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The Equinox Hotel Review: With its oldest building dating back to 1769, its no surprise that this resort is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is surrounded by the Green and Taconic mountains and includes the 900-acre Equinox Preservation Trust, where guests can cross-country ski. The 183 guest rooms and suites include accommodations in the historic inn and those in the Charles Orvis Inn, former home to the founder of the Orvis company. The Charles Orvis Inn has a boardroom, billiard room and private concierge, making it perfect for executive retreats. Restaurants include the Colonnade Dining Room for fine dining and the Dormy Grill for casual fare such as weekend lobster fests. The list of activities is seemingly endless: championship golf on the Gleneagles Golf Course, falconry, archery, fly-fishing and ice skating. Kids will find pursuits such as Junior Off Road, while more adult offerings include the Avanyu Spa.