Happy Vermonters: Inn at Manchester's Nancy Hanes Ess

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Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

“My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive. For me, one of the nicest things is being able to slow down and not have to get on the highway to go to work. And I love my job because it doesn’t feel like work. It’s a lifestyle.”

-Nancy Hanes Ess, The Inn at Manchester

Happy Vermonters is a series of stories sharing why people love Vermont.

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  • Karen
    Posted at 12:10h, 10 March Reply

    Well, the Inn is beautiful, as is Manchester and the surrounding area. What an awesome way to work for a living – I like your new concept for the blog too!

    • Erica
      Posted at 12:59h, 10 March Reply

      Hi Karen — The inn is wonderful! And Manchester is a pretty special place to live, too. Nancy is clearly doing it right! Thanks for saying hello! -Erica

  • Donna 5
    Posted at 20:05h, 03 April Reply

    The inn and town are beautiful, but what makes it special is the entire Hanes family and staff who go out of their way to make everyone feel right at home with them at The Inn at Manchester

    • Erica
      Posted at 20:16h, 03 April Reply

      Hi Donna — You are so right! I have had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Manchester twice in the past few months, and it’s such a special place. The Hanes family and the inn’s staff are amazing!

  • Kathlene O'Brien
    Posted at 03:25h, 04 April Reply

    I arrived from Scotland for a wedding September 2015. I thought the Inn was a wonderful place and have spoken about it lovingly since. We will certainly be back some day in the future.

    • Erica
      Posted at 21:43h, 30 April Reply

      Hi Kathlene – Sorry for my delayed response. What a wonderful trip you must have had! I hope you can return. –Erica

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