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: Dining // September 2013

"We recently enjoyed a wonderful evening of dining at the newly renovatwd Barrows House. The setting was gorgeous on a beautiful early fall evenng. The terrace was delightful and warm with the fire and the fancy heaters. Our dinners were scrumptious! The renovations are gorgeous and the whole feel ..." - H D Manchester vt

Feedback: Dining // March 2015

"We loved our visit to the Barrows House restaurant for dinner. The food, service and setting was fantastic and we would definitely be back for a visit! Highly recommend!" - Boston, MA