Welcome to "The Hotel That Feels Like An Inn”, The Olympia Lodge. We are family owned and operated offering
warm and friendly Vermont hospitality for over 35 years. If you are looking for a real Vermont
experience, something that you will not find from a chain hotel, give the
Olympia a call.
The Olympia is conveniently
located just north of Manchester Center, Vermont. It is known for its designer outlet stores, and its
close proximity to Bromley, Magic. and Stratton ski areas. Manchester and the
surrounding area is also known for its many fine restaurants, antique shopping,
summer theatre, festivals and country fairs, car shows, horse shows, rivers and
lakes for fishing and swimming, and, of course, breath taking scenery during
our fall foliage season.
The Lodge consists of 24 spacious rooms, a
dining room and a lounge all located in one building. What sets us apart from
the others is our large lounge common area. Come sit by a roaring fire and
enjoy a glass of wine or beer from our tavern. In the mornings enjoy your complimentary home
(Dinners are available for small or large groups in our dining room upon
In the summer time enjoy playing tennis on our private court and after take a
dip in our sparkling heated swimming pool.
During our winter months enjoy skiing with one of our value ski packages at
Bromley or Stratton Mountain, both are just minutes away. (check our deals and
If you enjoy ice skating, we are located just one minute away from one of Vermont’s
best ice skating rinks. (Riley rink at Hunter Park)
Your Innkeepers and Hosts
Trish, Sal &Tom
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MANCHESTER
GNAT Video of the Week
Forum on Property Tax & Education Reform
Act 46 w/ Rep. Oliver Olsen & Speaker of the House Shap Smith. Ch. 17 &
Ch. 10, Thursday at 9:30am & 9:30pm, Saturday at 2pm. Watch Show.
Friday October 1 - Thursday October
(PG-13) 2 hrs. 1
Fri & Mon: 5:15pm, 8:15pm
Sat & Sun: 2:15pm, 5:15pm, 8:15pm
(PG-13) 2 hrs. 22 mins.
Fri & Mon: 5pm, 8pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Evening of Fall Fashion
Thur. October 1, 5-7pm
us at our Marimekko Outlet for a fun, fashion filled evening and explore our
newest collection with help from our in-store stylists. Learn tips on layering,
and accessorizing, while enjoying drinks and light bites. Enjoy an extra 20% off
full price fashion collection. 802-366-1160.
"Turning Point" w/ Michael
Friday October 2 @ 7pm
Turning Point makes a compelling case
for an overriding focus on job-creating growth, led by the info tech-savvy
young, that emphasizes equality of opportunity, the centerpiece of America's
cultural endowment, and thereby moves the national discussion away from divisive
social issues to the one thing on which we must unrelentingly focus as we move
toward the 2016 election-rising prosperity for all.
"The Hummingbird" w/ Stephen
Saturday October 3 @ 7pm
Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, The
Hummingbird is a masterful story of marital commitment, service to country, the
battles we fight for those we love, learning to let go, and finding absolution
through wisdom and acceptance. 802-362-2200.
The Nuns are Coming
Oct. 9-11 & 16-17 @ 7:30pm & Oct.
11 & 18 @ 2pm
The Dorset Players open their 88th Season w/ "Nunsense", a musical comedy.
802-867-5570/5777 for tickets.
Manchester Music Festival Presents
Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses
Saturday Oct. 10 @ 3pm
Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses integrates two of
Mozart's great string works with Kate Light's original poetry and prose. The
narration draws listeners into ordinary and extraordinary moments of these two
exceptional men, while the music -- separating the texts into discrete segments
- casts its own magic. Mozart String Quartets K.465 and K.575 will be performed
by Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola and Benjamin
Capps, cello in collaboration with poet Kate Light. Tickets $25, at mmfvt.org,
802-362-1956 & the Northshire
"The Company She Kept: A Joe Gunther Novel"
w/ Archer Mayor
Sat. October 10 @ 7pm
height of a harsh Vermont winter, the body of a woman is found hanging from the
steel-mesh retaining net lining the cliffs along the interstate. She was
brutally murdered, with the word "dyke" carved into her chest. She was also a
state senator and best friend and ally of the current governor, Gail Zigman. At
Zigman's personal request, Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation
team agree to help the Vermont State Police in their investigation before the
victim's high profile and powerful friends create the inevitable publicity
Annual Pumpkin Festival
Sat. Oct. 17, 11am-4pm
Enjoy pumpkin carving, wagon rides, corn maze, cider donuts & more!
Benefits Manchester Community Food Cupboard.
60th National Fall Open: Opening
Now - Sun. Nov. 8, 2-4pm
Artists from across the
country, including SVAC artists members, submit their paintings, sculpture,
photography, and mixed media works for selection in this juried show. Including
an exhibition at the prestigious Tang Museum and awards from the National
Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, this year's
juror David Miller has handpicked over 150 pieces for the upcoming
show. Meet many of the artists and enjoy complimentary drinks and
England's Best Foliage Towns
Manchester and the Mountains and The Shires of
We're No. 3 on Yankee Magazine's New England's best foliage towns! Plan
now to spend your fall in Manchester and the Mountains and The Shires of Vermont
--- The Vermont Experience begins here!
Second Chance Animal Center is a proud recipient
of funding from Maddie's Fund ® (www.maddiesfund.org
), helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.
We are using some of this funding to offer
fee-waived adoptions of particular animals. This program will continue until
grant funding is exhausted; ask the staff which animals qualify for fee-waived
adoptions.Right now, all black cats and
kittens qualify, as well as all older cats and dogs, and all long-term shelter
by Vermont Author & Journalist Elayne Clift
Thursday October 1 @
Manchester Community Library
Vermont author and
journalist Elayne Clift will read from her latest book, Children of the
Chalet: New and Selected Stories, Grand Prize Winner for Fiction in
the Greyden Press 2014 Book Competition. Free & open to the public.
Copies of her books available for purchase.
Annual Manchester Fall Art & Craft Festival
Friday October 2 -
Sunday October 4
Autumn in Vermont! The mountains around Manchester are awash with color and
tents are full of fine art, contemporary craft-work, specialty foods, live music
& more. It's an annual tradition for many shoppers and a delightful new
experience for others. This is the perfect time to take a weekend getaway
experience Southern Vermont at peak foliage while sipping a hot cappuccino,
shopping for handcrafted art and craft-work, and eating amazing local
Treasures on the Hill
Friday October 2 @
Nathan Auction & Real Estate Inc. will be conducting an
exciting auction. This auction is the result of a thorough look at SVAC's
archives and offers attendees the opportunity to purchase incredible and unique
works, from oil paintings to watercolors, and stunning photography to impressive
woodwork. Proceeds raised from this auction will go in part towards the
maintenance and preservation of the permanent collection. 802-362-1405.
October 3, 9am-4pm
His TEDxBattenkill 2015 presentation on "The Extinction of Democracy" will
cover the change in the economy, why we are facing a major Sovereign Debt
Crisis, and why politics is moving into meltdown mode where people are upset
with politics as usual. Most people now see Democrat or Republican, nothing
changes. Come see through the economic changes in the world with fresh eyes in
Armstrong's thought-provoking talk. Tickets: $45 in advance or $55 at the door.
Event: "Firefly w/ Alison McGhee
Saturday October 3 @
Alison McGhee is the New York Times
bestselling author of Someday, as well as Firefly Hollow, Little Boy, So Many
Days, Bye-Bye Crib, Always, A Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books.
Her other children's books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to
Kindergarten and Snap. 362-2200.
Dubac's "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?"
Saturday October 3 @
"What do women want?" This hit multi-character comedy pinpoints the
differences between the sexes; ninety minutes of non-stop laughter.
Tickets $23. 802-867-5570
Church Blessing of the Animals & Backpacks and the Bishop's Visit on the
Rector's 20th Anniversary
Zion Episcopal Church
The Blessing of the Animals and Backpacks will be held outdoors
before the 10am service. It is Zion's tradition to do the Blessing of the
Animals on the Sunday near the Feast of St. Francis. The Blessing of the
Backpacks has been added in recent years at the beginning of the school year.
The festivities continue with the visit of Bishop Thomas C. Ely for baptisms and
confirmations and to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the Rev. John S. Mitchell
as Rector of Zion Church and Vicar of St. John's Chapel. Refreshments following.
802-362-1987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Forecaster, Live Q&A + Discussion w/ Martin Armstrong
Village Picture Shows
forecasts that October 1st 2015 is the beginning of a sovereign debt crisis that
will impact all global economies. Through his extensive historical
knowledge of financial markets, he has developed a solution for the crisis. It
is imperative that people throughout the world learn about the challenges they
will face and what they can do to improve the situation. As the former Chairman
of Princeton Economics Institute, Martin Armstrong gained international
popularity for his accurate predictions, earning the nickname "Mr. Yen" in Japan
and the title of Hedge Fund Manager of the Year in 1998. Tickets: $85/person and
may be purchased at www.villagepictureshows.com
Comes to PreSchool Story Time/Play Group
Tuesday October 6 @
Manchester Community Library
Local artist/art teacher Stacy Gates will facilitate the first in a
series of monthly creative, process-oriented art projects following PreSchool
Story Time/PlayGroup. Stacy will be at the Library on the first Tuesday of every
month to enhance and expand young imaginations. Free & open to the public.
Thursdays October 6, 8, 13, & 15, 1-4pm
Martha Canfield Library in
Vermont Reading Partners is looking for tutors! No previous experience is
necessary to become a tutor. Participants must attend all sessions & you
will need to register prior to attending. Registration can be completed by
calling our office 802-362-2323 or email@example.com
Mountain Academy Presents: Boiling the Frog: Is There a Future for the American
Tuesday October 6,
The American middle class was once world
renowned for its stability, affluence, and political influence. Yet recent
trends and policies have threatened that vaunted position. Today it is common to
read about various threats to the middle class way of life. Is this decline
real? If so, what was the cause? And what can be done to return the American
middle class to its world prominence? $15 in advance/$20 at the door.
Nominee Stephen Wade Shares Music of the South
Wednesday October 7
Manchester's First Congregational
Grammy nominee, banjo player, and music historian Stephen Wade will
explore folksong traditions across the South in a special lecture performance.
The event, "The Beautiful Music All around Us," is part of the Vermont
Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series. Free & open to the public.
to Dress for Success or Not" Fashion Show
Thursday October 8,
The event is tailored for students making the transition from school to
work and for individuals interested in re-entering the workforce. Event is free
and open to all in the SVC and Bennington communities. Seating is limited to the
first 75 attendees. Clothing will be provided by Maurices and Label Shopper of
Bennington. For more information, call 802-447-4631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Weston Craft Show
Friday October 9 -
Sunday October 11, 10am-5pm
The Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans,
representing works in baskets, ceramics, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting,
paper, fiber, leather, mosaics, pastels, sculpture, wearable art, and
Kingdom" w/ Howard Frank Mosher
9 @ 7pm
Howard Frank Mosher is one of
America's most acclaimed writers. His fiction, set in the world of Vermont's
Northeast Kingdom, chronicles the intertwining family histories of the natives,
wanderers, outcasts, and fugitives-white, Native American, escaped slaves
fleeing north, French Canadians, and others-who settled in this remote and
beautiful place. 802-362-2200.
"A Day With Bonefish Joe" w/ Elizabeth Howard
Saturday October 10
Join us for story time with
Elizabeth Howard. This is an enchanting story about an adventurous girl and her
day at sea with Bonefish Joe, one of the best-known bonefish guides in the
Bahamas. Young and fearless Flossie lives on Harbour Island, a small outpost in
the Bahamas known for its exquisite three-mile pink sand beach and for
bonefishing, a compelling catch-and-release enterprise that pits a determined
angler against an inedible, surprisingly powerful, and elusive quarry. 362-2200.
Award Winning Artists' Show
Saturday October 10,
Tilting at Windmills Gallery
Carol Arnold, Cindy Baron & Michael Fratrich will be on site all day
painting & demonstrating their creativity for your pleasure & interest.
It promises to be a novel approach to learning about their techniques of 3
different expressions in painting & getting to know the artists
Saturday October 10,
Chamber members and their colleagues, friends and family are invited
to RARE & WILD. Cocktails by Appalachian Gap & Caledonia
Spirits and Fall-inspired hors-d'oeuvres followed by a series of 10-minute
artist demonstrations including "Egg Tempera" with Mark Wilson
Meunier who traces the history of this rare and centuries-old medium, "How to
prepare canvas, grind paint, and make and use the Maroger medium using
techniques from the 1600s" with Elizabeth Torak and Thomas Torak, then Lisa
Cueman, "On location in the Outer Banks," a 4 minute video followed by a Q&A
with the photographer and finally Stephen Schaub will talk about new artworks,
describing his use of rare and exceptional papers, still produced using a
process dating back 3000 years.
Brickman: Grammy-Nominated Pop Pianist
Sunday October 11 @
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Jim Brickman is the most commercially
successful instrumental pop pianist of the last three decades. Four of his
albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America
- 1995's By Heart, 1997's Picture This and The Gift, and 1999's Destiny - for
sales of more than 500,000 copies. Along with two Grammy nominations, he has
sold more than 7 million albums and amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult
contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 smashes. For tickets, call Linda at
802.367.1305 or click here.
Mountain Academy Presents: Delivering "Little Boy": Inside the Manhattan Project
and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age
Tuesday October 13, 5:30-7pm
Williams College Professor James L. Nolan, Jr.
will discuss the unusual journey of his grandfather, Dr. James F. Nolan, a
radiologist and obstetric gynecologist who was on the Manhattan Project in Los
Alamos, New Mexico. Among other roles, Nolan escorted the first atomic bomb,
"Little Boy," from Los Alamos to Tinian Island. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Register here.
Mountain Academy Presents: The Nature of Value and the Value
October 14, 5:30-7pm
Two daunting challenges our species face
are biodiversity loss and climate change. Policies to address these crises have
for the most part been abject failures. This talk with RPI Professor John Gowdy
examines current market-based approaches to environmental policy and explores
some alternatives focusing on collective choice and a much more active role for
governments. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Register here.
Mountain Academy Presents: Evolution of the Modern Presidency: From FDR to
Thursday October 15,
This talk will draw upon Saint Michael's College
Professor Bill Grover's new book. Focus will be on how historians and political
scientists have thought about the American Presidency
since the founding of the nation with special attention to the evolution of the
modern presidency, from FDR forward. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Register here