I stayed in manchester this past october. drive down into arlington, only about 5 miles from manchester, and eat at a place called side street cafe. I think that's the name. anyway, I ate there for breakfast and dinner and loved it. manchester itself has all kinds of nice places to eat though. you can also stay in arlington (home to norman rockwell by the way) for much cheaper. I stayed at a house?! for $60 a night. went to the fly fishing museum, it's neat, and fished the battenkill. If you like small streams, you'll love the battenkill. brookies all day long.