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 // January 2013

"What a Vermont Inn should be? Everything you've dreamed of, everything you've heard of, can be experienced at Barrows House. Cozy, yummy eats, extensive menu and down homepeople. Charming!" - Anonymous Burlington, VT

Feedback: Lodging // April 2014

"This my third stay at the Barrows House. I am always surprised and excited to watch the changes they continue to make in order to provide increasingly modern amenities while maintaining old world charm and warmth. The staff is always available, helpful and pleasant! The food is always a delight and ..." - A C New York