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Green Mountain Falconry School

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Green Mountain Falconry School allows visitors an insight into raptor conservation, the falconers' world, and the birds that occupy it. Master falconer Rob Waite has been practicing falcony for 30 years. GMFS offers introductory handling lessons and...more
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3567 Main Street Route 7A, The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delayed post due to a move but we were able to go with our two grown kids and had the GREAT pleasure of one on one attention with the trainer as well as with Monty & Bailey! The grounds were beautiful, truly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Greg, for such a glowing review - I love the "3 E's"! We strive for the highest standards possible because we feel our hawks and guests are owed it. It is hugely appreciated, not to mention reassuring, when we hear that we have...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Yes, it is pricey, but it is something you will never forget. If you can, make this part of your trip to southern Vermont. Our adult children have seen the photos and their mouths are still open. Rob, our guide, was fantastic, patient, and quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

I think photos are often essential for friends and family of our guests to understand just what you did! And it's great that you have gone away with what sounds like an increased awareness and appreciation of these amazing birds. Thank you so much for...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

A magical experience. I didn't know much about falconry, but I had read H is for Hawk and was curious about falconry. I had very high expectations and the experience was better than I imagined. It was so fun to observe and interact with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

What a great review - thank you! You have touched upon so many points that I am eager for our guests to tune into as well as your kind comments about your experience. "H is for Hawk" is a really good way to become acquainted...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited the Green Mountain Falconry School today with my son & husband and our 3 friends. The three kids (15, 17, & 17) were the participants, and the adults the observers. We were all blown away by the experience. Rob, who runs the program, was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Great advice! Manchester has lots to do and so many choices for places to eat. We frequently find people making return trips just because they just can't fit it all in on one visit. And I'm so pleased you all had such a good time...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Fully enjoyed everything about this experience. Fascinating to learn about falconry and exciting to get to experience it first hand. Birds were spectacular and well cared for. Beautiful all around.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

It was great to meet you and your friends - I'm so pleased you enjoyed the hawks and really appreciate your taking the time to review your visit. Thank you so much! Rob

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Diane was wonderful, so knowledgeable and willing to share and teach. This experience far exceeded our expectations. Interacting with the birds and learning about falconry was a once in a lifetime experience. My teenage sons were totally captivated by this experience. We got incredible pictures...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

It's great to hear that you all had such a good time with Diane and the hawks....she does a fabulous job (not to mention the hawks!) and she loved meeting you and your family and appreciated your enthusiasm and open-mindedness to such a new experience....More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I've always been fascinated by birds of prey and was excited to be able to see them up close and personal. Rob was kind and patient, and really understood the birds and beautifully explained the relationship between the bird and the falconer. It's incredible having...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Good choice of words - I feel it is magical and I do it every day! I'm so pleased that you had a good time and that we were a part of furthering your fascination for birds of prey. Thank you for coming and for...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I was the official photographer companion with my friend who actively engaged with the falcon. However, simply accompanying her and her falconer, Diane, was an amazing experience! Educational, fun and unlike anything we'd ever done.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review and for hitting all the right notes! "Educational", "fun", "Unique" and "Memorable" are all words we really, love your choosing to describe your visit because they are what we are aiming for. Hopefully you fulfilled your role as the...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Fantastic experience all around! Rob is so knowledgeable and the definition of a people person. The birds were beautiful and surprisingly gentle. I would not consider myself a bird enthusiast, but this was a great, unique experience. We started talking in the car about when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

You're so kind - thank you! It's particularly rewarding to know that the experience was so well received despite your not having a special interest in birds. We are always amazed as to how the hawks can be appreciated in so many different ways....but perhaps...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Read H for Hawk and then visit falconer Rob for an expert and jaw- dropping lesson in falcon/hawk lore. My husband and I especially loved accompanying two gorgeous Harris hawks on a hunting excursion through the woods. This is an experience we won’t forget.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rob W, Owner at Green Mountain Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

"H is for Hawk" is definitely a great read and has helped many of our guests to understand falconry. And although I'm bias, I also agree that the walks are particularly special! To witness the hawks being hawks still leaves me feeling privileged. Thank you...More

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William O
9 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi William - prices vary throughout the season and depending how many are in your party, so please e-mail us for full details. All bookings are guaranteed private! We always suggest reserving a space well in advance... More
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Kate M
4 June 2017|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
Hi Kate, For the lesson, you will both handle, but we use one hawk and have you take it turns. This allows ample opportunity to get some great photos without juggling a hawk! When we do the Hawk Walk, we take two... More
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jrando3052
12 November 2016|
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Response from Rob W | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we have now closed for the season. We reopen May 1st., so I hope you will be able to make a return visit and include a lesson at Green Mountain Falconry School. Thanks for your interest and sorry not to meet you... More
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