The History of Barrows House

This large inn complex served as the manse of the Reverend William Jackson, pastor of the Dorset Church for 46 years.  In 1900, Experience and Theresa Barrows purchased it to be a farm and country inn to serve residents, the traveling public and long term summer boarders, many of whom were writers or artists.  A 1939 fire destroyed a rear wing of the building.  Renovations included giving the entire structure an overlay of Greek revival features.  Later itnerior renovations revealed originial wall stenciling created by an itinerant artisan.

In 2012, the inn was purchased by owners of the Dorset Inn and was redecorated, modernized and reconfigured in the dining space and driveway areas.  The inn boasts several cottages, a swimming pool, tennis courts and an outside dining terrace, exceptional gardens along with fine accommodations and dining.

TESTIMONIALS

Feedback: Lodging // March 2014

"We were married on 12/31/13 and spent the week at the Barrows House for our honeymoon! GREAT Place and AMAZING People. Cant wait to come back again." - F S Queensbury NY

Feedback: Dining // October 2013

"First of all, we are so excited to be here to celebrate our 14th Wedding Anniversary in beautiful Vermont. We have been greeted and welcomed by all staff, Gary is so amazing and welcoming. We already are enjoying and loving our stay and only have been here less than two hours. What an awesome, be..." - Marcus & Kenya Neabar