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

As always, a wonderful dining experience at the Dorset Inn. Went for a pre-theater meal. My dining companion and I started with an excellent trout dip with house made potato chips. We then enjoyed two specials - salmon and skate wing - and wound up sharing our meals; we each loved both dishes. Service was stellar as were the drinks, especially the Sazerac. Looking forward to a return in...See More

- Rich Jurewicz

I really enjoyed my experience at the Dorset Inn. The dinner and breakfast were really nice, and the rooms were very comfortable. The fireplace was a nice touch. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I lost a small item with sentimental value in my room, and they very kindly mailed it back to me.

- Noah Snavely

We were here visiting the inn as part of the Vermont Country Inns Holiday Tour to support the local food bank. We did not stay over but did have a chance to walk through the inn including some of the guest rooms. This is a sister property to the Barrows Inn just up the road. The holiday decor was very pretty and snacks welcomed the tour visitors. Many rooms...See More

- Ingrid Hill

I want to thank the hostess at The Dorset Inn who made our visit on January 25 this year very special. It was so nice to be recognized for our 15 plus years visiting this lovely Inn.It’s warm comfortable and relaxing . Love the atmosphere. We have introduced several friends to this special place and look forward to next year.

- Joanne Egan

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