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

Inn was very nice location and good service. The room was great. I would definitely return but eat elsewhere. Restaurant food was fair and over priced. I have never been charged for ice before, never mind $2 extra!

- Kelli Robbins

I’d like to say how nice the entire staff treated us. Everyone was friendly and always wearing a smile. This was our first time at Barrows and can’t wait to return. Thanks to everyone for making our visit special.

- carlo todaro

A very nice, welcoming restaurant. Barrows has a family friendly, and a warm atmosphere. The food is excellent and the drinks were even better! Highly recommend.

- Daveo578

The visit here was part of the holiday tour of Vermont Country Inns to support the local food bank. We did not stay the night here. This inn is a sister property to the Dorset Inn. Rooms feel more modern but each room has its own feel. They have a good number of rooms and did a great job decorating for the christmas holiday!

- Ingrid Hill

Easy to miss by the road but if you watch you will find this pearl of near Green Mountain Vermont.So near of astonishing Lye Falls trail.So quiets and welcoming.Historical and such proudness of the owners to keep it beautiful.Thank you so much

- Michel Léveillé

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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Location Type: Mountains, Small Town/Village