Fees, Hotels, and Transportation


Registration does not include the hotel fee. Once you send confirmation of your registration to us, you will be sent a special code to book your room at our discounted rate (see below). Hotel cancellation is a separate process and you must do that on your own. In order to attend the conference, attendees MUST be registered at the host hotel. There are no exceptions to this policy.

  • Active: $100
  • Associate: $125
  • Emeritus: $175
  • Spouses and partners (must share room with a member): $175
  • One-day Mini-Meeting Fee: $175

How to Register

Registration does not include the hotel fee. Once you send confirmation of your registration to us, you will be sent a special code to book your room at our discounted rate (see below). The deadline to register is January 15, 2023. Hotel cancellation is a separate process and you must do that on your own. Hotels must be booked by Friday, January 27, 2023. In order to attend the conference, attendees MUST be registered at one of the host hotels. There are no exceptions to this policy.

  1. Register on the SATW website
  2. Send your confirmation email to terri.marshall60@gmail.com
  3. Book your stay at one of the hotels using the below links. Make sure you have the correct dates.
  4. Then send your confirmation to Terri.
  5. Fill out the Google Form outlining tour choices, pre/post add ons, transportation, dietary restrictions, and any additional details for our hosts. 

Equinox Golf Resort and Spa –  Eastern Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers Booking Link

$149.00 + tax (03/26 – 03/30), excluding $15 Resort fee

Call – (800) 362-4747 and reference SATW East Coast Chapter Meeting

Kimpton Taconic Hotel –  https://bit.ly/SATWEasternChapterConference

$149.00 + tax (03/26 – 03/30), excluding $15 Resort fee

Call (802) 362-0147,  press 1 for reservations. Mention room block code W27 or the SATW East Coast Chapter Meeting.

Pre and Post Conference Rates

If you want to enjoy Manchester and the surrounding area at your leisure, both hotels are offering a special $199 per night rate, excluding tax and resort fee, for both pre and post Friday and Saturday (03/24 & 03/25 + 03/31 & 04/01) contact hotel directly to take advantage of this special offer for SATW attendees.


The conference registration fee includes- meals: opening and closing receptions with heavy hors d’oeuvres, (3) breakfasts, (2) lunches, in-area transportation; complimentary Wi-Fi; and day tours. 

A one-day Mini-Meeting price is also offered to include breakfast, lunch and professional development only for Marketplace day (evening events not included).

COVID-19 Protocols

Attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative rapid or PCR test from the last 48 hours before checking in. Mask requirements and social distancing will follow local guidelines for Bennington County.

Host Hotels

Equinox Golf Resort & Spa 

There’s something special about our slice of Vermont, and you can feel it the moment you arrive at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa. For two centuries, The Equinox has served as an icon of the New England lifestyle. The elegant rooms and suites offer historic charm accented with the latest comforts. It’s the second oldest resort in the nation.

Please your palate and experience exceptional service. From the moment you walk into Chop House, you can feel the history, from the stone hearth to the bright expanded seating with original windows and village views. Relax in the spa and indoor pool. 

A warm, comfortable setting provides the backdrop for a fabulous meal, orchestrated down to the finest details by our talented chefs. The Marsh Tavern is a favorite destination for Manchester locals and hotel visitors since 1769, offering drinks and lite bites.

There are 35 Rooms at $149 per night, excluding tax and reduced resort fee of $15 per night. This fee includes complimentary self parking, electric car charging, 24-hour access to the fitness center, daily fitness classes, the heated indoor pool, hiking trails, seasonal scheduled activities, and daily tea and coffee. 

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Drawing inspiration from Vermont’s grand inns of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Kimpton Taconic Hotel meets your gaze with traditional clapboard architecture and a grand front porch that invites you to sit, breathe and set your cares free. 

The hotel boasts mountain views and pet-friendly rooms, with bikes available for rent and the signature Kimpton “social hour.” There’s also an onsite fitness center and a store with souvenirs and provisions. Rooms have yoga mats and walking sticks to explore with.

The Copper Grouse tavern serves up a diverse blend of updated yet unpretentious classics in the regional American culinary tradition. The chef sources ingredients from local farms to create a menu of familiar yet inimitable fare. 

Beverages at Copper Grouse incorporate mostly American wines, craft-brewed beers, and many local spirits, including whiskey. Cocktails are anchored in classics and are often influenced by American history or literature. 

There are 35 rooms available at $149 per night, excluding tax and a reduced resort fee of $15 per night. This fee includes valet and self-parking, access to the shuttle, upgraded WiFi, complimentary daily newspapers, and complimentary electric car charging.


By Plane

There are a number of airports near Manchester but please note that all require further transportation. 

  • Albany (ALB), New York – 62 Miles, 1 hour 
  • Burlington (BTV), Vermont  – 98 Miles, 2 hours
  • Hartford (BDL), Connecticut – 126 Miles, 2 hours
  • Boston (BOS), Massachusetts – 160 Miles, 3 hours 
  • New York (JFK), New York – 209 Miles, 4 hours 

Travelers from Boston can hop an hour long Cape Air flight into Rutland (RUT) – 30 Miles, 40 mins. Once you’re on the ground, rent a car or book a taxi.

Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted airfares, of up to 10% off for our SATW members for both domestic and international travel in 2022. SATW is also participating in the Delta SkyBonus program. Click here to view the SATW discount code and booking instructions.

By Bus or Train

Travelers on Amtrak and Greyhound can take the Vermont Translines bus from Albany into Manchester for $20 each way. The journey takes under two hours and has wheelchair accessibility, WiFi, and a bathroom on board. For Amtrak, combination tickets can be purchased with guaranteed connections from the station. This bus line also services the Burlington airport, Burlington Amtrak station, and the Albany airport.

To catch the Vermont Translines bus from the Albany Amtrak station, leave the platform and go to the lobby, out the first set of doors. Take a left and take the elevator down. One side will be parking and the other has the bus lot where your driver will be waiting for you. The bus drops off in Manchester Center and a shuttle will take you from there to your respective hotel. Note that there are two Translines buses in each direction daily, so plan accordingly.

By Car

Situated along one of ten designated byways that wind throughout the state, if you opt to drive or rent a car, you’ll discover what’s so special about Southern Vermont. The backroads are key to finding the very best views and memorable touchpoints with local history, culture, and cuisine. But for a quick drive, the major highways are also an option.

Note that there are no rental companies in Manchester, so you’ll need to pick up elsewhere. The closest car rental agency is Enterprise in Bennington, VT 30 minutes away.  They are available at national airports like Albany (ALB) and that car rentals are available at airports like Albany (ALB), Burlington (BTV), Hartford (BDL), Boston (BOS), and New York (JFK).

SATW members are eligible to take advantage of discounts on Avis & Budget Rental cars in major U.S. cities negotiated by our management company Kellen.

  • Avis Rental discount instructions, click here.
  • Budget Rental car discount instructions, click here.