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What’s better than enjoying a luxury vacation at a stunning country resort? Doing it with your closest friends and family. To celebrate its 250th anniversary this fall, The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf & Spa Resort in Manchester, Vermont created a $250,000 package that includes inviting all your pals for a weekend of adventure.

What’s included in the six-figure offering? To start, you will get roundtrip helicopter rides from New York or Boston to the 147-room resort plus a weekend buyout for family and friends at Meadow House or Dormy House. These two historic inns are ideal for groups to have their own space while still having access to the upscale amenities (i.e., spa, fitness center, restaurants) and activities at the main resort. A personal concierge will also be on hand to attend to any needs, customize experiences, and curate the itinerary for your close-knit group.

And you’ll certainly be the favorite friend after the lineup of activities that are part of the weekend. Each guest gets a spa treatment, four rounds of golf, lunch at Dormy Grill, private dinner under the stars created by Executive Chef Daniel Black, guided fly-fishing excursion with Orvis, falconry hike with master falconer Rob White, group hike up Mount Equinox, and the grand finale of an off-roading adventure with Land Rover through their challenging courses. Oh, and you get to drive home in that very Land Rover.

“Celebrating 250 years is exactly that—a milestone celebration of history, of our picturesque surroundings in Vermont, of the people and experiences that have brought us to where we are today as a cherished destination in New England,” Marty Rosenthal, General Manager for Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, told Departures. “The luxury anniversary experience is an over-the-top, celebration designed to bring families and friends together through shared adventures, pristine nature, thoughtful curation, gourmet dining experiences and exceptional service that will generate priceless memories for years to come.”

The 250th luxury anniversary package is available through the end of the year.


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