Our family usually stays at a nearby resort for an annual ski weekend. We decided to book the Taconic Mansion as we needed more room for children & grandchildren - the Taconic Mansion was the perfect solution! Melissa and her kind staff were perfect hosts and so easy to work with from start to finish.
The mansion is amazing from the first step into the parlor to the tip-top 4th floor! The historical home is elegance & warm comfort rolled into one wonderful spot. We were a family of 8 adults & 6 young children and there was more than enough room for all to have privacy or togetherness, your choice! The carriage house behind the main house is the perfect spot for apres ski or apres "kids in bed" ...yes, the monitors still work!!! The owners have thought of everything you could possibly want/need in a vacation home! Perfect getaway spot, highly recommend!!
Where do you begin reviewing quite possibly the most charming residence you've ever had the pleasure of staying? The Taconic Mansion is over 20 gorgeously appointed rooms that will bring you back in time while offering the most modern of amenities. The downstairs alone offers dining rooms, a stunning kitchen, a sun room, and multiple fireplaces. The bedrooms are all simply adorable. And I should add that your hosts are as charming and lovely as the mansion itself. As if all of this isn't enough, the mansion is within walking distance to the center of town and all the beauty Manchester has to offer. We'll be back! Again and again!
We recently had a family reunion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of my mother's birthday. The gathering included children, grand-children, great-grands, and some close family friends; 14 adults and 3 children in total. Melissa showed us other properties, but we selected Taconic Mansion and had a truly memorable weekend. The house offered room and privacy for multiple family groups and young children. We enjoyed a catered dinner in the formal dining room, as well as more casual meals, barbecue, and smores at the fire pit. The house included every amenity necessary and Melissa was an exceptional hostess offering us every consideration to create a memorable family event.
We can offer the highest recommendation of Taconic Mansion for weddings or events such as ours.
It was my 70th birthday celebration and I wanted to host my 5 children, their spouses and the 4 grandchildren for a 3 day weekend (Columbus Day).
It was within a 4 hour drive for everyone coming from NY and CT. and I picked the weekend that the fall foliage would be at peak colors.
The 10 bedroom Mansion which was over 100 years old has been renovated and updated to look like a decorator showcase exhibit.
The location was perfect for trail hiking, outlet shopping or sightseeing some historic locations.
We also rented the Cottage "Man Cave ", which was the perfect come together room at the end of a fun filled day to chill out on the leather sofa and chairs, or just sit around the wood paneled bar .
We had breakfast and lunches at the Mansion daily, and enjoyed the excellent restaurants just a few miles away for dinners.
An unexpected surprise was when the Inn Keepers showed up with home made breads that we are still talking about.
All family members gave our 3 day retreat a 10+ and I couldn't have been more pleased.
A group of friends and I spent a snowy winter weekend up in Manchester in order to surprise my wife for her 30th birthday. The house was fantastic. It is ideal for a group (we had 14 people), as the open plan nature of the ground floor lends itself to family style dinners and entertaining. Would highly recommend. The house is also stunning in terms of architecture and layout - quintasential New England beauty. Its only about 30 mins to get to Stratton, so great for winter weekends of skiing during the day and retiring to the house in front of the fireplaces at night. Would certainly return.