Barrows House

Select Registry Member Since 2016

property image
property image
property image
property image
property image

Barrows House

Select Registry Member Since 2016

The Basics

Barrows House has the ideal combination of historic Vermont charm, and hip, sophisticated style. Built in 1805, it’s been remodeled into a modern destination resort with an award-winning restaurant and tavern, featuring a spacious outdoor patio. Our 27 guest rooms and suites are tucked within the inn and cottages spread across 16 acres of gardens and grounds. Amenities include a saltwater pool, tennis and pickle board courts, and a country breakfast at the Dorset Inn or Bakery each morning. Don’t forget to try our famous dirty dill martini, known and loved by many!

Things We Love

Barrows House

We are in the center of a historic and picture postcard-perfect Vermont village. Just steps from the Inn are a historic town green, celebrated summer stock theater, shops, art galleries, and the first golf course established in North America

Female Hiker in the woods

Outdoor activities abound, including our own tennis and pickleball courts, miles of hiking trails in the National Forest, golfing, swimming in an old marble quarry, and bicycling along miles of country lanes

Barrows wedding

We have many varied venues for weddings and other celebrations, including a charming gazebo in our gardens, and a quintessential Vermont wedding barn overlooking a pastoral valley. We are experts at creating a romantic and memorable celebration, whether for 2 or for 200

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pub, Tavern or Bar Onsite
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms

Best For

  • Culinary Experiences/Regional Cuisine
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Climb to the abandoned Gettysburg Marble Quarry with a gorgeous view of the valley
  • Watch genuine bamboo fly rods being made at the Orvis Rod Shop next to their flagship store
  • Hike an easy section of the Appalachian Trail on the Little Rock Pond trail
  • Float the famed Battenkill River in a rented inner tube raft
  • Tour a luxurious, restored Pullman Railroad Car at the Hildene Estate


Barrows House is the epitome of quintessential historic Vermont charm! We are proud to be one of the first lodging accommodations in Dorset. Today, we offer guests a place of rest and relaxation with the distinct ambiance and character from a bygone area!  In 2012, Barrows House was purchased by the owners of the Historic Dorset Inn and was completely renovated before opening in the summer of 2013. The inn's 27 guest rooms, restaurant, and tap room have been modernized and reconfigured to include a new large outdoor dining terrace and a local marble bar.

Today, Barrows House boasts several cottages, a swimming pool, tennis courts and beautiful gardens and grounds, as well as, the finest of accommodations and superb American cuisine!


Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

You're invited to enjoy fine dining at our Barrows House Restaurant, an American pub that offers a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare! Try one of our unique food pairings with craft beer. All of our menus and beverages feature Vermont's local treats and celebrate the state's farms and producers!

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

Set on six green acres, we offer you a cluster of eight buildings to choose from for your stay! Pick from one of our luxury suites, cottages with multiple guest rooms, or free-standing homes. All have various amenities like whirlpool baths, fireplaces, living rooms, and outdoor seating areas!

Accommodations: Cabins, Cottages, Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites

# of Rooms: 27

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Full ADA

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services


Minimum Stay Required: Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: Yes

Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

We offer truly unique weddings and receptions. From intimate ceremonies of 10 to extravagant affairs of 200, we are here to make your special day simple and stress-free! With our professional team of event coordinators, innkeepers, and chefs, we will make planning your wedding a breeze.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 200+

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement

Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Caterer

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

Considering a staff retreat, family reunion, or social event? Let us help make your meeting memorable at Barrows House! We offer all of the charm and coziness of a quintessential historic Vermont town coupled with exceptional service and luxurious amenities.

Meeting Types: Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Give the gift of travel this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!

Give the gift of travel this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!

Receive a $50 promotional gift certificate for every $300 spent on Select Registry Gift Certificates now through May 14, 2023
white cottage

Stay in the know with Select Registry!

Want the latest offers, news, and specials from Select Registry? Sign up for our newsletters to get inn-sider updates from our collection of distinctive properties!