Panther. You will dine at the finest restaurants in town.

Honestly, if we weren’t lodging hosts, I would sign up for this weekend as an opportunity to try things I would never attempt on my own, or with Yoshio. I can’t remember the last time I did fun, challenging stuff with a bunch of women, and I’ve never had a weekend where all the logistics were taken care of and I just had to show up. That, to me, is a real luxury.

To reserve your spot call 802-362-6313 or go to wowvermontweekend.com.

Manchester Merriment

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Back yard after snowfall on November 12

Back yard after snowfall on November 12

Manchester Merriment is just around the corner, and the weather is cooperating with our first snow accumulation. Join us in Manchester from November 30 through January 1 for ongoing activities to support 7 community food cupboards. A highlight of these festivities is the Holiday Inn Tours, held on Saturdays, December 7 and 14 from noon until 4pm. Fourteen area inns are participating this year, including Ormsby Hill. Each inn will be decorated for Christmas in their unique style. Tickets are available for purchase ($15 per person or $25 for two people)here, or at businesses in town. See visitmanchestervt.com for more details.

Merriment

Decorating for Christmas and the Holiday Inn Tours

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Flowers and greens are the core of our Christmas decorations.

The first weekend of the Manchester Merriment Holiday Inn Tour (go to visitmanchestervt.com for information on the December 8 tour and other events) was a resounding success here at Ormsby Hill. I’m sure our Christmas cookies, made by Candi and Courtney were the most spectacular in town.

Christmas cookies by C&C


Gingerbread men and mittens

We had visitors from Manchester and neighboring towns as well as out of state guests of nearby inns. The weather added to the holiday spirit, with a gentle snow fall. Scott McCampbell (scubamcc@yahoo.com) was playing sensational jazz guitar, and Taylor Farm (www.taylorfarmvermont.com) brought cheese and artisinal goods from their farm, as well as other local sources.

Taylor Farm offerings

Scott will be back with us next Saturday, and we hope Taylor Farm can make it back, too. Come taste some Vermont wine, eat some cookies, or just to say hi. Then, explore the other inns on tour, and you might as well do some shopping while you’re in town!