MANCHESTER, VERMONT

After finishing up a roadtrip through the PNW, Andy and I decided to take on another roadtrip to explore the East Coast! We moved here in March and haven't took the time to explore the neighboring states so chasing the fall foliage was the perfect opportunity.

Our first stop was in Manchester, Vermont! Although we were a little too late for the foliage, Vermont was still just as beautiful! I felt a sense of calmness when I was there and the people were some of the friendliest i've ever met. During our time in Manchester, we stayed at the Kimpton Taconic Hotel and the experience was more than spectacular from check in until check out! I loved the cozy ambiance of the property as it was pretty chilly when we arrived. The fireplace in the lounge and our room was the perfect cherry on top of our stay.

The room was so incredibly cozy, we overslept and missed breakfast! We decided to have lunch instead and it delicious! I loved the decor of the restaurant and moody vibes it gave off. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and the cheese was actually made from a local farm. They described it as a cross between mozzarella and swiss, but melted like a swiss -- so good!

Also, during our stay they were kind enough to arrange a tour for us at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home which was owned by Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Lincoln. The house was built with the intentions of becoming his ancestral home, and that it became! Three generations of Lincoln's lived in that home over the course of 70 years with 90% of the original furniture still sits inside! It was such an incredible experience being able to walk through the home and learn about the history of how it came about. Thank you so much, Kimpton Taconic and the Hildene tour guides for this opportunity. Should you ever find yourself in Vermont, I would highly recommend staying at Taconic and checking out the tour!