17-39 West Road
Manchester Village, VT 05254
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About Us

Small Luxury Hotel in Downtown Manchester, Vermont

We're extremely proud to announce that The Reluctant Panther has been named as one of the 2008 "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of the Year" by American Historic Inns and iLoveInns.com. Come visit us and enjoy the luxury, elegance and romance that have made this award possible.

The romantic Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant is southern Vermont's newest small luxury hotel. With the completion of a major renovation, the inn and restaurant have been transformed into a chic boutique hotel offering elegant accommodations and fine dining in a sophisticated setting. Set in historic Manchester Village with views of Mount Equinox, the inn is next to great shopping and diverse four-season activities— and convenient from New York City (4½ hours) and Boston (3½ hours.)

All suites are newly refurbished with in-room fireplace (some with two, a Manchester exclusive!), hydrotherapy spa tubs (some for two), luxurious linens and internet access. Some offer exceptional views of Mount Equinox or a private entrance. On-site fine dining offers a sleek, sophisticated dining experience featuring regional cuisine and a superb wine list.

Walk to RockResort spa, golf, shopping and four-season activities, including hiking, biking and tennis. Drive one mile to Manchester designer outlets, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, galleries, live theatre and restaurants, or travel twenty minutes to skiing at Bromley or Stratton Mountain. Seasonal and romantic packages available.

The Reluctant Panther provides an elegant site for small conferences, weddings and civil unions and we're happy to assist you in any way we can. We would be pleased to introduce you to a number of event professionals in our area including The Village Florist, our preferred florist and designer.