VT Shire Towns
Visiting The Shires of Vermont
Welcome to the Shires of Vermont. A Shire Town is county seat. Vermont has 14 counties – each has one seat, except the Shire Towns of southwestern Vermont where there is a South Shire – Bennington and a North Shire – Manchester. This area between the Taconic and Green Mountains is a collective of 15 quintessential Vermont towns and villages. Historic Route 7A – now known as The Shires of Vermont Byway connects the towns. Today, Vermont Shires is a clever marketing initiative from the State of Vermont to brand this beautiful region of New England – “The Shires of Vermont”. Explore all of the links below to discover Shire town events, photos, activities and attractions. Ask us about visiting Vermont Shires or share your comments. To feature your VT business, contact us.
Vermont Shire Towns
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The Arlington Inn, Historic Route 7A, Arlington, Vermont 05250 | 802-375-6532
A unique and special place that brings you back to a time of Elegance and Style. This Victorian Inn is decorated with beautiful antiques and exudes warmth and friendliness. Close to activities yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to have a quiet, relaxing, and romantic visit. This stately Greek Revival mansion was built in 1848, it is among America's landmark historic inns. You will enjoy the Romance and Elegance of the Victorian Era in this faithfully restored estate.
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West Mountain Inn, River Road, Arlington, VT 05250 | 802-375-6516
Nestled on a mountainside, the century old, seven gabled West Mountain Inn invites guests to discover its many treasures. Distinctively decorated guest rooms, comfortable common areas, 150 woodland acres with wildflowers, a bird sanctuary, and llamas. Miles of wilderness ski or hiking trails and the Battenkill River provide seasonal outdoor activities. Private dining and meeting rooms, A unique space for celebrations of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, or business meetings.
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Bromley View Inn, 522 Vermont Rte. 30, Bondville, VT 05340 | 802-297-1459
Bromley View Inn is located between Manchester, Bromley Mountain Resort and Stratton Mountain Resort. Our guests will find themselves in an activity haven with six ski areas within an hour, five golf courses within a half hour, superior hiking/snowshoeing, plenty of waterways for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing; and some of Vermont's best shopping and antiquing in the towns of Manchester, Arlington, Londonderry, Weston, Peru, and Dorset.
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Inn at Manchester, Route 7A, Box 41, Manchester Village, VT 05254 | 802-362-1793
A refreshing take on the classic Vermont getaway with an irresistible wrap-around porch, secluded pool, four exceptional acres of lawn and gardens. Every detail is about your comfort. Begin your day with a full country breakfast; end it with a relaxing cocktail in the fully licensed pub. Located in the heart of just about everything; antiquing, theatre, art, and history. Manchester Village specialty shops, designer outlets, golf and tennis. Skiing nearby. Free wireless internet. The Inn at Manchester family welcome you.
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Safford Mills Inn & Cafe, 722 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201 | 802-681-7646
Sensational sweets, libations and bed and breakfast accommodations in Bennington Vermont. Safford Mills Inn and Café offers the ambiance of the past with the modern amenities of today. We are not a typical Out in the Country, Peace & Quiet kind of B&B, but more of an In-Town, Night life "A&A"...Accommodations and Aperitifs. Every Weekend Our Martini Bar & Cafe is a buzz with activities, going on until around 10:30pm.
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The Inn at Ormsby Hill, 1842 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255 | 802-362-1163
Welcome to Manchester Vermont's AAA 4 Diamond Inn - the ideal destination for your New England getaway. Spend a luxurious stay and enjoy our truly unique and relaxing accommodations. Choose from our 10 guest rooms - all feature a romantic whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, and plush comforts of a luxurious bed. The Inn at Ormsby Hill is a Select Registry member and winner of TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" award. We look forward to your visit.
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