Barrows House

Barrows House-Dorset, Vermont's Own Small Resort


Barrows House-Dorset, Vermont's Own Small Resort

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The Basics


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. 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. Try the Dirty Mill Martini at the pub!

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Restaurant On-Site

In the Know

  • 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

Stay for the Story

This historic inn dates back to the early 19th century when warm hospitality and refined elegance were celebrated. With its classic architecture and inviting atmosphere, Barrows House welcomes guests into a world of understated luxury.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy superb American cuisine at the Dorset Inn Restaurant
Try freshly baked goods and tasty treats at Dorset Bakery
Enjoy classic cuisine with a beautiful view at The Publyk House Restaurant

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit the Vermont Country Store for Vermont made goods and supplies
Bookworms will love browsing through Northshire Bookstore for new, used and rare books
Visit the American Fly Fishing Museum for a history of this unique sport

Guest Reviews

The Dorset area is our home away from home in the winter months as we love to ski Vermont. It was our first time in quite some time visiting during the summer. As always a wonderful experience! Having dinner at the Inn is a must for us when we visit. We recently brought friends with us and they were blown away by the cocktail list, delicious food and incredible...See More

- T C

Awesome ambience and great service during a recent visit in April. We had a big party and our waiter did a fantastic job. Everything on menu looked good. I ordered the surf and turf and left a happy man. Will definitely visit again if I’m in the area.

- Lamarr English

I stayed here for my best friend's wedding. She had her rehearsal dinner and after party here as well. The staff was very attentive and friendly. They helped immediately when I asked and never made me feel like a burden. The food was amazing and the bartender made some great drinks. The room itself was expensive, but it was worth the breakfast and atmosphere. I great place to splurge...See More

- Ashley Terry

Extraordinary cuisine, best clam chowder I have ever had, hmmm, loads of clams and fresh vegetables And octopus to die for, omg They deliver unique dishes, well.

- Michael Robinson

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 27

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available

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


Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

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

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Restaurant On Site, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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