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 // November 2014

"We escaped for one night in October at Barrows House since we've booked our wedding here for next summer. The staff, in particular Justin, could not have been more accommodating. Looking forward to our wedding there even more!" - M. B. Easthampton, MA

Feedback: Lodging // November 2014

"My husband and I stayed there this weekend. It was such a beautiful, charming, relaxing place. There was nothing more that we could have asked for/wanted. Every staff member greeted us with a smile and was so welcoming and helpful. The food was amazing!!! We are already wanting to plan another w..." - JD F Rensselaer