The Dorset Inn

For more than 226 years, the Dorset Inn has offered traditional New England Hospitality.


For more than 226 years, the Dorset Inn has offered traditional New England Hospitality.

Dorset Exterior with trees and festive bunting
Dorset bathroom with bathtub
Dorset guestroom with couch and chair
Dorset interior of bedroom with four poster bed
Dorset patio with picnic food on set table
Dish with fish and vegetables
Dorset Dining with cheese spread

The Basics


Set on our historic village green, The Dorset Inn has offered travelers traditional New England hospitality since 1796. We are Vermont's oldest continually operating inn, priding ourselves on gracious lodging, gourmet dining, fine wines, and great spirits! Many guests return yearly for the welcoming atmosphere and quintessential Vermont charm. In the mountain valleys that surround the inn, you'll find the famed Dorset Playhouse, art galleries, shopping, skiing, hiking, wild trout streams, & more

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Concierge Services
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Hit the road on an off the beaten path drive that may include covered bridges, waterfalls, views, hiking, breweries, and more

  • Learn about wild raptors in a face to face encounter! It is a truly unique and exciting experience
  • Enjoy a lazy day tubing down the Battenkill River. Fun for all ages
  • Catch a gorgeous sunset at Merck Forest

Stay for the Story

Enveloped by the natural beauty of the Green Mountains, this b&b is a haven of tranquility. Located close to Dorset's village center, the inn offers convenient access to local boutiques, art galleries, and delightful dining experiences.

Sip & Savor

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

Try Barrows House Restaurant, an American restaurant and gastro pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare
The Southern Vermont Arts Center offers a new dining experience, curATE café
Enjoy Southern cuisine at Pearl's Place and Pantry

See & Do

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

Visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home
Bookworms will love browsing through Northshire Bookstore for new, used and rare books

Visit Merck Forest and learn about farming in Vermont on 3200 acres of sustainably mananged farmland

Guest Reviews

We had dinner at the Inn: our best experience in the region so far. Delicious ingredients, finally prepared, with simplicity and savour. Superb ambiance in the dining room, warm and cozy. Service was friendly.

- Silvin Bllt

We stayed at another location but we ate dinner at The Dorset Inn three times. The Inn itself is gorgeous, the staff is wonderful, and the food is outstanding. We also got a tour of the rooms because we loved the Inn so much and we figured we would want to be overnight guests in the future. The rooms are beautiful and charming. We are so looking forward to...See More

- Dave

If there was a way to leave a 10 star review it would get a 12 from me. Staying there for 3 days was without question the most peaceful, quiet, and serene experience in my lifetime. The atmosphere is perfect. The little details, "including my room" of interior design everywhere you look was brilliant!! When you walk through the door you immediately since the presence of home. The staff...See More

- Donald Sullivan

The Dorset Inn is your quintessential Vermont experience. We have been to the Inn many times over the past 18 years. Our last visit first weekend of April felt even better than the last ones as far as customer service and attention to detail. For example, the duvets are new, fluffy and super comfortable. The rooms at this inn are always clean and the fire always stoked (when weather...See More

- G Amy Hirsch

OK. Best Inn in the Manchester area. Bar, staff, and owner are truly special. Beautiful establishment. Take a trip there. You will have a great experience and long joyful memories!

- Peter V Esler

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 24

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Alarm Clocks

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


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

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

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

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

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties

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Location Type: Mountains, Small Town/Village