The History of Barrows House

Originally, this six acre estate 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 create a farm and country inn dedicated to serving local residents, the traveling public and long term summer boarders, many of whom were writers or artists escaping the summer heat of New York City. Unfortunately,  a 1939 fire destroyed a rear wing of the building.  Renovations then included giving the entire inn an overlay of Greek revival features.  Later, some interior renovations revealed originial wall stenciling created in the inn's parlors by an itinerant artisan.  Barrows House has served as a country inn ever since offering guests a classic four season Vermont experience.

In 2012, Barrows House was purchased by the owners of the Historic Dorset Inn' Est 1796 and was completely renovated before opening in the summer of 2013.  The inn's 27 guest rooms, restaurant and tap room hav been modernized and reconfigured including a new large outdoor dining terrace and a local marble bar. The inn boasts several cottages, a swimming pool, tennis courts and beautiful gardens and grounds, as well as, the finest of accommodations and superb American cuisine.


Feedback: Dining // January 2013

"The new menu has a variety of really fun and tasty items. The Cheddar Ale Soup and Jalapeno Mixed Berry Tart are "to die for"! We'll be back to try more." - Emmava Charlottesville, VA

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