East Dorset, Vermont — The Vermont Summer Festival will again offer exhibitors the opportunity to experience the best of local hospitality with the support of Manchester-area lodging partners. The Vermont Summer Festival brings thousands of equestrians and their families to the six-week circuit, which runs July 5 through August 14, 2016, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Many area lodging partners welcome both short and long-term visitors with special offers designed specifically for the horse show crowd, and exhibitors have come to appreciate the personalized hospitality that many of the area inns are known for. Partners for the 2016 season include returning favorites like the family-owned Marbledge Motel, Four Winds Country Motel, and Olympia Lodge, as well as full-service resorts like the Equinox Resort.
Sal and Trish Asciutto of Olympia Lodge have been partnering with the Vermont Summer Festival for more than ten years and are excited for the 2016 horse show season to begin.
“Our summer would not be the same without the horse show,” said Sal Asciutto. “We look forward to hearing from our repeat guests every spring, and spending time with them during their summer stay. Some guests have truly become family, and have watched our three children grow up!”
Other returning partners eager to welcome the horse show clientele back to town include The INN at Willow Pond, The Aerie Inn of Vermont, Barrows House, Bromley View Inn, and The Dorset Inn. Many 2016 partners offer conveniences appreciated by equestrians, including RV hook-ups with electricity and pet-friendly rooms.
“The fact that there are so many independently-owned hotels in the area adds to the local charm,” said Ruth Lacey, Vermont Summer Festival Marketing Director. “These inns, hotels, resorts are the frontline of area hospitality, and have proved their quality with the efforts they make to accommodate horse show exhibitors and make them feel at home after a long day of competition.”
The Vermont Summer Festival is also excited to welcome two new lodging partners to the 2016 roster. Both located in Manchester, the Econo Lodge offers a budget-friendly option while the all-new Taconic – A Kimpton Hotel – boasts a destination vacation experience.
For over 20 years, the Vermont Summer Festival has attracted exhibitors and their families to the Manchester region in southern Vermont. Thanks to the 2016 lodging partners, accommodations are a simple decision, leaving more time for competition and exploring the wide variety of area amenities including restaurants, outdoor activities, and ever-popular shopping.
The official Vermont Summer Festival lodging partners for 2016 are:
- The Aerie Inn of Vermont (802) 362-1208
- Arcady at Sunderland Lodge (802) 362-1176
- Barnstead Inn (800) 331-1619
- Barrows House (802) 867-4455
- Bromley View Inn (802) 297-1459
- The Dorset Inn (802) 867-5500
- Econo Lodge ~ Manchester, VT (800) 546-7866
- Four Winds Country Motel (802) 362-1105
- Equinox Resort (877) 854-7625
- The INN at Willow Pond (800) 533-3533
- Manchester View (800) 548-4141
- Marbledge Motel (802) 362-1418
- Olympia Lodge (802) 362-1700
- Palmer House (802) 362-3600
- Taconic – A Kimpton Hotel (800) 546-7866
The Vermont Summer Festival is New England’s largest hunter/jumper competition and offers more than $750,000 in prize money, making it the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont. For over 20 years, the Vermont Summer Festival has attracted exhibitors and their families to the Manchester region in southern Vermont for great competition in an ideal summer setting.
The Vermont Summer Festival is a proud member event of the Show Jumping Hall Of Fame, the Marshall & Sterling League, and the North American League (NAL). Please e-mail us or visit our website for more information about the Vermont Summer Festival.